Tag: horror

Imagine 2022 Review: EXHIBIT #8 Displays Dutch Found Footage Fun

This year's Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam featured no less than two Dutch genre world premières: the dystopic science fiction drama Sputum (reviewed here) and Rotterdam-based director Ruben Broekhuis' found footage thriller Exhibit #8. What? Yes, found footage. No, don't run...

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT Q&A Video: 40 Minutes With Mike Flanagan, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

The latest film by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead prompted our own Shelagh Rowan-Legg to conclude her review thusly: "Delving once again into the metaphysical and its shadowy yet pervasive hold, Something in the Dirt takes a labyrinthian walk through...

Review: SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION, The Silver Lining Is...

Jakarta, Indonesia. 1985.   Years after the terrible events of the first film, we catch up with the remaining members of the Suwono family. Rini, her younger siblings, Toni and Bondi, and their Father, Bahri, now live in an apartment...

Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, Superlative Horror in an Anthology Format

Despite winning a Best Director Oscar five years ago for The Shape of Water — what many filmmakers would consider the culmination of their artistic careers — Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos) shows little, if any,...

Review: V/H/S/99, Venerable Horror Anthology Returns With a Better-Than-Average Entry

After almost a decade of inactivity, the V/H/S franchise, a long-running horror anthology series initially inspired by the then-nascent found-footage format, returned last year with an all-new entry, V/H/S/99, filled with multiple stories of varying lengths and quality, the usual...

Grimmfest 2022 Awards: Carlota Pereda's PIGGY Takes Home Best Film, Director And Actress

Grimmfest wrapped up weekend before last and the esteemed jury deliberated this past Sunday on the festival's feature and short film program. A couple hours of spirited and fun exchange later we made our final choices.    Yes, we. I...

Review: HALLOWEEN ENDS With A Whimper

It’s been a long, strange road for Michael Myers and the Halloween franchise. The longest running major slasher franchise is also the most convoluted; with numerous timelines, retcons, reboots, sequels, requels, and false stops & starts littering its very uneven...

V/H/S/99: Watch The Official Trailer

V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium. In V/H/S/99, a thirsty teenager's home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations.

Review: DARK GLASSES, A Master of Horror Returns to the Sub-Genre He Defined

After a decade-long hiatus from filmmaking, horror auteur Dario Argento (Inferno, Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage)  has returned with his latest film, Dark Glasses (Occhiali neri), a modest, occasionally middling riff on the giallo sub-genre he helped define...

Friday One Sheet: BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992) Re-Release

If you are old enough to remember the summer 1992, there was the coordinated series of 'viral' (although that would not have been the word used then) marketing posters and graffiti of a shadowy 3 headed bust, sometimes by itself,...

THE ELDERLY (VIEJOS): Final Trailer For Spanish Supernatural Horror Flick

Octogenarian who enters into a state of dementia after the sudden suicide of his wife, sparking a series of paranormal events that will put his family's lives at risk.

SATAN'S SLAVES: COMMUNION is Coming to Shudder in November!

After moving from their home to an apartment building, a new terror awaits. Joko Anwar's Terrifying Sequel to Satan's Slaves is Set Premiere Friday, November 4

Mexico Maleficarum: Program Devoted to Mexican Horror Cinema at The Academy Museum Next Month

If you're in the Los Angeles area and feel you are due for a extensive lesson on the history of Mexican horror cinema then you need to get to Mexico Maleficarum: Resurrecting 20th Century Mexican Horror Cinema at the Academy...

Hola Mexico 2022: Mexican Horror Reigns in L.A. Festival's Nocturna Program

In our humble opinion, the best thing that a regional film festival can do for its program is include a block of films devoted to genre and fantastic cinema. Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of...

ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS: New Trailer For Alex Phillips' Splatter Comedy

Follows Roscoe, a seedy motel maintenance man, discovers some powerful hallucinogenic worms. He meets Benny and they fall in love making worms together before embarking on an odyssey of sex and violence.

FilmSharks Label The Remake Co. Strikes Deal on Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom GHOSTING GLORIA (Muerto Con Gloria)

Our friends at The Remake Co. a label under the FilmSharks sales banner out of Buenos Aires brought to our attention that they sold the Spanish remakes rights to the Uruguayan Fantasy RomCom Ghosting Gloria.    A single 30-year-old who...

MOTELX 2022: SPEAK NO EVIL And DEADSTREAM Win Feature Film Awards

MotelX wrapped up yesterday in Lisbon, Portugal. On Sunday night the awards were handed out with our particular attention given to the feature films.    Christian Tafdrup's Speak No Evil was awarded the Méliès d’argent Award - Best European Feature...

Breda 2022 Review: CRABS! Is! Fun! Up To Some Point!

For one long weekend each year, the Dutch city of Breda hosts the B-film, Underground and Trash Film Festival, 'BUTFF' (or just 'BUT') for short. It's a pretty amazing festival, loaded with titles good and bad, ranging from porn, to...

SOMETHING IN THE DIRT Teaser: Benson And Moorhead Explore The Supernatural Shacked up in Their Apartment in New Film

EW had our first look at the teaser for Justing Benson and Aaron Moorhead's latest collab, Something in the Dirt.    When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal...

Grimmfest 2022: Full Lineup Features FINAL CUT, VESPER, PIGGY And The Proverbial More

City's doing as expected and United is shitting the bed (at  the very least they've scored a goal this year, unlike my Hammers). It's not all bad news in Manchester, England, as our friends at Grimmfest have announced the full...