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Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2017: Evrenol's Housewife, Tragedy Girls And Mexico Barbaro II Lead First Wave

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There is an especially fun weekend of horror cinema coming to Brooklyn this October. After a fantastic debut year last year the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is back with a first wave of already stellar titles. The festival has also expanded this year to four days and will extend their reach to more cinemas around the Brooklyn, New York area, including one of the newest Alamo Drafthouses in the country.    First wave titles include the anticipated Housewife from Turkish director Can Evrenol (Baskin), the horror-comedy Tragedy Girls, Mexican horror anthology Mexico Barbaro II and a little Protuguese slasher flick that I liked The Forest of Lost Souls.    The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to New York City October 12th till the 15th, bringing...

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Locarno 2017 Review: In Winter Brothers, "Being Loved and Fucked" Is the Axiom

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The feature-lenght and idiosyncratic debut by Icelandinc emerging talent Hlynur Pálmason probes the crevasses of male psyche in melancholic Nordic psychological drama

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Extremity: A Collection of Images From New Canadian Horror Flick

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With only few days left to go on post production the Canadian horror flick Extremity Screen Anarchy was sent a collection of images to share with you. We have interspersed the press release among them as well, including statements from the director Anthony Diblasi (Missionary, Most Likely to Die).    A young woman obsessed with horror, subjects herself to twelve hours of grueling torment in an attempt to confront her own fears and conquer the tragic past which haunts her.   Extremity was written by David Bond and Scott Swan (The Profane Exhibit). Bond is also producing under his banner Dark Elegy with Corinne Ferguson. This will be their first feature film as a company. ...

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Fantasia 2017 Interview: Trent Haaga and Matthew Gray Gubler on 68 Kill, Death, Love, Sex and Biting

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[Pictured above is AnnaLynne McCord as Liza.] Trent Haaga has a new film out produced by Snowfort Pictures -- 68 Kill -- but he’s been in the gore and exploitation biz for a while now, with his earliest professional beginnings at Troma. Creative people often have a myriad of interests, and Haaga is no exception. He’s written several screenplays, most notably for Cheap Thrills (directed by Evan Katz, and also produced by Snowfort) and Deadgirl, but moonlights as an actor, too. Similarly, the cheerful Matthew Gubler is a popular actor, most known for his role on Criminal Minds, and he’s directed some episodes and a few shorts, as well. So, what happens when you mix the talents of Haaga, Gubler, Snowfort, AnnaLynne McCord, Alicia Boe, Shelia Vand,...

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Exclusive Clip: Death Waits For No Man Does it Pink And Dirty

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Armin Siljkovic is making his feature film debut with his flick Death Waits For No Man. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you which you will find below. It is very pink and also a bit dirty. Do not worry, Sfw dirty.    The Postman Always Rings Twice meets John Dahl in writer-director Armin Siljkovic’s neon-doused indie noir-thriller Death Waits for No Man.   Expected to release late 2017/early 2018, it’s the unnerving and complex chronicle of a neon art collector that seduces a lone drifter into killing her abusive husband.   Black SailsAngelique Pretorius headlines a cast that includes Bradley Snedeker, Corey Rieger and Travis Myers....

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Review: California Typewriter, 50 Million Mechanical Keyboard Fans Can't Be Wrong

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I am typing this on a keyboard attached to my laptop computer because the laptop's own keyboard started acting up shortly after I purchased it in 2015. This never happened with my Smith-Corona electric typewriter, which my father gave me in 1975, so forgive me if nostalgia soaks through my critical opinion of Doug Nichol's documentary California Typewriter, which is only the bestest movie ever. Sadly, my Smith-Corona is long gone from my possession, but only after typing countless pages of stories and school assignments. Two years before my father's gift, I spent an entire semester in school learning how to type on an ancient yet trusty mechanical typewriter, an Underwood -- thanks, Mr. Pizzuti! -- and later spent several years getting to know various...

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Review: Marjorie Prime, The Haunting Power of Memory and Love

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How much of our personality, our reactions to situations, our relationships with our loved ones, determined by our memories, of them and ourselves? (A somewhat rherotical question, as I think the answer is quite a lot). As we age, and our memories fade or adjust, how we view those from our past changes; sometimes we just remember them as we want, and that can be both good and bad. Michael Almareyda's film Marjorie Prime, adapted from the Pulitzer-prize nominated play by Jordan Harrison, looks at the effects of age and memory on a mother-daughter relationship. Intimate, loving, strange and highly effective, it watches the negotiations between the family members with calculated caution, exploring very large philisophical questions in a specific and haunting story. Marjorie (an...

