Andrew Mack
Associate Editor, News; Toronto, Canada

Andrew has been writing for TwitchFilm from day one, many, many years ago. He is also a programmer for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and uncle to two amazing nephews.

Magnolia Taking Ben Wheatley's HIGH-RISE Straight To The Penthouse Suite

Variety is reporting that Ben Wheatley's latest, High-Rise, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for distribution in the U.S. The film had its World Premiere here in Toronto during TIFF. Mr. Wheatley approves of this acquisition."I'm very excited about... More »
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Review: LUNA DE MIEL (HONEYMOON) And Its Twisted Views On Love And Survival

Isabel lives across the street from Jorge, a doctor who lives alone in an immaculate home. To say that Jorge is infatuated with Isabel is a bit of an understatement. When Luna De Miel (Honeymoon) opens we see that Jorge... More »
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MORBIDO TV Acquires Nearly Everything The World Of Horror Has To Offer Ahead Of Spring Launch

Our friends at Morbido Fest have been hard at work preparing for the launch of their subscription TV service Morbido TV throughout all Latin America in Spring 2016. Variety is reporting that they have just bolstered their content with major... More »
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Watch Some Hot Bodies Ready For The Slaughter In This Clip From INDIGENOUS

As horror films go, until you start killing off your cast you should at least have something going on up on the screen that will keep out attention until then. Some do it with clever banter. Some do it with... More »
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Scott Adkins Drives Angry In Clip From CLOSE RANGE

The indie action flick Close Range from Isaac Florentine and Scott Adkins came out last week in the U.S. on VOD and iTunes on December 4th. It begins a theatrical run this week on December 11th. TwitchFilm has an exclusive clip... More »
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Your First Look At The Poster And Synopsis For L Gustavo Cooper's Short Film THE HOME

This Spring keep an eye out for a new proof-of-concept/short film from June director L Gustavo Cooper called The Home. It is going to hit the festival circuit first to drum up some interest in turning it into a feature... More »
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Do You Have Dreams? Exclusive Clip From THE WORLD OF KANAKO

Drafthouse Films is releasing The World Of Kanako, the latest film from one of our favorite Japanese directors, ever, Nakashima Tetsuya (Confessions and Kamikaze Girls), this Friday, December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller of operatic scope, The World of Kanako is... More »
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Tom Cruise In Talks To Lead Universal's THE MUMMY Franchise Revival

Variety is reporting that Tom Cruise is in talks to take the lead in Universal's reboot of their The Mummy franchise. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange and Passengers) is penning the script. Alex Kurtzman (Stark Trek and Into Darkness, Aliens and... More »
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Kevin Bacon WILL Return To TREMORS Franchise In TV Drama

Rumors and wishes upon stars have been whirling around for a while now but today The Wrap and other trade outlets are reporting that Kevin Bacon is returning to the Tremors franchise. He will indeed reprise his role as Valentine... More »
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Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
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Who Is The Prey In This Trailer For Argentinian Horror Thriller PRESAGIO (OMEN)?

When I was down at the Morbido Film Festival a young filmmaker from Argentina, Matias Salinas, was hell bent on meeting me. Not because I was me (Derrr!) but because of us, TwitchFilm. He wanted us to be the first... More »
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Review: FRANCESCA, A Visually Striking Homage To The Famed Italian Genre

Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, disappeared 15 years ago. A psychopath, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, is intent on cleansing the city of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo, the police detectives in... More »
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Short Film, Short Review: If You Listen Closely You Can Still Hear Their VOICES

A young newspaper reporter Alonso is sent to investigate police reports of the disappearance of children down a mysterious hole that suddenly appeared in a warehouse. There he bumps into Ramon who describes himself as a "news reporter, journalist, and... More »
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Morbido 2015: Award Winners And Final Thoughts

I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
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Giveaway: Win A Blu-ray Of Sono Sion's TOKYO TRIBE From XLrator Media

XLrator Media will be releasing Sono Sion's hip hop musical crazy fest, Tokyo Tribe, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. TwitchFilm has two Blu-rays to give to lucky readers in the U.S.In a futuristic Japan, territorial street gangs form... More »
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Giveaway: Win A DVD And Signed Poster From Jason Trost's HOW TO SAVE US

Jason Trost's How To Save Us has been out on DVD and Blu-ray for a couple weeks now. If you haven't picked up a copy yet we can save you the trouble by giving you a copy on DVD. And... More »
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THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN: After The Laughter Comes Tears In This Trailer

If you read a title of a film that was The Lady In The Car With Glasses And A Gun at first glance you may have thought that someone was trying to be cheeky with their take on exploitation cinema.... More »
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Nikkatsu, Vertical Entertainment And XYZ Films Line Up For A HEADSHOT

Deadline is reporting that the Mo Brothers' action thriller Headshot has been picked up for distribution by Nikkatsu, Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films. The three companies are partnering on a day and date release of the Indonesian film. They will... More »
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Short Film, Short Review: Something Lurks Behind That Door In AGRAVOY

A lone figure stalks back and forth in a dilapidated apartment. Through peepholes he watches the woman next door engage with a new male tenant on the same floor. Jealousy boils over and the true nature of their relationship comes... More »
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You Want Exclusive Stills From THE WORLD OF KANAKO? We Got Them Right Here!

Our good friends at Drafthouse Films have hooked us up with a bevy of stills from The World of Kanako. the latest from Confessions director Nakashima Tetsuya. Drafthouse will release the film in cinemas and on VOD on December 4th. An uncompromising revenge thriller... More »
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