If there's one reason to be completely envious of our friends across the pond it's London's Film4 FrightFest. Every year the show kicks a copious amount of ass and all us yanks can do is drool. Well, drool and check out coverage that is! Below you'll find FrightFest's official coverage video of the Day One proceedings which included two films we've been talking about forever, Dead Cert and Hatchet II (review here). Dig it!
The Last Exorcism Heads into Opening Weekend with a Big Win at Toronto After Dark; I Spit on Your Grave Garners Multiple Awards
Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2010 wrapped up eight thrilling nights of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult cinema last week, blazing new cinematic trails and setting new records.
One stumbling block that a lot of indie filmmakers hit is trying to stretch what should be left as a short into a feature-length film. Fortunately, there's a writer/director out there who understands that longer doesn't always mean better: Kansas-based Patrick Rea. And apparently we're not the only people who feel that way about Patrick as his cup runneth over with numerous film festivals clamoring to show his wares ... and also rewarding him for his efforts!
The third annual San Antonio Horrific Film Festival starts on the evening of Wednesday, August 25th, with a whole lot of independent film goodness, celebs, and rock and roll.
One of the most badass parts about the Toronto International Film Festival is its Midnight Madness programming line-up of ten genre-themed films spread out over ten maniacal nights. The full line-up has been announced, and horror is looking to heat up the Great White North!
We know horror fans are worldwide, but we're still sometimes surprised by how far-reaching the genre really is. Case in point -- the email we recently received about the 6th Annual South African HorrorFest Film Festival. Read on for the details. From the Press Release:
Friday the 13th means a lot of things to a lot of people, but if you happen to live in or around the Canadian city of Toronto, Friday, August 13th means just one thing: the kick-off of the 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival! And to help get fans in the mood, the powers-that-be have cut together a kick-ass one-minute preview trailer with shots from most of the films playing.
A film titled Dahmer vs. Gacy doesn't seem the type to be garnering awards at film festivals across the country, but that's exactly what's happening. It just won "Outstanding Cast Performance" at the Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena, California, and earlier this year the film also was voted "Audience Choice Award" winner at the Bare Bones Independent Film Fest in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
It's almost time for the fifth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and if you weren't excited already, this year's lineup of new horror, sci-fi, action, and cult films should remedy that. Read on for the full list of 16 films that will have their local premieres this August 13-20, 2010, at the city’s legendary Bloor Cinema.
The final Friday of Fantasia 2010 brought us one of the highlights of this year’s festival: director Christopher (Creep) Smith’s necromancer plague drama Black Death. Playing as the perfect accompaniment to Ken Russell’s The Devils, Black Death is a very subdued and naturalistic take on pestilence and witchcraft.
As we wrap up the second full week of Fantasia, I can’t help but marvel at how much more than a simple film festival it has become.
Remember in my last entry when I asked where the good horror movies were this year? Well, I think they ground them all up and crammed the resulting mess of a thousand repellent movies into just one: A Serbian Film (review here).
It’s been five days since we last checked in, and despite watching movies every day, there’s been little to report. Maybe it’s just the exhaustion talking, but this thought just keeps pounding through my Fantasia addled brain - “Where are all the good horror movies at this year?” It’s not like it’s a problem with the festival programming. Fantasia has an impenetrable track record of picking nothing but the best, most innovative, and most extreme horror so what’s going on?
If you live in the NYC area and are fiending to see some amazing Italian zombie films, you are in luck! From July 15th-29th, the Museum of Arts & Design is kick-starting its regular programming with an almost all Italian zombie film line-up that prominently features the films of Lucio Fulci and Lamberto Bava!
Why the hell is this freaking serial killer tire movie so damn popular?! On Sunday we were unsuccessful for a second time in our attempt to see Rubber. The screening room was once again packed to the point that media seating was limited. Hopefully Fantasia will hold a third screening, ideally in a bigger room, because for some unfathomable reason there seems to be a serious fanbase for movies about killer tires.