DEMON Director Marcin Wrona: 1973 - 2015

Marcin Wrona, director of the Polish horror film Demon, which just had its world premiere here in Toronto, has passed away suddenly back home in Poland. Below is a statement released by a personal friend of Marcin's, Jim Dobson, on... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto 2015 Review: THE WAVE Delivers Large Scale Spectacle

Since first appearing on the scene with Cold Prey in 2006, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug - not pronounced how it looks to English speakers but an awesome name, nonetheless - has earned himself quite a reputation, thanks to his ability... More »
By Todd Brown   

Fantastic Fest 2015 Exclusive: DER BUNKER U.S. Trailer And Poster Bring The Weirdness

Fantastic Fest 2015 is nearly upon us, and so begins the flood of amazing oddities into the world of film fanatics. Among the oddest we've yet seen is the eccentric German export Der Bunker. TwitchFilm is proud to bring you the... More »
By J Hurtado   

Toronto 2015 Review: Broken Loyalties Breed Betrayal And Violence In THE ARDENNES

A man crashes into water and hauls himself to the side, heavy breathing puffing through his nylon mask as he throws himself into the waiting car. "Just drive," he wheezes to the waiting driving. "There was nothing I could do."... More »
By Todd Brown   

Blu-ray Review: THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW Makes Its HD Debut From 88 Films UK

88 Films returns to the fore with our new review of their recent Blu-ray release of Antonio Bido's middle-of-the-road giallo, The Bloodstained Shadow. Bido was not as prolific a director as many during the heyday of this uniquely Italian genre boom.... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   

Toronto 2015 Review: MY BIG NIGHT, Splendidly Controlled Chaos

Alex de la Iglesia is a filmmaker who delights at putting mayhem up on the screen, be it clowns with machetes fighting in the Spanish Civil War or the painted living-statues on La Puerta Del Sol knocking off a bank... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Have Your Say: Who's The Best Doctor Who?

Browsing around the Internet, I saw all kind of screenshots from the upcoming Doctor Who series, with people running through a landscape with explosions left and right. "Hm... that doesn't actually look like what I think of, when I think... More »
By Ard Vijn   

IRON SKY 2 Is Looking For A Fat Nerd

Don't you hate it when your crowdfunded epic runs into a snag? When there is a secret ingredient missing? It could be something simple, something that's just lying around, yet would make your masterpiece perfect. Timo Vuorensola, director of Iron... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Etrange 2015 Ends With A Bang, A BAX & A BAAHUBALI

The 21st edition of Paris' Etrange Festival came to a fiendish close last night, awarding prizes to four lucky films and leaving local genre-heads heartbroken with the knowledge that it's a full 51 weeks until next year's festivities. Top honors went... More »
By Ben Croll   

Toronto 2015 Review: BANG GANG, Teen Sex Without The Histrionics

There is something refreshing about teenage drama cum neo-Bechdel test, Bang Gang. The film seems to be on a conscious mission to smash any and all notions of how these films are done. From John Hughes' The Breakfast Club with... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Mark Dacascos' SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Russian Trailer Needs No Translation

Sorry to say, I don't know what, exactly, is being said in a new trailer for Showdown in Manila, but the action on display makes the intent clear. Mark Dacascos stars in and directs, with a bevy of action stars --... More »
By Peter Martin   

Toronto 2015 Review: EVOLUTION, Surreal And Chilling Mystery

I'm a great believer in minimalism, particularly when it comes to body horror in film. Used carefully and deliberately, a few choice scenes can have far more weight in a story and a far more effective impact on the... More »

Toronto 2015 Review: Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX Delivers Deliciously Dark Comedy

Context may not be quite everything in life but it is almost always pretty damn important and so it should be noted that if I were to describe Alex Van Warmerdam's most recent feature film as a pleasant little diversion... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Trailer For POV Actioner HARDCORE Totally Is

Ahead of its world premiere tonight in Toronto's Midnight Madness section, a trailer has dropped for Ilya Naishuller's first person actioner Hardcore. The less said about the trailer the better, but first...You may recall that Naishuller and his team were... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Toronto 2015: Kormakur's TRAPPED Ushers Iceland Into The Nordic Noir Wave

If not for the fact that everything has fallen apart around him, Andri's life would be perfect. The chief of police in a town so small that the biggest issue of the day are locals calling to complain about their... More »
By Todd Brown   

MOTELx: A View From The Front Row

Now that MOTELx has reached midway point, it seems a perfectly good moment to reflect back on what's gone and highlight the brilliant second half to come. The festival opened with a sold out screening of M. Night Shyamalan's The... More »
By Evrim Ersoy   

Interview: Veronika Franz And Severin Fiala Talk About Directing Creepy Twins In GOODNIGHT MOMMY

Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, first time (in narrative form) filmmakers hailing from Austria, made a fantastic yet deeply disturbing film, Goodnight Mommy. It's been garnering much deserved critical acclaim around the globe ever since it made a splash in the... More »
By Dustin Chang   

Review: GOODNIGHT MOMMY, An Unsettling Nightmare

Austrian arthouse horror Goodnight Mommy gets under your skin early and stays there long after the credits. Within its sparse and sterile decor, this minutely observed chamber piece tears apart the constructs of the family drama. Following an accident, a... More »
By Pierce Conran   

THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN: Watch The Trailer For PLAN C Director's Latest

Dutch writer-director Max Porcelijn has become a great favorite here at Twitch, his blend of dark humor, rich characters and sly subversion of genre principles inviting comparison to the likes of the Coen Brothers. His debut feature, Plan C, won... More »
By Todd Brown   

L'Etrange 2015 Is On Now! Watch The Festival Trailer!

The 2015 edition of Paris based genre festival L'Etrange is underway now with an impressive slate of films, music and other pop culture oddities. One of the premiere explosions of cinematic strangeness in the world if you're at all a... More »
By Todd Brown   
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