International: Europe

Blood Window 2022: SPANISH SCREAMINGS Program to Bring Focus to Spanish Genre Projects

Blood Window, part of the larger Ventana Sur co-production market held in Buenos Aires every December, have announced a new program called Spanish Screamings.    It is part of the larger program hosted by Ventana Sur called Spanish Screenings which...

Sanfic-Morbido Lab 2022: Six New Projects Presented at This Year's Showcase

Last week the six projects participating in this year's Sanfic Morbido Lab, Sanfic’s genre/fantastic film showcase, were announced over at Variety. The showcase is in it's third year and takes place during Sanfic, Santiago Festival Internacional de Cine, during the...

LOBO FEROZ: First Teaser Poster For Gustavo Hernandez's Revenge Thriller

We have your first look at the teaser poster for Lobo Feroz, the upcoming revenge thriller from Gustavo Hernandez (The Silent House, You Shall Not Sleep, Virus-32).    A detective on trail of a suspected child killer who was arrested...

Sitges 2022 Second Wave Announces Edgar Wright, VESPER, and more

Sitges remains the cornerstone of fantastic genre film in Europe, and we're thrilled to be returning to the festival in person this year to cover their tremendous offerings. Besides the previously announced Tron theme, there's announcements on awards, several films...

Fantasia 2022 Review: THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS), Who do They Turn to When No One at Home is Listening?

Manuel’s world comes to a sudden, screeching halt when his wife, Rosa, jumps from the balcony of their apartment building, killing herself. Beset by grief his son, Mario, insists that Manuel come and stay with him and his family, his...

SPEAK NO EVIL: Shudder Sets Streaming Date This September

Twas at the beginning of the year when we first found out that Shudder had acquired the rights to stream the Danish-Dutch horror thriller, Speak No Evil. Directed by Christian Tafdrup and written by himself and his brother, Mads, this...

MOTELX 2022: Argento's DARK GLASSES And Cervera's HUESERA Among First Titles

Our friends at MOTELX, Lisbon International Horror Film Festival, in Portugal are gearing up for this year's edition of their tremendous event.    Today's announcement includes some of the titles playing at this year's festival, a book launch about Portuguese...

Fantasia 2022 Review: LA PIETÀ, A Stunningly Vulgar Triumph In Puke Pink Pastels

Storming out of the gate like a harrowing, hilarious crossbreed of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Dogtooth, with the sensibilities of John Waters at his most acerbic and the aesthetics of a deranged Wes Anderson, Eduardo Casanova’s sophomore...

Fantasia 2022 Review: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, A Pointed Workplace Comedy

Inès deserves a raise. She is the poster girl for EcoClean products. Literally. When she started at the company as a bright young thing, she was the model in the catalogue, the booth babe. It seems mostly men make the...

Fantasia 2022 Review: WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD, With Neighbors Like These

In the not too distant future, the outside world is a profoundly unsafe place. It is more broken, more threatening that it is today. Note that things can always be worse. A family tensely walks through the woods, with frightened...

Pretty Packaging: BELLE Looks, Well... Beautiful.

We're big fans of director Hosoda Mamoru here at ScreenAnarchy, and each new film of his is followed with interest over here. Our readers tend to agree: last year, my most-viewed article was about the trailer to Hosoda's film Belle....

Review: A DARK, DARK MAN, Strangely Addictive, Nihilistic Crime and Corruption

Directed by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, the detective story from Kazakhstan paints a bleak picture of police work in the rurals. Now streaming on MHz Choice.

Fantasia 2022 Review: MOLOCH, Dark Whispers of Intergenerational Trauma

The camera glides up the stairwell of an old home at the edge of the bog, there are several portraits on the wall of trios of generations of just the women, grouped into trios: Grandmother, mother, daughter. A low rumble...

Karlovy Vary 2022 Review: Quentin Dupieux Causes Chortles and Puzzlement in a Hilarious Retro Pop-Surrealist Avenger Horror Anthology SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING

The French maverick filmmaker Quentin Dupieux becomes a Beckett of pop as he tests the elasticity of meta-fictional storytelling.

Karlovy Vary 2022 Review: BORDERS OF LOVE Explores Brave New Non-Monogamous World

Polish-born Czech-based producer and filmmaker Tomasz Wiński has been preparing his feature-length debut Borders of Love for some time. Largely misunderstood by the funding institutions due to a provocative topic, the form took over the content in the eyes of...

Karlovy Vary 2022 Review: VESPER, Bio-Punk YA Euro Sci-Fi Encapsulated by Intriguing Worldmaking

Addressing a series of hot-buttoned topics, Vesper is a Jeff VanderMeer film for Gen Z.

Fantasia 2022 Review: MY SMALL LAND, Empathy and Omotenashi

I have been told that Japan is a challenging country if you are not born there. But what if you grew up in Japan without being born there?    We first meet high-school senior Sarya at a traditional Kurdish wedding...

THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS) Teaser: Abuela's Coming Back!

The Elderly (Viejos) is having its world premiere at Fantasia tomorrow night, thus the first teaser arrived this morning.    Rosa commits suicide, which is the catalyst for the progressive physical and mental deterioration of Manuel, her elderly husband. Mario,...

Friday One Sheet: EL SEMBLANTE

The poster for Raúl Cerezo and Carlos Moriana's short film, El Semblante, has the character of an unearthed Renaissance-era tome.  With its distressed Arabesque border design, it also feels like a moveable-type printed document, stamped with a red-inked Spanish Inquisition...

BLOODY HELL Premieres on Shudder Tomorrow, so Here's a Couple of Trailers

This is a public service announcement, Alister Grierson's horror comedy Bloody Hell premieres on Shudder tomorrow. So let's revisit this little gem of a film by way of two trailer variants, green and red band, and a few choice words...