Tag: movies

On watching bad films on purpose…

by Jacqueline Valencia There are staples when it comes to bad film. I mean, flops that were a flop for a reason and they’re fascinating to watch. Not everyone loved Ishtar, Glitter, or Lawnmower Man 2. Yet there are film lovers who also happen to be masochists with the films

On Bo Mikkelsen’s What We Become (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell With Bo Mikkelsen‘s feature film debut we take another journey into the Nordic Twilight,Scandinavia’s emerging genre movement. This time instead of werewolves here we parlay with the shambling undead. The film opens in the picturesque suburb of Sorgenfri where we meet Gustav (Benjamin Engell) and his family

On Bryan Bertino’s The Monster

by Kayann Mitchell With The Monster we have Bryan Bertino‘s third trip to the director’s chair after his debut The Strangers and his sophomore effort Mockingbird. And here he has brought us his first creature feature. As it opens we see a young Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) fending for herself till

Jenn’s Top 10 Scary Movies

by Jennifer Valencia Scary movies are not my area of expertise but I’ve always liked scary movies. When I say scary movies I mean more thrillers. I prefer them to horror films. I don’t like gore, I prefer to be scared off my couch or disturbed. I like thrillers that leave

On Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

by Jacqueline Valencia  I’ve been sitting on this post for a while. I was so deeply impressed when I saw The Wicker Man  (which needs its own Freudian/Jungian analysis somewhere, especially for this scene: https://vimeo.com/87336570) that I had to watch all the folk horror that I could find. This isn’t an

On David F. Sandberg’s Lights Out (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell With Lights Out  David F. Sandberg brings his creepy acclaimed 3 minute horror short (from 2013) to the big screen as his feature film debut. Could it be as creepy as the original? Opening in a clothing factory we meet Paul (Billy Burke) closing up shop for

On Fede Alvarez’ Don’t Breathe (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I’ll say it here and now. I ADORED Fede Alvarez‘ Evil Dead remake. It was a blood soaked thrill ride that injected legitimate horror into the legacy of Sam Raimi‘s classic. So I was taken aback when the release of Don’t Breathe snuck up on me. I

On Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell South Korean zombie horror film Train To Busan made its debut at the 2016 Cannes midnight screenings. And was brought to the Toronto After Dark fest as a special screening as part of their zombie night festivities. Which is where I finally had the chance to partake

On Alastair Orr’s From A House On Willow Street (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I caught the screening of From A House On Willow Street as it made its Canadian debut at the second last night of the Toronto After Dark film fest. Lucky genre fans were fortunate to have the filmmakers and cast on hand to hand out swag and

On Paul Gerstenberger’s The Rezort (2015)

by Kayann Mitchell I don’t think I can be bothered with preamble where The Rezort is concerned. Given that the movie doesn’t try to either. So let us just shamble on shall we? Anyway on with it. The Rezort starts with various news clips detailing a previous zombie outbreak which

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