Tag: horror

Busan 2020 Review: VESTIGE Ponders the Ineffable with Grace and Mystery

Two Korean masters of arthouse cinema join forces for one of Busan's most intriguing offerings this year. Commissioned by the Muju Film Festival, Vestige features two mid-length films from Kim Jong-kwan (Worst Woman) and Jang Kun-jae (A Midsummer's Fantasia), which...

Nightstream 2020 Review: ANYTHING FOR JACKSON, Elderly Satanists Deal With Their Grief Very Poorly

The loss of a child is one the most tragic experiences a person can endure, but the loss of a grandchild can be just as painful. The idea that a loved one who was supposed to long outlive you and...

Review: THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW, Smalltown Mania And Murder By Monster

The Wolf of Snow Hollow is a damn entertaining film, forget the typical tropes of werewolf creature features, this is neither a slowburn nor an exploitive gore fest. Actor and director Jim Cummings steers the plot forward through the negative...

YUMMY Giveaway: Win a Blu-ray of The Belgian Zombie Hit

As is the beautiful relationship between RLJE Films and Shudder, siblings told to get along under the parental gaze of their parent company AMC, one handles the streaming and the other handles theatrical and physical releases of all their acquisitions....

Blu-ray Review: TO YOUR LAST DEATH: Supremely Smart, Animated Carnage

Happy October, weirdos! If you're looking for something different to watch in celebration of the spookiest month of the year, here's a strange and smart animated full-length horror film for you to check out.   I first saw To Your Last...

Fantastic Fest 2020 Review: BLOODTHIRSTY Lacks Its Titular Desire

This year there has been no slow-down of low budget, singular Indie horror films set in an isolated cabin, holiday home or retreat surrounded by the elements. Bloodthirsty does nothing to differentiate itself, this is a watchable yet uncompelling feature...

Celluloid Screams 2020: UK Horror Fest Gets Physical With PSYCHO GOREMAN, RELIC, And THE STYLIST

Our friends at the Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival in Sheffield, UK, are preparing for their annual weekend of horror delights. They are planning to run a physical edition this year, with reduced capacity and social distancing measures in place....

Santiago Horror 2020: Festival Goes Virtual With World Premieres of SKY SHARKS, THE DEEP ONES And Local Film SEJI

Festival season is kind of back, for better or worse. Films are finding spots on the circuit as more festivals adopt the virtual experience where possible.    Our friends at the Santiago Horror Film Festival in Chile have announced this...

Toronto 2020 Review: GET THE HELL OUT, Adrenaline-Fueled Horror Comedy With Style to Spare

Political theater gets a whole new meaning in debutante director Wang I-Fan's horror comedy, Get the Hell Out, one of three genre features anchoring the Toronto's fabled Midnight Madness section this year. A virus causing a 28 Days Later style...

MotelX 2020 Review: THE HISTORY OF THE OCCULT, a Race Against The Clock to Unveil an Evil Union

60 Minutes to Midnight, an investigative journalism program on television in Argentina has been cancelled. Having made their share of enemies throughout their run the program runners are about to air its last episode and plan to go out with...

Review: Z, Supernatural Horror Refracted Through Family Trauma

Keegan Connor Tracy, Jett Klyne, and Sean Rogerson star in a horror/mystery, directed by Brandon Christensen, now available On Demand and Digital HD.

EMBRYO: Uncork'd Acquires Patricio Valladares' Horror Project For North America

ScreenDaily announced at the end of August that Uncork’d have picked up North American (Canada, Estados Unidos y Mexico) rights for Patrico Valladares' horror flick Embryo.    ...a couple camping in the woods whose trip takes a turn for the...

Fantasia 2020 Review: SANZARU Intrigues and Baffles

Genre film festivals are champions of the weird, and Fantasia is a champion of the highest order. Likewise, independent film is a prime channel for investigating the strangest ideas and themes: small crews can move quickly and easily, and filmmakers...

Fantasia 2020 Review: DETENTION Shines New Light On Taiwan's White Terror

Taiwan's White Terror was among the longest periods of a nation under martial law in modern history. From 1947 to 1987, the country was at the mercy of a government fearful of its own people. Dissenters were tortured, imprisoned, and...

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...

Suspenso 2020: Online Festival and SuspensoLAB Announced!

This snuck up on us but our friends at Suspenso in Chile are preparing for their third annual festival and lab. Run by director Patricio Valladares (Downhill, Toro Loco) the event will run online this coming week, from the 25th...

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS PENINSULA Offers Familiar Zombie Kills and Thrills

Co-written and directed by Train to Busan’s Yeon Sang-ho, Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula swaps out the cramped, claustrophobic, panic-inducing train setting of its justifiably well-received predecessor, for bigger-budgeted mock or faux-wannabe blockbuster territory, expanding to the entirety of the...

Fantasia 2020 Interview: Brea Grant Talks 12 HOUR SHIFT

Multi-hyphenate talent Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter) has come into her own as a writer/director. She helmed the apocalypse buddy road trip film Best Friends Forever as well as episodes of Eastsiders and Pandora, and this year, she has two features coming out. Grant wrote...

Now Streaming: RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE, Tomorrow on Shudder

Todd is the creator of the most successful R-rated comic book of all time, mirroring, celebrating even, a real life serial killer who once terrorized a stretch of interstate in America in the late 80s. Todd is about to wrap...

DEATH OF ME Trailer: Maggie Q And Luke Hemsworth Solve Her Murder in Darren Lynn Bousman's New Horror

The trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman's new horror flick Death of Me debuted yesterday. We can share it with you now, below.    Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth play a couple who are trying to solve a murder. Hers. I...