Christmas Comes Early: HOUNDS OF LOVE Returns to Select U.S. Theatres

Fans of hard-hitting survival thrillers who want another shot at seeing Hounds of Love on the big screen will have their wish granted next month. From December 6 till December 22, a select number of theatres across the United States...

10+ Years Later: DONNIE DARKO, the Boy Who Leapt Through Time

[note: the write-up below only takes the theatrical cut of Donnie Darko into consideration. I have not seen the director’s cut nor read Kelley’s The Donnie Darko Book] When Kojima Hideo released Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in 2004...

Trieste 2017 Review: In ZOMBILLENIUM, the Working Dead Have a Bone to Pick with Classism

Who would’ve guessed that even in death it’s no easy feat to find reprieve from social strictures? Or maybe it just depends on where you end up kicking the bucket. As Hector, a coldhearted safety inspector, will soon find out...

Trieste 2017 Review: European Fantastic Shorts (2) Mix Delight with Disappointment

On Saturday November 4, Trieste’s Rossetti theatre once more welcomed short filmmakers from around the world for the second chapter of the European Fantastic Shorts competition.Ten more slices of fiction vied for the top spot but compared to Friday’s lineup,...

Trieste 2017 Dispatch: Science Fiction Both Familiar and Fresh Strikes a Chord With Festivalgoers

As is to be expected from a festival that calls itself Science + Fiction, sci-fi offerings or scientific documentaries make up the bulk of the feature film program. While in Trieste, ScreenAnarchy filled out the weekend by traveling back and...

Trieste 2017 Review: European Fantastic Shorts (1) Offer an Eclectic Array of Budding Talent

Shorts were in high demand at the Trieste Science + Fiction festival. Audiences showed up in droves, welcomed the opportunity to attend programming blocks that well exceeded the two hour mark and respectfully applauded each work regardless of whether or...

Watch LA PETITE MORT: the Sexual Misadventures of a Subversive Fairy Tale

A mysterious forest, a picnic basket with cherry pie, a boy (Alex MacNicoll) and a girl (Madeleine Waters) on a romantic outing: these are the ingredients of Elizabeth Jaeleigh Davis’ La Petite Mort (The Little Death), which recently found its...

Trieste 2017: THELMA Takes Méliès d'Or Award As Best European Genre Film Of 2017

A special event capped off Friday November 3 at the Trieste Science + Fiction Festival, namely the 21st Golden Méliès ceremony. This culmination of the European Fantastic Film Festival Federation's (EFFFF) Méliès competition saw 8 feature films and 17 short...

Razor Reel 2017 Announces Winners of Tenth Edition

Prior to ending its 10th edition with a closing night screening of Joachim Trier’s supernatural love story, Thelma, the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival announced the winners of both its feature and short film competitions. In the former category, reserved...

Trieste Science + Fiction Festival: 2017 Program Opens with MARJORIE PRIME, Hosts Golden Méliès Ceremony

Fans of fantastic film who happen to live in or around Italy know where to head from October 31st to November 5th as Science + Fiction descends once more on Trieste. The festival’s 2017 edition opens with the Italian premiere...

Saskatoon Fantastic 2017: Full Program Packs a Punch with Titles Like THE VILLAINESS, TRAGEDY GIRLS and Much More

Attention Canadian genre enthusiasts! The Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival is gearing up with another round of high-quality feature films. The festival’s 8th edition (November 15-18) is a four-day event that simply overflows with genre goodness. The 2017 program opens with...

PANDORA Trailer Entices with Slick Visuals Amid Post-Apocalyptic Mood

German filmmaker Daniel Rübesam is one to keep an eye on. Those who have a finger on the pulse of the international genre film festival circuit may know him as the writer-director of When Demons Die, a graduation film that...

Slash Film Fest Review: A Broad Range of Shorts Caters to All Tastes

Who likes short shorts? If you’re referring to the cinema format, Vienna come late September is a good answer. At the Filmcasino, a sizable crowd gathered on Monday evening to sample the second round of the Slash Film Festival’s international...

Slash Film Fest Dispatch: International Genre Gems Enrapture the crowd in Vienna

Frequenters of all things fantastic do well to put Slash on their radar. Austria’s premiere genre festival has, over the course of eight years, succeeded in building a loving home for the weird, wild and wonderful. Housed in Vienna’s Filmcasino,...

Slash Film Fest Interview: Bill Watterson Rolls Out the Blueprint of DAVE MADE A MAZE

It’s rare for a fresh voice to arrive fully articulate, and it’s all the more special when it gets heard because the strength of a movie’s central concept resonates with so many. As far as filmmaking goes, striking gold with...

Slash Film Fest Review: Miike Takashi's Zaniness Is Alive and Well in JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE

You may think you know Miike Takashi but really, if you’re mostly familiar with horror classics along the lines of Audition or samurai epics like 13 Assassins you barely know the half of it. Keen on further exploring the wilder side...

Slash Film Fest Review: CULT OF CHUCKY Remarries the Series' Creepiness with Camp

Broadly speaking, if a horror franchise makes it to ‘entry number 7’ you’d best steer clear of a product that is still financially viable but that – in most cases – has had any and all creative juice drained out...

10+ Years Later: WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, Much More Than a Spine-tingling Visual Knock-out

Who framed Roger Rabbit? ‘Who indeed?’, is the question I found myself asking a few weeks back when suddenly Robert Zemeckis’ vibrant crossbreed of live action and animation reemerged into my life as a Netflix recommendation. What exactly did they...

Slash Film Festival 2017 Announces Eye-popping Program

If you happen to live in or around Austria and you have some spare time in between September 21 and the 1st of October, /slash has you covered! Austria’s premiere fantastic film festival kicks off with one of the year’s...

THE OATH Exclusive Clip: No-Holds-Barred Parental Guidance

If you like your revenge stories centered around a strong emotional core, featuring well-defined characters, Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath is one for you. In it, Kormákur directs himself as Finnur, a physician who finds his ethical standards tested when meeting...