Indian Film Fest LA 2018 Review: IN THE SHADOWS, There Be Men And Monsters

Delhi's dark alleyways get their closeup in filmmaker Dipesh Jain's Gali Guliyaan (In the Shadows), a psychological thriller about paranoia, isolation, and the long lasting effects of trauma. Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpayee) is a loner, a man who lives vicariously through...

Review: SWATHANTHRYAM ARDHARATHRIYIL Is A Stylish SHAWSHANK In South India

Whatever is in the water in Kerala these days, I've gotta get some for myself. India's newest hot spot for thrilling filmmakers is churning out new and exciting films all the time, and the latest thriller to hit cinema screens...

Review: BEYOND THE CLOUDS Finds Human Compassion In Times Of Antagony

Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi makes his first foray outside of his homeland with Beyond the Clouds, a story of Indian siblings brought together by circumstance and separated by prison bars. While Majidi made his name expressing his truth through...

Teaser Time: IRUTTU ARAIYIL MURATTU KUTHTHU, An Indian Musical Feature Inspired By A Raunchy YouTube Fake Trailer

I can't say that I saw this one coming. Director Santhosh Jayakumar's upcoming feature Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (Furious Punch in a Dark Room) appears to be a feature length musical horror-sex-comedy inspired by the YouTube fake trailer Handjob Cabin...

Indian Film Fest LA 2018 Review: MERCURY, Karthik Subbaraj's Silent Thriller Turns Up The Heat

Mercury, the latest film from Tamil wunderkind director, Karthik Subbaraj, is a bold experiment in alternative storytelling. This film, touted as a “silent thriller” though really more of a ‘dialogue-free’ one, is the most high profile project of its kind...

Review: RAMPAGE Delivers The Monster Mayhem We Deserve

Rampage just might be the most entertaining video game adaptation ever made. It might have something to do with the fact that there is so little meat on the bones of the original property that writers Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse...

Trailer Time: Holy Shit, You Guys. THE MEG. I'm in.

Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, and Winston Chao fight a prehistoric shark dinosaur in a Lost World-style underwater wonderland. THE MEG Sign me up. In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive...

The Teaser For Indian Thriller LILLI Will Get You Tense AF

I've been waiting for five months to share this film, and I'm so glad that I finally get a chance to show off what I think is destined to be one of the best genre films out of India this...

Indian Film Fest LA 2018 Review: TAKE OFF Is A Remarkable Testament The The Potential Of Indian Mainstream Cinema

In 2014, 46 Indian nurses were rescued from an ISIS controlled region of Iraq. Director Mahesh Narayan's 2017 feature, Take Off, is based on their story, and it became one of the biggest commerical and critical successes of last year...

Lovecraft Lives! Vestron Video Announces DAGON and BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR For Blu-ray This Summer

The terrifying tales of H.P. Lovecraft are the gift that keeps on giving to horror cinema, and the Vestron Video Collector's Series will celebrate a pair of more recent, underseen adaptations this summer with the releases of Stuart Gordon's Dagon...

Now on Blu-ray: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Is Worth Another Look On Blu-ray

Just in case you weren't paying attention, last December LucasFilm and Disney released a new installment in the Star Wars series, the Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) directed Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. For the first time in a...

Blu-ray Review: BAAL, The Savagery Of The Tortured & Torturing Artist

Prior to receiving this Blu-ray in the mail I had never seen Baal, I only knew Volker Schlondorff from The Tin Drum, and I had only seen a tiny fraction of Fassbinder's work, but it was the idea of the...

Now on Blu-ray: A Pair of Michele Soavi Gems, THE CHURCH & THE SECT

Last month Scorpion Releasing, in partnership with Doppelganger Releasing, put out a pair of Italian horror gems on Blu-ray from director Michele Soavi, and it's a great time to rediscover this filmmaker and the early work that led to one...

Texas Frightmare 2018: Film Fest Lineup Includes Miike, AMERICAN GUINEA PIG, Italian Classics, World Premieres, and More!

The 13th annual Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention is about a month away, and the team behind one of the country's best conventions has given ScreenAnarchy a first look at their film festival selections for 2018. In the past, Texas...

ASCHARYA FUCK IT Trailer: You've Never Seen Mumbai Like This!

On my recent trip to India to attend the NFDC Film Bazaar, India's largest film market, I got to see snippets of lots of great looking projects that may or may not ever see the light of day. One of...

Review: PACIFIC RIM UPRISING, Giant Robots Punch Giant Monsters, Who Cares About The Rest?

Once in a while it's good to ground oneself in this trade. Even though I am first and foremost a movie fan, there's something about going into a press screening of a film -- even one I'm pretty excited about...

Check Out The Intense Trailer For SWATHANTHRYAM ARDHARATHRIYIL

It's an exciting time to follow Indian cinema, and the Malayalam language film industry in the state of Kerala has been putting out some of the nation's most incredible new films for several years now. The lastest film to catch...

TFW 2018: Texas Frightmare Weekend Unveils Official Clive Barker Designed T-Shirt

I'm not normally one to pimp merch from local events , but this announcement is a bit of a doozy. Texas Frightmare Weekend, the largest horror convention in the Southwest and one of my absolute favorite events every year, has...

SXSW 2018 Review: HEAVY TRIP, Let Impaled Rektum Warm Your Heart In This Great Underdog Comedy

In the Q & A following the SXSW premiere of their film, Heavy Trip, the producers of this heartwarming comedy declared that their native Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other nation in the world, so...

SXSW 2018 Review: THE RANGER Is Silly, Sloppy, Slashy Punk Rock Fun In The Woods

There is a deep and undeniable connection between punk music and horror films that goes back decades. From the very beginning of the punk music movement in the '70s, bands and fans used horror imagery to separate themselves from those...