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.

Russia's DUELIST Delivers A Guns-Blazing Second Trailer

Russian helmer Alex Mizgiryov caught our attention back in December with the first teaser for his upcoming period set action film Duelist (Дуэлянт). Telling the tale of an 1800's roaming duelist-for-hire that first teaser was slick, stylish, and enormously entertaining... More »
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Robert Englund Enters The NIGHTWORLD

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden In The Woods) returns to screens with the upcoming Nightworld and he's got a very familiar face to horror fans tucked away in there with A Nightmare On Elm Street's Robert Englund playing a key... More »
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THE TUNNEL: Watch The Trailer For TROLL HUNTER Director's New Short

Troll Hunter director Andre Ovredal has been busy over the past few years with a variety of feature film projects at various stages but, even so, he still managed to carve out time to direct a new short film titled... More »
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HOLIDAYS: Trailer Hits And Release Date Announced For Horror Anthology

Ah, the holidays. We're supposed to love them but if we're being honest they're just as often hideous as they are happy. And that's the beasic premise behind Holidays, the upcoming horror anthology project featuring new work from Kevin Smith,... More »
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Has Indonesia Found A New Action Star In Pop Singer Bisma Karisma? JUARA Teaser Says Quite Possibly Yes.

Though just 25 years old, Indonesian star Bisma Karisma - actual name Bisma Rudiantoro - already has quite the intriguing resume. An accomplished breakdancer, Karisma rose to prominence on the televised Let's Dance competition before ultimately winning the Japanese edition... More »
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SAUSAGE PARTY: Less Sex Than Expected, Much More Violence In Trailer For Seth Rogen's Animated Feature

Call the Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg originated Sausage Party the anti-Toy Story, if you will. Like the Pixar classic, the story here revolves around a collection of consumer goods whose only goal in life has been to be chosen... More »
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First Trailer For Burton's MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

When Ransom Riggs first published the novel Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children it may have well have been subtitled, "Please Make This Into A Movie, Tim Burton". And having failed to particularly light the box office on fire with... More »
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GREEN ROOM: Second Trailer For Saulnier's Punk Rock Thriller Arrives

Following a lengthy - and enormously successful - festival run, Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is surely one of the most anticipated releases of the coming months. And while the general public will still need to wait until May for its... More »
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COLD WAR 2: First Trailer Promises More Glossy Thrills

Chow Yun Fat joins the original cast of Hong Kong thriller Cold War - the highest grossing HK film of 2012 - for the upcoming Cold War 2. And this is one sequel that appears to be holding to the... More »
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Keanu Reeves Joins Peter Stormare In SWEDISH DICKS

While he does not appear to actually be a Swedish Dick, Keanu Reeves is certainly going to be spending rather a lot of time with a pair of them with word that the Canadian star has signed on to join... More »
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Boston Underground Film Festival Announces Full 2016 Lineup

Like the headline says, the Boston Underground Film Festival has announced its full lineup and as befits a festival that uses the image above in it's publicity material it's chock full of strangeness. Check out the full announcement! CAMBRIDGE, MA... More »
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Review: EYE IN THE SKY, Complex, Darkly Funny, But...

Tsotsi and Rendition director Gavin Hood has set himself a difficult task on multiple levels with his latest effort, Eye In The Sky. He is, first of all, tackling fabulously thorny and morally complex material as he weighs the question... More »
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Crowdfund This! Australian Single Shot Picture WATCH THE SUNSET

There's something deeply intriguing about the single shot film and Watch The Sunset - billed as the first ever single shot feature ever made in Australia - looks as though it could be a good one. Watch the Sunset is Australia’s... More »
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THE PASSING (YR YMADAWIAD): Watch The Trailer For The First Ever Welsh Language Genre Film

Coming off the success of BBC backed crime series Hinterland - a series shot simultaneously in Welsh and English language version - director Gareth Bryn and the core creative team behind the series have pushed the boundaries of Welsh language... More »
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PYROMANIAC: Erik Skjoldbjærg Returns With New Norwegian Thriller

Erik Skjoldbjærg, the acclaimed director of Insomnia - later remade by Christopher Nolan - and Nokas returns to the big screen with Pyromaniac, a period set thriller which has just released its first trailer. The year is 1981 and it... More »
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International GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer Offers A Bit More Hemsworth

If you were among those unconvinced by the first trailer for the Paul Feig directed reboot of Ghostbusters then I think it's safe to say that the new international trailer for the film will not convince you otherwise. Made up... More »
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Watch The Fabulous Full Trailer For Arild Frohlich's GRAND HOTEL

Despite a relatively short filmography, Norwegian helmer Arild Frohlich has become a great favorite in these parts. He got things kicked off with Fatso, an enormously transgressive - and hysterically funny - adaptation of a cult novel that manages to... More »
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Dirty Beaches' Alex Zhang Hungtai Stars In Mitchell Stafiej's A. Check Out The First Trailer Now.

Best known in music circles as the lead - and only constant, really - in Canadian music act Dirty Beaches, Alex Zhang Hungtai takes the lead in Mitchell Stafiej's indie drama A. Hungtai plays musician Konrad in the midst of... More »
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Handsome Trailer For Indonesian Thriller PESANTREN IMPIAN

Award winning Indonesian director Ifa Isfansyah (The Dancer, The Golden Cane Warrior) delivers a thriller with a trace of Agatha Christie in its premise with the upcoming Pesantren Impian. The story takes its name from a religious boarding school, a... More »
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THE SUNKEN CONVENT: Watch The Trailer For The Danish Short

Danish director Michael Panduro is one we've been keeping an eye on in these parts for a good while now and he will soon be making his return to screens with short film effort The Sunken Convent. A man wakes... More »
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