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SXSW 2016: In 1985, Potent Memories Are Evoked In Just 8 Minutes

A little past two in the morning, I began weeping. I blame filmmaker Yen Tan. His short film, 1985, screens today at SXSW, but Mr. Tan kindly made it available for me to watch in advance. Though I'm sure it...

SXSW 2016 Exclusive Poster Debut: Yen Tan's 1985

We're gearing up to cover SXSW 2016, which begins next week in Austin, Texas, and to kick things off, we're happy to premiere the poster for Yen Tan's short film 1985. Mr. Tan wrote and directed the film, which stars...

SXSW Announces Midnight Films, Shorts & More

The film component of SXSW just released its programs for midnight films, shorts, special events, and festival favorites. Among the films chosen, the 2016 SXSW Film Festival Mike Flanagan's Hush; Micky Keating's Carnage Park; Don Coscarelli's Phantasm: Remastered restoration ala J.J. Abrams...

PREACHER, PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY And More To Premiere At SXSW 2016

SXSW fans, hold on to your hats, there are some weird and hopefully wonderful films coming your way this March. Preacher, Seth Rogan's adaptation of the cult graphic novel of a priest (Dominic Cooper) trying to rid the world of...

THE NIGHTMARE: Watch The Trailer, You May Never Want To Sleep Again

The buzz after its world premiere at Sundance was that Rodney Ascher's new documentary The Nightmare was that it is a very, very scary film. And if this new trailer is anything to go by that buzz may very well...

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT Trailer Dives Into An Addict's Own Personal Hell

Winner of the top prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, Josh and Benny Safdie's latest film, Heaven Knows What, is based on Arielle Holmes' unpublished memoirs about her days as a heroin addict on the streets of...

SXSW 2015: Trouble Abounds In BABY Trailer & Poster

Samuel Aaron Bennett's narrative short debut Baby, starring Renée Felice Smith (NCIS:Los Angeles), has its world premiere this weekend at SXSW. Today we've got a trailer and that nifty poster art for the acerbic and existential comedy. As trailers for...

SXSW 2015: Watch This Exclusive Clip From SWEATY BETTY

As we gear up for this year's SXSW film festival we have an exclusive clip from the African-American indie DIY film Sweaty Betty to share with you. It features two characters in one of the film's two story lines, Rico...

SXSW 2015: Just Try Not To Make Eye Contact With This Poster From WE ARE STILL HERE

The official poster for Ted Geoghegan`s horror flick We Are Still Here has just been debuted by EW and boy, is it a beaut. Gorgeous. Geoghegan`s flick is part of the midnighter program at SXSW this year and you can count on our attendance...

THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ Trailer Secures Its Position As Most Controversial Film Of SXSW

A beautiful young actress dies and a group of drunken young men can't resist the chance to see the corpse of a woman they've idolized in the morgue and ... yep. It goes there. Selected as part of the Midnighters...

SXSW 2015: Exclusive TWINSTERS Festival Poster Debut

Heading toward its world premiere at SXSW next month, Twinsters tells the story of twins who were separated shortly after birth and adopted by different families. We are pleased to present the exclusive debut of the festival poster for the...

SXSW 2015: WE ARE STILL HERE Teaser Demands Obedience To Horror House

I've lived in apartments for most of my adult life, but I grew up in a house, so I appreciate the allure of owning your own home. But why oh why would you stay in a house with a troubled,...

SXSW 2015: DEATHGASM Trailer Teases Heavy Metal, Blood, And More Blood

Do you like heavy metal? Do you like blood? If the answer to both is "yes," have I got a trailer for you! Deathgasm will have its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas next month as part of the...

SXSW 2015: Midnighter And Short Film Programs Announced, Includes Nightmares, Kiwis And Corpses

I have just looked over the lineup for the Midnighter program at SXSW this year and am instantly jealous of our writers who will be covering the festival this year. Man oh man, is everyone going to have a hell...

SXSW 2015: CROW HAND!!! New Bloody Still And Short, Sweet Teaser

O joy! Brian Lonano's latest short Crow Hand!!! has been selected for the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, and to celebrate, we are pleased to showcase a new bloody still and a new, equally bloody teaser. SXSW kicks off its film...

SXSW 2015: Russell Brand Doc BRAND: A SECOND COMING To Open Festival

The South By Southwest Film Festival announced their opening film and a handful of other titles today. Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary about divisive British comedian Russell Brand will open the festival.From the report at Variety: "Firebrand Ondi Timoner's bold...

Watch The Trailer For HOUSEBOUND Smash It In The Face

All set to have its Canadian premiere at Fantasia in Montreal on August 3, the Kiwi comedy horror Housebound will debut in U.S. cinemas and on VOD and iTunes on October 17. A new trailer is available, which you can...

Xlrator Smuggles THE MULE Into The U.S. For Distro

The U.S. rights for the Aussie comedy thriller The Mule have been picked up by Xlrator Media from Entertainment One Films International's newly launched boutique sales arm Séville International. Xlrator will release the film on their 'Macabre' label later this...

XLrator Media Will Haunt U.S. Homes With HOUSEBOUND

Good news! XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. rights for Kiwi horror-comedy Housebound. The film had its World Premiere at SXSW this past Spring. Twitch Managing Editor Peter Martin caught it at the festival and has this to say in...

SXSW 2014: Twitch Picks Top 10 Movie Posters From The Fest

As part of the SXSW Film Design Awards, the festival held a movie poster competition for all of the films showing at the fest. The posters were displayed at the convention center in a gallery for all to view.There was...