Review: The Grinch

The popular Christmas story by Dr. Seuss gets a new animated adaptation in The Grinch. The Whos in the town of Whoville like Christmas a whole lot, much to the annoyance of The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch), who would rather stay home alone with his dog Max. Finally getting fed up with all the cheer, The Grinch decides […]

Review: Overlord

A platoon of American soldiers during World War II encounter unspeakable horrors a German base in Overlord. On the eve of D-Day, a platoon of American paratroopers, including Corporal Ford (Wyatt Russell) and Private Boyce (Jovan Adepo), parachute into Nazi-occupied France with the mission to destroy a radio jamming tower at a nearby German outpost, headed […]

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Review: Suspiria

Director Luca Guadagnino presents a re-imagining of the Dario Argento classic with Suspiria. In 1977 Berlin, a young woman named Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz) storms into the office of Dr. Josef Klemperer (Lutz Ebersdorf) accusing the teachers at the Markos Dance Academy of being witches, which he dismisses as delusions. Patricia soon mysteriously disappears, right around the time Susie Bannion […]

Blindspot 2018: Cult Films of the 1950s to 1970s: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

This month I watched John De Bello’s 1978 B-movie satire Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. Genetically modified tomatoes unexpectedly become sentient and begin killing people around the United States. While the President’s press secretary Jim Richardson (George Wilson) wants to ensure the public that there is no real threat, the President (Ernie Meyers) decides to form a task […]

TADFF18: Pre-Feature Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the Pre-Feature Shorts from the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Echoes in the Ice A group of men enter an abandoned facility and find a weird well in the lower levels. Echoes in the Ice is a sci-fi tinged short that kind of reminded me a bit of The Thing. While, the […]

TADFF18: Canadian Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films part of the Toronto After Dark Canadian Short Film Showcase. Bone Mother In this stop motion fable, the vain Prince Vladimir visits Baba Yaga hoping to get the Water of Life. Bone Mother is an NFB produced stop motion short that combine two legends into one creepy story. Altogether, […]

TADFF18: International Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the 2018 Toronto After Dark International Short Film Showcase. Trespass A police officer gets a little trigger happy on a call, but quickly finds out that his crime cannot be covered up that easily. Structured as a found footage film, recorded from the […]

TADFF18: Overlord

A platoon of American soldiers during World War II encounter unspeakable horrors a German base in Overlord. On the eve of D-Day, a platoon of American paratroopers, including Corporal Ford (Wyatt Russell) and Private Boyce (Jovan Adepo), parachute into Nazi-occupied France with the mission to destroy a radio jamming tower at a nearby German outpost, headed […]

TADFF18: You Might Be the Killer

A man desperately calls his horror-loving friend when a serial killer runs loose at a summer camp in You Might Be the Killer. Covered in blood after the deaths of an uncountable number of camp counselors, Sam (Fran Kranz) desperately calls his friend Chuck (Alyson Hannigan) for help on the situation. The two break down the […]