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   
  

Watch The Complete WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE For Free Now!

Fresh from its premiere at Fantastic Fest the complete run of Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic web series Wastelander Panda: Exile is now available online for free viewing worldwide! Here's how I pitched the series in my Fantastic Fest program notes: The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: WASTELANDER PANDA: EXILE Takes Its Anthropomorphic Oddity Very Seriously

Victoria Cocks' post-apocalyptic saga of an anthropomorphic panda trekking across a great barren wasteland in search of redemption is remarkably restrained in its treatment of this absurd concept. Wastelander Panda: Exile's greatest asset is, without a doubt, its commitment to world... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Win A Copy Of Grady Hendrix's HORRORSTOR!

Ladies and gentlemen, if you're not yet familiar with the peculiar force of nature known as Grady Hendrix then prepare yourself. The co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival, the man behind the stellar Kaiju Shakedown blog - which... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: FELT, Healing Through Art Gets Extremely Human

There comes a moment early in Toad Road director Jason Banker's Felt which beautifully sets the tone for what is to unfold over the next 70 or so minutes of his second narrative feature: After partying with a few young... More »
  

TUSK: A Little Dinner Conversation In A Clip From Kevin Smith's Latest

Kevin Smith's Tusk opened nation-wide in the U.S. yesterday. We have a clip to share with you. In the clip Wallace (Justin Long) and Howard (Michael Parks) are sitting down to have a meal. Well, Wallace it turns out does not... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: Take A Look At This Shameless Edition Of THE WASHING MACHINE

(It's... The Case of the Yellow Case!) UK-based distributor Shameless is known for releasing films which tend to be known as "guilty pleasures", films with an above-decent amount of nudity and/or violence. And instead of hiding the sleaze-factor, Shameless often... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: A Video From Those Guys From The Temple Of Our Celestial Messiah

As Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead prepare to screen their films Spring and their segment in V/H/S Viral at Fantastic Fest, a video from their friends at The Temple of our Celestial Messiah has fallen in our laps. The UFO cult... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: ABCs OF DEATH 2 Is A Superior Sequel

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... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD Is Batshit Crazy

For those of you that want one sentence, consider this movie splattastic! Of course Dead Snow (2009) itself freaking rocked. It started with a hoary cliche. A group of horny young adults on a remote weekend retreat but it reintroduced... More »
  

Udo Kier Joins Jury For Viewster Online Film Fest #3

If you submitted your film to the third annual Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF), then watch out! Cult film icon Udo Kier is going to judge you! The third annual festival began last Friday and will continue through September 25. This year's... More »
  

The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, Joins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Matt Smith, who rose to fame as the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, is joining the cast of Burr Steers' adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to  The Hollywood Reporter. He joins a cast already filled with Lily James (Downtown Abby),... More »
  

Interview: THE BATTERY's Jeremy Gardner And Adam Cronheim Talk Zombies, Indie Filmmaking Challenges, And Brawling With WALKING DEAD's Rick Grimes

Have you seen The Battery yet? Surely you've heard of it. It's that one anti-zombie zombie movie everyone's talking about on the Information Superhighway (fancy way of saying "Internet."). No hyperbole here -- it's the coolest and most unconventional... More »
  

The First Teaser For Shankar's I Will Be The Most Spectacular 64 Seconds Of Your Day

This is even more amazing than I could have imagined.On Friday we brought you the first few glimpses of Shankar's I through a couple of posters and a motion poster, today we get the real thing. At an event in... More »
By J Hurtado   
  
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