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Fantasia 2018 Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA, Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Grue

The time honoured Anthology film. There are no shortage of them on the festival circuit, particularly in horror-genre circles. Rarely, however, do they come with such pedigree as Nightmare Cinema. It seems Mick Garris has not entirely scratched the itch...

Fantasia 2018: Dare to Watch The Hardcore Trailer For Dennison Ramalho's THE NIGHTSHIFTER

Thanks to Brazilian director Dennison Ramalho I have long had an intense fear of high heels and nails ever since I was on a short film jury where I first saw his 2011 film Ninjas.    If this brutal and...

Friday One Sheet: EL ANGEL

The top-down persepective, the teal and white framing, and the clean yellow type-face all make for a meticulously designed bit of key art for Argentinian serial killer biopic, El Angel. Sure, it might be very, very reminiscent of the poster...

Fantasia 2018: Final Wave! MANDY is Coming! New Films From Donnie Yen And Takashi Miike. And a Musical Treat From Goblin's Maurizio Guarini!

The final wave of titles have just been announced for this year's Fantasia International Film Festival. If you thought the festival could not cram any more cinematic greatness into its schedule you only have to look below to see that...

FrightFest 2018: THE RANGER Opens, CLIMAX Closes Record-Breaking 19th Edition, Full Line-Up Announced

The full line-up for Arrow Video FrightFest 2018, the 19th edition of the London-based horror extravaganza, has just been announced and it is bursting at the seams with epic fear-infused awesomeness. Jenn Wexler's post-modern punk slasher The Ranger will open...

FANGES 2018: A Free Weekend of LatAm And Spanish Horror in Santiago Chile This Weekend

A weekend of free screenings of terrific Spanish language genre cinema awaits the populace of Santiago, Chile.    The Fanges International Fantasy and Genre Film Festival will be in town from June 30th to July 1st and features a lineup...

Frontières at Fantasia 2018: Second Wave of Titles, Arctic Chills And Created By Women

As July approaches the Screen Anarchy team is counting down the days until the arrival of the Fantasia International Film Festival. Select memebers of the team will be in Montreal to cover the tenth edition of the Frontieres Co-Production Film...

Oak Cliff 2018 Review: VIRUS TROPICAL Explores The Life Of One Young Girl Searching For Her Grand Adventure

From first time feature director Santiago Caicedo, Virus Tropical is a wonderful look at the challenge of growing up through the eyes of a middle class girl from Quito in Ecuador. The film is a black and white animated feature...

Review: ERES MI PASIÓN, Another Mediocre Mexican Rom-Com/Soccer Movie

Anwar Safa's Eres mi pasión opened in Mexico after Tuya, mía… Te la apuesto and Campeones, becoming the third and (hopefully) last Mexican movie about soccer released in the year of the Russia World Cup. This one in particular is...

Fantaspoa 2018: Award Winners And New Distribution Arm Cap Off Festival

Now that the fourteenth edition of the Fantaspoa Film Festival has wrapped up and the Cachaça hangovers have subsided we have time to reflect on this year’s festival and celebrate the award winners.    By all accounts, speaking to those...

Cannes 2018 Review: MURDER ME, MONSTER, A Minimalist Acid-Gore Crime Thriller

Argentinean filmmaker Alejandro Fadel's latest socially conscious thriller blends arthouse and genre into a nightmarish narrative.

O NOME DA MORTE Trailer: When Real Life Goes Haywire

Oh, boy, this could be good. A new trailer for O Nome da Morte (or, The Name of Death) really steps up the action after a tranquil beginning. André Mattos, Matheus Nachtergaele, and Marco Pigossi star; Henrique Goldman directed. Fernando...

Blu-ray Review: VAZANTE, Bleak, Black and White Beauty in Brazilian Soul-Breaker

From its very first moments, Vazante makes its intentions apparent. Captured in black and white imagery that is preoccupied with draining any possibility of color from its quiet, slow-moving landscape, the film is set in and around a remote cattle...

Fantaspoa 2018: Cinestate Acquires SKULL - THE MASK From FantasMercado Market

Some good news for fans of horror flicks coming out of the Iberoamerican region. The folks at Cinestate are fine for many reasons. They are fine because they are one of the companies behind festival faves like Bone Tomahawk, Brawl...

Horrorant 2018: MON MON MON MONSTERS Wins Best Film, Even Spread Among Other Winners

The fifth annual Horrorant Film Festival in Greece wrapped up last week. With completion of the genre festival comes the announement of the competition winners.      Giddens Ko's Mon Mon Mon Monsters won best film at the fest. The...

Cinepocalypse 2018: Nine World Premieres And Festival Faves Dominate Full Lineup!

Next month, between June 21st and 28th the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, Illinois will be invaded with all manner of beasts and terrors. In only its second year Cinepocalypse is making a strong move to becoming a key go-to...

THE LAKE VAMPIRE: Venezuela's Carl Zitelmann Makes Feature Debut With True Life Serial Killer Story

Following a string of acclaimed short films, commercials and video work, Venezuelan director Carl Zitelmann makes his feature debut with The Lake Vampire - the true life tale of a true life vampire, namely serial killer Zacarias Ortega known for...

Criterion in August 2018: THE TREE OF LIFE Takes Root, Plus SMITHEREENS and More Essentials

Appearing on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, Robert M. Young's The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez will be released by the Criterion Collection in August 2018. Inspired by a true story, the film stars Edward James Olmos and is...

Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018: Feature Film Lineup Announced! Live Scores, TIGERS, & BAD REPUTATION, Oh My!

The 7th annual edition of the Oak Cliff Film Festival has announced its lineup and the programming for this event continues to be some of the most adventurous and interesting of any film fests in the Southwest. Hosted at the...

THE BLACK OCTOPUS (EL PULPO NEGRA): The Onetti Brothers to Revive The Popular Argentine Suspense Series

New from Cannes today is that Nico and Luciano Onetti, the brothers behind the Giallo trilogy Sonno Profondo, Francesca and the upcoming Abrakadabra, and psycho hillbilly horror What The Waters Left Behind, will direct an upcoming revival of a popular...