Foreign Horror Films

O’ Apostolo Movie review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 185 days ago.
O Apóstolo is a beautifully crafted, spooky ghost fable by Fernando Cortizo which, I hope, gets some chance at a wider audience after festivals and the like. The film does something I absolutely love in animated films which is to tell a story that doesn’t actually need to be animated to be effective. To have [...]

New Official Trailer for Tobe Hooper’s Djinn
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 196 days ago.
Well this is a blast from the past! It has been years since we last heard anything on this one, and in all seriousness, I presumed this one was dead and buried and it would never see the light of day. But, there appears to be some life in Tobe Hooper’s long awaited flick Djinn, [...]

Fantastic Fest Rigor Mortis (2013) Movie Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 200 days ago.
If you were to describe Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis in one sentence, you’d say…well, actually I don’t know if that’s possible. The film draws from a range of influences in the ‘Hong Kong’ or ‘Asian’ horror genres to create a tapestry of strangeness that willfully, stubbornly cannot be deposited into just one box. This both [...]

Fantastic Fest – Big Bad Wolves (2013) Movie Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 205 days ago.
Filmmakers Aaron Keshales and Navot Papushado first came onto the scene in 2010 with Kalevet (Rabies), an original and excellent film that was trailblazing for not only being one of the first of its kind from their country, but, also pushing back against the standards of breakdown-type horror setups. Kalevet was self-assured and sharp, brutal [...]

Fantastic Fest Witching & Bitching (2013) Movie Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 207 days ago.
Night two of midnight shows at Fantastic Fest brought Álex de la Iglesia’s Witching & Bitching to the big screen for its US debut. Those familiar with his most recent work, The Last Circus, know that his style is often crazed and highly energetic with a myriad of things happening all at once. The same [...]

Fantastic Fest Patrick (2013) Movie Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 209 days ago.
Patrick’s director, Mark Hartley is responsible for the incredibly great 2008 documentary ‘Not Quite Hollywood’ about the Australian exploitation film scene of the 70s and 80s. If you’ve not seen it, please do soon. It is an excellent, affectionate and wildly fun documentary that introduced me to a host of wild, crazy Aussie films I [...]

Miss Zombie Invades This Year’s Fantastic Fest
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 211 days ago.
Seriously. How the heck did I miss this one!? I have just seen the trailer and read the synopsis for Sabu’s Miss Zombie, and this is already up there with a few films that I must see this year. In short, Miss Zombie, looks set to be awesome. An original idea, sharp acting and it’s [...]

Well Go USA Nabs Rigor Mortis
Posted by Goon | Posted 230 days ago.
A couple weeks ago a wicked trailer came out for Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis. It was one of the most impressive things we have seen from the Asian market in my opinion. Before the film could even make it’s world premiere in Venice, Fortissimo Films picked up all the rights for North America with Well [...]

First Clip & New Photos for REC 4: Apocalypse
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 238 days ago.
We finally have some more footage for REC 4: Apocalypse, and I must say I am excited for this. The down side though is that the clip in question has no sound. Still, it’s the first clip and more footage, so head on down below and check it out. Also, courtesy of Aullidos, we have scored [...]

Pietà (2012) Film Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 244 days ago.
It is odd to think about the few very small, very brief moments in a film like Kim Ki-duk’s Pietà that really end up defining it as a whole. Odd because the film is brutal, unrelenting and tough to watch for a vast majority of its runtime. There are a myriad of violent scenes that [...]

First Official Trailer & Poster for Roger Corman’s Hell’s Haunted Palace
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 251 days ago.
On the surface this sounds pretty intriguing and I was actually pretty pumped for the trailer, but damn, what is with all the CGI? Still, if you’re not fussed by the overuse of CGI then head on down below and check out the first official trailer for the Roger Corman-produced flick Hell’s Haunted Palace. Despite [...]

New Official Photos for Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 253 days ago.
Basically, Juno Mak’s debut feature film, Rigor Mortis, looks insanely awesome. And if you guys haven’t been following this one, I urge you to change that right now as this one looks as if it has some serious potential. So, if you guys are heading to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, be sure [...]

Snowpiercer is Being Dumbed Down for Western Audiences
Posted by Jason McDonald | Posted 254 days ago.
I know that sounds like an inflammatory title, but if film critic and programer Tony Rayns is to be believed, it’s exactly what is happening to Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer.” The film was just recently released in Joon-ho’s native home of South Korea where it’s doing extremely well in that market.  It’s also receiving heaps of [...]

