From The Editors

Susan Sarandon to Receive Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2017

Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the premiere genre festival of Europe, has announced two of its awards winners for the 50th anniversary edition: director William Friedkin and actor Susan Sarandon. As well, legendary Spanish actor Santiago Segura will receive...

Japan Cuts 2017 Interview: Kan Hanae on Sex and Religion in WEST NORTH WEST and Unleashing Rap Fury in YAMATO (CALIFORNIA)

Having begun her acting career at age 10 in the hands of legendary Japanese director Suzuki Seijun, Kan Hanae has never stopped working.  Attending Japan Cuts, with not one, but two films, Kan spoke with me about the challenges of...

Poster Premiere For Sci-Fi Flick INFINITY CHAMBER

Travis Milloy's sci-fi flick Infinity Chamber (formerly Somnio) will be in U.S. cinemas on September 15, 2017 and available on iTunes and VOD on September 26, 2017. Screen Anarchy has your first looks at the poster for the flick so...

Durban 2017 Review: LIYANA Inspires, And Wins For Artistic Bravery

Liyana documents the inspiring story of a young girl in rural Swaziland, whose parents die from AIDS, and whose little twin brothers are stolen by child traffickers after she and her frail grandmother are assaulted and abused. Liyana must then...

Watch Now: Short Flick THE PRIVATES Burns Down the House... and Then Some

Dylan Allen's short film The Privates is one of my favorite shorts of 2017. It's funny, it's weird and it's chock full of a dynamic bunch of characters that jump off the screen and make you long for further adventures...

M.F.A: Raven Banner Entertainment Claims Canadian Rights For Revenge Thriller

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment have acquired all rights here in Canada to Natalia Leite's revenge thriller M.F.A. The thriller about sexual violence on campus was written by Leah McKendrick who also stars in the film.    Raven Banner...

DEMENTIA 13: Chiller Films Releasing Coppola Remake This October

Yesterday Chiller Films announced that they would be releasing Richard LeMay's Dementia 13 in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and Digital HD throughout the month of October. As you peruse the press release below you will see that LeMay's film...

Fantasia 2017 Review: FRIENDLY BEAST, Man Is the Most Dangerous Animal

It's nearly closing time at a struggling restaurant. The waitress, Sara (Luciana Paes) and kitchen staff just want to go home, while the boss, Inácio (Murilo Benício) struggles with money troubles, a nagging wife, and a desire for power and...

Critical Distance: THE ASSIGNMENT, Man-Made Women

Impeccably made and persuasively acted, The Assignment is a thriller that's a throwback to director Walter Hill's prime period in the late 70s and 80s. It never throws off the stink of its odious premise, but it's so otherwise entertaining...

Review: In ATOMIC BLONDE, Charlize Theron Breaks the Glass Ceiling By Punching Through the Berlin Wall

I love a good espionage thriller, and what better setting than the fifty year Cold War between the Western democracies and their deadly enemies in the Communist East? This underground conflict has bred some of the most magnificent films of...

Fantasia 2017 Review: A DAY (하루), Blockbuster, Rinse, Repeat

When a child dies in an accident, regardless of fault, the parents will live that horrible day over and over again in their mind. They will wonder if only something was different, a phone call, a change of plans, an...

Fantasia 2017: Free Tribute Screening of George A. Romero's THE CRAZIES This Friday

The news of George A. Romero's passing was a shock to all in the fantastic cinema community. This Friday the Fantasia International Film Festival will honor the famed director with a free screening of the 4K restoration of his film...

Run Away! An Exclusive Clip From THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT

Mathieu Ratthe's weekend gone awry flick The Gracefield Incident opened in U.S. cinemas and arrived on Digital HD and On Demand last Friday, July 21st.    Our man down in the MXCity, Eric Ortiz Garcia, had... issues... with the film,...

DOPE's Rick Famuyiwa to Direct SONS OF SHAOLIN Graphic Novel Adaptation

Here is another graphic novel to add to your pile of sources to read. THR's Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Dope's Rick Famuyiwa has been hired to direct the adaptation of Jay Longino and Caanan White's graphic novel Son...

Fantasia 2017 Review: THE LAPLACE'S DEMON, Philosophical Suspense and Dread

The Laplace demon is a mathematical theory, which supposes that, if someone knows the precise location and momentum of every atom in the universe, they could predict everything down to the smallest detail. Quite a creepy supposition (hence 'demon'), and...

LIFECHANGER: New Shape-Shifting Horror From Justin McConnell Shoots This Fall

Justin McConnell and I spent so much time running around Montreal this past weekend during the festival and co-production market at Fantasia, we barely had time to chat and catch up on his newest project, set to begin production this...

Crowdfund This: MORGANA, a True Tale of a Housewife / Pornographer / Artist

Some of our readers might be familiar with Australian filmmaker Isabel Peppard. She specializes in stop-motion animation and horror, and her stunning work has won multiple awards and played at festivals around the world (you can take a peek at...

Toronto 2017: First Wave Led By Women, the Sporting Life, and Favourite Filmmakers

The annual cavalcade of cinematic joy, otherwise known as the Toronto International Film Festival (or simply "Toronto 2017," in our headline parlance) has released its first wave of programming. The gala titles (14) and special presentations (33) lead the way....

BiFan 2017 Review: MON MON MON MONSTERS, Giddens Ko's Brutal, Stylish High School Horror-Comedy

Taiwanese filmmaker Giddens Ko returns to high school for his follow up to the massively entertaining and successful You Are the Apple of My Eye, but things take a much darker turn in Mon Mon Mon Monsters, a mile-a-minute horror-comedy...

THE SCAREHOUSE: Gavin Michael Booth's Haunted House Flick, Now on Blu-ray

Our friends at Parade Deck Films were patiently waiting for me to return from Fantasia this past weekend so I could share their announcement of the release of Gavin Michael Booth's 2014 horror flick The Scarehouse on Blu-ray in North America. ...