TIFF16: Sadako vs. Kayako

The two icons of J-Horror clash in Sadako vs. Kayako. Yuri (Mizuki Yamamoto) and Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa) are two university students, who purchase an old secondhand VCR to transfer some old home movies to DVD. However, inside they find a strange tape, which they soon realize is the cursed video tape mentioned to them by their […]

Review: Blair Witch

A group of friends enter the Black Hills Forest to find answers to the disappearances that happened two decades earlier in Blair Witch. As part of her school documentary project, Lisa (Callie Hernandez) is filming the attempt of James (James Allen McCune) to find answers about his sister Heather, who disappeared in the Black Hills […]

TIFF16: Dog Eat Dog

Three ex-cons get together for one last job in Dog Eat Dog. Troy (Nicolas Cage) has just gotten out of prison and is reunited with his crew of Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook). Looking for one big score to retire on, Troy accepts a job from El Grecco (Paul Schrader), which involves kidnapping a […]

TIFF16: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A father and son perform a late night autopsy on a mysterious female corpse in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. At a grisly crime scene, Sheriff Sheldon (Michael McElhatton) finds a body of of a woman partially buried in the basement. Wanting answers to how this woman died, Sheldon sends the body to the Tilden […]

TIFF16: Raw

A vegetarian veterinary student gains a taste for human flesh after being forced to eat meat for the first time in Raw. 16 year old Justine (Garance Marillier) has just enrolled into a veterinary college, following the steps of her family, including her older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf). Despite her entire family being devout vegetarians, Justine is […]

TIFF16: Midnight Madness Highlights

This morning saw the announcement of this year’s Midnight Madness line-up and the Toronto International Film Festival. This year’s line-up not only features the return of some notable alumni, but also a few films that aim to relaunch horror franchises of the past. Without further ado, I will go through some of the highlights of […]

Blindspot 2015: 40 Years of TIFF: Brain Damage

With it being October, I decided that I would take a break from watching winner’s of the TIFF People’s Choice Award and watch the film from the popular Midnight Madness programme. Specifically, I decided to watch a film from the very first Midnight Madness in 1988, which would the horror-comedy Brain Damage. A young man named […]

TIFF 2015: Southbound

From the makers of V/H/S comes this horror anthology set across a desert highway. As a radio DJ (Larry Fessenden) spouts out his words of wisdom, a number of individuals face horrifying terrors near an isolated town by the highway. This includes two blood-soaked men on the run from supernatural horrors, an all-girl band taken in […]

TIFF 2015: SPL 2: A Time for Consequences

An undercover cop and Thai prison guard fight to bring down a crime syndicate in SPL 2: A Time for Consequences. Kit (Wu Jing) is an undercover cop, who was assigned by his supervisor and uncle Wah (Simon Yam) to take down a crime syndicate run by Mr Hung (Louis Koo). Kit’s cover is blown and he is […]

TIFF 2015: Yakuza Apocalypse

Takashi Miike gets foolish in the action-comedy Yakuza Apocalypse. When vampire Yakuza boss Kamiura (Lily Franky) is taken out by an unusual syndicate, his young protegĂ© Kagayama (Hayato Ichihara) inherits his boss’ vampire powers. Creating a gang of vampire Yakuza out of the local citizens, Kagayama prepares to battle the evil syndicate, which includes a […]