Fans of classic Oxploitation film and viewers of recent doc about same Not Quite Hollywood need no introduction to Tony Ginnane.  A veteran producer who has long embraced comparisons to Roger Corman, Ginnane built his name in the seventies while... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: First Up From Sushi Typhoon, ALIEN VS NINJA!

Fresh on the heels of yesterday's announcement of the brand new Sushi Typhoon label of cult excess from Japan's Nikkatsu Corporation comes the specifics of the first product of the new label.  From writer-director Seiji Chiba and action director Yuji... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: This Truck Carries a Load Of Evil!

Whatever will all those many Twilight fans make of Xavier Samuel when they start digging through his filmography after Eclipse hits?  Not only does the young Aussie have the lead role in stellar horror picture The Loved Ones but he's... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: STAKE LAND Promo Impresses!

Given the widespread success of Ti West's House of the Devil - the first product of a production relationship between MPI Media and Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix - the expectations are high for Jim Mickle's Stake Land.  The Mulberry... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Nishimura, Iguchi, Sono, Miike And Shimomura Whip Up A Sushi Typhoon!

Break out the rain slickers, kids, because there's a massive spray of blood on the horizon.  Japan's Nikkatsu studios have just announced the creation of Sushi Typhoon, a goofily titled new sub-label that will exist to create the sort of... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: 'The Eternal', coming to a subway station near you!

Shimmering vampires be damned. If there still were any questions about which direction Toronto based director Justin McConnell was taking his vampire flick The Eternal this teaser trailer cut for AFM should stand as a clear indication. Interesting fact. You... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Max Headroom, A Pasty John Connor, The Jerk From TITANIC And The T-X Go To Uwe Boll's DARFUR

Yep, it's an Uwe Boll two-pack today - see below for his apocalypse picture The Final Storm - because that's just how we do things here at Twitch.  The German Doctor has two pictures debuting at the American Film Market... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Luke Perry Is The Prophet Of The Coming Apocalypse In Uwe Boll's THE LAST STORM

Look out world, Uwe Boll is about to get Biblical on your ass and he's bringing Luke Perry along with him.  But before we get to the actual content of the film, what the hell is on Luke Perry's face... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Adam Mason Goes Saul Bass With Amazing New Poster Art For LUSTER

Adam Mason's Luster is a film that we've been tracking in these pages for quite some time now, the director of Broken, The Devil's Chair and Blood River taking a step into some new territory here to create a dark,... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Tak Sakaguchi and Sion Sono Teaming For THE BLOOD OF WOLVES!

Though they may seem an odd or unlikely pairing on the surface, Versus star Tak Sakaguchi and Love Exposure writer-director Sion Sono have long worked in the same circles.  The two cult figures not only share the same manager but... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: THE MACHINIST And AGORA Cinematographer Xavi Giménez Takes The Director's Chair With TRANQUILITY VALLEY

You may think I'm exaggerating when I say this but you can make a good case that nobody in the world has had a larger impact on the world of Spanish genre cinema than cinematographer Xavi Gimenez.  How can I... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Felix Chong Goes Solo With ONCE A GANGSTER

Best known as one half of the writing duo that created the Infernal Affairs phenomenon, Felix Chong is about to take the helm himself with Once A Gangster.  Chong's Infernal Affairs partner, and frequent co-director Alan Mak is still hanging... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Dante Lam Returns With FIRE OF CONSCIENCE

Fresh off the success of his award winning cop thriller The Beast Stalker - my review here - director Dante Lam is currently hard at work on his next feature, Fire of Conscience.  Starring Leon Lai and Richie Jen it... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM 09: Pang Ho-Cheung's DREAM HOME

With the annual American Film Market just around the corner, many and various PR machines are cranking into high gear and trying to ensure that their project is the one attracting all the attention.  Normally this means waiting until the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Trailer for Sci-Fi Noir Superhero flick Franklyn

Nearly a year to the day since Todd mentioned this project which bafflingly replaced its cast of Ewan MacGregor, Paul Bettany and John Hurt with Sam Riley, Ryan Phillippe, and Bernard Hill. Franklyn is the story of four lost souls... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   


[The Udine Far East Film Festival celebrates its tenth edition this year. The lady friend and I rolled in to town last night and while we missed yesterday's screenings one of the late pictures was Muay Thai Chaiya, a... More »
By Todd Brown   


While it makes the unfortunate mis-step of ending weaker than it begins it is hard to fault French animated omnibus Fear[s] of the Dark too much for that. When you have a project as unique and compelling as this... More »
By Todd Brown   

Udine Report: CROWS 0 Review

[Another review pulled forward from the archive to coincide with the film's screening at this year's Udine Far East Film Festival, this one my review of Takashi Miike's Crows 0, originall reviewed when it screened at the American Film... More »
By Todd Brown   

AFM: A Poster For Aussie Exploit-O-Doc NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD

Over the course of the AFM we were given a first peek at clips from Aussie doc Not Quite Hollywood, a hugely entertaining piece of work detailing the rise of Australian genre film throughout the seventies. We're still hoping to... More »
By Todd Brown   


While doing our initial scan of AFM titles, Japanese cult picture Negative Happy, Chainsaw Edge took the prize for best title - a prize it easily maintained throughout the course of the market. Now I'm told that despite the large,... More »
By Todd Brown   
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