A Tale of Two Sisters Hits US Blu-ray This October
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 256 days ago.
One of my favorite Korean horror films looks set to beading to Blu-ray in the U.S. this October 22nd and I’m pretty sure I am not alone in my love for this one. So, head on down below and check out the details and let us know if you’ll be picking this one up? Palisades [...]

[TIFF 2013] Official Trailer & Photos for The Station
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 258 days ago.
As I was saying earlier this week, this years Toronto International Film Festival, is one of the best I have seen, and well, that’s saying something as every year they seem to pull out all the stops. But, with films like Marvin Kren’s Austrian creature feature flick The Station, we are in for a bloody good [...]

Artsploitation Films’ Wither Hits DVD This August
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 258 days ago.
For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of Sonny Laguna’s latest flick, Wither, will be very pleased to know that the film will soon be making its way to home video. The folks over at Artsploitation Films have announced that the film will be hitting DVD this August 20th. The upcoming DVD [...]

Chaotic Trailer for Witching and Bitching
Posted by Goon | Posted 266 days ago.
Álex de la Iglesia has just released an insanely ludicrous (in a good way) trailer for his upcoming film Witching and Bitching. The trailer contains everything from a silver painted, gun toting jesus to a wacked out coven of witches. It looks like something you should definitley keep your eye out for. Below you can [...]

Official Poster & Trailers for Psychophony
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 268 days ago.
For you guys today, we have scored two official trailers and a poster for the upcoming Spanish found footage film Psychophony. The film has been hovering around for many years and it finally looks as if it is picking up some steam, so perhaps we will soon be able to check this sucker out. The [...]

100 Bloody Acres (2012) Review
Posted by Flay Otters | Posted 286 days ago.
There is something really enjoyable about watching a film, a TV show or play or whatever that is life-affirming in a non-pushy way. I just cannot stand being told what to think or what to feel (and when) by any kind of creative thing. What makes 100 Bloody Acres so great is that it, through [...]

Sadako 3D 2 to Utilize Smartphones During Screenings
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 289 days ago.
We have all been there. You’re trying to watch a film in the theatre but there is someone on their smartphone ruining the experience for everyone else. You ask them politely to turn it off, when suddenly all hell breaks loose. But, it appears as if cellphone use in theatres may become a thing of [...]

Hideo Nakata to Remake ‘Haunters’
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 289 days ago.
Are you guys ready for yet another remake? Well, like it or not, it appears as if remakes are here to stay and today we have received word that the Korean sci-fi flick Haunters, is set for a Japanese remake. Read on for the early details. According to Variety, Hideo Nakata (Ringu) will direct a [...]

Official Red Band Trailer for Rigor Mortis
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 293 days ago.
Okay guys. Check this sucker out now, I mean it. Juno Mak Chun-lung’s Rigor Mortis, looks absolutely mesmerizing, and quite frankly freakin’ awesome, and I think you guys will absolutely love this one. We recently announced that Fortissimo Films had acquired the International rights, and with that, the official trailer has made its way online for you to [...]

First Poster & Trailers for The Deadly Strands
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 296 days ago.
What have our Asian friends got for us this time around? Well, how about a possessed wig? it kinda reminds me of something straight out of The Simpsons, where Homer, gets a hair transplant from the then executed Snake, only to find that the hair contains the spirit of Snake. While this one may not [...]

The Body Scores U.S. Distribution
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 304 days ago.
We have been closely following Oriol Paulo’s The Body (El Cuerpo), for what feels like forever, and while we still have no news on when we will finally get to see this one, we do know who will be handling the distribution. According to Variety, Outsider Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to The Body, which includes a theatrical [...]

Cannibal Diner Finally Hits U.S. DVD Uncut
Posted by Chris Savage | Posted 310 days ago.
For those of you who have been following Frank Montag’s German cannibal flick, Cannibal Diner, will be very pleased to know that the film has scored distribution and you guys will soon be able to witness the mayhem on DVD. Cannibal Diner will be making its way to DVD in North America and Canada this October [...]

Spending the night at “The Diplomat Hotel”: Exclusive Interview with Director Chris Ad Castillo
Posted by Mahiwaga | Posted 316 days ago.
Last month, I came across the teaser trailer for a Filipino indie-horror film that is slated to release this July at the Cinemalaya Film Festival in the Philippines. Not only was I surprised that the famed haunted landmark of the Philippines will finally get its share of the limelight, I was taken aback by the [...]