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Overlook Moves to New Orleans for 2018 Edition, April 19-22

It's no surprise we're massive fans of the horror movie/experience "summer camp" that is the Overlook Film Festival (and its earlier incarnation as the Stanley Film Fest). Last May the inaugural edition took place at the uber-creepy Timberline Lodge outside...

Overlook 2017 Awards Wrap: HOUNDS OF LOVE Wins Big; As Did All Attendees

The inaugural edition of the Overlook Film Festival has closed up shop and as we mentioned previously, it was an enormous success. From the beautiful historic setting and packed lineup to the amazing immersive events and all the great friends,...

Overlook 2017 First Impression: Mystery Abounds in IT COMES AT NIGHT + Trailer

One of the biggest successes of this weekend's uber-successful inaugural Overlook Film Fest was the surprise closing night film It Comes at Night. Not only is it director Trey Edward Shults's hotly anticipated horror follow-up to the much-loved Krisha, but...

Overlook 2017 Review: BOYS IN THE TREES, a Wild Swing and a Miss

Coming-of-age films with a ‘genre’ twist were all the rage in 2016. From Slash’s delightfully off-kilter fusing of softcore eroticism and sci-fi fantasy to Teenage Cocktail’s high school romance that flirted with thriller conventions and the graphic strand of realism...

Overlook 2017 Review: THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY, a Stinker in More Ways than One

The first edition of the Overlook Film Festival will never be faulted for not swinging for the fences with a lineup that includes something for all possible tastes; even if that taste happens to run all the way to the...

Overlook 2017 Review: TWO PIGEONS Fails to Soar As High As It Could

“You been watching gay porn on my laptop?” “No I haven’t. Mel, I haven’t been watching gay porn on your laptop.” “Who else has been watching porn on my laptop? Who else lives here?” It’s not your everyday lover’s spat,...

Overlook 2017 Interview: Julien Jauniaux Talks Lovecraftian Nightmare AN ELDRITCH PLACE

The Overlook Fest is in full swing, and besides feature films, immersive experiences and panels the Timberline Lodge also welcomes a select 16 shorts from all corners of the world. Among them we find festival favorites like A Nearly Perfect...

Overlook 2017 Review: LIKE ME, or How the Meaninglessness of Social Media and Viral Videos Breeds its Own Madness

The horrors of our contemporary society are plentiful and genre films have always excelled at probing our cultural fears and discomforts. In Robert Mockler’s debut film, the paradox of the digital media age, which allows us to connect with everyone...

Overlook 2017 Review: In PREY, A Lion Stalks Amsterdam

(In the Vondelpark, the mighty Vondelpark, the lion sleeps tonight...) For decades now, director Dick Maas has been bucking trends in Dutch cinema. "We should focus on art-house, we can't compete with Hollywood!" has been the industry mantra here since...

Overlook 2017 Preview: 8 Unmissable Events from the Inaugural Horror Extravaganza

We've been counting down the days to the Overlook Film Festival since it was first announced as the successor to the ridiculously awesome Stanley Film Festival. Now that time is finally here as the fest kicks off tomorrow at the...

Inaugural Overlook Film Fest Lineup led by Amirpour, de la Iglesia, Ascher

We thought we couldn't be more excited about the upcoming Timberline Lodge-set Overlook Film Festival that has risen from the ashes of the previously unmissable Stanley Film Fest. But our excitement just ratcheted up about a hundred more levels after...

After Stanley; Enter The Overlook Film Festival

As you've seen on this site, we've been big supporters of The Stanley Film Fest over the three years that fest ran from 2013-2015. Well now it is time to be big supporters of a brand-new festival called The Overlook...