Wait For Me! The Butcher Brings Up The Rear In The Years Top Ten

Yeah yeah yeah, shaddup. My top ten list comes in late, but I had a LOT of catching up to do. Life conspires to thwart my regular viewing habits, so admittedly there's more than one film I know that has... More »

Stellar UK Trailer For Fantastic Fest Winner WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

Right on the heels of winning the prestigious Next Wave Awards for Best Film and Best Script at Fantastic Fest - and immediately before its imminent arrival at the Sitges festival in Spain - a new trailer for Jorge... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010 - AGNOSIA Interview

Director Eugenio Mira, and his lead actor,  Eduardo Noriega (The Devil's Backbone, Tesis, open Your Eyes) were kind enough to sit down with us after the world premiere of their film Agnosia, and discuss this wondrous example of Magical... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: Steve-O Introduces JACKASS 3D By Lighting Own Head On Fire.

Add another to the List Of Things That Do Not Happen In Cannes.Last night's Fantastic Fest secret screening - the world premiere of Yoshihiro Nishimura's Helldriver - was preceded by a promo reel for the upcoming Jackass 3D presented... More »
By Todd Brown   

Witness Tim League Versus Michelle Rodriguez In Fantastic Debates!

Everything you need to know about the Fantastic Fest experience was summed up last night when festival director Tim League - with freshly shorn hair matching his hot pink spandex pants - stepped into the boxing ring to trade... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: RED HILL review

Do you miss old school revenge westerns and vintage gritty cop thrillers like I do? Where are the new High Plains Drifter's, or the modern day Report To The Commissioner's? Well pine no more, because Australian writer/director Patrick Hughes... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: KIDNAPPED Review

The joy of the festival experience is the thrill of discovery, those moments when you find something special that you knew virtually nothing about before hand and realize that you were just part of something that you're going to... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: Karaoke History! The Rza! Elijah Wood! Nacho! Tim! On stage together!

Well we wouldn't have believed if we didn't see it for ourselves. So dumbfounded were we that we forgot we had cameras for a couple minutes there. But here we are in Austin and The Rza, Elijah Wood, Nacho Vigalondo,... More »

Fantastic Fest 2010: Final Trailer For Eugenio Mira's AGNOSIA

Having its world premiere at Fantastic Fest tomorrow is Eugenio Mira's Agnosia, a romantic thriller from the producer of Hierro. And just in time for the premiere a new trailer has arrived online.Joana Prats suffers from agnosia, a strange... More »
By Todd Brown   

Spanish Reagan Visits Fantastic Fest

Ladies and gentlemen, Ronald Reagan made an appearance today at Fantastic Fest when Alberto González Vázquez' El Fin Del Mundo screened in front of Mexican cannibal picture We Are What We Are. Both involve a death in the family,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2010: Jim Hosking Explains THE IMPORTANCE OF AWARDS IN ADVERTISING

Why should you be at Fantastic Fest? Because if you were you would have had the chance to experience Jim Hosking's brilliantly absurd short The Importance Of Awards In Advertising on the big screen yesterday when it screened in... More »
By Todd Brown   

NORWEGIAN NINJA Proves That Art Imitates Life Imitates Art.

Behold the awesome power of political satire on film.Thomas Cappelen Malling's Norwegian Ninja - a title regular readers of the site should be well familiar with by now and attendees of Fantastic Fest are about to get the chance... More »
By Todd Brown   


What's better than a half shark, half octopus? MORE of a half shark, half octopus! Yes, kids, Roger Corman is bringing his Sharktopus to Fantastic Fest - where he'll be receiving a lifetime achievement award - and to get... More »
By Todd Brown   

'Zombie Roadkill' from Ghosthouse and FEARnet premieres at Fantastic Fest!

It was just the other night that I was watching some lame ass attempt at humor on the television when along came a crude effort to cash in on the zombie genre by mashing it up with Bambi. Ooooo-ooooh. Zombi.... More »

Santa's Going To Find Out Who's Naughty And Nice In The New RARE EXPORTS Trailer.

Finland's Jalmari Helander wants you all to know something. Don't believe what you've been told about Santa. It's all lies.Helander's Rare Exports - a throwback to the dark children's adventure films of the early 80s - will soon be... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest Honors Roger And Julie Corman With "SYFY IMAGINE GREATER" Lifetime Achievement Award

Maverick filmmaker Roger Corman and his producer wife Julie will be honored at this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. Lucky attendees will also be treated to the world premiere of Sharktopus, starring Eric Roberts, as well as Man With... More »

Neo Western RED HILL Gets Rock N Roll Trailer!

In terms of proving he can't be easily typecast, Ryan Kwanten has had a very good week. His boutique superhero movie Griff the Invisible was selected for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and the trailer for his latest film,... More »

Fresh Trailer For African-Set Zombie Flick THE DEAD

About to premiere at the Film4 Fright Fest in London before moving on to appearances at Fantastic Fest and Sitges, the Ford Brothers' upcoming zombie picture has been winning a load of advance admiration and excitement based on the early... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantasia 2010: KURONEKO Review

Hypnotic, entrancing and deeply theatrical, Fantasia presents a retrospective screening of Kaneto Shindo's 1968 classic Kuroneko as a reminder of a different era. Presented on a gorgeous archival print, Kuroneko remains every bit as vital today as it must have... More »
By Todd Brown   

Win a Signed CROPSEY Poster [UPDATED]

[Update: Cropsey's run at the IFC Center in New York has been extended another week. As a result, there is still time to enter the poster contest. Look for another update in about a week.] The theatrical release for Cropsey is... More »
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