Review: CHARLIE'S COUNTRY Enthralls

When I saw Rolf de Heer's Bad Boy Bubby in an arthouse theatre back in the mid-90s, I was totally unprepared for such raw and nihilistic filmmaking. A violent and dark film, it was clear from that one film that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Review: THE GREEDY TIFFANY, A Feat In Czech Genre Production

Genre production does not really thrive in Czech Republic. The contrary seems to be the case, and it appears to be rather an endangered species. This year saw the release of two horror films of the same breed (found footage). While... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Locarno 2015 Review: RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, Stars Shine In Classic Hong Sangsoo

Following Hong Sangsoo's career guarantees for viewers, at the very least, one thing - developing a keen eye for detail. The auteur's films are remarkably similar to one another, from their lecherous male director/professor characters and conversations over bottles of... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: PRINCE, Innocence Triumphs Over Thug Life

Young Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong's debut film Prince has all the stereotypical elements that make up a so-called gangsta movie: guns, drugs, babes, bling-blings and expensive sports mobiles. But underneath all its macho posturing, inner-city working class clichés and... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

BRAVE MEN'S BLOOD: Oscilloscope Releases Icelandic Crime Thriller On September 1st

Oscillosclope Laboratories will release Olaf de Fleur's crime thriller Brave Men's Blood on VOD on September 1st. From  the  director  of  "City  State"  comes  BRAVE  MEN'S  BLOOD,  a crime  thriller  set against  the  background  of corruption,  drugs,  torture  and Icelandic gangsters.When a former criminal... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Mayhem 2015: Jonathan Rigby To Narrate Long-Lost Dracula Script From Hammer Archive

Now this sounds like a real treat for those attending the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham this October. Actor and Historian Jonathan Rigby will be narrating a long-lost Dracula script written by Hammer writer/producer Anthony Hinds. He will be joined on... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

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 »
By Todd Brown   
  

PERVERSOS: Peruvian Horror Goes Extreme In Trailer And Stills

So far, Peruvian horror movies have stuck to a formula: ghost and haunted house stories that use the found footage format. They're more about building atmosphere and doling out some jump scares. No director has gone in the opposite direction,... More »
  

Portland 2015: Festival Announces Lineup And The SonuvaZombiefilmmaker!

The third annual Portland Film Festival happens from September 1st through 7th this year. With a program featuring 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films the festival announced their feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE GLASS MAN, A Frightening Spiral Into A Personal Hell

The most uncomfortable subject is not sex; it is money. Not in political discussions, but personal ones. We don't ask people how much money they make; we don't ask them about their personal finances. It is probably safe to assume... More »
  

DEADWOOD Alive? F-Bombs Away!

Deadwood was buried under its own genius after just three seasons, and a mere 2980 f-bombs! It remains one of the fucking standout TV experiences of my fucking life, and the latest hints at a possible fucking movie are sure to... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Lima 2015 Review: THE FIRE (EN INCENDIO) Consumes A Relationship And Makes You Watch

Brutal and horrifying are words you'd normally use to describe a horror movie, not a relationship drama, but The Fire (El Incendio), from first-time director Juan Schnitman, earns them. It has nothing to do with ghosts or monsters, but it's... More »
  

Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Ringo Lam's WILD CITY In Cinemas!

Wild City marks a very welcome return for Hong Kong director Ringo Lam, best known for City On Fire, Prison On Fire, Full Contact and Full Alert. It is his first feature film in 12 years and the cast includes... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Exclusive Stills From US-Italy Slasher THE MUSK

The son of Italian farmers, one of which was Italian actor Tony Di Mitri, director George Nevada grew up in the US. When he's not helming his Boston restaurant, he's making films in Italy, such as the forthcoming slasher The... More »
  

Christopher Nolan Presents THE QUAY BROTHERS IN 35MM Tour, Trailer, And Blu-Ray

Massive news today for fans of creepy, old-school animators, The Quay Brothers, who've influenced at least one whole generation of other creepy filmmakers and storytellers, including Christoper Nolan.Partnering with Zeitgeist Films and Syncopy, Nolan and the Quays are embarking on... More »
  

Now On DVD: Mondo Macabro's Grexploitation Duo TANGO OF PERVERSION And THE WIFE KILLER

Mondo Macabro opens their new Greek Exploitation Collection with a pair of sleazy crime films from '70s director Dacosta Carayan. The releases, 1974's Tango of Perversion and 1976's The Wife Killer, both bring light to a little known and even... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  
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