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Review: The Hitman's Bodyguard Shoots Wide of the Mark

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Spoiler: Patrick Hughes' The Hitman's Bodyguard ends with a post-credits stinger in which Ryan Reynolds sits at a bar, waiting for his cue only to be put off by a five-minute church bell song, and ultimately ending with a half-funny gibe about this being the "director's cut". Somehow, this little behind-the-scenes vignette says more about the experience of watching the film than probably anything I could put together on my own. The Hitman's Bodyguard is about a hundred and ten minutes of stale gags punctuated at odd intervals by remarkably familiar feeling stunt work that just didn't work for me. Ryan Reynolds is a formerly great - Aaa-rated, as he reminds us frequently - executive security provider who is contracted by his saucy Interpol ex-lover...

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Melbourne 2017 Review: Person To Person, A Wonderfully Expansive New York Narrative

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Expanded from the quirky short of the same name, Person to Person is an effortless riff on a specific indie vibe. Crafted lovingly and naturally by director Dustin Guy DefaPerson to Person moves from his initial concept, following the quest of hippie record collector Bene (Bene Coopersmith) to purchase a rare LP, to other characters who occupy the screen as their small dramas play out over a brisk autumnal day. These other New Yorkers include Phil (Michael Cera) and Claire (Abbi Jacobson), an investigative journalist boss and first-time reporter, respectively. The powerplay, awkwardness and anxiety between them plays out with surprisingly varied results as they piece together a potential murder. Most of their banter takes place in Phil’s car, where he mansplains and tries to...

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Review: V.I.P. Is D.O.A.

16 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

Following his period epic The Tiger, director Park Hoon-jung scales down his ambitions for the North Korea-themed investigative thriller V.I.P., a brooding procedural that lumbers its way through a serial killer tale mired in political intrigue. Much like his hit gangland opus New World, several (male) actors share top billing but each struggle in cliche-riddled roles. A series of brutal murders takes place in Korea and suspicions point to Gwang-il (Lee Jong-suk), the son of a high ranking North Korean official who recently defected to the South. Gruff Detective Yi-do (Kim Myung-min) is chomping at the bit to take him down but for reasons unknown, the National Intelligence Service is trying to keep him out of the police's hands. Nis agent Jae-hyuk (Jang Dong-gun) struggles...

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Watch: Ansel Elgort And Eiza González On Edgar Wright's Baby Driver

16 August 2017 10:02 AM, PDT

Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, is a fantastic beast, with some of the most intense car chases in recent memory, as well as a tasty soundtrack that basically never stops and that is used in the most precise way. Since the movie is now playing in Mexico under the title Baby: El aprendiz del crimen, I interviewed two of its protagonists: Ansel Elgort and Eiza González. Elgort plays the titular character, a master driver who is ready to leave crime and get together with the girl of his dreams (Debora, played by Lily James) after being used for many years by Doc, an extremely dangerous criminal (Kevin Spacey). Due to a car crash, Baby has suffered from tinnitus since he was a little boy,...

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Michael Sheen And David Tennant to Star in Amazon's Good Omens

16 August 2017 9:15 AM, PDT

In case you missed it yesterday, absolutely wondrous news has come that UK thespians Michael Sheen and David Tennant will be taking the lead in Amazon's adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens.    The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon, aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist. Sheen will play the role of Aziraphale, while Tennant will play Crowley. It will consist of six one-hour episodes.   Sheen released a statement in the same article from Variety.   “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of...

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The Wonderful World of Dtv - The films of director William Kaufman

16 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

It is true that the Dtv market is mainly known as being a dumping ground for thousands of bottom of the barrel productions. One only needs to visit their local DVD store to see what cheap horror or action movie is on offer. In the past there would at least be a recognisable star to make these films standout from the crowd, actors whose best days were perhaps behind them but were at least still making a living. In the current Dtv market the majority of films produced are made with a limited budget, trying to emulate what is the current trend i.e. found footage films, or copying the most recent Hollywood blockbusters like famous B movie production company The Asylum. Still, there are those...

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Fantasia 2017 Interview: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson on Crafting The Endless

16 August 2017 8:00 AM, PDT

Recently at Fantasia 2017, I was able to catch the Canadian premiere of The Endless, the new feature from co-directing duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. As with Resolution and Spring, what they did here with The Endless was rain a whole ton of talent on just a little bit of money. That’s to say they’ve delivered a Diy film that doesn’t look or feel Diy, has a great cast with strong performances, a compelling story, and cool special effects. Even Guillermo del Toro is a fan. I was able to speak to them in Montreal the day after The Endless played to approximately 800 Canadians. Here’s what went down -- and check out the clip below the interview. Going into the film, I didn’t...

