Festivals: Overlook

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...

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...

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...

Overlook 2022: First Batch Of Flicks and Events Drops

The return of The Overlook is nigh and the today brings the announcement of the first big batch of mayhem. It includes the news that Scott Derrickson's Blumhouse pic The Black Phone starring Ethan Hawke and written by C. Robert Cargill...

Overlook Film Fest Returns to New Orleans for 2022

Our long national nightmare is coming to an end. After two cancelled editions, our good friends at the Overlook Film Festival have just announced that the celebration of genre film and interactive mania will return for its 2022 edition, live...

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...

The Great Festival Rebound of 2020: Let The Anarchists Speak

We are not at Sundance right now. However, we do have Anarchists who are covering the festival lineup. IFF Rotterdam started today and we won't be there either. But, we do have an Anarchist all raring to go and cover...

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: Full Program Announced, Aneesh Chaganty's RUN Starring Sarah Paulson to Premiere And Open Online Event

You kind of had the sense that when Nightstream was announced, that if this many great festival minds were to combine their powers that the result of their efforts would be something really, really exceptional. If not, a pox on...

Nightstream 2020: Advance Look at Trailer For Genre Collective's Online Event in October

In August it was announced that our friends from the Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights film festivals would be combining their powers for good. This collection of U.S. Genre Film Festivals announced a collective virtual...

NIGHTSTREAM 2020: Genre Festival Collective Announces Virtual Event in October

If we have learned anything from this year is that (1) the show must go on, (1b) eventually, and (2) flexibility is a must. Of course the time to survey the festival landscape and see what has happened over the...

BLISS: Joe Begos' Latest Indie Horror Bleeds Into US Cinemas And on Digital in September

After a quick run through the North American genre festival circuit Dark Sky Films has announced that Joe Begos' (Almost Human, The Mind's Eye) latest horror flick Bliss will have its U.S. theatrical and digital release on September 27th.   ...

SATANIC PANIC: New Trailer And Poster Deliver Hot And Fresh Horror Right to Your Door

Chelsea Stardust's horror flick Satanic Panic is coming to U.S. cinemas and On Digital/ On Demand on September 6th. Written by friends to the Screen Anarchy family, Ted Geoghegan and Grady Hendrix, Stardust's sophomore feature film premiered at the Overlook...

GWEN: RLJE FILMS And Shudder Pick up William McGregor's Debut Thriller

RLJE Films and Shudder have announced that they will handle the theatrical and streaming release of William McGregor's debut feature film, the thriller Gwen.    Gwen is a young girl whose life seems to be collapsing around her. Struggling with...

SATANIC PANIC: RLJE Films Picks up Chelsea Stardust's Horror Flick, Plans September Release

Chelsea Stardust's Satanic Panic just had its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival and if our American friends were wondering when they would be able to see it, we have news.    ...a pizza delivery girl at the end...

Overlook 2019 Preview: We Pick 5 Can't Miss Films

Why, oh why do we make it so hard on ourselves?! As always, the Overlook Film Festival program (which starts today, not coincidentally) is packed wall to wall with great movies. So why pick only 5? Because there are so...

Overlook 2019: New Orleans Fest to Open With Jarmusch, Close with THE LODGE (Plus Everything In Between)

One of our absolute favorite festivals has just announced their lineup and it is another doozy! Get ye to New Orleans May 30 to June 2 for the 2019 Overlook Film Festival, "A 4-Day Celebration of All Things Horror." The festival...

Overlook 2019 Heads Back to the French Quarter

The third official edition of the Overlook Film Festival (f/k/a Stanley) is once again taking over New Orleans' French Quarter with all kinds of horror and mayhem. This year's fest will take place from May 30 to June 2 and...

Overlook 2018 Awards Wrap: Top Prize for SATAN'S SLAVES, Big Win for All Attendees

Year two of the Overlook Film Fest moved locales from the snowy environs of the Timberline Lodge in Oregon to the booze-soaked streets of the New Orleans's French Quarter. It was a bold move and it paid off for audiences...