Indie Features

Friday One Sheet: GASOLINE RAINBOW

Sometimes, typography makes the poster stand out. Consider the key art for The Ross Brothers' latest documentary, Gasoline Rainbow, featuring a black and white image of some kids on an automobile by the grassy shoulder of a long road. The...

Friday One Sheet: LITTLE HAITI, MIAMI, USA

We have featured the work of L.A. designer Tori Huynh in the pages previously for Rielle Li's short film Penny Pinched. Her latest design is another short film, Little Haiti, Miami, USA. Here, using architecture, shadows, and sky, she underscores the...

SXSW 2024: What We Watched, Liked and Loved

From March 8-16, 2024, the center of our genre-film loving world moved to Austin, Texas, US, where the SXSW Film & TV Festival unveiled a broad and diverse selection of films and television shows. Our own J. Hurtado attended the...

Friday One Sheet: MONKEY MAN

No beating about the bush with this one. With its saturated reds, high grain, and brooding intensity, the key art for Dev Patel's Monkey Man signals blood and tightly bound bombast. Eschewing a standard credit block, and putting all text...

First Look 2024 at Museum of the Moving Image: Preview

The First Look Festival returns to the Museum of the Moving Image this month offering audiences opportunities to see exciting new films of all kinds from all over the world. There are films just out of Sundance, like Haley Elizabeth...

SXSW 2024 Preview: Genre Film Fans, Get Excited About This Dazzling Dozen

It must be spring, because in just a couple of days thousands of tastemakers will descend upon Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Film & TV Festival. Providing a home for everything from big budget Hollywood premieres like The Fall Guy...

Friday One Sheet: LONGLEGS

Grim, dead of winter foreboding, and a hint of an aged photograph aesthetic set the tone for Osgood Perkins' latest period film, Longlegs. Perkins is a kind of specialist in slow burn chillers. His previous films February or I Am...

Friday One Sheet: YEAR ONE

The feature film debut of Lauren Loesberg gets noticed courtesy of this expertly designed piece of key art. Tori Huynh, the designer based out of Los Angeles, has been featured in this column previously this year for her work on...

Friday One Sheet: RIDDLE OF FIRE

The "Coolest debut from Cannes," according to AnOther Magazine, the poster for American indie cult-film-to-be, Riddle Of Fire, exudes rural middleschool cool. The key art is awash in warm peachy tones and early 70s pre-Amblin 'latch-key kids' vibes. Note the mushrooms and...

Friday One Sheet: HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

This Jack Davis-inspired poster for Hundreds of Beavers may or may not have the literal "hundreds" on display; you can count, if you like. Either way, it gives the sense of scale and tone of the film's climactic finale. Illustrated...

Now Streaming: TO END ALL WAR: OPPENHEIMER AND THE ATOMIC BOMB, THE DAY AFTER TRINITY, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, MANHATTAN

Plus: 'The Atomic Cafe' on VOD, as Criterion Channel, Peacock, Tubi and AMC+ offer multiple perspectives on the atomic age.

Evolution of the Final Girl in Horror

The world, like people, in all variety of genders, does not change much at all - but the films do. As does the understanding of the power and strategic purpose of women's underwear.

101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU'RE MURDERED Review

It’s rare that we review books on ScreenAnarchy, but every now and then, something so cool breaks through the din that we just have to write about it. From Page Street Publishing, 101 Horror Books to Read Before You’re Murdered by...

Friday One Sheet: KILL OR BE KILLED

It is all about the vertical text here. This dark key art is for a Devin Teer's short film about loyalty and morality, and depicts duplicates digging at dusk. It stands out because of that killer (sorry) title card with...

Now Streaming: ERASERHEAD, Weirdness Personified

David Lynch's classic is available to stream on both HBO Max and The Criterion Channel.

Friday One Sheet: INSIDE (again)

The key art campaign by design house Arsonal, for Vasilis Katsoupis's psychological art-heist movie, Inside, continues to bear fruit.  Here we have an abstract rendition of Willem Dafoe's face with manifestations of various emotional states (or demons) busting out from...

Friday One Sheet: INFINITY POOL

I rarely do character-style posters in this column; however, Mia Goth is having a moment, so here we are. Design house AVPrint did a series of posters for Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool, in ultra-tight closeup with a very high grain. This one,...

Friday One Sheet: WHEN WE DANCED

I know precious little about Ryan Moore's film, When We Danced, other than that it recently played in the Philippines Short Program at the Asian World Film Festival. That being said, The Robot Eye, the design house who did the...

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT Q&A Video: 40 Minutes With Mike Flanagan, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

The latest film by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead prompted our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg to conclude her review thusly: "Delving once again into the metaphysical and its shadowy yet pervasive hold, Something in the Dirt takes a labyrinthian walk through...

Crowdfund This: The VELOCIPASTOR 2 Needs A Few Hands...

UPDATE: While the original campaign didn't make enough money to hit its target, the filmmakers started a new one... and reached their new goal within days. It's still ongoing though, so I updated the links in this article to send...