TAD 2022: Evil Eye dir. by Isaac Ezban

Spookiness abounds at Scotiabank Theatre tonight as Toronto After Dark continues. Having its Canadian premiere this evening Is the Mexican film, Evil Eye, a creepy entry that blends childhood terror with fairy tales and family. The fear of being in a big house that has memories that aren’t yours but is connected to your family,…

Fringe (2009) – Momentum Deferred, and Dream Logic

Olivia (Anna Torv) recalls more of her visit to the other side, and her encounter with William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) in Momentum Deferred. Written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, this episode first hit the airwaves on 8 October, 2009. It seems there are a number of shapeshifters stalking the world. They are known as…

Fear (2017) – Dirk Kurbjuweit

Hitting trade paperback on Canadian book shelves this week is this engrossing thriller penned by German author Dirk Kurbjuweit. A captivating tale the novel explores themes of love, family, perceptions of masculinity, and the rule of law. The novel opens with a murder. And a confession. For months Randolph Tiefenthaler and his wife, Rebecca and…

Rebecca (1940) – Alfred Hitchcock

I dive into another classic Hitchcock film that I am sad to day I had never seen until now as the recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continue. This one walked away with two Oscars, Best Picture and Best Cinematography, and stands up beautifully. The story sees Joan Fontaine starring…

Nothing Left To Fear (2013) – Anthony Leonardi III

  Anchor Bay sent a long Nothing To Fear for me to take a look at this week, it’s getting a lot of chatter because it is being produced by legendary rocker Slash and his production company. ┬áIn the film’s special features Slash voices an opinion of horror movies that I quite agree with, the…

The Descent (2005) – Neil Marshall

This is one of my favorite horror films in recent years, and I remember being completely unnerved watching it the first time, it got under my skin, and truly creeped me out. I loved it! So as the penultimate film on the 101 Horror Films list, I was more than happy to revisit it. I…

The Moth Diaries

It bothers me when I have to write a bad review. There’s potential for potential in The Moth Diaries, but it is sadly left undiscovered. Helmed by Mary Harron, who directed American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page, both films I really enjoyed, Diaries seems like a misstep. The film has all the ingredients for…