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CULT HERO Exclusive: Trailer Premiere, New Poster and Raven Banner Boards Jesse T. Cook's Action Horror Playing at Fantasia This Month

Coming at you today with your first look at the trailer and new poster (from SmallDog Design) for Jesse T Cook's new action horror, Cult Hero.    Cult Hero was written by Kevin Revie (Deadsight). It is based on a...

THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS): The New Spanish Horror From THE PASSENGER (LA PASAJERA) Duo

Manuel has to move to the house of his son Mario and his family after a terrible event ends the life of his old wife. Little by little, reality imposes itself: something incomprehensible happens to Manuel. The voices that he...

FROM BEYOND Genre Short Premières At Fantasia: Watch The Trailer

Contact with extraterrestrial life forms would be an event of Earth-shattering, Belief-shattering proportions, and there sure is no shortage of films about the subject. From intelligent thought-pieces to epic monster flicks, we've seen plenty of first contacts and last contacts....

POLARIS: Watch The Trailer For Fantasia's Opening Film

Set in 2144 against the  backdrop of a frozen wasteland, Sumi, a human child raised by Mama Polar Bear, narrowly escapes capture from a brutal Morad hunting party and sets out across the vast winter landscape. When Sumi stumbles across...

Fantasia 2022: Watch The Trailer For Inquisition Horror Short Film EL SEMBLANTE

Spain. Year 1692. The Holy Inquisition enters a long decline and, as a reaction, its servants are more ruthless than ever. An inquisitor has spent years searching for the perfect torture device that captures the purest face of pain and...

Fantasia 2022: This Year's Festival Poster Has a Simple Message, We're Back!

Fantasia has had its share of awesome posters over the years. They have always had a theme, something to do with the core of the festival programming or its history as one of North America's biggest genre film festivals. This...

Sitges 2022: TRON's 40th Anniversary Inspires This Year's Festival Poster

Time to start gearing up that Sitges promotion machine! The Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia has unveiled this year's poster design, inspired by the 1982 cyber action classic, Tron. The poster appears to come in the three...

WHO INVITED THEM: Shudder Announces Streaming Date for Horror-Comedy

Shudder announced their plans for Duncan Birmingham's horror comedy, Who Invited Them. The Shudder Original Film will premiere on the streaming service on September 1st. Shudder holds the worldwide rights for the film which has its U.S. premiere at Overlook...

THIS IS GWAR: Doc About The Notorious Heavy Metal Band Coming to Shudder

Shudder keeps boosting its Summer schedule with the acquisition of This is GWAR, Scott Barber's documentary about the notorious and outrageous heavy metal band.    You will get to experience a behind the scenes look at one of the most...

Tribeca 2022 Review: HUESERA

Valerie and her partner Raul are trying to have their first child. While she appears convicted in this pursuit there is doubt rising. This is made even worse by her own mom and sister, questioning if she is ready for...

Overlook 2022 Review: SWALLOWED, LGBTQ+ Horror Flick Ruled By Its Villains

Benjamin and Dom are close friends, spending their last night together, celebrating before Benjamin heads to the coast to become a gay adult entertainer. What about Dom? Well, Dom may have deeper feelings for his friend which is why he...

WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND: SCARS Trailer Suggests a Harrowing Horror is Coming

I'm already queasy after watching this first trailer for the upcoming horror slasher movie What the Waters Left Behind: Scars, the sequel to Nicolas Onetti's first flick.    Not that I'm adverse to horror flicks but I have a really...

NEXT EXIT: Trailer, Key Art & Set Debut Ahead of Tribeca Premiere

Mali Elfman's horror/fantasy/dramady Next Exit will have it's world premiere at Tribeca Festival this Friday. The trailer, key art and key set were released today.

THE SUMMONED: XYZ Films Picks up Faustian Horror Flick

XYZ Films announced yesterday that they have acquired Mark Meir's horror flick The Summoned. The film played this weekend at Overlook Film Festival. XYZ Films picked it up for distribution and is planning to release it in North America this...

Chattanooga 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here, THE LEECH Opens, NIGHT SHIFT Closes

The premiere genre film fest in the American South is back with their third all virtual edition, and this year's Chattanooga Film Fest looks to be another winner. In addition to the previously announced films, we've learned that Eric Pennycoff's...

Fantasia 2022: Second Wave Lineup Is Here! POLARIS To Open, SHIN ULTRAMAN Premiere, Kier-La Janisse Honored!

With a little more than a month to go until Fantasia returns in person in Montreal (July 14th - August 3rd), North America's biggest genre film festival has unveiled their second wave of titles and events and there are plenty...

HUESERA First Teaser And Poster For Michelle Garza Cervera's Tribeca-Bound Horror

We got on the Huesera bandwagon early and not too long ago caught whiff that the first teaser for Michelle Garza Cervera’s debut feature film and Tribeca midnighter was really good. Our sources weren't lying.    In Huesera, Valeria's (Natalia...

European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) Launches at Cannes

The preservation of genre cinema continues to grow and gain momentum around the world. Today at Cannes the European Genre Film Foundation (EGFF) was launched.   This non-profit organization aims to preserve European genre cinema titles, modelling itself after the...

Frontières 2022: Full Line up Reveals a Market Reaching Further Than it Ever Has

With Marche du Film in the rearview window all eyes are turned to Montreal this coming July for the flagship co-production market taking place during Fantasia. The first wave of titles were announced prior to the weekend and this morning...

Frontieres 2022: First Wave of Titles Announced

Aw yeah, it's Frontières time once again. After spending the last two years participating in the co-production market virtually it will be with excitement and a little nervousness that we will return to Montreal to be among our peers. Not just...