Neuchâtel 2015 Welcomes Chris Carter, DEATHGASM, EXCESS FLESH, STUNG, And More

Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files is heading to Switzerland. But it's no mystery why he's going. He will be a guest at the 2015 edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be held from July 3-11.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Melbourne 2015: Next Gen Program Offers Thoughtful, Hopeful And Diverse Learning Experiences

Details have emerged regarding the full slate of films from the Melbourne International Film Festival's progressive Next Gen program. This film selection is aimed at varying youth groups and encourages teacher participation and curriculum. Each film has specific learning objectives about... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: COOTIES Stars On Bringing The Horror of The '80s Back

From many people who attended the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, I heard that Cooties was a stand-out among the features. I spoke to writer and actor Leigh Whannell, actor and producer Elijah Wood, and actor Alison Pill on tainted chicken nuggets,... More »
  

Melbourne 2015: Premiere Fund Renewed, Plus: World Debut Titles

An exciting development has emerged from this year's upcoming Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). In an era of arts funding being cut to ribbons, it is a huge relief that the always excellent Premiere Fund has been renewed! According to an... More »
  

Udine 2015 Review: THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE CAT'S DISAPPEARANCE, A Quirky Little Sci-Fi Film

Takeuchi Michihiro's The End of the World and the Cat's Disappearance, a zany, modestly packaged apocalyptic sci-fi film revolving around Itsuko (Izukoneko aka Mari), a vlogger-cum-J-pop-idol who attempts to singlehandedly save the world from a gigantic meteor, but ends up... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Minds Behind SpectreVision

[photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media]Winners of the Stanley Film Festival's 2014 Visionary Award, production company SpectreVision blazed back into Estes Park, CO, to present a new cut of their feral child horror-comedy, Cooties. (The film originally debuted at Sundance 2014.... More »
  

Fantasia 2015: First Wave of Titles Announced! TURBO KID! ANT MAN! MISS HOKUSAI! And Many More!

They have dropped the capital "T" from the middle of the name for this years edition of Fantasia, which has long ago morphed from an Asian Fan Film festival (FanTasia, get it?) into the massive genre-film catchall mega-festival that it... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Udine 2015 Review: FORGET ME NOT, A Touching Mixture Of Fantasy, Mystery, And Teen Romance

One of the most affecting and enigmatic teen-targeted Japanese films of the last few years, Horie Kei's Forget Me Not (not to be mistaken with Hirayama Hideyuki's 2010 drama that bears the same English title) defies easy categorization, veering confidently... More »
By Patryk Czekaj   
  

LA Film Fest 2015 Lineup Announced

Spring is in the air and that means that the good folks at Film Independent have been hard at work putting together their lineup for the upcoming LA Film Fest. The downtown festival runs June 10-18 and features some new... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015: Wrapped Up In Photos

The 2015 third edition of the Stanley Film Fest has come and gone and it was without a doubt, another huge success. The good folks at the Denver Film Society have again curated a super enjoyable "horror-film summer camp" with... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  

SOME KIND OF HATE: Image Entertainment Picks Up Supernatural Slasher

Image Entertainment has picked up the North American rights for  Adam Egypt Mortimer's supernatural slasher flick Some Kind of Hate. The flick had its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend. Some Kind of Hate stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Interview: Rodney Ascher On Living THE NIGHTMARE

No horror film will ever live up to the genuine terror one experiences during a nightmare. Many will try, but ultimately, the easier it is to wrap your head around a premise, the less chilling the film.And so it... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: The "Fuckery & Shenanigans" Of FINDERS KEEPERS

What would you do if you acquired a storage locker and all its random contents, only to discover one such item consisted of a barbecue containing a human foot? I guess the answer largely depends on who you are. If... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Fantaspoa Reveals Full 2015 Lineup

Fantaspoa, the largest genre cinema celebration in Latin America, revealed the (amazing) full lineup for its upcoming eleventh edition, to be celebrated in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil from May 15 to 31. Fantaspoa's main competition, the international one,... More »
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Review: SUN CHOKE Brings Ambiguous Back

Writer-director Ben Cresciman's second feature, Sun Choke, premiered at the Stanley Film Festival this weekend. It's a film that's not easy to describe: imagine a fever dream sprung from the mind of an unreliable narrator that is both a murderer,... More »
  

Udine 2015 Review: Political Thriller HELIOS Aims High But Misfires

Following Cold War, an interesting and surprisingly bureaucratic action film, Sunny Luk and Longman Leung strive for bigger and louder with Helios, an overambitious and convoluted thriller that had its international premiere at the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival.... More »
  

THE NIGHTMARE: Watch The Trailer, You May Never Want To Sleep Again

The buzz after its world premiere at Sundance was that Rodney Ascher's new documentary The Nightmare was that it is a very, very scary film. And if this new trailer is anything to go by that buzz may very well... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Udine 2015 Review: War Drama DRAGON BLADE Might Be The New UNESCO Representative

The Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) opened its 17th edition with a bang. Not only did the Italian festival hold the world premiere of the international cut of Dragon Blade, it also managed to have Jackie Chan himself introducing... More »
  

Hot Docs 2015 Interview: DRONE, Tonje Hessen Schei Talks Gamers And Geopolitics

It was a beautiful sunny day on a quiet, out of the way cafe patio in Toronto that I had a chance to sit down with director Tonje Hessen Schei and speak at length about the politics, psychology, and... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Stanley Film Fest 2015 Preview: TwitchFilm's Top 10 Picks

We've made no secret of our fondness for the upstart Stanley Film Fest. Taking place at the historic Stanley Hotel (famous as Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado, Stanley has quickly become the premier destination horror... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   
  
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