Short Cuts: Rémy Barbe's TREAT

Short Cuts is a new bimonthly feature in which we chart a direct route to exciting genre shorts that deserve to cut through the clutter. The name Rémy Barbe should ring a bell, and not just because he’s been mentioned...

Watch Now: SOUND FROM THE DEEP Unearths the Old Ones

Eldritch horror remains difficult to pull off. One reason for the patchy output is the fact that H. P. Lovecraft’s writings are in the public domain, allowing anyone to take a stab at his weird fiction. Some, like Benson and...

Review: SEANCE, Simon Barrett Conjures the Memory of Better Films

Suki Waterhouse stars in a murder-mystery gone wrong.

Now on Blu-ray: RAW, More Full-Blooded Than Ever on Limited Release from Second Sight Films

Fans ravenous for Julia Ducournau’s next film have something to tide them over thanks to a new limited edition of her jaw-dropping debut, Raw. The story of a veterinary school freshman, Justine, who gets forced into eating meat for the...

THE NIGHTINGALE Soars on Beautiful Limited Edition from Second Sight Films

Since its much-publicized Venice 2018 premiere, The Nightingale has had a certain degree of controversy hovering around it. From a journalist shouting expletives at Jennifer Kent during the Viennale to criticisms leveled at the inclusion of multiple rape scenes and...

Joséphine Darcy Hopkins' NUAGE Captures the Pain of Parting

Anyone who’s been following these pages has come across the works of Les Films de la Mouche, a French collective of talented filmmakers sure to make a splash with a notable debut feature in the not too distant future. Until...

Review: THE RENTAL, You May Want to Choose the Early Check-out

Anyone who’s ever rented a house or signed up for Airbnb lodgings in a remote corner of the world may have felt uncertainty sneak up. Naggingly, your mind begins to wonder: What if it’s all too good to be true?...

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival Brings Dystopian Fiction to Your Browser

To all you social-distancing short film lovers out there: the warm embrace of good shorts beckons. Hosted on the Talking Shorts website and curated by any number of fine programmers from all over the world, the My Darling Quarantine Short...

VISE Trailer Lets a Mad Beautician on the Loose

Following a world-premiere at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival last summer, Shimizu Yasuhiko’s Vise is ready for festival expansion in 2020. Shimizu’s debut feature centers on Manriki (Saitoh Takumi), a beautician with a dubious moral compass who deploys unconventional...

Review: LITTLE JOE, Plants Are Smarter Than They Look

If I Lost My Body presents happiness as a hard-won emotion and the search for wholeness as a potentially lifelong struggle then, by comparison, Jessica Hausner’s Palme d’Or contender [at the Cannes Film Festival] Little Joe questions how far we might...

Lund Fantastic 2019: WEREWOLF and BOYZ IN THE WOOD Take Top Prizes

After a nine-day extravaganza that celebrated the whole spectrum of genre cinema, the 25th anniversary edition of the Lund Fantastic Film Festival came to a festive end on October 5. A closing night international premiere of Ryan Spindell’s The Mortuary...

Saskatoon Fantastic 2019 Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Legends Joe Dante and Belinda Balaski

The worst summer heatwaves are a distant memory, leaves have begun to change color and night falls just a tad more quickly. It can only mean one thing: fall beckons and for Canadian fans of genre cinema, Halloween is but...

Slash 2019: A Slate Chock Full of Genre Goodness Marks Tenth Anniversary

The /slash Film Festival 2019 will celebrate its 10th anniversary and clearly plans on doing so in style! Descending on the Filmcasino, Metro Kinokulturhaus, and Gartenbaukino from September 19 up to and including the 29th, the 2019 edition seems to...

Slash Film Festival 2019 Sets THE LODGE For Opening Night, Features Historic Program on Female Terror

Marking its tenth anniversary this year, the /slash 2019 film festival is getting ready to treat Vienna to something memorable (and perhaps a little wicked). Kicking off the festivities on September 19, the 11-day movie extravaganza has reeled in Severin...

Trieste Science + Fiction 2019 Unveils "Between Dreams and Utopia" Poster

As the summer keeps heating up and tries to fry our collective brains with record-breaking temperatures (central-European readers will commiserate), genre festivals are in full swing and continue to deliver the scintillating action on screen. With NIFFF and Fantasia now...

Cannes 2019 Review: Genre Hybrid LITTLE JOE Exerts a Hypnotic Pull

If I Lost My Body presents happiness as a hard-won emotion and the search for wholeness as a potentially lifelong struggle then, by comparison, Jessica Hausner’s Palme d’Or contender Little Joe questions how far we might conceivably go to achieve...

Cannes 2019 Review: I LOST MY BODY Cuts a Lyrical Slice of Life Through Fantastical Means

Jérémy Clapin's animated knockout features the voice of Harrison Ford.

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE Trailer Brings Shirley Jackson's Final Work to Life

If you need a measure of weirdness to brighten up your day, look no further than this trailer for We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Superbly faithful to Shirley Jackson’s singular vision, Stacie Passon’s adaptation is a must-see for...

Rotterdam 2019: MONUMENT Teaser Oozes Dread

What is Monument? A fever dream? A thought experiment? An apprenticeship as endurance test or rather an exercise in cruelty? Sure to be one of the more ambigous international premieres at the upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival, Monument follows a group...

Z-GOAT: FIRST BLEAT Teaser: A New Monster For the New Year

The Chinese zodiac might claim 2019 is the year of the pig, but if co-directors Julien Jauniaux and Bertrand Leplae have their way, it will very much be a year of the goat, an other-dimensional one at that! Getting ready...