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Second Wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 Titles Announced!

26 August 2015 10:29 AM, PDT

As expected, this year's Fantastic Fest is shaping up to be another memorable one. The first batch of titles for this year's festival included a number of movies we're excited about, notably Bone Tomahawk with the great Kurt Russel, and the second wave of titles only adds to the excitement.

In addition to the previously announced titles, this year's festival, which runs September 24 to October 1, will also include Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room (review), Ben Wheatley's highly anticipated High-Rise, Daniel Barber's revisionist western The Keeping R [Continued ...] »

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Tiff 2015: Cops Go to Hell in Turkish Horror Baskin [Trailer]

26 August 2015 9:45 AM, PDT

If scary movies are your thing, you'd best prepare yourself because the trailer for Baskin suggests the year's scariest movie is coming soon.

Co-written and directed by Can Evrenol, Baskin is the story of five cops who are called as back-up to an abandoned building. Thing is, there was never a back-up call. They were summoned to the building which also happens to be a gateway to Hell and good god, does it ever look terrifying.

This is not Evrenol's first go at horror and he has a back catalogue of shorts which is down right scary. It's not even his first go at this story. Baskin is an expansion of his short film of the same name which made the festival rounds a couple of years ago.

Baskin will have its world premiere at Tiff on September 11.

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The 100: The Best Pa Show You're Not Watching Yet

25 August 2015 1:52 PM, PDT

While AMC is wowing record breaking TV crowds with a post apocalyptic zombie drama, another TV network has slowly been building momentum on their own Pa drama. The deal with "The 100" is this: if you've seen more than two episodes, you're probably a fan otherwise, you've probably never heard of it never much seen an episode. There don't seem to be any casual fans of "The 100;" it seems to be an all or nothing crowd.

Many, myself included, turned our noses up at the show when it originally premiered. It's on The CW, a network with a target demographic of women 18 – 34 and one that does an excellent job of appealing to that, and pretty much only that, demographic and on the surface, "The 100" seems like another cog in that wheel.

I mean, just look at this cast:

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Immortality Explored Through Science in Origin [Trailer]

25 August 2015 1:13 PM, PDT

The never ending quest for eternal life is something which is explored quite a bit in movies though generally, the question is associated with vampires, magic or the supernatural but Origin looks to be tackling the question from the angle of science.

Written and directed by Andreas Climent and André Hedetoft, the story centers on three research students who discover that elements of the influenza virus might have an affect on the aging process, slowing it down and extending life spans. The discovery obviously has some serious repercussions and I don't just mean for the trio who also seem to be dealing with some relationship drama.

Between the title and the lab setting, Origin sparks flashbacks to Mike Cahill's I, Origins ( [Continued ...] »

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Tiff 2015: First Look at Mysterious Teen Drama The Here After [Trailer]

25 August 2015 12:09 PM, PDT

If you're into stark and heavy teen dramas, The Here After needs your attention.

Written and directed by Magnus von Horn, it stars Ulrik Munther as John, a teenager that returns to live with his farther after some time away but re-integrating himself into the community and high school is proving difficult. The trailer clearly suggests that John was involved in something that affected a lot of people but it's pretty mysterious on the details – something which the movie's IMDb page doesn't care to spoil so if you're into the mystery, you may want to avoid the movie's listing like the plague.

The trailer is marked by a muted color pallete, minimalist score and the magnetic appeal of Munther.

The Here After will be making its North American debut at Tiff in Se [Continued ...] »

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Exclusive: First Look at Concept Video & Art for Red Sonja

25 August 2015 11:12 AM, PDT

The name Mike Le Han might already be familiar to most of our readers but for those who don't know the English writer/director yet, you might want to check out Le Han's beautifully dark short Mrs. Peppercorn's Magical Reading Room (full short) or his great concept trailer for Hellraiser: Origins.

Of late, Le Han has been working on the on-again-off-again Red Sonja project which at one point was being produced by Robert Rodriguez with Douglas Aarniokoski directing. We haven't heard much about the project since that last [Continued ...] »

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Hawk The Slayer Sequel in the Works!

25 August 2015 10:20 AM, PDT

It seems like the 80s is a goldmine of sci-fi and fantasy movies that time forgot. Every other day some movie fan digs up some obscure bit of entertainment that they loved when they were kids and which still holds some nostalgia to a large enough group of people. This story is and isn't exactly that.

Remember Hawk the Slayer? The English high fantasy drama directed by Terry Marcel (who later went on to produce and direct "Dark Knight") co-wrote and directed this tale of knights and sorcery which pits Hawk (John Terry) and Voltan (Jack Palance) as brothers who are at war.

I never saw the movie but watching the trailer brought back memories of a load of other movies of this ilk that I flipped through on TV in the early 90s. I feel like I probably need to give this particular [Continued ...] »

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