Twitch's Best Of 2013 - Best Festival

The year that was 2013 has almost run its course, so the time has come for Team Twitch to pool its ever-growing troupe of contributors from the four corners of the planet, gather its collective thoughts and pay special tribute... More »

Out Now On Vinyl/CD: Simon Boswell's Remastered Score For Cult Classic HARDWARE

For that cross section of readers that call themselves cinephiles and vinyl collectors, a real treat this holiday season, or any for that matter, is no doubt Simon Boswell's remastered score to Richard Stanley's seminal cult classic Hardware. Boswell's eclectic... More »

Drafthouse Films Shares A Clip & New Poster For Abel Ferrara's MS .45

Drafthouse Films has been developing a habit of picking up cult oddities and giving them another theatrical run and remastered home entertainment releases. Today begins the theatrical run of Abel Ferrera's Ms .45. You will find it at Alamo Drafthouses... More »

Win A Horror Gift Pack Featuring THE COLONY, EVIDENCE And STRANDED!

RLJ Entertainment is giving away two DVD/Blu-ray gift packs. You can win a Blu-ray of The Colony and DVDs of Evidence and Stranded.  THE COLONYLaurence Fishburne  (The Matrix), Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Kevin Zegers (Mortal Instruments), headline an all-star cast in... More »

SAIFF 2013 Review: TASHER DESH Turns Tagore's Yarn Into Psychedelic Spin-Art

Bengali cinema's enfant terrible, Q, is not known for making films for the faint of heart or weak of mind. His latest film, an adaptation of a play from Nobel Prize winning Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore, is no exception. Tasher... More »
By J Hurtado   

Mexican Drag Queens Make LONELY STARS. Watch The First Footage.

It was all the way back in 2007 that I first came across Mexican director Fernando Urdapilleta (center in the picture above). The cause was an utterly fantastic vagina dentata short film that he had directed while in film school... More »
By Todd Brown   

THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS: Melt Your Brain With The Full Trailer For AMER Duo's Next

Brussels based directing duo Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet made quite a stir around the world with their debut feature Amer. A gorgeous re-imagining of giallo tropes and styles the film become a major buzz title on the festival circuit... More »
By Todd Brown   

The Long Walk to CHAPPIE: An Indignant Release For MANDELA, And An Indulgent Release For Die Antwoord

Most South Africans don't observe Thanksgiving, but if they did it is no hyperbole to say that almost every citizen would pause and give thanks for Nelson Mandela. I happen to be a South African living in California right now,... More »


Welcome to the first part of The Stack Holiday Gift Guide! This segment covers books that any self respecting geek would be thrilled to find under the tree. Some of them are art books of the kind that inspire filmmakers... More »

The Stack: THE HOBBIT Extended Version, TANK GIRL, RUSSIAN ARK, And More

This episode brings us up to date with our releases through November 26. The mix of old and new is exhilarating. The absolutely breathtaking Russian Ark makes its Blu-ray debut. Hannah Arendt does as well, telling the story of the woman... More »

GOTHIC LOLITA BATTLE BEAR: Check The Full Trailer For Iguchi's Latest Oddity

Nobody does weird quite like Japanese cult director Iguchi Noboru. First rocketing to international attention with titles such as Machine Girl and Robo Geisha, and though he's been featured in some of the world's most prestigious festivals since - Karate... More »
By Todd Brown   

Diablo Cody, Oprah Winfrey Developing HBO Comedy. Really.

If you were to tell me that you saw this collaboration coming, between Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey, I would have called you a damned liar. Yet, here we are and these two ladies are working together to adapt Dr.... More »

WRONG COPS: Theatrical Trailer Arrives For Latest Dupieux Oddity

No matter what, you can always count on one thing from Rubber and Wrong director Quentin Dupieux. His films will be weird. They often won't make sense. Some will find them maddening while others hail them as genius. Many find... More »
By Todd Brown   

What Should MONTY PYTHON Perform At Their Reunion Show?

I have few regrets in my life. One of them is the only opposition I could offer up to my parents' decision to move from England to Canada was to soil my armor (diapers) as I was only a babe... More »

Anthology Horror Reaches Perverse Extremes In NSFW Trailer for GERMAN ANGST

So, how do you up the ante in the current anthology horror movement? Getting Jörg Buttgereit, the director of the infamous Nekromantic to contribute is a hell of a start. But from the looks of this very NSFW trailer for... More »

Mórbido Fest 2013: Award Winners And Closing Night Festivities

Sunday evening saw Mórbido Fest 2013 in Pátzcuaro, Mexico come to a close, and here I am reporting it on Wednesday evening. Yes, that's how bat shit amazing and triple A crazy things were (also I had to travel back... More »

Mórbido Fest 2013 Review: HOUSE OF LAST THINGS, A Different Kind Of Ghost Story

A small boy clutches a yellow balloon as if it's a security blanket. A young woman cuts open an apple only to find a golf ball inside. Her teenage brother watches in fright as a photo of a loving couple... More »

Now on DVD: THE TWILIGHT ZONE The Complete Series (Episodes Only)

I find myself, now and again, looking back at old syndicated shows and wondering why I was ever not a fan of them. During my formative years, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone was already in syndication and I cannot recall why... More »


I took a week off to prep the Gift Guide, which is shaping up to be a doozy. So is this week's reminder episode of recent home entertainment releases, featuring The Beauty of the Devil (1950) from Rene Clair and (finally)... More »

Jason Schwartzman Crashes His Car In Wes Anderson's New 8-Minute Short CASTELLO CAVALCANTI

Wes Anderson regular Jason Schwatrzman is race car driver Jed Cavalcanti in Anderson's latest short Castello Cavalcanti. Jed finds himself in a spot of trouble when he crashes his race car in a small Italian town while participating in the... More »
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