BITS 2018: Offerings: A Seance in Three Acts

One of the special events of the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival was an installation at the Super Wonder Gallery featuring Offerings: A Seance in Three Acts, the new 26 minute experimental short film directed by Torin Langen (3 Dead Trick or Treaters). Probably the best description I have of Offerings is that the film is likely […]

BITS 2018: Hammer of the Gods

A rock band goes on a spiritual journey into the wilderness in Hammer of the Gods. Mitch (Josh Collins), Eric (Rob Raco), and Olivia (Samantha Carly) are the members of the rock band Sled Dog, who haven’t been able to develop a successful follow-up to their initial hit single half a decade earlier. The band decide […]

BITS 2018: Alive

Two people wake up in an abandoned hospital in Alive. A man (Thomas Cocquerel) and a woman (Camille Stopps) wake bloodied and bandaged in an abandoned hospital. They are being taken care for my a mysterious man (Angus Macfadyen), who has a kind demeanor, yet acts aggressive towards his patients when they are not receptive of […]

BITS 2018: Altered Skin

An American engineer investigates a conspiracy surrounding a viral infection in Pakistan in Altered Skin. Craig Evans (Robin Dunne) is an American man, who has been living in Pakistan with his doctor wife Insiya (Juggan Kazim), who is one of many that have been infected with a virus that eventually turns people into crazed zombies. Craig is […]

BITS 2018: SuperGrid

Two estranged brothers are forced to do one last smuggling run across dangerous terrain in SuperGrid. In a post-apocalyptic future, mining conglomerates have turned the land into a vast wasteland known as the SuperGrid. Deke (Marshall Williams) is forced by Lazlo (Jonathan Cherry) to do one last run across the US/Canada border. To accomplish this job, […]

TADFF18: Robbery

A young thief enlists the help of his dementia-ridden father to steal enough to pay back his gambling debts in Robbery. Frank (Art Hindle) is a lifelong criminal who is recently diagnosed with dementia. While struggling at times to even remember his own son Richie (Jeremy Ferdman), Frank still retains a sharp memory of his five decades […]

TADFF18: Lifechanger

A shapeshifter tries to reconnect with a past love in Lifechanger. For most of his life, Drew (Bill Oberst Jr.) has had the ability to take on the form of other people. The transformation only lasts for a brief period of time, before the body begins to rot and Drew must find a new host before […]

TADFF18: Extracurricular

A group of high school friends spend their spare time planning a committing murders in Extracurricular. Brothers Ian (Spencer Macpherson) and Derek (Keenan Tracey), Derek’s girlfriend Jenny (Brittany Teo) and other friend Miriam (Brittany Raymond) are a group of high school seniors, who have essentially formed a serial killer club, where they plan and commit murders […]

Review: Knuckleball

A 12 year old boy struggles to survive a trip to his grandfather’s farm in Knuckleball. Despite some apprehension from his mother Mary (Kathleen Munroe), 12 year old Henry (Luca Villacis) is dropped off at the farm of his grandfather Jacob (Michael Ironside), while Henry’s parents go to a funeral. Despite being relatively estranged from the family, Jacob quickly […]

TIFF18: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

The correspondence between a child actor and TV celebrity changes both of their lives in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. In 2006, 11 year old child actor Rupert Turner (Jacob Tremblay) is shocked by the news that his favourite actor John F. Donovan (Kit Harington) was found dead at the age of 29. A […]