Fantasia 2015 Review: SHINJUKU SWAN, Sono's Glossy Yakuza Melodrama

The famous Shinjuku District in Tokyo is Times Square, The Vegas Strip and Magnificent Mile rolled into one (and multiplied by a hundred) is ward of so much light there is not an inch of darkness on the pavement, but... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: Much Love for Sono's LOVE & PEACE

It's fair to say my appreciation for the films of Sono Sion runs hot and cold. I was hot on Cold Fish, a near perfect blend of raw, visceral violence both emotional and physical, all told through a narrative... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016: First Guests Announced

The Southwest's biggest horror convention, Texas Frightmare Weekend, has announced their first three major guests for the Spring 2016 edition. This year will mark their 11th anniversary, and with every passing year the convention gets bigger and more exciting. I've... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: VACATION Is A Trip Worth Taking

Vacation, a continuation of sorts from the series of National Lampoon associated flicks from the 80s and 90s, is far better than it has any right to be. The trailer, for one, looked appalling - a series of hackneyed jokes... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Rowdy Roddy Piper Dies, May He Rest In Peace

The entertainment world has lost a true icon - and a genuinely quality person - with word that wrestling superstar and lead actor in John Carpenter's They Live, Rowdy Roddy Piper, passed away in his sleep last night from cardiac... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

LEFT 2015: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Toronto Premiere Of SOME KIND OF HATE

Our friends at the Lost Episode Festival Toronto are giving us three pairs of tickets to give away to the Toronto premiere of the new horror flick Some Kind Of Hate. LEFT 2015 runs next weekend, August 7th through 9th... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

THE LAST SURVIVORS: Check Out An Exclusive Clip From Tom Hammock's Post-Apocalyptic Film

Tom Hammock - a frequent collaborator with Adam Wingard, having served as production designer on The Guest and You're Next - steps into the director's chair with post-apocalyptic outing The Last Survivors and with the film due to hit DVD,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The Gripping Trailer For David Stubbs' True Life Exorcism Doc BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES

Sure to provoke strong reactions as it hits the festival circuit, a gripping and troubling trailer has arrived online for David Stubbs' documentary Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses which peers into the circumstances around the death of a young... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

ATTACK ON TITAN: Because Film Cannot Contain It, Check Out The Trailer For The Live Action Television Prequel

Some stories are just too damn big for film. Some, apparently, are even too damn big for TWO films. So what to do when making a live action version of a hugely popular manga and anime series about giant, post... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Miike Colonizes Mars In TERRA FORMARS Teaser

Miike is back! (Fancy that.) With a teaser for next year's manga adaptation Terra Formars, which appears to be one of his most ambitious projects to date. With shooting scheduled for Iceland next month (a first for a Japanese film)... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

TV News: THE COMEDIANS And HAPPYISH Go Down, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Lives On

The television industry goes through a turbulent period and the smorgasbord of TV shows makes it harder for viewers and shows themselves. The numbers usually decide the future of series -- what lives on and what gets axed, a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

First Images Of Jamie Bell And Mark Strong In Toa Fraser's SIX DAYS

EW has our first look at Jamie Bell in full SAS kit in Toa Fraser's Six Days, his follow up to last year's TIFF entry The Dead Lands. Directed by Toa Fraser (The Dead Lands), the film concerns the 1980 Iranian... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Santiago 2015: SANFIC Announces New Sections, Including Blood Window Galas

This year, the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) will take place August 25-30, and will present more than 90 films, including 22 Latin American premieres, 11 worldwide premieres, and 38 local debuts. It will also feature a new horror section,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Mayhem 2015: AAAAAAAAH! And THE INVITATION First Films On Fest Lineup

Steve Oram's Aaaaaaaah! and Karyn Kusama's The Invitation are the first two films announced for this year's line-up of the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England. The festival will take place between October 15th and 18th. "We're really pleased to... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015: Massive First Wave Of Weirdness

WOW. The weirdos over at Fantastic Fest have outdone themselves, and if this first wave of titles is any indication, the 11th annual festival is going to be one of the very best they've put on. Kurt-motherfucking-Russell is attending closing night... More »
  

Review: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY, A Well-Built Kit

Piece by piece, A LEGO Brickumentary builds a cohesive look the history of the popular toy, and the current subcultures that have emerged around it. Technically the second "LEGO" movie in so many years, this documentary should not be mistaken for... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: I AM CHRIS FARLEY, A Wistful, Loving Tribute To The Late Comedian

"The fatty falls down and everyone goes home happy!" jokes Chris Farley with a hint of sincere embarrassment, on The Late Show with David Letterman. This was true. No other Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum of that era - Mike Myers,... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: THE END OF THE TOUR, Pulling Emotional Heart Strings In A Quest For Creative Success

Can you call it a bromance if there is no comedic intent? If not, then what's the best way to label a burgeoning platonic relationship between two men connecting over previously unexplored similarities and interests? Maybe it's just friendship, relationship,... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Review: BEST OF ENEMIES, The Best Of What Documentaries Can Do

In many ways my media consumption is the child of events that date back to 1968. As an avid consumer of "mainstream" news (CNN is my background music), I have a potentially unhealthy fascination with the way that Americans cover... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Film4 FrightFest Goes All Out With Supersized Shorts Programme

Film4 FrightFest has revealed its Short Film Showcase for 2015, which will be its biggest yet with no less than 31 shorts from 13 different countries. Programmed by none other than Twitchfilm's very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg, this year's shorts lineup... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  
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