Jamie Foxx Enters Harmony Korine's THE TRAP

There are few things that can get us film fans more pumped up than particular actor-director pairings. A few recent ones that got tongues wagging were Nicolas Cage and Werner Herzog for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Daniel... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

I Am Consciousness. I Am Alive. I Am CHAPPIE. We Have Our First Trailer!

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Chappie poster comes our first trailer.It looks like we have another heady science fiction treatment by Neill Blomkamp, with little of the rumoured humour in the film showing face in this trailer. Plenty of heart... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Yamamoto Eiichi's 70s Erotic Anime BELLADONNA OF SADNESS Is Being Restored For US Release

Los Angeles based distributor Cinelicious Pics has been turning heads over the last few months. The brand-new company may have licensed only a few titles yet, but those include some Twitch favorites, like for example Ragnar Bragason's Metalhead, and Anurag... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Tokyo 2014: The Safdie Brother's HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Takes Top Prize

Tokyo International Film Festival wrapped up with a closing ceremony to announce the winners of its many awards. The Competition Section consisted of 15 films presided over by Jury President, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The jury was... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Lance Henriksen

Last week in Japan, legendary director Oshii Mamoru's new live-action film Garm Wars: The Last Druid was shown to the public, and rest assured we will chime in soon about it. Reviews have been wildly divided, to say the least,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

It's THE BAYR SHOW! Now With Added Belt!

You know what you get when you give everyone the means to reach everyone online in an instant? You get a talk show hosted by a little blue puppet bear interviewing Hugh Jackman's belt, that's what you get. It's The... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Surf Flows Red In Cult Throwback TERRITORIAL PISSINGS

A fifty year storm, post apocalyptic gangs and surfing ... that's the template for Juancho Otalvaro's Territorial Pissings, a deliberate throwback to the cult movies of the 80s.Sometime during the 1980s a storm began, and for 50 years it did... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Halloween Twitches: Our Favorite Film Ghosts

(If there's something strange, in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Twitch!) As Jack Skellington's minions so gleefully sang in The Nightmare Before Christmas: "This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!". So we here at Twitch decided... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Eleven Directors Coming Together For Horror Anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN

Epic Pictures Group announced yesterday that they will help produce a new horror anthology just in time for Halloween, next year. The new anthology, Tales of Halloween, is based on a concept created by Soulmate director Axelle Carolyn. Carolyn brought... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

A24 Boards Alex Garland's EX MACHINA; Watch The Trailer Now

[UPDATED with trailer, which looks great!]  Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, has just directed his debut feature, Ex Machina. The folks at A24 have stepped up to distribute the film in the US, with the... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Watch Brian Lonano's WELCOME TO DIGNITY PASTURES

Originally created as part of the director search for The ABCs Of Death 2, Twitch fave Brian Lonano has taken his latest creation on a whirlwind tour of international film festivals and now that it's all settled back at home... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Grady Hendrix's Novel HORRORSTÖR Getting TV Adaptation

This is great news. Grady Hendrix's latest novel, the haunted furniture retail outlet novel Horrorstör, will be adapted for a television series, according to Deadline. The novel hit bookstore shelves only last month. The adaptation will be produced by The... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Book Review: APPROACHING THE END Brings Us To A New Understanding Of Apocalyptic Cinema

We are living in a cinematic world. It seems that every day that passes it becomes more and more apparent that our experience of the world, how we see it and build our opinions based on it, is being strongly... More »
  

Juicy Challenges At The Berlin Pornfilmfestival

The idea of a film festival for porn might feel a bit weird to the majority of cinephiles, but those who are staged in Berlin have probably gotten used to it by now. In it's 9th edition the annual... More »
  

Our Facebook Quiz Will Shortly Have Its 350th Film Guessed!

UPDATE: Gozan Ija had the 350th film right: Tokyo Decadence Way back when Twitch had its own separate forum, the most-trafficked topic used to be the screenshot quiz. The rules were simple: someone would post a screenshot, for all other... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Why Don't You Play In Blood?! New Stills From Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?

It's been a while since Todd originally reviewed this kickass film at TIFF 2013, but Why Don't You Play in Hell? is finally coming our way and its meta, movie-making madness will be unleashed on the masses! As Todd put it,... More »
  

AFI Fest Announces Full 2014 Lineup

If you're an Angelino like myself then chances are you covet early November as that time to catch up on all the buzz-worthy film festival faves that come roaring into town courtesy of AFI Fest. This year, of course, is... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Hey, NYC! Wanna See NIGHTCRAWLER Early And For Free?

That answer should be a big 'ol yes.Los Angeles denizen Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) survives by scavenging and petty theft. He stumbles into a new career as a cameraman and -- armed with a camcorder and police scanner -- begins... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of Twitch and I'm... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  
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