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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   
  

BLACK MOUNTAIN SIDE: Available Now In Its Native Canada, Watch The New Trailer

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are releasing Nick Szostakiwskyj's Canadian horror flick Black Mountain Side this week. We have a new trailer and the release cover art to share with you. "Canada's remote wilderness becomes a chilly catalyst for... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GIVEAWAY: Canada, Win One Of Five iTunes Codes For AMERICAN HERO

Eh, Canada, Nick Love’s twisted superhero flick American Hero is now available on iTunes on our side of the 49th. TwitchFilm has five download codes for five lucky Canadian readers. AMERICAN HERO stars Stephen Dorff as Melvin, a reluctant hero... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LA Happenings: RAW Film Festival Gets Fresh With Shorts

From late night restaurants to bookstores and galleries hidden within parks, train stations and other public spaces, Pop-up culture seems to be both a remedy for and proponent of our digital age. It would only be a matter of time... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Full BUPPHA RATREE: HAUNTING IN JAPAN Trailer Strikes A Darker - And Weirder - Pose.

You can never quite be sure what you're going to get from a Yuthlert Sippapak film - the fiercely talented and independently minded director constantly bouncing off in new directions from project to project and, indeed, often within the same... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

APOCALYPSIS (THEOSIS): Watch The Trailer For Eric Leiser's LAtest Stop Motion Oddity

Independent animator Eric Leiser has turned up in these pages a handful of times over the years, delighting fans of experimental animation with his fiercely independent work. Leiser's films blend live action photography and stop motion techniques in a way... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CLOWN: Horror Flick From COP CAR's Jon Watt In Cinemas This June

The Eli Roth-produced horror flick Clown is coming to U.S. cinemas and on demand at Starz Digital on June 17. Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Prepare Yourself For ROB GOOSSENS: LOW-BUDGET STUNTMAN

Earlier today, Dutch directors Steffen Haars and Flip van der Kuil announced they are currently working on two new films, one of which they will start shooting this May already: Rob Goossens: Low-budget Stuntman. Steffen and Flip became international stars... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Stranger With My Face 2016: Festival Announces New Mentoring Initiative THE ATTIC LAB

Tremendous things happen in the world of fantastic/genre cinema. Not only do the weird and wonderful, the frightening and inspiring, and the sick and depraved co-exist but I do not believe that any other film genre (grouping all of this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

NSFW: Bulimia, Body Image And Brilliance In Japanese Animated Short SUMMER'S PUKE IS WINTER'S DELIGHT

Back in 2014, Twitch featured an animated short film entitled Ketsujiru Juke (Anal Juke - Anal Juice) from a young Japanese animator named Kabuki Sawako. The film was decorated for its "Artistic Contribution" at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Trailer: Boyapati Sreenu's SARRAINODU Makes Slo-Mo Violence Look Fun

No one in India makes crazier, more violent movies than Tollywood director Boyapati Sreenu. He burst onto the scene in 2010 with the ultraviolent multigenerational masala film Simha starring Balakrishna that features what is inarguably the greatest onscreen decapitation of... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

WTF Is This? Turkey Goes Bollywood In BIR BABA HINDU

In my years following the cinema of India, from big budget blockbusters to no-budget crapfests, I've seen some weird shit. However, nothing from India has come close to preparing me for the mind-bending collision that is Turkey's Bollywood-style musical comedy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

NYC Happenings: THE FINAL GIRLS Kill At Midnight!

Todd Strauss-Schulson's The Final Girls was a big hit outta SXSW 2015, where it quickly garnered praise as both a glowing love letter to and hardcore deconstruction of 80s slashers. The flick kept building momentum along the festival circuit throughout... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch Now: THEY'RE CLOSING IN Will Creep You Out

Really cool short horror films are finding their way not just through the festival circuit, but lately, they're also finding homes online via web shows like FEAR HAUS and Crypt.TV. It's no wonder that with all the need for constant... More »
  

Cannes And Fantasia's Frontières Join Forces Again. For Good, Possibly Evil

Our friends at the Frontières Int'l Co-production Market have just come off of a successful Spring market in Brussels and the good news just keeps on coming. Variety reported this morning that the Co-production market that started at the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Trailer For Japanese Indie Cyberpunk Thriller COLONEL PANICS

Though the upcoming Colonel Panics may be the directorial debut of Korean filmmaker Cho Jinseok there is an array of talent behind the cyberpunk thriller - that talent overwhelmingly from Japan, oddly enough - sure to attract the attention of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS: AMSTERDAM GOTHIC Strikes First Co-Production Deal Of The Market

As the Frontières Co-Production Market, Brussels Edition, wraps up tonight in Brussels the first co-production deal has been announced. Chris W. Mitchell, writer of Frankenstein's Army and the upcoming horror flick The Windmill Massacre, had a new project at the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE FORTRESS: Universal Picks Up New Project From GOODNIGHT MOMMY Duo

THR is reporting that Universal have picked up The Fortress, a pitch from the Goodnight Mommy duo, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz.    Plot particulars are being kept under wraps but the report says that, "the story centers on a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowd Fund This! Puppets to Take on Necrophilia in Key West Need Your Help!

In one of the more bizarre pieces of film news I've seen lately, there's word of a Kickstarter floating around that aims to take on a mad scientist/necrophiliac true story --- by way of puppets. Award-winning filmmaker Ronni Thomas has enlisted... More »
  

Now On Blu-Ray: THE SINFUL DWARF Is Even Sleazier In 1080P

It was almost seven years ago that Severin Films reintroduced the cult film fans of the world to the truly disgusting oddity that is The Sinful Dwarf. This tale of a dwarf who kidnaps and imprisons nubile young women to... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  
 
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