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   
  

Fantasia 2014: Second Wave Announced, Tobe Hooper's Lifetime And Abel Ferrarra Closes The Fest!

As the Twitch writers jostle for position among ourselves to get you the best coverage of this year's festival the second wave of films have just been announced and it is gearing up to be a great Summer in belle... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014: First Wave Of Titles Announced

If the first batch of titles from this years Fantasia International Film Festival is any indication, it promises to be a banner year.  Opening with the Charlotte Gainsbourg headlined gender-Cinderella-comedy Jacky in the Kingdom of the Women, the festival is also... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia Announces Titles for Off-Frontieres Development Marketplace

Further rounding out its Development/Production marketplace, The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal adds another 12 genre projects under the Off-Frontières banner. Along with the Frontières titles, puts a lot of filmmakers, producers and other creative types in the same... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

THE MACHINE: Win A Blu-ray And Poster Signed By Caity Lotz

One of the standout titles from my visit to Fantasia last year was Caradog James' sci fi flick The Machine, not only for its ambition, but for what James was able to achieve visually on such a meager budget. Xlrator... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontieres Co-Production Market At Fantasia Announces Its Third-Year Slate

Summer is coming.  And with that so does Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival. For the past couple of years, the festival has been shepherding genre projects together via the Frontières International Co-Production Market, which gives the opportunity for filmmakers to meet... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Black Fawn Distribution Brings The Boogie And Blood Of DISCOPATH On DVD

If you are like me and sometimes lament that slasher films are not funky enough, or do not bring the boogie, then lament no more. Black Fawn Distro is bringing disco back to Canada. They will be releasing Renaud Gauthier's... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2014: Last Call For Submissions To Frontières Market

Just a quick reminder to all you budding and veteran feature filmmakers out there that the deadline for submissions to this year's Frontières Internation Film Market at the Fantasia Film Festival is April 19! That is just three weeks away!From... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Submissions Open For First Frontières International Co-Production Market In Brussels

Having already enjoyed two successful years at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal the Market Director of Frontières International Co-Production Market, Stephanie Trepanier, is taking her show on the road (really, I just think she was looking for an... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

A Conversation With LIBRARY WARS Director Sato Shinsuke!

I sat down with Library Wars director Sato Shinsuke the morning after his film screened at Fantasia. We were already accustomed to each other as we had only parted ways six hours earlier after closing out the pub. Coffee was... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2013: BIG BAD WOLVES, CHEAP THRILLS And REWIND THIS! Among Award Winners!

Three weeks after its opening film the dust has settled and the Fantasia Film Festival has drawn to a close. We were at ground zero for the entire duration taking in films, eating smoked meat sandwiches and poutine, and making... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2013: E.L. Katz's CHEAP THRILLS Takes Home New Flesh Award!

E.L. Katz's debut feature film Cheap Thrills is set to have its Canadian Premiere this Sunday, August 4th at 9:35pm in the Imperial Theatre, where the Fantasia audience will experience the cinematic equivalent of being hit about the head with a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The Exclusive First Trailer For Cody Calahan's ANTISOCIAL

Just before its world premiere at Montreal's massive Fantasia Festival tonight, Twitch is proud to premiere the first trailer for Cody Calahan's techno-apocalypse horror film Antisocial.Antisocial begins on New Year's Eve in the not so distant future. Five university friends... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantasia 2013: Six Titles From This Year's Lineup Now On iTunes Canada

If you have not been able to make it out to Fantasia this year, six films that played at the fest are now available to watch via iTunes Canada. Scroll down to find links to our coverage of the films... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Montreal! Win Tickets To See Zulawski's Sexy SZAMANKA At Fantasia 2013!

The great Polish filmmaker Andrzej Zulawski is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the fine folks at Fantasia International Film Festival. And you, dear Montreal resident and/or visitor, may enjoy the privilege of watching the man receive his award, and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Fantasia 2013: JACK ATTACK Whets The Horror Comedy Appetite In 8 Minutes

I missed Fantasia Fest's two opening night features, but providence at the festival's opening night party festivities saw to it that a USB with the short film that preceded The Conjuring ended up in my possession. The buzz from those... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Fantasia Film Festival Preview! New! Expanded! More Picks From More People!

The 2013 Fantasia Film Festival is now officially upon us! One of the largest, longest running, and just plain longest genre film festivals in the world, Fantasia has an overwhelming number of films and film related events to offer every... More »
By Greg Christie   
  

Fantasia 2013: Download The Apocalypse In Canadian Horror Film ANTISOCIAL

What is the first thing you do when you hear that something bad has happened somewhere else in the world? You jump online or grab your smartphone, go to your trusted news sources, and you start looking for pictures and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2013: CURSE OF CHUCKY Trailer Brings Back The Lovable Killer Doll

Set to open Fantasia 2013 in Montreal next week, Curse of Chuck resurrects everyone's favorite homicidal puppet. The first trailer has debuted. "It's a doll. What's the worst that can happen?" asks one sure-to-be-hapless victim, as Chucky terrorizes a new... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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