Exclusive: HELLIONS Poster Offers Trick 'R' Treat Imagery

As Bruce McDonald's Halloween-themed horror film Hellions continues to wind its way through the festival circuit (next stop: Toronto International Film Festival), we have this handsome pumpkin patch and trick 'r treat poster depicting the film's murderous younglings.From Ben Umstead's Sundance review:Chloe... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

MACBETH: Watch This Gorgeous And Gritty Trailer For Kurzel's Shakespeare Flick

Prepare your eyes for this new trailer for Justin Kurzel's Shakespearean flick MacBeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, for it is something to behold. If you have never read Shakespeare's play it is about a Scottish general who is told... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA Trailer Puts A Relationship To The Test

The trailer for La Memoria del Agua (The Memory of Water) effectively establishes an unhappy, moody tone for its tale of a young couple whose relationship is put to the test after a tragic accident. Elena Anaya and Benjamin Vicuna star.... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

DEDfest 2015: GREEN ROOM, THE INVITATION And BITE Lead First Wave Of Titles

The City of Champions, Edmonton, Alberta, will have ample time to prepare itself for the eighth annual DEDfest film festival happening this October, from the 20th to the 25th. The genre film festival will give the residents of Edmonton something... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Toronto 2015: DER NACHTMAHR German Trailer, A Creature And A Teenage Girl

Set to make its North American premiere as part of the Vanguard program at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, Der Nachtmahr looks to be a loud, disturbing picture about a creature that may (or may not) be haunting a... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Ozon's THE NEW GIRLFRIEND Heats Up To Red-Band In New Trailer

A new red-band (NSFW) trailer for Francois Ozon's The New Girlfriend take a subtly erotic approach, baring a little more flesh and turning up the heat exponentially. Our own Kwenton Bellette saw it at the French Film Festival in Australia back... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: SUMMER CAMP, BANJO, GODDESS OF LOVE, And More

As FrightFest 2015 winds down today with a final burst of films, here's a final dispatch of movies seen and nightmares endured.... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

DABBE 6 Trailer: Of Turkish Myths, And Nightmares, And Blood, Oh, A Lot Of Blood

I won't lie: a new trailer for Dabbe 6 features a copious amount of blood. But it also includes a plethora of puzzling, perhaps nightmare-inducing, imagery that is kinda amazing to see. This is an extended trailer, and I have no... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

EMPYREAN: Watch This Intensely Beautiful Trailer For The Canadian Indie

Thomas Robert Lee's debut feature film Empyrean has booked its first festival date at the Calgary International Film Festival and to celebrate we have the first trailer to share with you. The premiere screening will be a homecoming for the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: FRANKENSTEIN, ROAD GAMES, SCHERZO DIABOLICO, And More

Four days in, and FrightFest has entered that bleary-eyed state of exhaustion where everything, on or off screen, seems hallucinatory, and conversations outside the cinema take on a rambling, incoherent trajectory. Everyone is starting to assume the muttered drawl and... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: BAIT, SOME KIND OF HATE, CONTRACTED: PHASE II And More

Film4 FrightFest has finally achieved the greatest accolade that can ever be conferred on a genre festival: it was picketed by politely determined Christian fundamentalists, concerned for the souls of all who entered the VUE, Leicester Square.. Here are some... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

FrightFest 2015 Dispatch: CHERRY TREE, THE UNFOLDING, NEVER LET GO, And More

So here we go again. FrightFest 2015 will present 76 features (and sundry shorts and special events) spread over six screens in four and a half days. It's the very best - and some of the worst - that (mostly... More »
By Anton Bitel   
  

Sidewalk Film Fest 2015 Review: THREE FINGERS, A Powerful Engagement With Trauma

While the average person in the United States might be familiar with the illness known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among war veterans, it is arguably an 'invisible' illness (unlike the loss of a limb, for example)... More »
  

Review: NO ESCAPE Shows Us The Asia That Americans Should Be Afraid Of

Asia is terrifying. With its obscure languages, stifling humidity, tropical foliage, peculiar deities, dubious military regimes, weird food and proximity to historically hazardous war zones, American citizens would be insane to go near any part of it. The only Westerners... More »
By James Marsh   
  

O-TOWN: Watch The Teaser For Nigerian Gangster Film

We first came across Nigerian helmer CJ 'Fiery' Obasi last year with his feature film Ojuju. A low budget zombie tale set in the shanty towns of his native land, Ojuju bucked the odds to pick up awards at home... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MSG 2 Theatrical Trailer Will Make You Question Your Sanity

While watching Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan's autobiographical first film, MSG: The Messenger, my 10-year-old son made what is the most concise and cogent statement about this work of complete nonsense that I have seen thus far. He... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

BASKIN: Watch The Deeply Disturbing Trailer For Can Evrenol's Feature Debut

Turkish helmer Can Evrenol feels very much like one of our own here at Twitch. We've been covering his work since back in 2009 when he first came to our attention with his sophomore short film The Chest, and we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD Trailer Features More Discreet People-Eating

They're really big! And they eat people! The second (and concluding) installment of the big-screen adaptation, Attack on Titan: End of the World looks suitably apocalyptic. Installment #1 ate up the box office in Japan earlier this month, and now part... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: TURBO KID, Made With The Right Kind Of Secret Ingredient

(Gory equals glory with lots of guts!) Saying Turbo Kid is Mad Max on BMX-bikes may be a quick description, and not exactly misleading, but it's also selling the film a bit short. For starters it fails to show Turbo... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fantastic Fest 2015 Reveals A World Of Weird With Second Wave

Any genre fan attending Fantastic Fest 2015 is going to lose their collective minds. The international madness (in addition to the first wave I reported on last month) that is going to descend upon Austin is jaw dropping.  Opening night... More »
  
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