Like his peer Quentin Tarantino, writer/director Michael Keating is famous for making films that are all about borrowing from the greats to create something truly unique. Carnage Park is definitely a good example of his fast-paced filmmaking style in action, but how does it stack up to his other work, and is it actually worth a spot on your running list of must-see films?
What horror fan doesn’t love a good haunted house story – especially one based on real people, places, and events? That’s Winchester in a nutshell.
If you’ve ever been to San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House (or heard of it), then you’re already somewhat familiar with the backstory to Winchester. Also known as “the house that ghosts built”, the Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, inventor of the famous rifle. After her husband and daughter both pass away, the grieving Sarah becomes convinced that she’s... Read More
Horror films at their very best successfully tap into the primal fears and apprehensions of its audience. They not only remind us of the things we’re afraid of but challenge us to ask why they make us so afraid. They also inspire us to contemplate whether or not falling victim to our worst fears is something that can be avoided, and if so, at what cost. If that’s the kind of horror film you absolutely love, then It Follows was definitely made with you in mind.
It Follows made its debut at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was later distributed by... Read More
Direction is just as important as story and even more important than acting. For this reason I probably have more favorite directors than I do actors or actresses. Takashi Miike is easily in my top five all time favorite directors. Before there was Imprint(Masters of Horror Season 1 Episode 13), there was Ichi the Killer andHappiness of the Katakuris. And before those two cinematic gems there was Audition; an absolute masterpiece of Japanese horror film making.
Taken from a novel written by Ryu Murakami, Audition starts by introducing us to a widower,... Read More
I’d be remiss not mention Jena Malone’s performance, which many will likely call “brave” and provocative for one scene in particular, but she deserves credit for the less flashy scenes as well. At any given moment the supporting women threaten to steal the movie from the protagonist, which is ironic considering the narrative. Needless to say everyone is well cast, even Reeves who provides much needed humour and levity just by being there.
The Neon Demon is not for the faint of heart (or those with a sensitivity to strobing... Read More
What a magic little gem this is and one which will make you think twice about having a one night stand! My only complaint about this one is that it didn’t run long enough and ended too abruptly. I wanted more. This movie runs along a similar vein as Thanatomorphose where a young girl becomes infected with a virus and her body begins to fall apart.
Canadian Film Centre alumni John Ainslie is best known for the throwback horror comedy feature JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. His screenplay was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award and the film won Best Midnight Film at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival. Prior to writing, John worked as a Director of Photography and won the Borsos prize of Best Cinematographer at the Whistler Film Festival for his work on the feature SK8 LIFE. In 2016 John wrote and directed his first feature film – the award winning THE SUBLET. A psychological thriller Ain't it Cool News describes as "scares and shocks to a nerve... Read More
THIRTEEN WOMEN (1932) Thirteen sorority sisters receive letters from a clairvoyant foretelling their demise. Unbeknownst to the ladies, Ursula Georgi, a half Javanese* Eurasian woman with strong powers of persuasion, is the one behind those doomsday oracles. An outcast because of her mixed-race origins (yeah, this one is pretty racist too), Ursula seeks revenge on the girls whose torment forced her to leave school. Using mind control, Ursula exacts her retaliation by manipulating them to kill themselves and each other. THIRTEEN WOMEN was one of the first films to feature an almost entirely female... Read More
Jennifer Lawrence – House At The End Of The Street (2012) House at the End of the Street was a huge box office success owing to the huge profits it raked in, not to mention ranking number 1 in its opening weekend. This horror movie is about a divorced woman and her daughter who seek a fresh start in an amazing house in a great neighborhood. Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of the woman’s daughter named Elissa, who starts a relationship with the boy next door despite her mother’s disapproval of the relationship. The boy next door lives alone because his sister killed his parents and disappeared... Read More