AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna See NIGHTCRAWLER Early And For Free?

That answer should be a big 'ol yes.Los Angeles denizen Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and -- armed with a camcorder and police scanner -- begins... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of Twitch and I'm... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the... More »
  

NYC Happenings: Two Must-See Films At Japan Society

If you're even just a little familiar with the music of John Zorn, the films he's curated for his monthly series, The Dark Side Of The Sun, at Japan Society, shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Alternately bold... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Shia LaBeouf

This week, David Ayer's World War II tank film Fury premieres. And while it is oh-so-tempting to dedicate this week's quiz to one of the two Brads in the film, I decided to go with Shia LaBeouf instead. We'll have... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Pink Eiga Brings Back DVD Releases With PRISON GIRL And MILK THE MAID

After three years of distributing Pinku titles solely on VOD, Pink Eiga is bringing back the DVD! What may seem to be a silly venture to take up again is, in reality, a response to their fans and the numerous requests... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Asami

This week, Mitsutake Kurando's Gun Woman was shown at the Sitges festival, part of its worldwide tour since its world premier in Yubari (where our own James Marsh saw and reviewed it). The undisputed centerpiece, title character and star of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Magnet and XYZ Partner To Unleash The Evil Of XX On The World

What's better than badass women making badass horror films? Are you ready for a new point of view? Magnet and XYZ Films are going to blast the doors off of the anthology horror vehicle with XX! Magnet is fully financing and... More »
  

What Is THE STATUE WHISPERS DEATH? Watch The Intriguing Teaser ...

While we can't say for sure what, exactly, The Statue Whispers Death actually is, this new thirty second teaser leaves us hungry to find out more. But here's what we do know: It's obviously got a heavy influence from classic... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD On SyFy, Deep-Fried Zombie Movie-Making

Deep in the Bible Belt of 'Merica is the small town of Jasper, Alabama. As the opening monologue for SyFy's new reality show Town of the Living Dead explains, Jasper is your typical American small town. Everyone supports small businesses. Everyone goes... More »
  

A Few Words With ABCs OF DEATH 2 Director Ohata Hajime

With horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 now available on VODwe've had the chance to fire a few questions by Henge director Ohata Hajime about his entry, O Is For Ochlocracy. Read on!The idea of putting a person on... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The New Trailer For Onur Tukel's SUMMER OF BLOOD

Imiagine, if you will, a hipster vampire comedy as directed by Woody Allen. What you're imagining right now is likely not particularly unlike what writer-director Onur Tukel has created with his Tribeca hit Summer Of Blood.Writer/director Onur Tukel turns in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Check Out An Exclusive Still From THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 And Join Tonight's Live Twitter #DeathParty

Horror anthology The ABCs Of Death 2 got off to a rousing start at Fantastic Fest and with the film hitting VOD in the US today there are exclusive stills from the various shorts popping up all over the interwebs.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Melt Your Brain With Animated Short LESLEY THE PONY HAS AN A+ DAY

Depending on your relative state of mind you are soon to be blessing or cursing independent animator Christian Larrave for his short film Lesley The Pony Has An A+ Day. Very odd stuff, this, and very, very fun ... take... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

Our Facebook Quiz Will Shortly Have Its 350th Film Guessed!

Way back when Twitch had its own separate forum, the most-trafficked topic used to be the screenshot quiz. The rules were simple: someone would post a screenshot, for all other people to guess which film it was from. And the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: DWARVES KINGDOM, A Surprisingly Balanced Exploration Of The World's Strangest Theme Park

I had never heard of the Kingdom of the Little People in Kunming, China before seeing Matthew Salton's documentary, Dwarves Kingdom. I'm hardly surprised that it exists, however. In this world of fake triple-breasted women, Crispin Hellion Glover films with casts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: NORWAY, A Delightfully Odd Vampire Tale From Greece

If you're craving electronic music, handmade sets and 80s cinema homages aplenty with your basic vampire lore, then Yannis Veslemes' debut feature Norway is one to keep an eye on. By no means a cult classic, the film is wonderfully... More »
  

DVD Review: Ruggero Deodato's THE WASHING MACHINE

(Dirty people apparently do not become any cleaner in a washing machine...) When you mention the name Ruggero Deodato, the first title which pops into mind will be the unbelievably infamous Cannibal Holocaust, and some aficionados might also mention The... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
 
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