Festivals: Nightstream

NIGHTSTREAM 2021 Announces Audience Awards, THIS IS GWAR Wins Top Honors

Huh. Who knew the Nightstream audience were such softies for heavy metal monster bands? Nightstream wrapped up a couple days ago so all that was left was to tally the votes and announce the audience awards!    The documentary This...

Nightstream 2021 Review: NAME ABOVE TITLE Sizzles in Style With Near Silence

Candide lives the quiet life of a serial killer in Lisbon whose exploits go unnoticed until a tragic event one night turns him into a social media sensation. Candide would like to carry on killing if he were not stopped...

Nightstream 2021 Review: KING CAR, A Car For The People

A mechanical messiah promises to bring power to the people of Brazil after new legislation threatens the livelihoods of the proletariat in Renata Pinheiro's painfully topical King Car (Carro Rei).  Uno (Luciano Pedro, Jr.) has always had a way with...

Nightstream Festival Returns with AFTER BLUE, HELLBENDER, AGNES, and More

As the world slowly peeks its head out from under the proverbial covers, there are still events that can be enjoyed by people across time zones. Last year, a number of prominent genre fests banded, unable to mount their live...

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...

ANYTHING FOR JACKSON: Coming to DVD, Blu, VOD and Digital on June 15th

RLJE Films is releasing Justin G. Dyck's horror flick Anything For Jackson VOD, Digital, DVD & Blu-ray on June 15th.    Taking a break away from spending most of his career making made-for-tv Christmas and falling-in-love-in-the-most-expected-areas romance movies Dyck teamed...

LUCKY: Watch The Trailer For Natasha Kermani's Awesome Slasher Thriller, See it on Shudder March 4th

Natasha Kermani's unique take on the slasher genre, Lucky, will be available on Shudder next week, March 4th. A trailer was released to lead into the release. Check it out below.    Kermani's terrific slasher thriller was written by her...

Dark Star Pictures to Host FREE Virtual Film Festival, Includes JUMBO, PVT CHAT and CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER

Here's something great from our friends at Dark Star Pictures. They're getting together with Bloody Disgusting and putting on a free virtual film festival of some of their recent acquisitions.    One week tomorrow night, from Friday, January 22nd to...

BLOODY HELL: Choose The Red or Green Band Trailers For This Horror Black Comedy

Alister Grierson's horror and black comedy Bloody Hell will be in select Theaters, Drive-Ins and On Demand January 14, 2021 then on DVD/Blu-Ray on January 19, 2021. Our friends at The Horror Collective are releasing the film and have released...

CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER Trailer: Micky Reece's Rural Gothic Vampire Flick is Coming to Cinemas and Digital

Mickey Reece's beguiling vampire flick Climate of the Hunter will be released in cinemas and On Demand through Dark Star Pictures, before and after the new year.    Check out the trailer below and see if this quirky indie vampire...

Nightstream 2020 Interview: FRANK & ZED Director Jesse Blanchard On His Joyous Puppet Horror Comedy

Frank & Zed enjoyed its world premiere as part of the virtual film festival Nightstream. It's an irresistible movie, a cocktail of horror, gore, humor, mythology and values, such as friendship, starring puppets. A couple of centuries ago, a castle and...

Nightstream 2020: DINNER IN AMERICA Wins Audience Award

By all accounts everyone who virtually attended the Nightstream digital film festival had a great time. It was short (really, too short) and most certainly it was sweet.   While we hope we do not have to do this type...

Nightstream 2020 Review: THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC Reimagines An Indonesian Horror Classic With A Gruesome Modern Eye

If you like your horror movies super gross, you are in for a treat with director Kimo Stamboel's sophomore solo feature, a loose remake of 1981's Indonesian classic, The Queen of Black Magic. With the world beginning to rediscover this...

Nightstream 2020 Review: DINNER IN AMERICA, A Sweetly Chaotic Molotov Cocktail Of Dirty Punk Romance

When rough and tumble mysterious stranger Simon (Kyle Gallner) crosses paths with the socially awkward Patty (Emily Skeggs), they form an unusual bond that sends them careening toward chaos, and loving every minute of it in Adam Rehmeier's Sundance breakout...

Nightstream 2020 Review: BLOODY HELL, Gruesome, Gory, and Gut-Bustingly Funny

A viral vigilante escapes unwanted notoriety only to find that even though things were bad, they can always get worse in Alister Grierson's new gonzo shocker, Bloody Hell.  Rex (Ben O'Toole, Hacksaw Ridge/Nekrotronic) was minding his own business at the...

Nightstream 2020 Review: 32 MALASA√ĎA STREET, A 'Perfectly Fine' Scary Movie

The Jimenez family have sold all their belongings, packing what is pretty much one bag per member, and moved to Madrid to start a better life. Having landed an apartment for a great deal the family settles down and the...

Nightstream 2020 Review: HONEYDEW, Impressive And Modest Rural Horror

Sam and Rylie are on a road trip into backcountry ‘Merica. Rylie is a student, Sam a ‘waiter/actor’ or ‘actor/waiter’, depending on your outlook. Rylie’s work on her graduate thesis is what brings them out to the country. A misunderstanding...

Nightstream 2020 Review: FRANK & ZED Brings a Classic Style, Classic Storytelling, Heaps of Heart And Puppet Gore

A kingdom lives under the shadow of impending doom that has been tied to the bloodline to the throne for centuries. The wheels are put in motion by conniving individuals in the village, looking to save their own necks, no...

Nightstream 2020 Review: SURVIVAL SKILLS Uses Satire To Lay Bare The Insurmountable Challenges Effective Policing

To say the police are not well liked by the more liberal populations of the world right now would be an understatement, but why? We all want and deserve security. No one wants to feel unsafe in or out of...

Nightstream 2020 Review: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER, Witchy Magic in the Rural Gothic

Sisters Alma (Ginger Gilmartin), something of a hippie-free spirit, and Elizabeth (Mary Buss), a D.C. lawyer who's wound a little tight, are at their family's old cabin in the backwoods, perhaps trying to reconnect with each other, but their bond...