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Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: FIRSTBORN Reveals the Shattering Futility of Manhood

A mean, menacing undercurrent slithers through FirstBorn (Pirmdzimtais). It's not easily dismissed. Writer/director Aik Karapetian's previous film, The Man in the Yellow Jacket, which screened at Fantastic Fest in 2014, showcased his ability to create an abrasive, unsettling atmosphere in...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: LET THE CORPSES TAN, More Stylish Than Substantial

Writing-directing team Hélèn Cattet and Bruno Forzani burst onto the genre film scene in 2009 with the highly original Amer, a giallo-inspired experimental horror/thriller about different ages of one girl's life. Their second feature, The Strange Color of Your Body's...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: THOROUGHBREDS, A Pitch Black Tale of Female Friendship

Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy cement their positions as two of the most captivating young actresses working today in Thoroughbreds, a wickedly humorous psychodrama straddling the class divide in small-town Connecticut and exposing the complex malevolence of the adolescent psyche....

Well Go USA Acquires ICHI THE KILLER 4K Restoration For North America

The recently completed 4K restoration of Miike Takashi's seminal splatter film, Ichi the Killer, has found a North American home with Plano, TX based Well Go USA. The restoration just had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: HAGAZUSSA Paints Terrible Beauty

When Fantastic Fest programmer and producer Annick Mahnert introduced Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse, she mentioned that it was a student film and that her jaw dropped when screening it. She wasn't joking.  Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse could be easily labeled as the...

FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES: Watch This Clip From South African Neo-Western

Michael Matthews' South African neo-western Five Fingers for Marseilles recently bowed here in Toronto and continues on its merry way on the festival circuit. A clip from the flick has surfaced, which you can watch below. And rewatch the trailer...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: THELMA Thrills With Lust and Existentialism

Fantastic Fest 2017 opened with plenty of surprises, one of which, I'm happy to say, was a Norwegian film called Thelma. Directed by Joachim Trier, Thelma follows the titular character played by Ellie Harboe --- a young, beautiful student --- as she ventures...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: DARKLAND, Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth the Brother

Vengeance lives in a far-away country until it comes home to roost in your brain. A successful surgeon, Zaid (Dar Salim) is happily married to Stine (Stine Fischer Christensen), who is expecting their first child. They are celebrating her pregnancy...

Shudder: FOUND FOOTAGE 3D and SEOUL STATION Ready to Spook in October

As we near the most, wonderful time of the year - Halloween - we look to our streaming services to fulfill our desires for chills, thrills and outright scares. Look no further that AMC Networks’ Shudder, whose sole purpose is...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: BAD GENIUS, Taking Tests for Fun, Profit and Extreme Stress

At some point, you have to ask yourself: Am I doing this for my friend? Or am I doing it for myself? In Bad Genius, teenage Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) is faced with those questions. She's a top student in Thailand,...

LET THERE BE LIGHT Interview: Director Mila Aung-Thwin, Physicists Mark Henderson and Michel Laberge Discuss Nuclear Fusion Becoming Mainstream

And now for something completely different. Many of the writing staff here at ScreenAnarchy have different careers outside of their movie enthusiasms. Myself, I have a degree in Chemistry, and work as a materials scientist. So when the opportunity to...

Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival Introduces Genre Films to Arab World in 2nd Edition

There's no dampening the enthusiasm from fantastic cinema around the world and one of the newer events to get in on the act is the Maskoon Fantastic Film Festival, which is the only festival that introduces genre cinema to the...

North Bend Film Festival: Next Summer's Hot New Ticket on The Festival Circuit

If you want to know where everybody ran off to during the last weekend of August next year it is a safe bet that they will be in North Bend, Washington for a brand new destination film festival appropriately called...

THE ENDLESS: Who's Next? First Trailer For Horror Thriller From Benson And Moorehead

(Now with a better, larger embed)   As The Endless, the third film from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, goes along its mysterious way through the festival circuit the first trailer was released today over at EW. You may find...

Watch NASA Short Film Entry CHILDREN OF THE COSMOS From O DIABO MORA AQUI Group

Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini, the directing duo behind Brazilian horror flick O Diabo Mora Aqui and other short films, took a time out from horror to direct a short science fiction film and enter it into NASA's CineSpace short...

NO DORMIRAS (YOU SHALL NOT SLEEP): Exclusive First Look at The Second Teaser

Starting today, when horror fans in Latin America continue to flock to cinemas to see It they will also see the second teaser for Gustavo Hernandez's upcoming horror flick No Dormiras (You Shall Not Sleep). Screen Anarchy has been given...

Blu-ray Review: A DARK SONG Soars

Scream Factory is an awesome imprint and they show no signs of slowing down with their superb releases. To that end, the horror distribution arm of Shout! Factory has recently released the festival hit A Dark Song, which toured the circuit...

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE: Watch The Trailer For Scottish Zom-Com Musical

Scottish zom-com-musical Anna and the Apocalypse will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on Friday before moving on to Sitges. Deadline just premiered the trailer so here we are, sharing it with you now. The zom-com musical is based...

Ithaca Fantastik 2017: Mocks me With a Killer Poster, Impresses With First Wave

If you have been with us for a while you should know by now that the folks behind the Ithaca Fantastik can be counted on for at least two things. They always boast an eclectic and balanced lineup of films....

Review: THE WOUND, An Essential South African Masterpiece

This week South Africa must decide which of its films to submit for the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category. Likely, it’ll come down to a choice between The Wound, which has the advantage of having collected a plethora of...