Fantasia 2019: Culture Shock

A Mexican immigrant finds herself in an idealistic town that’s too good to be true in Culture Shock. Marisol (Martha Higareda) is a pregnant Mexican woman, who desires to immigrate to a better life in America. Marisol makes arrangements with Coyote (Sal Lopez) to be snuck over the border and is joined on her trip […]

Fantasia 2019: Lake Michigan Monster

An eccentric sea captain seeks revenge against a sea monster occupying Lake Michigan in Lake Michigan Monster. Captain Seafield (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews) wants revenge against the monster that killed his father, which occupies Lake Michigan, one fathom from the coast of Lighthouse Island. Seafield assembles his team of weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy (Erick West), […]

Sean Kelly Interviews – Fantasia 2019 – Cast and Crew of 1BR

This episode consists of the first of two interviews I conducted while in Montreal for the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. In this interview, I got to talk to practically the entire cast and crew of the film 1BR, which had its World Premiere at the festival. Please note that this interview discusses some specific plot […]

Fantasia 2019: Jade’s Asylum

A group at a mansion in Costa Rica are attacked by a group of forest-dwelling beings in Jade’s Asylum. While on a drug-fueled trip to a mansion in Costa Rica, Jade Williams (Morgan Kohan) leaves her boyfriend Toby in a jealous fit and is prepared to walk back to the airport. All the while, Jade […]

Fantasia 2019: Sator

A man encounters a malevolent force in the woods in Sator. Adam (Gabe Nicholson) is a man who lives an isolated existence in a cabin in the woods, though he is occasionally visited by his brother Pete (Michael Daniel). The two men’s grandmother Nani (June Petersom) keeps talking about a being named Sator who gets […]

Fantasia 2019: The Purity of Vengeance

Police detectives investigate a 12-year-old cold case somehow connected to a former girl’s home in The Purity of Vengence. Carl (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares Fares) are two Copenhagen detectives, who take on a grisly new case, as four mummified skeletons are discovered in a walled-off room of an apartment. After identifying the bodies, […]

Fantasia 2019: Killerman

A criminal gets amnesia following a drug deal gone bad. Moe (Liam Hemsworth) and Skunk (Emory Cohen) are low-level money launderers working for Skunk’s uncle Perico (Zlatko Buric). Deciding to make some money on a side, Skunk decides to participate in a heroin deal with a local contact. However, the drug deal turns out to […]

Fantasia 2019: The Prey

An undercover Chinese detective is placed in a Cambodian prison, where the corrupt warden hires men to hunt down the prisoners in The Prey. Xin (Gu Shangwei) is an undercover Chinese detective in Cambodia, who is arrested an placed in a prison run by a brutal warden (Vithaya Pansringarm). Xin is one of many prisoners […]

Fantasia 2019: Blood on Her Name

A woman struggles with guilt following an accidental killing in Blood on Her Name. In the aftermath of an apparent robbery gone wrong, Leigh Tiller (Bethany Anne Lind) is left with a dead body on the floor of her garage. Leigh’s initial response is to try and dispose of the body, but she becomes wracked […]

Fantasia 2019: It Comes

A newlywed couple and their young daughter are targeted by an evil spirit in It Comes. Hideki (Satoshi Tsumabuki) and Kana (Haru Kuroki) are a happy newlywed couple, expecting the birth of their first child. However, two years after the birth of their daughter Chisa, Hideki and Kana are tormented by an evil spirit, who […]