Imagine 2022 Review: EXHIBIT #8 Displays Dutch Found Footage Fun

This year's Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam featured no less than two Dutch genre world premières: the dystopic science fiction drama Sputum (reviewed here) and Rotterdam-based director Ruben Broekhuis' found footage thriller Exhibit #8. What? Yes, found footage. No, don't run...

Imagine 2022 Review: SPUTUM Gobs At Class Differences

It isn't often that we see a science fiction film made in the Netherlands, especially an English-language one, but lo-and-behold: at this year's Imagine Film Festival there was a world première for just such a film: director Dan Geesin's dystopic...

Crowdfund This: Director Simon Rumley Has Written A Novel...

We're fans of director Simon Rumley at this here site, and for good reasons. The man has written and made several great films, whether he dabbled in drama, genre, or both, and personally I hold his thriller Red, White and...

Crowdfund This: The VELOCIPASTOR 2 Needs A Few Hands...

UPDATE: While the original campaign didn't make enough money to hit its target, the filmmakers started a new one... and reached their new goal within days. It's still ongoing though, so I updated the links in this article to send...

Camera Japan Rotterdam 2022: THEY SAY NOTHING STAYS THE SAME Is A Stunning Masterpiece

Apparently, there was some discord between the programmers of Camera Japan this year about Joe Odagiri's drama They Say Nothing Stays the Same. All liked the film but some thought it was too old, having seen its International première way...

Camera Japan Rotterdam 2022 Review: THE GREAT YOKAI WAR: GUARDIANS

While Rotterdam's Camera Japan Film Festival sometimes mostly seems to consist of a wide variety of dramas, there are always a few crazy and/or spectacular titles to check out as well. And the festival scores big on both categories by...

Camera Japan Rotterdam 2022 Review: POPRAN, A Dickhead Looking For His Dick

Over four years ago, our very own Josh Hurtado wrote one of the most positive reviews ever published at this here site. Its subject: a low-budget (no-budget rather...) making-of-a-zombie-flick called One-Cut of the Dead by some guy named Ueda Shinichiro....

Breda 2022 Review: DUYSTER Is Refreshingly Bright

On paper it must have seemed simple: let's do a found-footage horror movie like The Blair Witch Project, but instead of a forest, let's use the Belgian city of Antwerp. And indeed, premise-wise, Duyster and The Blair Witch Project are...

The GNOMES Are Coming To Fantastic Fest... And Feature Length Cinema

For some time, Dutch director Ruwan Heggelman (Mime, I Can Fly) and producer Richard Raaphorst (director of Frankenstein's Army) have been working on several projects, but one of the funniest of these must be their gory short Gnomes. In it,...

Breda 2022 Review: REVENGE RIDE Hits Some Bumps

The main theme of this year's Breda-based B-film, Underground and Trash Film Festival BUTFF was called "An Eye For An Eye", and it featured films about people taking the law into their own hands. Vigilante stories, rape-revenge, they were all...

Pretty Packaging: The STINGRAY Blu-ray Boxset Stuns

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson are known as legends in the field of science fiction television series, and rightfully so. While they are probably most famous for their live action series Space: 1999 and the puppet series Thunderbirds, they have been...

Breda 2022 Review: CRABS! Is! Fun! Up To Some Point!

For one long weekend each year, the Dutch city of Breda hosts the B-film, Underground and Trash Film Festival, 'BUTFF' (or just 'BUT') for short. It's a pretty amazing festival, loaded with titles good and bad, ranging from porn, to...

Pretty Packaging: BELLE Looks, Well... Beautiful.

We're big fans of director Hosoda Mamoru here at ScreenAnarchy, and each new film of his is followed with interest over here. Our readers tend to agree: last year, my most-viewed article was about the trailer to Hosoda's film Belle....

Pretty Packaging: The DRIVE Limited Edition Is Not Middle Of The Road

The United Kingdom-based distributor Second Sight is building quite a catalogue of excellent special editions. Their limited edition of Adam Wingard's The Guest turned heads with its extravagance and high pricing. Was that a film which warranted it? Even fans...

Neuchâtel 2022 Daily: PUSSYCAKE, FREAKS OUT, Thai Monster, Japanese Gangsters

Reviews are popping as many people return to work (?!) today, but around Screen Anarchy headquarters, we're still obsessed with the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland, which is at its midpoint. Before we move on to today's highlights,...

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films Of The First Half Of 2022

Blimey folks... they say "time flies" but this year it flies on a rocket, it seems. While the second half of 2022 technically didn't start on the first of July (because February is so short), we DID pass the halfway...

FROM BEYOND Genre Short Premières At Fantasia: Watch The Trailer

Contact with extraterrestrial life forms would be an event of Earth-shattering, Belief-shattering proportions, and there sure is no shortage of films about the subject. From intelligent thought-pieces to epic monster flicks, we've seen plenty of first contacts and last contacts....

Review: JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Brings Action But Lacks Novelty

Twenty-nine years ago, Steven Spielberg rocked cinemas worldwide with his creature feature Jurassic Park. Literally so even, as it was the film which would make Digital Theater Sound (DTS) a household term. But what to this day it is most...

Pretty Packaging: The SHAWSCOPE VOLUME 1 Boxset Kicks Shins

Ah, Shaw Brothers... In the 1970s, 80s and 90s the company was a veritable fount of genre films. From martial arts to creature features to crazy horror to sexy exploitation, the studio from China delivered, and in the hundreds of...

Pretty Packaging: The SPECIES Films Get A Shiny New Boxset

British distributor 88 Films has made itself known over the years for releasing several martial arts films, horror from Asia, and thrillers from Italy. Occasionally though, they dip into the territory of the better-known American genre flicks as well, and...