Rotterdam 2015 Review: HARUKO'S PARANORMAL LABORATORY Drowns In Quirk

(I'll never yell at my television again, lest it suddenly changes into an attractive member of the opposite sex... hey, wait-a-minute!) Last year, Japanese director Lisa Takeba presented her first feature film The Pinkie at the International Film Festival Rotterdam... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Exclusive: Watch The Undead Rise Again In New ZOMBIE RESURRECTION Trailer

Jesus did his share of resurrections in his short time on Earth. Then he pulled his now you see now you don't job on the Romans after his Crucifixion. But I think the zombie, known only as Messiah, in the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Rotterdam 2015 Review: ANOTHER TRIP TO THE MOON Is Both Sedate And Trippy

(Once upon a time, there were two beautiful young women, hunting in a forest...) What is the border between still photography and moving pictures? Footage shot by a camera pointed at a waterfall or a fireplace may technically be the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SXSW 2015: Midnighter And Short Film Programs Announced, Includes Nightmares, Kiwis And Corpses

I have just looked over the lineup for the Midnighter program at SXSW this year and am instantly jealous of our writers who will be covering the festival this year. Man oh man, is everyone going to have a hell... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

First Teaser From Miike's YAKUZA APOCALYPSE: THE GREAT WAR OF THE UNDERWORLD

Japanese director Miike Takashi said in a statement when Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld was announced, "Goodbye to tediously boring Japanese films. No one wanted this to happen, but I am making a rampage back to the basics!",... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2015: TwitchFilm Wraps It Up With Our Reviews And Top Picks

This year's Sundance Film Festival was eclectic as ever, with a slew of standout films, including big winners Me, Earl And The Dying Girl and The Witch. It was also a year where sales were more robust, no thanks to... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's PERDITA DURANGO!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 7th screening of his Perdita... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Get Lost: Catch LOST SOUL In A US City Near You

David Gregory's hugely entertaining doc, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau, will be playing a limited US theatrical run this month and next, with more dates on the way. Anyone who has seen The Island... More »
  

HOLIDAYS: Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, Matt Johnson And Many More Join Holiday Themed Anthology

As anthologies are one of rages as of late it takes something special for it to really stand out. Novel concepts like the ABCs of Death or V/H/S series have worked out well for everyone involved. But more times than not fantastic... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Bleed For This: Watch The Titillating Massive Blood Drive PSAs

Now THIS is a half-time show. For the past few years, Jen and Sylvia Soska have orchestrated a series of public service announcements encouraging blood donation. These short films have aptly been directed by female horror filmmakers, and this year's... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To Alex de la Iglesia's DYING OF LAUGHTER!

Hey, Toronto! Twitch is proud to present Dancing With The Devil - an extensive retrospective of Spanish maverick Alex de la Iglesia unspooling at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Things continue this week with a February 3rd screening of his Dying... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: ENTERTAINMENT, Seeking The Legendary Laugh To Masterful Effect

Many would say there are two distinct poles to cinema-going. There are those times when you want something warm and familiar. It's comfort food you can share with your family. Not too sweet or sour, not too heavy. And then... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

He Is The Antichrist And Must Be Defeated. SAMURAI COP 2: DEADLY VENGEANCE Trailer.

Cult film fans rejoice, the Samurai Cop is back! Matt Hannon - the star of the original 1991 cult classic - returns for Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance and he's bringing a boatload of cult figures with him. Mad Cowgirl... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Slamdance 2015 Review: THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE, DIY 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   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: THE OVERNIGHT Goes There

It's so incredibly tempting to reveal all the bizarre places Patrick Brice's new film, The Overnight, takes its audiences, who, if they're anything like this viewer, will likely watch the film with mouths gleefully agape.The film opens in the bedroom... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Slamdance 2015 Exclusive Clip: Enter The Beguiling World Of ALPHA

TwitchFilm is proud to present an exclusive clip from Stathis Athanasiou's Alpha, which had its North American premiere at Slamdance this week, with a second screening today at 3:30pm at Treasure Mountain Inn.Alpha is a beguiling blend of science fiction... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

TURBO KID: In This Clip, The Fate Of The World In His Hands

So you missed the World Premiere of Turbo Kid at Sundance Monday night. Then there was another screening on Tuesday night but, BUT! do not fret, there are still two more screenings on Thursday and Saturday! There is a wait list for Thursday... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: H. Explores The Strange Dissonance Of Coupling

There's something strange in the waters of Troy, New York. Something life-changing in the skies. Some of us can see it, some of us can hear it. Some of us will wander into the woods to find it, leaving our... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Sundance 2015 Review: HELLIONS, A Monstrous Misstep

Hellions, Journeyman director Bruce McDonald's first foray into horror since 2008's slow-cooker Pontypool, is a maelstorm of horror traditions and tropes, good and bad alike. While the film is never boring for its constant barrage of evocative imagery, cacophonous score... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch The International Trailer For RUBBER Director's REALITE!

Whether you love him or hate him there's no arguing the fact that there's simply nobody else quite like Rubber and Wrong director Quentin Dupieux these days. The musician turned director has been baffling and / or delighting audiences around... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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