International: Asia

SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION is Coming to Shudder in November!

After moving from their home to an apartment building, a new terror awaits. Joko Anwar's Terrifying Sequel to Satan's Slaves is Set Premiere Friday, November 4

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...

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: GOODBYE, DON GLEES!, Farewell to Summer. Farewell to Youth.

Directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, the coming of age story is captured in beautiful animation and heartfelt emotions.

MISSING (SAGASU): Dark Star Pictures And Bloody Disgusting Announce Acquisition of Katayama Shinzo's Crime Thriller

Cool news for fans of Japanese crime thrillers. Katayama Shinzô's crime thriller, Missing, has been picked up by Dark Star Pictures for North American distribution.    Depressed and in debt following the death of his wife, Santoshi (Jiro Sato) tells...

Mayhem 2022: THE HARBINGER, HUESERA, FREAKS OUT And More Highlight Nottingham Genre Fest's Full Lineup

Now that we have entered full-on into the spooky season festivals around this time of year are some of your best bets to get into that holiday mood. Our friends at Mayhem have just announced the full lineup for this...

L'Etrange 2022: South Korean Flicks THE ROUNDUP And ALIENOID Bookend Paris Genre Fest

The 28th edition of the L-Etrange began this week and South Korea is definitely in the house this year.   Lee Sang-yong's The Roundup, starring action studd Don Lee/Ma Dong-seok, kicked off the festival this past Tuesday. The festival will...

Beyond Fest 2022: Festival Hosting The First U.S. Retrospective of RRR's Director, S.S. Rajamouli

This is fantastic news to share with you today. The RRR train just keeps on rolling! The fine folks at Beyond Fest have announced that they will host a special program called, From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty...

Busan International Film Festival Returns to Full Strength with Packed 27th Edition

For the first time since 2019, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will return to full force, with a complete lineup for its upcoming 27th edition, which will welcome a full complement of international guests for the first time since...

Review: THE 101 SCARIEST HORROR MOVIE MOMENTS OF ALL TIME: Shudder's Countdown to Scariest of All Time

The first episode in The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time premiers on Shudder next Wednesday, September 7th. We’ve seen it (maybe a couple more), and here’s what we think so far.   The eight-episode Shudder Original series...

Friday One Sheet: IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME

Today we have a handsome set of pastoral pastiche from the land of Chinese blockbusters. Derek Yee's In Search of Lost Time may have nothing to do with Proust, but it has plenty to do with one of many social crises...

Now Playing in Japan: RAGEAHOLIC, Addicted to Anger

And you thought *you* had anger issues. Opening today in Japan, Rageaholic "follows Yakuza-busting police officer Fukama (Yohta Kawase)," according to the official synopsis. "After allowing his overly-violent nature to get the better of him, [he] botches an arrest and...

Trailer: CAPTAIN, A Rollicking Alien Invasion In The Indian Forest

There's strangeness afoot in the forest of Northeast India. Today the trailer for Tamil language sci-fi actioner Captain dropped, and it's pretty sweet. Directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan who brought us the first Tamil zombie comedy musical in 2016 with...

Mayhem 2022: Festival Lineup Will Include Rarely Seen Japanese Horror NIGHT OF THE CAT

Attention is turning towards the autumn months and the haunting season. We appreciate those film festivals that have events that run during this time as they help bring up that festive mood.    Our friends at Mayhem Film Festival in...

Criterion in November 2022: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE in 4K and INFERNAL AFFAIRS Trilogy Remastered

Have I died? Is this Paradise? I say this because I (think) I just read that the Criterion Collection will be releasing Wong Kar Wai's transcendently beautiful In the Mood for Love in 4K. It doesn't really matter when (November...

Review: BABY ASSASSINS, Criminals Like Us

Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa star in writer/director Hugo Sakamoto's delightful criminal character story. With a lot of blood and bullets.

Fantastic Fest 2022: SMILE and TRIANGLE OF SADNESS to Bookend 17th Edition

In some places, 17 is the legal age to do a lot of things you don't necessarily want your parents to know about. In Austin, Texas, 17 is the legal age to celebrate Fantastic Fest. One of our favorite genre-focused...

JAILBREAK's Jimmy Henderson Begins Shooting New Action Film KTV - KILLING TIME VIOLENTLY

This is great news if you're a fan of Jimmy Henderson's action films, Jailbreak and The Prey. Yes, the team is still working on developing the sequel to Jailbreak, but, they're taking a break from that to film another action flick...

Fantasia 2022 Review: SPECIAL DELIVERY, Park So-dam Slays The Streets Of Seoul In This Action Thriller

There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned car chase, and director Park Dae-min’s Special Delivery is chock full of them. Borrowing liberally from Hollywood bangers like The Transporter series, Baby Driver, and Drive; Special Delivery is the familiar story of a...

Friday One Sheet: CHOROKBAM

Is the man smoking a cigarette while his ride waits, or is he about to be hit by a moving vehicle? This festival poster, designed by the director of the film, Yoon Seo-jin, for the Busan International Film Festival, captures...