Indie

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: V/H/S 94, Typically Uneven Horror Anthology

After three entries in three years, the V/H/S horror anthology/portmanteau series, a showcase for established and up-and-coming horror filmmakers to show horror-friendly audiences what terrifying delights they could deliver in short bursts, slipped into an extended period of quietude. That...

Fantastic Fest 2021: Turkey Shenanigans Abound in IKÉ BOYS Clip

Best friends Shawn Gunderson and Vikram 'Vik' Kapoor escape from the drudgery of high school life in Oklahoma through their obsession with all things Japanese. When a mysterious anime film transforms them into its superhuman characters, they at first think...

Arrow Video October: DEMENTER Leads a Packed Halloween Month of Programming

We're going to say this up front. The Arrow Video Player remains one of the most thorough and affordable SVOD platforms on the market. The question is, why aren't you signed up yet?    Spooky season is upon us. Of...

Destroy All Mentorships Preps the Future of Horror

It seems like there are so few good news stories out there at this particular point in time, and for obvious reasons. But if you look hard enough, there are people out there trying to make the world a little...

FIN Atlantic 2021 Review: TITANE, Extreme Body Pleasure and Pain

Carrie Fisher once described her body as a bag to carry her brain around. There's a book about women's health entitled 'Our Bodies, Ourselves'. We often talk about of our bodies as being separate from us, and yet they are...

CREEPY BITS! Canadian Horror Web Series Launches This Friday!

David J Fernandes. A quick search will reveal that we have written about this local director for a very long time and its been too long since we've last done that. Fernandes is here to make amends with a new...

Review: DREAMING GRAND AVENUE, Comfortably Mixing Dreams and Reality

Jackson Rathbone and Andrea Londo star in an affecting fantasy-drama, directed and written by Hugh Schulze, and now on DVD.

Brooklyn Horror 2021: Returns to In-Person With GOOD MADAM, EARWIG And THE SADNESS

Today the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is announcing the lineup for their in-person event being held in North Brooklyn next month from October 14th through 21st. Going into its sixth year the festival will open with the psychological horror Good...

INFECTION: Venezuelan Horror Coming to UK DVD and Digital in October

When an outbreak of a new virus mutation turns the population into blood thirsty crazies, a young doctor is separated from his son. Navigating his way through the plague-infested streets and marauder-filled countryside, he must use every resource to find...

Review: THE VILLAGE DETECTIVE: A SONG CYCLE, About a Film Culled from the Depth of Ocean

Village Detective: A Song Cycle is a celebration of cinema that reflects life and art and its resilience to the test of time both metaphorically and physically.

IMPLANTED Exclusive Clip: Your Vitals Are Currently Stable

Sarah, a struggling young woman living in Brooklyn, agrees to volunteer as an experimental test subject for a pharmaceutical company called Dynamic Health Cure and to be implanted with the LEXX nanochip. Sarah hopes that the money received for her...

Toronto 2021 Review: SALOUM, A Spirited Tale of Revenge on the Senegal Delta

The Saloum Delta in Senegal is a land of cannibal myths and cursed kings. Nowhere is this more true than in Congolese director Jean Luc Herbulot's supernatural skinwalker of a film that brings West African mythology to the criminal getaway...

Zac Locke, Former Blumhouse Exec, Starts Own Micro-Studio 'Rotting Press'

A new micro-studio, Rotting Press, has emerged from the TIFF Market this week. Launched by Zac Locke, formerly part of the gang at Blumhouse, his company already has three films on its slate. One is heading into post and the...

Now Streaming: COME FROM AWAY, THE DONUT KING, THE RABBI'S CAT

Singular visions from Canada (via Broadway), Cambodia (via U.S.) and Algeria (via France) explore terrorism, immigration and a talking cat.

Review: LADY OF THE MANOR, A Slack Modern-Day Stoner/Ghost Story

Melanie Lynskey, Judy Greer, Justin Long and Ryan Phillipe star in a ghostly comedy, directed by Christian Long and Justin Long.

Dark Star Pictures Acquires Barbara Crampton Starrer ALONE WITH YOU

A young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend. As she goes about this her apartment begins to feel more and more like a tomb as voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to...

Celluloid Screams 2021: ANTLERS and TITANE Bookend Sheffield UK Genre Fest

Genre festival season is in full swing over in England! Today, Celluloid Screams is announcing their programme for this year's edition and it is packed with all sorts of great titles from the circuit.    The festival has chosen Scott...

LA PASAJERA (THE PASSENGER): Teaser For The Spanish Rideshare Horror is Here

A shared van in which a man and three women travel runs over a tourist who is walking in the dark on a secondary road. After putting her in the vehicle to take her to the nearest hospital, they begin...

PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND Interview: Director Sion Sono Talks

In the days of classic Hollywood, directors worked like journeymen, often completing as many as two to three films a year. These days, a successful filmmaker would be lucky to get one made every three years. Yet somehow, for the...

Beyond Fest 2021: A Lineup of New Hits And Beloved Classics Are Coming to L.A.

I always look forward to finding out what Beyond Fest has wrangled up each year, not just for the crop of current and new festival faves but for their top shelf rep programming as well. We'll get to that in...