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Oh My God! RAGING FIRE Special Screening Added to Fantasia Lineup

You just gotta hand it to the folks at Fantasia for continuosly giving us one holy shit moment after holy shit moment. Not content to add a special preview screening before the festival begins. Not sitting idle after swinging in...

GIVING BIRTH TO A BUTTERFLY Clip: Break a Leg!

Giving Birth to a Butterfly, the debut feature from Theodore Schaefer, will have its world premiere at Fantasia during its opening weekend. Earlier today an exclusive clip was shared by Variety. We can share that little nugget of surreality with...

DEIJI MEETS GIRL: Fantasia Audience The First to See Teaser For New Series From YOUR NAME's Tazawa Ushio

With one week to go before the 25th edition of the Fantasia Film Festival begins we turn our attention to the closing night of the festival, on August 25th. We already know that Takashi Miike's The Great Yokai War -...

INDEMNITY Trailer: South African Action Thriller to Have World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival

Check out the action chops in this trailer for Travis Taute's action thriller Indemnity! With just over a week away from the Fantasia Film Festival we get our first taste of one of the films that will get a coveted...

THE NIGHT HOUSE Official Trailer Gets Straight to The Scares

David Bruckner's horror flick The Night House is coming to cinemas on August 20th, from Searchlight Pictures. It is also part of the official selection of the Fantasia Film Festival which begins next week.    Reeling from the unexpected death...

THE LAST RITE Trailer: Leroy Kincaide's Debut to Premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest

Leroy Kincaide's The Last Rite is set to have its world premiere at the famed Arrow Video FrightFest next month. This is the writing and directorial debut of the British ex-pro wrestler. Today the teaser trailer have come our way....

ON THE 3RD DAY: More Images and Posters Celebrate Argentine Horror Flick's World Premiere at Fantasia!

Now that we know that Daniel de la Vega's horror flick On the 3rd Day will have its world premiere at Fantasia next month anticipation is building.    Cecilia and her son embark on a journey. On the third day,...

Blood Window 2021: Ventana Sur's Genre Program Now Open For Submissions

The call for submissions went out earlier this week for one of Latin America's biggest and most important co-production markets, Ventana Sur. Of keen interest to us, of course, is the Blood Window program. Blood Window Lab exists solely for...

Sitges Online Pitchbox: Submissions For Film And Series Open Now

Submission are now open for Sitges Online Pitchbox, an important co-production destination in Europe. Small in size, the program only takes in five international film projects, so only the best of the best get to make their pitch at this...

THE SACRED SPIRIT Teaser: A Cryptic And Weird Taste of Chema García Ibarra's Feature Film Debut

It has been some time since we've talked about Spanish director Chema García Ibarra. Fearing we have lost touch with Ibarra forever color us surprised when we find out that he has a feature film called Sacred Spirit and that...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2021: Second Wave Hits With Fourteen World Premieres!

Oh boy! The second wave of Arrow Video FrightFest 2021 is here and it is chock full of so many good and promising genre treats for attendees this year.    As diverse and eclectic as the countries they come from...

MOTELX 2021: David Lowery's THE GREEN KNIGHT to Open Lisbon Genre Fest

Last night, our friends at MOTELX - Lisbon International Horror Film Festival announced the first wave of titles for their fifteenth edition. All set to wow an in-person audience with as close a return to form as health guidelines will...

BABY DON'T CRY: Exclusive Clip From Zita Bai's Crime Thriller, World Premiere at Fantasia Next Month

Hot on the heels of today's final wave announcement for Fantasia we have an exclusive clip to share with you from one of those films, the crime thriller Baby Don't Cry. Check it out down below, with a small selection...

Fantasia 2021: Final Wave Announced, Takashi Miike's THE GREAT YOKAI WAR - GUARDIANS to Close The Fest

Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be more good news than what we've seen already from our friends at Fantasia they've gone and done this - they've programmed Takashi Miike's The Great Yokai War - Guardians to be their...

The 20th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival: Awards Time!

Last weekend saw the end of the 20th edition of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, or NIFFF, and a great edition it was. COVID-restrictions were loosened a mere week before the start, allowing venues suddenly to be two-thirds filled....

TARUMAMA Trailer: New Colombian Horror Promises Family Struggles Amidst Creepy Chills

Last week, the Colombian horror film, Tarumama, from driector Andrés Beltrán, screened at the Marche du Film as part of Blood Window's genre showcase, in front of prospective buyers/sellers and festival programmers.    Sara and Óscar, a couple going through...

Frontières 2021: Our Dark Side And Short to Features Projects Announced

We are a couple weeks away from the next edition of the Frontieres Co-Production Market. Today they have announced two more programs, From Our Dark Side and Shorts to Features.    Both programs focus on projects from local filmmakers from...

Melbourne 2021: Engaging and Eclectic MIFF Lineup Revealed

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) returns for a very nice sixty-ninth time in selected cinemas and at home via a streaming pass system this year. It initially feels quite piecemeal, making your way through the guide to work out...

WHAT THE WATER LEFT BEHIND: SCARS: Co-pro Deal Made, Filming Gets Underway This September

A co-production deal was struck between Rome-based Minerva Pictures and the New Zealander/Argentinian based production company, Black Mandala Films. The two companies will co-produce the horror slasher movie What the Waters Left Behind: Scars, sequel to the first film from...

Nightstream 2021: Digital, Collaborative Festival Returns This October

Nightstream is coming back, baby. Last year's inaugural festival was a successful response to the shutdown that happened because of the pandemic. While all festivals in the collaborative effort are planning in-person or hybrid events this year, or next, there...