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Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Announces Projects For NAFF Project Market

I do love me a good co-production market. Not being able to attend one in the last year and a half, and seeing the challenges facing the global filmmaking community these first few months of the longest January on record,...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: SKULL: THE MASK (SKULL: A MASCARA DE ANHANGA), Blood And Gore Brings Joy to Your Heart, Before Ripping it Out

Skull: The Mask opens in 1944, where we see an ancient artifact being used in a military experiment and religious ritual. The object is a grotesque mask in the shape of a skull called the “Mask of Anhangá” who was...

Chattanooga 2020 Review: THE WANTING MARE, A Fantastical and Haunting Fable

Some research on trauma has suggested that it can pass in DNA, from generation to generation; trauma so severe that literally gets written in our genetic coding, which we then pass on to our children. Perhaps it fades or becomes...

Frontières 2020: First Ten Titles Announced For This Year's Virtual Edition

All right, Summer is almost here! Yay? At the very least it usually meant that Frontières and Fantasia would be nearly here. Seeing as this year is exceptionably different from any other year in modern memory both the coproduction market...

And Now it Really *IS* Alive: QUARANSTEIN!

A few weeks ago, we posted a sneak preview of a quarantine-themes collective short spearheaded by Brian Lonano (Gwilliam). Well now, the monster is unleashed and available for public viewing! Using the 'exquisite corpse' artistic method, 21 filmmakers ffrom around...

Blu-ray Review: WOMEN MAKE FILM: A CINEMATIC ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA

When a publicist contacted us about reviewing writer-director Mark Cousins' latest series, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema, I was ecstactic. As a filmmaker, I've been devouring his excellent The Story of Film at home on DVD ---...

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...

Fantasy Meets Futurism in Trailer for THE WANTING MARE

I'm a big fan of non-traditional fantasy; what might be instead called fantastical tales, those that blend fantasy and sci fi in a weird and esoteric blend that never quite explains itself. But that's usually for the better, allowing for...

DIABLO ROJO PTY: Watch This First Clip From The First Panamanian Horror Flick

Yesterday The Horror Collective released a clip from Sol Moreno's horror flick, Diablo Rojo PTY. This is the first horror flick to come out of Panama and you can find it on Amazon Prime Video starting today.  The clip takes...

CREATURES: Tony Jopia's UK Horror Comedy Coming This Christmas

Creatures, a new horror comedy from UK director Tony Jopia is now in post and due to hit the festival circuit (whatever that means this year) before a physical release at the end of the year.    Christmas themed horror...

SCARECROWS: Black Fawn Distro Picks up Stoner Horror Flick, Releasing Moved to May 19th

Our friends at Black Fawn Distro have picked up the Canadian rights for stoner horror flick Scarecrows, from director Stu Stone.    While on a hike to find a secret lagoon, four stoners have no choice but to pass through...

Frontières Platform Cannes 2020: Announces 13 Genre Projects For Industry Platform

The landscape of film festivals dramatically changed this year. You may have noticed. If we can see the light at the end of the tunnel or not everyone is still preparing to get going, making great genre cinema, once we...

FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS Red Band Trailer: Canadian Action Horror Looks to Lay Some Serious Beatdowns

Yesterday saw the debut of the red band trailer for the upcoming Canadian action horror For the Sake of Vicious from directors Gabrial Carrer and Reese Eveneshen.   For The Sake Of Vicious stars Lora Burke as a nurse and single...

THE LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS: Troma's Lloyd Kaufman is This Week's Guest Star

This season of Shudder`s The Last Drive-In continues to bring in great guests. Having already lured in Chris Jericho, Kelli Maroney and Tom Savini the special guest on this week`s episode is the godfather of low-budget, low-brow indie cinema, Lloyd...

Alamo Drafthouse Launches Their Own On-Demand Service

What makes the new on-demand service different?

It's Alive! Alive!!!!!!! In the Teaser for QUARANSTEIN

As a film programmer, I'll admit, I'm nervous about a slew of quarantine set/related content coming my way in the next year or so. However, there are definitely some exceptions. Case in point: anything done by Brian Lonano. We at...

Book Review: BEYOND EMPOWERTAINMENT, Following the Footsteps of Feminist Horror

Women characters have always been at the heart of horror films, though arguably not always for the best reason (as Argento said, people love to see beautiful women getting killed). But there's been a shift in recent years; rather than...

Fantaspoa 2020: Presenting The Online Quarantine Shorts Festival And Two Special Screenings With a Live Score

Our friends at Fantaspoa are doing their darndest to keep fans of genre cinema entertained during this season of pandemic. At the beginning of April they announced a short film contest and now it is time to watch the selection...

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Teaser: Not Even The Craziest Things...

I am so glad this is finished and a television show so I don't have to worry about waiting months for it. Lovecraft Country, the HBO series based on the Matt Ruff novel, produced by Monkey Paw Productions (aka Jordan...

AMERICAN CRYPTIC: Horror Filmmaker Jim Towns Releases Urban Legends Book

Sometimes the best resource of weird and uncanny happenings occur right in our own backyards. That might be a little unsettling to some but to horror filmmaker Jim Towns not only did he pursue local legends in his area but...