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Blood Window Awards 2021: Óscar Martín's UPIRO Impresses LAB Jury

As Ventana Sur wraps up today in Buenos Aires the awards for each program were announced. Of particular interest to us, of course, was the winners from Blood Window LAB and Blood Window Screenings - the lineup of films presented...

Blood Window LAB 2021: Impressions From This Year's Projects

Blood Window LAB began on Tuesday with two pitch sessions in house during the day. Short introductory videos were created for those of us watching the market from afar. It presents a disadvantage of course because you know you’re missing...

Veteran Fest Pros Announce Kani Releasing, Asian Focused Boutique Home Video Label

Veteran film pros Ariel Esteban Cayer (Fantasia) and Pearl Chan (Good Move Media) today announced the launch of their new boutique home video label, Kani Releasing. The distrbutor will focus on bringing classic and contemporary Asian cinema to North American...

Opening This Week: AZOR, ENCOUNTER, LAST SHOOT OUT, WOLF and More

Our site is based in Toronto, Canada, though some of us live and work in The Lower 48, myself included, and so I know that the following films will be opening in the U.S. this week; some (most?) of them...

Trailer: AJAGAJANTHARAM, Get Ready For A Festival Of Nonstop Action

Blasting out of India's current cinema hotspot of Kerala, Tinu Pappachan's Ajagajantharam is ready to knock the action movie world on its ass. A student and collaborator of Jallikattu director, Lijo Jose Pellissary, Pappachan has worked for years as an...

THE UNKIND Trailer Awakens Evil

Are you thirsty ... for blood? Are you hungry ... for horror? Yes, that's right, it's Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., though we believe in making everyone else in the world pay for our sins. TBH, none of that...

Review: DOUBLE WALKER, An Examined Life, An Uncertain Retribution

The saying goes that there are no atheists in a foxhole. I would probably disagree, but I can see the point, as I could understand anyone perhaps trying to bargain their way out of death, or, at least if they...

CUFF.Docs 2021: ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA, WOODLANDS DARK And SATOSHI KON - THE ILLUSIONIST Highlight Lineup

CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival is returning for an in-person event for the first time in two years in Calgary, Canada. The festival is returning to the Globe Cinema for five nights, from November 24th through 28th, and will have an...

PEPPERGRASS: Black Fawn Acquires Canadian Rights, Releases Trailer And Poster For Canadian Thriller

During a pandemic, a pregnant restaurateur plots to rob a priceless truffle from a reclusive veteran.   Our friends at Black Fawn Distribution have acquired the Canadian rights for the Canadian thriller Peppergrass from filmmakers Steven Garbas and Chantelle Han....

Blood Window 2021: Six LatAm Titles Vie For Local And International Attention in Screenings Section

See the LatAm horror films of tomorrow, today. Ventana Sure kicks off at the end of the month in Buenos Aires and our friends at Blood Window have been announcing their programs. Today comes word on the six films selected...

Severin Films To Ring In 2022 With A Warning: DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE Or Face DELIRIUM

L.A based cult film distributors Severin Films today announced a duo of Video Nasties from the dawn of the home video revolution for release in January of 2022. First up is Joseph Ellison's notorious fire hazard, Don't Go In the...

LAIR Trailer: Watch out For Creepy AirBnb Rentals

Probably most of us have rented an apartment for a holiday, whether in our own bakyard or a foreign country. And likely we've often wondered at the decor, how someone decided that this is what was needed to make a...

NIGHT RAIDERS Giveaway: Win an iTunes Code For Danis Goulet's Sci-fi Thriller

2043 - in a dystopian future a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate...

ANKLE BITERS Trailer: Canadian Horror-Comedy From Dark Star on November 16th

Sean, a pro hockey enforcer, has fallen in love with Laura, a widowed mother of four young daughters. When Laura's children mistake an act of lovemaking as an attack, they plot to protect their mother at all costs and with...

ALIEN ON STAGE, THE SADNESS, WOODLANDS DARK & More at Saskatoon Fantastic 2021

It's my personal belief that the advent of home movie watching, be it by television, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, and now streaming, has actually increased the interest in smaller indie and genre films, and helped to create the wonderful network of...

THEY LIVE IN THE GREY: Shudder Acquires Vang Brothers' Supernatural Horror

While investigating a child abuse case, a young social worker discovers that the family is being tormented by a supernatural entity. In order to save the parents from losing the custody of their child, she must confront her own fears...

ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA Exclusive: Trailer And Poster Premiere For The Best of da Best Documentary

Once Upon a Time in Uganda is set in the slums of Uganda, where two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Chuck Norris. Isaac, a former brick maker in...

Morbido 2021 Review: APPS

Five mobile apps are the starting point for five tales of terror. A dark web app promises a get rich quick scheme at the cost of someone’s physical agency. An app that lets you eavesdrop on your neighbours may stop...

Morbido 2021 Review: THE PASSENGER (La pasajera)

Blasco, a one time musician, one time matador, one time pest controller and all the time old school male finds himself leading a rideshare through the mountains in a van with three women. On the way to their destination they...

Arrow Video January '22 Means More Bava & Masumura, MANGLER, & SLEEP All Coming to Blu

Another quality month of releases awaits cult film fans this coming January from Arrow Video. First up for the US/UK/CAN territories is a long awaited Blu-ray of Mario Bava's final feature, Shock, along with Michael Venus' Sleep, and Masumura Yasuzo's...