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Unnerving Questionable Identity Found in the Goodnight Mommy Trailer

31 July 2015 7:53 AM, PDT

Mike Hassler got to see this at Fantastic Fest last year and I’ve been jealous since. Now, we finally get a trailer and a release date.

In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying observational struggle with fatal consequences.

Goodnight Mommy will be released in theaters on September 11, 2015 via Radius TWC. Read Mike’S Review Of The Film Now! What do you think about the trailer, leave a comment below!

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- Andy Triefenbach

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Fantasia ’15 Review: Deathgasm

31 July 2015 6:20 AM, PDT

Canadian Premiere

New Zealand

Directed by Jason Lei Howden

Huge film that exploded onto the faces of an expecting and wanting Fantasia Fest audience, Deathgasm, is an obvious labor of love and an homage to an era where dice had twenty faces, records were played backwards, Lemmy wore short-shorts and Ouija was not a cute name for vagina. Loud and proud, Deathgasm is the last supper for all you metal movie maniacs out there. Come hither and rejoice: the prophecy came true and he has returned.

I miss films like this. Loud, proudly visual films about the occult, and the danger/fun of playing with forces one simply cannot understand. Some backstory: written, directed, etc. by Jason Lei Howden, Howden is a VFX professional whose screenplay was selected as part of New Zealand’s Make My Movie competition. To everyone’s surprise, his proposal won and got funding to make »

- Jo Satana

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First Wave of Fantastic Fest 2015 Is Here!

30 July 2015 11:46 AM, PDT

The day has come. The reminder that Autumn is nearing and the best genre film festival in the Magnited States of America is nigh! We got the poster and the first wave of films listed below. Nicolas Winding Refn comes back and curates some obscure films and motherfuckin’ Kurt F’n Russell is coming with his new film, Bone Tomahawk! Read below and prepare for our coverage of this year’s Fantastic Fest!!!!

From the Press Release:

Austin, TX – Thursday, July 30, 2015 – Fantastic Fest announces the first wave programming lineup for its 11th annual celebration of exciting genre-bending films, including the World Premiere of Bone Tomahawk with Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox in attendance, a retrospective of Turkish Genre Cinema, and a special Mondo Gallery event and programming series curated by filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn to celebrate the release of his new book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Our Film Guesses for Fantastic Fest 2015

30 July 2015 11:33 AM, PDT

Editor’S Note: We had this scheduled to be published on July 30th which was also when the announcement of the First Wave of films for Fantastic Fest 2015 was announced.

Fiends, there is no doubt in my mind that the weeks in late September in Austin, TX is heaven on earth for a genre fan like me. Why? Two words – Fantastic Fest!

Every year, we’ve been trying to see if we can figure out what might play before those three separated waves of amazing content roll out. Some years, our guesses have been good. Some years, not so good. Even if these films don’t play at the best genre film festival in the United States, we hope that you put them on your radar, regardless. Most of our picks are from films that are on our radar and have possibly played other genre film festivals.

Our Picks Hardcore »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Fantasia ’15 Review: Slumlord

27 July 2015 10:06 AM, PDT


World Premiere

USA, 2015

Directed by Victor Zarcoff

It’s sometimes hard for us genre enthusiasts to have to explain to cookie cutters exactly why we like the films we do: “that film was terrible”(exactly, it`s so bad, that it`s good), “that film was revolting”(exactly, that`s the best part), “that film scared the shit out of me”(exactly, it`s good to feel something), “that film was a pretty cool remake” (exactly, fuck you!).

What I realized however, is that the further you crawl down that scummy sewer pipe, the harder it gets to keep yourself presentable and clean. And while you can usually get rid of that dirty feeling left by a grimy film simply by hopping into a quick shower, certain movies like Slumlord, make you want to avoid the bathroom altogether. Does that mean that I liked Slumlord? Should my mom have breastfed me more as a child? »

- Jo Satana

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