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Fantasia 2015 Review: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Where Death Smells Like Watermelon!

It was not looking good my friends. A couple of us just got out of our last screening for the day at Fantasia and were about to hoof it down to a local comedy club for the first ever international... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières 2015: Works-In-Progress Features Werefrogs, Crabs, The Apocalypse And A Woman In A Shower

The Works-In-Progress series at Frontières is always a good time because these are the films that are coming down the pipe in the not too distant future. These are the films to keep an eye out for in the coming year... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: THE NINJA WAR OF TORAGAKE, Not What You Expect From Nishimura

Torakage is a retired ninja. Out of the profession for six years now he lives with his wife, also a former ninja, and son. He is forced back into action when two warring ninja clans are looking for a buried... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières 2015: Raven Banner Enters The Ring With Gigi Saul Gurrero's EL GIGANTE

Well. That was quick. Gigi Saul Gerrero and her team from Luchagore Productiongs only made their pitch at the Frontières International Co-Production Market yesterday morning here at Fantasia. They have agreed to work with Raven Banner Entertainment on her feature film,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: DISTRICT 9 Writer Teri Tatchell Will Adapt Novel

Good news out of South Africa yesterday. Variety reported that South African author Charlie Human's urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now will adapted to film by District 9 and Chappie writer Teri Tatchell. "South Africa has always pushed through the usual limits... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY: RLJ Entertainment Finds U.S. Rights In Their Stockings

We are a couple days away from the sold out World Premiere of the Canadian horror flick A Christmas Horror Story at the Fantasia Int'l Film Festival on July 20th. Word was just delivered by magic reindeer that the U.S. rights... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: Check Out This Epic New Poster

I cannot begin to tell you all how excited I am to finally catch Turbo Kid's homecoming screening at Fantasia next Thursday, July 23rd I even declined an invited to a press screening earlier that day so I can experience... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLOOD FEAST: First Ever Splatter Film Getting The Remake Treatment

Next week TwitchFIlm is partnering with a crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds for a remake of Herschell Gordon Lewis' gore classic Blood Feast. His 1963 film, a story about a caterer who secret ingredient in his food are his... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX Is Coming For You!

The Canadian Premiere of Who Killed Captain Alex?: Uganda's First Action Movie is happening at Fantasia on Friday, July 17th. It will mark the first time one of Nabwana IGG's DIY commando cinema style films will screen outside of his home... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

COOTIES: The Red Band Clip Wants To Know, "Who's That Lady"

TwitchFilm already has a couple outspoken fans of horror flick Cooties. It made Jason Gorber's list of anticipated titles in our primer for this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. As the rest of us wait patiently for our chance to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TALES OF HALLOWEEN: Watch The Comic-Con Trailer For The Horror Anthology

When a number of directors who have had notable input into horror and genre cinema of their own accord get together to make a new Halloween horror anthology one sits up and pays attention. And so we have been tracking... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE VIRGIN PSYCHICS: Trailer For Yet Another Sono Sion Film

Here is the full trailer for the upcoming film The Virgin Psychics (Eiga Minna! Esper Dayo!), by Sono Sion. The film opens on Japan on September 4th. Here is what I have been able to find out about the film from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: Everything Changes With A Single BITE

As Canadian horror film fans, we have a strange affinity for body horror films, owing much of course to our forefather Mr Cronenberg. As such, there is a crop of young Canadian horror filmmakers out there that just love making... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 To Premiere At Festival, Check Out The New Trailer

Antisocial 2, the sequel to the Canadian indie horror, will have its World Premiere at Fantasia on July 30th. Director Cody Calahan and writing partner Chad Archibald return with the next chapter in Sam's fight against the Redroom Virus. Antisocial cinematographer... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015: The Rest Of The Fest Is Just Too Big To Comprehend!

The Fantasia International Film Festival is announcing the rest of the lineup for this year's festival and we have it all here for you to look over. To say that there is a lot of digest here is a mild... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Because In Finland Dinosaurs Mean Metal. Heavy Metal. Behold The HEAVISAURUS.

Oh, Finland, you're just wacky. While their Norwegian neighbors seem to prefer their heavy metal music to be of the dark and serious variety, the Finns like to dress things up a bit. There's Lordi, of course, the Eurovision-winning metal... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BARTKIRA Arrives In Neo-Springfield! Watch The Trailer Now!

It was back in March that we first caught wind of Bartkira, the animated fusion of Akira and The Simpsons based on a fan-generated 'zine project by Ryan Humphrey and James Harvey. After having contributed art to the printed version... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mondo Macabro Returns With New Greek Exploitation Collection And A Deal For You!

Our friends and the world's most whacked-out home video label, Mondo Macabro, are back to expose all of you adventurous viewers to more of the further corners of the exploitation world. They've showed you great Bollywood Horror, Nikkatsu erotic thrillers,... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

THE EDITOR: Raven Banner Is Bringing The Canadian Horror Comedy Home

The Giallo influenced horror comedy The Editor is coming back home after nearly a year on the festival circuit. The latest film from some of the Astron-6 lads, Matt Kennedy and Adam Brooks, and also starring Conor Sweeney, has been picked... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS: Scream Factory Announces U.S. Theatrical Date!

You think your 9 to 5 job sucks? Get a load of the crap that Fran Kranz has to deal with in Bloodsucking Bastards, the Slamdance horror comedy from director Brian James O'Connell. Scream Factory Films, a genre theatrical imprint of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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