Review: HOUSE OF DARKNESS, A Tempting Place To Hide

The eyes can grow accustomed to the dark.   Still, the central theme of House of Darkness will become visible to most viewers too soon. Maybe that’s because while director Neil Labute tries to infuse a sense of mystery into...

Blu-ray Review: NIGHT GALLERY (SEASON 2), Pure Horror, Staggering Quality

I won’t quibble. Yes, we live in a golden age of horror television. There are so many horror series available for streaming, you’d drown in special effects blood long before you were able to binge watch them all. So maybe...

Blu-ray Reviews: Kino Unleashes Killer ANTS!, Killer Bees in TERROR OUT OF THE SKY, Killer Spiders in TARANTULAS THE DEADLY CARGO

A trio of new physical releases from Kino have got me thinking about a lot of things.   First, what a shame it is that more titles from the golden age of made for TV movies haven’t seen release on...

Blu-ray Review: YELLOWBRICKROAD, Still An Unsettling Journey in the Woods

Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary is YellowBrickRoad (2010), a decidedly surreal horror with an experimental approach to it’s dread soaked aesthetic that in co-director Andy Mitton’s words resulted in “either full on death threats or love letters” from audiences. Looking back...

Review: HE'S WATCHING, Stark Reminder of How Powerful Found Footage Can Be

Economic and production restraints on filmmakers have been hell for a while now. But it has made for some really interesting horror cinema. Hosts (2020) and We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021) are among my favorite recent films....

Review: SHE WILL, More Than a Revenge Horror Fable

She did. That is, Charlotte Colbert did.   She’s one of a few first-time directors who turned in great movies at Fantastic Fest in 2021. What seemed like it may be a grim and broody revenge horror fable becomes… something...

Tribeca 2022 Review: FAMILY DINNER Serves Up Grim Lessons

Pia Hierzegger, Michael Pink and Nina Katlein star in director Peter Hengl's horror film from Austria. Read the review; watch the trailer.

ScreenAnarchy's Top 10 Films of 2021

Hi All, here at ScreenAnarchy we are wishing you the best for 2022! And with the previous year now in the past, let us make a tally of what movies we liked most in 2021. Everyone here was encouraged to...

Review: SHE WILL, Empowered by Truth and Mythic Magic

She did. That is, Charlotte Colbert did. She’s one of a few first-time directors who turned in great movies at this years edition of Fantastic Fest. What seemed like it may be a grim and broody revenge horror fable becomes…...

Interview: Noomi Rapace and Valdimar Johannsson Dish Up LAMB

For those who have already seen Lamb, an interview with its star, Noomi Rapace, and its director, Valdimar Jóhannsson, may provide welcome clarification. For those who haven't, said interview might provide a warning. Lamb is not casual cinema. Its odd...

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: LAMB May Not Be What You Think

Whatever the trailer may make you think, maybe it's best just to let go of your preconceptions before watching Lamb. This is the kind of cinema to go into blind, ready to connect with characters and the journey they find...

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: LET THE WRONG ONE IN Lets Audience in On Joke

This is the most fun I’ve had in a vampire comedy since What We Do in the Shadows.   The comparison needn’t stop there but this is no imitator. Full of original characters, hysterically gross practical effects, and a take...

MINDFRAME(S) Podcast: Just What The Hell is ANNETTE?

Welcome to another episode of MindFrame(s), the sometimes half-assed but always whole-hearted film conversation. This episode offers Mike Cockerill and I reacting to the gloriously weird Annette, the latest film from the master of the surreal Leos Carax. Starring Adam...

MINDFRAME(S) Podcast: PIG and Loss

For the past three years, I've been doing a podcast and of late it's been regular enough that it seems like a good idea to start posting episodes. It's called MindFrame(s) and my co-host Mike Cockerill and I like to...

ScreenAnarchy Top Films of 2020

One of the great advantages of ScreenAnarchy's global writing staff is that our individual end-of-year lists always have a least a few titles that the rest of us have not only not seen, but likely haven't heard of. And I'm...

Dave Canfield's Favorite Film Books of 2019

Film-related books are a joy to behold and hold. Typically oversized and heavily illustrated, they allow a languorous exploration of their subject that no broadcast media or online experience does. Held in the lap, they invite physical and mental pauses, and...

Review: THE WAVE, Visual Madness and Hilarity While Hitting Rock Bottom

Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand star in a movie featuring a very bad drug trip; Gille Klabin directs.

Music Box of Horrors: LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH Director John Hancock in Person!

Traditionally, 24-hour horror marathons are like a combination of pilgrimage and party. The better curated they are, the more those two elements can play off each other, and build the sort of community that makes them special. They don't get...

Kino Lorber Blu-ray Roundup: 4D MAN, DINOSAURS, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS and More

Topping my most anticipated home entertainment releases of the year were several titles from Kino Films, most making their long-overdue Blu-ray debut and getting dynamite special features. The following all come highly recommended for those who like weird little movies...

PENDING Fantastic Fest 2019 Review: TAMMY AND THE T-REX, A True Lost Gem

So-bad-it's good-cinema has its champions, but there's little doubt that living in a world over-full of Sharknados and Clownados makes the average film fan a bit skeptical of how fun any such movie will be these days. This is especially...