The Happenstance Horror Fest is a horror filled film festival brought to you by the people of Stained Glass and Blood Bath Productions. In its second year the festival promises to be bigger and better than the year prior.
One month after the doors closed to the incredibly successful Long Beach Comic Expo, advance tickets have gone on sale now for Long Beach Comic Con's return to the Long Beach Convention Center on September 2 and 3! MAD Event Entertainment announces legendary artist Dave Gibbons attending this year's show, with a special VIP package in partnership with Hero Initiative!
In 1987, John McTiernan's PREDATOR was released, and Arnold Sxhwarzenegger taught us that "If it bleeds, we can kill it!" Although there have been numerous sequels, comics, novels, games, and a reboot movie on the way, nothing compares to the original. Fright-Rags has released the Predator Collection in honor of its 30th anniversary.
IFC Midnight has announced the April 28th release of Liam Gavin's A DARK SONG in select theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms in the U.S. The film has screened at such prestigious festivals as Sitges, the London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and the Morbido Film Festival. Prior to it's April 28th release it will screen at the Boston Underground Film Festival on March 23rd and the Chattanooga Film Festival on April 7th.
Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical is pleased to announce a new book focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin, LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN, penned by all women critics, scholars and film historians. Set to be released in the summer of 2017, this collection covers the wide range of Rollin's career from 1968's LE VIOL DU VAMPIRE through his 2010 swansong, LE MASQUE DE LA MÉDUSE, touching upon his horror, fantasy, crime and sex films - including many lesser seen titles. The book closely examines Rollin's core themes: his focus on overwhelmingly female protagonists, his use of horror genre and exploitation tropes, his reinterpretations of the fairy tale and fantastique, the influence of crime serials, Gothic literature and the occult, as well as much more.
Following the world premiere at SXSW, Saban Films and DIRECTV have acquired the North American rights to SMALL TOWN CRIME, financed and developed by Avva pictures, which was written and directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms (Waffle Street, Night of the Dog, Lost on Purpose). The film stars Academy Award Nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone, American Gangster, The Sessions), Golden Globe Nominee Anthony Anderson ("black-ish", The Departed), Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, The Descendants), and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.
From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'FINGERSMITH' by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from KIM Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, HA Jung-woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress KIM Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals today announced the Audience Award winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, Global, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. Audience Award results for all categories were certified by the accounting firm of Maxwell Locke & Ritter. Also announced were the Virtual Cinema Jury Winners. The SXSW Film Awards are presented by FilmStruck.
Classic Japanese cinema, hyper-kinetic action films, boozy comedy crowd pleasers and a loving salute to Charles Bronson highlight the eclectic final wave of the 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival's feature films, along with Last Comic Standing winner Clayton English as the CFF 2017 Comedy Block headliner.
The journey begins this weekend for those who can't wait until April to see what all the screams are about. If you have been anticipating a new slasher flick to whet your appetite, than make sure you head to Horrorhound this weekend for a special screening of THE WICKED ONE. The film will be screening at the Horrorhound Film Fest in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday March 18th at 11am before it's release on DVD and VOD April 23, 2017.
The 19th annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square to usher in New England's direly-needed Spring season with five days of Bacchic cinematic offerings to the gods. BUFF delivers a cornucopia of bite-sized terror, laughs, animations, music videos and more with a variety platter of 60+ short films spread between six thematic programs and accompanying select feature films.
Shudder is proud to announce the release of Ken Russell's film THE DEVILS, available today, Wednesday, March 15! Considered one of the most controversial films of all time, the Shudder release marks not only the first time the film has been publicly available for U.S. audiences in decades, but the first time the 109-minute unrated cut has been widely available in the U.S. since the film's original 1971 release. Shudder is thrilled to be bringing THE DEVILS back into circulation as part of their continued commitment to horror in all its forms.
John Carpenter's THE THING still resonates to this day, with unparalleled practical effects, themes of isolation, and memorable performances. Fright-Rags commemorates 35 years of alien terror with THE THING COLLECTION.