05 Aug 2018

FILM REVIEW: SMALL GAUGE TRAUMA (FANTASIA 2018)

As the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival comes to a close, it certainly brought us all manner of genre treats. As is the case with most film festivals, the shorts program is often the strongest, and fastest selling ticket in town. Few fests do the shorts programs as much justice

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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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01 Aug 2018

FILM REVIEW: PLEDGE (FANTASIA 2018)

As the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival rolls on, we bring you another review from the Montreal based festival. Our next film comes to us from the USA, by director Daniel Robbins. Robbins is no stranger to the horror genre, as he brought us the 2016 creature feature UNCAGED. Although his

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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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30 Jul 2018

Film Review: ROKUROKU: THE PROMISE OF THE WITCH (Fantasia Film Festival 2018)

Fantasia Film Fest has been delivering the weird and wonderful as well as the scary this year. With a tonne of Japanese content this year I couldn’t pass up the chance to see at least one film from the country. What made me choose ROKUROKU: THE PROMISE OF THE WITCH

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23 Jul 2018

Blue My Mind (Fantasia 2018)

Many fantasy and horror-fantasy film deal with monstrous changes as an allegory for female puberty. Think of films such as GINGER SNAPS, JENNIFER’S BODY and the more recent RAW and it is clear that a sexual awakening as a young woman can be monstrous. The newest films to tackle this

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20 Jul 2018

FILM REVIEW: SATAN’S SLAVES (FANTASIA 2018)

It’s that time of year again, when genre fans from around the globe flock to Montreal for one of the largest genre film festivals in the entire world. That’s right boys and ghouls; it’s the 2018 Fantasia Film Fest! As always, this festival aims to showcase the best our favorite

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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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04 Jul 2018

Short Film Review: NEON

As someone who mostly consumes horror and a touch of sci-fi, I wouldn’t be caught dead watching a romance film. so imagine my astonishment when I was duped into watching a Romeo and Juliet type movie about forbidden love. The love story in question was under the guise of the

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23 Jun 2018

Film Review: HEARTLESS

Edgar Allen Poe’s 1843 short story The Tell-Tale Heart is the classic story of a killer driven mad with paranoia and guilt after committing a murder- hearing the victim’s heartbeat constantly after the fact. As one of America’s first writers of horror and mystery fiction Poe’s work is an obvious

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