The third annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is set to descend upon its namesake city next month, and today's second-wave announcement adds a host of impressive new titles to an already-strong lineup. Exploring multiple facets of the genre we know and love, it's packed with features, shorts, retrospectives, talks, and events that should make for a highly entertaining week. I'll be attending the festival, bringing reviews of the best things I see there; feel free to say hello! Starfish (East Coast Premiere) Stricken with grief, Aubrey is having a difficult time coping with the death of her best friend, Grace. To combat the overwhelming sadness, she breaks into Grace’s apartment and quietly picks up where her late friend left off, caring for her pets and using her possessions, not to mention sleeping in her bed. The next morning, though, everything’s changed. The streets outside are desolate, fires engulf the city, and people are being attacked by something inhuman. … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Drops A Hell Of A Second Wave
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The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival returns to bring the best and most provocative of horror cinema to local screens and we're thrilled to announce wave one of our program today! Join us October 11th - 18th in venues across Brooklyn as we screen films from around the globe, along with our brand new HEAD TRIP block spotlighting films that push the boundaries and expectations of the horror genre as part of our most expansive and diverse curation yet. This years decadent and deadly poster is designed by New York-based creative duo Kelsey and Rémy Bennett (aka The Bennett Sisters). About the design, the sisters say, "The photo stories we created for the poster design are an ode to the 1970s golden age of horror, inspired particularly by the 1973 Brian De Palma New York set psycho sexually voyerurist exploitation film Sisters, which starred the recently deceased actress Margot Kidder, an icon of 70s slasher genre." Yann Gonzalez's ravishing, Cannes selected slasher Knife + Heart opens … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Horror Film Festival Returns, First Wave of Titles Announced
In only its third year the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is proving itself to be a reliable source of eclectic genre cinema. For one week in October residents of Brooklyn will experience a wide vareity of genre delights. This morning the festival announced the first wave of films playing at this year's festival. An obvious standout is German film Luz, already carving a path through the festival circuit this Summer. Cam was quickly snapped up for distirbution so the chance to see it with a crowd in a cinema is suddenly a rare opportunity - don't miss it. There is the very cool 80’s Slash-A-Thon featuring Sleepaway Camp, The Burning, My Bloody Valentine and The Funhouse. Other titles that have piqued our interest are the opening film Knife + Heart and closer Perry Blackshear's The Rusalka. Blackshear's debut film They Look Like People was spot on great so expectations are high for his second film. And what may possibly be the most dangerous screening of the … [Read more...] about Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018: First Wave Announced, LUZ, CAM, KNIFE + HEART, THE RUSALKA And More!
MOTELX, in Lisbon, Portugal, is one of the top genre film festivals in Europe. A member of The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, European films that compete and win at MOTELX go on to vye for the top prizes in the Méliès Competition at the end of each year. With the festival quickly approaching at the beginning of September they have announced their first wave of titles along with a slew of cultural events that is simply overwhelming. But first, what is going to play at MOTELX this September. Audiences in Lisbon are in for a treat. Jenn Wexler’s The Ranger and Issa Lopez’s Tigers Are Not Afraid have been storming the festival circuit all year and for good reason, both a terrific in their own ways. Of course one of the big titles to come out of Sundance this year is Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy. And I will admit a complete and total bias to Demian Rugna’s Terrified/Aterrados, a true definition of ‘crowd pleaser’. Other … [Read more...] about MOTELX 2018: Rangers, Tigers and Demon Bikers Among First Wave of Titles For Lisbon Horror Film Festival
It is good to see that outside of the work of Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster and Dogtooth) that the genre scene in Greece is being upheld by the work of the organizers of the Horrorant Film Festival. Now in its fifth year they have announced the first wave of titles for their festival which runs the first week of May from the 3rd to the 9th. From what I could gleam from the website the festival travels a circuit of six cities in Greece that week, Athens and Thessalonica for sure. Other information of importance is that according to the festival site there is no VOD in the country and releases on DVD and BluRay are limited to mainstream and commercial titles. Reading this makes the work of Horrorant all the more important. In the first wave of titles there are a lot of familiar names. What the Waters Left Behind, Trauma, Necronomicon (The Book of Hell), Luciferina and Mirada de Cristal lead a very strong lineup of LatAm titles this … [Read more...] about 5th HORRORANT FILM FESTIVAL: TRAUMA, FRAMED And WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND Lead First Wave of Titles