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Kudo Kankuro Rocks Out In Hell But Is TOO YOUNG TO DIE!

Writer-director-actor Kudo Kankuro is an enormous favorite here at Twitch, the prodigious talent delivering a seemingly non stop string of high end oddity throughout his career. As a writer he's delivered the screenplays for cult hits Go, Ping Pong, Zebraman... More »
By Todd Brown   

Australian Release Of THE EDITOR Boasts Some Juicy Exclusives

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive... More »
By James Marsh   

Kevin Bacon WILL Return To TREMORS Franchise In TV Drama

Rumors and wishes upon stars have been whirling around for a while now but today The Wrap and other trade outlets are reporting that Kevin Bacon is returning to the Tremors franchise. He will indeed reprise his role as Valentine... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Crowdfund This! SYLVIO, A Guerrilla Gorilla Feature (With Hand Puppets!)

When the six-second looping video app Vine came on the digital scene a few years ago, most of us went bananas for the thing. At least for a minute or two. While I never gained any creative ground with it... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Ithaca 2015 Review: LAKE NOWHERE Treads Nostalgic Waters

I recently attended the fourth annual Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, and was privileged to see many strange, art house, and offbeat films, one of which was Lake Nowhere, a made-in-New York homage to B-grade (some might list a lower... More »

Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Crowdfund This! Stewart Buck's A WORLD WAR II FAIRYTALE Dives Into What Michael Mann's THE KEEP Could Have Been

Whenever a certain sort of film geek gets together to discuss the great cinematic what-if's - what could have happened if only director x was given free reign to do what he wanted with film y - there are certain... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE LURE Trailer Delivers Mermaids And Strippers In 1980s Warsaw

Well, now. If director Agnieszka Smoczyńska is to be believed it would appear that things in 1980s Warsaw were a fair bit more colorful and a whole lot stranger than we might have expected looking in from the outside.Smoczyńska's feature... More »
By Todd Brown   

A Second Bizarre Teaser For THE MUSK Heads Off To See The Wizard ...

We've seen a pair of teasers for George Nevada's upcoming indie-slasher The Musk and, frankly, I'm not convinced we've seen a single shot from the actual film itself. But, hey, when you're making a movie about a scarecrow clad killer,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Who Is The Prey In This Trailer For Argentinian Horror Thriller PRESAGIO (OMEN)?

When I was down at the Morbido Film Festival a young filmmaker from Argentina, Matias Salinas, was hell bent on meeting me. Not because I was me (Derrr!) but because of us, TwitchFilm. He wanted us to be the first... More »
By Andrew Mack   

The Director Of THALE Delivers Fish Guns, Dead Cats And Special Cheese In MADE IN MOSJOEN

Norwegian director Aleksander Nordaas made waves around the world a couple years back with his low budget creature feature Thale and he's certainly looking likely to arch an eyebrow or two with his new webseries Made In Mosjoen.Nordaas has released... More »
By Todd Brown   

Morbido 2015: Award Winners And Final Thoughts

I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Giveaway: Win A Blu-ray Of Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE From XLrator Media

XLrator Media will be releasing Sono Sion's hip hop musical crazy fest, Tokyo Tribe, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. TwitchFilm has two Blu-rays to give to lucky readers in the U.S.In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Giveaway: Win A DVD And Signed Poster From Jason Trost's HOW TO SAVE US

Jason Trost's How To Save Us has been out on DVD and Blu-ray for a couple weeks now. If you haven't picked up a copy yet we can save you the trouble by giving you a copy on DVD. And... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hey, Toronto! Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Cult Classic MIRACLE MILE On The Big Screen With Director Steve De Jarnatt In Person!

Hey, Toronto! Here's a chance for something odd and unique coming your way from the Neon Dreams Cinema Club. On November 12th - that'd be tomorrow - Neon Dreams will be hosting an ultra rare screen of the apocalyptic Miracle... More »
By Todd Brown   

You Want Exclusive Stills From THE WORLD OF KANAKO? We Got Them Right Here!

Our good friends at Drafthouse Films have hooked us up with a bevy of stills from The World of Kanako. the latest from Confessions director Nakashima Tetsuya. Drafthouse will release the film in cinemas and on VOD on December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller... More »
By Andrew Mack   

CALAMARI WRESTLER Director Returns With Japanese Superhero Spoof OUTERMAN!

While we should probably wait to see the film before declaring any sort of comeback, we do at least feel comfortable delivering a healthy "Hello, stranger," to director Kawasaki Minoru who returns to the big screen this year with superhero... More »
By Todd Brown   

Arrow Video's Feb 2016 Slate Looks Glorious: Miike, Grier, Kosugi, Bava, American Horror And More

Arrow Video has unveiled their amazing February 2016 slate, and TwitchFilm HQ is salivating over the amazing collection of releases coming to both sides of the Atlantic.Since Arrow Video opened up shop in the U.S., they've increased the number of... More »
By J Hurtado   

Something Weird-Ass This Way Comes In The Trailer For Brazilian Horror CABRITO

If you happen to be looking at the photo up above right now and thinking to yourself, "Wow, it looks like that guy has a lot of meat on his face," then let me assure you of something. You're not... More »
By Todd Brown   

Raven Banner Joins THE HEXECUTIONERS' Ranks Of Death Doulas

Word from our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment is that they have picked up the World sales rights for Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror flick The Hexecutioners. Raven Banner lands cult thriller "THE HEXECUTIONER'S"Toronto, Canada - Raven Banner Entertainment has picked... More »
By Andrew Mack   
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