Before I Wake Fantasia Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 15, 2016
Follow your dreams. We’ve heard this motto before. But sometimes, your dreams follow you. As you know, dreams and nightmares are quite different, but “Before I Wake”, which was presented in a special advanced screening at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (with director Mike Flanagan and star actress Kate Bosworth present), will definitely confirm that

The Devils Candy Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 14, 2016
When you buy the home of your dreams, you expect some magical moments with your family: not to have a deranged, former occupant attempt to invade your home and dismantle everyone in his path. This occurs in “The Devil’s Candy” which made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Jesse (Ethan Embry; “Late

Viral Review
Written by Jason McDonald, August 2, 2016
Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have had an interesting roller coaster career thus far.  Their first major success, “Catfish”, was a weirdly intense entry that put them on the map.  Then they followed it up with perhaps the best “Paranormal Activity” film, number 3, and then the worst, number 4.  But then their most recent

Too Young to Die Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2016
It had been a long time that I hadn’t gone through a range of emotions and had so much fun while watching a movie. I got to fulfill such an exciting experience while viewing “Too Young To Die!” straight out of Japan, which made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Daisuke has

Review: Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers
Written by Simon Rother, August 1, 2016
Kevin Smith’s directing work is adored by some; disliked by others. His newest film, “Yoga Hosers,” made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival, and even though Kevin Smith was there in person and went on for about an hour before the screening of his movie in a very entertaining monologue, I was disappointed

Movie Review: James Wan’s Lights Out
Written by Simon Rother, July 24, 2016
Many us were very afraid of the dark as kids, and some of us still are. With “Lights Out” being presented in a special advanced screening at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, some of us may begin to be anxious within the shadows. Rebecca (Teresa Palmer; “Warm Bodies”; “I Am Number Four”) has moved away

Documentary: Beware the Slenderman Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 24, 2016
Slenderman. This urban legend has inspired numerous creepy stories, legends, and videos online. As most of these seem obvious that they are fictitious, they may not be to everyone. A horrible crime occurred in 2014, caused by this sinister character, and “Beware the Slenderman,”a documentary that made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film

Antibirth Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, July 23, 2016
Sometimes, life just takes you by surprise. And I suppose you might not even feel surprised if you’re drunk and high. Discover the feeling of an unprepared and mishandled pregnancy, which may just hide something more, in “Antibirth”, making its Canadian premiere at Montrea’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Lou (Natasha Lyonne; “American Pie”) lives life

Fantasia Review: Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex
Written by Simon Rother, July 20, 2016
Hey there, horror fans! Your unofficial Fantasia yearly reporter for horror-movies.ca here, back to write exclusive reviews for the 4th consecutive year. The first review to come your way is for “Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex”, a documentary that made its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s greatest film festival, Fantasia. Oh, and Guillermo del Toro was

[REVIEW] You Should Be Watching ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix Right Now
Written by Jason McDonald, July 17, 2016
This isn’t exactly a formal review, but I felt like I just wanted to get the word out there about this fantastic new series currently available on Netflix.  I’m only halfway through it, but I felt like I’ve seen enough to know that a great deal of you would want to hear about this show

Der Bunker [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 13, 2016
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes this little gem which slaps you around the face, pulls your twisted carcass in, and then spews you out more deranged than before. Der Bunker is brilliant, fascinating and utterly bizarre, yet it has this strange warming charm about it. Anyway, the German-language movie is Nikias Chryssos’ feature debut and

Stag Night of the Dead DVD Review
Written by Sam, July 8, 2016
The Film This micro budget British effort shows us a UK that has survived a pandemic that turned people into zombies (a fact that seems to have been well hidden from the population at large). Rather than attempt a serious take on this idea writer/director Neil ‘Napoleon’ Jones throws us in with a group of

The Perfect Husband [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, July 1, 2016
Going into Lucas Pavetto’s The Perfect Husband, I initially thought it was just another run-of-the-mill horror flick in a secluded cabin, but there is much more than meets the eye with this one. It has several layers that slowly begin to peel away until you get to its rotten core, and that core might be a

[REVIEW] ‘Terrordactyl’ Creature Feature Fun Takes Flight
Written by Jason McDonald, June 22, 2016
I don’t know what it is about the summer season, but when the world erupts into flames like the intro of “Terminator 2” and I’m forced to wear tank tops and flip flops, I’m suddenly in the mood for creature feature fun.  And arriving just in time for fit that need is ‘Terrordactyl’, a tale of

[REVIEW] ‘The Conjuring 2’ Will Lightning Strike Twice for the Warrens?
Written by Jason McDonald, June 14, 2016
After taking a quick break from horror to direct “Furious 7”, James Wan returns to the genre with a sequel to the hugely successful 2013 film “The Conjuring.”  With the “The Conjuring 2”, Wan has gathered the band back together with the hopes of repeating the critical and financial success the first one enjoyed.  But

‘Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, June 3, 2016
Clowns in horror movies will always get my attention, they bring a slice of fun but also a false sense of security, you just don’t know if they’re gonna tickle your funny bone or pull it the hell out. So when we got the chance to watch MJ Dixon’s foray into this sub-genre via Cleaver: Rise

‘Hollower’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, June 1, 2016
For those of you who are new to MJ Dixon, he’s been churning out horror flicks for the past few years under his shingle Mycho Entertainment Group, and he’s made quite a name for himself in doing so. Most of his films are dominated by the slasher sub-genre, and he’s got really good at nailing that

‘Girl in Woods’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 29, 2016
Girl in Woods is Jeremy Benson’s (Live Animals) latest flick and it’s part survival horror, part psychological, but if I was to describe the film in one sentence it would be a “total freakin’ mindf**k!” The film had me scratching my head on so many occasions that I actually questioned my own sanity at times,

‘Betrothed’ [Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 28, 2016
Ever since I first witnessed Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I’ve been obsessed with sadistic families in films, but saying that it also goes back to Wes Cravens The Last House on the Left and Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring, but I think it was Hooper’s vision which really sparked my interest in the cannibal kind.

Misread [Short Film Review]
Written by Chris Savage, May 17, 2016
We here absolutely love short films, and we see it as an excellent learning experience for filmmakers and also a foot in the door for that feature film. Sometimes they pay off and sometimes you may just never hit it off, but there are a few that showcase a wide range of abilities and when you see