From The Editors

Montreal Nouveau 2019: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, The Struggle to Break the Cycle

When I was a teenager, walking down a street one evening with my best friend at the time, we passed a doorway with a man and a woman. The man was blocking the woman. I heard her say, "Please just...

Montreal Nouveau 2019: The Finnish Heart and Soul Reflected in ANGEL OF THE NORTH

There are some works of art (be they paintings, songs, films, or books) that are said to speak the soul of a nation or culture; and even though no culture is a monolith, works such as "American Gothic" or "Mona...

Busan 2019 Review: AN OLD LADY Addresses Elderly Rape, Ageing and Mortality

Premiering in the Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents competition section, Lim Sun-ae’s An Old Lady touches on the less-commonly addressed issue of elder sexual abuse in South Korea. A 69-year-old lady accuses a nursing assistant of rape at a...

Now Streaming: TRUE COOKING MASTER BOY Debuts, FOOD WARS! Returns For FOURTH PLATE

Two series have been added to Crunchyroll's fall simulcast lineup.

New York 2019 Review: VITALINA VARELA, A Hauntingly Beautiful Immigrant Song

As usual, the film is stunning to look at. Every frame is a work of art. Greatly aided by Leonardo Simões' cinematography and João Gazua and Hugo Leitão's sound work, the film gives the lives of its inhabitants the poeticism they deserve.

Montreal Nouveau 2019: The Trailer For GHOST OF THE GOLDEN GROVES Only Hints At The Madness Within

With its North American premiere at Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma just a few days away on October 16th, the filmmakers at Cutting Chai Entertainment have given us the opportunity to share the trailer for their avant-garde horror story, Ghost...

DANIEL ISN'T REAL Official Trailer: In U.S. Cinemas And Digital on December 6th

The official trailer for Adam Egypt Mortimer's mind-bending cosmic horror Daniel Isn't Real just premiered at LA Comic Con and here it is for your viewing pleasure.   Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects...

RETURN OF THE GHOUL LOG! Larry Fessenden Brings Shudder's Streaming Jack-o'-Lantern Back!

We reported on it last month and its finally here. Right now, everyone's favorite streaming jack-o'-lantern Ghoul Log is back! ... oh ...  ahem. Everyone's *only* streaming jack-o'-lantern Ghoul Log is back!    Doing for the horror community what Yule...

Montreal Nouveau 2019: THE VAST OF NIGHT, Aliens and the Art of Listening

One of the most difficult things to render in cinema is listening, especially if the speaker isn't in the room. How do you keep the audience focused not only on the off-screen speaker and their story, but also on the...

CREEPSHOW Episode #1.3 Recap: Settling For Traditional Storytelling And Cautionary Tales

If I were to describe my reaction to this week's episode of Shudder's Creepshow it would be, "Yeah, and... ?"  What could be best described as perhaps a Breather Episode, episode three offered few thrills and chills. Instead we got...

Vancouver 2019 Review: KILLER QUEEN, Love Letter to Exploitation Cinema

Nostalgia was the driving force for the creation of some of the most interesting and entertaining genre films (and television series) of the past several years. While it's typical for nostalgic movies to fuss over wardrobe, décor, and music selections,...

Los Cabos 2019 Sets THE IRISHMAN As Opening Film, With Robert De Niro In Person!

OK, so just when we thought Morelia Film Festival was reclaiming their title as Mexico’s top film festival – because they announced the visit of acting titan Robert Redford after presenting a terrific program, with highlights like The Lighthouse and...

Nashville 2019 Review: DEMENTER, The Devil Hides in Plain Sight

Religious cults seem to be plentiful in the USA, or so the movies would have us believe. In a country where it is automatically assumed that one has a relgious belief, it would seem that fear of the devil runs...

Busan 2019 Review: KYUNGMI'S WORLD, Bleak and Unsparing Portrait of the Ties that Bind

In Kyungmi’s World, we never get to see the face of the titular Kyungmi. Instead, the main characters in the film are Soo-yeon (Kim Misu) – Kyungmi’s daughter – and her estranged grandmother Young-soon (Lee Young-ran), who reconnect for the...

Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Seeks a New Home in a New Age

The animated film features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, with Bette Midler and Allison Janney; Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan directed.

THE BLACK OCTOPUS (El Pulpo Negro): Watch The Sitges Pitchbox Teaser For Argentinian Suspense Miniseries (NSFW)

The Sitges Pitchbox program, a horror-fantasy-sci-fi showcase at the festival, took place last Friday. The upcoming Spanish language miniseries El Pulpo Negro (The Black Octopus) participated in the program and yesterday they released to the public the first teaser for...

Review: GREENER GRASS, Wildly Imaginative Suburban Satire

Imagine what hell might be spawned if David Lynch and Martha Stewart had a baby that they then gave to John Waters to raise, and you might be somewhere in the neighborhood of the genius that is Dawn Luebbe &...

Review: PARASITE, Complex and Seamless, A Triumph Through and Through

For every Host, there must be a Parasite. Since his debut Barking Dogs Never Bite 19 years ago, Bong Joon-ho's works have always resisted easy classification. Within stories that stray from one genre to the next, surprising things tend to...

Lund Fantastic 2019: WEREWOLF and BOYZ IN THE WOOD Take Top Prizes

After a nine-day extravaganza that celebrated the whole spectrum of genre cinema, the 25th anniversary edition of the Lund Fantastic Film Festival came to a festive end on October 5. A closing night international premiere of Ryan Spindell’s The Mortuary...

Sitges 2019 Review: THE SHED, Such Horrors in Such a Tiny Place

Stan has his share of problems. He is an orphan under the care of his abusive grandfather. The threat of landing back in juvie looms around him at every moment. He pines for Roxy, the girl who has found herself...