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New BABYTEETH Trailer: Growing Up Is Really, Really Tough

Somehow, I survived my teen years relatively intact, physically and intellectually if not emotionally, but that's not a given for everyone, as a rousing new trailer for Babyteeth reminds. Ben Mendelsohn (The Outsider, recently) and Essie Davis (The Babadook, of...

TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG Interview: Justin Kurzel on Returning to Australia, Exploring a Legendary Life

The director of 'Macbeth,' 'Assassin's Creed,' and 'Snowtown' talks about returning to his homeland and tackling a story that won't be for everybody.

BABYTEETH Sets U.S. Release: Coming of Age in Australia Is Tough

IFC Films has set a release date in the U.S. for Australian coming-of-age comedy/drama Babyteeth. Lest you fear that is yet one more typical coming-of-age comedy/drama, however, all signs signal 'no, it is not.' Ben Mendelsohn (The Outsider, recently) and...

L'Etrange 2019 Review: TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, an Entertaining Farcical Yarn

Based on the fictional Peter Carey novel of the same name, True History of the Kelly Gang is a far-flung reimagining and mythologising of the legacy of the armoured clad outlaw. Although the film is less affecting as a result...

Julian Barratt's MINDHORN Squares Off Against Kenneth Branagh In New Clip

Starring Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley), and featuring a host of British comedy favourites, including the film's co-writer Simon Farnaby (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge), anarchic comedy Mindhorn follows a broken down former TV detective...

Julian Barratt Plays The MINDHORN!

Rejoice, you fans of The Mighty Boosh! For leading man Julian Barratt has reunitied with Boosh cohort Simon Farnaby and Steve Coogan's Baby Cow Productions on a new feature film titled Mindhorn. and, yes, it sounds every bit as odd...

THE BABADOOK And PREDESTINATION Win Big At Australia's AACTAs

Two festival and fantastic film favorites from last year, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook and The Spierig Brothers' Predestination, took home a bit of hardware at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. Jennifer Kent's The Babadook took home the top...

Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once...

Crowdfund This! Mister BABADOOK Pop-Up Book

Jennifer Kent's psychological horror film, The Babadook, tore up the festival circuit around the world in 2014 with its tale of a sinister and persistent ghost named Mister Babadook. The top-hatted spectre leaps out of the pages of a childrens...

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were...

Mórbido 2014: Final Wave Of Films Includes SPRING, THE BABADOOK, WOLFCOP, And DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD

During a press conference in Mexico City, the Mórbido film fest confirmed the final details regarding its upcoming seventh edition (and first in Puebla). From November 13 to 16, Mórbido will be presenting for the first time in Mexico lots of...

Sitges 2014: I ORIGINS, THE BABADOOK, CUB, And Many More Take Home Festival Awards

Mike Cahill's sci-fi drama I Origins picked up the award for best feature film at Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya this year. Many other ScreenAnarchy favorites took home awards or received acclaim, including What We Do In...

Sitges 2014: Antonio Banderas, AUTOMATA, SPRING, WHEN ANIMALS DREAM, And More

It's mere weeks until the most beautiful corner of Catalunya plays host to hoards of genre film fans (myself included). The latest news from the Sitges Festival announces that Antonio Banderas will receive the Grand Honourary Award for his lifetime...

Toronto After Dark 2014: The Alphabet, Time Travel And Various Undead Things Highlight First Wave

As we mourn the loss of summer, once the dust has settled here in Toronto in a couple of weeks time, all eyes turn to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. Toronto After Dark is one of our...

THE BABADOOK, HOUSEBOUND, And DEAD SNOW 2 Round Off Saskatoon Fantastic's Lineup

The programmers of the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (formerly Dark Bridges) finally settled on the rest of our lineup this year. As was previously announced the festival already includes Zero Theorem, Mood Indigo, Cold in July and Life After Beth....

Lund 2014: THE GUEST, V/H/S: VIRAL And THE BABADOOK In First Wave

The Lund International Fantastic Film Festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year! That is a lot of time giving the folks in Lund, Sweden a good dose of international fantastic cinema each year. It's once again time for Scandinavia's leading...

First Wave Of Titles Announced For DEDFEST, Hellberta's Horror Festival

Early bird passes are now on sale for Dedfest: Hellberta's Horror Festival in Edmonton, Alberta. And to add some incentive, the festival has announced the first seven titles from this year's lineup. Dedmontonians will get their fill of the return of...

Spectrefest 2014: THE GUEST To Open And THE BABADOOK To Close

Spectrefest, the genre festival put on by Elijah Wood and his partners at Spectrevision, has announced its program for its second year. In partnership with Cinefamily, the program has been spread out over two months starting next Thursday, September 4, with...

Sundance 2014: IFC Midnight Nabs Aussie Horror THE BABADOOK

No doubt a high point for many of us ScreenAnarchistss at Sundance, Jennifer Kent's storybook monster turned real monster tale The Babadook also caught on with much of the Park City audience. Which means it was only going to be...

Sundance 2014 Review: THE BABADOOK Is A Promising Debut From An Obvious New Talent

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child.Amelia has not had it easy. Once happily...