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Virgil Films is releasing Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti’s new documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street on DVD and Digital HD in March. The press release below has further details.   Our own Peter Martin caught the film...

Yellow Veil Pictures Top Loads Jack Henry Robbins' VHYES For International Sales

ScreenDaily reported before the weekend that our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures picked up the international sales rights to Jack Henry Robbins’ wonderfully bizzare assemblage of images and emotions, VHYes.    VHYes follows 12-year-old Ralph who uses his new camera...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: BUTT BOY Takes A Very Silly Premise Very Seriously

A sort of rite of passage for men of a certain age, one's first digital prostate exam can be a source of anxiety. But what if that cold, clinical finger up the bum was to set some desires stirring deep...

THE MORTUARY COLLECTION Trailer: Feature Horror Debut From Ryan Spindell

Ryan Spindell's feature length debut The Mortuary Collection had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this past week. It will have its international premiere in Sweden at the Lund Fantastic Film Festival.    The trailer has been passed along to...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE POOL, Stuck In An Empty Swimming Pool With A Crocodile And Thee

Ping Lumpraploeng writes and directs a highly-contrived, rather ridiculous thriller.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE DEATH OF DICK LONG, Tremendously Funny Backwoods Noir

When a filmmaker's breakout debut is a movie about a guy who finds and befriends a flatulent corpse, you know there are a few screws loose upstairs. Director Daniel Scheinert was one of the two Daniels responsible for 2016's divisive...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE GOLDEN GLOVE, A Powerfully Putrid Must-See Vision Of A Serial Killer In Full Bloom

Over the last several decades, several distinct sub-strains of serial killer films have presented themselves to more adventurous filmgoers. You have your detective stories like Zodiac or The Silence of the Lambs, in which the serial killer is little more...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE LODGE, Tough to Watch, Easy to Admire

Riley Keough stars in a new film from the directors of 'Goodnight Mommy.'

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Plumbs the Depths of Fame

Budding star Mark Patton's life and career were permanently altered by the queerest horror film of all time. Directors Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen explain in their new doc.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: RIDE YOUR WAVE Surfs Straight For The Heart

Masaaki Yuasa ('Mindgame,' 'Night Is Short, Walk on Girl') directs a lyrical romantic beauty.

PENDING Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: TAMMY AND THE T-REX, A True Lost Gem

So-bad-it's good-cinema has its champions, but there's little doubt that living in a world over-full of Sharknados and Clownados makes the average film fan a bit skeptical of how fun any such movie will be these days. This is especially...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: COLOR OUT OF SPACE, Strange Days, Family Love, Incredible Disquiet

Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson star in director Richard Stanley's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's personal favorite story.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: THE WAVE Offers Thoughts and Thrills

Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand star in a movie featuring a very bad drug trip; Gille Klabin directs.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: HOMEWRECKER, Hanging Out with Weirdos May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Alex Essoe and Precious Chong star in a comedy of the awkward and the dangerous; Zach Gayne directed.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Richard Stanley Talks COLOR OUT OF SPACE, Part 1

The filmmaker shares his favorite color, farm animal and Superman actor.

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: JOJO RABBIT, Taika Waititi's Absurdist Ode To Growing Up In Trying Times

Ten-year-old German boy Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) wants nothing more than to join the Hitler youth and help to rid the fatherland of the Jew menace. By his side is his best friend, Hitler (Taika Waititi), or rather his...

THE WAVE Teaser: Justin Long And Sheila Vand Star in Trippy Parable Flick

Gille Klabin's feature directorial debut The Wave will have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest on Saturday night. Justin Long and Sheila Vand star in the 'psychedelic parable' written and produced by Carl W. Lucas.   The trailer dropped ealier...

Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: 4X4, Delightfully, Thoughtfully Deranged

Peter Lanzani stars in Mariano Cohn's satisfying, surprising thriller.

VFW: RLJE Films And Fangoria Team up For North American Rights to Joe Begos' New Film

RLJE Films and Fangoria have picked up the North American rights for Joe Begos' next film VFW which is going to have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest this Saturday.    In VFW,  a group of war veterans must defend...


Oooh. This is something really, really interesting.   Our friend  Michael Paszt is better known for his work with his company Raven Banner Entertainment. I knew in passing that he and I share a love for Mexico and that we...