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LEAP OF FAITH Interview: Alexandre O. Philippe Talks THE EXORCIST And William Friedkin

The legacy of The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin, is truly immense. For example, the most popular horror saga of our times, which started with The Conjuring, owes it everything. However, the impact of the 1973 film goes beyond the...

MotelX 2020: Lisbon Genre Festival Lineup Includes LA LLORONA, THE RENTAL And HOST

Last month we shared the hopeful news that our friends at MotelX, the kick-ass genre film festival in Lisbon, Portugal, were prepping a live edition of their next festival. With some changes to their format and an extra couple days...

Review: MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN Bursts Open Mythology

(That's Dan O'Bannon peeping around the corner...) Over the past decade, writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe has made a name for himself as a documentary maker, picking all sorts of interesting subjects like Paul the Psychic Octopus, or Star Wars fandom...

Review: 78/52, Examining the PSYCHO Shower Scene and Its Effect on the World

At the end of the summer of 1960, audiences and fans of British auteur Alfred Hitchcock and his already stellar filmography scurried into cinemas to watch his new film, Psycho.   Riding a growing wave of popularity, hot on the...

Razor Reel 2017: Flanders Film Festival Lineup Includes MAYHEM, LOWLIFE And HOUNDS OF LOVE

It warms the blood to know that all around the World that there is no shortage of genre fare heading in to the Halloween season. Across Europe the number of genre festivals is staggering as all peoples in all regions...

FRONTIÈRES@BRUSSELS Announces Co-production Market Lineup

As the market season kicks off elsewhere in the world it is time to announce the lineup of projects participating in the co-production market in Frontieres at Brussels. One of the few co-production markets whose sole focus is on developing...

Interview: Talking About Hitchcock, Showers, And Melons with 78/52 Director Alexandre O. Philippe

I met 78/52 director Alexander Philippe at the rooftop bar at our hotel in Puebla the night before the opening ceremony of Morbido. As festivals go if you do not know who someone is you ask if they have a...

Frontières 2015: Works-In-Progress Features Werefrogs, Crabs, The Apocalypse And A Woman In A Shower

The Works-In-Progress series at Frontières is always a good time because these are the films that are coming down the pipe in the not too distant future. These are the films to keep an eye out for in the coming year...

Film 4 FrightFest 2014: Day Four Video Diary, Featuring Nacho Vigalondo, Robert Englund, And DR. MOREAU

Day Four of Film 4 Frightfest has come and gone and we have another video to share with you.Nacho Vigalondo talks about his latest film Open Windows with our very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg. Other films include The Samurai, Doc Of The...

Mark Your Calendars, Canada! Screening Dates For DOC OF THE DEAD

Hey Canada! Mark your calendars because Alexandre O. Philippe's zombie documentary Doc of the Dead is hitting Canadians cinemas starting tomorrow night right here in Toronto. The doc will then shamble across this great nation of ours for walks (not...

Hot Docs 2014 Lineup Announced: From Pulp to Alice Cooper To Weddings to Zombies And Much More

Toronto's Hot Docs Festival is Canada's largest festival dedicated solely to documentaries. It is perhaps the world's largest too, for that matter. The festival organizers have announced the full film line-up for the upcoming 21st edition, which runs from April 24...

Kickstart This! Zombified DOC OF THE DEAD Shambles Towards Screens

Director Alexandre O. Philippe turned heads around the world with cult favorite documentary The People Versus George Lucas a couple years back and he's looking for your help with his current project. What's cooking? Well, Philippe aims to create the...

All bow to Cthulhu's best known prophet so far: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PAUL THE PSYCHIC OCTOPUS

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Or not, actually! Cinema Vertige's Alexandre O. Philippe and Robert Muratore recently made the funny and insightful documentary "The People vs. George Lucas" and have now announced their next project. Well, more than announced...