Rabid (1977) – David Cronenberg

The next film in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies section is a Cronenberg body horror film that doesn’t really fall into the zombie chapter that it has been put in. It could have worked (kind of) in the vampire section just as easily, but either way, there is a terrifying outbreak happening in Montreal,…

Shivers (1975) – David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s first feature film is the next entry in the Mad Scientist chapter of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book. That being said the mad scientist in this film doesn’t survive the opening credits, though his foul plan does. Set in a lone apartment building, the Starliner, which owns the island it is…

Trailer Tracks: Videodrome (1983) – David Cronenberg

Cronenberg is a fantastic director (and occasionally shops in my store, though I’ve never had the opportunity to say hi) and this is probably one of my favorite movies from him. Set in Toronto, and wow, does it look different, it stars James Woods and Deborah Harry, and the themes are perhaps even more poignant…

The Mind Reels Tackle the Canadian Screen Awards 2014

Sue and I were elated to be able to take part in the Canadian Screen Awards festivities this week, including two galas and the broadcast event this past Sunday night at the Sony Centre. We wanted to tweet and post all night, and even had a plan to do all kinds of #legoselfies, but the…

The Rambler (2013) – Calvin Reeder

  Writer/Director Calvin Reeder isn’t David Lynch, but with The Rambler, he’s well on his way down the same Lost Highway. The Rambler, starring Dermot Mulroney walks that Lynchian white line, introducing us to odd characters, weird moments, mundane ones, and a world of oddity and confusion. Recently released from prison the Rambler (Mulroney) whose…

Videodrome (1983) – David Cronenberg

The crew includes special effects by wizard Rick Baker, and music by Howard Shore. The cast includes James Woods, Sonja Smits and a scintillating performance by Deborah Harry. Add in Cronenberg’s love of flesh horror and you have the makings of this cult favorite on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Max Renn (Woods) is a…

Scanners (1981) – David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg’s┬áhead exploding film, Scanners, is next up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. I’d only seen this once before, and that was a number of years ago, so I pretty much came into this one fresh, and eager to enjoy it. Stephen Lack plays Cameron Vale, a man living on the outskirts of humanity,…

The Fly (1986)

It’s no real surprise that David Cronenberg appears again on the 101 Horror Movies list. And this time around it’s with his updated, and body-horror version of The Fly. Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a scientist on the verge of a brilliant discovery, teleportation via his creation of a telepod. He’s stuck on the reintegration…

Some of My Fave Canadian Films!

It’s Canada Day! YAY! And to celebrate, I thought I’d post about some of my favorite Canadian movies, we all know that Canadian television right now is amazing – Lost Girl, Bomb Girls, Continuum, Flashpoint and oh so many more, as Sue and I have constantly and consistently raved about. So here’s a few of…