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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...

Overlook 2018 Preview: Get Ready New Orleans

It's no secret we're huuuge fans of the Overlook Film Festival and its spiritual parent the Stanley Film Fest. While last year's Overlook took place in the snowy environs of Oregon's Timberline Lodge, this year it's happenin' in the Big...

Overlook 2018 Announces Massive Lineup with UNFRIENDED: DARK WEB, ST. AGATHA, HEREDITARY and Much More

After its first edition at the Timberline Hotel in Oregon, The Overlook Film Festival has moved to the haunted city of New Orleans, Louisiana. This year's festival, which runs from April 19th to April 22nd, is packed with the kind...

Overlook Moves to New Orleans for 2018 Edition, April 19-22

It's no surprise we're massive fans of the horror movie/experience "summer camp" that is the Overlook Film Festival (and its earlier incarnation as the Stanley Film Fest). Last May the inaugural edition took place at the uber-creepy Timberline Lodge outside...

Overlook 2017 Awards Wrap: HOUNDS OF LOVE Wins Big; As Did All Attendees

The inaugural edition of the Overlook Film Festival has closed up shop and as we mentioned previously, it was an enormous success. From the beautiful historic setting and packed lineup to the amazing immersive events and all the great friends,...

Overlook 2017 First Impression: Mystery Abounds in IT COMES AT NIGHT + Trailer

One of the biggest successes of this weekend's uber-successful inaugural Overlook Film Fest was the surprise closing night film It Comes at Night. Not only is it director Trey Edward Shults's hotly anticipated horror follow-up to the much-loved Krisha, but...

Overlook 2017 Review: BOYS IN THE TREES, a Wild Swing and a Miss

Coming-of-age films with a ‘genre’ twist were all the rage in 2016. From Slash’s delightfully off-kilter fusing of softcore eroticism and sci-fi fantasy to Teenage Cocktail’s high school romance that flirted with thriller conventions and the graphic strand of realism...

Overlook 2017 Review: THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY, a Stinker in More Ways than One

The first edition of the Overlook Film Festival will never be faulted for not swinging for the fences with a lineup that includes something for all possible tastes; even if that taste happens to run all the way to the...