Todd Brown
Founder and Editor; Toronto, Canada

Todd founded Twitch in September of 2004 under the assumption that nobody in particular would care. Some people did, so he kept going. Todd is also Director of International Programming at Fantastic Fest, a partner at XYZ Films and father to a remarkably geeky child.

Erik Matti, Alex Van Warmerdam, Sono Sion And Cesc Gay And More Added To TIFF With Contemporary World Cinema Announcement

Filipino helmer Erik Matti's latest crime thriller Honor Thy Father (pictured above), Sono's arthouse scifi offering The Whispering Star, Cesc Gay's Truman,  and Alex Van Warmerdam's dark hitman comedy Schneider Vs Bax are among the latest additions to the Toronto... More »
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L'Etrange 2015 Announces Their Massive Lineup!

Heads up, French genre film fans! The L'Etrange Festival have announced their massive 2015 lineup and - true to typical form - it is chock full of goodness. And badness. And weirdness. Twitch is, once again, a media sponsor for... More »
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Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See A Trio Of Hitchcock / Bergman Team Ups On The Big Screen!

Hey, Toronto! The TIFF Bell Lightbox has got a big treat in store for fans of big screen icon Ingrid Bergman with their upcoming Notorious: Celebrating The Ingrid Bergman Centenary retrospective and we've got two fantastic ticket bundles to give... More »
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God Exists, He Lives In Brussels, And He's Kind Of A Dick. Watch The Trailer For Van Dormael's THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT.

Many people have long suspected that if God actually exists he might be kind of a dick. And that's exactly the premise of Mr Nobody helmer Jaco Van Dormael's latest Cannes selected comedy, with the added wrinkle thrown in that... More »
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Yakuza Turned Priest Returns To Violence In Russian Action PRIEST: CONFESSION OF A SAMURAI

There appears to be a pretty fascinating collision of cultures at the center of upcoming Russian action picture Priest: Confession of a Samurai. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa stars in the picture as a former yakuza turned Orthodox priest pulled back into his... More »
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Whatever Happened To Nakata? GHOST THEATER Trailer Fails To Impress ...

It really wasn't that long ago that Nakata Hideo was not just one of the most intriguing directors in Japan but in the entire world. Riding a string of success that peaked with - but wasn't limited to - Ringu... More »
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Impressive Trailer For Polish War Picture KARBALA

Though war pictures set in the Middle East have been a hard sell in recent years given the ongoing nature of the conflict - nobody seems to want to pay to watch events play out on a big screen that... More »
By Todd Brown   

Snakes, Blood And Sex In Thai Erotic Horror HOOD

While details in English are hard to come by - and Google Translate proves remarkably bad at Thai, even by Google Translate standards - a very impressive trailer has arrived online for upcoming Thai erotic horror Hood (ตัวอย่างเต็ม แม่เบี้ย). The... More »
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Marcin Wrona's DEMON Trailer Taps Into The Eerie

There has been a surge in high end, boundary blurring, artistic horror out of Europe in recent years with pictures like Let The Right One In representing the beginning of a wave that has carried through in the intervening years... More »
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VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
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BANG BANG BABY: High School, Rock And Roll, And Mutants In The Trailer For Canadian Oddity

Evil Dead star Jane Levy takes the lead opposite Justin Chatwin in Jeffrey St Jules' award winning Canadian oddity Bang Bang Baby. How odd? Picture an early 1960's sock hop musical featuring a lonely high school girl, a rock and... More »
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PORTAL TO HELL: Roddy Piper Battles Cthulhu In Teaser For Wrestling Icon's Final Film

The Great Old One is being summoned into the basement of a disused apartment building and the only man who can stop Cthulhu's arrival is wrestling great Rowdy Roddy Piper. That's the basic hook on Portal To Hell!!! (yes, the... More »
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MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
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THE BALLAD OF IMMORTAL JOE: Because What The World Needs Is More Rhyming Cowboy Animation. Really.

If you, like me, find inherent wonder in the existence of an animated short film about cowboys who speak only in rhyme while managing to work both bourbon and rye into the conversation, well hey. Hector Herrera's The Ballad Of... More »
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Anggy Umbara Lays On The Future-Silat In Indonesian Actioner 3

Indonesian director Anggy Umbara clearly belongs to the John Woo school of filmmaking, which means that the only thing better than slow motion is more slow motion. In the rain. He also believes in laying on a good smackdown and... More »
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THE PIPER: Deliciously Grim Trailer For Korean Reimagining Of The Classic Tale

Though Pierce reviewed Kim Gwang-tae's dark fairy tale re-imagining The Piper back in July we've somehow neglected to post the trailer for what, by all accounts, is one of the stronger efforts from Korea this year, a situation we remedy... More »
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COLLECTIVE INVENTION: Meet The Sad Fish Man In Trailer For Korean Oddity

Yep. That dude's a fish. And something of a media celebrity. Welcome to the very odd world of Kwon Oh-kwang's TIFF selected comedy Collective Invention.Young and unemployed Gu is desperate to make some money and participates in a clinical trial... More »
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Now On Blu-ray: Cult Filmmakers Strike Back In BURYING THE EX And LOST SOUL

Today we've got a brief look at a pair of home video releases that spotlight cult filmmakers who deserve a little moment to shine. While these films are very different in tone and subject, and the filmmakers themselves are also... More »
By J Hurtado   

Fish Man, Shooting Man And Sexin' Man All Part Of The TIFF 2015 Vanguard Program!

Gaspar Noe will be splashing body fluids across the screen at the Toronto International Film Festival with his latest effort, the 3D erotic film Love, selected as part of the Vanguard program. And what's he bringing with him? A fish... More »
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Saulnier, Miike And Byrne Anchor Toronto Midnight Madness Lineup Stacked With World Premieres

The Toronto International Film Festival has unleashed a wave of programming announcements today, among them the Midnight Madness selections and there are some doozies in there. Looking for the returns of Miike Takashi, Jeremy Saulnier, Tony Jaa and The Loved... More »
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