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Simon Read [Celluloid 07.02.15] Canada post apocalyptic apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

We're introduced to a teenager, named simply 'The Kid' (Munro Chambers), who lives in the wastelands of post-apocalyptic America in the year 1997. Pedalling around the scorched landscape on his BMX, he spends his days searching for scrap with which to barter in the local town. The Kid lives in a bunker decorated with colourful '80s junk, and worships his comic book he... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.30.15] United Kingdom action thriller

Set against the backdrop of the gritty streets of London and Marbella’s hedonistic glamour on Spain’s seductive Costa Del Sol, Gunned Down is billed as an uber violent stylish revenge thriller along the lines of “POINT BLANK” meets “HEAT”. Boom! [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.30.15] Germany scifi experimental arthouse avant-garde

Vincenzo Natali's Cube is one of the best high concept horror films of all time. The film spawned two sequels and a remake is even in the works. But did you know that the Canadian director was inspired by this obscure German short film which won an academy award in 1989? [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.30.15] thriller mystery

The remake train continues to churn along in Hollywood and this time, the powers that be are taking on the 2009 Spanish thriller The Secret in Their Eyes which, upon its theatrical release in North America, made a big splash raking in a nice chunk of change and landing the movie on IMDb's top 250. All of this to say that the original is not some festival favourite few... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.30.15] horror thriller

Fangoria Magazine, which has been the biggest horror publication since 1979, just made an announcement that could be a game-changer for filmmakers. Eschewing the normal theatrical model where films are shown to a select audience in a single city, Fangoria will instead use the power of streaming to show their selection globally. And they are promising the content will ... [Continue reading]

Simon Read [Film Festival 06.29.15] Italy post apocalyptic scifi drama

We meet beleaguered couple, Kurt (Simon Merrells) and Eve (Ana Ularu) as they stumble through a vast wasteland, surviving harsh conditions through eating carrion, drinking whatever water they find on the ground, and taking shelter in abandoned factories and industrial estates. Eventually they come across a kind of shanty town, where desperate crowds of poverty stric... [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.29.15] United Kingdom apocalyptic thriller

[Craig DiLouie is the author of many post-apocalyptic and horror novels including Suffer the Children, Tooth and Nail and The Infection series] [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.29.15] France drama experimental arthouse

Argentinean director Gaspar Noé isn't exactly afraid of controversy and over the years, the release of a new Noé movie is usually accompanied by some minor blip of media ruckus. This time around, the button pusher set out to direct what appears to be the world's first 3D porn. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.29.15] horror

Grave Shivers is a wonderful little horror anthology short that combines three terrifying tales of monsters. It's directed by Brent Sims. It recently won the audience award at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.29.15] scifi drama

Transgressive French director Claire Denis (Trouble Everyday, White Material) is making her English language debut with a space drama that is said to "take place beyond the solar system in a future time that nevertheless feels like the present." [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.26.15] Russia scifi action thriller adventure

Russia's been slowly building up a cache of big, beautiful sci-fi films that don't always work as well as they look. But boy are they putting in the effort. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.26.15] horror thriller

A gritty Sweeney Todd inspired thriller, K-SHOP is the story of a British kebab shop plagued by binge-drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, the film’s protagonist Salah (Ziad Abaza) finds himself struggling with the frenzied nightlife that descends upon the family kebab shop night after night. The situation reaches bo... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.26.15] Italy scifi horror thriller

With a similar set-up as Lucio Fulci's Zombie, a derelict ship approaches Manhattan, unleashing its havoc on the unsuspecting city. This short time spent stateside was a tactic to help the film market to American audiences and, just like Zombie, we're out of the city and in the jungle in no time. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.25.15] action thriller drama

Hot on the heels of our list of great survival movies, here's another one with potential to make the next list. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.25.15]

The fun Big Game (review) is out in thetares and on VOD and to celebrate its obvious love of the survival genre, here's my personal picks for best survival films. Most of these movies are not only great representations of the best of the genre, but most are some of my favorite films of all time. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Simon Read [Celluloid 06.25.15] United Kingdom scifi thriller mystery

