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Fede Alvarez Says Don't Breathe
It's rare that a no-name film comes with buzz attached, but that's what happened at SXSW with Fede Alvarez's new feature. Before it screened, it was just called Untitled Fede Alvarez/Ghost House Thriller, but after its Midnight world premiere, the secret was out: His home invasion horror was called Don't Breathe.

12:30PM Fri. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Snags Arrival
Fantastic Fest, the Alamo Drafthouse's celebration of the most bizarre and coolest of world cinema, has announced its second wave, with a huge addition for an opening night film: the highly touted Arrival, the new science fiction thriller starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario).

12:00PM Thu. Aug. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fabio Frizzi Takes Austin to The Beyond
Italian horror music maestro Fabio Frizzi is returning to Austin, and he's bringing Hell with him. Or at least opening the gates with a new live score to nightmarish classic The Beyond.

2:30PM Wed. Aug. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

The Terror Behind Terror of Frankenstein
DVD commentary tracks on feature films are a contradiction: facts being talked over a fantasy. In Director's Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein, the commentary itself is a story, a head-spinning metafiction twisting another film. "It's new ground," said director/co-writer Tim Kirk, "and we're making it up as we're going along."

12:15PM Wed. Aug. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Austin Film Festival Announces Second Wave of Films
The Austin Film Festival dropped more of its 2016 lineup today, announcing eight titles, many of which are world premieres.

12:25PM Tue. Aug. 23, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

Adult Swim Drive-In Tour Comes to Town
Going to a show at a drive-in movie theatre these days is an exercise in intense nostalgia role-playing. You roll up with your nuclear family blasting some doo-wop on the car stereo, grab your classic, cheap concession fare, and then settle in for a Fifties sci-fi or tame horror flick, or perhaps even an Sixties teen beach movie if you’re nasty.

12:45AM Fri. Aug. 19, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

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Fantastic Market Transforms
It's scarcely a month before Fantastic Fest, Austin's biggest genre film fest, shows the state of the art. Now Fantastic Market, the industry sidebar to the main festival, has announced a big change, big speakers, and the first flushes of the future of out-there movie making.

1:15PM Wed. Aug. 17, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Lace Crater
Gothic romance is not defined by gargoyles and dark moorlands. It's a sense of mystery in an unsure universe, that subversive thrill of transgression. That's why it's called romance.

12:45PM Mon. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Bray Wyatt: Follow the Buzzards
Bray Wyatt remembers the first time he saw the fireflies. That’s when the WWE superstar walks into the arena, and the lights drop, the audience whips out their phones, and they don’t video or take a photo. They turn on the flashlight app, and the whole room turns into a thousand glowing fireflies.

9:00AM Mon. Aug. 15, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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