Toronto After Dark 2018

It’s that time of year again, and it seems Toronto always knows what to get me for my birthday – a film festival. Specifically the Toronto After Dark film festival. Running October 11th through to the 19th the genre festival features films from around the globe that highlight horror, action and science fiction films that…

Mind Reels Chats With Rebecca Liddiard

  REBECCA LIDDIARD Recording Date: February 13, 2018 Tim and Sue finally had the honour of sitting down with the very amazing Rebecca Liddiard in the SmitheeTV studio! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4428734/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RebeccaLiddiard For video highlights: Quick Shots #1 youtu.be/M3TKbv0xjUk Quick Shots #2 youtu.be/fq3TE55m03o Quick Shots #3 youtu.be/C7ThRCoNsjk Quick Shots #4 youtu.be/4kBsDVoIJAQ Quick Shots #5 youtu.be/-7d2SYUPcJs For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Mind Reels Chats With Mayko Nguyen

  MAYKO NGUYEN Recording Date: November 15, 2017 Tim and Sue are stoked to finally get Mayko Nguyen into the studio for a long overdue chat! imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1534287/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @maykohaixep For video highlights: Quick Shots #1: youtu.be/TclrmEFtkBY Quick Shots #2: youtu.be/amBCmaIrjj4 Quick Shots #3: youtu.be/Xnv0m4PBEVQ For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels  

Canadian Screen Awards 2017 – The Red Carpet

The Canadian Screen Awards are always a lot of fun for Sue and I. It allows is the opportunity to catch up with friends in front of and behind the camera and make new ones as well. We were wonderfully outfitted for the night by the folks at Vistek. Make sure you check out their…

The Mind Reels Ole Timey Theatre presents Ellery Queen

Sue and I are finding great success with the radio plays we’ve been performing, and the amazing casts we’ve been able to populate the stories with. This week, we take on an Ellery Queen mystery from the early 40s, and while the subject material may not be as goofy as some of the ones we’ve…

Death Do Us Part (2014) – Nicholas Humphries

Anchor Bay releases this slasher thriller today on DVD. Kennedy (Julia Benson, Stargate: Universe) has dreamed about her wedding day ever since she was a little girl, and now it’s only a short time away. Sensing she needs a get away, her husband-to-be Ryan (played by real life hubby Peter Benson) arranges a get away…

High Tension (2003) – Alexandre Aja

The 101 Horror Movies, as it draws closer to the end of the list (there’s only 4 left!), brings us this updated take on the traditional slasher movie with a twist. It’s a graphic and bloody romp, most of it making me just go Ahhh! And shaking my head saying “That’s awesome.” That lasted until…

Silent Night (2012) – Steven C. Miller

Anchor Bay delivers with a nice modern update on the slasher movie, using the cult classic Silent Night Deadly Night as it’s jumping off point. A film, that looks simply amazing on blu-ray, colours and details are wonderfully crisp, and I had a really good time with this one. There were two outright homages to the original film,…

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

The 101 Horror Movies list has brought yet another one of my favourites to me for a revisit. 1984’s classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street, and it may sound like a sell out, but this is my favorite Wes Craven film, It seems to perfectly balance the horror films of the 1980s – the supernatural and…

Friday The 13th (1980) – Revisited

I’m revisiting this one, though I wrote a post about it some time ago. Apprently it made the list of 101 Horror Movies, so I thought I would reexamine it in the context of all that had gone before it. Much like Halloween before it, it full on embraces the stalker/slasher films that permeated the…

Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter finally appears on the 101 Horror Movies list, and this is definitely one of my fave films from him, the others would be Big Trouble In Little China, The Thing and Escape From New York. But this film, wonderfully low-budget, intimate and scary works with the concept that less is more. It’s a…

Caught In The Net(flix) – Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

Yup, I went back to Crystal Lake again. But you know what? I enjoyed this one! I got into the camp of it (pun intended) and found lots to laugh at. When this Friday featured a jump from 1:85 to 2:35 aspect ratio, I figured there must be a bump up in the budget. Not…