The story introduces us to a future London, where recreation drugs are legal, and the population have become addicted en masse to legal drugs supplied by a sinister corporation. Following a slick, effects-laden opening sequence, we meet a tough cop named Greaves, who is struggling to re-connect with his wife and son while investigating a bizarre murder. Greaves, lik... [Continue reading (1 comment)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.23.15] Canada post apocalyptic thriller

Ten years ago, author Elizabeth McClung made a big splash with "Zed." Her post apocalyptic thriller about a pre-teen girl named Zed surviving in a harsh new reality, was named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and won numerous awards. In 2009, the project was optioned by Matthew Cervi's Vancouver based Mad Samurai Productions but little has been ... [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.23.15] action thriller adventure

I've read some reviewers who seem baffled that Big Game's high concept got greenlit at all based on how outrageous it seems on the surface. On the contrary, its simplicity is wonderful and I can see how the screenplay made everyone excited when they read it. It's exactly the kind of commercial, four quadrant project that gets people jazzed up. [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.23.15] apocalyptic scifi horror action thriller adventure

Last night during a live stream from the set, 20th Century Fox announced the official title of Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel - Independence Day: Resurgence. Some images were also shared featuring Emmerich on the set and a practical "Moon Tug". We've also included a piece of concept art. [Continue reading (4 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.22.15] scifi horror action

The prospect of an old school, traditional effects driven horror movie excites me so much, I actually gave the Harbinger Down people money. Admittedly, this didn't sound like much of a gamble going in; it's not like this project is by a couple of newbies that have never made a movie before. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.21.15]

A gritty Sweeney Todd inspired thriller, K-SHOP is the story of a British kebab shop plagued by binge-drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, the film’s protagonist Salah (Ziad Abaza) finds himself struggling with the frenzied nightlife that descends upon the family kebab shop night after night. The situation reaches bo... [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.19.15] China action drama adventure

You can't make this shit up. You just can't. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.19.15] thriller drama

Written by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, the short is a 1950s set story of an impressionable young girl named Dawn whose overbearing mother has a very specific idea about what makes a good girl and she's determined to keep her daughter on the right path. At any cost. [Continue reading]

Marina Antunes [Cathode Ray Mission 06.19.15] post apocalyptic zombies apocalyptic horror

We've seen a couple of clips from AMC's upcoming "The Walking Dead" spinoff "Fear the Walking Dead" but both have been short and given us very little in the way of actual footage from the show which is set to premiere in August. [Continue reading (2 comments)]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.18.15] Canada thriller

Numb is an upcoming Canadian thriller starring Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Gallactica, Vigilante), Marie Avgeropoulos (The 100) Aleks Paunovic (iZombie) and Stefanie von Pfetten (Cracked). [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.18.15] Israel apocalyptic horror

Doron and Yoav Paz are bringing their apocalyptic Israeli shocker, Jeruzalem, to Montreal for it's World Premier at Fantasia 2015. Obviously we'll be there with bells on and will try to bring you a review of this highly anticipated biblical horror film.
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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.18.15] thriller drama mystery crime

I was really disappointed with our correspondent's reaction coming out of Sicario's Cannes debut. As a fan of writer/director Denis Villeneuve's, I was expecting another great work from the Canadian director so to read that his latest feature is predictable was... disappointing. [Continue reading]

John Connor [Celluloid 06.17.15] Australia action cult thriller

Did you know that Brian Trenchard-Smith's classic Ozploitation film, Turkey Shoot, has been remade into a modern action film starring Dominic Purcell (Killer Elite, Prison Break), Viva Bianca (Spartacus) and Robert Taylor? Me neither. [Continue reading (3 comments)]

Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.17.15] thriller drama crime

One of the highlights of my festival season last year was discovering Alex R Johnson's Texas thriller Two Step (review). [Continue reading]

Christopher Webster [Celluloid 06.17.15] post apocalyptic horror action cult thriller adventure

Turbo Kid hits theatres August 28 and to celebrate the official release of super fun 80's throwback, Epic Pictures have dropped an all new extended trailer on us with tons of new footage. [Continue reading (1 comment)]

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