11th Apr2018

First 2 films for Fantasia Film Festival 2018 announced

by Phil Wheat

The Fantasia International Film Festival is all set to return to Concordia University, The Cinémathèque Québécoise, and The McCord Museum for the 22nd edition of the festival, which takes place from July 12st to August 1st 2018. Talented Montreal illustrator Donald Caron, who has crafted emblematic imagery for the event since 2011, has designed a […]

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14th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Dead Shack’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Cameron Andres, Lizzie Boys, Hannah Rochelle Burr, Lauren Holly, Gabriel LaBelle, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Taylor St. Pierre, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian | Written by Phil Ivanusic, Davila LeBlanc, Peter Ricq | Directed by Peter Ricq Never underestimate a trio of curious teens…. Tough girl Summer, her smartmouth younger brother Colin and his pushover best friend […]

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07th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Tilt’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee | Written by Kasra Farahani, Jason O’Leary | Directed by Kasra Farahani All seems normal with Joseph and Joanne. Joanne is pregnant with their first child. Life in their little urban house is cozy and familiar. But something is off about Joseph. He doesn’t […]

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04th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘M.F.A.’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack, Michael Welch, Andrew Caldwell, David Sullivan, Mike C. Manning, Adam Lazarre-White | Written by Leah McKendrick | Directed by Natalia Leite Noelle is a shy and inhibited university student, reservedly working through a fine arts degree without much notice. In an effort to come out […]

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04th Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Tragedy Girls’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Kevin Durand, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Austin Abrams, Craig Robinson, Rosalind Chao, Timothy V. Murphy | Written by Chris Lee Hill, Tyler MacIntyre | Directed by Tyler MacIntyre A small, midwestern town is terrorized in the grip of a serial killer (Kevin Durand). We first meet Sadie (Brianna Hildebrand) as […]

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01st Aug2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Assholes’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Peter Vack, Betsey Brown, Jack Dunphy, Eileen Dietz, Jane Brown, Ron Brown, Richard Mark Jordan, Patrick Labella, James Augustus Lee, Catherine Bo-Eun Song | Written and Directed by Peter Vack Seemingly inspired by mumblecore filmmaking, Assholes actually plays out more like Troma’s take on the Brian Yuzna film Society, and under their auspices would […]

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31st Jul2017

Fantasia 2017: ‘Indiana’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Gabe Fazio, Bradford West, Stuart Rudin, Noah McCarty-Slaughter, Sophie Auster, Suzanne DiDonna, Kadah Binkley | Written by Toni Comas, Charlie Williams | Directed by Toni Comas Deep inside the heart of middle America lie many different beliefs; beliefs in God, in country, in justice, and in America itself. Some of those beliefs extend beyond […]

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02nd Aug2013

Monster Pictures acquire body-horror ‘Thanatomorphose’

by Phil Wheat

Following its World Premiere at Fantasia Fest, genre distributor Monster Pictures have announced their acquisition of gruesome body horror movie Thanatomorphose, which stars stars Kayden Rose, Davyd Tousignant and Émile Beaudry (the title means the physical signs of a body’s decomposition, caused by death). The official synopsis reads: A Cronenbergian smorgasbord of rancid flesh and […]

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