What Really Happens When Girls Pillow Fight.

Violence. Violence is what happens. Or so says this sketch from Australian comedy show Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am. Check it out below.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Crowdfund This! EMO: THE MUSICAL Needs Your Money To Wipe Away Its Tears

Emos are sad. Emos in a high school musical about a conflict between doom rockers and ultra perky Christians, however, are hilarious. That's the premise of Neil Triffett's Emo: The Musical, a proposed feature film expansion of his Berlin selected... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

70s Rewind: FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE, In Praise Of Modest Frights

As a huge fan of 1970s cinema, it's always tempting to overpraise modestly entertaining movies. For comparison's sake to another decade, witness last week's effusive nostalgia for 1985's Back to the Future II, surely one of the most ghastly, sour... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SIGHTSEERS Star Alice Lowe Begins Production On First Feature PREVENGE

Most genre film fans know British actress Alice Lowe from her amazing star turn in Ben Wheatley's Sightseers (which she also co-wrote), and also from parts in films such as Hot Fuzz and Paddington. After a successful festival run of... More »
  

First Look At Johnny Kevorkian's AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

UK director Johnny Kevorkian is hard at work on his upcoming claustrophobic thriller Await Further Instructions and with the production half way through principal photography the first two images have been released to give a taste.Sam Gittens plays Nick, who... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DAD'S ARMY: The Classic Comedy Moves To The Big Screen With A Stellar Collection Of UK Talent

Classic UK sitcom Dad's Army is headed to the big screen with a new feature film adaptation directed by Oliver Parker. Blessed with an amazing cast of UK talents - Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, and Toby Jones... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch Adorably Evil Kids In Horror Short PARTY 85

One of the highlights of being a programmer is bringing back filmmakers whose work you love, and love to see develop. Last year, for the FrightFest shorts, we screened Dan Auty's Aphelion Point, a trippy throwback to 70s sci fi,... More »
  

Watch The Striking Trailer For Musical Documentary GURRUMUL

If you are anything like me there's a fighting chance that you've not heard anything at all about Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu before now. And this simple fact is ample argument for the importance of director Paul Williams' upcoming documentary Gurrumul.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sitges 2015 Review: FROM THE DARK Is An Enjoyable, If Repetitive, Ride

Conor McMahon is no stranger here in Sitges. The Irish director already succeeded in winning the audience's affection back in 2012 with Stitches, a film that managed to get as much laughter as jumps and scares. This time he comes back to Sitges with... More »
By Guillem Rosset   
  

THE DEAD ROOM: Watch The Full International Trailer For Jason Stutter's Haunted House Horror

Jason Stutter's New Zealand based haunted house horror film The Dead Room is set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival this coming Wednesday and for a taste of what is to come we've... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Morbido 2015: Second Wave Of Titles And Guests At The Fest

Morbido is coming in less than three weeks and we have a new batch of titles and the first list of guests to share with you.As far as Latin American titles go Isaac Ezban's The Similars is on the list.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Exclusive: Images And Music Sample From THE BURNING KISS

The team behind new Australian feature The Burning Kiss has some exclusive images and a sample of the score to share with Twitch's readers.  "Mario Bava's The Whip And The Body and avant-garde filmmakers like Stan Brakhage and Danny Perez were... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Toronto 2015 Review: SHERPA Scales A Different Side of Everest

On May 29th,1953, Nepalese guide Tenzing Norgay brought New Zealand philanthropist mountaineer Edmund Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest. The very idea of crawling to the top of the highest mountain on earth, with its punishing temperatures and near... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Exclusive Clip From THE MESSENGER: Talking To Dead People Is Not What It's Cracked Up To Be

My! Conversations between the living and the head are rarely as haunting as the one featured in our exclusive clip from The Messenger. The supernatural horror film stars Robert Sheehan, who has been very impressive as the lead in upbeat,... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

LOVE/ME/DO Trailer Tests The Boundaries Of Trust And Crime

Raindance Film Festival kicks off next week with a wide array of features and shorts. Among the films in competition for Best UK Feature is the thriller Love/Me/Do, the first fiction feature by Martin Stitt. A veteran of both actual... More »
  

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   
  

Toronto 2015 Review: EYE IN THE SKY, A Complex And Darkly Funny Look At The War On Terror

Tsotsi and Rendition director Gavin Hood has set himself a difficult task on multiple levels with his latest effort, Eye In The Sky. He is, first of all, tackling fabulously thorny and morally complex material as he weighs the question... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DEATHGASM: Raise Heavy Metal Horns For The U.S. Theatrical Trailer

Deathgasm is coming to U.S. cinemas and VOD on October 2nd thanks to the brutal folks at Dark Sky Films. They have cut a new trailer that succinctly expresses how bat-shit insane, gory and hilarious this Kiwi horror comedy is.... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TANNA Trailer And Photos: Love Fights Tribalism On A South Pacific Island

A man and a woman from warring tribes fall in love on a small island in the South Pacific. What could possibly go wrong? According to Tanna, plenty. The film, directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, will make its world... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Blu-ray Review: ELFEN LIED Bares Bodies And Souls

(... and often also the insides of both...) British distributor 101 Films seems to own exactly two anime licenses, and it released one of those a few weeks ago on Blu-ray, in a beautiful shiny steelbook (seen here). I'm... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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