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YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE Trailer: Former Actor Wants to Win Hearts and Respect As a Wrestler

Well, this looks like a hoot.    David Darg and Price James' documentary You Cannot Kill David Arquette was meant to have its world premiere at SXSW. When that didn't happen the actor held a spontanious premiere in his living...

PG PSYCHO GOREMAN: RLJE Films And Shudder Acquire Steve Kostanski's SXSW Midnighter

Deadline reported earlier this afternoon that RLJE Films and Shudder, both companies under the AMC Network umbrella, have acquired at least the North American rights for Steve Kostanski's PG: Psycho Goreman. The film was set to have its world premiere...

Now Streaming: A Selection of SXSW 2020 Episodic Pilots

Six pilots from this year´s SXSW Pilot Competition are available online.

Mailchimp And Oscilloscope Present The SXSW 2020 Short Film Collection - Now Online!

One of the first indicators that we were in trouble was when SXSW finally announced that they were not going forward with the festival. It was quite the blow and everyone at ScreenAnarchy felt tremendously bad for our friends that...

SXSW 2020: This PSYCHO GOREMAN Teaser is Peak Steven Kostanski

If you did not know it yet, Steven Kostanski's Psycho Goreman is probably going to be your favorite film of 2020. The teaser dropped today, just ahead of its world premiere at SXSW on Friday, March 13th. We dare you...

SXSW 2020 Trailer: Explore the Tragedy and Mystery of CURSED FILMS

Cursed Films is a new documentary series from Shudder that explores real-life tragedies and mysteries surrounding five infamous horror films: Poltergeist, The Omen, The Exorcist, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. The Poltergeist and The Omen episodes of Cursed Films will premiere at SXSW in March 2020. All five...

SXSW 2020 Announces Midnight Titles, New Features and Much More

The second wave of SXSW Film titles has been announced, including the anticipated Midnighter films. The Midnighters titles include premieres of Dembanger, Lucky, Steven Kostanki's PG (Psycho Goreman), Relic, Run Sweetheart Run, The Silencing, The Toll, The Vigil , Witch Hunt and Yummy.  Other films that immediately stand out iin the new announcement...

SXSW 2020 Will Open With Judd Apatow's THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

SXSW Film Festival (March 13–21, 2020) has announced it’s initial lineup of feature films, documentaries, episodic television premieres, and special events. This year’s opening film is Judd Apatow's The King of Staten Island. Although there are many outstanding films in this massive ...

VILLAINS: Horror Flick From BODY Duo Coming From Alter This September

ALTER, Gunpowder & Sky’s horror brand, has announced that Villains, the new horror flick from Body`s Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, will be released nationwide on September 20th. Along with the announcement there was this new image passed along.   ...

Review: PET SEMATARY Fails To Reanimate Stephen King's Tragic Examination Of Grief

When Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) move from the hustle of Boston to the rural quiet of Ludlow, Maine they expect their lives to slow down so they can finally spend some quality time with their children,...

SXSW 2019 Review: SAKAWA Explores Sex Scams, Voodoo, Dark Side of Capitalism

Sex spam is a fundamental part of the internet experience. Most of these solicitations are blatant scams, but many people still get ripped off by promises of romance and sex. Who are these scammers? Many of the perpetrators are actually...

SXSW 2019 Review: The Hills Have Ayes In Hilarious Scottish Thriller BOYZ IN THE WOOD

The peaceful Scottish highlands hide a bloody secret in writer/director Ninian Doff's hilarious rural nightmare Boyz in the Wood.  A trio of teenage miscreants are given one last chance to turn their lives around by completing the Duke of Edinburgh...

SXSW 2019 Review: THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA Turns A Beloved Folk Horror Into A Cookie Cutter Gag Factory

Is nothing sacred in the Conjuring universe? With The Curse of La Llorona, producer James Wan and director Michael Chaves have taken a beloved story from Mexican folklore and stripped it of everything that makes it scary in order to...

SXSW 2019 Review: TONE-DEAF Couldn't Be A More Apt Title For This Topical Thriller

After a pair of incredibly divisive features in Excision and Trash Fire, controversial director Ricky Bates is back with his latest film, and it looks like he's done beating around the bush when it comes to taking on the status...

SXSW 2019 Review: This Irish Comic Fantasy Is EXTRA ORDINARY

A psychic driving instructor fights to save a young girl from a satanic sacrifice at the hands of a washed up psychedelic rock star in directors Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern's Extra Ordinary. This dark comic fantasy from Ireland absolutely...

SXSW 2019 Dispatch: A New Batch of Hot VR

Always an interesting place for the convergence of tech and entertainment, SXSW unveiled a new crop of VR experiences this week. Along with the four pieces we covered at Sundance (Gloomy Eyes, Mechanical Souls, Four Feet Blind Date, Runnin'), there...

SXSW 2019 Review: Rick Alverson's THE MOUNTAIN Is An Evolution Of A Unique Filmmaker To Watch

The Mountain director, Rick Alverson, doesn’t give a fuck what you think about his movies. In his short, but eventful career making feature films, he’s already created two of the most polarizing American independent films of the current decade in...

SXSW 2019 Review: BELLINGCAT - TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD, A Gripping Look at a Powerful Form of Internet Journalism

Professional journalism is in crisis mode. Major consolidation, cost-cutting, and technology shifts are leading to less outlets, less job opportunities, and less coverage of important issues. In this changing landscape, new models built around the unique capabilities of the Internet...

SXSW 2019 Review: COME AS YOU ARE, Surprisingly Empathetic Cross Country Sexcapade

A remake of a 2011 Belgian film called Hasta La Vista, Richard Wong's Come As You Are is a charming, poignant, affectionate take on the road trip movie with an eye toward building compassion for those who are so often...

SXSW 2019 Review: PORNO Provides Cheap Thrills For Fans Of Magickal Mayhem

The crew of a small town movie theater stumbles into a boarded up basement and comes back with more than they bargained for in director Keola Racela's Porno, one of the several horror comedies anchoring SXSW's Midnight section this year....