Review: HALLOWEEN KILLS Wants You To Believe It's About Something. It Isn't.

Let's just get this out of the way: Halloween Kills is bad. While there are innumerable factors contributing to whether or not your particular experience of the latest entry in this series is positive or negative, the baseline is that...

Nightstream 2021 Review: KING CAR, A Car For The People

A mechanical messiah promises to bring power to the people of Brazil after new legislation threatens the livelihoods of the proletariat in Renata Pinheiro's painfully topical King Car (Carro Rei).  Uno (Luciano Pedro, Jr.) has always had a way with...

Beyond Fest 2021 Review: NEW YORK NINJA, An Insane Abandoned Action Romp Resurrected!

It was probably the moment in New York Ninja in which the titular vigilante digs a bullet out of his chest with a custom engraved "N Y Ninja" throwing star that truly made me think, "Yeah, this is the good...

Long Lost Ozploitation Sci-Fi Heavy Metal Musical SONS OF STEEL Is Coming!

This is heavy. Upstart home video distributor Future Video announced today their forthcoming release of long forgotten Australian science fiction heavy metal musical brain smasher, Sons of Steel. The heavy metal futuristic action-packed adventure Sons of Steel is set in...

Trailer: There Is Something Strange Afoot In DIMLAND, In Theaters & VOD September 28th

After winning the Best Feature award at the Chattanooga Film Fest earlier this year, Peter Collins Campbell's nostalgic fantasy DimLand is scheduled for a litmited release though Gravitas Ventures starting September 14th in Chicago. Synopsis: In this bittersweet fairy tale...

Fantasia 2021 Review: KING KNIGHT, Everybody's Into Weirdness Right Now...

Thorn (Matthew Gray Gubler) has carved out a life in which he is very comfortable. Living with his life partner Willow (Angela Sarafyan), Thorn leads a thriving – if riddled with neuroses – coven of suburban witches while simultaneously maintaining...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HELLBENDER, The Blossoming of the Monstrous Feminine

Girls are scary. As an uncool straight teenage boy, this was gospel. I had no idea how to talk to the opposite sex. However, what I never realized at the time was that in many cases girls were even scared...

Fantasia 2021 Review: INDEMNITY, This South African Conspiracy Thriller Delivers

Every night, Theo (Jerrid Geduld) is jolted awake by nightmares. He sees his colleagues perish in a sea of out of control flames, and even though he can't exactly pin down why, he feels culpable for their horrific deaths. This...

Fantasia 2021 Review: THE SADNESS, Topical Transgressive Terror From Taiwan

Already one of the most controversial genre films of 2021, Rob Jabbaz's Taiwanese political gorefest The Sadness is destined to divide audiences around the world with its extreme violence and no-holds-barred take on the disastrous -- and entirely avoidable --...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HOTEL POSEIDON, A Dantean Journey Through One Man's Personal Hell

Pallid days stretch infinitely into chaotic nights at the Hotel Poseidon, a rundown inn overseen by a rundown innkeeper named Dave (Tom Vermeir). He's just inherited the place and one gets the impression that it is not exactly the kind...

Fantasia 2021 Curtain Raiser: This is What We're Watching, so You Should Watch Them Too

That's a bit of a presumptive title there isn't it? I mean, seriously, there are so many great titles at this year's Fantasia, how do you choose? Another man's junk yadda yadda, right?  The great thing is, Fantasia is three...

Review: OLD Is A Mixed Bag Of Big Ideas & Messy Execution, It's Shyamalan All Over

There is nothing even remotely subtle about M. Night Shyamalan's latest genre mindfuck, Old. The director, whose career has been a wildly uneven roller coaster ride since his magnificent debut with The Sixth Sense, has painted himself into a unfortunate...

Review: DACHRA, Pulsing With Dread in Tunisia

Aziz Jebali, Hela Ayed and Yassmine Dimassi star in a folk-horror picture from Tunisia, directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak.

Slash 2021 Review: CYST, Sometimes You Pop Zits, Sometimes They Pop You

There just aren't enough movies these days about man-sized sentient pus monsters, and that's a shame. Set in the early '60s, Tyler Russell's Cyst is a throwback creature feature that embraces the goofiness of the era's drive-in fare with a...

Arrow Video's September Lineup Is Stacked! CHILDREN OF THE CORN 4K UHD, LEGEND, Cold War Creatures, And Much More

In their latest attempt to drive international home video fanatics to the brink of poverty, Arrow Video has announced their very impressive September lineup of releases.  First up, releasing in the US and Canada only will be the limited edition...

Trailer: THE UNKNOWN MAN OF SHANDIGOR, Long Unseen Cold War Oddity, Gets 4K Restoration From Deaf Crocodile

One of the great joys of being a film fan is that the well of undiscovered or long-forgotten gems is virtually unending. It's the privilege of adventurous distributors to uncover these wonderfully unique time capsules, and this is a job...

Review: GAIA, Not Quite Sinister, Definitely Not Friendly

Monique Rockman, Carel Nel and Alex van Dyk star in a horror film from South Africa, directed by Jaco Bouwer.

Trailer: Gonzo Takashi Miike Is Back With THE GREAT YOKAI WAR: GUARDIANS!

It's been a while since we've seen the crazy side of legendary Japanese director, Takashi Miike. While he has slowed down his absurdly prolific pace a bit over the last decade, it's always nice to see a bit of the...

2021 Chattanooga Film Fest Announces Full (Virtual) Lineup Of Features, Docs, & Amazing Events!

The Chattanooga Film Festival is back in just a couple of weeks, and this version, just like their last, is set to be all virtual. However, that hasn't stopped them from creating an impressively stacked lineup of features, documentaries, and...

The Spice Flows Through Arrow Video: DUNE 4K UHD Leads A Busy August Lineup

Another year, another paycheck whisked away by Arrow Video's prodigious lineup. This August the cult home video juggernaut takes no pity on collector's with a robust slate that includes David Lynch's Dune (UK/US/CAN) in 4K UHD, Adam Rehmeier's Dinner in America...