Festivals

Blood Window 2022: Spanish Screamings Program to Bring Focus to Spanish Genre Projects

Blood Window, part of the larger Ventana Sur co-production market held in Buenos Aires every December, have announced a new program called Spanish Screamings.    It is part of the larger program hosted by Ventana Sur called Spanish Screenings which...

Fantasia 2022 Review: OUT IN THE RING, The History & Future Of Pro Wrestling From A Queer Perspective

A compelling documentary about the history of LGBTQIA+ wrestlers prowling the squared circle, Ry Levey’s Out in the Ring is solid enough to engage even those unfamiliar or even uninterested in professional wrestling. For over one hundred years, professional wrestling...

Fantasia 2022 Review: RELAX, I'M FROM THE FUTURE, Rhys Darby Charms In Time Travel Comedy

A casual time traveler unintentionally makes a mess of the future when his latest trip winds up having potentially catastrophic consequences in director Luke Higginson’s feature debut, Relax, I’m From the Future. Based on Higginson’s 2013 short of the same...

Friday One Sheet: CHOROKBAM

Is the man smoking a cigarette while his ride waits, or is he about to be hit by a moving vehicle? This festival poster, designed by the director of the film, Yoon Seo-jin, for the Busan International Film Festival, captures...

Sitges 2022 Second Wave Announces Edgar Wright, VESPER, and more

Sitges remains the cornerstone of fantastic genre film in Europe, and we're thrilled to be returning to the festival in person this year to cover their tremendous offerings. Besides the previously announced Tron theme, there's announcements on awards, several films...

Fantasia 2022 Review: THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS), Who do They Turn to When No One at Home is Listening?

Manuel’s world comes to a sudden, screeching halt when his wife, Rosa, jumps from the balcony of their apartment building, killing herself. Beset by grief his son, Mario, insists that Manuel come and stay with him and his family, his...

Australia Korean Fest 2022: Mainstream K-Culture Appeal Results In Most Accessible Program Yet

Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) branches back out this year in four major Australian cities, bringing a lean and clean program of genre favorites and Festival picks. Ensuring that nobody will gets FOMO if they miss the latest playing...

Fantasia 2022 Review: THE BREACH, Squishy Lovecraftian Horror In The Woods

A police captain in his last days on the job gets sent on a mind-bending journey when a boat carrying a horrendously mutilated corpse ruins a family picnic in Rodrigo Gudiño’s latest horror story, The Breach. Based on the Audible...

Fantasia 2022 Review: COUNTRY GOLD, The Second Best Legend After Johnny Cash

Mickey Reece, prolific indie filmmaker, is no stranger to tackling stories of famous musicians (according to my partner, Reece's film Alien is a far superior look at the life of Elvis than the recent Baz Lurhmann film). After his previous...

SPEAK NO EVIL: Shudder Sets Streaming Date This September

Twas at the beginning of the year when we first found out that Shudder had acquired the rights to stream the Danish-Dutch horror thriller, Speak No Evil. Directed by Christian Tafdrup and written by himself and his brother, Mads, this...

Fantasia 2022 Review: MY GRANDFATHER'S DEMONS, Portugal's First Stop Motion Feature Is A Heartfelt Winner

It’s always exciting when a director breaks new ground, whether it is on an international level or even local. Nuno Beato’s My Grandfather’s Demons is Portugal’s first stop motion animated feature, which would be a feat to be proud of...

Fantasia 2022 Review: ON THE LINE, A Voice Phishing Action Thriller From Korea

As the world gets smaller and technology gets more advanced, scamming has become big business for industrious criminals around the world. Director Kim Gok’s On the Line takes dissects and attacks the growing voice phishing schemes that have destroyed so...

Fantasia 2022 Review: THE HARBINGER, Don't Sleep On This Novel Pandemic Horror

If there’s one thing that has shown the interconnectedness of humanity in the last few years, it is the global Covid-19 pandemic. While responses may have been different in different regions, virtually every person on the planet was forced to...

Fantasia 2022 Review: Franklin Ritch's THE ARTIFICE GIRL, A Bold New Voice In Science Fiction Is Here

The popular image of science fiction or speculative fiction is often one filled with whiz-bang gadgets, flying cars, futuristic shapes, and neon lights illuminating a dystopian world-yet-to-be. However, when you get down to the nitty gritty of it all, that’s...

Fantasia 2022 Review: DETECTIVE VS. SLEUTHS, An Over-The-Top Action Packed Return For Wai Ka-Fai

After a very long hiatus from the big screen, Wai Ka-Fai is back with Detective Vs. Sleuths, a wildly over the top revenge thriller that reminds of the bad old days of Hong Kong genre cinema while frequently tipping into...

MOTELX 2022: Argento's DARK GLASSES And Cervera's HUESERA Among First Titles

Our friends at MOTELX, Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, in Portugal are gearing up for this year's edition of their tremendous event.    Today's announcement includes some of the titles playing at this year's festival, a book launch about Portuguese...

Fantasia 2022 Review: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, A Pointed Workplace Comedy

Inès deserves a raise. She is the poster girl for EcoClean products. Literally. When she started at the company as a bright young thing, she was the model in the catalogue, the booth babe. It seems mostly men make the...

Friday One Sheet: LYNCH/OZ

Ladies & Gentlemen, put your hands together for this theatrical and smoky poster for Alexandre O. Phillipe's film theory documentary Lynch/Oz. Ostensibly, the film about David Lynch's obsession with the Wizard of Oz, and it certainly is that. Really though,...

Fantasia 2022 Review: GLORIOUS, This Rest Stop Is A Special Cosmic Hell

There is a certain level of hell that can only be reached by the most heinous of hangovers. For those of us who’ve been there – maybe more than once – it feels like you’re going to die, you’re going...

Popcorn Frights 2022: Second Wave Includes Cannibalism, Hallucinogenic Worms, Martial Arts Rock Bands And More

There's no better way for genre fans in the southeast U.S. to bid adieu to Summer than to go to Popcorn Frights Film Festival in August.  The festival will boast twenty world premieres this year, including Do Not Disturb, from...