Tag: sci-fi

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...

Mayhem 2020: Announcing Physical Screenings of BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, PSYCHO GOREMAN And THE OAK ROOM

The international genre festival circuit has been finding ways to adapt to pandemic climate. Our friends at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, UK announced in July that they would be presenting a 'Skeleton Edition' this year.    Today the...

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...

SPUTNIK: Watch This 'Crash Landing' Clip From Russian Sci-fi Horror Flick

Want a reason to check out Egor Abramenko's sci-fi horror flick Sputnik when it opens on August 14th? Then check out this 'crash landing' clip below.    The clip happens right at the beginning of the film, but not until...

Pretty Packaging: ROLLERBALL Gets An Ultimate Edition

With streaming being the major platform, DVD and Blu-ray home releases have become a declining market. There will always be collectors though, and distributors willing to cater to them. Countries like France and Germany still release many stunners these days,...

Blu-ray Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Continues to Stun

Out this week from the Criterion Collection comes the 1953 adaptation of the famous H.G. Wells tale, The War of the Worlds, directed by Byron Haskin (The Naked Jungle, The Outer Limits) and produced by George Pal (Houdini, The Time Machine), AP Frank...

The Universe Is A Very Strange Place In Manuel Arija's ULTRAINNOCENCE

It's been a little while since we've heard from Spanish oddball auteur Manuel Arija but - yes, oh, yes - it's been worth the wait. Arija has been quiet since first making waves here and on the international festival circuit...

Now Streaming: PHASE IV, The Ants Are Coming, The Ants Are Coming

Nigel Davenport, Michael Murphy, and Lynne Frederick star in the creepy flick, directed by Saul Bass and now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Review: KILL MODE Hides Many Of Its Charms

Back in 2017, I reviewed the world premiere of Molly, an apocalyptic Dutch science fiction film by Thijs Meuwese and Colinda Bongers. I loved the film, especially its makers' no-holds-barred approach and crazy ambitions. Instead of being hampered by a...

PG PSYCHO GOREMAN: RLJE Films And Shudder Acquire Steve Kostanski's SXSW Midnighter

Deadline reported earlier this afternoon that RLJE Films and Shudder, both companies under the AMC Network umbrella, have acquired at least the North American rights for Steve Kostanski's PG: Psycho Goreman. The film was set to have its world premiere...

BLOOD MACHINES Hits Shudder May 21, Original Score Available Now!

It's been a long time coming, kids, but Seth Ickerman's cosmic opera Blood Machines is almost here! Not only has a brand new trailer arrived confirming their May 21 release date on Shudder but the original score from Carpenter Brut...

HAVEN: ABOVE SKY: Roland Emmerich Re-Teams with Tim Fehlbaum for Sci-Fi Thriller

It looks like Roland Emmerich has re-teamed with German director Tim Fehlbaum on a science fiction thriller called Haven: Above Sky. Some research into the title shows that it's been in post-production since early 2019, but there is good pedigree...

SXSW 2020: This PSYCHO GOREMAN Teaser is Peak Steven Kostanski

If you did not know it yet, Steven Kostanski's Psycho Goreman is probably going to be your favorite film of 2020. The teaser dropped today, just ahead of its world premiere at SXSW on Friday, March 13th. We dare you...

TRANSFERENCE: Trailer And Poster For Sci-Fi Thriller Release, This March From Epic Pictures

Epic Pictures is releasing Matthew Ninaber's sci-fi thriller Transference with a theatrical run in L.A. starting March 6th before hitting VOD on the 10th and Blu-Ray on the 24th.    Here are the poster and trailer down below, ahead of...

Arrow Video Hits The Bullseye This April With Mastorakis, Tsukamoto, '80s Comedy, WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE!, And HAGAZUSSA

Arrow Video has delivered their April 2020 lineup and it's a corker!  After digging in to the Nico Mastorakis catalog with Island of Death, Zero Boys, and Hired To Kill in the past few years, they continue to unearth long...

Review: THE WAVE, Visual Madness and Hilarity While Hitting Rock Bottom

Justin Long, Donald Faison and Sheila Vand star in a movie featuring a very bad drug trip; Gille Klabin directs.

THE WAVE Trailer: Justin Long Trips Hard in Gille Kalbin's Indie Thrill Ride

Gille Kalbin's psychadelic head trip movie The Wave was quickly scooped up by Epic Pictures after its worold premiere at Fantastic Fest back in September. Wasting no time they are preparing ot release The Wave in US cinemas and on...

STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: The Final Trailer is Here, That Charge of The Light Brigade Though

Some day we will find out who in Lucasfilm or Disney has an equestrian fetish. In the meantime the final trailer for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker premired last night during halftime of Monday Night Football and swiftly followed...

SPUTNIK: Fabulously Creepy Trailer For Egor Abramenko's SciFi Horror Delights

Hands up, everyone who delights in the squirming unease delivered by Ridley Scott's iconic scifi horror Alien. That's pretty much all of us, yeah? And while I hesitate to make assumptions I'm quite certain that Russian director Egor Abramenko's hand...

New York 2019 Review: Justified Mayhem in Kleber Mendonça Filho's BACURAU

At a glance, without any context of what's happening in Brazil, as the Bacurauans get rid of foreigners and traitors, the film is a silly, tacky man-hunting-man horror movie akin to The Most Dangerous Game or Naked Prey or even Hostel or Ruins. But it isn't. Bacurau highlights the resilience and resolve of Brazilian people against mounting assault of multi-national corporations backed by government military to devastate their beautiful, once burgeoning country in the global crisis era we live in. It's an activist film in a B-Horror movie disguise.