Boston Underground Film Festival Announces Full 2016 Lineup

Like the headline says, the Boston Underground Film Festival has announced its full lineup and as befits a festival that uses the image above in it's publicity material it's chock full of strangeness. Check out the full announcement! CAMBRIDGE, MA... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Post Apocalyptic Satire HOT Now Available On VHX

If you are looking for something to add to your viewing list this weekend then consider Victor Warren's apocalyptical satirical comedy Hot. The film is an adaptation of Daniel Keleher's stage play and it stars Steven Strait (The Expanse), Zachary... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Role By Udo Kier?

Yesterday I finished writing my very positive review of David Schalko's Austrian television series Altes Geld. That series is about a shady billionaire who needs a new liver, and who stirs up a viper's nest when he tells his family... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Boston Underground Film Festival 2016: First Freak Wave!

The first announcement of films playing Boston Underground Film Festival 2016 are here, and it's a boatload of freaky fun and special guests. From March 23rd through March 27th, the 18th BUFF will proudly put on the weirdest films of... More »
  

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Leaves SANDMAN Day After New Writer Announced

One day after it was announced that Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing writer Eric Heisserer was attached as the next writer of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal graphic novel Sandman, JGL has left... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: AAAAAAAAH! Makes You Go Eeeeeeeeh!

(Or: welcome to the planet of the apes, where the apes are us.) Ben Wheatley's film High Rise is currently making waves and shocking people in its theatrical run, with its bleak story of societies happily degenerating into animal behavior.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Trailer: Can Evrenol's BASKIN Looks Into The Eye Of Madness

Back in September of 2015, Turkish director Can Evrenol took the festival circuit by storm when his debut feature Baskin slayed audiences at both TIFF and Fantastic Fest, followed closely in October by scaring the shit out of Catalunyan fright... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Gloriously Ridiculous Film?

Yesterday, Peter Martin wrote a great, great article about why Gods of Egypt is utterly ridiculous, yet why he had a shitload of fun with it regardlessly. And why shouldn't he? Most films require us to shut off part of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Astron 6 Team With Guy Maddin And Rachel Talalay For DIVORCED DAD

It's a collision of seemingly disparate but each compellingly odd and wonderful forces of the Canadian film scene with word that the madmen at Astron 6 (Father's Day, The Editor) have teamed up with Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music In... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Monster Fest 2016 Opens Call For Submissions

Attention filmmaking weirdos! The Monster Fest 2016 call for submissions is now open! Now's the chance to get your film in early! The festival wants to see your features, shorts, and expanded cinema projects. Those in the know head to... More »
  

Watch Some Icky Sticky, Ooey Gooey Horror In BAD BLOOD: THE MOVIE Trailer!

When we first heard about Tim Reis' horror flick Bad Blood: The Movie the director was presenting his Werefrog film as a work in progress at the Frontieres Co-Production Market at Fantasia last Summer. Thankfully for fans of sloppy and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Beware The Arrival Of THE MAN FROM DEATH

We have long been fans of filmmaker Eric Lim in these parts, with a quick search of the TwitchFilm archives pulling up stories about his work going back around a decade now. He's a bit of a hard guy to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, Terror At Its Very Best

It begins in the dark hollows of your mind. But you can feel it in your heart. Pumping through your veins. The notion that something is wrong. That the world is wrong. That reality is not what it seems. That... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Review: CHEVALIER Shows The Ultimate Dick-measuring Contest

Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari is seen as an important part of the current Greek "Weird Wave" of cinema. She produced several of Yorgos Lanthimos' films like Dogtooth, and he helped produce (and acted in) her previous film Attenberg. But... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Slow-Motion Moment?

Almost from the dawn of filmmaking in the 19th century onward, people have been overcranking and undercranking their cameras to create interesting effects, to scientifically prove a point, or just for fun. Overcranking a camera means you take more pictures... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Return Of The Nutsack! It's A Teaser For HENTAI KAMEN 2: THE ABNORMAL CRISIS!

To say that Fukuda Yuichi's 2013 effort Hentai Kamen (aka HK: Forbidden Super Hero) was a pleasant surprise is something of an understatement. Adapted from a cult manga following the adventures of a hero who derives his powers from a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Seven New Projects For Second Round Of Nordic Genre Boost Initiative

The second round of the Nordic Genre Boost Initiative was announced by Nordisk Film & TVB Fond today. Seven new projects were selected to receive grants and access to residential workshops where they will meet with industry leaders and be... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Bret Ratner Wants To Remake Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Classic KING BOXER

Get our your pitch forks and torches Kung Fu aficionados! The Tracking Board is reporting tonight that Rush Hour director Bret Ratner is going to produce and remake the Shaw Brothers Kung Fu classic King Boxer. Ratner and partner James Packer... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Parade Deck Films To Release Jason Trost's ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE: 2 This Summer

Parade Deck Films is working again with Jason Trost (The FP, How To Save Us) to release his next film All Superheroes Must Die: 2. The film will hit the festival circuit this Spring with a target day and date... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

END OF DAYS, INC. Dark Supernatural Comedy Opens In Toronto Tomorrow!

Jennifer Liao's dark comedy with a supernatural twist End of Days, Inc. opens here in Toronto, Friday, February 19th, at the Carlton Cinema. Liao, producer Sandy Kellerman, and the cast (Carolyne Maraghi, Janet Porter, Anna Ferguson, Yulia Petrauskas, and Paulino... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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