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Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: The Unbearable Lightness of TONI ERDMANN

German filmmaker Maren Ade's third feature, Toni Erdmann, about an estranged father connecting with his adult daughter in increasingly unorthodox and aggravating ways, garnered glowing critical praise when it premiered in competition at Cannes this past spring. While there is...

The Future of Horror (won’t be found in the US)

While horror films has been dominated by American directors and films, most casual horror fans seem to forget that some of the most unique, frightening and innovative horror films spawned from countries other than the US. Italy of course played...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: ZOOLOGY, How Natasha's Tail Set Her Free

Everyone hopes that they are special and unique in some way. Whether it's a subtle uniqueness that only presents itself in being exceptional within our own little circle, or the kind of superhuman abilities that we attribute to those who...

Razor Reel 2016 reveals SLASH as part of festival line-up

To celebrate Bi Visibility Day the Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival announces the Belgian premiere of Clay Liford’s SLASH as part of the 2016 program. Neil (Michael Johnston) struggles to fit in at school. Expressing himself through writing, his fantasies...

I.T. : An Unexpected Guest in a Clip From Thriller Starring Pierce Brosnan

John Moore's thriller I.T. will be in cinemas and on VOD on September 23, 2016. ScreenAnarchy has an exclusive clip to share with you from the film. In the clip an unexpected and not entirely welcome guest shows up at...

Marko Zaror and Daniel Zirilli - New Project Now Underway in Bangkok

A new Untitled Project from action maestro Daniel Zirilli (Crossing Point, Asian Connection, Time Rush) and Chilean martial artist Marko Zaror (Redeemer, Mandrill, Undisputed 3) is prepping now for a late November start in Bangkok, Thailand. The storyline is as...

CLOWNTOWN: Where is Little Ricky in This Exclusive Clip?

Tom Nagel's horror flick Clowntown will open in select cinemas across the U.S. on September 30th. After a quick stint in the cinemas it is off to VOD and DVD on October 4th. For now, we have an exclusive clip...

SURPRISE! Fantastic Fest 2016 Drops Last Wave With SHIN GODZILLA, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Debates & More

We certainly didn't see this one coming, but if anything, Fantastic Fest is known for sucker punches of awesomeness. Debates include fisticuffs over Tremors, Zack Synder, Rocky 4, and on whether superhero movies are ruining the industry. The new films...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: New Flick From BONE TOMAHAWK's S. Craig Zahler Begins Production

Exciting news for fans of S. Craig Zahler and his breakout debut film Bone Tomahawk. Zahler is back to work on his next film Brawl in Cell Block 99 and production has begun in New York. The production has also...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Preview: DISHOOM REIGNS! 6 Reasons to Set Your Sights on the Indian Sidebar

The theme of this year's Fantastic Fest is Dishoom Reigns, the wild and wonderful world of Indian genre cinema, so it should be no surprise to our regular readers that I am crazy excited for this event. For those...

Toronto 2016 Review: SALT AND FIRE, A Lukewarm Climate Change Parable

Roger Ebert once said of Werner Herzog that, 'even his failures are spectacular.' I'm curious if he were alive today, what he would have made of Salt and Fire, a rushed, sloppy and rather turgid film that has been (charitably)...

Blu-ray Review: BLOOD SIMPLE, Satisfying Neo Noir At Its Best

It's always fun to witness the debut of a fantastic filmmaker. In this case, it's the birth of TWO filmmakers, the team of Joel and Ethan Coen, who debuted in the lexicon of cinema with the neo-noir film Blood Simple in 1984....

Now on Blu-ray: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and BEYOND, The American Dream Melts Into Psychedelic Mush On Criterion Blu

Brand new from the Criterion Collection this month is a pair of whacked out features that chronicle the decay of the American Dream in glorious high definition. Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls is an adaptation of Jaqueline Suzanne's best...

AMARÉ: A Brazilian Sci-fi Musical From Producer of THE FOSTERING

Here is an upcoming film coming out of Brazil with a compelling premise. Amaré, Spanish for 'I Love You' (putting that in my pocket for my trip South in November), is a new sci-fi/musical hybrid coming in the early part...

Toronto After Dark 2016: THE VOID, CREEPY and UNDER THE SHADOW Lead First Wave

Here in Toronto one of the highlights of the Fall movie season is the annual Toronto After Dark film festival. The annual congregation of genre cinemas dependees will meet again at the Scotiabank Cinema from October 13th through 21st.  So....

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER: Poster and Trailer

Here is something for all you Poe fans out there. Director Benjamin Cooper and writer Carl Edge have gone and adapted what has been considered Edgar Allan Poe's final and unfinished work, The Light-House Keeper. The original manuscript that Poe...

THE WINDMILL: Key Art For The Dutch Slasher, Coming This October

Nick Jongerius' slasher flick The Windmill just had it's World Premiere at Fright Fest London and it looks like it will make another stop at the equally famed Sitges film festival. Where it goes from there into the rest of...

Now on Blu-ray: EVILS OF THE NIGHT and TABOO, A Sleazy Double Header

Vinegar Syndrome recently released a pair of super sleazy films that might be of interest. An alien invasion/abduction horror from the '80s called Evils of the Night delivers lots of skin and a few bloody deaths, while adult classic Taboo...

Monster Fest 2016: Fest Announces RAW is Opening Film, Fainting Predicted?

Every so often the French really come through when it comes to horror, don't they? One of the buzz titles on this year's festival circuit (at least in our genre circles) was Julia Ducournau's coming of age cannibal horror flick...

NYC Happenings: IFP Film Week 2016 Expands to Include More Public Events and Community Involvement

Founded in 1979, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the largest and oldest not-for-profit organization dedicated to independent film. Besides their year-round programs and initiatives supporting independent filmmakers, their best known events are the Gotham Awards, a major highlight of...