From The Editors

Have Your Say: Which Film Would You Like To See Fanatically Restored?

A few months ago I did a "Pretty Packaging" article about the German Suspiria release, and mentioned that while that edition contained a fine HD rendition of the film, fans were avidly awaiting Synapse's 4K restoration, a labor of love...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: PIN CUSHION, The Heartbreak of Bullying

Some people like to say that bullies really just hate themselves. That might be true of many, but not of all; some people are just mean, and enjoying being mean to others to give themselves power, or because they get...

DEFECTIVE: New Trailer Premiere For Reese Eveneshen's Sci-fi Indie

Local and Canadian filmmaker Reese Eveneshen's indie sci-fi flick Defective is about to hit the festival circuit. While we cannot share where the film will have its premieres we are grateful that Eveneshen has asked Screen Anarchy once again to...

Blu-ray Review: THE DEVIL'S CANDY Continues to Rock

Out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Scream Factory, The Devil's Candy, is Sean Byrne's hard-rocking horror flick. You may have seen that we've given a lot of support to this film, and that's simply because it's awesome. You can read Todd's...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, The Queerness of Creation

The United States has always been prudish and conservative when it comes to sex, to say the very least. Television shows and films can show enormous amounts of violence, but heaven forbid even an glimpse of nipple is seen. So...

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival Prepares for Inaugural Edition

Created by the filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (A Touch of Sin, Mountains May Depart) with former Venice festival head Marco Muller serving as the artistic director, Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF) is being described as "the first...

Crowdfund This: The Documentary XANGADIX LIVES!

This may come as a surprise to people, but not all fair-budget Dutch horror films have been directed by Dick Maas. In 1992, we got treated to The Johnsons by Rudolf van den Berg, and rest assured it was NOT...

INFINITY CHAMBER: Watch This Exclusive Clip From Travis Milloy's Sci-fi Flick

This morning Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip from Travis Milloy's sci-fi man in a box feature Infinity Chamber. The film already made its theatrical bow in the U.S. earlier this month and will be available on VOD tomorrow, September...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GEMINI Lifts the Veil of the Hollywood Machine

Director Aaron Katz (Cold Weather, Dance Party USA) is back with a film about the entrenched weirdness of his adopted city. Gemini stars Zoe Kravitz as Heather, a beautiful movie star hounded by paparazzi, and Jill (Lola Kirke), her personal...

Our Favorite Faces Of Colin Firth

This weekend Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the big winner at the box office. The sarcastic Bond spoof sports a mighty cast of characters, one of them brought-back-from-the-dead and played by Colin Firth (as our J. Hurtado says in his...

Blu-ray Review: DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE Lives Well via Criterion

To quote a certain giant, it's happening... again. It's happening... again. To quote the giant who created the giant, you drink coffee, you smoke cigarettes, you paint, and that's it. That quote, from filmmaker David Lynch, has been widely used...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GERALD'S GAME Is Oscar Worthy

Warning: spoilers ahead. For the record, I never cracked open Stephen King's Gerald's Game because I just couldn't take what the cover --- a pair of handcuffs hanging from a bedpost, its top carved into a crouching, hurting woman ---...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GENERATION B, Start the Revolution Without Me

Everyone dances while the world goes to hell. Although it doesn't spring forth as an immediately binge-worthy series, Generation B very quickly develops into a worthy, perhaps essential experience. Laced with absurdist comedy and cogent social commentary, it's also quite...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GOOD MANNERS, A Fable of Love, Fear, and Kindness

There is the family you are born into, and the family you make; lovers who stay with you a long time, and ones whose time with you is brief, but make a lasting impact. What then is the nature of...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: FIRSTBORN Reveals the Shattering Futility of Manhood

A mean, menacing undercurrent slithers through FirstBorn (Pirmdzimtais). It's not easily dismissed. Writer/director Aik Karapetian's previous film, The Man in the Yellow Jacket, which screened at Fantastic Fest in 2014, showcased his ability to create an abrasive, unsettling atmosphere in...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: LET THE CORPSES TAN, More Stylish Than Substantial

Writing-directing team Hélèn Cattet and Bruno Forzani burst onto the genre film scene in 2009 with the highly original Amer, a giallo-inspired experimental horror/thriller about different ages of one girl's life. Their second feature, The Strange Color of Your Body's...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: THOROUGHBREDS, A Pitch Black Tale of Female Friendship

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy cement their positions as two of the most captivating young actresses working today in Thoroughbreds, a wickedly humorous psychodrama straddling the class divide in small-town Connecticut and exposing the complex malevolence of the adolescent psyche....

Well Go USA Acquires ICHI THE KILLER 4K Restoration For North America

The recently completed 4K restoration of Miike Takashi's seminal splatter film, Ichi the Killer, has found a North American home with Plano, TX based Well Go USA. The restoration just had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and...

Fantastic Fest 2017: Index

In 2017, Fantastic Fest runs from September 21-28. Here are links to reviews and interviews by our contributing editors and writers, all listed alphabetically by the film's English-language title. This will be updated throughout the festival. Last update: 09/25/17, 16:17....

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: HAGAZUSSA Paints Terrible Beauty

When Fantastic Fest programmer and producer Annick Mahnert introduced Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse, she mentioned that it was a student film and that her jaw dropped when screening it. She wasn't joking.  Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse could be easily labeled as the...