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John Connor [Celluloid 05.17.19] horror thriller

The Madness Within is a dramatic thriller, from production house Busted Knuckle Productions and director Hunter G. Williams (The Crying Dead). Set to release across several countries, the film’s official release will take place in Q4 (November, December), through Midnight Releasing. The film’s story involves a tormented businessman, who falls victim to his... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.16.19] scifi horror animation fantasy adventure

Genndy Tartakovsky is making a triumphant return to TV with a new animated series call Primal, which takes place in the dangerous world of prehistoric earth. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.15.19] scifi horror

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror will return to Netflix for three new stories on June 5, 2019. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.14.19] scifi horror action thriller

Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.14.19] United Kingdom horror

Writer/director duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala have already proven themselves to have a knack for horror with the terrifying Goonight Mommy and the upcoming Field Guide to Evil anthology. Now the pair have made the jump to English-language feature filmmaking with the Sundance hit The Lodge. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.13.19] horror

Bloody Disgusting have announced their new horror anthology PORTALS has been acquired by Screen Media. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.10.19] scifi horror

Seth Ackerman's Blood Machines is nearing completion, but looking for a final round of support to get across the finish line. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 05.10.19] horror

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired North American rights to THE 16TH EPISODE (previously known as LITTLE HORROR MOVIE). [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.09.19] horror comedy

Zoe, age 10, is obsessed with making horror films. A deadline for a big horror contest is coming up, and Zoe is determined to win. But when her father, concerned about her increasingly gory activities, orders her to stop making horror films and shoot her sister's wedding week instead, Zoe has no other choice... To win the contest of her dreams, she will have to turn h... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.09.19]

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.” [Continue reading]

John Connor [Cathode Ray Mission 05.08.19] thriller comic

Tick tock. Watchmen debuts this fall on HBO. [Continue reading (3 comments)]



Christopher Webster [Film Festival 05.08.19] scifi horror action thriller

Cinepocalypse, Chicago’s premiere festival for electrifying and provocative genre cinema, returns to the Music Box Theatre June 13th for eight days of features, shorts, events and surprises, including eight fantastic break-out world premieres.

ALTER, the horror brand from Gunpowder & Sky that curates, develops and distributes award-winning short films, seri... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 05.06.19] China scifi

One of the biggest and most successful sci-fi films of all time has just landed on Netflix, but you probably didn't notice! [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 05.02.19] horror drama

Lisa Soper knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the movies but unlike most kids who have dreams of being actors, writers or directors, Soper's passion was to help build the worlds we see on screen. [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 04.30.19] scifi horror thriller

The jaw-dropping set pieces fly fast and furious in Jackie Chan’s breathtakingly inventive action comedies, two smash hits that made him a worldwide icon of daredevil spectacle. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.29.19] horror comedy

It doesn’t help that we have Fran Kranz and Alyson Hannigan in the lead roles, immediately putting one in mind of both ‘Cabin...’ and ‘Buffy’ (and therefore Whedon), and while both actors are perfectly suited to their roles, they are limited by fairly humdrum material and a scattershot approach to narrative. Director/co-writer Brett Simmo... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.29.19] documentary

Global Digital Releasing will release Troupers across multiple digital platforms on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. The documentary, from filmmakers Saratoga Ballantine and Dea Lawrence, profiles actors over the age of 80, continuing to pursue their acting careers in Hollywood. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.29.19] Denmark thriller

Photojournalist Rie (Christine Sonderris) is covering the construction of the Copenhagen Metro. The film opens with her descent by industrial elevator down into the underground site, where she begins to interview the workers. Most seem uninterested in her project, though Ivo (Kresimir Mikic) and his assistant Bharan (Samson Semere) at least provide candid responses to... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.25.19] Germany horror thriller

Luz (Luana Velis), a young taxi driver, arrives dishevelled at a police station. Rossini (Jan Bluthardt), a psychologist, is drinking at a bar and is picked up by a sultry woman (Julia Riedler). He is then called to the station to interview Luz, but appears to have been demonically possessed during his earlier encounter. He places Luz under hypnosis, supervised by pol... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.24.19] horror

Welcome to Paranoia, the ultimate escape game. Rule #1: Nothing is real. Rule #2: One of you will die. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.24.19] horror

Deadly Ten is a new immersive cinematic initiative that will see Full Moon Features boldly producing a series of ten original genre films, live-streamed in front of fans. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.23.19] scifi thriller

Ang Lee's new sci-fi film has a massive cadre of screenwriters attached to it including Billy Ray, Jonathan Hensleigh, Andrew Niccol (Gattaca), Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, and David Benioff (Game of Thrones). It is from an original concept created by Darren Lemke. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.23.19] United Kingdom comedy

Global Digital Releasing will distribute Tom Sands’ bittersweet comedy Rupert, Rupert & Rupert. It will be released across digital platforms worldwide on Friday, April 26, 2019. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.23.19] horror thriller

The story concerns Simon (Jean-Luc Couchard), a factory worker from the French countryside who, along with his severely disabled sister Estelle (Melanie Gaydos), resides in their now dilapidated family estate. As children they fooled around with their father's gun one day, and a terrible accident occurred. Estelle remains bedridden and mute, and Simon continues to bla... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.23.19] Denmark comedy

Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is a young black metal fan who fronts his owns band, 'Impaled Rektum', with three friends. Despite being experts at covering their favourite bands' music, they have yet to write an original song. When a music festival producer from Norway arrives in town they become determined to create their own music and impress him – hoping to get a... [Continue reading]

John Connor [DVD News 04.23.19] scifi horror action thriller crime adventure

Nicole Kidman teams up with director Karyn Kusama (The Invitation) on the gritty revenge thriller Destroyer. [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.22.19] Brazil horror mystery


The debut feature from Dennison Ramalho, The Nightshifter is a film with an intriguing premise, and early scenes in which grisly corpses come to life before Stenio's weary eyes hit target in a Guillermo del Toro sort of way. At its best the film is reminiscent of Michele Soavi's Cemetery Man, its tone projecting a similar sense of sadness and ennui - Stenio has not ... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Celluloid 04.22.19] Canada horror comedy


This is a film full of meta-textual tricks, and how much one enjoys it will in part come down to one's tolerance for a director wanting people to know how clever they are. Condon's central conceit, that of a director killing his actors in the name of art (and cash) is nothing new. Nor is the idea of inserting oneself into one's own screenplay. What does work here th... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.16.19] scifi

The Tribeca Film Festival will screen The Shipment, a $1 million dollar father/daughter science fiction short, written, executive produced and directed by VFX artist and 3D animator Bobby Bala. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 04.08.19] horror comedy

Indican Pictures has picked up distribution rights to Tony Wash’s High on the Hog. The film stars Sid Haig (3 From Hell), Joe Estevez (Public Enemy) and Robert Z’dar (Maniac Cop I & II & III), in his final role. [Continue reading]

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