From The Editors

L'Etrange 2019 Review: BLOOD MACHINES, Naked Ambition in Space

Elisa Lasowski, Anders Heinrichsen, and Christian Erickson star in Seth Ickerman's strange sci-fi odyssey, filled with arresting images.

Netflix & Chills: STREAM. SCREAM. REPEAT.

This is a public service announcement. As the horror-day season approaches many of us like to line up the thirty-one days of October with a killer line-up or horror delights. Netflix would like to remind you that they have a...

Toronto 2019 Review: SYNCHRONIC, The Science of Altered States

The Justin Benson/Aaron Moorhead oeuvre has successfully wandered in the fields of science fiction and horror, examining questions of the meaning and purpose of existence, the nature of love, and the concept of time through some serious philosophical discussions and...

Interview: Danny Trejo Talks 3 FROM HELL And Reveals Why Rob Zombie And Robert Rodriguez Are Such Distinctive Filmmakers

Danny Trejo might just be the ultimate badass character actor. Of course, his lead role in Robert Rodriguez’s exploitation effort Machete took Trejo to superstardom, but his filmography goes a long, long way. During my interview with Trejo for the...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: IRON FISTS AND KUNG FU KICKS, Martial Art Cinema Dynasties Come And Go, Its Legacy is Forever

Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks is a new documentary about the rise and legacy of Kung Fu cinema out of Hong Kong. It was written by our friend Grady Hendrix and director Serge Ou. What they have created for...

Blu-ray Review: 1984: Everything Old is New Again

One of the Criterion Collection's latest releases is the, well, 1984 adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian classic, 1984. The story is as timely as ever, unfortunately. Lies are spun and accepted as truth. Slavery is freedom. Big brother is watching....

Blu-ray Review: SCARS OF DRACULA Spooks and Shocks

Out this week from Scream Factory comes Scars of Dracula, another old favorite in Hammer Film's back catalog. I was happy to receive this disc for review, since I'd never been able to catch this movie anywhere before.  Directed by Hammer...

BLOOD MACHINES: The Official Trailer is Here!

The official festival tour for Seth Ickerman's Blood Machines is on its way this Saturday, with almost thirty invitations to festivals around the World. It will start at L'Etrange in Paris, the following night at Strasbourg Fantastic Fest and MOTELX....

Friday One Sheet: BLOW THE MAN DOWN

I did not manage to catch Blow The Man Down, Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy's salty Maine-set mystery-drama at TIFF this year. Had I seen this key art in advance, I might have tried a wee bit harder. Acting...

Now Streaming: UNDONE, When Your Animated Life Comes Apart, Brilliantly

Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk star in the animated series from creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg ('BoJack Horseman').

3 FROM HELL Interview: Rob Zombie On The Manson Family, Spaghetti Westerns, Lucha Libre Masks And More

It’s been 14 years since we last saw musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie’s most iconic movie characters. At the end of arguably Zombie’s finest film The Devil’s Rejects, the notorious killers Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Captain...

Now Streaming: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Returns to Haunt on Shudder

Writer/director Issa López's dramatic horror-fantasy stars Paola Lara, Hanssel Casillas, Rodrigo Cortes, Ianis Guerrero, and Tenoch Huerta.

Review: HUSTLERS, A Breezy, Stylish Tale of Robin Hoods of the Strip Club

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, and starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Julia Stiles (with cameos by Cardi B and Lizzo), this stylish true-crime caper boasts great performances and a potent feminist slant.

Brooklyn Horror 2019: Second Wave Includes BLOOD QUANTUM, VFW And SWALLOW

As the next Brooklyn Horror Film Festival draws near it is time once again to drop another wave of genre and horror goodness upon us. Of particular interest is the Canadian Indigenous Zombie flick Blood Quantum from Jeff Barnaby, Joe...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: THE MUTE Strikes With Brutal Clarity

Bartosz Konopka's film stars Krzysztof Pieczyński, Karol Bernacki, Jan Bijvoet, and Jeroen Perceval.

Review: DEPRAVED, Exciting, Fitting Tribute to Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN

Larry Fessenden has always been among the most recognized and loved directors in the underground indie horror scene, with films like Wendigo and Habit, as well as memorable episodes in Fear Itself and The ABCs of Death 2, while also...

Toronto 2019 Exclusive: We Have The CRAZY WORLD Poster And Stills From Wakaliwood Martial Arts Action Flick

If there is a better way to close out the Midnight Madness program at TIFF no one has suggested it yet. This Saturday, Ugandan filmmaker IGG Nabwana comes to Canada for the fist time to present the world premiere of...

Review: FREAKS, Just Fantastic

Earlier this year, I caught a screening of Freaks by first-time directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky at the Miami Film Festival. What I saw blew me away, and I honestly cannot believe that this film is their first feature. From the...

Toronto 2019 Interview: SYNCHRONIC Directors Moorhead & Benson's Favorite Cinematic Representations of Altered States

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have wowed audiences with their mind-bending (and genre-bending) films Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. All of these films share the similarity of slyly tackling complex philosophical and/or metaphysical subject matter in an entertaining package. The...

Fantastic Fest 2019: HOMEWRECKER, I LOST MY BODY Lead Third Wave

Fantastic Fest begins in Austin, Texas, one week from today -- Thursday, Septeber 19 -- and the third wave of programming has crashed upon the shores of this site in celebration.  And celebrate we do, at least those few of...