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SMALL TOWN KILLERS Giveaway: Win An iTunes Code For Danish Comedy Crime Drama

Ole Bornedal's Small Town Killers is now available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray from RLJE Films and SHUDDER. We have two iTunes codes to give away to two lucky Screen Anarchy readers in the U.S.   In SMALL...

Calling All Filmmakers! Frontières Opens Call for Financing & Packaging Forum

Hey filmmakers! Do you have a feature-length genre film (horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, dark thriller), either narrative or documentary? Does it have at least 20% of its financing or a sales agent confirmed? Are the director and lead producer...

Exclusive Trailer Premiere: SKIN WALKER, Chilling Terror

What evil lurks in the heart of Europe? Recently emerging from the post-production process, Skin Walker is a psychological horror film from Luxembourg/Belgium that explores a very particular mystery. It's haunted a woman named Regine from her childhood onward. When...

Irish Sci-Fi Horror SEA FEVER Lands U.S. Theatrical Release

Our own Jaime Grijalba Gomez found that director Neasa Hardiman's feature debut, Sea Fever, "immediately puts us in a hostile place, at least psychologically." (Read his recent review here from the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.) Now the rest of us...

Norwegian Detective Show WISTING Heads to Sundance Now

What is it about Nordic crime shows that fascinates American viewers? Set in Norway, crime show Lilyhammer was the first series to be made available to binge on Netflix. The Killing was a hit in its original version, leading to...

Night Visions 2019: PARASITE, FIRST LOVE, KNIVES OUT Lead Finnish Fest Lineup

The northern climes of Finland warm up considerably this time of year, at least if you're visiting Helsinki and attending the Night Visions International Film Festival.

A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART Trailer: Bruising Noir Seeks Redemption

Among the many reasons that I enjoy Shudder, the streaming service, is that they have expanded well beyond horror titles and feature a great variety of genre films. And here's an excellent example. From all appearances, A Bluebird in My...

Arrow Video Announces January Releases, Bringing In 2020 Strong!

January may be a light month in terms of quantity for genre home video giant Arrow Video, but they are more than making up for it with quality. A pair of horrific releases on Blu-ray are sure to hit the...

Blu-ray Review: HAXAN Seduces in a Gorgeous 2K Restoration

Just in time for Halloween, Criterion has unleashed a new edition of the witchy classic, Haxan. Made in 1922, this Danish silent film directed by Benjamin Christensen --- and I'm shocked at how good this film looks on Blu-ray. The new...

Review: BLOODY MARIE, Tough Dutch Drama Minds Its Own Business, Thank You Very Much

Susanne Wolff stars as a struggling artist with a temperament to match; Guido van Driel and Lennert Hillege directed the Amsterdam-set drama.

Creepy LITTLE JOE Trailer Promises Pollen Relief Via Thriller

Personally, I hate pollen. This is because I have been suffering from the effects of a pollen allergy for nearly two months, this year alone, and I have been plagued by this allergy for years. Yet now there is a...

SYNONYMS Interview: Nadav Lapid on Israeli Identity, Art of Persuasion, and Actor Tom Mercier

Synonyms, Nadav Lapid's semi-autobiographical film about a young Israeli man struggling with his country's identity, won him many accolades this year, including the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. The film is greatly aided by its fearless star Tom Mercier. I...

Interview: Fabrice du Welz Talks About First Love and His New Film ADORATION

For over 15 years, Belgian director Fabrice du Welz has been thrilling and challenging audiences with his transgressive genre features like Calvaire and Alléluia. With his latest film, Adoration, he explores the coming of age of 12-year-old Paul (Thomas Gioria),...

Oscars 2020 Review: THE PAINTED BIRD, A Child's Adventures in Abominationland

A WWII coming-of-age not for the faint of heart is the Czech Repulic´s bid for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Exclusive Trailer ROBOLOVE: The Age of A.I. Is Upon Us and Disrupts the Life as We Know It

Austrian documentarist Maria Arlamovsky investigates latest advances in A.I. and what it means for humanity in Robolove.

Oscars 2020 Review: LET THERE BE LIGHT, In the Name of Father, Son and Far-Right Extremism

Slovakia´s official entry for the Oscars race is a film Let There Be Light about family disrupted by son´s involvement in a far-right paramilitary troop

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: ADORATION, Cupid is Dangerously Blind

British author Evelyn Waugh once wrote that there is a kind of love that children have before they know its meaning, something sweet and innocent, full of kindness and joy without facade or self-awareness. As children grow into teenagers, what...

Poster And Images From Marc Carrete's EL ESPIRITISTA

Asmodexia director Marc Carrete has been in these pages many times over the years and he's back again with his latest project, El Espiritista. Set in 1950's Spain the film follows a spiritist photographer who travels to a small town...

Criterion in January 2020: Celebrating Directors Almodovar, Godard, Lumet and Cukor

The Criterion Collection will release 5 films by 4 directors on 2 different home video formats to start the year off right.

Montreal Nouveau 2019 Review: DEERSKIN, Killer Style in a Killer Jacket

Georges (Jean Dujardin) is a man on a mission. After driving across what must be the length of France (and dumping his courdoroy jacket in a gas station toilet along the way - literally the toilet), he comes to the...