LUKAS Trailer: Van Damme Fights Crooks for Custody

While somehow having slipped past us last week, the teaser trailer for Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Lukas isn’t a bad way to kick off the new workweek. In what looks like it could be the Muscles from Brussels’ best and most-character...

Cannes 2018 Review: Abbasi's BORDER Blurs Lines to Wondrous Effect

When Ali Abbasi burst onto the international scene with the quietly unnerving Shelley, the world took note of a writer-director with a feel for creating an immersive atmosphere and a keen understanding of fantastical films’ capacity for dispensing understated social...

Brussels 2018 Interview: Guillermo del Toro Talks CRONOS, THE SHAPE OF WATER and More

Guillermo del Toro doesn’t half-ass anything. From immaculately crafted sets and carefully thought out color patterns to a web of intertextual allusions that extend his visual storytelling, he’s a world-builder who pays attention to the smallest detail. Living in a...

Universal Cable Productions and Ground Control Team Up In Search of Fresh Talent

For any and all readers who think they could become ‘filmmakers of tomorrow’, it’s worth taking note of a partnership between Universal Cable Productions (Mr. Robot, Suits) and Scott Glassgold’s Ground Control (The Beyond, Prospect). Having teamed up to form...

Crowdfund This: Z-GOAT: FIRST BLEAT Promises Cosmic Goat Carnage!

Have you ever watched a film like The Witch, wholly transfixed by the sinister being that is Black Phillip? Well then, to all you Evil Goat-lovers out there, we bring good news! No, Black Phillip is not getting his own...

Disaster Strikes Sweden In Terrific DEN BLOMSTERTID NU KOMMER Trailer

From the looks of things, if there’s one Swedish genre film that’s sure to make a splash in the next few months, it’s Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer (aka The Unthinkable, although it literally translates to ‘Now the time of blossoming...

I KILL GIANTS Interview: Madison Wolfe Discusses Her Most Challenging Role Yet

At only 15 years of age, Madison Wolfe already has a resume that demands admiration. The young actress got her start opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign before joining such high profile projects as True Detective, Joy,...

WILDLING Trailer: Bel Powley Blossoms Into a Beast

Remember how Bel Powley sort of took the world by storm with her disarming turn in Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl? Well, look out because she’s returning to the coming-of-age genre that helped put her on the...

Interview: Daniel Radcliffe Talks BEAST OF BURDEN and the Need for Creative Risk-taking

The post-Harry Potter career of Daniel Radcliffe remains in full swing and has been an interesting ride filled with surprising project choices. His latest indie, Beast of Burden, a drama disguised as a thriller, sees him collaborating with arthouse-oriented Swedish...

Watch HOLY F__K: A (S)exorcist Tryst for Valentine's Day!

“Dominate me with that God power!”, the demon implored the priest. If that sounds somewhat kinky and right up your alley, you’re in luck! After a successful festival run and nine awards, Chris Chalklen’s exorcist romp is available online (and...

French Fantastic: Introducing Les Films de La Mouche

In addition to being an excellent yardstick for measuring talent, shorts can jumpstart film careers if the stars align just right. Much rarer and, in some ways, more intriguing than the solitary artist lighting up the festival circuit with one...

Insólito 2018: Inaugural Edition of Peruvian Horror and Fantasy Fest Brings the Goods

Genre-loving audiences of Lima! Your horror and fantasy cravings will soon be fulfilled. Starting on February 14 and running a full five days, Insólito, Peru’s first and only festival entirely devoted to all things genre cinema, opens shop in the...

SXSW 2018: Watch the Shorts that Laid the Groundwork for THUNDER ROAD and PROSPECT

Can’t wait for the curtain to be raised on upcoming SXSW world premieres and unsatisfied with reading synopses? Well, there are other ways of exploring what the Texas-based festival has in store for lucky badge-holders. Thunder Road and Prospect are...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: BLUE MY MIND Is Frank, Feminine and All-around Fantastic

There’s something about first-time filmmakers turning to the coming-of-age genre that feels oddly appropriate. Ostensibly at least, it’s a perfect experiential match between creator and creation insofar as both cineaste and protagonist are debuting into the world after a journey...

Watch BEHIND: The Terror of Losing Custody

A few months back we happily directed your attention towards Ángel Gómez Hernández’s Behind, an atmospheric horror slice uniquely grappling with the aftermath of divorce. Now, after a healthy festival run, the Spanish chiller has found its way online. While...

Review: LIKE ME, Social Media 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...

Slamdance 2018 Review: ROCK STEADY ROW Rewrites the College Experience

The elitism and sexism that tend to accompany higher learning takes a beating in Travis Stevens' delightfully anarchic free-for-all.

ScreenAnarchy's Favourite Films of 2017

Another year over, and what an annus horribilis it proved to be in so many ways. But away from the political atrocities that took place in pretty much every country you care to mention, and the sexual harassment scandals that...

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...