25 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW : TRAUMA

TRAUMA is a Chilean horror courtesy of Artsploitation Films and director/writer Lucio A. Rojas.I knew nothing about this film when it was presented to me  and my interest was piqued as that I haven’t seen much (if any) Chilean horror that I can recall…and then there is TRAUMA.  TRAUMA is

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23 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW: JOHNNY GRUESOME

We take a break today from festival coverage to review a film that you don’t need to attend a festival to see.  Not only can you currently see JOHNNY GRUESOME on VOD now, but you SHOULD see JOHNNY GRUESOME on VOD now. The film opens with the song “Dyin Tonight“,

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14 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW: ROBBERY (TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL)

It’s the 13th year of the TORONTO AFTER DARK (TAD) film festival and year after year, it just keeps getting better.  Much like Montreal’s FANTASIA film festival, TAD is not horror specific. These festivals are for sci-fi, genre, action, fantasy and more.  That makes for some really interesting and formidable

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13 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW: TiCK (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

TiCK is the second short film by Toronto native Ashlea Wessel. It’s also her second short film (the first being INK) to play the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. I was a big fan of INK, but I found TiCK to be leaps and bounds ahead of it.   There

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03 Aug 2018

FILM REVIEW: HEAVY TRIP (FANTASIA 2018)

Alright, I know what you’re thinking: “Not ANOTHER mockumentary about a symphonic, post-apocalyptic, reindeer-grinding, Christ abusing, extreme war, Pagan, FennoScandian metal band on a mission from Satan!” Trust me, I felt the same going into HEAVY TRIP (HEVI REISSU), which played recently at FANTASIA 2018. I decided to push my

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31 Jul 2018

FILM REVIEW: MEGA TIME SQUAD (FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL 2018)

Playing FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL this year is the time traveling crime caper comedy, MEGA TIME SQUAD (MTS).  MTS is directed by DEATHGASM‘s Tim van Dammen, and has A LOT going on all at once but the big question is…is it strong enough to be contender among it’s peers? The answer

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11 Jul 2018

12 FILMS WE ARE STOKED TO SEE AT FANTASIA FEST 2018

Montreal is a city known for many amazing things like it’s beautiful architecture, Montreal smoked meat and THE FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (honorable mentions go out to Pizza-ghetti, Just For Laughs and the time I got Scarlet Fever as a kid). Now in it’s 22nd year, FANTASIA has earned the

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11 Jun 2018

CONTEST: THE HURRICANE HEIST iTUNES GIVEAWAY (Canada only, sorry!)

It’s that time again….. CONTEST TIME! The always awesome folks at D Films Corp are giving Canadians the chance to check out one of the craziest films of the year…for free! What’s THE HURRICANE HEIST all about? A heist during a hurricane! More specifically….. “Thieves attempt a massive heist against

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30 May 2018

CONTEST: WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE (TORONTO ONLY, SORRY!)

CONTEST TIME! To celebrate both Canadian horror and the INSIDE OUT TORONTO LGBT FILM FESTIVAL, we are giving away two pairs of tickets to see WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE courtesy of the lovely folks at INSIDE OUT. The film is playing on Saturday June 2nd at 9:30 pm at the

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26 Apr 2018

FILM REVIEW: INK

INK is the directorial debut from Toronto’s Ashlea Wessel.  Wessel is no stranger to being behind the camera as she is a renowned and highly sought out photographer.  I was familiar with her work prior to INK and that is what initially got me excited about the film.  I have

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