Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, A Solid Slasher Flick With Style To Spare

The Town That Dreaded Sundown begins with Texarkana resident Jami Lerner at the local drive-in with Corey. They are watching the original 1976 flick at an annual screening on Hallowe'en night. Jami is not having a good time so the... More »
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WHY HORROR? Speaks To Fans And Outsiders Alike

As a longtime and committed fan of the horror genre, Tal Zimmerman takes us on a journey to discover its roots, influences, players and place in different cultures. His travels will take him as far away as Japan, England and... More »
  

AFM 2014: First Look At New JUNE Trailer

L. Gustavo Cooper's horror thriller June has been completed and will be introduced to the marketplace at the American Film Market (AFM) next month. Twitch is proud to debut the brand new trailer.June is the story about a nine-year-old orphan... More »
  

Have A Taste Of Interactive Cinema With The Trailer For CineApp's VOYEUR

It was just a couple weeks ago that we brought you the first images from Voyeur, an intriguing experiment in interactive cinema from director Isaac Cravit and CineApp. What is it? Remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure books? It's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Why Don't You Play In Blood?! New Stills From Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

It's been a while since Todd originally reviewed this kickass film at TIFF 2013, but Why Don't You Play in Hell? is finally coming our way and its meta, movie-making madness will be unleashed on the masses! As Todd put it,... More »
  

Howl Along With The Trailer For Bogliano's LATE PHASES

Here Comes The Devil and Cold Sweat director Adrian Garcia Bogliano makes his English language debut with Late Phases, the Nick Damici (Stake Land) scripted tale of a blind war veteran moving into a retirement community where things are not... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DVD Review: SOULMATE Offers Plenty Of Creepy Atmosphere

Axelle Carolyn's Soulmate is the kind of film that will inspire all sorts of reviews based upon a critics particular dispensation. Not scary enough to be a thriller, not bloody enough for gorehounds, and not paced quickly enough for those... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Watch The Red Band NIGHTCRAWLER Trailer

Much loved in these parts, a new red band trailer has arrived for Jake Gyllenhaal star vehicle Nightcrawler. Due for release October 31st, here's how the Toronto International Film Festival pitched the directorial debut from writer Dan Gilroy.When dusk falls... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This: ACTRESS, One Woman's Performance Off Screen... On Screen

Robert Greene is one of those filmmakers who may seem to the casual viewer to dabble in different parts of the making of a film. To others he's one of those cinematic polyglot types. The editor of Alex Ross Perry's... More »
  

Interview: Alex Ross Perry & Jason Schwartzman Talk LISTEN UP PHILIP And The Paradox Of Success

Alex Ross Perry makes no attempt to mask that the Philip of his new film Listen Up Philip, played to perfection by Jason Schwartzman, at least partly takes his inspiration from the daunted body of work of author, Philip Roth.... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Opening: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Recurring Dreams And Shaky Memories

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

Watch This Exclusive Clip From US Indie DESERT CATHEDRAL

Making its international debut at Poland's American Film Fest, Travis Gutiérrez Senger's debut thriller Desert Cathedral has all the signs of a rather interesting American indie. We've got an exclusive clip from the film for you to check out below... More »
  

5 Reasons To Attend This Weekend's Film Independent Forum In LA

If you're like me, you often look at the list of filmmaker panels at film festivals and bemoan the fact that you just have to miss what might be a great conversation in order to go catch a movie. But... More »
  

Opening: (Tour de) FORCE MAJEURE

There is a certain kind of Scandinavian black humor that when done well, is just about the funniest comedy around. This was on prime display in Morten Tyldum's Headhunters from a few years back. That film took a crime thriller... More »
  

Review: JOHN WICK, Make Him Mad, Suffer The Consequences

When you're an elite assassin, you don't need to clean up the bloody scenes of carnage you create. Thus, hit man John Wick (Keanu Reeves), retired for four years, can draw upon his ample financial resources to hire an ultra-discreet... More »
  

Check Out The Lineup And Trailers For NYC's 11th South Asian International Film Festival

I've had the privilege of covering New York City's South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) since 2010, shortly after I came on board at Twitch. Each of those five years has brought at least a couple of films that have made... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
  

Witness THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOMMY CHAOS AND STACEY DANGER

We do love ourselves a good genre mash up here at Twitch and Michael Lukk Litwak's The Life And Death Of Tommy Chaos And Stacey Danger certainly qualifies. Created as a film school thesis project with over a hundred students... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Have A Taste Of Haitian Martial Art Tire Machet With The Teaser For PAPA MACHETE

There are a small number of martial arts born out of slavery around the world. Brazil's capoeira - taught and transmitted for generations as a dance to avoid notice by the slave masters - is the most famous of these... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STARRY EYES: New Poster And Stills Revealed

The team behind Starry Eyes, the forthcoming, throwback horror film, has released new poster art and stills. Helmed by directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and produced by genre rockstar Travis Stevens (American Muscle, Jodorowsky's Dune, Cheap Thrills), Starry Eyes is a cautionary tale... More »
  
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