Review: HOUNDS OF LOVE Never Shies Away From Shock

Serial killer thrillers that deal with the dark subject matter of abuse and sexual victimization are the cinematic equivalent of playing with fire. Especially if your film is based loosely on real life crimes, as is the case with Hounds...

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...

SXSW 2017 Review: HOUNDS OF LOVE, a Beast with a Ferocious Bite

Serial killer thrillers that deal with the dark subject matter of abuse and sexual victimization are the cinematic equivalent of playing with fire. Especially if your film is based loosely on real life crimes, as is the case with Hounds...

Interview: Introducing Garance Marillier, Breakout Star of RAW, to International Audiences

Let’s not mince words: ScreenAnarchy digs Raw. We have been covering Julia Ducournau’s powerful debut about a young veterinary student’s unusual coming of age ever since its Cannes 2016 world premiere (Shelagh Rowan-Legg’s review). Matt Brown offered an in-depth look...

RAW Interview: Julia Ducournau on the Thematic Charge and Cinematic Language of Her Cannibalistic Shocker

2017 is off to one hell of a start for fans of horror. Hot on the heels of box office breakout Get Out American audiences are soon being treated to another high caliber genre effort that does not shy away...

Watch THE PROBLEMLESS ANONYMOUS, a Curiously Delightful Sci-Fi Short

Remember back in ’94, when Jay-Z’s trunk was full of ‘raw’, the police pulled him over, and this was just one of his “99 Problems”? Well, fast forward to some 23 years later and meet Ivan, a man whose chief...

THE DEVIL'S CANDY Whets Our Appetite With Sizzling First Trailer

After an excruciatingly long wait, the first trailer for Sean Byrne’s sophomore effort finally arrives. Lo and behold: The Devil’s Candy, a knowing homage to the Satanic thrillers of the eighties that sparked buzz when it premiered in Toronto’s Midnight...

IT COMES AT NIGHT: Creepy Atmosphere Permeates First Teaser

Hot on the heels of revealing a first poster, powerhouse A24 now treats genre loving audiences to an ominous teaser for It Comes at Night. The sophomore film from Trey Edward Shults is all mood as the camera opens on...

THE STRANGERS 2 Is Headed for a Summer Shoot

After years of speculation and plenty of false starts production on a sequel to Brian Bertino’s 2008 chiller The Strangers is finally getting off the ground. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter Bertino returns for scriptwriting duties (with the aid...

AMERICAN FABLE Trailer Dreams Up an Unsettling Rural Fantasy

If a dark fairy tale rooted in reality sounds right up your alley, you may want to check out writer-director Anne Hamilton’s debut film. Set during the farm crisis that plagued many American families in the 1980s, American Fable finds an...

RAW Clip Welcomes Aspiring Vets With Bloody Hazing Ritual

By now you might have heard a thing or two about Raw, a film that lapped up awards left and right on the international film festival circuit and even left some early audiences in a queasy state of shock. Julia...

CULT OF CHUCKY Lets Good Guy Doll Loose on Psychiatric Ward

Sure, Christmas is just behind us but we’re willing to bet we already know one present horror fans are aching to unwrap this Halloween. Like a sinister version of The Little Engine That Could, our favorite Good Guy doll –...

BLACK WATER Sees Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren Joining Forces on a Sub

2017 has barely kicked off and already action fans are being assured 2018 won’t pull any punches. Or at least, that’s what we’re hoping to get once Black Water is released: a high-octane, kick-ass thriller centered around the latest on...

Why Netflix's THE OA Is a Triumph of Creative Open-Mindedness and Productive Ambiguity

Note: this opinion piece discusses The OA’s approach to storytelling, weighs in on the show’s enigmatic finale and as such contains spoilers. If you haven’t yet seen The OA, you might want to stop reading and check back in at...

Razor Reel 2017: Now Accepting Your Submissions!

Tis the season to be jolly, doubly so for filmmakers around the world! As 2016 winds down during the holiday season, 2017 gears up with no shortage of fantastic film festivals on the horizon, each one eager to represent your...

The Many Faces of James Earl Jones

This week sees the worldwide release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a series of stand-alone films taking place in the famed franchise's universe. According to our Jim Tudor it is quite good, and it has...