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Slash 2022 Review: Melies d'argent Shorts, A Mosaic of Story Delights

As readers know, I'm a champion of the unsung gems of any film festival - the shorts. It's not just about filmmakers' calling cards, it's a film form too often forgotten. Given how we're inundated more with shorter forms via...

KIDS VS. ALIENS Teaser Promises a Colorful And Gory Romp

All Gary wants is to make awesome home movies with his best buds. All his older sister Samantha wants is to hang with the cool kids. When their parents head out of town one Halloween weekend, an all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing the siblings to band together to survive the night.

Blu-ray Review: SOUND OF METAL, The Loss of Sound and the Fury

A criticism often levelled at me when I was growing up was that I spoke too loudly; this habit made people assume that I was obnoxious, or felt what I had to say was more important than anyone else. And...

SPOONFUL OF SUGAR: Shudder Acquires Mercedes Bryce Morgan's Psychological Horror

Shudder have announced that they have acquired the streaming rights for Mercedes Bryce Morgan's psychological horror flick, Spoonful of Sugar. The film will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this coming Saturday.   Millicent is taking a semester off...

ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS: New Trailer For Alex Phillips' Splatter Comedy

Follows Roscoe, a seedy motel maintenance man, discovers some powerful hallucinogenic worms. He meets Benny and they fall in love making worms together before embarking on an odyssey of sex and violence.

Fantastic Fest 2022: SMILE, MISSING, THE FIVE DEVILS, AMAZING ELISA Kick Things Off

Fall festival season kicks into high gear tonight in Austin, Texas, where the 17th edition of Fantastic Fest opens with its usual gusto. Smile, Missing, The Five Devils and Amazing Elisa are the films that have been chosen to screen...

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival: FLUX GOURMET And SWALLOWED Headline Film Lineup

It is a Switzerland kind of day here at ScreenAnarchy. The Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival announced their full program for this year's edition. There are some terrific films in their lineup so we'd thought we'd do the festival...

Review: SECTION 8, More Than the Sum of Its Tasty Action Parts

Ryan Kwanten, Dolph Lundgren, Dermot Mulroney, Scott Adkins and Mickey Rourke star in a potent action thriller, directed by Christian Sesma, opening in theaters and streaming on AMC+.

KIDS VS. ALIENS: RLJE Films Acquires Jason Eisner's Horror/Sci-fi Ahead of Fantastic Fest Premiere

An all-time rager of a teen house party turns to terror when aliens attack, forcing two warring siblings to band together to survive the night.

ARROW in October: TWO WITCHES And a Bounty of Curated Delights Highlight The Month

As October makes its way towards us we look to our friends at Arrow to find out what horror delights they have in store for us next month.    Pierre Tsigaridis' debut horror flick Two Witches, a story about a dark...

Shudder in October: Lauded Genre Titles DEADSTREAM And RESURRECTION Lead The Pack

The beginning of October marks the midway point of spooky season (the beginning of, for the commoners) so let's take a moment to see what the fine folks at Shudder have planned for us next month.   Next month's lineup...

SYS's Six-Figure Film Festival: ANIMAL AMONG US And THE RIDESHARE KILLER Featured in L.A. Independent Filmmaking Conference

Here's something for L.A. based genre filmmakers. From the sounds of it, SellingYourScreenplay.com's event Six-Figure Film Festival and Conference is targetted at filmmakers, giving information, expertise and guidance for low budget and independant filmmaking.    Of particular interest to genre...

Criterion in December 2022: COOLEY HIGH, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Mai Zetterling, Michael Haneke

The Criterion Collection has always put acclaimed filmmakers first. so let's talk about Mai Zetterling and Michael Haneke first. In December 2022, Criterion will be releasing three films from each filmmaker. Michael Haneke: Trilogy collects the first three he directed:...

TetroVideo September Releases: PHILOSPHY OF A KNIFE, ECHOES FROM THE GRAVE And PROFANE

Time for another round of extreme horror from the good folks at TetroVideo.   This month they're releasing Andrey Iskanov's Philosophy of a Knife, Usama Alshaibi's Profane and the horror anthology Echoes From The Grave. If you like your horror...

Opening: GOD'S COUNTRY, Alone and Besieged

Opening in more than 500 U.S. theaters tomorrow (Friday, September 16), God's Country stars Thandiwe Newton as a professor "living and working in a rural college town." Stop right there. You had me at Thandiwe Newton. For those who need...

Sitges 2022 Highlights Mike Flanagan, Quentin Dupieux, and Masaaki Yuasa in Latest Announcement

In 18 days, I will be in Spain. In 21 days, the great Sitges festival begins, and the amazing announcements just keep coming. Dario Argento will receive the new Golden Honorary Award, while Quentin Dupieux, Ti West and Masaaki Yuasa...

Review: PEARL, Style Meets Substance in Ti West's Stellar Slasher Prequel

After rededicating himself to horror with this spring’s marvelous sexy slasher X, Ti West is already back with Pearl, exploring the origin of the previous film’s deadly romantic killer. Where X reveled in the slasher aesthetic made so popular in...

Brooklyn Horror 2022: Second Wave Announced! French Extreme Horror, Festival Faves And Short Film Blocks!

In the very short time that Brooklyn Horror Fim Festival has been around it has quickly established itself as one of the go-to festivals in New York and the U.S. Scheduling itself during spooky season also helps.    Today Brooklyn...

Review: SEE HOW THEY RUN, Meta-Mystery-Comedy Soars on Saoirse Ronan's Performance

Over the last half-decade, Agatha Christie, one of the the 20th-century’s most prolific, popular writers, has seen something of a resurgence in interest in her work. Beginning with Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express in 2017,...

BIRTH/REBIRTH: Laura Moss Makes Their Feature Film Debut With a Shudder Original

Shudder have announced that production has begun on their next Shudder Original Film, Birth/Rebirth.    A morgue technician successfully reanimates the body of a little girl, but to keep her breathing, she will need to harvest biological materials from pregnant...