New Release Info: The Invisible Mother (2021)

Editor’s Update: We first reviewed The Invisible Mother on May 2, 2020, during its award-winning festival run. We’re pleased to announce that Freestyle Digital Media* has acquired the North American VOD rights to this entertaining, psychedelic horror-thriller rife with giallo overtones. You’ll be able to rent and own copies of The Invisible Mother on digital […]

2021 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: The Inquisition, aka Inquisición (1977)

DAY 10 — RITUALS: It’s good to have a routine, even if it’s evil. The 1970s were a time of “witchhunting,” with such film as Michael Reeves’s The Conqueror Worm (1968), Michael Armstrong’s Mark of the Devil (1970), Ken Russell’s The Devils (1971), and Otakar Vavra’s Witchhammer (1970). So Paul Naschy answered call — to […]

Slasher Month, er, ah . . . 2021 Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge Day 9: Nigel the Psychopath (1994)

DAY 9: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: One with a misunderstood freak/mutant/abomination, etc., (or in this case: a fatherless child with farm implements). Oy, this movie . . . this friggin’ movie! Just like a Wim Vink joint, such as Half Past Midnight, a Jim Larsen joint takes its punches for being repetitive and plotless, with […]

A Nomad River (2021)

“Rivers dry up not only because of lack of rainfall but also because of suffocation of smaller streams, chaotic urbanization, deforestation, and unplanned public policy. A civilization too can suffer from choking and droughts, in forms of dogmas, ignorance, and superstition.”— Writer and Director Aditya Patwardhan I can’t recall — if ever — the last […]

Schokkend Nieuws Film Magazine: An Interview with Dutch Filmmaker Wim Vink by Hans Minkes

Editor’s Note: This interview with Dutch filmmaker Wim Vink by Hans Minkes originally appeared in the pages of the Netherlands-published Schokkend Nieuws (Shocking News) Film Magazine, dedicated to horror, science fiction, fantasy and cult cinema. It was first published on July 9, 2013, and digitally-republished in its homeland on September 9, 2013, and updated on […]