XLrator Media Acquires Werner Herzog’s SALT AND FIRE; Release Coming Spring 2017

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XLrator Media, known for putting out some excellent genre titles and films that tend to be somewhat outside of the box, have acquired filmmaking legend Werner Herzog’s new film SALT AND FIRE. The film, an Eco-thriller starring Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres & Gael Garcia Bernal is targeted for a spring 2017 release and from the press […]

SCREAMFEST 2016 Announces First Wave of Titles; Richard Bates, Jr., Xavier Gens Highlight Announcement

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It kind of goes without saying but LA’s annual Screamfest is one of our favorite events of the year. With every passing year, many genre titles are featured at the hellish (in a good way) Fest that was founded in 2001 by film producer Rachel Belofsky and there are always enough great films, whether they […]

New Photos for IFC Midnight’s THE DEVIL’S DOLLS; Hits Theaters/VOD Next Week!

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I absolutely loved Padraig Reynolds’ newest film, THE DEVIL’S DOLLS (read my review over at Fangoria). It feels like a Southern Gothic masterpiece and really knows how to hit your nerves like a ton of bricks. Opening September 16th on VOD and in theaters (the film’s opening night at Hollywood’s Arena Cinema will also host […]

Shannon Visits LACMA’s Guillermo Del Toro Exhibit!!

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I remember the first time I watched Guillermo Del Toro’s visual masterpiece PAN’S LABYRINTH. I sat there in complete awe and wonder at how beautiful the film was, and still is today.  Since then I have been a diehard fan of Del Toro’s work and have been inspired and moved by his creations.  A few […]

FEAR, INC. Gets New Poster; Hitting VOD October 21st

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Having been acquired by Electric Entertainment and with an upcoming VOD release coming October 21st, the murderous game-filled FEAR, INC. just got a brand new poster and it looks like a lot of fun. Personally, I dig these types of films. It’s fun to see people play games that don’t quite end up going great […]

Kia Hysjulien’s Five Best Moments in The WALKING DEAD: Season Six

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*Editor’s note – We asked artist/creator Kia Hysjulien about her favorite moments from this past season of The Walking Dead, and she was nice enough to write a bit about a few scenes that really stood out to her. If you haven’t, check out her artwork here and a piece on her over at Blumhouse.com […]

Review: THE ONES BELOW

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I am a sucker for maternal thrillers. From ’90s popcorn thrillers like THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE to the brutal extremism of INSIDE, crazy mothers hit a soft spot for me and part of it may be due to the fact that the motivation is right there. There’s no need for an extensive backstory […]

Jay Kay Talks Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 1)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]