SXSW 2019: Watch GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR Teaser

If you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, you're going to have an amazing time, because this year's program --- the Midnighters in particular --- looks awesome.  One of the films playing --- Girl on the Third Floor --- is the directing...

Blu-ray Review: NOTORIOUS Is Glorious

Of course, if you're reading this, you know who Alfred Hitchcock is. If you somehow do not and consider yourself a fan of classic cinema --- Hollywood or otherwise --- you need to rectify that as soon as possible. One...

Blu-ray Review: COBRA Is Cannon Films, 100%

Cobra, the 1986 cop movie that endorsed lethal force, starred Sylvester Stallone, the biggest box office draw in the world at the time. So it's even more surprising to realize that it was produced by Menaham Golan and Yoram Globus...

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma's OBSESSION

Directed by Brian De Palma and written by Paul Schrader from a story concept by the pair, the 1976 film Obsession gets a new Blu-ray release today from Scream Factory. (It's a collector's edition with a slipcover.) This early entry in...

Blu-ray Review: Violent, Action-Packed 8MM Holds Up

Back in 1999, a thriller came out by the title of 8MM. It was directed and produced by Joel Schumacher (Flatliners, The Lost Boys, A Time to Kill), and concerned the hair-raising matter of a private detective investigating the case...

Blu-ray Review: 10 TO MIDNIGHT Thrills With Vengeful Glee

10 To Midnight.  It's a relic of its gloriously insane cinematic times, and stars the inimitable (well, there's that one guy, in face only, not in voice) Charles Bronson as Leo Kessler, a man's man hard cop, who, like Dirty Harry,...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Collection's A STORY FROM CHIKAMATSU

A Story From Chikamatsu is one of Japanese master Kenji Mizoguchi's more well-known films, along with Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff, and The Life of Oharu. This 1954 film also goes by The Crucified Lovers here in North America, which refers to an...

Blu-ray Review: STARMAN Resonates Even More Today

Starring Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Bad Times at the El Royale) and Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged), John Carpenter's science-fiction romance Starman hit the screens in 1984. In Starman, an alien crash lands to Earth, and to survive...

Blu-ray Review: THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES Is Overlooked Hammer Fun

One of Hammer Films more overlooked horror films within its canon, The Plague of the Zombies is a 1966 tale of class struggle and colonialism run amok in Great Britain (Cornwall, specifically). The great British character actor Andre Morell (who should...

Blu-ray Review: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS Times Two

Scream Factory is so much fun. They're resurrecting amazing classics and underseen favorites on Blu-ray for those who've seen them and love them, but also to new generations of weirdo film fans that have yet to discover such films. One...

Blu-ray Review: Brian De Palma's SISTERS Goes Criterion

Out now from the Criterion Collection, comes the Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Sisters. It's the director's (Carrie, Raising Cane, Scarface, Dressed to Kill, The Untouchables) first film where he began to develop the style he became known for, with split screens,...

Screen Anarchy's Favorite Films of 2018

Here's our favorite films of 2018, as voted on by more than 20 of our contributing writers, who collectively picked 114 films as their favorites. 1. Roma 2. The Favourite 3 (tie). BlacKkKlansman / You Were Never Really Here 5....

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's CANDYMAN Release Is Truly Sweet

"Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman. Candyman." I didn't say it out loud, or in front of a mirror, because nope. NOPE. And of course, I know that Tony Todd is an actual human being who plays the urban legend and anti-hero, but I still won't...

Blu-ray Review: ELIZABETH HARVEST Re-Imagines BLUEBEARD

One of the many releases just out now from Scream Factory is the 2018 film Elizabeth Harvest, from Sebastian Gutierrez. It stars Abbey Lee (The Neon Demon), Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones), and Carla Gugino (Gerald's Game). The key cast is joined...

Blu-ray Review: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 2 Celebrates Garbage Day

Lee Harvey's 1987 feature debut was the first sequel to the Santa slasher Silent Night, Deadly Night. For those of you reading this that haven't seen the 1984 film, I'll give a quick primer. The original takes up a good part...

Blu-ray Review: URBAN LEGEND and URBAN LEGEND FINAL CUT

Scream Factory's has just released Urban Legend and Urban Legends: Final Cut, the first two films in the francicse. They're both out now, and both given nice releases with plenty of extras. Both films look good, but you may drive yourself a bit...

Blu-ray Review: SINGLE WHITE FEMALE Remains Creepy

The early Nineties were the era of the psycho thriller, particularly those of the sexually charged variety. One of the most well-known films of that genre was Single White Female, directed by Oscar nominee Barbet Schroeder (Reversal of Fortune, Barfly). Adapted...

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's [REC] Massive Blu-ray Set Rocks

Shout! Factory's genre imprint Scream Factory has recently released four-disc Blu-ray set of the [REC] films. The first came out in 2007 and became a sensation. Directed by both Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, REC starred Manuela Velasco as Angela, a young reporter (with her...

Blu-ray Review: TRICK 'R TREAT Does the Season Right

It's hard to believe, but it's been 11 years since Michael Doughtery's landmark horror anthology Trick 'r Treat was released. It's been almost as long as that since I've seen the film, and it's always interesting to reflect on how much I've...

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's CREEPSHOW is a Halloween Treat

Creepshow, written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero, is seminal release in the horror anthology lexicon. While it was low budget, it was high concept in terms of story, well-directed, and had an awesome cast, which included Adrienne...