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 »

AFM 2013: Indiecan Gets Some MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH For Canada

The Mold knows, Canada. The Mold knows. As Don Thacker's Motivational Growth continues to pick up awards on the festival circuit, it certainly caught the eye of Indican Entertainment when it played here in Toronto at After Dark. So much so,... More »

Spike Lee's OLDBOY: Get In Shape With Josh Brolin In This New Featurette

It just dawned on me that Spike Lee's version of Oldboy is set for release in the United States on November 27th, a day before Thanksgiving. Which I find to be kind of hilarious. And so I will say this... More »


The Fall 2013 edition of Night Visions, Helsinki's horror, fantasy and sci-fi festival that usually runs more than once a year (!), came to a close this past weekend, with Jodorowsky's Dune taking home the audience award.Other Twitch faves to... More »

Real Star Upendra Returns In BRAHMA, Expect The Unexpected

You've probably never heard of Real Star Upendra. This man is one of the most popular film stars in Karnataka, India, and puts out some of the most insane and outlandish features in mainstream Indian cinema, the latest being the... More »
By J Hurtado   

Review: THE VISITOR Defies Logic With Excitement, Awe, And Mystery

Holy cow, what a weird movie. Instantly earning a place in my personal "WTF Hall of Fame," The Visitor is a work of cracked genius. Or, it's a very bad motion picture with flashes of accidental inspiration. Either way, it's... More »

Camera Japan 2013 Review: BURNING BUDDHA MAN Puts Paper On Fire

(Just when you thought Japanese films couldn't get any crazier...) This year, the Camera Japan Festival in Rotterdam had a particularly nice anime section, and the film Burning Buddha Man was part of it. However, a case can be made... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Fear The Horrors Of Lee Hardcastle's GHOST BURGER

Feeling hungry, kids? Because stop motion animator Lee Hardcastle has got a scary - and tasty - tale to tell with Ghost Burger. A sequel to Hardcastle's ABCs Of Death entry T Is For Toilet set twelve years later this... More »
By Todd Brown   

NYC Happenings: The Golden Age Of Spanish Horror At Anthology

My dear NYC readers, that headline should be speaking volumes already. The Anthology Film Archives is featuring a cavalcade of films from Spain's horror heyday from October 30 - November 10. It's Must-watching no doubt, so our own Peter Gutierrez... More »

New To Netflix: Busting Genres Around the World

Welcome to another week of Netflix picks and pointed mentions from the various territories around the world:  Korean films in The Netherlands, Icelandic films in Mexico, American Films in the UK, Indian films in Canada, and British films in Scandinavia.... More »

L.A. Happenings: (More) Halloween Flicks, Agnes Varda And Kris Kristofferson

Get the scoop on special and repertory screenings happening in Los Angeles this October 25 weekend and beyond.  ... More »

Watch The Trailer For Jason Bognacki's Giallo Infused ANOTHER

After a string of giallo influenced short films writer-director Jason Bognacki is now wrapping up work on his debut feature Another. And while the classic influences are very certainly present the trailer promises that this is no mere string of... More »
By Todd Brown   

TADFF 2013: MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH Defies And Surprises

And the winner for Best Q&A at Toronto After Dark 2013 is... envelope please... (rip tear rip)... DON THACKER from MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH!!! Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a... More »

Cult Hit Short FIST OF JESUS Feature Expansion Lands A Producer, Gunning For Production In 2014

The Messiah is coming and he brings a bloody fist with him. David Munoz and Adrian Cardona's short film Fist Of Jesus has proven to be something of a sensation online - where it's been viewed more than three million... More »
By Todd Brown   

Giveaway: WILD STYLE 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition DVD Sets

No history of hip-hop is complete without mention of Wild Style, which marks its 30th Anniversary via a two-disc deluxe DVD release from Music Box Films. The film combines break dancing, the tagging of Lee Quinones, and the musical exploits... More »

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father... More »

Magnolia Snags U.S. Rights To Richard Ayoade's THE DOUBLE

A favorite of Todd's at TIFF, and sporting one of the niftiest little teasers of the year, comedian turned director Richard Ayoade's sophomore effort is coming to U.S. theaters sometime in 2014 thanks to the folks at Magnolia. Sounds the... More »
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