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EMPYREAN: Watch This Intensely Beautiful Trailer For The Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean has booked its first festival date at the Calgary International Film Festival and to celebrate we have the first trailer to share with you. The premiere screening will be a homecoming for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: FRANKENSTEIN, ROAD GAMES, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, And More

Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: BAIT, SOME KIND OF HATE, CONTRACTED: PHASE II And More

Film4 FrightFest has finally achieved the greatest accolade that can ever be conferred on a genre festival: it was picketed by politely determined Christian fundamentalists, concerned for the souls of all who entered the VUE, Leicester Square.. Here are some... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: CHERRY TREE, THE UNFOLDING, NEVER LET GO, And More

So here we go again. FrightFest 2015 will present 76 features (and sundry shorts and special events) spread over six screens in four and a half days. It's the very best - and some of the worst - that (mostly... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »
  

Review: NO ESCAPE Shows Us The Asia That Americans Should Be Afraid Of

Asia is terrifying. With its obscure languages, stifling humidity, tropical foliage, peculiar deities, dubious military regimes, weird food and proximity to historically hazardous war zones, American citizens would be insane to go near any part of it. The only Westerners... More »
By James Marsh   
  

O-TOWN: Watch The Teaser For Nigerian Gangster Film

We first came across Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi last year with his feature film Ojuju. A low budget zombie tale set in the shanty towns of his native land, Ojuju bucked the odds to pick up awards at home... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MSG 2 Theatrical Trailer Will Make You Question Your Sanity

While watching Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's autobiographical first film, MSG: The Messenger, my 10-year-old son made what is the most concise and cogent statement about this work of complete nonsense that I have seen thus far. He... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD Trailer Features More Discreet People-Eating

They're really big! And they eat people! The second (and concluding) installment of the big-screen adaptation, Attack on Titan: End of the World looks suitably apocalyptic. Installment #1 ate up the box office in Japan earlier this month, and now part... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: TURBO KID, Made With The Right Kind Of Secret Ingredient

(Gory equals glory with lots of guts!) Saying Turbo Kid is Mad Max on BMX-bikes may be a quick description, and not exactly misleading, but it's also selling the film a bit short. For starters it fails to show Turbo... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Reveals A World Of Weird With Second Wave

Any genre fan attending Fantastic Fest 2015 is going to lose their collective minds. The international madness (in addition to the first wave I reported on last month) that is going to descend upon Austin is jaw dropping.  Opening night... More »
  

Peruvian Horror: Second Teaser For PERVERSOS And First Trailer For CEMENTERIO GENERAL 2

This week saw the release of two trailers for horror movies, probably the most popular genre in Peruvian films. First up, director Diego Mezarina shares more material from his upcoming extreme horror gorefest Perversos. In this short teaser, the focus... More »
  

Forgotten Animated Classic BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Restored For Re-Release

Though many will likely never have heard of 1973 Japanese animated feature Belladonna Of Sadness this long overlooked classic is about to come back into the spotlight thanks to a gorgeous 4k digital restoration and planned re-release from CineLicious, SpectreVision... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Opening This Week: Watch Trailers For Docos AVENIDA LARCO And DAUGHTER OF THE LAKE

Here in Peru, documentaries are rare in our theatres; Peruvian docos, even more so. The fact that two of them are getting released this week is quite an event. Read more about them -- and watch the trailers -- below.... More »
  

Review: SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY Puts The Fun In Funny

Peter Bogdanovich's screwball sensibilities thankfully do not get the better of him in the absurd and kinetic She's Funny That Way. The film follows the various dramas, loves and lusts of the players of a theater production in New... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: ELFEN LIED Bares Bodies And Souls

(... and often also the insides of both...) British distributor 101 Films seems to own exactly two anime licenses, and it released one of those a few weeks ago on Blu-ray, in a beautiful shiny steelbook (seen here). I'm... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

ORIGIN: Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller Gets A Rather Great First Trailer

Even without knowing what the movie's about, the first trailer for Origin (Bieffekterna) looks and sounds rather great. As an electronic beat burbles and babbles, a scientist begins by asking, "What does it mean to be human?" It turns out that... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE MUSK: First Teaser For US/Italy Slasher Gets The Music Right

The first teaser for The Musk dresses it up as a sci-fi picture from the 1950s, and adorns it with lovely, atmospheric synthesizer music, which may be the best way to sell a slasher movie about a mutant killer who... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR: Watch Amazing Puppetry Skills In Exclusive Clip

A documentary about an artist colony in New Delhi is coming to online platforms tomorrow thanks to distributor Bond 360 Films. Twitch has been given an exclusive clip to share with you from the film. Witness some crazy good puppetry... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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