Indie Features

Fantasia 2024: Let Us Raise the Curtain on North America's Largest Genre Festival

The 28th Fantasia International Film Festival runs from July 18 to August 4 in a hot hot hot Montreal. For those of us located in North America, it is one of our favourite times of the year. Due to its...

Tribeca 2024: What We Saw, Liked, and Loved

From June 5-16, 2024, the center of our genre-film loving world moved to New York, New York, where the Tribeca Festival unveiled a broad and diverse selection of films from around the world. Our contributors Olga Artemyeva, Martin Tsai and...

Tribeca 2024 Preview: Raise the Curtain, See These Movies

Get ready, New York, for a bounty of indie and international bangers. Arising from the ashes of the 2001 terrorist attack on New York City, the Tribeca Festival has long established itself on the annual calendar as a home for...

Friday One Sheet: IN A VIOLENT NATURE

This gritty poster for Chris Nash's original and disturbing slasher film was designed by The Boland Design Company, and unironically features the word "gnarly" in the top pull quote.  When designing a poster for a slasher (or for that matter,...

Friday One Sheet: THE LAST STOP IN YUMA COUNTY

This cream-coloured, coffee focused, exercise in minimalism and symbolism is for the tight, one location 'bag of money' suspense thriller The Last Stop in Yuma County. I have no idea why, but i wish more designers would put the title...

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.