Your First Look At The Poster And Synopsis For L Gustavo Cooper's Short Film THE HOME

This Spring keep an eye out for a new proof-of-concept/short film from June director L Gustavo Cooper called The Home. It is going to hit the festival circuit first to drum up some interest in turning it into a feature... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Get Your Slurp On With Short Film THE RAMENS

In a world of many tastes and lifestyles, there are few things that bring us together like a good ol' cup of noodles. From an undergrad basking in the halls of no sleep, to that underemployed 30 something with six... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Slamdance 2016 Announces Feature Doc And Narrative Competition Lineup

It's the same everywhere, with everything: The end of one calendar year brings about news of next year's events, goings on, happenings... film festivals. Oh. Hey now... Today, the full feature documentary and narrative competition lineup for the 22nd Annual... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

The Many Faces Of Bruce Lee

On the 27th of November 1940, Bruce Lee was born. Which means that today, he would have become 75 years old, had he not died from cerebral edema at the young age of 32. His extremely untimely death at the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Kudo Kankuro Rocks Out In Hell But Is TOO YOUNG TO DIE!

Writer-director-actor Kudo Kankuro is an enormous favorite here at Twitch, the prodigious talent delivering a seemingly non stop string of high end oddity throughout his career. As a writer he's delivered the screenplays for cult hits Go, Ping Pong, Zebraman... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Australian Release Of THE EDITOR Boasts Some Juicy Exclusives

The Editor, the absurdist giallo homage from Astron 6 - the Canadian troupe behind Manborg and Father's Day - hits DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today, courtesy of Monster Pictures. The releases look positively stacked, with a host of exclusive... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Kevin Bacon WILL Return To TREMORS Franchise In TV Drama

Rumors and wishes upon stars have been whirling around for a while now but today The Wrap and other trade outlets are reporting that Kevin Bacon is returning to the Tremors franchise. He will indeed reprise his role as Valentine... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This! SYLVIO, A Guerrilla Gorilla Feature (With Hand Puppets!)

When the six-second looping video app Vine came on the digital scene a few years ago, most of us went bananas for the thing. At least for a minute or two. While I never gained any creative ground with it... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Ithaca 2015 Review: LAKE NOWHERE Treads Nostalgic Waters

I recently attended the fourth annual Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival, and was privileged to see many strange, art house, and offbeat films, one of which was Lake Nowhere, a made-in-New York homage to B-grade (some might list a lower... More »
  

Have Your Say: Whose Fictional Death Have You Rooted For The Most?

(No points for mentioning the piece of shit I'm using for an example...) Ah, villains! What would heroes be without them? More boring, for starters? Oftentimes, the villains have better character arcs, and are far more interesting than the good... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Crowdfund This! Stewart Buck's A WORLD WAR II FAIRYTALE Dives Into What Michael Mann's THE KEEP Could Have Been

Whenever a certain sort of film geek gets together to discuss the great cinematic what-if's - what could have happened if only director x was given free reign to do what he wanted with film y - there are certain... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE LURE Trailer Delivers Mermaids And Strippers In 1980s Warsaw

Well, now. If director Agnieszka Smoczyńska is to be believed it would appear that things in 1980s Warsaw were a fair bit more colorful and a whole lot stranger than we might have expected looking in from the outside.Smoczyńska's feature... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Second Bizarre Teaser For THE MUSK Heads Off To See The Wizard ...

We've seen a pair of teasers for George Nevada's upcoming indie-slasher The Musk and, frankly, I'm not convinced we've seen a single shot from the actual film itself. But, hey, when you're making a movie about a scarecrow clad killer,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Who Is The Prey In This Trailer For Argentinian Horror Thriller PRESAGIO (OMEN)?

When I was down at the Morbido Film Festival a young filmmaker from Argentina, Matias Salinas, was hell bent on meeting me. Not because I was me (Derrr!) but because of us, TwitchFilm. He wanted us to be the first... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: FRANCESCA, A Visually Striking Homage To The Famed Italian Genre

Francesca, daughter of the renowned storyteller, poet and dramatist Vittorio Visconti, disappeared 15 years ago. A psychopath, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, is intent on cleansing the city of "impure and damned souls". Moretti and Succo, the police detectives in... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Director Of THALE Delivers Fish Guns, Dead Cats And Special Cheese In MADE IN MOSJOEN

Norwegian director Aleksander Nordaas made waves around the world a couple years back with his low budget creature feature Thale and he's certainly looking likely to arch an eyebrow or two with his new webseries Made In Mosjoen.Nordaas has released... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pretty Packaging: LOVE, CHUNIBYO AND OTHER DELUSIONS Is Adorably Adorned

(Someone, really, really, REALLY liked this series!) When US distributor Sentai Filmworks gets the urge to go to town on their releases, they go full throttle apparently. When I posted pictures earlier this year of their lavish Knights of Sidonia... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Short Film, Short Review: If You Listen Closely You Can Still Hear Their VOICES

A young newspaper reporter Alonso is sent to investigate police reports of the disappearance of children down a mysterious hole that suddenly appeared in a warehouse. There he bumps into Ramon who describes himself as a "news reporter, journalist, and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Morbido 2015: Award Winners And Final Thoughts

I have been back home safe and sound from Morbido for a couple weeks now. My sanity is still in question though. It was a tremendous weekend of cinematic highs. I have seen things that I cannot unsee. I... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  
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