Category: Screen

Review: EXES BAGGAGE, A Man and A Woman Walk into a Bar…

Warning: Full spoilers follow. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. A man and a woman walk into a bar. They loved each other once. Each had baggage they couldn’t get over. Like a cigarette half-smoked and song half-played,...

/ October 3, 2018

Vancouver 2018 Review: WANGDRAK’S RAIN BOOTS

Wangdrak (Druklha Dorje) is a spirited first-grader living in a rural farming village in Tibet. As the movie begins, his daily routine, walking to school with a neighborhood girl, playing with his wind-up frog, has been disrupted by the rainy...

/ October 2, 2018

Toronto After Dark 2018: OVERLORD, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER and The Return of I AM A HERO

There is also an impressive amount of Canadian films in this back half. Justin McConnell's Lifechanger, Chad Archibald's I'll Take Your Dead, the World Premiere of Ray Xue's Extracurricular and Corey Stanton's Robbery are all local films made by local...

/ September 29, 2018

BOOK OF BIRDIE: Jesus is Always Watching in Exclusive Clip

Elizabeth E. Schuch's fantasy horror The Book of Birdie is coming to VOD in Canada and the US on October 2nd. This was Schuch's debut feature film after a career spent in numerous art departments including work on Wonder Woman...

/ September 29, 2018

Friday One Sheet: Tied Up For THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars Von Trier's serial killer miniseries, The House That Jack Built, that got condensed into a feature has a monochrome-palette set of character posters that recall the advertising campaign for Von Trier's last large opus, Nymphomaniac. Indeed, design studio The...

/ September 28, 2018

SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS BY PASSING THROUGH THE GATEWAY CHOSEN BY THE HOLY STORSH… (gasp) Clips

Vivieno Caldinelli's dark comedy Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh will have its European premiere at the Lund Fantastik Film Festival this weekend. We have been given a couple clips...

/ September 27, 2018

SLEEP NO MORE: Exclusive Clip From Phillip Guzman’s Horror Flick

Phillip Guzman's horror flick Sleep No More (formerly known as 200 Hours) will wake up on VOD, Digital and DVD on October 2nd by way of RLJE Films. Screen Anarchy has been given an exclusive clip to share with you....

/ September 26, 2018

Switzerland Brings The Splatter With ‘Swissploitation’ Film MAD HEIDI

Things are getting weird in the Alps. All that pure mountain air is apparently turning the creators of the upcoming Mad Heidi a little bit odd as they spin the wholesome image of their homeland on its head for what...

/ September 25, 2018

Brooklyn Horror 2018: Five More Titles Added to Lineup

INNER GHOSTS (North American Premiere) Brazil/Portugal | 2018 | 89 Min | Dir. Paulo Leite To call Dr. Helen’s research “revolutionary” would be one hell of an understatement. Hoping to find a cure for brain diseases, Helen has developed a...

/ September 24, 2018

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: FP2: BEATS OF RAGE Is One For The Fans

FP2: Beats of Rage is the kind of sequel that seems both impossible and inevitable at the same time. 2012's The FP presented such a unique, idiosyncratic vision of a dystopian future in which the course of human existence was...

/ September 23, 2018

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: MADAM YANKELOVA’S FINE LITERATURE CLUB Beguiles, Strangely

The air of a fairy tale blows throughout, swirling hither and thither, as Sophie and Hannah search for a suitable man. It is not just any man they seek, however. He must be good-looking, someone their peers will look upon...

/ September 22, 2018

An Episode Version of Paul Davis’ THE BODY Premieres at LA Film Fest Tonight, on Hulu in October

Well, boy howdy, it turns out that others took notice of Davis' film, particularly horror powerbroker Jason Blum, and enlisted the director to turn The Body into a full episode for a new series called Into The Dark. Created for...

/ September 21, 2018

Review: THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE Sings the Tune of Yearning and Legacy

Nostalgia defines the latest feature by Ari Gold, who wrote, directed and starred in oddball comedy Adventures of Power. The deep sense of longing veils every character in The Song of Sway Lake, each one yearning for something different. Gold...

/ September 20, 2018

Fantastic Fest 2018 Preview: Many Strange and Possibly Glorious Films

The Night Comes For Us Yes, Timo Tjahjanto's May the Devil Take You also looks amazing, and very frightening, and will surely fry a few nerves. If you want a movie that may well kick your ass and mine, though,...

/ September 19, 2018

Saskatoon Fantastic 2018: First Wave Includes Crowd-Pleasers and Discoveries

Something awesome this way comes! Well, if you’re a film enthusiast who happens to be living in or around Saskatchewan that is. Already celebrating its 9th edition, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (November 14 - 18) will once again descend...

/ September 18, 2018

APOSTLE: Dan Stevens Rises Against a Blood Thirsty Cult in Trailer For Gareth Evans’ Netflix Movie

The trailer for Gareth Evans' upcoming period action film Apostle, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen, arrived this morning.  We are not going to say too much about it except stop what you are doing and take a moment to...

/ September 17, 2018

Toronto 2018 Review: IN FABRIC Is More Thriftshop Than Selfridges

Any new Peter Strickland film is cause for celebration. The Berkshire auteur has delivered some of the most delightful unease (and wicked humour) in cult cinema since 2009's Katalin Varga. In Fabric is his most wildly fluctuating film, where the highs...

/ September 15, 2018

Review: A SIMPLE FAVOR, Not So Simple, But Satisfying

The notion of a “pastel Noir” story can’t help but be intriguing. On one hand, the nature of such an idea seems to run completely counter-intuitive to what most people think of as film noir.  On the other hand, history...

/ September 14, 2018

STARFISH: Yellow Veil Pictures Acquires A.T. White’s Feature Debut

Screen Daily announced earlier today that our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures acquired the worldwide sales rights for A.T. White's feature film debut Starfish. The film will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest next week. Yellow Veil Pictures have...

/ September 14, 2018

Sitges 2018: Exclusive First Look At THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS, A Bonkers Musical Cult Classic In The Making

One of the joys of following international film scenes is that the world is full of exciting surprises and once in a while something amazing pops up that you never even knew existed. WIth this year's Sitges Festival of Fantastic...

/ September 13, 2018