Fantasia 2017 Interview: Trent Haaga and Matthew Gray Gubler on 68 KILL, Death, Love, Sex and Biting

[Pictured above is AnnaLynne McCord as Liza.] Trent Haaga has a new film out produced by Snowfort Pictures -- 68 Kill -- but he’s been in the gore and exploitation biz for a while now, with his earliest professional beginnings at Troma....

Fantasia 2017 Interview: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on Crafting THE ENDLESS

Recently at Fantasia 2017, I was able to catch the Canadian premiere of The Endless, the new feature from co-directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. As with Resolution and Spring, what they did here with The Endless was rain...

Fantasia 2017 Interview: Steve Mitchell on Fighting to Make KING COHEN

[Photo of King Cohen's world premiere at Fantasia by King-Wei Chu. L-R: Mitch Davis, Larry Cohen, Steve Mitchell, Michael Moriarty] While attending Fantasia's 2017 season, I was able to catch the hilarious doc King Cohen --- an informative and entertaining look...

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Offers the Best of Horror & Cool Guests like Dee Wallace

San Diego's small but mighty Horrible Imaginings Film Festival returns to Balboa Park's Museum of Photographic Arts during September 8 - 10. Southern California fans of horror, thrillers, and all things fantastic will enjoy not only the best in international...

Fantasia 2017 Review: Small Gauge Trauma Showcases Horrific Standouts

(The still above is from iMedium, one of the best shorts in the Small Gauge Trauma block.) It's no secret that we adore Fantasia here at ScreenAnarchy. In addition to the great live events, features, and raucous Q&As, the festival always...

Fantastic Fest 2017: First Wave of Films Will Knock Your Teeth Out

Wow. Fantastic Fest isn't fucking around. The manic first wave of this year's festival includes the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler's (Bone Tomahawk) new film Brawl in Cell Block 99 --- starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier --- fresh...

Win THE TRANSFIGURATION on DVD!

Hey readers! We've got a three copies of on The Transfiguration on DVD to giveaway. If you think you've seen every kind of vampire film, think again! This film focuses on the struggles of inner city kids --- one of which...

Fantasia 2017 Review: International Sci-Fi Short Showcase

(The image above is a still from Swell, one of the standouts of Fantasia's sci-fi shorts block.) One thing I love about attending festivals are the shorts programs. They provide tastings of different stories from all sorts of points of...

Fantasia 2017: Ana Asensio on MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

On of the more intimate films that screened at Fantasia 2017 was Most Beautiful Island directed by Ana Asensio, who also wrote, produced, and starred in the film. It was a hit at SXSW and several other festivals before it finally screened...

Fantasia 2017: Screen Anarchy Wraps Up Another Remarkable Year In Montreal

The 21st edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival has come to a close, and it was a smorgasbord of cinema, excusions, panels, special events and get togethers. Every year of I reiterate that this fest is the 'summer-camp' for...

Fantasia 2017: LOWLIFE's Ryan Prows on Murder, Locations and more

Great films often come out of nowhere. Such as the case with Lowlife, a thrilling crime caper directed by Ryan Prows. After its world premiere at Fantasia 2017, the director and his team have a very bright future ahead of them...

Eli Roth's DEATH WISH Remake Trailer Drops

Wow... This is going to be a polarizing one. In the category of remakes that no one asked for, Eli Roth's Death Wish trailer dropped today. In an utter tone death move, AC/DC's "Back in Black" (a song usually used for...

Fantasia 2017 Interview: Director Chris Peckover Talks BETTER WATCH OUT

If you happen to like -- or LOVE -- holiday-themed horror films, pre-order the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release of Better Watch Out. The story (which was formerly titled Safe Neighborhood) revolves around a babysitter about to move away. For one last night,...

UK Writers: FrightFest Wants Your New Blood!

If you're 18 or over, a United Kingdom resident, and love writing weird scripts, an awesome opportunity was recently announced. FrightFest is teaming up to produce scripts with MPI Media Group --- as well as with genre titan producer Travis...

Screen Anarchists On ALIEN: COVENANT

("And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" The Second Coming, 1919 - W. B. Yeats) Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant has arrived in cinemas, and a strange film it is indeed....

Blu-ray Pre-Order: The Stylish and Cutting THE STYLIST Hits Home

If you're a fan of Jill Gevargizian or of horror with a heartbreaking undercurrent, you'll be happy to hear that The Stylist is available for pre-order on Blu-ray now. If you're a regular reader of this site, you'll know that I'm a...

Blu-ray Review: WILLARD and BEN Scurry out of Scream Factory's Cellar

I recently received Blu-ray copies of both Willard and Ben, both out on May 16 from Scream Factory. I feel that these releases would have been better as a pair released in the same package, but I'm not not a distributor and can't...

Blu-ray Review: THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE Is Laid Bare

Andre Ovredal's (Troll Hunter) excellent horror film, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, comes out tomorrow, May 2. Scream Factory is releasing the film, but they're doing things a little differently this time around; Wal-Mart has the exclusive right to sell the...

Crowdfund This: Watch the Cyberpunk VR Film HARSH REALITY Exclusive

Like dystopian sci-fi cyberpunk tales? Like virtual reality? Check out Harsh Reality! This short film has already begun production, but the cyberpunk thriller needs your help for completion funds. The story is about a professional gamer who’s been kidnapped and subjected to...

Blu-ray Review: TALES FROM THE HOOD, Still Relevant as Hell

As a teen in the '90s, I rented every possible VHS horror tape I could find from both my local mom-and-pop store and the two area Blockbuster Video stores, none of which exist anymore, sadly. One of the many releases...