Stanley Film Festival 2015 Interview: The Minds Behind SpectreVision

[photo by Jessica Barnthouse/Wicked Bird Media]Winners of the Stanley Film Festival's 2014 Visionary Award, production company SpectreVision blazed back into Estes Park, CO, to present a new cut of their feral child horror-comedy, Cooties. (The film originally debuted at Sundance 2014.... More »
  

Take A First Look At Bill Oberst Jr In Indie Horror HEIR

Bill Oberst Jr and Robert Nolan lead the cast of Heir, an upcoming short film from writer-director Richard Powell and the team behind Worm, Familiar, Remote and The Last Halloween. After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, Gordon... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

PATCH TOWN: Things Get Very Weird In This Exclusive Alternate Trailer

Craig Goodwill's Patch Town is one seriously strange film - a dystopic musical set in a world where Certain Copyrighted Dolls Popular In the 1980s (tm) have grown up, stopped being cute, and are put to work in the factory... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hot Docs 2015 Review: The "Fuckery & Shenanigans" Of FINDERS KEEPERS

What would you do if you acquired a storage locker and all its random contents, only to discover one such item consisted of a barbecue containing a human foot? I guess the answer largely depends on who you are. If... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Stanley Film Festival 2015 Review: SUN CHOKE Brings Ambiguous Back

Writer-director Ben Cresciman's second feature, Sun Choke, premiered at the Stanley Film Festival this weekend. It's a film that's not easy to describe: imagine a fever dream sprung from the mind of an unreliable narrator that is both a murderer,... More »
  

Raven Banner Bringing SKY SHARKS To Cannes

Because what could be more terrifying than Nazi zombies flying jet powered sharks through the sky? Right? Right? With the Cannes Marche du Film just around the corner word has arrived that Toronto based Raven Banner entertainment will be representing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

EL ESLABON PODRIDO (THE ROTTEN LINK): Watch The Trailer For Diment's Next Now

Argentina's Valentin Javier Diment won himself a lot of love in these pages with his La Memoria Del Muerto (Memory of the Dead), his deliriously strange 2011 effort that played like the bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Dario... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE NIGHTMARE: Watch The Trailer, You May Never Want To Sleep Again

The buzz after its world premiere at Sundance was that Rodney Ascher's new documentary The Nightmare was that it is a very, very scary film. And if this new trailer is anything to go by that buzz may very well... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Shout! Factory Snatches Up THE EDITOR For North America, Plans Wide Attack

Canada's finest filmmaking collective, Astron 6, have finally found a North American home for their pitch perfect giallo send-up The Editor with Shout! Factory and its horror sub-label Scream Factory. The film, which premiered in TIFF's Midnight Madness section last... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

AWAKEN: Because There Is No Rule About How Many Skulls Make Up Your Mysterious Island On Your Key Art

I believe this new key art for Mark Atkins' film Awaken has set a new benchmark for skull islands everywhere. It certainly is the skulliest of all. There is no denying that this island is a skull island. You almost... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Watch The New Teaser For SOME KIND OF HATE

The world premiere of Some Kind of Hate will take place at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2 at 1:30 p.m. [Note corrected time] --- just days away. Adam Egypt Mortimer's feature will focus on dead high school girl... More »
  

DEATH NOTE: Adam Wingard Now Attached To English Version Of Japanese Manga

THR is reporting that Adam Wingard, director of festival favorites You're Next and The Guest, is now attached to the English language version of Death Note for Warner Bros. No word if longtime partner Simon Barrett is coming on board... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Experience The Marvelous Oddity Of Cory McAbee's Small Star Seminar

We make no secret of our love for The American Astronaut and Stingray Sam eccentric Cory McAbee in these parts. A multi-talented musician, writer and director there's simply nobody else quite like McAbee anywhere in the world and any time... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Your First Look At Jared Leto As The Joker

Well. This is certainly a little more Sex Pistols than I was prepared for. Suicide Squad director David Ayer unveiled Jared Leto's Joker today via his Twitter account. The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! I have long been... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sono Sion Declares War On Schoolgirls With TAG

You'd think at some point that director Sono Sion would run out of crazy. But nope. Here comes a trailer for another of the whopping six titles the Japanese maverick has slated for release this year and it continues to... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fear The Gourd In Fantastic Creature Short EVIL NATURE

Heads up, creature feature fans, because director Darin Beckstead is brewing up a little something special with Evil Nature. Enlisting the help of the practical FX wizards behind James Gunn's Slither with VFX work by Walt Jones - he's only... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

FORBIDDEN EMPIRE: Watch The Trailer For Fantasy Flick

It has been some time since Russian director Oleg Stepchenko sat in the director's chair but he has returned after a long absence with the fantasy film Forbidden Empire. It's been a long (by which we mean loooooooooooooong) and winding... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

It Comes From Space To Suck Your Blood! Do You Dare Brave The Horrors Of INSECTULA?

It came from space! And it will suck your blood! Behold the terrors of Mike Peterson's Isectula in this exclusive trailer!Peterson and company are eschewing traditional distribution with this one and bringing the film straight to the audience with DVDs,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Oscilloscope Laboratories Gets Their Hands On Berk And Olsen's BODY

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Dan Berk and Robert Olsen's Body. The film premiered at Slamdance and will play next at the Stanley Film Festival, the genre festival that takes place in the hotel that inspired The Shining. A... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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