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Shivers 2019 Review: FEHÉRLÓFIA Provides Mythical Psychedelic Visions

The Shivers Film Festival in the German city of Konstanz can pride itself with a killer line-up of new films each year, but the roster always also contains the odd classic or two. This year, Ridley Scott's seminal Alien got...

Shivers 2019: An Aftermath Of Shorts This Friday

The Konstanz-based genre film festival called Shivers has come and gone in November, and to my shame I still have to finish some articles about it. For fans of the festival (or just fans of great cinema) who live a...

Shivers 2019 Review: WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, A Wild, Violent Russian Roller Coaster Ride

Evil cannot touch me... This is the mantra of our poor, clueless hero, Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) as he prepares to enter the home of his girlfriend's family in director Kirill Sokolov's violent, kinetic action explosion, Why Don't You Just Die!...

Shivers 2019 Review: THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

Ryan Spindell's horror anthology is a visual feast, and Clancy Brown is fantastic in it.

SHIVERS 2019 Features Another Goosebump-inducing Line-up

For the past few years I've written an alert of sorts about Germany's genre film festival Shivers, in the city of Konstanz. each time, the reason has been that the fest's line-up was unusually strong. In 2018 the festival allowed...

Check Out The Shivers Special, Playing In Konstanz, With TRIPLE THREAT Included!

Film festivals can be grand, a place to discover new films, see the ones you've heard about, and chat about your favorites with complete strangers. The Shivers festival in Konstanz is such an event. I visited it last November, and...

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2018

In 2018 I saw 156 films, or 155 if you count two of the three Deadpool 2s as one. While that may seem like a lot to some people, what this number tells ME is that I've spent less time...

Shivers 2018 Review: Polish Comedy MUG Carries A Mighty Sting

Humor is a divider of tastes; what strikes one person as funny may be incredibly offensive to someone else. And, as humor carries its own special brand of magic, it can sometimes be both. Malgorzata Szumowska's new film Mug is...

Shivers 2018 Review: BIRDS OF PASSAGE

An odd piece of news last week was that Colombia is now one of the fastest-growing countries, popularity-wise, for Europeans to take a holiday to. The reason: series like Narcos show how beautiful that land is, and with the civil...

Shivers 2018 Review: THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK

Writer-director Henry Dunham's thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek has met with controversy and criticism well before any footage was actually shown to an audience. Initially titled "Militia" and produced by Cinestate, the project had acquired a reputation for being...

Shivers 2018: What The Audiences Liked Best

Last week saw the fourth edition of the Shivers genre film festival being held in Konstanz, Germany. Its host, the Zebra Kino, may not be the largest of venues and has only one screen, but it's run by a bunch...

Have Your Say: German Cinema

Yesterday saw the end of this year's Shivers Film Festival in the city of Konstanz, in South Germany, right on the border with Switzerland. A fine festival it was too; as always, their selection was small but pretty awesome, with...

The German SHIVERS Film Festival's Line-up Will Set Hearts Aflutter...

From November the 23rd till November the 28th, the German city of Constance will be hosting the SHIVERS Film Festival. It's the third time the festival is being held and the organizers have just revealed the entire line-up, which happens...