Category: Screen

SHUDDER: Announcing a New Doc on History of Queer Horror Cinema, and PARTY HARD, DIE YOUNG And DEADTECTIVES Lead July Releases

Earlier this year, Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, released Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, to widespread acclaim. The documentary shed new light on how African American characters and creators were used—and...

/ June 27, 2019

NO BLOOD OF MINE Trailer: Indie Crime Thriller Goes Wide This Week

Wesley Ellenwood's indie crime thriller No Blood of Mine will see release from Global Digital Releasing on Friday, June 28, 2019. The gritty story centers around Victoria (Sierra Schermerhorn), a businesswoman from Duluth who accepts a loan from a North...

/ June 26, 2019

Notes on Streaming: TRIPLE THREAT, Now Killing People on Netflix

Blood spurts, bullets fly, bodies fall, things explode. Triple ThreatNow streaming on Netflix. Based on a screenplay by Joey O'Bryan (Fulltime Killer, Motorway, Downrange), director Jesse V. Johnson's latest action extravaganza teams up action heroes from Thailand (Tony Jaa), Indonesia...

/ June 25, 2019

Blu-ray Review: The Fun Never Ends in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Anyone who knows me well knows that I count Night of the Creeps among my favorite movies of all time. It's weird as hell, funny, creepy, campy, and utterly engrossing. It's Fred Dekker's (The Monster Squad, RoboCop 3) first film, and it's finally...

/ June 24, 2019

CREEPSHOW: Shudder Announces More Cast And All Twelve New Segments

There is a lot of love in the horror community for the old Creepshow films and television series. So doing the new one right is very important. Thankfully for fans of the franchise there is some talent from the originals...

/ June 21, 2019

Drink Along Review: Booksmart – Superbad at anything other than studying !

Booksmart recently released and it’s also making the rounds at several smaller theaters in the NYC area. This is hands down one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long time which is quite surprisingly because it’s also a...

/ June 21, 2019

BLINDSIDED Trailer: TRUE DETECTIVE’s Bea Santos Stars in Canadian Thriller

I've a lot of catching up to do on news from distributor Uncork'd Entertainment so belt up and get ready to ride a wave of trailers and posters today.  True Detective's Bea Santos stars in Johnny Mitchell's Canadian thriller Blindsided....

/ June 21, 2019

ISABELLE Clip: Someone is in The House

Well. We had a lot of clever prose here about this early look at Rob Heydon's psychological thriller Isabelle. Damn clever stuff that also included a very reaching reference to a sketch from Monty Python. Yes. It was THAT clever....

/ June 20, 2019

Review: MIDSOMMAR Presents An Idyllic Nightmare In Broad Daylight

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the trees are dancing in the breeze, and everything in Dani's life is about to go to hell. Somebody may need to pay for some therapy for Midsommar director, Ari Aster. In...

/ June 19, 2019

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...

/ June 18, 2019

Notes on Streaming: JINN, Battling Spirits, Courting Controversy in Jordan

As if growing up wasn't tough enough, these kids must confront good and bad spirits. JinnNow streaming on Netflix. A five-episode series establishes the groundwork for an epic confrontation between good and evil. Wisely, Jinn starts small, at a school...

/ June 17, 2019

Notes on Streaming: THE 3RD EYE 2 Plunges Deeper Into the Indonesian Spirit World

Why is Rocky Soraya trying to scare me? The 3rd Eye 2Now streaming on Netflix. Rocky Soraya's sequel plunges deeper into the Indonesian spirit world, consisting largely of blood, lies, blood, deceit, blood, flying furniture, blood, orphans in peril, blood,...

/ June 14, 2019

Friday One Sheet: Skinny Teaser for BLACK CHRISTMAS

It is a trick of the eyes that this teaser poster for (another) remake of iconic Slasher picture, Black Christmas, looks longer than your usual 24x36". It is all the BLACK, negative space. While this design is not going to...

/ June 14, 2019

Frontières 2019: Market Projects Announced

As the Fantasia Film Festival draws near we have been waiting to hear from our friends at the Frontieres co-production market. From its humble beginnings sequestered to a tiny classroom above the Hall Auditorium to now filling that very place...

/ June 14, 2019

Blu-ray Review: DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT Radiates Brilliant Delirium

At only sixty-seven minutes, filmmaker Jan Němec’s 1964 debut Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) more than makes up for the brevity of its running time with its sheer mileage and its rough, woodsy terrain.  The journey is rough indeed, a distilled tale...

/ June 13, 2019

Review: MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Is Forgettable Fluff From Outer Space

The fourth in the hugely profitable - and fun - Men In Black series, Men In Black: International takes the duty to protect Earth from nefarious space aliens to Europe, introducing a new pair of leads and a whole new...

/ June 12, 2019

Blu-ray Review: FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN

Fresh out from Scream Factory today in North America, is the collector's edition Blu-ray release of the 1967 film Frankenstein Created Woman. Helmed by Hammer Films' most well-known director, Terence Fisher (The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Curse of Frankenstein, The...

/ June 11, 2019

Notes on Streaming: I AM MOTHER, Remain Calm, Don’t Panic

On a spaceship in flight from an "extinction level event," a robot mothers a human child. I Am MotherNow streaming on Netflix. Like an illicit joint, someone passed me a paperback copy of Isaac Asimov's Foundation in 1972 and I...

/ June 10, 2019

Oak Cliff 2019 Review: DANIEL ISN’T REAL, But He’ll F@#! You Up Just The Same

Traumatized as a child after witnessing a horrific crime, a young Luke starts interacting with a new imaginary friend named Daniel. At first Daniel seems like a harmless coping mechanism meant to shield Luke from the memories of the bloody...

/ June 9, 2019

Oak Cliff 2019 Review: GREENER GRASS Satirizes Suburban Envy With Absurd Glee

Imagine what hell might be spawned if David Lynch and Martha Stewart had a baby that they then gave to John Waters to raise, and you might be somewhere in the neighborhood of the genius that is Dawn Luebbe &...

/ June 7, 2019