MUTAFUKAZ: Watch The Amazing First Teaser For Studio 4c Animated Feature

Mark 2017 down on your calendars, animation fans, because that's how long you're going to have to wait to see French / Japanese animated feature film Mutafukaz. And judging by the freshly released first teaser that's going to feel like... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Focus On Finland: Nordic Genre Industry Days Spotlights Upcoming European Genre Films

Later this week, Jalmari Helander's Big Game will open in select U.S. theaters, representing the first notable Finnish genre production (or co-production) to hit the States since the director's Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale a few years ago. But Helander... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

GHOUL: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Petr Jakl's Czech / Ukrainian Horror

Czech director Petr Jakl bucked trends throughout the arthouse oriented markets of Eastern Europe with his Czech / Ukrainian produced - though largely English language - horror picture Ghoul and ended up with a minor hit on his hands, one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Jess Franco On Blu-ray: SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY And VAMPYROS LESBOS From Severin Films

Cult film specialists Severin Films recently released two of Jess Franco's most well known and liked films on Blu-ray. She Killed in Ecstasy and Vampyros Lesbos are both extremely good examples of where Franco was in 1970-1971in terms of honing... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Now On Blu-ray: Mario Bava's EVIL EYE And Jean Rollin's THE ESCAPEES

Kino International and their Redemption Films imprint continue to release quality Eurohorror films in the USA with these new additions to the line. We have one fairly well-known film among genre cinema fans in Mario Bava's Evil Eye (The Girl... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

DukeFest 2015: THE TREATMENT, NORWAY, VHS Delights And More Coming To London

Hang on to your hats and comb your mustaches, London! DukeFest, that amazing four-night festival of the weird, wacky and just plain mind-boggling returns. From Sunday June 28 to Wednesday July 1st, at the Prince Charles Cinema and Phoenix Artist... More »
  

Review: EDEN, The Poignance Of Time Passing, Set To An Electronic Dance Beat

The other day, I saw a college kid wearing a T- shirt that said, "In school now just to be a wage slave later." I seriously considered giving the kid a hug. And I could've easily regarded it as some... More »
By Dustin Chang   
  

Review: THE TRIBE Pushes 'Show Don't Tell' Into Brutal New Extremes

Not one word of dialogue is spoken in director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe, a stark Ukrainian drama that mixes gang thriller with boarding school intrigue, and pushes the maxim 'show don't tell' into brutal new extremes. The film presents a... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

SPRING, TURBO KID, DEATHGASM And More At Neuchâtel IFFF 2015

Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival has quickly become one of the biggest and best in Europe, in no small part due to amazing programming, and 2015 looks to be no exception. I'm very honoured and excited to be on the... More »
  

GERNIKA: Behind The Scenes Of The Spanish Civil War Drama

Director Koldo Serra greets me with a plate of cookies. This is the first indication that the set of Gernika is not perhaps typical of the usual Spanish Civil War dramas. But this isn't surprising; Serra's first feature film The Backwoods... More »
  

Blu-ray Review: THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE, A Twisted Tale Of Sex And Violence

Hot on the heels of Arrow Video's incredible (and incredibly sold out) Walerian Borowczyk Box set from last autumn, the company has dug deeper into the director's idiosyncratic oeuvre to deliver what is likely his most straight ahead horror feature,... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

L'Immagine Ritrovata Asia Opens For Business In Hong Kong

Fans of classic cinema may be familiar with L'Immagine Ritrovata, one of the world's leading film restoration and preservation laboratories, based in Bologna, Italy. Well, yesterday saw the organisation spread its wings further afield, as L'Immagine Ritrovata Asia opened for business right... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Blu-ray Review: SAN BABILA ORE 20: UN DELITTO INUTILE, A Time Capsule Of Italian Youth Gone Wild

German cult home video specialists Camera Obscura have created another can't-miss disc with their recent release of Carlo Lizzani's San Babila Ore 20: Un Delitto Inutile (San Babila 8 PM). The film is wonderfully emblematic of a time in Italy... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Sex! Violence! Beards! Welcome To THE WENDY EFFECT!

Something has disturbed the balance of power in Oslo's underworld and that something may very well be the perhaps-slightly-too-popular prostitute Wendy. And with things getting increasingly out of control there's a fighting chance that only the bearded will survive.In any... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: CANNIBAL FEROX, A Vile And Repulsive Film With A Stunning Home Video Release

Let me just get this out there: I hate Cannibal Ferox. I want potential readers to understand the place from which I am coming before you decide whether or not to pay my opinion any mind. Cannibal Ferox is a... More »
By Charlie Hobbs   
  

Frontières@Fantasia: Second Wave Of Projects Announced!

As the TwitchFilm team talk among ourselves about preparing for the Fantasia International Film Festival the team at Frontières@Fantasia are busy prepping for the sixth edition of this co-production market. We have the second wave of titles included in this... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Transylvania Film Festival 2015 Review: THE FOOL, A Hero's Journey to The Gutter

The uncontrollable proliferation of superhero films (and other superhero commodities) and the return to the hero myth  popularized by tales from ancient Greece might indicate a sudden need for a messiah figure in the contemporary wasteland. An ordinary man... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Transylvania Film Festival 2015: The Transylvania Trophy Goes THE FIRE, Audience Award to RAMS

Rapidly growing and from year to year enforcing its status as Romania's biggest film gathering, the Transylvania Film Festival, has successfully wrapped its 14th edition. Held in the second most populous city after Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, the festival expanded into... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Exclusive Clip From DER SAMURAI, Coming Soon To America From Artsploitation Films

Artsploitation Films is one of the most adventurous film distributors in the world, and one with whom we at TwitchFilm share very similar tastes. After a 15 month Hiatus following the release of Jason Banker's Toad Road, Artsploitation is roaring... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

DOWNHILL: Image From Chilean Survival Thriller And What Is Next For Its Director

Chilean director Patricio Valladares (Hidden in the Woods) passed along this still from his survival horror Downhill before he heads over to Turkey to shoot his next film. More on that in a moment. Filming of Downhill wrapped up last week in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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