War of the Worlds (1989) – My Soul to Keep, and So Shall Ye Reap

We’re closing in on the end of Season One of War of the Worlds, and Team Blackwood isn’t giving up yet. My Soul to Keep was written by John Kubichan and originally aired on 24 April, 1989. The morthren are having problems with their unborn children and need to commandeer a refrigeration system to preserve…

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) – Robert Rodriguez

The solid team of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino paired up for the first time with From Dusk Til Dawn the next stop in the vampire section of Monsters in the Movies, the wonderful coffee table tome from DK Canada. Featuring an all star cast, as well as being stacked with cult favorites, the film…

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…

Red State (2011) – Kevin Smith

When a writer/director takes on a genre that aren’t often associated with, people are going to get antsy, and some people are just going to hate it no matter what. I found myself looking forward to seeing what Kevin Smith did with a different genre, and took a look at his film Red State, currently…

Toronto After Dark 2013: We Are What We Are – Jim Mickle

  TAD’s opening night gala film had all the makings of a crowd-pleaser – a director with a fresh new voice (Mickle also directed Stakeland, which I saw and loved at TIFF a few years ago), a tension-filled plot, and cannibals.  I am very happy to say that this one did not disappoint in the…