Elijah Wood Tickles The Ivories In Spanish Trailer For GRAND PIANO

Meet Elijah Wood, concert pianist. Concert pianist with a sniper rifle (wielded by John Cusack, no less) aimed at his head. Performance anxiety much? That's the basic scenario behind Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest and... More »
By Todd Brown   

Tell Mom The Babysitter Makes Movie-Killers Dead in THE SLEEPOVER

Hot off a streak of festival screenings (including Fantastic Fest) that culminated in the winning of Lionsgate and Vimeo's CABIN IN THE WOODS short film competition, Chris Cullari's satirical stab at the residential routines of movie serial killer communities, THE... More »
By Peter K.   

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: TWO RABBITS Looks Good But Makes Little Sense

The first thing you'll notice in Afonso Poyart's light-hearted Brazilian crime actioner is the impressive bright yellow subtitles. I couldn't help but think for the first ten minutes about how remarkably legible those subtitles were. Why don't all movies have... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

Catch Chris Nash's Skinfections Trilogy Online!

Hot off its premiere as a trilogy at Fantastic Fest 2012, Toronto filmmaker Chris Nash has just uploaded his terrific triptych of short films about relationships and skin diseases onto the interwebs, so that they may now spread and infect... More »
By Peter K.   

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: FUCK UP Doesn't Fuck It Up

The Norwegians are leaving, and this time you can't blame Audrey Horne. Another Fantastic Fest has come and gone, and our Scandinavian brethren have returned to the land of ice and snow of their own volition, not because a young,... More »

Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: CRAVE Fails To Satisfy

Crave is the feature debut of Charles de Lauzirika, a man best (un)known for directing/producing DVD special features. So what, you say? Sew buttons on a dead hobo's suit! You know you love yourself some special features, and Charles is... More »

Exclusive: KING KELLY Trailer Promises Sex, Drugs & Internet Stardom

Andrew Neel's experimental thriller King Kelly enjoyed its World Premiere at SXSW earlier this year, and recently bagged Best Director and Best Actress awards at PiFan in Korea. It's the story of a wannabe Internet star, King Kelly (Louisa Krause),... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch A Clip From Darkly Hysterical Short SUGAR

One of the great pleasures of the film festival experience is the joy of the sudden surprise, when something that you weren't expecting pops up, smacks you in the face and shouts "Here I am!" Those moments don't come incredibly... More »
By Todd Brown   

Mesmerizing Trailer For Fantastic Fest Award Winner VANISHING WAVES

Lithuanian scifi romantic thriller Vanishing Waves leaves Fantastic Fest with a handful of awards, the picture taking all of the awards but Best Actor in the Fantastic Features competition, along with a high dose of praise from audiences enamored by... More »
By Todd Brown   

EXCLUSIVE: Dada Chen Sucks In New Clip From VULGARIA

Already the most successful Hong Kong film of the year, and coming off a Best Actor win at last night's Fantastic Fest Awards, the hilarious Category III comedy Vulgaria is about to hit US theatres courtesy of China Lion, and so we... More »
By James Marsh   

Fantastic Fest: Watch Devin Faraci Trade Blows With Joe Swanberg In The Fantastic Debates

One of the signature events of Fantastic Fest, the Fantastic Debates provoke mixed feelings deep within my soul. On the one side, the spectacle of watching two grown men debate some geeky topic or other before donning gloves and proceeding... More »
By Todd Brown   

Watch A Clip From Fantastic Fest Selection BESTIES

While Rebecca Cutter's indie thriller Besties may occupy a somewhat different niche than most films selected for Austin's Fantastic Fest it does, nonetheless, look like a compelling bit of work. Written and directed by Rebecca Cutter, who is currently a... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2012: Clap Your Hands, Pump Your Fists, Lose A Limb To A New MIAMI CONNECTION Trailer

As the ne'erdowells of cinematic geekdom descend upon Austin this weekend at the start of Fantastic Fest Drafthouse Films have released a freshly cut trailer for their unearthed martial arts epic Miami Connection. Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Chris Nash's SKINFECTIONS Trilogy Trailer Both Teaches and Teases

With the premiere of MY MAIN SQUEEZE and LIPLOCK at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last year to much acclaim (as well as gasps and gags), Toronto filmmaker and friend of Twitch Film Chris Nash, perhaps best known in... More »
By Peter K.   

Sparky's Alive! New Clip From Burton's FRANKENWEENIE

Just days away from its world premiere at Fantastic Fest a new clip has arrived from Frankenweenie, director Tim Burton's tale of a boy and his undead dog. By this point people should be well aware of the history of... More »
By Todd Brown   

Troubling New Trailer For Ted Kotcheff's WAKE IN FRIGHT

It's a film that Nick Cave has called the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence and Ted Kotcheff's classic Wake In Fright will soon be terrifying audiences at Fantastic Fest before rolling out to a limited theatrical... More »
By Todd Brown   

Can You Unravel THE CONSPIRACY In New Trailer?

As a programmer for Fantastic Fest I often find myself in the position of having to keep quiet about films that I really, really don't want to keep quiet about. They're good, you see, and from exciting new talents, but... More »
By Todd Brown   

TEBANA SANKICHI Has More Crazy Per Square Inch Than Should Be Allowed By Law!

About to have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest, Yudai Yamaguchi's Tebana Sankichi (Snot Rockets) is a true labor of love. A very, very strange labor of love. Yamaguchi and his frequent collaborator and star Tak Sakaguchi set off down... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest Invites You To Bring Your Dog To The FRANKENWEENIE World Premiere!

As everybody who reads this website doubtless already knows, Fantastic Fest kicks off in Austin, Texas on 20 September, and on opening night they will be hosting the World Premiere of Tim Burton's new animated movie, Frankenweenie. The director will... More »
By James Marsh   

New FRANKENWEENIE Clip: Meet Dr. Ryzkroski (bzzzzzzt...)

While the general enthusiasm surrounding a new Tim Burton film has noticeably waned from, say, a similar event 20 years ago, Frankenweenie is a project which still gets most of us here at Twitch excited. Why? Well, this time Tim... More »
By Ard Vijn   
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