FANTASIA 2016 Round-Up Reviews!

This year, the 20th Anniversary of the Fantasia International Film Festival, was a good one for film lovers and cinephiles all around. Film like LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR (review), SLASH (review), ANOTHER EVIL (review) and THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review) really left an impression on me and with the fest coming to an end, […]

Fantasia Review: THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK

One of the many wonderful things about covering film festivals is how with every one you attend, you end up discovering new gems. Films which don’t play by the typical Hollywood rules, think outside of the box and offer their viewers fresh and interesting new takes on telling great genre stories. Fantasia is that type […]

Fantasia Film Festival REVIEW: BED OF THE DEAD

Jeff Mahe’s BED OF THE DEAD knows exactly what kind of film is. A film with one hell of a gimmick and enough adventurous energy to please the most diehard gorehound, the psychological thriller junkies, or just genre fans looking for something fun to watch. Taking the idea of a group attending a sex club […]

Fantasia Film Festival Review: SLASH

A futuristic wasteland, the setting for an encounter between a sci-fi hero and his arch nemesis. As the hero and the protagonist get closer to fight, they sense an attraction to each other,..and begin to passionately kiss. Sounds like a good setup for a Fantasia Film Festival film, right? So the story goes from Neil […]

Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates EPIC 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, films like AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR (I dare you to ask me how much I love that film) and THE DEMOLISHER were brought to our attention thanks to […]

FANTASIA FEST’S 2015 LINE-UP WILL MELT YOUR BRAIN

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival, presented by Ubisoft and Anchor Bay, will soon be stunning Montreal with three weeks of cinematic ingenuity from July 14 until August 4, 2015. FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Fantasia’s complete lineup of programming and special events will be revealed on July 7th. To tide you […]

Review: AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR

Nicholas McCarthy hit the horror scene hard with his 2012 feature debut, THE PACT, catching viewers off guard and getting tons of praise within the horror community as well. With such a strong first film, the pressures of following up that debut could make a lesser man cave under the pressure, but alas, McCarthy obviously […]

Fantasia Review: CREEP

Horror comedies can be quite the odd combination at times. When a film focuses too much on one over the other, it runs the risk of pushing certain fans away. Throw the found-footage/POV angle into the mix, and well, the odds are almost against you from the get-go. Luckily, the Patrick Brice/Mark Duplass collaboration CREEP […]