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Fantaspoa 2016 Interview: Brian Trenchard-Smith On TURKEY SHOOT And DEAD END DRIVE-IN

Fantaspoa’s tradition of paying homage to living legends of genre cinema, such as Lloyd Kaufman, Richard Stanley and Fabio Frizzi, continues in 2016 with a mini retrospective dedicated to fearless filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith, key figure of the so-called Ozploitation subgenre.... More »
  

DÉDALO: Watch The Portuguese Sci-Fi Short, A Love Letter To 1979

Now that Jerónimo Rocha's sci-fi horror short film Dédalo has completed it's festival run (30 international festivals all over the world and broadcasted on national television on 3 different channels) it is time to share it with the masses. My... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

PLASTICO: Watch The Hypnotic Trailer For Ricardo Soto's Dark Drama

Clocking in at just 62 minutes Ricardo Soto's Plastico is one of those in-between films that often struggle to find a home as it's not quite long enough to be considered a true feature while being far too long to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Now On DVD/VOD: SCHERZO DIABOLICO, Deviously Disturbing Horror Thrills

An initially intriguing thriller setup leads to something quite honestly disturbing in Adrián García Bogliano's Scherzo Diabolico, now available to watch via various Video On Demand platforms (and on DVD, too!). Opening with helicopter-style overhead shots, following a car as... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

BLACK CIRCLE: Adrian Garcia Bogliano Takes His Horror To Sweden With Christina Lindberg

With his latest, deviously disturbing horror film, Scherzo Diabolico, now infecting VOD platforms everywhere, writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano is plotting his next move. And it's taking him to Sweden. Christina Lindberg -- yes, that Christina Lindberg, the one who memorably... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Adrián García Bogliano Talks SCHERZO DIABOLICO

After directing Late Phases, his English-language debut film, Adrián García Bogliano returned to Mexico to work again with Here Comes the Devil’s Francisco Barreiro. The result was Scherzo Diabolico, in which Barreiro portraits a middle aged man who -- while waiting... More »
  

Now On Blu-ray: Pablo Larraín's THE CLUB, Stomach-Churning Drama By The Sea

A suffocating drama, Pablo Larraín's The Club (El Club) feels like an painful attack by a swarm of mosquitoes. It's not, by the way, to be mistaken for Pablo Trapero's film titled El Clan,/b>, which also came out last year.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: RIO, I LOVE YOU, A Pretty But Unsatisfying Travel Package

Film franchises aren’t just for the multiplexes anymore, or for movies featuring the likes of Batman, Superman, and the Fast and the Furious road racing crew. The arthouse has them too, and one of the highest-profile ones is the “Cities... More »
  

Review: WE ARE THE FLESH, Lucifer Rising

The budding filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter, a 26-year old from Mexico, emerged with his feature debut at International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year, finished only a couple of days before landing in Netherlands. It wasn't his first visit to... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

WE ARE THE FLESH Interview: Emiliano Rocha Minter Discusses His Corporeal And Twisted Debut

Budding Mexican filmmaker Emiliano Rocha Minter shot a bit twisted, albeit daringly corporeal, feature debut We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la Carne) at the age of 26. Minter showed a promise in his shorts efforts, a promised that did not... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

XLrator Media Picks Up Isaac Ezban's THE SIMILARS For U.S.

Isaac Ezban's love letter to sci-fi films and television shows influenced by the post-war and cold-war eras, The Similars, has been picked up by XLrator Media for U.S. distribution. On the rainy night of October 2, 1968, eight characters waiting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

First SCHERZO DIABOLICO Trailer: The Accountant Strikes Back

The latest horror outing from director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil, Late Phases, Cold Sweat and Penumbra) will soon be haunting the U.S. and the first trailer has been released. Set for release on May 3 via a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Interview: Brazilian Filmmaker Gabriel Mascaro Discusses His Work

The Brazilian artist Gabriel Mascaro, having one leg in the visual arts and the other in cinema, already has several notable works under his belt, and Film Society of Lincoln Center is celebrating him as arising international auteur by organizing... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Exclusive: RIO, I LOVE YOU App - What, Or Who, Do You Love?

As we swing into the weekend, it's a good time for fun, films, and film apps. Rio, I Love You is "the third in the 'Cities of Love' trilogy," per official verbiage, "following Paris, Je T'Aime and New York, I... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: Gabriel Mascaro's NEON BULL Mingles Naturalism And Sensuality In Brazil

Brazilian helmer Gabriel Mascaro is a keen observer of human behaviors. With his documentary work, such as Housemaids, High-rise, he demonstrated his anthropological tendencies and lent sharp insights into complex Brazilian society while being playful and adventurous with the cinema... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Stellar Trailer For Action Comedy COMPADRES Delivers The Good, The Bad, And The Gringo

Director Enrique Begne tweaks up the tried and true buddy cop / odd couple formula for his upcoming action comedy Compadres and judging by the just released trailer he's done such a good job of it that he could have... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Unearthed Films Picks Up Giallo Flick FRANCESCA For North America

Unearthed Films has picked up the U.S. rights for the Argentinian Giallo film Francesca. The indie distributor has a history of picking up extreme horror films and also distributes horror books and metal music as well.  A quick scanover of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DOWNHILL: Slick First Poster For Chilean Horror Flick

Chilean director Patricio Valladares is preparing to present his latest horror flick, Downhill, at Le Marché du Film at Cannes this year. He asked Twitchfilm to share with you the first poster for his flick. After his best friend dies... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

CROSSING POINT: Watch The Exclusive And Explosive Trailer

True story. In my final year of high school I went on a missions trip during spring break to Tijuana, Mexico. We went into the burroughs and we built a house for a family in need. You know. the good... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive Clip: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, "Now He Will Cure Us All!"

After a successful festival run last year, Embrace of the Serpent opened in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Our own Patrick Holzapfel wrote in part: "It is one of those films that rarely gets made,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
 
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