The Rambler (2013) – Calvin Reeder

  Writer/Director Calvin Reeder isn’t David Lynch, but with The Rambler, he’s well on his way down the same Lost Highway. The Rambler, starring Dermot Mulroney walks that Lynchian white line, introducing us to odd characters, weird moments, mundane ones, and a world of oddity and confusion. Recently released from prison the Rambler (Mulroney) whose…

V – 30 Years On

The Visitors arrived 30 years ago this week. Kenneth Johnson’s aliens who came to earth posing as our friends while hiding not only a horrible appearance but an equally terrifying agenda premiered with the original mini-series V. The sad thing is, I wasn’t allowed to stay up and watch all of it, and we certainly…

Ringu (1998) – Hideo Nakata

The late 90s saw a huge inflow of Japanese horror into the North American market, spreading and replicating itself, much like the curse in this wicked and delightful ghost story. Remade, successfully, three years later as The Ring with Naomi Watts and directed by Gore Verbinski, the original film was one of the first Japanese…

V/H/S (2012)

I finally got around to seeing V/H/S – I knew I wouldn’t get through it in the theater, for the Toronto After Dark Summer Screenings. I don’t deal so well with shakey cam on the big screen. And now, having seen it, I’m also glad I didn’t stay for it, I would’ve walked out of…

Star Trek: The Next Generation S1 – Blu-Ray

One word and one word only to describe the blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 1… Wow. I’ve been with Next Gen since the beginning, I was a huge Trek fan before it, and I was clamoring for more and more and more. I ate up every little bit of the new…

Detention (2011) – Toronto After Dark

The 2nd and final evening of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Summer Nights program took place Wednesday eve and I was there. Well, to be clear I was there for the first one. As much as I wanted to see the second feature V/H/S I have a problem with found footage films in…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Summer Screenings!

Our friends over at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival are putting on two nights of summer screenings over the next couple of weeks! They are doing a double feature on two Wednesday nights, June 27, and July 11. And each night they are presenting films that look fun, scary, and in some cases completely…