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Fantastic Fest 2018: Wrap and Index of Films We Really, Really Liked

We have no grand pronouncements to make about this year's edition of Fantastic Fest, except to say that we (mostly) wrote only about films that we really, really liked. Here's our wrap (as of this moment) of our reviews and...

THE PREY: New Poster Debuts For Jimmy Henderson's Action Flick Ahead of World Premiere

Jimmy Henderson's latest action offering, The Prey, will have its world premiere in Korea at the Busan IFF. Anticipating its premiere the production released a new character composite style poster today. It is more in keeping with the action genre,...

Toronto After Dark 2018: OVERLORD, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and The Return of I AM A HERO

Toronto After Dark have announced the final films on this year's roster. Leading the pack is the Canadian Premiere of Julius Avery's WWII horror flick Overlord.    There is also an impressive amount of Canadian films in this back half....

SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS BY PASSING THROUGH THE GATEWAY CHOSEN BY THE HOLY STORSH... (gasp) Clips

Vivieno Caldinelli's dark comedy Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh will have its European premiere at the Lund Fantastik Film Festival this weekend. We have been given a couple clips...

Trieste Science + Fiction 2018 Reveals Its Poster and Announces Richard K. Morgan as Jury President

Time sure flies. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we covered the 2017 edition of Trieste Science + Fiction and yet Italy’s foremost genre festival is already gearing up for its 18th edition, which starts in a little over...

Here's What You Missed At L'Etrange 2018!

The 2018 edition of the L'Etrange Festival in Paris has come to and end and if you missed it, well ... you missed a lot. As a bit of a wrap up the organizers have shared the video below featuring...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: FP2: BEATS OF RAGE Is One For The Fans

FP2: Beats of Rage is the kind of sequel that seems both impossible and inevitable at the same time. 2012's The FP presented such a unique, idiosyncratic vision of a dystopian future in which the course of human existence was...

Toronto 2018 Review: THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN, A Big Screen Love Letter To All Things Action

There is nothing subtle about Vasan Bala's (Peddlers) second film, The Man Who Feels No Pain. In this boisterous action comedy, Bala's passions and obsessions are writ large across the screen with a genuine affection that is hard to deny....

Saskatoon Fantastic 2018: First Wave Includes Crowd-Pleasers and Discoveries

Something awesome this way comes! Well, if you’re a film enthusiast who happens to be living in or around Saskatchewan that is. Already celebrating its 9th edition, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (November 14 - 18) will once again descend...

APOSTLE: Dan Stevens Rises Against a Blood Thirsty Cult in Trailer For Gareth Evans' Netflix Movie

The trailer for Gareth Evans' upcoming period action film Apostle, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen, arrived this morning.    We are not going to say too much about it except stop what you are doing and take a moment...

Toronto 2018 Review: Nandita Das' MANTO Dissects The Controversial Life Of One Of India's Greatest Writers

Full disclosure: I know next to nothing about the writer Saadat Hasan Manto, and what I do know has largely been gleaned from the press in advance of this film or other media sources. I expect many of my film...

STARFISH: Yellow Veil Pictures Acquires A.T. White's Feature Debut

Screen Daily announced earlier today that our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures acquired the worldwide sales rights for A.T. White's feature film debut Starfish. The film will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest next week.   Yellow Veil Pictures...

ABRAKADABRA: Official Trailer For The Onetti Brothers' Final Giallo Film

We were wondering when we were going to be able to see Abrakadabra, the final Giallo film from the Brothers Onetti, Nicolas and Luciano, and we got our answer today. Abrakadabra will have its World Premiere at Sitges in October....

Fantastic Fest 2018: Final Wave Includes BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, UNDER THE SILVER LAKE and Much More

Fantastic Fest 2018 will kick off one week from today -- Thursday, September 20 -- and now the final wave of programming has been announced. It includes a mix of high-profile titles, such as Bad Times at the El Royale...

Toronto After Dark 2018: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Opens. LUZ, ANNA, RANGER And SATAN Compliment First Titles

Signalling a return to form Toronto After Dark announced the first wave of titles yesterday and there are already a few must-see films.    Issa Lopez's amazing Tigers Are Not Afraid will open the festival this year. On the...

Sitges 2018: Exclusive First Look At THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS, A Bonkers Musical Cult Classic In The Making

One of the joys of following international film scenes is that the world is full of exciting surprises and once in a while something amazing pops up that you never even knew existed. WIth this year's Sitges Festival of Fantastic...

Fantastic Fest 2018: Watch This Exclusive Scene From Jason Trost's FP2: BEATS OF RAGE

Jasont Trost's FP2: Beats of Rage, the sequel to his 2011 cult hit The FP will have it's world premiere at Fantastic Fest on Saturday September 22nd at Midnight. The benvolent Mr. Trost has asked us to share a clip with...

Lund Fantastic Film Festival 2018: Lineup Includes MANDY, LUZ, NUMBER 37 And More

Just the other day I was thinking to myself, self, you have not heard from nor done an announcement for your friends at Lund FFF for a while now. What's up with that?   Then out of the blue, Screen...

Singapore's New Scream Asia Film Festival Launches Next Month, Led By Director Eric Khoo!

For ten days next month, Singapore will be hosting its first ever horror/genre event with the introduction of the Scream Asia Film Festival. Led by a remarkable team featuring director Eric Khoo (Mee Pok Man, 15, Be With Me), BiFan's...

THE RAINBOW EXPERIMENT: Slamdance Avant-Drama Goes to Gravitas

If you've been digging the weirder, bolder side of American Indies circa 2018ish, namely Josephine  Decker's stupendously stirring Madeline's Madeline, than you may want to keep your eye out for Christina Kallas' The Rainbow Experiment. Preposed as a jarring 21st century Rashomon,...