Imagine Film Festival 2014 Reveals Whopping Line-up

On the 9th of April this year, the Amsterdam-based Imagine Film Festival will start, opening with Christophe Gans' Beauty And The Beast. And now that the festival's site reveals its entire program, it turns out that its opener is not... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: HOUSEBOUND, A Deadpan, Diabolical, Haunted Thriller

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Review: STAGE FRIGHT Sings, Dances, And Slashes Its Way Into Hearts

In the fall of 2010, everyone at Fantastic Fest was talking about The Legend of Beaver Dam, a short film that looked like a spooky horror flick until it burst into a musical. The short captured the disparate moods required... More »
  

Dark New Zealand Comedy HOUSEBOUND Visits The Loo In First Clip

Though I'm not at SXSW myself there are a small handful of titles that I'm particularly eager to see reactions from the fest going crowd on and topping that list is Gerard Johnstone's dark Kiwi comedy Housebound.Kylie Bucknell is forced... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Film4 FrightFest Really, Really Wants You to Turn Your Bloody Phone Off!

So much so, that they've made a competition! While last year, a select group of filmmakers were invited to make short idents "encouraging" patrons to turn off their phones (and it was an amazing set of idents), this year they're... More »
  

SXSW 2014 Exclusive: First Look at Nature Docu YAKONA

We mentioned it in our 22 Can't Miss SXSW Titles yesterday, and now we have an exclusive first look clip for you of the SXSW Visions-premiering nature docu Yakona. Directed by Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins, Yakona looks like it... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Have A Creepy Look At Nicholas McCarthy's HOME

Hot on the heels of a trio of images from Nicholas McCarthy's upcoming horror flick Home, comes our first look at his sophomore effort. In this scene Ashley Rickards plays the mysterious girl who goes to a young couple's house... More »
  

Yubari 2014: Watch NSFW Award-Winning Short KETSUJIRU JUKE Now!

Almost everything that screens at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival is weird and wonderful to some degree or other, but even within this permissive anything goes environment there are some films that still manage to boggle the mind and exceed... More »
  

SXSW 2014: HONEYMOON Teaser Creeps With The Terror Of Being Newlywed

Leigh Janiak's romantic horror Honeymoon is set to have its world premiere this Friday, March 7th, down in dear ol' Austin, TX. So with that we have today a nice little tease of the film.Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and... More »
  

Greatness. STAGE FRIGHT Trailer Mixes Music, Mirth, And Bloody Madness

Nothing in life is guaranteed, but from the first trailer for Jerome Sable's Stage Fright, I am willing to predict that he has absolutely nailed a great horror-comedy musical. Sable made the short The Legend of Beaver Dam several years... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Watch The Teaser For Midnighter STARRY EYES

All set to have its world premiere in less than a week at SXSW, midnighter horror film Starry Eyes is looking to wow audiences next Saturday in Austin. In anticipation of its debut, a teaser trailer has dropped to give... More »
  

Exclusive OTHER MONTHS Clip: The Rabbit in the Basement

Set to make its world premiere at SXSW this coming weekend, Nick Singer's Other Months tackles a familiar subject, but promises to shake things up a bit. Here's the description by the festival: Nash spends a year drawing into himself,... More »
  

OPEN WINDOWS: Black Leather, New Poster For Nacho Vigalondo Thriller

I had the opportunity to see Nacho Vigalondo's third feature Open Windows at the European Film Market in Berlin earlier this month. And while I can't tell you any details, I can say that it was pretty incredible: intelligent, innovative, brilliantly... More »
  

First Trailer For Mizui Maki's Abduction Drama KEPT

Due to have its world premiere at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival later this week, before playing in competition at Boston Underground Film Festival on 28 March, we get a first look at Kept, the debut feature from Mizui... More »
  

SXSW 2014: Trailer Debut for Suicide Dramedy SEQUOIA

One of the standout titles on the SXSW Narrative Spotlight lineup is Andy Landen's feature debut Sequoia. Starring Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan alongside Todd Lowe, Demetri Martin, Sophi Bairley, and Joey Lauren Adams, Sequoia is the story of a... More »
  

Imagine 2014: First Trailer For Dutch Horror THE POOL

[Updated with subtitled trailer] A small pool in a forest may contain a bad secret or two, in the Dutch horror thriller The Pool (De Poel), directed by Chris W. Mitchell. He also co-wrote the script with starring actor Gijs... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Boston Underground's First Wave Includes THE CONGRESS, BLUE RUIN, More

The Boston Underground Film Festival (aka BUFF) has distinguished itself as one of the best regional genre exhibition fests in the country. The first wave of programming for the 16th annual fest hit today and it is already packed with... More »
  

First Trailer For Berlin Golden Bear Winner BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice, the biggest surprise of this year's Berlinale, finally gets its first Chinese-language trailer. The film basically came out of nowhere and won two major awards at the festival - Golden Bear for Best Film... More »
  

Crowdfund This! Get THE HEART MACHINE to SXSW

One of the must-sees on our SXSW 2014 forecast is Zachary Wigon's The Heart Machine. Starring John Gallagher Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil, this romantic mystery/thriller looks like a tense exploration of modern love. But with the Austin premiere looming,... More »
  

Trailer For Sex-Fueled iPhone Movie HOOKED UP

Toronto-based outfit Raven Banner have acquired world sales rights to Hooked Up, the first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPhone. This is also the first feature film for the director, Pablo Larcuen. Prior to this feature debut, Larcuen... More »
  
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