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  • Raven Banner To Release Animated Last Chapter of “TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL” to Canada

    Before the contemporary explosion of horror on television, there were a select few horror comedy series that fell prey to early cancellation. These series would later find cult fandom on streaming platforms, home media and cable syndication, and few had such a stirring fanbase as Canada’s TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL. And it’s said stirring fanbase that also helped revive the show for an animated, feature-length series finale, entitled TOOD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL: THE END OF THE END, on Indiegogo, doubling the intended $75,000 goal.

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  • “SHREW’S NEST” (TIFF Movie Review)

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    One of the most cost effective ways to anchor a low budget feature is in emphasizing claustrophobia; making a virtue of a single location and turning it into a strength rather than cost-cutting hindrance. George Romero did it, Roman Polanski nailed it, Sam Raimi made it a cartoon, and now the Spanish directing team of Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel have made it their own.

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  • Finally! “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” Acquired for U.S. Release

    New Zealand vampire comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS—written and directed by, and starring Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi—is unreal funny. It’s an audience picture through and through. I’ve seen the film three times at two separate festivals and watched crowds get rightfully uproarious at this rich, hilarious mock doc on bloodsucking roommates making their way in modern Wellington. Why it’s taken so long to secure a U.S. release is beyond me, but the good news is here.

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  • Teaser Debut: A Taste of “TRACE” Through EVP

    The directorial debut of graphic designer Ryan Brookhart and premiere release from genre company Terror Films, TRACE is a film rooted in aural terror and the phenomenon known as EVP. Appropriately then, the first teaser for the film gives you a taste of TRACE through the sounds of terror.

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  • First Image: Vin Diesel as “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER”

    In the LAST WITCH HUNTER, Vin Diesel takes on the title role, essaying an immortal who does battle with witches in modern day NYC. Though the first image purports to show us Kaulder (said witch hunter) in the 13th century, let’s hope he didn’t make too many changes to this barbarous kit he’s rocking.

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  • BEYOND FEST 2014 Unveils Lineup of Fest Hits and Special Repertory Engagements

    HALLOWEEN in 4K, with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee. THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, with a live re-score from Umberto and Giallo Disco’s Antoni Maiovvi. Zulawski’s POSSESSION. A Nicolas Winding Refn-focused double feature. STARRY EYES. Doc son the history of the influential 2000AD and Richard Stanley’s tumultuous journey on the set of THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. A screening in celebration of the HOUSE OF THE DEVIL soundtrack on Death Waltz Vinyl. Frankly, L.A.’s BEYOND FEST 2014 has such the strong lineup, it does perfectly well to sit here and list it all off. Los Angeles residents: get stoked.

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  • Trailer: “CARVER,” A Slasher from 14 Year-old Filmmaker Emily DiPrimio

    In a way, this is perfect. When do slashers appeal to horror fans most? I’d argue when we’re teens, and the often charged up, youth-oriented sensibilities of the subgenre fall right in line with our adolescence. Fitting then, 14 year-old Emily DiPrimio wasn’t just content to watch them, but get out and craft one herself. It’s now complete and the young filmmaker has unveiled the first trailer for CARVER. 

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