Podcast: Interviews – Blood in the Snow 2016

After a more than 3 month hiatus, the Sean Kelly on Movies Podcast returns with a collection of interviews I recorded last week at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Please note that some of the interviews contain spoilers, so please refer to the show notes and skip ahead if needed. Opening Clip – […]

BITS 2016: Wrap-Up

This year was a major turning point for the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, as it celebrated its fifth anniversary and moved to its new location at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. While there with a few hiccups this year, such as the cancellation of a live TV special and one of the […]

BITS 2016: Pre-Film Shorts

Here is my rundown of most of the pre-film short films from the 2016 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Ghost Can A woman returns home from a date with a can containing an ancient spirit. There is a certain campy tone to the plot of Ghost Can, however it does feature a well designed […]

BITS 2016: Short Film Showcase

Here is my rundown of the thirteen short films that played as part of the 2016 Blood in the Snow Film Festival’s short film showcase. Summoned Amanda asks for help from a demon for her abusive father, however things go a little too far. This is a well produced short film that shows that using […]

BITS 2016: Inspiration

A horror author is tormented by her own character in Inspiration. Samantha Kingsley (Emily Alatalo) is an author who had a huge hit with her horror novel Grinning Charlie. Despite not wanting to write in the horror genre anymore, Samantha is convinced to take a lucrative offer to write a sequel. Samantha moves into an isolated […]

BITS 2016: The Sublet

A new mother has strange experiences in her apartment in The Sublet. Joanna (Tianna Nori) and her fiance Geoff (Mark Matechuk) move into a subletted apartment with their newborn son Porter. With Geoff’s career as an actor keeping him away from home, Joanna is left alone to care for the baby. Joanna soon starts hearing noises […]

BITS 2016: Kidnap Capital

Kidnapped immigrants struggle for survival in Kidnap Capital. In, Phoenix, Arizona the Mexican cartel kidnap those wanting to get into the U.S. and hold them for random in thousands of drop houses. Manolo (Johnathan Sousa) and his pregnant wife Elena (Michelle Arvizu) are two such kidnappees, who are being help by Wyler (Paulino Nunes), who is […]

BITS 2016: The Unseen

A man who’s slowly going invisible tries to save his daughter in The Unseen. Bob Langmore (Aden Young) is an ex hockey player, who is now a struggling mill worker in a quiet town. Bob abandoned his family 8 years earlier, partly due to the fact that he has a condition that is slowly turning him […]

BITS 2016: 3 Dead Trick or Treaters

A killer leaves macabre tales on the graves of his victims in 3 Dead Trick or Treaters. While on his route, a paperboy comes across three graves, each of which has a story pinned to them. In Fondue, a couple trick or treaters get a special kind of treat. In Malleus Maleficarum, a religious family prepares […]

BITS 2016: Capture Kill Release

A married couple plan and film the perfect murder in Capture Kill Release. Jenn (Jennifer Fraser) has just purchased to new video camera for a new documentary project with her husband Farhang (Farhang Ghajar). It quickly becomes apparent that the couple are in the process of planning and perpetrating a random homicide. While Farhang initially […]