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Apocalypse Now Now: Watch The First Teaser For South African Urban Fantasy

16 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT

A teen school boy discovers a hidden, magical world right beneath his nose in Charlie Human's cult South African novel Apocalypse Now Now and if that brings a certain bespectacled boy wizard to mind, well, let's just say that South Africa is significantly less genteel than is jolly old England. Human's novel - and, yes, that is his actual, real name - is far more John Dies At The End than Harry Potter as it sends its protagonist careening through a frequently bizarre and often profane world ... a world so deeply fucked up that it's best hope of salvation is a teenage sociopath. Snarky, monster-porn-dealing teen, Baxter Zevcenko, might be a serial killer. His girlfriend, Esme, is missing, and he’s the prime suspect.  To...

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Copenhagen Film Days 2017: Official Selection

15 August 2017 2:28 PM, PDT

Finally, after a long time of waiting we can reveal the official selections for Copenhagen Film Days 2017! The event will be held at Husets Biograf, Rådhusstræde 13, in Copenhagen, Denmark starting Saturday September 9, 7-11 pm and continuing Sunday September 10, 2-6 pm. The entire programme will be split into four screening blocks of approx. 100 minutes each. All films will be in either English speech or have English subtitles! The programme will look like the following: Block 1 Saturday, September 9, 7pm: "Tide" (William Turner, Denmark) Fiction, 12:00 min. Four middle aged West Jutland men in a sauna have their traditionel ideals challenged by two young intruders. They eventually respond in an act of despicable violence. "Daddys Girl" (Morten Greve Olsen, Denmark) Fiction,...

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Review: Paradox Scores Another Hit for the Spl Franchise

15 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT

Louis Koo plays a vengeful cop rampaging through Thailand in Paradox, the third instalment of Hong Kong's Spl action franchise. Director Wilson Yip returns to the helm, as does action choreographer Sammo Hung, while Koo is joined in front of the camera by a roster of top tier talent, including Wu Yue, Gordon Lam, Chris Collins and Tony Jaa.   Sharing more in common with its 2015 predecessor than the series opener from 2005, Paradox is again anchored by a crucial father-daughter relationship, while diving once more into the murky world of illegal organ trafficking. Unfolding entirely in and around the Thai beach resort of Pattaya, the film also features dirty cops, vulnerable hookers and high-level political shenanigans, as well as showcasing a number of bone-crunching fight...

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Review: Calico Skies, Quiet Desperation in the California Desert

15 August 2017 12:00 PM, PDT

A slight, delicate flower, Phoenix has planted himself in the middle of nowhere. Also known as the Mojave Desert in California, this particular "nowhere" is quiet, spacious, and sparsely populated. And that's just how Phoenix, portrayed with somber gravity by Tom Sizemore, likes it. He has a daily routine to pass the time, which he follows religiously, shying away from anyone he encounters. Phoenix's routine includes prescribed medication, and a fastidious fascination with his mail. Adding those elements to his anxious avoidance of outside contact, as well as his apparent lack of employment, it's easy enough to deduce that he's up to something criminal, though he obviously has qualms about it. When a new mail carrier named Ariel (Christina Bennett Lind) arrives, there is a...

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"Spiritus Lepus" trailer out now for Swedish shortfilm!

15 August 2017 11:46 AM, PDT

They are watching us... They are here... Death…..is not the end…..   What is Spiritus Lepus? Spiritus Lepus is an upcoming short film written and directed by Kristofer Kiggs Carlsson. The story takes place in the deep forest of Sweden.  Surrounded by a presence found in the myths and fables of a magical underworld, the story follows a boy who has lost someone close to him. When the pain gets too unbearable he falls to the ground, only to be picked up by an old spirit. An old spirit that, with many others, has been constantly watching over the human race.   What happens now?  The film was shot between 1-5 July 2016 in Kleva Mine and 6-9 in Lekaryd and will premiere in Utah...

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Exclusive Clip: The Monster Project, Greetings From An Unexpected Visitor

15 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

In a creepy new, exclusive clip from The Monster Project, an unexpected visitor arrives to give a jolt to a filmmaker. The film follows a "group of aspiring horror filmmakers," according to the official synopsis, who want to raise their YouTube subscriber count. To do that, they "post an online casting call for 'real life' monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants and choose to film them sharing their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. "The production suddenly turns into a nightmare when the participants transform into a real vampire, demon and skinwalker (a type of harmful witch, according to Navajo legends, that can transform into any animal with the intent of harming...

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