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John Carpenter Returning To HALLOWEEN Franchise

Hot on the heels of Guillermo Del Toro`s tweetstorm about horror filmmaker John Carpenter this past weekend comes news last night that Carpenter will executive produce a new Halloween flick with Blumhouse and Miramax. "Thirty-eight years after the original Halloween... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Refn Completes Horror Remake Trilogy With Giallo Film WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

With the confirmation of Maniac Cop moving forward and the addition of Witchfinder General Danish filmmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has added the final piece to a trio of horror film remakes.   Deadline reports that Refn has added the 1972... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2: This Clip Strikes While The Iron Is Hot

Legless Corpse Films will release Anthony Brownrigg's Don't Look In The Basement 2 on a 2 disc special edition Blu-Ray and regular edition DVD on May 24th. We have a searing hot clip to share with you to give you... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Nic Winding Refn And Rupert Preston To Remake WITCHFINDER GENERAL

More news about Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn this morning. The director announced that he is reuniting with the UK based distributor that helped get Refn's Pusher out into the World. We are all indebted to this man, Rupert Preston. ... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Wild Bunch And Vendian Enter Production Pact With Nic Winding Refn. First Up, MANIAC COP

Deadline is reporting that production companies Wild Bunch and Vendian Entertainment have entered into a first-look deal with Danish director auteur Nicolas Winding Refn. This gives the two companies the first chance over anyone else to finance projects with Refn's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Introducing The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Now Taking Submissions For Inaugural Fest

If you live in Philadelphia or anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. and are looking for a genre film festival to get your kicks at then may we direct you towards the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival?  PUFF is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Raven Banner Entertainment Lands Worldwide Sales Rights For Finland's First Superhero Flick, RENDEL

News out of the market at Cannes is that local lads Raven Banner Entertainment have landed the worldwide sales rights for Finland's first superhero movie. Rendel. The trailer has been out for a while and you may have a look... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This: ORIENT CITY, A Hand Drawn Samurai-Western Animation

There is just something about the combinations of the western and samurai film genres that can produce some real movie magic. They have complemented each other over the decades and history is rife with great examples of influences (Seven Samurai... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

INTERCHANGE: The Colors And Feathers Dazzle In First Trailer For Dain Said's Supernatural Noir

It was only the beginning of the month that we shared some stills from Dain Said's upcoming supernatural noir Interchange. Lo and behold the film is at the market in Cannes and we have a teaser trailer to share with... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Six New Sci-fi, Action And Thriller Films In Deal Between Minds Eye, Bridgegate and VMI

Minds Eye Entertainment, the studio that brought us Paul Solet's Grace, Pascal Laugier's Tall Man, and the recent Western flick Forsaken starring Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, has entered into a production pact with Bridgegate Pictures and VMI Worldwide. The first... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Unobstructed View Is Bringing Arrow Video Releases To Canada!

This is tremendous news for Canadian cult film fans.   Arrow Video, one of the premiere home video distributors from the UK, and Canadian distributor Unobstructed View have formed a partnership that will see Arrow releases on our store shelves... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Fantasia Alumni Return, First Wave Of Market Titles Announced

The countdown is on as the Fantasia International Film Festival approaches this July and the Frontieres Co-production Market is always a highlight for us at TwitchFilm. As the co-production market continues to grow in size and it’s influence can be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This: ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop Documentary. Would You Buy This For A Dollar?

Has it been nearly 30 years since Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent action pic Robocop sprayed copious amounts of guts and blood across screens around the World? The action flick riddled with bullets and social commentary, some of which would seem prophetic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Bill Plympton Is Giving Away Hitler Satire, HITLER'S FOLLY, For Free On June 3rd

Lauded animator Bill Plympton will be releasing his feature mockumentary Hitler’s Folly for free on Friday, June 3rd. On that day you simply have to head on over to www.plymptoons.com and you can stream the film for free! A merciless... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Buscemi, Tambor, Palin And More Join Armando Iannucci's THE DEATH OF STALIN

If anyone in the World can take the piss out of the death of a Russian dictator and live to see the day it is British satirist Armando Iannucci. The man behind In The Loop and Veep has been adapting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE: Adam Driver Joins Michael Palin In Terry Gilliam Pic

Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has experienced many levels of development hell. Any version of the film has been in the works longer than any of the TwitchFilm crew's offspring have been alive. We are talking nearly... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

EL GIGANTE: Have A Look At The Japanese Fan Comic

When your fans are awesome, they are pretty damned awesome. When they show up on your front yard? Not so much.   Thank goodness for those crazy kids at Luchagore Productions some of their craziest fans of their short film... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SKY SHARKS: Check The New Trailer For Nazi Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Madness!

Some concepts pretty much sell themselves and Mark Fehse's Sky Sharks is very much one of those. Picture, if you will, Nazi zombies riding jet propelled sharks through the skies in a revived reign of terror. Now imagine dropping cult... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

BIG SHORT's Adam McKay To Direct Comic Book Movie IRREDEEMABLE, Adapted By DEAD SNOW's Tommy Wirkola

This is an interesting combination. Deadline reported yesterday that The Big Short director Adam McKay will be directing an adaptation of the Boom! Comics comic book Irredeemable. Further adding to the intrigue, Dead Snow writer and director Tommy Wirkola is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This: THE ADVENTURES OF DRUNKY, An R Rated Animated Movie From UGLY AMERICANS Creators

Well, glory to God in the highest, He's about to appear in an R-Rated cartoon from the same folks that brought us Ugly Americans, Superjail, Wonder Showzen, Golan the Insatiable, Golden Age, and The Jellies. We couldn't be happier to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
 
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