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Sitges 2020 Review: THE SHOW, Alan Moore's Darkly Comedic Foray Into Feature Films

A man of many faces searches for an artifact stolen from a wealthy benefactor. His search leads him to the haunted town of Northampton. It is a town occupied by Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, Noir-era private dicks and a violent...

Sitges 2020 Review: VICIOUS FUN, The Name of The Movie Says it All

Never has marketing a film been so easy!    Q: So. What's your film about?  A: (points to title)   Joel is an obnoxious film critic and wisenheimer who writes for a national horror rag. One night Joel follows Bob,...

MINOR PREMISE: New Festival Poster For Sci-fi Drama, on VOD This December

Is there anything more terrifying than a face with too many eyes and teeth? I know that when you look at this poster below for Eric Schultz’s Minor Premise you're not thinking sci-fi drama. That's too many eyes and teeth...

Sitges 2020: Exclusive Poster Premiere For A PERFECT ENEMY

Catalan filmmaker Kike Maíllo will debut his latest film, a psychological thriller, in the Official Fantàstic Competition at Sitges Film Festival.

Sitges 2020: NO MATARÁS Trailer, Mario Casas in a Frantic Spiral

Set to screen at the upcoming Sitges International Film Festival, David Victori's No matarás (English title: Cross the Line) stars Spanish actor Mario Casas, who is well-known among his fans for his lead performances, especially in romantic dramas and on...

ARCHENEMY: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights For New Adam Egypt Mortimer Flick Ahead of World Premiere

It's days away from the world premiere of Archenemy, the new flick from Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real, Some Kind of Hate), and the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films. Wasting no time they're planning...

Sitges Pitchbox 2020: Film And Series Projects Selected For Virtual Coproduction Event

Sitges is not too far off and along with that comes Sitges Pitchbox, an international coproduction event committed to finding production partners for emerging projects.    This year the project will go virtual over four days. Two days from the...

Sitges 2020: Chilean Horror Anthology APPS Chosen For Festival's 'Coming Soon' Section

Some friends of ours from Chile have a new horror anthology called APPS and will be part of the Coming Soon program at Sitges.   Our friends Lucio A Rojas and Sandra Arriagada have both contributed to the projected. We...

POSSESSOR, THE STYLIST, MANIBULES and More at Sitges 2020

Of all the festivals I'm not able to attend this year, Sitges will be the most missed. Not only does it take place in the most beautiful town on the planet, but the festival line-up is always packed with variety,...

Sitges 2020: Submissions Now Open For Sitges Pitchbox

Submission are now open for Sitges Pitchbox, an international pitch event hosted by Filmarket Hub and the Sitges Film Festival. Pitchbox is dedicated to supporting projects in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.   As we have seen with other...

SPUTNIK: See The New Trailer And Poster For Russian Sci-Fi Horror Flick From IFC Midnight

First-time Russian director Egor Abramenko has made a huge splash with his debut, the sci-fi horror flick Sputnik. We have seen it and we like it, quite a bit. Look for our review closer to its North American release this...

Blood Window 2019: MONOS Wins Best Latin Film, More Awards For Blood Window LAB And Blood Window Screenings

Blood Window at Ventana Sur wrapped up yesterday with the announcement of the award winners from the LAB and the market screenings.    From the LAB three projects were chosen to participate in a future market at Sitges in Spain,...

Blood Window 2019: The Blood Window LAB And Spotlight on International Projects

Today the Blood Window program at Ventana Sur kicks off in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While we wish we could have been there again this year to support this burgeoning genre market program and support our friends presenting projects or screening...

THE BLACK OCTOPUS (El Pulpo Negro): Watch The Sitges Pitchbox Teaser For Argentinian Suspense Miniseries (NSFW)

The Sitges Pitchbox program, a horror-fantasy-sci-fi showcase at the festival, took place last Friday. The upcoming Spanish language miniseries El Pulpo Negro (The Black Octopus) participated in the program and yesterday they released to the public the first teaser for...

Sitges 2019 Review: THE SHED, Such Horrors in Such a Tiny Place

Stan has his share of problems. He is an orphan under the care of his abusive grandfather. The threat of landing back in juvie looms around him at every moment. He pines for Roxy, the girl who has found herself...

MOPE: Vanishing Angle Picks up International Sales For Lucas Heyne's Sundance Selection

Lucas Heyne's Sundance selection Mope has been picked up for international sales by L.A. based Vanishing Angle.    Mope just had its European premiere at the Sitges Film Festival yesterday. Our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg reviewed Mope when it played at...

THE SHED: RLJE Films Bites Into US Rights For Frank Sabatella's Horror Flick

Frank Sabatella's The Shed will premiere at the esteemed Sitges Film Festival on October 5th. Our friends at RLJE Films are once again making news by picking it up for U.S. distribution. RLJE Films will not waste any time releasing The...

Sitges 2018: Méliès D'Or Awards Go to CLIMAX and CLANKER MAN

With the year’s end already in sight, another cycle of European fantastic film festivals has also reached its conclusion. Last week during the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Gaspar Noé’s Climax was the lucky recipient of this year’s Méliès D’Or....

Sitges 2018 Review: 70 BIG ONES, Crime Thriller That Keeps You Guessing

While Spain is slowly emerging from the economic crisis of the early 2000s, it still hasn't recovered completely, and even the most skilled worker can face themselves with extreme circumstances for which they need money. A lot of it. Now....

Sitges 2018 Review: KNIFE + HEART, Delightfully Queer, Sensuous and Cruel

An editor looks through reels of a gay porn film, making decisions about what to cut, with the image of a beautiful young man flashing before her. At the same time, this young man is at a club, surrounded by...