Andrew Mack
Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada

In the beginning Todd created Twitch. And it was good. Todd said it would draw in hot chicks. I am still waiting. So then I told him I would stick around for the free stuff. That has also not born good fruit. I am one of the Feature Films programmers for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (Formerly Dark Bridges).

AI WEIWEI THE FAKE CASE: Out Now On VOD

Danish director Andreas Johnsen's documentary Ai Weiwei The Fake Case follows the acclaimed Chinese artist from his release after an 81-day internment, through his house arrest, and his fight against trumped up tax fraud charges by the Chinese Government. The... More »
  

Giveaway: Win This Vinyl Edition Of The TAKE ME TO THE RIVER OST

See that purdy vinyl record spinning above? That my friends could be yours. It is the soundtrack from the Memphis music documentary Take Me To The River and we have one LP to give away. Because this item is one of... More »
  

Mayhem 2014: Full Lineup Reveals Chainsaws In Texas, Haunted Houses And Vampires

Oh, what a week of Mayhem lies ahead for the folks in Nottingham, England! The Mayhem Film Festival, or Mayhem X to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, runs from October 30 through November 2. We have already reported that members from Astron-6... More »
  

Crowdfund This: The Short Film PRINCE ALI Will Embrace Cultural Perspective

The dramatic short film Prince Ali would mark quite the departure of style from what we would expect of director Kevin Hamedani and screenplay writer Max Borenstein. Hamedani wrote and directed the horror flick Zombies of Mass Destruction. Borenstein wrote Godzilla.... More »
  

Crowdfund This: THE ONE & THE MANY Documents A Prison Theater Troupe In Italy

While rehabilitation programs in prisons is nothing new it is the more creative ones that catch your eye. The rehabilitation program at the maximum security prison Volterra in Italy is one program that caught the eye of filmmaker Inaya Yusuf.... More »
  

Funimation To Release COWBOY BEBOP For First Time On Blu-ray In North America

Cowboy Bebop is widely considered one of the all time great anime series, ever. And Funimation will release the complete series, fully remastered on Blu-ray, on December 16! You can sign up over at Funimation and be among the first... More »
  

Festival Do Rio 2014: SPRING, TOKYO TRIBE And OVER YOUR DEAD BODY In Midnight Lineup

If you happen to find yourself at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival between September 24 and October 8, you might want to check out their Midnight lineup. It is chock -- chock I tells ya! -- full of... More »
  

Keanu's Back In The Slick, Action-Packed Trailer For JOHN WICK

Someone has killed his dog! Bitches. Must. Pay. The Fantastic Fest Gala Screening of John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, directed by stuntmen Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, is just around the corner. Production company Lionsgate dropped the first trailer today, in... More »
  

Z NATION Starts Tonight On SyFy And Space

Three years after a zombie outbreak, Lt. Mark Hammond is escorting Murphy from New York to a lab in California. They come across a commune run by former reservist Charles Garnett. Hammond recruits Garnett to take him to the next... More »
  

Ithaca 2014: First Wave, Including TIME LAPSE, KILLERS, And LATE PHASES

Our friends down in Ithaca, New York have been busy preparing for their third annual festival. Today they announced the first wave of titles and there are a lot of festival favorites in the first wave. The Ithaca crowd will get... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014: Final Wave Of Films Includes IT FOLLOWS, AUTOMATA And THE TRIBE

Ah Fantastic Fest. One of the epicenters of genre film and the one place where you will find the highest concentration of Twitch writers in the World for one week. Seriously, if you wanted to damage the nerve center of... More »
  

Mayhem Film Festival Unveils Teen Mayhem And Mayhem Certificate X Programs

As part of their ten years anniversary the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, England is pulling out all the stops to celebrate. In the days leading up to the festival there are two new programs which we mentioned before, Teen... More »
  

TUSK Fans In Los Angeles, Start Making Up Diseases, Because...

Here is something you do not write up about every day. Unless you write for High Times; then I guess you would write about this every day. Or, you just really, really like the subject matter. I digress! Moving on! Kevin... More »
  

Toronto 2014: VSC Sinks Its Teeth In WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS For Canada

The Kiwi vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows is yet to have its Canadian Premiere in the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival this week but the folks at Video Services Corp got busy and secured... More »
  

VSC Inks Three Year Deal To Distro Kino Lorber Titles In Canada

Video Services Corp and Kino Lorber announced today that they have agreed to a three year deal where VSC will distribute Kino Lorber titles here in Canada on multiple platforms. They will primarily release KL's back catalog in all packaged... More »
  

THE SCRIBBLER: Watch This Exclusive Clip And See Our Exclusive Stills Gallery

With John Suit's adaptation of Dan Schaffer's graphic novel The Scribbler preparing to bow in cinemas and on iTunes and VOD on September 19, it is time for the promotions to roll out. We have been given an exclusive clip as well... More »
  

PLASTIC: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Julian Gilbey's Latest

Plastic is the latest offering from Julian Gilbey, the director of Twitch Film fave A Lonely Place to Die, as well as a segment in the upcoming ABCs of Death 2. You will be able to find his next action-oriented film... More »
  

Celluloid Screams 2014: More Of Those Creepy Kiwis, A Monster Romance, And Retro Royalty Highlight Full Roster

Boy oh boy, did the final weekend of October just get a whole lot cooler for the residents of Sheffield, England! We announced that The Editor, from members of Canadian outfit Astron-6, would be opening the festival. Well, they just... More »
  

SPACE CAT HOB: Be Amazed And Delighted By The Full Animated Short Film

At the beginning of the year we let you in on a small project by Paris-based animator Loïc Bramoullé called Space Cat Hob. The full six-minute short is now available and you can watch it below! Loïc spent two years making... More »
  

Bell Media's The Innoversity Summit Pitch Competition Begins

Your head is buzzing. Buzzing, I say! You have ideas about the movie you want to make, and you could really use some free stuff to help make it happen. Well, we have good news for you! Bell Media's The Innoversity... More »
  
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