Festivals: Fantasia

WHEN I CONSUME YOU: Yellow Veil Pictures to Handle English-Speaking World Sales

...a woman and her brother hunt down a mysterious stalker hellbent on their destruction, testing the limits of love and loyalty in the face of ultimate evil.   Our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures have picked up the English-speaking world...

THE SPINE OF NIGHT Official Trailer is Here, Red or Green Band. Play The Red One. The Red One. So Much Red.

In THE SPINE OF NIGHT, an ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it...

Fantasia 2021: Hong Eui-jeong's VOICE OF SILENCE Wins Best Film

As the twenty-fifth edition of the Fantasia Film Festival drew to a close last night the awards were announced last evening. The audience awards were announced this morning so everything you need to know about the winners follows!   The...

Fantasia 2021 Review: KING KNIGHT, Everybody's Into Weirdness Right Now...

Thorn (Matthew Gray Gubler) has carved out a life in which he is very comfortable. Living with his life partner Willow (Angela Sarafyan), Thorn leads a thriving – if riddled with neuroses – coven of suburban witches while simultaneously maintaining...

Fantasia 2021 Review: ON THE 3RD DAY, The Horror Thriller With a Final Act For The Ages

One dark night, Cecilia and her son Martín are involved in a car accident on a lonely road. Three days later, Cecilia wakes up in a barn, her son is nowhere to be found. Cecilia does not remember what happened...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HELLBENDER, The Blossoming of the Monstrous Feminine

Girls are scary. As an uncool straight teenage boy, this was gospel. I had no idea how to talk to the opposite sex. However, what I never realized at the time was that in many cases girls were even scared...

Fantasia 2021 Review: INDEMNITY, This South African Conspiracy Thriller Delivers

Every night, Theo (Jerrid Geduld) is jolted awake by nightmares. He sees his colleagues perish in a sea of out of control flames, and even though he can't exactly pin down why, he feels culpable for their horrific deaths. This...

Fantasia 2021 Review: THE SADNESS, Topical Transgressive Terror From Taiwan

Already one of the most controversial genre films of 2021, Rob Jabbaz's Taiwanese political gorefest The Sadness is destined to divide audiences around the world with its extreme violence and no-holds-barred take on the disastrous -- and entirely avoidable --...

Fantasia 2021 Review: SATOSHI KON, THE ILLUSIONIST

Watching Pascal-Alex Vincent's summation of Kon Satoshi's work and life and untimely death made me more than a little bit sad. Not because the film is a poor tribute or account of one of the leading lights of Japanese filmmaking,...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HOTEL POSEIDON, A Dantean Journey Through One Man's Personal Hell

Pallid days stretch infinitely into chaotic nights at the Hotel Poseidon, a rundown inn overseen by a rundown innkeeper named Dave (Tom Vermeir). He's just inherited the place and one gets the impression that it is not exactly the kind...

TIN CAN: Canadian Rights For The Sci-fi Thriller Picked up by levelFILM

  Seth A. Smith's new film, the sci-fi thriller Tin Can, has been acquired by local distributor levelFILM for Canadian distribution in early 2022.    Our own Kurt Halfyard saw Tin Can at Fantasia. He liked it so much that he...

Fantasia 2021 Review: GLASSHOUSE, Lyrical Dystopian Thriller And The Betrayal of Memories

In a desolate wasteland there is an oasis and in this oasis there is a glass house. In this glass house there lives four women, Mother and her daughters Bee, Evie and Daisy. With them is their brother Gabe and...

Fantasia 2021 Review: WHAT JOSIAH SAW, a Tense And Devastating Southern Gothic Tale in Four Parts

An oil company is buying up land around an all but dead American town in the South. One of the last holdouts is the old Graham place on the outskirts. However, it comes with a warning - the land is...

THE SADNESS: Extremely NSFW Trailer Has a Flood of Blood And Gore!

Holy. Hell.    That's all I could say to myself as I watched the extremely violent trailer for Rob Jabbaz's debut feature film The Sadness.   Holy. Hell.    The Sadness is premiering at the 74th Locarno International Film Festival....

Poster for STANLEYVILLE: Inner and Outer Bubble Thoughts & Dreams

We at ScreenAnarchy are suckers for a good poster, and certainly the poster for Stanleyville certainly fits that bill. The feature directorial debut of Canadian actor Maxwell McCabe-Lokos has its world premiere at Fantasia this weekend, and this intriguing poster,...

Fantasia 2021 Review: BABY, DON'T CRY Plays Rough and Tumble with Youth

Seventeen year old Baby leads a fairly structured life in a leafy, almost rural, Seattle suburb. She cares for her shut-in mother, to the point of weekly sponge-baths, has a domestic cleaning gig with one of her more affluent neighbours,...

Fantasia 2021 Review: RAGING FIRE Barely Smolders

Shan (Donnie Yen) is a stubborn and incorruptible officer in the Hong Kong police. Immune to bribes and cajoling from senior officials in the force Shan soon finds himself and his team shut out of the big cases. After a...

Fantasia 2021 Review: TIN CAN, Industrial Grade Medical Nightmare Fuel

For many, a hospital visit is an exhausting house of horrors and bodily function humiliation, a prison on the road to wellness, where consent is as much implied as it is expected.   Imagine your choices, and your suffering, at...

Fantasia 2021 Exclusive: GIVING BIRTH TO A BUTTERFLY's Festival Poster

Hand painted posters are all the rage for indie films playing at Fantasia this year. We are pleased to share with you the first look at the festival poster for Theodore Schaefer's Giving Birth to a Butterfly. The film is...

Fantasia 2021 Review: BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES, Completely Charming And Smart Indie Sci-fi Comedy

"The whole thing goes: The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves." - John Connor   Kato owns a small cafe and at the end of a long day heads to his apartment in the...