Tag: sci-fi

Sundance 2023 Review: INFINITY POOL, Brutal, Bloody, Effective Satire

Watching your own execution can change you, sometimes irrevocably. Being forced to watch said execution after paying for the one-time creation of a body double (clone) to serve as your surrogate can cause a debilitating existential crisis with apparently no...

Review: M3GAN, You've Got a Friend in Her?

On the one hand, society (or much of it) constantly teases girls for playing with dolls, seeing it as something trite, cute, femme, and most of all, a sign of weakness and docility. On the other hand, if a lot...

PROJECT WOLF HUNTING: New Trailer Scratches The Surface of This Brutal, Bloody Action Flick

While under heavily armed guard, the dangerous convicts aboard a cargo ship unite in a coordinated escape attempt that soon escalates into a bloody, all-out riot. But as the fugitives continue their brutal campaign of terror, they soon discover that not even the most vicious among them is safe from the horror they unknowingly unleashed from the darkness below deck.

SLASH/BACK Giveaway: Win a Blu-ray

RLJE Films will release Slash/Back, Nyla Innuksuk's Indigenous Canadian sci-fi horror flick, on DVD and Blu-ray on December 13, 2022. We have three (3) copies of Slash/Back on Bluray to give away next week.    Set in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, a...

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...

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...

Sitges 2022 Review: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECTS, Close Encounter of the Queer Kind

The road trip movie is tailor-made for the journey of self discovery; more so perhaps in North America, where the distances are long, the population sparse, and the lack of anything to do besides face yourself dominates. This can be...

SLASH /BACK Trailer: Indigenous Sci-fi Horror Coming to The U.S. in October

Nyla Innuksuk's Indigenous Sci-fi horror is coming to U.S. theaters, On Digital and On Demand October 21, 2022.

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...

Fantasia 2022 Review: RELAX, I'M FROM THE FUTURE, Rhys Darby Charms In Time Travel Comedy

A casual time traveler unintentionally makes a mess of the future when his latest trip winds up having potentially catastrophic consequences in director Luke Higginson’s feature debut, Relax, I’m From the Future. Based on Higginson’s 2013 short of the same...

Karlovy Vary 2022 Review: VESPER, Bio-Punk YA Euro Sci-Fi Encapsulated by Intriguing Worldmaking

Addressing a series of hot-buttoned topics, Vesper is a Jeff VanderMeer film for Gen Z.

TIN CAN: Official Trailer And Poster Unveiled For Seth A Smith's Horror Sci-fi

Cold, pale and in the dark, Fret (Anna Hopkins) crashes back to consciousness inside a small metal chamber. Inside her confined cell, Fret attempts to piece together how she was imprisoned. As a scientist, who was on the brink of...

SLASH/BACK: RLJE Films Acquires Indigenous Canadian Alien Invasion Flick

RLJE Films have acquired Nyla Innuksuk’s Slash/Back, the indigenous Canadian alien invasion flick, and will release it in cinemas later this year. It will also be available on VOD/Digital and stream on Shudder at that time.    Okay, this is...

Review: JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Brings Action But Lacks Novelty

Twenty-nine years ago, Steven Spielberg rocked cinemas worldwide with his creature feature Jurassic Park. Literally so even, as it was the film which would make Digital Theater Sound (DTS) a household term. But what to this day it is most...

Friday One Sheet: Celebrating Cronenberg and Alternative Poster Designs

You may have noticed this week has been a big love-in on Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg, auteur of the horrors of the mind, and the flesh. His extensive (ahem!) body of work stretches back to the his short film work...

Interview: NEPTUNE FROST, Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman on Their Afrofuturist Musical

Neptune Frost, an Afrofuturist musical directed by multidisciplinary American artist Saul Williams and Rwandan visual artist Anisia Uzeyman, is a stunning film that defies conventions in both content and form. When I saw it in a packed theater at the...

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Teaser

It first screened in cinemas at the beginning of the weekend. Then we caught wind of it last night from 'somewhere else'. And here it is now, all official like, for your viewing pleasure. Here is the first teaser for...

Pretty Packaging: The FIREBALL XL5 Boxset Is Out Of This World

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson are known as legends in the field of science fiction television series, and rightfully so. While they are probably most famous for their live action series Space: 1999 and the puppet series Thunderbirds, they have been...

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE Teaser: Cronenberg is Still The Master of Body Horror

Two words for you: Viggo and Cronenberg. Two more words for you: Body Horror.