Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg
London, England

Shelagh is a Toronto-born, Europe-based writer. She also a programmer for Film4 FrightFest and Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and recently completed her PhD on contemporary Spanish fantastic film.

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best TV Show/Event

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Surprise

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Biggest Disappointment

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Documentary

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Festival

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Supporting Performance

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

SPRING Is Springing To Life With A Set Visit & Photos

Late November. A field in Italy. Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, producer David Lawson, the actors and crew of the film Spring have arrived to shoot the final scene. This is the day: they must get the shot, and... More »
  

Twitch's Best of 2013 - Best Screenplay

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »
  

Martin Cuenca's Thriller-Love Story CANNIBAL Set for North American Release

While I wasn't able to attend TIFF this year, a colleague in the press office (knowing of my love for Spanish film & my film criticism) made sure that I was able to see Martin Cuenca's thriller Cannibal. And I'm... More »
  

French Trailer for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Shows a Dark, Rich Adventure

I'll admit it, I'm still a sucker for a good costume drama/folk tale. Not the Disney-fied ones that sanitize, but ones that harken back to the dark underbelly of those tales are warnings and cautions about morality and behaviour. And... More »
  

To Dream the Impossible Dream: Gilliam May Attempt DON QUIXOTE Again

An article on The Playlist suggests that Terry Gilliam might attempt, for the seventh time, to make his dream of a film version of Cervantes' daunting novel, Don Quixote, a reality. The documentary on the subject, Lost in La Mancha,... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - October

As we enter the final quarter of 2013's Full Disclosure, I was hoping to have all our contributors check out something at least vaguely horror-related knowning that this feature would publish close to Hallowe'en. Well, the trials and tribulations behind... More »
  

Sitges 2013 Review: MINDSCAPE Is An Intriguing Twist On The Classic Thriller

Sigmund Freud described the human mind as a series of rooms. In each one, our psychological traumas and memories are hidden, and our subconscious keeps many of them locked. These strange rooms of the mind and their secrets are explored... More »
  

Sitges 2013 Review: AMERICAN JESUS, An Outside Look At The Fringe Faces Of Christianity

When an American tells you that they're a Christian, you might need to ask them what denomination, and the answer you get might not be one of the more common ones. In his second feature documentary, Spanish directer Aram Garriga... More »
  

Spanish Trailer for Mindscape Reveals a Dark & Creepy Thriller

Jorge Dorado's feature film debut, Mindscape, will be screening at the Sitges film festival shortly, and a Spanish trailer has been released. Starring Mark Strong, Brian Cox, and Taissa Farmiga, Strong plays a psychic who can enter people's memories. He's... More »
  

Vigalondo Shows Us What Love Is

While he puts the finishing touches on his next feature Open Windows, Spanish Energizer Bunny Nacho Vigalondo made a little film about love. Vigalondo was approached by beer company Brabante Cerveza, who asked him to make a short about that... More »
  

Out Now On UK DVD: DEAD SUSHI Is Iguchi Insanity At Its Finest

My friend and colleague Peter K once wrote a paper on the question of cultural difference, and how that translates when one watches a film from a different country. Can we really understand all the nuances of films that come... More »
  

Full Disclosure: Twitch's Lists Of Shame - September

September has been an incredibly busy month for the Twitch collective, with many of our writers travelling the Earth seeking out cinematic delights in as far-reaching corners as Venice, Toronto and Austin. As a result, this month's Full Disclosure is... More »
  

ASMODEXIA Set Visit Reveals More of the Spanish Horror New Wave

About an hour north of Barcelona, an old tuberculosis hospital was converted to a large film studio, the Parc Audiovisual de Catalunya. Fans of Spanish horror film have likely seen several films shot there, and the most recent film in... More »
  

Sitges 2013: MACHETE KILLS, THE ZERO THEOREM and ONLY GOD FORGIVES to Screen

The countdown is on until my favourite European fantastic film festival begins. In jutst a few weeks, I will be sipping rioja by the Mediterranean Sea and watching some amazing films. And the festival has just announced the next crop... More »
  
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