Planet Terror (2007) – Robert Rodriguez

The final film for my viewing in the zombie chapter of the very enjoyable Monsters in the Movies from DK Canada. Paired with Death Proof, the film was made and released as an homage to the low budget grindhouse films of the 70s where it was all about selling tickets, and if the films could…

Le Notti Del Terrore (1981) – Andrea Bianchi

Somehow, we’re still in the so bad, we’re not quite sure they’ve come around to good again section of the zombie oeuvre in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. I’m definitely getting a fresh perspective on this sub-genre as it seems I’ve been very fortunate in my selection of zombie movies up to this time….

Toronto After Dark 2016: Blood Father -Jean-Francois Richet

Action night concluded Sunday night for the Toronto After Dark film festival as Mel Gibson, previous person non grata in Hollywood, returns to form in this pulse-pounding thriller. This is not the place for me to ruminate on Mel Gibson’s career or his personal life and substance abuse, instead I want to talk about the…

Here Comes The Devil (2012) – Adrian Garcia Bogliano

  Opening today in Toronto at The Royal Cinema and on the 21st at the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa is this unnerving¬† Spanish film, and TIFF Official Selection, Here Comes The Devil, ¬†that isn’t afraid to explore some dark territory. On a brief getaway, Sol (Laura Caro) and her husband, Felix (Francisco Barriero), let their…

Toronto After Dark: Evil Feed (2013) – Kimani Ray Smith

  Gory Night continued last night with the second extreme feature, following the coming-of-age, serial-killer is my brother film, Found, with Evil Feed. The film centers on a Chinese restaurant¬†that kidnaps martial artists, forces them to fight in a cage match, and the loser, properly tenderized by the beating, is served up as dinner to…