Review: HALLOWEEN, Michael Myers Is Back For Laurie Strode In This High Profile Retcon

Forty years after that immortal Halloween night in 1978, the butcher of Haddonfield returns to finish the job he started in David Gordon Green's Halloween. The co-writer and director reunites the original stars of John Carpenter's iconic slasher cycle starter...

Gallery: Behind The Scenes of Cult Fave DAVE MADE A MAZE, In Japanese Cinemas This Friday

On the tail of a successful festival run, US home video release, and an upcoming home video release through Arrow Films in the UK, director Bill Watterson's incredible cult oddity Dave Made a Maze has scored a theatrical release in...

Now On Blu-ray: East Asia Brings The Weirdness With SUFFERING OF NINKO, AS THE GODS WILL, and BLEEDING STEEL

A trio of recent releases provides further gives proof that East Asian filmmakers know how to get weird better than almost anyone. Find our thoughts below on the bizarre trio of director Niwatsukino Norihiro's monk-rotica Suffering of Ninko (Third Window...

Review: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, Crime Thriller With A Split Personality

There are at least two sides to every story, and writer/director Drew Goddard uses that conceit to craft a meticulously told tale of crime and punishment in Bad Times at the El Royale. This twisty, turny tale of mischievous double...

Review: VENOM, A Cleaned Up, Toned Down, Baffling Misfire

Over the past two decades very few Marvel supervillains have been as visible to non-comic enthusiasts as Spider-Man's nemesis, Venom. Since his introduction to the world at large in The Amazing Spider-Man #300, the evil black goop from outer space...

Review: HEAVY TRIP, Sweet, Heavy-Metal Black Comedy

Of all the things I imagined Heavy Trip would be, "sweet" was not one of the adjectives that would've immediately jumped to mind before watching this utterly charming shaggy dog story of a band chasing a dream they never really...

Bollywood's THUGS OF HINDOSTAN Goes Full Pirates Of The Arabian In First Trailer

Every year for Diwali, Hinduism's fall festival of lights, Bollywood pulls out the big guns and this year is no different. Thugs of Hindostan is a film many years in the making, starring numerous massive Indian movie stars in a...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: DACHRA, Dark, Atmospheric Horror From Tunisia

The North African nation of Tunisia finally makes its entrance onto the world genre film scene with Abdelhamid Bouchnak's moody chiller, Dachra. Borrowing liberally from cinematic folk horror traditions, Dachra takes on a not entirely unfamilar journey into a heart of...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: FP2: BEATS OF RAGE Is One For The Fans

FP2: Beats of Rage is the kind of sequel that seems both impossible and inevitable at the same time. 2012's The FP presented such a unique, idiosyncratic vision of a dystopian future in which the course of human existence was...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: APOSTLE, Ambitious Folk Horror That Lacks Focus But Mostly Delivers Anyway

There is a lot to like in Gareth Huw Evans' ambitious folk horror tale, Apostle. The problem might be that there is just too much of everything to really fall in love. The film takes huge swings at slightly incongruous...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Preview: Many Strange and Possibly Glorious Films

This year's edition of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, kicks off tomorrow, September 20 and runs through Thursday, September 27. As always, it's filled with glorious genre goodness. The fest opens with the new Halloween and closes with Bad Times...

Toronto 2018 Review: THE MAN WHO FEELS NO PAIN, A Big Screen Love Letter To All Things Action

There is nothing subtle about Vasan Bala's (Peddlers) second film, The Man Who Feels No Pain. In this boisterous action comedy, Bala's passions and obsessions are writ large across the screen with a genuine affection that is hard to deny....

Toronto 2018 Review: Nandita Das' MANTO Dissects The Controversial Life Of One Of India's Greatest Writers

Full disclosure: I know next to nothing about the writer Saadat Hasan Manto, and what I do know has largely been gleaned from the press in advance of this film or other media sources. I expect many of my film...

Toronto 2018 Review: DIAMANTINO, A Big Hearted Goofball Vs. The World

Imagine you are the world's greatest soccer player. You create art with the way you move your feet, the way you touch the ball; it's like a dance that inspires tears of joy in the eyes of anyone who watches...

Epic Pictures Announces Three New Horror Double Feature Blu-ray Sets From Dread Central Presents!

Dread Central Presents, the all horror imprint from Epic Pictures, will be releasing three new double-feature Blu-ray discs on September 21st with some of the most buzzed about genre films of the last few years. Some of these films will...

Superstar Rajinikanth Battles A Robot Crow The Size Of A Building In 2.0 Teaser

It's been 8 long years to the month since the world outside of India was introduced to the legend that is Indian film giant Superstar Rajinikanth through the release of his blockbuster science fiction adventure film, Enthiran (Robot). That film's...

Sitges 2018: Exclusive First Look At THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS, A Bonkers Musical Cult Classic In The Making

One of the joys of following international film scenes is that the world is full of exciting surprises and once in a while something amazing pops up that you never even knew existed. WIth this year's Sitges Festival of Fantastic...

Superstar Rajinikanth's Next Feature, PETTA, Gets A Supercharged Motion Poster!

The biggest movie star in all of India is at it again with the release of a new motion poster for Petta, the next big project from Superstar Rajinikanth and director Karthik Subbaraj. While the world waits for the perpetually...

Singapore's New Scream Asia Film Festival Launches Next Month, Led By Director Eric Khoo!

For ten days next month, Singapore will be hosting its first ever horror/genre event with the introduction of the Scream Asia Film Festival. Led by a remarkable team featuring director Eric Khoo (Mee Pok Man, 15, Be With Me), BiFan's...

Now On Blu-ray: THE CHANGELING Is Reborn On Blu-ray From Severin Films

When speaking about ghost stories on film, there are a few that immediately come to mind. Robert Wise's The Haunting and Jack Clayton's The Innocents are two of the best known, as is Peter Medak's marvelous The Changeling. Based on...