Cronos (1993) – Guillermo del Toro

del Toro’s first feature film is the next title up for viewing thanks to DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book. I recall watching it when it first came to home video years ago, and was more than ready to dive into this take on the classic vampire tale from one of my favorite directors….

TAD2018: Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) – Issa Lopez

Toronto After Dark gets underway this evening at the Scotiabank Theatre with its opening night film, Tigers Are Not Afraid. Hailing from Mexico, this film kicks off the festival with a darkly beautiful story that has hints of del Toro, and invites us into the troubled lives of a group of children. Screening at 7pm…

The Strain Set Visit

Tonight, Gullermo del Toro presents a new vision in terror as the series premiere of The Strain launches a new kind of vampire. Back in March, I was invited to the set to have a look at what goes on behind the scenes and along with some fellow media types (a number of whom had…

The Listener Set Visit

Tonight, The Listener returns for Season 5 on CTV at 9p.m. , and our good friends at Shaftesbury and CTV invited Sue and I over to chat with the cast, and have a look at the fantastic sets on the gorgeous Pinewoods Studios here in Toronto. Located on the east end of town, close to the…

Godzilla (2014) – Gareth Edwards

The King of Monsters returned to the big screen this weekend, with Monsters director, Gareth Edwards updating the classic cinema tale for the 21st century, while embracing its origins from the 50s. Filled with spectacle, and a perfect matinĂ©e, popcorn filled homage to the original series, the film, despite Edwards deft touch, and eye for…

Where Have All The Good Scares Gone?

Is it possible that the horror genre has become so spotlit in the mainstream media, that it no longer has any shadows for scary things to hide in? Fear and scares are dependent on the individual, what freaks someone out won’t phase the next. If that’s the case, shouldn’t there be more variety in the…