Stanley Film Fest Sets 2015 Dates, Submissions Now Open

If you followed our coverage of Stanley Film Fest 2014, then you likely know this little film fest in the Rocky Mountains is quickly becoming a "must go" on the genre film festival calendar. Filled with the year's best horror,... More »
  

EL GIGANTE: Watch The Trailer For Gigi Saul Guerrero's Short

It was back in March when the Kickstarter campaign for Gigi Saul Guerrero's short film El Gigante was launched. It looked really great and, ultimately, the campaign was a complete success. Back then, I described the short as this:... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014: HOUSEBOUND, WYRMWOOD And LATE PHASES Among Second Wave Of TItles

With just over two weeks to go until the ninth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins on October 16, it is time to reveal the final batch of films to make up this year's lineup. We will start here at... More »
  

Tokyo 2014: Full Lineup Announced, Focusing On Animation

The full lineup for the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival has been announced and, amongst its promotion of new Japanese and Asian cinema, there's a clear commitment to this year's focus on animation, both foreign and domestic. Along with the Opening... More »
  

Ladies And Gentlemen, Video Footage Of Todd Brown (Among Others) Being Punched In The Face In Glorious Slow Motion

Oh, look ... it's a fist slamming into my face in slow motion. And there's another one. Yes, kids, in a move some of you may appreciate more than others it's the video montage of the Fantastic Debates featuring violence... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Feratum 2014 Second Wave Of Films: ABCs OF DEATH 2, V/H/S: VIRAL, DER SAMURAI, WHY HORROR?, And More

The upcoming third edition of Feratum (October 2-5 in Tlalpujahua, Mexico) is undoubtedly a very promising genre celebration. If the official selection announcement brought few renowned titles, now the second wave is precisely full of those. ABCs of Death 2 and... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: DWARVES KINGDOM, A Surprisingly Balanced Exploration Of The World's Strangest Theme Park

I had never heard of the Kingdom of the Little People in Kunming, China before seeing Matthew Salton's documentary, Dwarves Kingdom. I'm hardly surprised that it exists, however. In this world of fake triple-breasted women, Crispin Hellion Glover films with casts... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Camera Japan Festival Rotterdam 2014 Reveals Its Great Line-up

UPDATE: The festival has now released its full schedule, and has opened its ticket sales. Click this link for more details. This October, the Camera Japan Festival returns, starting as always in Rotterdam with its full selection, before travelling to... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,... More »
  

Blowouts, Subconscious Beats: An Interview With HARDKOR DISKO Director Krzysztof Skonieczny

Back in March I had a chance to talk with Krzysztof Skonieczny about his experimental, thrilling debut Hardkor Disko. I did not know a lot about him back then besides the fact that he's always busy; working on sets, shooting... More »
  

New HORSEHEAD (FIEVRE) Clip Suggests Terrible Things To Come

Here's an ominous new clip from the Fantastic Fest selection Horsehead (Fievre), Romain Basset's art-horror tale of family secrets and lucid dreams. Or rather, lucid nightmares, if this clip and the previously released trailer are any indication. In this scene, a girl... More »
  

Watch Sentai Inspired Uruguayan Scifi Short Z!

Here's a little something unexpected from the halls of the Mercado Fantastico at Fantastic Fest: A scifi / action short film from Uruguay with La Casa Muda director Gustavo Hernandez as an executive producer and Local God writer Santiago Gonzalez... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Watch The Red Band Trailer For V/H/S VIRAL

All set to have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest tonight at midnight, the red band trailer for V/H/S Viral debuted at IGN. The third film in the V/H/S series has segments directed by Fantastic Fest fixture Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento,... More »
  

Watch The Teaser For Fantastic Fest And Sitges Selection THE INCIDENT

Just days before Isaac Ezban's science fiction picture The Incident (El Incidente) premieres in North America at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the first teaser trailer has arrived online courtesy of Cine Caníbal, the company that will distribute the film next year... More »
  

Morelia 2014: First Wave Of International Films Led By WINTER SLEEP, THE TRIBE, And More

The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (October 17-26) is taking shape and now the first wave of international titles has been announced. It is what you would expect from Mexico's top film festival and reaffirms the bond... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: CUB, A Campfire Story That Fizzles Out

Cub is another of those genre films that has a terrific premise, some really nice moments, but overall comes across as pretty flat and uninteresting. The story begins when a group of cub scouts are led out into the... More »
  

Marko Zaror Kicks Ass In First Exclusive Clip From REDEEMER

Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror will explode on screen at Fantastic Fest with the world premiere of Redeemer - his latest team up with writer director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza - tomorrow afternoon but for those who can't wait to see... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Udo Kier Joins Jury For Viewster Online Film Fest #3

If you submitted your film to the third annual Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF), then watch out! Cult film icon Udo Kier is going to judge you! The third annual festival began last Friday and will continue through September 25. This year's... More »
  

THE DEAD LANDS: Magnet Releasing Snatches NA Rights For Kiwi Flick

The North American rights for the Kiwi action flick The Dead Lands have been picked up by Magnet Releasing, according to Deadline. There are plans for a theatrical release next year, although no date has been set yet. The deal was negotiated... More »
  

MICGénero 2014 Presents The Lukas Moodysson Retrospective In 35mm

During its ongoing third edition, the International Film Festival with Gender Perspective (MICGénero) is presenting a fantastic retrospective dedicated to Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson, who might be best known in Mexico for directing last year's marvelous punk rock/coming of age... More »
  
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