Celluloid Screams 2015: THE INVITATION Opens The Fest, And The Rest Are Not So Bad Either

Hey UK! Make your way to Sheffield during the weekend of October 23rd through the 25th if you want to get your fantastic film fix. The Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival returns to Showroom Cinema for its sixth edition... More »
By Andrew Mack   

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   

Helsinki 2015: Watch The Trailer For Japanese Cinematic Stage Play LEGACY OF SOMA - AONORAN

Get a taste from Japan's top theatrical entertainment scene when the Geki x Cine production Legacy of Soma - Aonoran plays Helsinki International Film Festival. If you aren't heading to Finland perhaps the below trailer will suffice. In an effort... More »

Frightfest Presents: UK Festival Adds Three More Titles To Release Slate

The new distribution partnership between the Frightfest Film Festival and Icon Film Distribution, called FrightFlm Presents, has announced three more titles to be added to their lineup. Icon Film Distribution (IFD) and FrightFest, the UK's leading horror fantasy film festival, have... More »
By Andrew Mack   

THE EDITOR: Canadian Theatrical Dates And The Canadian Only Blu-ray Covers

The latest cult film offering from the lads at Astron-6 is the Giallo inspired horror fest The Editor is coming to a cinema near you this Friday. That is, if you live in Ontario, Canada. I do not know what... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Trailer: In SAVING MR. WU Andy Lau Is Going To Die

Ding Sheng, director of Little Big Soldier and the lacklutre yet highly lucrative Police Story 2013 (aka Police Story: Lockdown in the US), trades Jackie Chan for Andy Lau in Saving Mr. Wu, a high-stakes hostage thriller based on real... More »
By James Marsh   

Cameras Roll On Dante Lam's OPERATION MEKONG

Distribution Workshop announced today the start of shooting on Dante Lam's latest action drama. Kicking off in Thailand, Operation Mekong reunites the director once more with Taiwanese leading man Eddie Peng, whom he has previously worked with on box office... More »
By James Marsh   

Toronto 2015: Watch The First Two Minutes Of Robin Pront's Debut THE ARDENNES

Robin Pront's debut feature film The Ardennes is all set to have its world premiere here in Toronto Monday night as part of the Discovery program at TIFF. TwitchFilm has an exclusive clip of the first two minutes from his film... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Roger Donaldson's MCLAREN Doc Starts Its Engine

The life and career of Bruce McLaren, a legendary New Zealand race car driver and designer, as well as the founder of a racing team that still bears his name, will be documented by Roger Donaldson in McLaren, according to... More »
By Peter Martin   

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   

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   

Toronto After Dark 2015: DEATHGASM, LOVE & PEACE And TALES OF HALLOWEEN Lead First Wave

We are just over a month away from the annual gathering of Toronto's 'cinemaniacs'. the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! It is almost hard to believe that the festival is already celebrating it's ten year anniversary and we at TwitchFilm... More »
By Andrew Mack   

MADRE de DIOS: Tristan Risk Is The Latest Offering In Gigi Saul Guerrero's Next Short Film

Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luchagore Productions are at it again with with crazy horror goodness in her new short film Madre de Dios (Mother of God). The Vancouver-based Mexican Canadian filmmaker got together with cult actress Tristan Risk (American Mary... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Hey, NYC! Wanna See SICARIO Early And For Free?

With Denis Villeneuve at the helm I betchya that answer is YES. The Quebecois director has been raking up a complex and eclectic filmography over the years, from Prisoners to Enemy, and his Cannes premiering Emily Blunt starring cartel thriller... More »
By Ben Umstead   

THE SECOND MOTHER Submitted By Brazil For Oscar Consideration

The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?), Anna Muylaert's impressive fourth feature, will represent the country in the race for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Beautifully crafted and featuring... More »
By Fernando Toste   

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive September Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of the South Korean hit film Haemoo on home video this month, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of five Bong Joon-ho DVD prize packs. Each pack consists of five films from the filmmaker's... More »
By Hugo Ozman   

THE FORBIDDEN ROOM Trailer: What Do Baths, Flapjacks And Volcanoes Have In Common? Guy Maddin!

To dream the volcanic dream... to flap jack the un-flap-jackable air...Canadian avant-garde darling Guy Maddin has teamed up with Evan Johnson to co-direct the phantasmagoric menagerie The Forbidden Room, a pulp adventure infused layer cake of cinematic WTFs and pure... More »
By Ben Umstead   
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