Fantasia 2015: Nina Forever

A young woman enters into a love triangle with the ghost of her new beau’s dead girlfriend in Nina Forever. Holly (Abigail Hardingham) is a paramedical student and supermarket worker, who decides to pursue a relationship with her co-worker Rob (Cian Barry), despite the emotional baggage of the fact that he is still grieving over […]

Fantasia 2015: Crumbs

A man traverses across post-apocalyptic Ethiopia looking to board a spaceship in Crumbs. Candy (Daniel Tadesse) is a physical malformed man, who lives with the love of his life Birdy (Selam Tesfaye). A spaceship has been hovering in the sky since the beginning of the big war, which Birdy believes is about to turn on. […]

Fantasia 2015: Goodnight Mommy

Two twin brothers are bothered by the apparent changes in their mother in Goodnight Mommy. Elias and Lukas (Elias and Lukas Schwarz) live on their own with their mother (Susanne Wuest). When she comes home heavily bandaged after an operation, the two brothers notice that the behaviour of their mother isn’t like it once was, particularly […]

Fantasia 2015: Ava’s Possessions

A young woman tries to piece her life back together following a demonic possession in Ava’s Possessions. Ava (Louisa Krause) has spent the last 28 days being possessed by a demon. Soon after being exorcised by Father Merrino (John Ventimiglia), Ava begins to realize the level of damage she caused and her lawyer JJ Samson (Dan […]

Fantasia 2015: The Editor

This review was originally published as part of my coverage of TIFF 2014 From the Winnipeg-based film collective Astron-6 (Father’s Day, Manborg) comes this homage/spoof of Italian giallo horror films.  Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once one of the world’s greatest film editors. However, after losing his fingers in a freak accident, Ciso has been reduced […]

Fantasia 2015: I Am Thor

1980s rock god Jon Mikl Thor attempts a comeback in I Am Thor. Beginning his career as a Canadian bodybuilder in the 1970s, Jon Mikl Thor formed the heavy metal band Thor and released over a dozen albums and appeared in 1980s horror films, such as Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and Zombie Nightmare. Thor decided to retire from […]

Fantasia 2015: Director’s Commentary: Terror of Frankenstein

From director Tim Kirk and producer Rodney Ascher (Room 237) comes this fake director’s commentary for the 1977 film Terror of Frankenstein. The new special edition of growing cult hit Terror of Frankenstein features a commentary between director Gavin Merrill (Clu Gulager) and screenwriter David Falks (Zack Norman). As they talk about this particular adaptation of Mary Shelley’s […]

Fantasia 2015: Catch Me Daddy

A Pakistani girl and her boyfriend go on the run from thugs hired by her father in Catch Me Daddy. Laila (Sameena Jabeen Ahmed) is a hairstylist living with her boyfriend Aaron (Connor McCarron) in a trailer in West Yorkshire. Laila’s estranged father wants her to come back home and hires a group of Pakistani […]

Fantasia 2015: Bite

A young women undergoes a horrifying transformation in the body horror film Bite.  Shortly before her wedding to her fiance Jared (Jordan Gray), Casey (Elma Begovic) goes on a bachelorette holiday to Costa Rica with her friends Jill (Annette Wozniak) and Kirsten (Denise Yuen).  While swimming in an off-path spring, Casey gets bitten by something under […]

Fantasia 2015: The Interior

A young man escapes his terrible life with a trip into the wilderness in The Interior. James (Patrick McFadden) is a man who gets bad news at the doctor, gets fired from his job, and generally hates his life. Wanting to experience something new, James takes a spontaneous camping trip into the woods. However, he […]