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Observance (2015) Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 4, 2015
When a movie doesn’t tell you much about what is going on halfway through the film, it sometimes unfolds into an eye-opening experience that has you saying: “Ohhh! So that’s why this happened!” and allows the viewer to discover the twists and turns on his or her own. Unfortunately, the Australian filmed-with-North-American-accents flick “Observance” is

Extinction (2015) Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 3, 2015
The end of the world is nothing we want to be witnesses of. Having to live next door to someone you despise during this apocalypse must make it all the more difficult. The post-apocalyptic “Extinction” made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Nine years have passed since a virus has turned practically

Cooties Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2015
When horror and comedy meet, it takes some great horror and some hilarious comedy to make things work. Thankfully, this occurs in the hysterical “Cooties”, making its Canadian premiere at the 2015 edition of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. The fact that Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson star in this movie makes it all the

We Are Still Here (2015) Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2015
If you’re looking for a nice throwback to old school horror, look no further than “We Are Still Here”, being presented for the first time in Canada at the 2015 edition of Fantasia’s International Film Festival. Set in the 1970s, Anne (Barbara Crampton; “Re-Animator”; “From Beyond”) and Paul have bought a house in the rural

Deathgasm Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2015
Are you a metalhead? Are you an outcast? Have you ever resurrected demons through the playing of an ancient tune? No? That’s ok. You may still appreciate “Deathgasm”, straight out of New Zealand, making its Canadian premiere at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Brodie has moved in with his uncle and his jock of

Antisocial 2 Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2015
After “Antisocial” made its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival in 2013, it was only logical that its sequel, “Antisocial 2”, made another world premiere at the same festival. However, contrary to its predecessor, the follow-up film failed to impress and entertain me. “Antisocial 2” takes place a few months after the events

Some Kind of Hate Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2015
Bullying is a common issue in every school across the world. It takes a supernatural turn in “Some Kind of Hate”, being presented for the first time in Canada at Montreal’s International Film Festival. Lincoln is an outcast, living with an abusive, drunk of a father and constantly being bullied at school. One day, he

The Dark Below Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 30, 2015
When Douglas Schulze, director of “The Dark Below”, stated to “be ready for something different” prior to the world premiere screening of his movie at Fantasia International Film Festival, the microphone must have been faulty and we probably didn’t hear the end of his sentence, which was probably: “… from a good movie.” Following his

Cop Car Film Review, Starring Kevin Bacon
Written by Simon Rother, July 30, 2015
What happens when two boys find a seemingly abandoned cop car and decide to take it for a ride? A dubious sheriff, played by the always-excellent Kevin Bacon, wants his ride back. That’s what happens. “Cop Car” made its Canadian premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, in presence of director Jon Watts (Director of “Clown”)

Shrews Nest Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 30, 2015
If you enjoyed Stephen King’s “Misery”, then the horror-thriller straight out of Spain, “Shrew’s Nest”, making its Quebec premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival, will be the right movie for you. The concept of a person in distress being aided by a cooped up, “slightly” deranged individual is at hand, but with some major backstory.

Cub Horror Film Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 30, 2015
Many boys have often been part of scouts during their youth, but have they ever experienced a camping trip in the woods that involved a mythical werewolf-boy that prowled the forest? We discover what it’s like in the Belgian “Cub” which made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Sam, despite his very

Slumlord Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 29, 2015
Silence can create extremely awkward moments. A creepy, elderly man combined with this silence makes it worse. A creepy, elderly man, almost constantly quiet with a crazed look in his eyes, spying on you through hidden cameras in your own home? You make up your own answer for that one. Victor Zarcoff’s “Slumlord” made its

The Hallow Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 28, 2015
For things that go bump, and many other sound effects, in the night, Ireland has come up with “The Hallow”, making its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. A small family, a couple and their baby, move into a rural part of Ireland. Hailing from England, they are not much appreciated by the

Felt (2014) Review
Written by Flay Otters, July 25, 2015
There are measures of tragedy and loss that underscore the journey taken in director Jason Banker’s Felt, his follow-up to the 2012 film Toad Road. Both films are similar in that respect, having an ever-present sense of darkness even in moments of joy. But where Toad Road starts and ends with the potential supernatural threat

The Vatican Tapes (2015) Review
Written by Flay Otters, July 25, 2015
You’d be well within your right to let out a sigh at the arrival of another possession movie, especially following the crop of recent horror dealing with this subject. Things like The Devil Inside, Last Exorcism (parts 1 and 2), The Possession etc have been a sorry lot – there really is only so far

House of Manson [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 11, 2015
We have been following Brandon Slagle’s latest feature House of Manson, for quite some time now, well actually since we heard of its inception. It’s a film that I needed to watch and finally I got my chance. But with a film like this it is never easy to watch considering the subject matter the

LA Slasher Review- Reality TV Gets Real
Written by Jason McDonald, July 4, 2015
It’s no secret that reality television is big business.  Every year a new reality show pops up and becomes the next pop culture phenomenon that sweeps the nation.  For a large number of people it’s addictive junk food entertainment that they simply can’t get enough of.  Some people, like myself, simply shrug their shoulders and

Chopping Block [Review]
Written by Shaun Huhn (CineNiche), June 23, 2015
  Chopping Block is wholly original in all that it wishes to accomplish. Prior to screening the film, director Joshua Hull commented that his film is a comedy, first and foremost, and the horror is secondary. This thematic asymmetry is made clear with the opening flashback sequence. The horror of the film takes place on

Poltergeist Review
Written by Jason McDonald, May 22, 2015
When putting together a remake of a classic film there are two dangerous pitfalls that a director might succumb too. The first is that they make a carbon copy of the original film that leaves you wondering why they even bothered to remake the film.  The second danger is that they make a film so

Rebound Movie Review
Written by Jason McDonald, May 20, 2015
A heartbroken woman sets off on a road trip back home after discovering her boyfriend with another woman.  However, the road home takes her down a dark and twisted path. “Rebound” is the first feature length film by director and writer Megan Freels.  The film stars Ashley James as Claire, a woman who decides to