Fantasia 2018: LOUDER! Can’t Hear What You’re Singin’, Wimp!

A middle-aged rock star takes a soft-spoken street musician under his wing in LOUDER! Can’t Hear What You’re Singin’, Wimp!. Sin (Sadao Abe) is a middle-aged rock star, who has been injecting drugs into his vocal chords to help him maintain the primal screams he is known for. However, the toll has become too great and his […]

Fantasia 2018: Blue My Mind

A teenage girl undergoes some unexpected changes in Blue My Mind. Mia (Luna Wedler) is a 15 year old girl, who has just moved to a new town and has lived for much of her life under the strict control of her parents. This results in Mia getting a bit of a rebellious streak, as she begins […]

Sean Kelly Interviews – Fantasia 2018 – Chuck Steel and The Ranger

It is my second Sean Kelly Interviews podcast from the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival. In this episode I talk to director Michael Mort about Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, followed by a discussion with director Jen Wexler, producer Heather Buckley, and actors Chloe Levine and Jeremy Holm about The Ranger. It’s a jam packed episode, so I hope it […]

Fantasia 2018: Pledge

A trio of college freshmen get more that they bargain for they try to join an extremely exclusive fraternity in Pledge. David (Zack Weiner), Ethan (Phillip Andre Botello), and Justin (Zachary Byrd) are three college freshmen, who find themselves shunned by most of the campuses fraternities. The three are approached by Rachel (Erica Boozer), who invites […]

Fantasia 2018: Laplace’s Witch

A geochemistry professor is asked to consult on a murder case in Laplace’s Witch. Within a short period of each other, two individuals are killed of hydrogen sulphide poisoning near a hot spring. This results in geochemistry professor Shusuke Aoe (Sho Sakurai) to be asked by police to consult on the cast. During the investigation, Aoe comes across Madoka Uhara […]

Fantasia 2018: The Dark

An undead teenage girl befriends blind boy in The Dark. Mina (Nadia Alexander) is a cannibalistic undead teenager, who haunts an isolated forested area known as the “Devil’s Den.” After dispatching of a fugitive criminal that enters the area, Mina meets the criminal’s blinded hostage Alex (Toby Nichols). Mina decides to help Alex get back to […]

Fantasia 2018: The Ranger

A group of teenage punks find themselves stalked by a psychotic park ranger in The Ranger. After her boyfriend Garth (Granit Lahu) stabs a police officer during a drug raid at a punk rock club, Chelsea (Chloe Levine) and her friends Abe (Bubba Weiler), Jerk (Jeremy Pope), and Amber (Amanda Grace Benitez) are forced to go […]

Fantasia 2018: Bleach

A high school student who sees dead people finds himself recruited to a group of spirit-hunting warriors in Bleach. Ichigo Kurosaki (Sota Fukushi) is a teenager, who has had the power to see ghosts around him since he was a kid. One night, he encounters Rukia (Hana Sugisaki), who is a member of a group of warriors […]

Fantasia 2018: The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion

A young woman’s past catches up to her in The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion. A decade ago, Ja-yoon (Kim Da-mi) escaped from a facility experimenting with telepathic kids and found refuge with a farmer and his wife. When she tries out for a TV talent show, Ja-yoon accidentally lets her powers slip and attracts the attention […]

Fantasia 2018: Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch

Multiple individuals are tormented by supernatural creatures emerging from a haunted hotel in Rokuroku: The Promise of the Witch. One day out of the blue, Izumi receives a call from her old friend Mika, who she arranges to meet-up with. Meanwhile, Izumi’s grandfather is disturbed by a supernatural force that no one else can see. Elsewhere, people from […]