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LUND FANTASTIC 2021: Swedish Genre Festival Now Open For Submissions

With the new year comes new focus on how we'll continue to do festivals this year. With the end in sight what kind of commitments will our favorite genre festivals make this year. Our friends at Lund Fantastic in Sweden...

Rotterdam 2021 Trailer: THE CEMIL SHOW

Next week sees the start of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and a big party that should have been... if it weren't for the Covid-19 pandemic. As the single largest cultural event in the Netherlands, often...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Chapter One - The Film Festivals

2020 was some kind of year.    There were more pressing matters, of course, but as a film site - any film site - we live and breathe by the beat of the film festival circuit. So as the year...

SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD: Artsploitation Acquires Thrilling Chinese Crime Drama

Artsploitation Films have announced that they have picked up the great crime drama from Chinea, Sheep Without a Shepherd. They're planning a streaming and DVD release of the film on March 23rd.    This debut feature film from Malaysian director...

Dark Star Pictures to Host FREE Virtual Film Festival, Includes JUMBO, PVT CHAT and CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

Here's something great from our friends at Dark Star Pictures. They're getting together with Bloody Disgusting and putting on a free virtual film festival of some of their recent acquisitions.    One week tomorrow night, from Friday, January 22nd to...

THE VIGIL: New Poster Tries to Shine a Light on Hasidic Horror

IFC Midnight is releasing Keith Thomas' debut feature, the supernatural film The Vigil in select cinemas and on digital and VOD on February 26th.    Steeped in ancient Jewish lore and demonology, THE VIGIL is supernatural horror film set over...

VIOLATION: Canadian Rights For Drama/Horror Land at Pacific Northwest Pictures

We don't talk a lot about Canadian entertainment company Pacific Northwest Pictures but they have been quietly picking up some really good flicks recently. In their current roster is Darius Marder's Sound of Metal with Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke,...

BLOODY HELL: Choose The Red or Green Band Trailers For This Horror Black Comedy

Alister Grierson's horror and black comedy Bloody Hell will be in select Theaters, Drive-Ins and On Demand January 14, 2021 then on DVD/Blu-Ray on January 19, 2021. Our friends at The Horror Collective are releasing the film and have released...

SAVAGE STATE: Official Trailer And Poster For David Perrault's Western

David Perrault's English-French western Savage State was picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films just before the holidays and the distributor is moving quickly to get it into your eyeballs On Demand and Digital  on Friday, January 29th. Today the official...

PVT CHAT: Official Trailer and Poster For Ben Hozie's Psycho-Sexual Thriller

Ben Hozie's psycho-sexual thriller PVT CHAT is coming to (some) U.S. cinemas on February 5th followed by On Demand and digital releases on February 9th. The official poster and trailer were released yesterday. You will find both down below including...

Now Streaming: SING ME A SONG, A Document of Fantasy Crashing Into Reality

"Have the Monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting." Werner Herzog made this potent (and pithy) observation in his 2016 documentary on the origins and effects of the internet, Lo And Behold. A few years later, French director...

Morbido 2020 Review: SANCTORUM, Cosmic Forces Respond to Narco-Violence in Mexico

A little boy’s mother vanishes along with other fellow workers at a marijuana farm hidden in the mountains of rural Mexico. The farmers have grown weary of being caught in the middle of the crossfire between the drug cartels and...

Sundance 2021 Slate of Features and More Announced

2020 has been a very different year for film festivals and 2021 looks to start off that way as well. While the 2020 edition of Park City's big indie extravaganza was mostly untouched by the then-developing pandemic, the 2021 edition...

Morbido 2020 Review: SIN ORIGEN (ORIGIN UNKNOWN) Mexican Action Horror Flick Fails to Make a Big Screen Impression

Pedro is a drug runner looking to buy his way out of the drug trade. On the eve of his departure tensions and nerves are tight, despite his boasting that his home security system is state of the art. Two...

Morbido 2020 Review: THE CEMETERY OF LOST SOULS (CEMENTERIO DE LAS ALMAS PERDIDAS) Takes The Long Way to Tell a Short Story

Brazilian writer-director Rodrigo Aragão revisits the Book of Cipriano from his previous film The Black Forest in his new film The Cemetery of Lost Souls (O Cemitério das Almas Perdidas)   It all starts with Satan making a Jesuit priest...

Frontières 2021: Call For Submissions, And Other News

Interesting development for our friends at Frontières. The open call for projects for the Frontières Platform (Marché du Film in Cannes) and the Frontières Co-Production Market begins on January 4th.    That's not the intersting bit. The more interesting bit...

SHADOW IN THE CLOUD Trailer: Chloë Grace Moretz Straps in For WWII Bomber Action Horror

Roseanne Liang's TIFF Midnighter Shadow in the Cloud is coming to select cinemas and on VOD and Digital on January 1st, 2021. Chloë Grace Moretz stars in the World War II set action horror flick, playing an Air Force officer...

CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER Trailer: Micky Reece's Rural Gothic Vampire Flick is Coming to Cinemas and Digital

Mickey Reece's beguiling vampire flick Climate of the Hunter will be released in cinemas and On Demand through Dark Star Pictures, before and after the new year.    Check out the trailer below and see if this quirky indie vampire...

Morbido 2020: Three World Premieres and Christmas Favorites Highlight Hybrid Edition

Well, here we are, the year is coming to a close and the greatest gift of all is about to be unwrapped down in CDMX. Mi familia de Morbido held back their annual festival to try and catch a lull...

Blood Window 2020: Our Thoughts on The LAB Projects

I'd much rather have been in Buenos Aires this week. Winter took it's time to come to our part of the Canadian hinterlands this year but the first day of December seems to have been the cue to turn off...