Tag "horror"

Fresh Scares In Second Trailer For Vietnam's CHUNG CU

With its release edging closer a second full trailer has been released for Vietnamese horror tale Chung Cu. This new effort is clearly intended to be a more story oriented effort, which means a good deal more dialogue in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Latin Beat: Trailer For Peruvian Horror LA ENTITAD, Plus Top 10 Highest-Grossing Mexican Movies

This week we hear from our correspondents in Mexico and Peru. First, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano follows up on a previous report on Peruvian horror movie La Entitad with a trailer that gives a much better idea of what the filmmakers... More »
  

Watch Horror Comedy Short BUNDLE OF NERVES

For two small town cops who tackle paranormal activities on an everyday basis, it's the looming threat of fatherhood that really gets their stomachs in knotted. That's the basic setup for Ryan Spindell's short film Bundle Of Nerves. Spindell, director... More »
  

Cineteca Nacional's Masacre En Xoco Reveals 2014 Lineup

UPDATED WITH FULL SCHEDULE The massacre of Xoco is about to begin again at Cineteca Nacional! As usual, curators José Luis Ortega and Mauricio Matamoros Durán have put together a fine selection of horror films for Masacre en Xoco, Mexico City's annual... More »
  

Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shot Entirely On An iPhone, Check Out The Trailer For Indie Horror JENNIFER HELP US

Whenever I come across a project like indie horror Jennifer Help Us from writer / director Juan Ortiz I am reminded of an interview I read once with U2 guitar player The Edge. The interviewer asked about what sort of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Descend Into Horror With Trailer For Aja Produced THE PYRAMID

A long time collaborator with Alexandre Aja - for whom he wrote Haute Tension, The Hills Have Eyes and Mirrors while also producing Piranha 3D - Gregory Levasseur steps into the director's chair for his feature debut The Pyramid, with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Brazil's Urban Legends Come To Life With THE FOSTERING (O DIABO MORA AQUI)

We first came across Brazilian directing duo Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini in these parts when the talented pair submitted their short M Is For Mailbox as part of the ABCs Of Death 2 26th director contest. And now there... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: LATE PHASES Aims To Be More Than A Werewolf Movie

A friend of mine is fond of applying the phrase "a wolf in sheep's clothing" to genre films. The theory goes that a good genre flick should have a tried and true "A" genre suit of sheep's clothing, and a... More »
  

Fabulous Full Trailer For Vietnamese Horror CHUNG CU

Back when the first teaser for Van M Pham's Chung Cu arrived in October we commented on how the director had managed what felt like a sort of throwback to the wave of top tier Asian horror that included Ringu,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

VIOLATOR: Watch The Trailer For Cinema One Winning Horror Film

The ecosystem of Filipino film festivals can be a confusing one to outside eyes. For unlike pretty much everywhere else in the world - where festivals may commission the occasional work but overwhelmingly show films independently produced outside of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch A Mitt Full Of TV Spots For Yamazaki's Live Action PARASYTE

Fresh from its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival - where our own Christopher O'Keeffe saw and reviewed it - a quartet of TV spots for Japanese VFX wizard Yamazaki Takashi's live action adaptation of popular manga Parasyte... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE HORSEMAN Director Takes A Visit To The BLOODLANDS

Things have been quiet since 2009 for Australian writer-director Steven Kasrissios. It was back in 2008 that his gritty, intense debut The Horseman turned heads around the world and though he's been hard at work developing other concepts since none... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Turkish Horror Helmer Steps Into English Language With First MAGI Teaser

Prolific Turkish horror director Hasan Karacadag has been a familiar face in these parts since bursting on the scene with D@bbe in 2006. And with a handful of titles under his belt since then, Karacadag is making the step into... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sigmund Freud Treats The Undead In Austrian Comedy THE VAMPIRE ON THE COUCH

Austrian film, it should be noted, is not particularly known for having a sense of humor. And so you will be forgiven if you cringe a little inside at the idea of an Austrian romantic comedy about a depressed vampire... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Gorgeous New Poster Art For Benni Diez's Horror Comedy STUNG

We've been keeping an eye on the progress of Benni Diez's upcoming horror comedy Stung right from the beginning here at Twitch [And, full disclosure, that's been an easy thing to do given that I'm a credited exec producer on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: ATROCIOUS, Lex Ortega's First Feature Film

Young Mexican horror filmmaker Lex Ortega has made a name for himself within the festival circuit, with several gory short films such as T is for Tamales and Mother's Blessing. He's also a recognized sound designer, and has worked for... More »
  

Nicolas Winding Refn's Next Is Horror Picture THE NEON DEMON

It's amazing, really, that it's taken this long for Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn - a man who has gone on record repeatedly naming The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as the greatest film ever made - to direct a horror film.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE ABCS OF DEATH 2, Delightfully Weird And Wonderful

It is common knowledge that sequels rarely, if ever, either improve upon or best their original. Which makes the latest addition to the short horror film anthology The ABC's of Death 2 a truly rare, if not totally unexpected, surprise.... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Watch Brian Lonano's WELCOME TO DIGNITY PASTURES

Originally created as part of the director search for The ABCs Of Death 2, Twitch fave Brian Lonano has taken his latest creation on a whirlwind tour of international film festivals and now that it's all settled back at home... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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