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Sitges 2016: Devilworks Picks up Israeli Sci-fi Action Comedy OMG I'M A ROBOT!

The Israeli sci-fi action comedy OMG I'm A Robot! has been picked up by Euro sales company Devilworks ahead of it's World Premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in a couple weeks. You can watch the trailer below.    Is...

Fantastic Fest 2016: Dolph Lundgren Hunts Demons in DON'T KILL IT Trailer

Director Mike Mendez knows how to have a good time. His segment in Tales of Halloween segment, "Friday the 31st" had me grinning from ear-to-ear, while Big Ass Spider! was a glorious throwback to drive-in monster movies. With Don't Kill...

SURPRISE! Fantastic Fest 2016 Drops Last Wave With SHIN GODZILLA, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Debates & More

We certainly didn't see this one coming, but if anything, Fantastic Fest is known for sucker punches of awesomeness. Debates include fisticuffs over Tremors, Zack Synder, Rocky 4, and on whether superhero movies are ruining the industry. The new films...

HEADSHOT: Which Territories Have The Action Flick And Global VOD Launch

Important information for anyone looking forward to the Mo Brothers' action epic Headshot. Deadline has broken news about which territories have acquired the rights for the Indonesian flick which had its World Premiere in TIFF's Midnight Madness program last weekend. ...

L'Etrange 2016: Frank Henenlotter Discusses BASKET CASE And A Career In Exploitation

Through the ten year period between 1982 and 1992, Frank Henenlotter put his own stamp on the exploitation movie with a slew of twisted creations. Revelling in a world of freaks, gore and gratuitous nudity, Henenlotter crafted a midnight movie...

Saskatoon Fantastic Announces Packed 7th Annual Lineup

Anyone going to be in Saskatchewan in October? Well you now have a damned good reason to consider it. The good folks at the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival just released their full lineup and it's packed with genre goodness from...

Irish Screen America Fest Launches Bi-Coastal Fest This Week

Here's an interesting idea, why not have a film festival that takes place in both New York and LA at (almost) the same time? That's just what the good people from Irish Screen America are doing with what really amounts...

Camera Japan 2016: Line-up And Recommendations

Next month, on Wednesday the fifth of October, the 11th edition of the Camera Japan Festival will start. Beginning in Rotterdam and moving a week later to Amsterdam for its last few days, it's a Dutch festival celebrating Japanese...

Toronto After Dark 2016: THE VOID, CREEPY and UNDER THE SHADOW Lead First Wave

Here in Toronto one of the highlights of the Fall movie season is the annual Toronto After Dark film festival. The annual congregation of genre cinemas dependees will meet again at the Scotiabank Cinema from October 13th through 21st.  So....

L'Etrange 2016: HEADSHOT and THEY CALL ME JEEG ROBOT Share Grand Prix

The 22nd edition of Paris’ premiere fantastic film festival L’Etrange closed today with the announcement of their ‘Palmare’ Awards and for the first time in the festival’s history, two films shared the top prize. Ahead of closing film The Marriage...

Toronto 2016: HELLO DESTROYER Clip Welcomes The Rookies To The Team

Hello Destroyer played to a sold out crowd at TIFF the other night. We have that stunning poster for you to look at and a clip from the film. Both you will find further down.  Hello Destroyer stars TIFF Rising Star...

Fantastic Fest 2016: Short Film Lineup Gets Bloody and Weird and Wild and More

Curated by Peter Kuplowsky, a festival programmer who has contributed to this site in the past, the 41 short films that will screen during the upcoming Fantastic Fest sound ... fantastic. It feels like cheating to use that word, but...

Toronto 2016: Midnighter THE BELKO EXPERIMENT Gets Spring Release By Blumhouse's BH Tilt

The first deal of the festival goes to a selection from the Midnight Madness program. Greg McLean's The Belko Experiment debuted last night and today Deadline has reported that BH Tilt, the releasing company for Blumhouse Pictures, and Orion closed...

Venice 2016 Awards: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT, LA LA LAND and More

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival came to a close this evening with their annual awards ceremony. It was a big night for the Philippines and the prolific Lav Diaz as his latest picture, The Woman Who Left, took home...

Toronto 2016: Watch The Trailer And Clip From The Icelandic Thriller THE OATH

The Oath, the latest film from Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Everest and Jar City) is coming to TIFF this weekend. We have a trailer and a clip from the film to share with you.    The Oath marks the first time...

Toronto 2016: Watch This Splendid Musical Number From THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM

Juan Carlos Medina's The Limehouse Golem, the Victorian era set horror thriller, will have it's World Premiere here in Toronto Saturday night at the Ryerson. We have a clip with a splendid musical number featuring Douglas Booth to share with...

Toronto 2016: "F##K The Small Talk, Let's Buy Some Guns" in Trailer For FREE FIRE

While we await word from our Anarchist-on-the-Ground Ryland about last night's premiere of Ben Wheatley's Free Fire A24 just dropped the trailer for it. Take a look for yourself. But beware, it be loaded with guns, violence and colorful language. ...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: BAR BAHAR (IN BETWEEN) Trailer Teases a Vibrant Experience

Our exclusive debut of the trailer for Bar Behar (In Between) reveals a vibrant experience. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this coming Sunday, September 11, the movie revolves around three women who share...

SALT AND FIRE: XLrator Media Acquires Herzog's Eco-Thriller

Good news for Werner Herzog fans in North America. XLrator Media has acquired the North American rights for his latest eco-thriller Salt and Fire. The film stars Michael Shannon and is having its North American premiere at the Toronto International...

Night Visions 2016: November Edition Beckons With HIGH-RISE, THE WAILING, More

We hereby declare today Festival Announcement Day! The first wave of announcements from the November 2016 edition of the Night Visions International Film Festival has arrived, joining a bevy of other festivals making known their lineups in what could easily...