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Notes on Streaming: GOOD OMENS Searches for Salvation

Michael Shannon and David Tennant star in Neil Gaiman's irreverent series.

Review: Mike Leigh's PETERLOO, Before the Blood Begins to Flow

The British director tells the story of a historic massacre from the perspective of aristocrats, peasants, and everyone in between.

Exclusive WHITE CHAMBER Clip: Shauna MacDonald Gets a Nasty Surprise

To ordinary people, looking into a drawer should not be something to fear. Ruth, played by Shauna MacDonald in White Chamber, is not an ordinary person, however, and she is not in an ordinary situation. Instead, she has awakened in...

70s Rewind: THE WILBY CONSPIRACY, Poitier and Caine Go on the Run

Sidney Poitier and Michael Caine go on the run in South Africa in an unlikely political drama, directed by Ralph Nelson.

Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, Fantastic, Toe-Tapping Terror

What do you get when you mash up High School Musical, Shaun of the Dead, and The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is director John McPhail's brilliant new Christmastime zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, one of the most joyful...

Review: AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, When Your House Becomes a Strange Prison

A British family is confronted with their own worst fears during the holidays. Locked in their own house, they must rise to the occasion or cave in to the pressures of conformity. In Await Further Instructions, the Milgram family has...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS, Sibling Rivalry Gets Musical

Directed by Joe Pearlman and David Soutar, the documentary examines the British band Bros and the brothers who formed its heart and soul.

Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Gareth Evans Talks APOSTLE

Serving up a big bowl of angry stew, Gareth Evans' Apostle is a kinetic exercise in British folk horror. Full disclosure: I confess that I'm only vaguely familiar with the sub-genre. Watching the filmmaker's latest effort unfold on a big...

Review: FINAL SCORE, When the Clock Runs Out, Everyone Dies

Dave Bautista and Ray Stevenson star in an old-school action flick, also featuring Pierce Brosnan; Scott Mann directed.

Notes on Streaming: THE INNOCENTS, DEADWIND, ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE

Three new series, all of European origin, take place in very different environments, from young adult romance to harsh adult reality to brutal family dysfunction, and play out in varying lengths. All have something to recommend them.

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 4 - THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, HAMMER HORROR: THE WARNER BROS YEARS, TERRIFIED

It was the penultimate day of FrightFest and the incessant rain did nothing to deter horror fans and genre aficionados from swarming back to Leicester Square for a fourth helping of cinematic excess. Sunday witnessed the English Premiere of John...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 3 - HERETIKS, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE

Day 3 of Arrow Video FrightFest marked the halfway point, and positively groaned with gruesome delights. As the weekend arrived in earnest, so did the crowds, who were treated to world premieres of British nightclubbing/germ attack shocker Ravers, as well...

Festival Diary: Arrow Video FrightFest Day 2 - BRAID, BLUE SUNSHINE

The momentum was building fast heading into Day 2 of Arrow Video FrightFest, as horror icon Barbara Crampton swooped into town to introduce the European Premieres of Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich as well as...

Exclusive ACCESS ALL AREAS Clip: I Wanna Dip Him in Yogurt

Now available to watch via various Video On Demand and digital platforms, Access All Areas looks to be a bright entry in the music-themed movie department. I say that based on the plot and an exclusive clip that can be...

Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 Official Artwork Revealed!

The UK's premiere horror festival, FrightFest, has just unveiled the spectacular artwork for this summer's event. Artist Graham Humphreys - whose work has adorned many a special edition from beloved labels including Arrow, Shout Factory and more - is again...

Crowdfund This! THE DREAM EATER, A Psychotronic Short from Antoni Maiovvi

Nothing gives us greater satisfaction here at ScreenAnarchy than championing the master filmmakers of tomorrow, the unsung artists and heroes whose work is still finding its way into the public consciousness.    The Dream Eater, as our headline reads, is...

Blu-ray Review: Terry Gilliam's JABBERWOCKY on Criterion, Vital, Promising, More Quirky Than Funny

Surprise! The delightful, self-deprecating audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin is what sold me on Jabberwocky, a very British film loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll's poem. Released in the U.K. and the U.S. in April 1977 -- two...

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN Trailer Reveals Dark Muay Thai Prison Drama

At first blush, A Prayer Before Dawn appears to be yet another tale of brutal, horrible Asia, seen through the eyes of an enlightened white man. It's based on a true story, and the official synopsis leans heavily on stereotypes,...

Review: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Strange, Cold and Horrifying

Human beings can be kind, generous, and loving. But they can also be self-indulgent, vicious, and cruel. We all want to believe that, under certain circumstances, we would sacrifice and fight for the lives of our loved ones. But would...

10+ Years Later: Exhumating the Genius of BBC's HUMAN REMAINS

Julia Davis and Rob Brydon's no-holds-barred comedy series Human Remains brilliantly eviscerates dysfunctional marriages to find humor in depression, death, and other dark topics.