Tag: thriller

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...

Trailer for COCAINE BEAR. Need We Say More?

How about it stars Keri Russell (The Americans), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Ray Liotta in one of his last roles (Goodfellas), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), and Brooklynn...

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Official Trailer

With the price on his head ever increasing, Wick takes his fight against the High Table global as he seeks out the most powerful players in the underworld, from New York to Paris to Osaka to Berlin

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...

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...

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...

Review: DON'T WORRY DARLING, Harry Styles Over Substance

There’s a moment in Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde’s (Booksmart) second film as director, where the blandly named Jack Chambers (pop-singer-turned-actor Harry Styles) jumps onto a stage with a backing band to dance joylessly at the behest of the singularly...

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...

Toronto 2022 Review: PACIFICTION, Paranoia and Politics Play in Polynesia

“This is my office, and it is always trying to kill me,” pontificates the High Commissioner, a man named De Roller, as he grandstands, slinks, and politics though his duties in Albert Serra’s paranoid, sun dappled enigma. If only our...

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...

Review: BEAST, Idris Elba Battles A CGI Lion For the Interspecies Heavyweight Title

In the reel world, there's no life lesson no more important than an estranged family, a natural or unnatural disaster, and the existential need for that family to set aside divisive differences, come and/or work together for the collective good,...

Blu-ray Review: YELLOWBRICKROAD, Still An Unsettling Journey in the Woods

Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary is YellowBrickRoad (2010), a decidedly surreal horror with an experimental approach to it’s dread soaked aesthetic that in co-director Andy Mitton’s words resulted in “either full on death threats or love letters” from audiences. Looking back...

SALOUM: Official Trailer Lands With Aplomb!

Now that Shudder and IFC have announced that they're handling the streaming and threatrical release of the action-horror hybrid Saloum next month it was only a matter of time before we got an official trailer. Boy howdy it does not...

GenreBlast 2022: WORST LAID PLANS Headlines Indie Genre Fest Lineup

GenreBlast, the genre festival happening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, Virginia, is gearing up to hold its four day event.    Over the course of the long weekend the festival's lineup promises fourteen independant films, some world premieres,...

Review: BULLET TRAIN, Tarantinoesque Thrills Mix With John Wickian Action to Middling, Modest Results

With a generic title like Bullet Train, it’s fair to assume that all or mostly all of the action in film called Bullet Train will either unfold on a said bullet train (Shinkansen) or a bullet train will play a...

LOBO FEROZ: First Teaser Poster For Gustavo Hernandez's Revenge Thriller

We have your first look at the teaser poster for Lobo Feroz, the upcoming revenge thriller from Gustavo Hernandez (The Silent House, You Shall Not Sleep, Virus-32).    A detective on trail of a suspected child killer who was arrested...

WHAT JOSIAH SAW Clip: "She Says You're Going to Die"

One week from today you will get to watch the lauded southern gothic horror flick, What Josiah Saw. In the meantime a clip was released today, check it out below.    In the clip, Nick Stahl's character, Eli, is having...

JOHN WICK CHAPTER 4 First Teaser: Are You Ready John?

You don't have to say much about the John Wick series of films, the name says it all. It reminds you what you've experienced already, vividly snapping back into memory, every shot, every blow, every explosion of choroegraphed violence.   ...

Check Out The Dolby Poster For BULLET TRAIN

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a...