ABC’s of Death 2 Movie Review (Fantastic Fest 2014)
Written by Flay Otters, September 21, 2014
Much like with the V/H/S series, it would be a fool’s errand to try to compare (on the whole) the first ABC’s of Death film to the newest ideration. Primarily because you have a whole new batch of directors tackling the framework and the behind the scenes folks having had the experience of making the

Circus of the Dead (2014) Review
Written by Flay Otters, September 21, 2014
If you’re an average, normal thinking person, you feel deep down that there is something inherently creepy about clowns. Given the cinematic context clues from everyone from Pennywise in IT, Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses, Stitches, the ‘Killer Klowns’ (from outer space) and hell, even that midget clown in Xtro, there is more than enough to suggest the

When Animals Dream Movie Review (2014 Fantastic Fest)
Written by Flay Otters, September 21, 2014
What is immediately and undeniably striking about Danish director Jonas Alexander Arnby’s film, When Animals Dream is the textural quality that everything in draped in right from the start. It is a wispy, muted color palette that seems to ebb and flow in a way that is deliberate and lovely but not contrived. It is

CUB (Fantastic Fest 2014) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, September 19, 2014
When dealing with children in peril in horror films, you come to expect a certain set of rules, a certain pathway from start to end that give us the hero, the villain, the comic foil, the human drama, the adult influence and the calming resolution. This is what we see time and time again and

Dead Snow 2 Review : The Must See Horror Film!
Written by Simon Rother, September 18, 2014
If you loved “Dead Snow”, then it’s IMPOSSIBLE for you NOT to like “Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead”, directed by Tommy Wirkola (who also did the first chapter), and having been presented at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. (SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE FIRST “DEAD SNOW”.) “Red Vs. Dead” picks up where the first

All Hell Breaks Loose (Review)
Written by Chris Savage, September 15, 2014
A couple of weeks ago we got word of a little flick entitled All Hell Breaks Loose, which is a throwback to that grindhouse style. A style which has had somewhat of a resurgence these past couple of years, and of course there have been some good and some not so good. Thankfully, All Hell

Trailer: Dead of Winter Gives You Chills
Written by Stephanie Joyce, September 2, 2014
Coming in third place last year at Z-fest, we have scored the trailer to Dead of Winter, finally complete this year. The trailer looks pretty darn cool as the effects and the way the story plays out looks like something that very feasibly could happen when you go out Geocaching in the, well, “Dead of

Trailer: Fear Meets A Strong Heroine In ‘The Guest’
Written by Stephanie Joyce, August 30, 2014
Now this seriously looks cool. Right when I thought The Guest was going to be like a Fear remake, a girl steps up to the plate and fights back. I like it. And there’s a similar character arc that we saw unfold with the kick-ass female Aussie in You’re Next. Oh wait, that’s because it

As Above So Below (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, August 30, 2014
Whether you take it as a morality play about atonement or a cautionary tale about unchecked drive or just a cat-scare first person freak-out, As Above So Below will work for you as far as you’ll let it. By that I mean, it doesn’t do any one part strongly but if you can hang with

The Editor Premiering at Toronto Film Fest
Written by Stephanie Joyce, August 27, 2014
From the minds of Adam Brooks (Producer) and Mathew Kennedy (Director), who made such micro-budget features like Manborg and Father’s Day, their quirky vision for cinema will be followed up by The Editor which will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival early September. Here is a preview of what you can expect by film reviewer

What Doesnt Kill You Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 23, 2014
Would you do something so drastic yet so high-risk if it meant it might give you the opportunity to start over with a clean slate? Where you could risk everything and lose it all to perhaps regain it all? These questions are at stake in Rob Grant’s (“Mon Ami” presented at the Fantasia Film Festival

The Drownsman Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 9, 2014
A supernatural killer in the likes of Samara Morgan (The Ring) is darkly present in “The Drownsman”, making its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival. Madison is deathly afraid of water. Whether it be a lake, a sink full of water, or even a glass of this natural liquid. You see, Madison nearly drowned

Eli Roth’s Green Inferno Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 9, 2014
It is a huge shame that there are complications with the theatrical release of “The Green Inferno” because this enormous, raging ball of fire should be seen for those avid horror fans who wish to see a hardcore, intense movie on the big screen. It made its Quebec premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival and

Goal of the Dead Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 7, 2014
To follow in the footsteps of the 2014 World Cup comes a movie where its soccer/football players really chomp down on competition. Right out of France, making its North American premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival was the zombie flick: “Goal of the Dead”. Samuel Lorit plays for Paris’ soccer team and is returning tonight

Open Windows Movie Review
Written by Simon Rother, August 5, 2014
Making its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s incredible Fantasia Film Festival was Nacho Vigalondo’s thriller, “Open Windows”. If you enjoy spending hours staring at your computer screen, this could be a movie for you. Nick Chambers (Elijah Wood) just won an online contest permitting him to meet and dine with actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey; former

Jade Olsen’s ‘Daisy’ (Review)
Written by Chris Savage, July 30, 2014
We here have been following Jade Olsen’s latest short, Daisy, for quite some time and with the film scheduled for its premiere in Canada at this years Mascara and Popcorn film festival, I got the chance to witness the short and it’s definitely an intriguing slice of horror. The film follows best friends Alice (Devin

House of the Witch Doctor (Review)
Written by Chris Savage, July 27, 2014
We recently learned that Devon Mikolas’ latest flick, House of the Witch Doctor, will be hitting DVD and VOD this September 16th via Breaking Glass Pictures, and with that date looming I had the opportunity to check out the film, and I have to say I was quite surprised by this one. At the start of

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Restored Theatrical Release Review
Written by Tim Hannigan, July 26, 2014
The good folks at MPI Media and Dark Sky films continue to work hard to preserve what is arguably one of the most important horror films of the last half century – the original “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”. Apparently the original 16mm print was wasting away in a brown paper bag somewhere in the

Deliver Us From Evil (2014) review
Written by Flay Otters, July 2, 2014
Director Scott Derrickson (Sinister, Exorcism of Emily Rose) has a pretty well-developed eye and an instinct for plotting and atmosphere that can take a base-level horror movie and push it upward into legit film territory. In Sinister, he played with the audience and strung them along so that, once you reach the final act, it

Snowpiercer (2013) Movie Review
Written by Flay Otters, June 29, 2014
Director Joon-ho Bong should be known to many a genre fan from his excellent works like Memories Of Murder, The Host or Mother. He has a unique vision and a way to balance the frantic with the calm and quiet that give his films a certain rhythm signature that is hard to mistake. Couple that