Fantasia 2015 Review: DARK PLACES, An Affecting Autopsy Of The 1980s Satanic Panic

1985. In a rural community of Kansas there was a young teenager named Ben Day (Tye Sheridan channelling Ezra Miller) who was very into the punk rock outfit The Misfits. He filled his sketchbooks with black-inked antichrist art, and was accused... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

SECRET AGENT: Warner Bros. Backs Kim Jee-Woon's Period Drama

Warner Bros. has officially entered the movie making business in Korea becoming the second major U.S. studio to do so. According to the report at Variety Warner Bros. will finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language movie, Kim Jee-woon's Secret... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LEFT 2015: Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Toronto Premiere Of SOME KIND OF HATE

Our friends at the Lost Episode Festival Toronto are giving us three pairs of tickets to give away to the Toronto premiere of the new horror flick Some Kind Of Hate. LEFT 2015 runs next weekend, August 7th through 9th... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TV News: THE COMEDIANS And HAPPYISH Go Down, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Lives On

The television industry goes through a turbulent period and the smorgasbord of TV shows makes it harder for viewers and shows themselves. The numbers usually decide the future of series -- what lives on and what gets axed, a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, Where Death Smells Like Watermelon!

It was not looking good my friends. A couple of us just got out of our last screening for the day at Fantasia and were about to hoof it down to a local comedy club for the first ever international... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières 2015: Works-In-Progress Features Werefrogs, Crabs, The Apocalypse And A Woman In A Shower

The Works-In-Progress series at Frontières is always a good time because these are the films that are coming down the pipe in the not too distant future. These are the films to keep an eye out for in the coming year... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: THE INTERIOR Exquisitely Balances Comedy And Horror

Somewhere up there in heaven (or hell) Samuel Beckett and Henry David Thoreau are tipping their coffee cups towards Trevor Juras' The Interior. For a first feature, this film is not only fully realized and confident, but has a deep understanding... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Toronto 2015: First Wave Of Films Arrive, Vallée's DEMOLITION To Open

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival is just around the corner (September 10 - 20), so with that our first wave of films arrives today. Leading the pack in Galas is Jean-Marc Vallée's latest Demolition, with screening spots for Ridley... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: SHE WHO MUST BURN Scorches The Hubris of Human Behavior

The miracle of She Who Must Burn, a film perhaps most efficiently described as Red State for grown-ups, is that it offers three well worn elements - scripture quoting after committing an abhorrent act of violence (and the Ezekiel quote... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: The Horror And The Heartbreak Around Possession In ANGUISH

Sonny Mallhi's directorial debut Anguish opens with Lucinda and her mom driving home. The conversation is strained, as conversations with budding teenagers tend to do be. Shockingly, it is a conversation which comes to a tragic and sudden end. We... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Frontières 2015: Raven Banner Enters The Ring With Gigi Saul Gurrero's EL GIGANTE

Well. That was quick. Gigi Saul Gerrero and her team from Luchagore Productiongs only made their pitch at the Frontières International Co-Production Market yesterday morning here at Fantasia. They have agreed to work with Raven Banner Entertainment on her feature film,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: CASH ONLY, Both Sharp And Vulnerable

What is colder, Albanian hell or Detroit in winter? Elvis Martini sits rather uncomfortably in the middle of both over the course of a few days where his world spirals out of control. He has the courts breathing down his neck... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Review: WAYWARD PINES, The Show That Is Not What It Seems To Be

Halfway through the series Wayward Pines, episode five lands a serious twist, a bold move that might have arrived too soon, yet performs as a mighty cliffhanger and game-changer for the whole show. Wayward Pines is currently running on the... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Blu-ray Review: The PING PONG Anime Beats All Opponents

(Expect a back-and-forth between me and everyone who claims the film is better...) Last month in the US, Funimation released the DVD and Blu-ray editions of Ping Pong, the anime. And, as I have rather strong feelings about this one,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

APOCALYPSE NOW NOW: DISTRICT 9 Writer Teri Tatchell Will Adapt Novel

Good news out of South Africa yesterday. Variety reported that South African author Charlie Human's urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now will adapted to film by District 9 and Chappie writer Teri Tatchell. "South Africa has always pushed through the usual limits... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TURBO KID: Check Out This Epic New Poster

I cannot begin to tell you all how excited I am to finally catch Turbo Kid's homecoming screening at Fantasia next Thursday, July 23rd I even declined an invited to a press screening earlier that day so I can experience... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

GERMAN ANGST Comes To North America, Courtesy Of Artsploitation

Here's some news for North America's edgier horror fans: the Berlin-based horror anthology German Angst has been picked up for distribution by Artsploitation, as Variety reported first. German Angst tells three loosely interlinked stories taking place in present-day Berlin, concerning... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE DEMOLISHER: Raven Banner Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights

Ahead of it's World Premiere at Fantasia on July 27th news has come from the Raven Banner camp that they have acquired the worldwide sales rights for Gabriel Carrer's vigilante flick The Demolisher. Raven Banner acquires The DemolisherAhead of the Fantasia... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

10 CENT PISTOL: Exclusive Clip From Director Of BROOKLYN'S FINEST

Michael C. Martin's 10 Cent Pistol will be out in cinemas and on VOD on July 24th. We have an exclusive clip to share with you. In this clip Jena Malone (Inherent Vice) puts the moves on Thomas Ian Nicholas... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Fantasia 2015 Exclusive: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE Trailer Terrifies

Fantasia is a big place, with some of the biggest genre movies of 2015 screening across its marathon four weeks.But as we know, films come in all shapes and sizes. And it is sometimes the smaller pictures, the intimate, low-budget... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  
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