Tag: sci-fi

Blood in the Snow 2020: COME TRUE Wins Big at The Bloodies

Blood in the Snow has come and gone. The genre film festival with a mandate to highlight the best in Canadian fantastic cinema went digital this year, partnering with Super Channel to broadcast their program nationally.    The festival ends...

MINOR PREMISE: New Teaser Trailer Promises a Sci-fi Wallop

Eric Schultz’s feature debut, the indie sci fi flick Minor Premise. lands on VOD platforms December 4th. The first teaser has arrived and everything looks great so far. Really great.    From what we can gleam from it it looks...

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....

STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Season Two Trailer. This is The Way, And it is Awesome!

So. That first season of The Mandalorian on Disney+ was kind of a thing. It might have blown up a wee bit. Might have.    Oh heck. The Mandalorian was amazing! No one could have predicted that The Child was...

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...

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: MONSTER SEAFOOD WARS Plays Kaiju Karnage For Laughs

Longtime Screen Anarchy readers will no doubt be familiar with the unique oeuvre of director Kawasaki Minoru. A lover and devotee of old school man-in-suit kaiju and tokusatsu madness, Kawasaki created a niche for himself as the premier spoofster of...

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...

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...

THE ROOM Giveaway: Win a DVD From Shudder and RLJE Films

I like the teamwork between Shudder and RLJE Films. Sure, they're under the same umbrella at AMC, but their combined released strategy ensures that quality horror and genre fare is getting out to as many fans as possible.    After...

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...

Arrow Video Shows Us The Way This September With Fukasaku, Miike, MALLRATS, Llansó, and IVANSXTC

September will be another banner month for Arrow Video! This fall sees a 25th anniversary edition of Kevin Smith's slacker classic, Mallrats (US/CAN), a box set of both Fukasaku Kinji and Takashi Miike's versions of Graveyard of Honor (US/CAN/UK), a...

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.

Blu-ray Review: ESCAPE FROM L.A.

I'm not quite sure of the history of how Escape From L.A. was made, but I do know that director John Carpenter (The Fog, Halloween, Escape From New York) does not like sequels, so the fact that this film perplexes...

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...