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Locarno 2018 Preview: The Largest Swiss Film Gathering Readies Smorgasbord of Arthouse Offerings

Locarno Film Festival unveils line-up for its 71st edition

KNUCKLEBALL: Raven Banner Acquires Canadian Thriller

Our friends at Raven Banner have just picked up the Canadian thriller Knuckleball. Michael Peterson`s film will have its Quebec Premiere at Fantasia on Saturday. Raven Banner plans a theatrical release this Fall followed by iTunes and VOD.    We...

THE MERGER: Australian Sports Comedy Looks Like Good Fun

Ah, the sports comedy. It's a tried and true formula that - when executed well - is one of the most reliable things going. Witha  few notable recent exceptions - Canada's Goon springs to mind - they've also been an...

Watch Jeronimo Rocha's Fantastic MOTELX Festival Promo

It's become something of a tradition for Portuguese genre festival MOTELX to employ the talents of director Jeronimo Rocha to direct their striking festival promos. This is because it's also become tradition for them to be absolutely fantastic. He's delivered...

MOTELX 2018: Rangers, Tigers and Demon Bikers Among First Wave of Titles For Lisbon Horror Film Festival

MOTELX, in Lisbon, Portugal, is one of the top genre film festivals in Europe. A member of The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, European films that compete and win at MOTELX go on to vye for the top prizes in...

Carpenter Brut And Seth Ickerman Reunite! Watch The BLOOD MACHINES Teaser Now!

It was just a little while back that French directing duo Seth Ickerman - Raphael Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard - teamed up with synthwave phenomenon Carpenter Brut to create the music video for Carpenter Brut's Turbo Killer. The results were...

Newly Minted Yellow Veil Pictures Announces Acquisitions of LUZ And A MAN IN THE DARK

Normally the birth of a new film sales company would be left to the trades to announce. However, since all involved in Yellow Veil Pictures, Inc. are all acquaintances, some even close friends to many here at Screen Anarchy, we...

ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE: Netflix Nabs Near-Global Rights For Kim Jee-woon's Live Action Version of Anime JIN-ROH

Big news from Variety this morning. Streaming powerhouse Netflix have acquired nearly all global rights for Kim Jee-woon's Illang: The Wolf Brigade. This new film from the director of such hits as The Good The Bad The Weird and I...

Neuchatel 2018: Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX Takes Top Prize

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival drew its curtains on another year with its Closing Ceremony and the announcement of its awards. Legendary director David Cronenberg took the role of President of the Jury this year and so was able to...

Criterion in October 2018: SISTERS, SHAMPOO, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, Fassbinder and More

The Criterion Collection certainly walks its own path in making films available on Blu-ray. In October 2018, for example, traditionally a month when distributors focus on horror titles, Criterion will be issuing only one thriller that might fall into that...

BURNING SECRET: Early Stanley Kubrick Screenplay Surfaces

Some very exciting news for Stanley Kubrick fans came about this weekend. News sources report that a once thought lost screenplay co-written by Stanley Kubrick has surfaced.    Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the...

PARLOUR TRICKS: Canadian Horror Icon Tristan Risk Directs Her First Short Film

Canadian performer Tristan Risk has been steadily building a name for herself in our horror and cult film community as an actress over the years.    Our own Izzy Lee directed Risk in her 2015 short film Innsmouth and she...

OCCUPATION: Watch This Exclusive Clip From The Aussie Alien Invasion Flick

Saban Films will be releasing Luke Sparke's Aussi alien invasion film Occupation in cinemas, and on VOD and Digital HD on July 20. Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip to share with you today. You will find it, and the...

Artsploitation Releases Dutch Post-apocalyptic Actioner MOLLY, Now On Pre-order

Last year at the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam, I attended the world premiere of a Dutch science fiction film: Molly. To say Dutch science fiction films are rare is an understatement: I need to think long and hard to...

DON'T LEAVE HOME: Watch The Trailer For Michael Tully's Horror Flick

Don't Leave Home, directed and written by Michael Tully, will be hitting theaters and on VOD September 14th from Cranked Up Films. A new trailer was released earlier this week. We would like to share it with you now.   ...

THE CRESCENT: We Debut The New Trailer, Plus The Canadian Theatrical Run

Seth A Smith's The Crescent is returning home to Canada next month with an eight city theatrical run across the country. Screen Anarchy is pleased to help spread the word of this release and debut a new trailer for the...

RUBBER Director Returns With KEEP AN EYE OUT

Rubber helmer Quentin Dupieux has returned to French cinemas with his latest effort Keep An Eye Out (Au Poste) and it would appear he's got a bit of a hit on his hands with over a hundred thousand admissions in...

North Bend 2018: Final Wave Announced, ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE to Close The Fest!

One has to ask if the residents of North Bend, Washington, will be adequately prepared for what is coming to their quaint little Pacific northwest town during the last full weekend in August this Summer. The inagural North Bend Film...

Old Man Van Damme Bashes Heads In LUKAS

Following on from his winning turn in Amazon's Jean-Claude Van Johnson - which I absolutely love - Belgian action star Jean-Claude Van Damme continues his late career resurgence with the French-Belgian co-production Lukas. The story here is a fairly stock...

THE BREAKER UPPERERS: Check Out A Pair Of Clips From The Hilarious SXSW Hit

Writer-director-stars Madeleine Sami and Jackie van Beek had a genuine festival hit on their hands when their debut feature The Breaker Upperers premiered at SXSW. The presence of Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do In Shadows helmer Taika Waititi as...