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RAW, SWISS ARMY MAN, TRAIN TO BUSAN Win Big at Sitges 2016

As the seemingly relentless rain finally abated and the sun came out, Sitges 2016 wrapped up and gave out its plethora of awards. While there was lots of love to go around, Raw, Swiss Army Man, and Train to Busan...

Sitges 2016 Review: LAKE BODOM Twists A Few Too Many Times

Horror films often retread old tropes and themes; sometimes this is paired with a new perspective or aesthetic changes that can make these tropes seem fresh. Other times, some of these films can just seem tired. Taneli Mustonen's Lake Bodom...

Sitges 2016 Review: THE TRANSFIGURATION. Vampirism, Youth, and Isolation

Vampires seem uniquely suited, as a mythological figure, to examining issues of isolation and loneliness. Whether it be in the cold winters of Sweden or the sunny streets of California, the monster, with its dietary needs, limited daytime movement, and...

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...

THE INVITATION, TURBO KID, THE FINAL GIRLS Win Big at Sitges 2015

After 10 days of sunshine, rioja and fantastic films, Karyn Kusama's slow-burn psychological thriller The Invitation picked up the award for Best Feature at Sitges 2015 this past weekend, an honour I can heartily endorse. The Final Girls, directed by...

Sitges 2015 Review: FROM THE DARK Is An Enjoyable, If Repetitive, Ride

Conor McMahon is no stranger here in Sitges. The Irish director already succeeded in winning the audience's affection back in 2012 with Stitches, a film that managed to get as much laughter as jumps and scares. This time he comes back to Sitges with...

THE SIMILARS (LOS PARECIDOS): Check Out This Gorgeous Poster For Isaac Ezban's Sci-fi Thriller

Isaac Ezban's sci-fi thriller, The Similars (Los Paracidos), will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 25th, before it moves on to Sitges in early October. Today, our friends at the Morbido Film Festival unveiled this stunning poster...

FRANCESCA: Watch The Trailer For Argentinian Giallo Horror Flick

The Argentinian Giallo horror flick Francesca will make its World Premiere at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival in October, from the 9th to the 18th. Francesca will compete in the "New Visions" category and for the "Best Latin American Production" award. We...

Sitges 2015 Announced: COOTIES, VICTORIA, TURBO KID, SUMMER CAMP And More

The first official announcement of titles to be screened at Sitges 2015 was made today, and some incredible films will be making their way to the Catalan coast this October. From 9th to 18th of October, Spanish and international genre...

Teaser For Award-Winning Short TUNING OSCAR: Love Never Dies?

Winner of the Best Short Award in the Official Selection at Sitges last year, Spanish short Tuning Oscar (or Oscar Desafinado) has been making the well-deserved rounds at film festivals around Europe over the past several months. A funny, poignant...

Sitges 2015: Call For Submissions For Phonetastic Film Festival

There was a brief time where you were at a screening or your kid's current holiday recital and someone whipped out their iPad and started taking pictures. You thought, 'My. How silly is that dude?' It may not be as...

Sitges 2014 Review: MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT, An Intense Yet Alienating Ordeal

Four years after Gareth Edwards exploded onto the sci-fi scene with his inventive and industrious indie alien invasion flick Monsters, first-time director Tom Green delivers a sequel that bears little resemblance to the original, in tone, content or invention.Reportedly set...

Sitges 2014: I ORIGINS, THE BABADOOK, CUB, And Many More Take Home Festival Awards

Mike Cahill's sci-fi drama I Origins picked up the award for best feature film at Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya this year. Many other Twitch favorites took home awards or received acclaim, including What We Do In...

Sitges 2014 Review: MAGICAL GIRL, Dark, Twisted Magic

Carlos Vermut's second feature Magical Girl recently won the Golden Shell at the a Sebastian Film Festival, as well as best director award, and deservedly so. Fun and disturbing, strange and yet somehow entirely plausible, the film tells the story of...

Sitges 2014 Review: [REC4] Is Still Fun But Overly Familar

It's certainly been a while, but the Sitges Film Festival and its audience hasn't forgotten about REC and the impression it left in its 2007 edition. The film, co-directed by Paco Plaza and Jaume Balagueró won the best director and...

Sitges 2014: Fabrice du Welz's ALLELUIA Wins 2014 Méliès d'Or Award

As the 47th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway the award for the Best European fantastic feature film, the Méliès d'OR Award, was announced today. Fabrice du Welz`s thriller Alleluia takes home the grand prize! Welz`s film recently took home Best Director,...

Watch The Teaser For Fantastic Fest And Sitges Selection THE INCIDENT

Just days before Isaac Ezban's science fiction picture The Incident (El Incidente) premieres in North America at Austin's Fantastic Fest, the first teaser trailer has arrived online courtesy of Cine Caníbal, the company that will distribute the film next year...

Sitges 2014: Antonio Banderas, AUTOMATA, SPRING, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, And More

It's mere weeks until the most beautiful corner of Catalunya plays host to hoards of genre film fans (myself included). The latest news from the Sitges Festival announces that Antonio Banderas will receive the Grand Honourary Award for his lifetime...

ALLELUIA, COLD IN JULY, GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE at Sitges 2014

The countdown is on to my favourite festival! Sitges 2014 is on this October 3 - 12 on the sunny shores of the Mediterranean, and the first wave of amazing programing was announced this morning. Among a plethora of titles,...

Sitges 2014 to Open with [REC]4: APOCALYPSE: Watch The New Trailer!

Director Jaume Balagueró was on hand today at the Sitges Film Festival press conference, to present the first trailer for the last film in the [REC] franchise. [REC]4: Apocalypse is set to open the festival, which will run October 3rd -...