Sitges 2011: Brigadoon Selection To Honor Past And Present Genre Filmmakers.

Twitch will be on the scene at this year's Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and one of the programs sets out to honor past and present genre filmmakers as well as present a thorough program of films complete with... More »
  

THE RAID - Iko Uwais. Joe Taslim. Gareth Huw Evans. Fight!

  

ETRANGE 2011: STAKE LAND review

If Jim Mickle's brilliant Stake Land has one thing above all else to teach us it's that cliches do not matter in the slightest if the person using them knows what they're doing. Stake Land tells the story of a... More »
  

Sitges: Noves Visions Programme

As if looking down the news section is not enough, we are in FESTIVAL season around the world, and the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, still the worlds largest if its kind, which runs this year from 6-16 of October, just... More »
  

EVIL RISING (aka SAUNA) UK DVD review

Antti-Jussi Annila's Sauna (or Evil Rising, for this UK DVD release) is undeniably a very good movie, if a clear case of the director slightly over-reaching after his magnificent (and sadly under-rated) debut, Jade Warrior. That film leant heavily on... More »
  

Full Trailer For Dystopic French Scifi CARRE BLANC

Back in mid-June Twitch was proud to premiere three clips from Jean-Baptiste Leonetti's brilliant dystopic science fiction film Carre Blanc. We had the chance to see the film at a market screening in Cannes and walked away enormously impressed by... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Cuban Zombie Comedy JUAN OF THE DEAD

About a year ago the powers behind the scenes of Alejandro Brugues' zombie comedy Juan of the Dead did about the worst thing they could have done at the time. They took a zero budget proof of concept promo for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HOFF 2011: ATROCIOUS Review

Meet the children of the Quintanilla family. There is July, the teenage daughter. She is not quite rebellious but certainly chafes against her mother's care. And there is Christian, slightly older but in many ways simpler. All Christian wants... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2011: NEON FLESH (CARNE DE NEON) Review

Ricky is having a tough day, the bullet with his name on it is quite literally staring him in the face.  Structured as a flashback of his life right at the second of final judgment, for (ostensibly) our entertainment,... More »
  

SXSW 2011: INSIDIOUS Review

[With James Wan's Insidious now screening at SXSW we revisit Todd Brown's previous review.]Though it breaks down some in a final act sees the tightly wound story seemingly split into a  pair of competing films - one an 80s... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Sitges Festival And Director Angel Sala Charged With Exhibition Of Child Pornography For Screening A SERBIAN FILM

Some disturbing news out of Barcelona today with word that the Sitges Film Festival - one of the oldest, largest and most respected genre film events in the world - and its director, Angel Sala, have been charged with the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2011: KABOOM Review

[With Greg Araki's Kaboom now screening at Sundance we revisit Kurt's previous review from Sitges.]Probably the best thing audiences will get out of Gregg Araki's latest joint, Kaboom, is some well thought out and thorough advice on cunnilingus from rising... More »
  

Sitges 2010: I SAW THE DEVIL Review

[Thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]Korean director Kim Jee-woon has build quite an impressive filmography. Films like A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life or The Good, The Bad, And The Weird achieved international success and gathered him a lot of fans and well... More »
  

Sitges 2010: STAKE LAND Review

At one point in fabulously envisioned Stake Land, the loner-hero takes a brief snatch of down time from kicking up road dust and vampire killing to relax on an outdoor recliner chaise. It is the moment that you realize... More »
  

Sitges Award Winners Announced!

And a drum roll, please, because here are the winners from the 2010 Sitges Festival.OFICIAL FANTÀSTIC COMPETICIÓ SITGES 43JURAT / JURADO / JURYFrancesco Barilli, Jaume Collet-Serra, Colin Geddes, Jan Harlan & Elena ManriqueMillor Curtmetratge / Mejor Cortometraje / Best... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sitges 2010: OUTRAGE Review

[Our thanks to Guillem Rosset for the following review.]It's been a while, but Takeshi Kitano has finally returned to the genre that launched him to the international success. After exploring the mysteries of artistic creation and his own inner... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sitges 2010: STRAYED Review

Kazakhstan's submission to the Foreign Language Oscar race, Akan Satayev's Strayed is a spartan yet strangely compelling trip into one man's personal hell.Andrey Merzlikin - you know him from Bimmer and Newsmakers - stars as a man who seems... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sitges 2010: THE STORM WARRIORS Review

Oxide and Danny Pang are known to go berserk when they can get their itching hands on CG, with varying results. It's not that they lack creative vision, but their budget doesn't always allow for great excesses. The Storm Warriors... More »
  

Sitges 2010: WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW Review

Following a delirious prologue featuring alien poachers locked in deadly combat with a bad-ass entity of pure fire, Koji Masunari's animated feature Welcome to the Space Show innocently begins with a group of children being dropped off at rural summer camp. It... More »
By Peter K.   
  

Sitges 2010: Trailer For First Person Horror ATROCIOUS

After the global success of the [REC] franchise it is, frankly, surprising that there hasn't been a flood of Spanish language first person horror projects looking to repeat that success. The first that I'm aware of - and one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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