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...

BUSHWICK Interview: Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott on Creating a Topical Action-Thriller

In the wake of what seems to be an unending spread of global radicalization, whether it takes the form of race riots in Charlottesville, U.S.A., or a terrorist attack in Spain, a film about a military force laying siege to...

Crowdfund This: Quarxx's ALL THE GODS FROM THE SKY Needs Your Help to Kick Off Production

If you attended a genre film festival in 2016, you likely caught a glimpse of Quarxx’s artistic vision in the form of A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky (Un Ciel Bleu Presque Parfait). The 36-minute shocker was celebrated by no less...

PETUL Trailer: Rodent Rescuer Stands Up to Injustices

It doesn’t happen all that often, but every once in a while a truly original short comes along; the type that reaffirms your faith in the power of film as a visual medium. Charles Cheval’s Petul is just that: a...

NOSFERATU Remake: Robert Eggers Looking to Reteam with WITCH Breakout Anya Taylor-Joy

If you manage to deliver a directorial debut as scintillating as The Witch people are bound to keep a close eye on your next move. When at the tail end of 2016 Robert Eggers confirmed rumors that he would follow...

BEHIND Trailer Sneaks Up On Unsuspecting Viewers

Ever had the sensation you were being watched by someone or something behind you, only to turn around and see nothing out of the ordinary? It’s a recognizable feeling and one that also creeps up on Arianne (Macarena Gómez), a...

Neill Blomkamp Tackles Creature Features With ZYGOTE Short

Ever wondered how Dakota Fanning would fare against a hideous abomination ‘Frankensteined’ together from a multitude of limbs harvested from several bodies? Well, you’re in luck because so has mad scientist Neill Blomkamp! What the latest Oats offering lacks in...

Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival Unveils Poster of Tenth Edition

A new edition, a new location and, of course, a new poster to really get the ball rolling! Come October Razor Reel will once again take Bruges by storm with an international lineup keen on celebrating the very best of...

SOUND FROM THE DEEP Trailer: Lovecraftian Terror Rises

Fans of H. P. Lovecraft have ample reason to rejoice these days. Even if Guillermo del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness never got made, there’s no shortage of writers and directors dipping their toes in Lovecraftian waters. Just ask...

Exclusive: Take to the Skies with André Hedetoft's SPACE PIRATES

Last we heard from André Hedetoft (co-writer-director of Origin) he was working on something called Finns Här Några Snälla Barn or as you might remember it: “Pippi Longstocking with zombies!” While that film is still very much on track, aiming...

Interview: Tim Egan Discusses the Inspirations and Craft of CURVE

If there is one short film that can speak for itself, evincing its obvious talents through nothing but images, it’s Curve. Even so, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of interviewing its diabolical creator, writer-director Tim Egan. While he...

Watch Tim Egan's CURVE and Treat Yourself to a Masterclass in Suspense

Hot on the heels of Rob Savage’s Dawn of the Deaf online audiences are once again treated to a stellar short, completely free of charge! This time terror hails from Australia and takes the guise of Tim Egan’s Curve. The...