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Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: THE VOID Is Fulci-Flavored Hell

The Void draws inspiration from a number of horror influences, including Hellraiser, The Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft, and Lucio Fulci. The film premiered at Fantastic Fest 2016 in Austin to a packed house, with producer Casey Walker and directors Jeremy Gillespie and...

TURBO KID: Turn Your Joy Up To 11 With This Apple Prequel Music Video

Stop everything that you are doing and watch this music video for Le Matos' song from the Turbo Kid OST No Tomorrow. Directed by trio truimphant RKSS it stars arguably one of everyone's favorite characters from the film, Apple. It...

Have Your Say: Who Is Currently The Best Screen Fighter?

(And I fully expect the gloves to come off on this one...) This week has kind-of put me in a fighting mood, what with the Fantastic Fest Debates last weekend, and both Headshot and Boyka: Undisputed being the subject of...

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 have 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...

Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM Novels Picked up by Studio 8

Deadline is reporting that the Sandman Slim series of novels written by Richard Kadrey have been optioned by Studio 8. The series is already eight books strong; the most recent was released this Summer. There is a ninth on the...

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...

Danish Animation RONAL THE BARBARIAN Getting a Chinese Live-Action

It is just so crazy it might work. Variety reported earlier today that Chinese studio Twinkie (yes) have bought the remake rights for the 2011 Danish animated feature Ronal the Barbarian.    “That’s totally awesome. I really hope they will...

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...

Watch LOOKOUTS, A Highly Impressive Fantasy Short

Inspired by the work of Jim Henson and featuring what appears to be all in-camera creature and visual FX, Lookouts is an impressive fantasy short from new director David Bousquet. Certainly it rivals anything we've seen from recent big budget fantasy...

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...

Have Your Say: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Anime?

Recently, I saw the first two episodes of the Cat Planet Cuties anime series, and noticed to my surprise that I was having a rather swell time with it. Its story is about a teenage boy who gets visited by...

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...