Berkshire County (2014) – Audrey Cummings

  Opening theatrically today in Toronto (The Carlton), Ottawa (Landmark Kanata) and Whitby (Landmark Cinemas 24 Whitby) with more to follow in the coming weeks is this horror thriller that wowed them on the festival circuit and took home Best Feature from LA’s Shriekfest. Taking its cues from the John Carpenter classic Halloween, as well as films like…

Antisocial (2013) – Cody Calahan

  Opening today at the Carlton Cinema is a new horror film from director Cody Calahan that puts a creepy spin on social media. Featuring a new take on the much-used zombie, frenzied dead, the film follows a group of students on New Year’s Eve, as they plan to drink post pics, tweet, vid chat and…

Toronto After Dark: Silent Retreat (2013) – Tricia Lee

  The Sunday afternoon feature at Toronto After Dark was a bit of a mixed bag, with a monster\cabin in the woods tale, that the more I thought about it had more political overtones than one would guess at first blush. Janey (Chelsea Jenish), a ‘troubled youth is sent to a retreat that is meant to…

Toronto After Dark 2013

  Tonight, one of my favorite film festivals gets underway, Toronto After Dark, a heady combination of horror, sci-fi and cult filmss. People I’ve spoken to want to know what movies I’m most eager to see at this year’s festival, so I thought I would share them with you. It struck me as interesting last year,…

Pete Winning and the Pirates – Web Series Premiere

On the eve of a rough and tumble snow storm that brought most of Toronto to a stand still, some feverent fans, creators, donators, and cast came out to celebrate the release of the new web-series Pete Winning and the Pirates. A tongue in cheek homage to the serials of yesteryear, Mike Donis and company…

Sick (2012) – Ryan M. Andrews

There’s a new film festival in town called Blood In The Snow. Organized by Festival Director Kelly Michael Stewart, of Fangoria magazine, the festival spotlights Canadian talent and Canadian film, specifically, Canadian Indie Horror films. Nice. Sadly, Sue and I didn’t learn about this in time, and missed the media window, but I did get…

Pete Winning & The Pirates Set Visit

I like a sleep in on Sundays, but when my friend, the wonderfully talented Sandra DaCosta invited me to buckle my swash and set out to sea with a band of cut throat mutant pirates, roguish heroes with cigars and lasers and a bevy of beauties, how could I say no? I mean, I’ve been waiting…