Fantasia 2014 Review: THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG, Fruitful But Melancholy

I first encountered the work of Filipino action hero and tiny man-child Weng Weng at this very festival in 2007. Andy Stark and Pete Tombs ran an absolutely bonkers reel of money shots from their Mondo Macabro release label in front... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS Cuts Away Comedy Conventions

It feels like there are no words to describe I Am A Knife With Legs. Just the title alone should give you an indication of the level of absurdity this comic gem reaches. It is utterly bizarre. Screamingly hilarious. Totally unconventional.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014: More Teaser Art From The Frontières Market

The Frontières International Co-Production Market opened up yesterday with pitch sessions. Twelve projects were presented to a packed house, full of buyers, sellers, producers, and schmucks like me, who do not have a nickle to lend to any project but... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RUN Strikes Familiar Chords With Fists And Knees

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then baby, let me tell you Malaysian action flick The Run is flattering a whole lot of folks from other parts of Asia. When Khaliff (Aaron Aziz) returns to his... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Iguchi's LIVE, Silly, Sordid, Satisfying

Out of his many obsessions, it's clear that Iguchi Noboru is an ass man.It's pretty obvious from his camera's obsession with ample posteriors, but in conversation with him, he confirmed his appreciation for the curved tuchas. If that wasn't enough... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

The DEEP DARK Trailer Is Just That. And Mysterious.

There is no shortage of strange things that can go one in your home. Last year we had Don Thacker's Motivational Growth and The Mould. This year we have Michael Midaglia's Deep Dark and a talking hole. We have a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014: New Artwork For Irish Sci-Fi Horror BLACK HORIZON

As the Frontieres International Co-Production Market looms ever closer we have another Off Frontieres project which has some new artwork to share with you. The folks behind the Irish sci-fi horror project Black Horizon will be in Montreal to show off... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BOYHOOD And Fantasia 2014

On location in Montreal, home to the 18th Fantasia Film Festival. Three weeks of genre debauchery, this year has been my first taste of this remarkable fest, and it's already been loads of fun.Also another look at Richard Linklater's Boyhood,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Chew On This - ZOMBEAVERS Is Dam Excellent

It begins with the pun.Sure, you have a slew of straight-to-VOD crap that is little more than a title stretched too thin over its running time. Be it Sharknado or other of its ilk, it's as if a bunch of... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO Has An Identity Crisis

There seems to be some kind of movement out there where low-key indie dramas of personal tragedy cloak themselves in the veneer of heady science fiction concepts: films like Mike Cahill's Another Earth, James Byrkit Ward's Coherence, and what is... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2014: New Trailer For World Premiere Of THE DROWNSMAN

Chad Archibald's moist slasher flick The Drownsman will have its world premiere at Fantasia on August 2 at 5:15 p.m. in the renovated DB Clark Theatre. To mark the occasion, they have cut a new trailer. After almost drowning in a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014 Curtain Raiser: Twitch Picks 15 Can't-Miss Films

As the punishing summer heat rises in Montreal, so too does the cool and eclectic collection of cinema presented by the Fantasia International Film Festival. A duration exceeding three weeks (July 17 to August 6), involving hundreds of features, shorts,... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2014: MARK OF KANE Gets A Teaser Poster

Preparations begin in earnest as filmmakers prepare for the Frontières International Co-Production Market. Filmmaker Justin McConnell (The Collapsed) and co-writer Serena Whitney are no exception as they present their Off-Frontières selection Mark of Kane, the adaptation of Michael Prescott's novel... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Trailer For HOUSEBOUND Smash It In The Face

All set to have its Canadian premiere at Fantasia in Montreal on August 3, the Kiwi comedy horror Housebound will debut in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on October 17. A new trailer is available, which you can... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO Releases Major Extended Preview Before International Premiere At Fantasia

An enormously popular manga comic and anime, Rurouni Kenshin is such a successful franchise, that it was hardly a surprise when someone made it into a live action film. What WAS a pleasant surprise though, was how good the film... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantasia 2014: The First Promo Image For Todd E. Freeman's LOVE SICK

Filmmaker Todd E. Freeman has been working like a madman on his pitch for his next project Love Sick. His film is one of the twelve projects selected to participate in this year's Frontières International Co-Production Market at Fantasia. Freeman is... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Check The First Poster Art And Still From Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES

Soon to have its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, the first poster art and still have arrived from Matt O'Mahoney's edgy comedy Bloody Knuckles and we've got your first look below.VANCOUVER, BC ­ July 8 2014 ­ BLOODY KNUCKLES,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

CLOSER TO GOD: Watch The New Trailer For Indie SciFi Thriller Before The Fantasia Premiere

About to have its international premiere at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal, director Billy Senese has just released the first trailer for his indie scifi thriller Closer To God. Here's how the festival describes it:The first successful cloning of a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

JUON - BEGINNING OF THE END: Check These Exclusive Images!

About to have its international premiere as part of the sprawling Fantasia Festival in Montreal we've got an extensive gallery of images from Ochiai Masayuki's Ju-on: Beginning Of The End. As the festival puts it the great strength of Ochiai's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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