Teenage Zombies (1959) – Jerry Warren

Sometimes bad is so bad that it comes around to being good again, or at least unintentionally funny and enjoyable, and for me that is where the next title in DK Canada’s very enjoyable Monsters in the Movies book falls. This one is just so laughably absurd, trying to marry the teen bopper genre to…

The Return of the Living Dead (1985) – Dan O’Bannon

Dan O’Bannon who helped write Ridley Scott’s Alien, worked with John Carpenter on Dark Star, wrote the super helicopter fave, Blue Thunder, the original Total Recall, the questionable, but imminently enjoyable Lifeforce, ushers me into the next chapter in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, Zombies! Using Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead…

Indiana Jones and the Army of the Dead (2009) – Steve Perry

Haiti 1943. Steve Perry pens the last (to date) canon novel in the Indiana Jones series, that is set five years after The Last Crusade, and takes place in the midst of the Second World War. Indy is older now, in his forties, he is working for the OSS, and he is joined by his…

Heavy Metal (1981) – Gerald Potterton

I remember seeing issues of Heavy Metal on the magazine rack when I would buy my Starlog and movie magazines growing up on CFB Kingston. I was young, I was there when I was ten and eleven, but I remember being intrigued by the covers I saw. They were appealing, fantastic art, beautiful women, and…

Toronto After Dark 2016

It’s that time of year again, when horror, sci-fi, action, cult, and just the bizarre movies come to roost and entertain here in Toronto, with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. 9 nights of movies that, as long as you have the right audience with you, can’t help but entertain. This year seems to be…

Fan Expo 2016: The Interviews

Sue and I had a great time at Fan Expo, and thanks to the fine folk at Vistek, who outfitted us (check out their rentals, and their store here in Toronto), we got some great images, and some wonderful interviews from the press day organised by Touchwood PR check them out below. First up we…

The Last Man on Earth (1964) РUbaldo Ragona 

  Screenwriter and novelist Richard Matheson is up next in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, specifically his story, I Am Legend, so today, we’re looking at the first film iteration of his apocalyptic tale. Released in 1964, this version stars the incomparable Vincent Price as Doctor Robert Morgan. Price’s distinctive voice gives us an opening narration…

Issues Vol. 17

This week’s pull list has lots to entertain, so thanks to Kirk at West End Comics as always, and he had my new Orphan Black Rachael Duncan Funko figure for me! Captain America: White (Marvel) issue 1, written and art by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, colors by Dave Stewart and letters by Richard Starkings….

Chatting with Reelside directors Matthew Hannam & Philip Riccio

Reelside, currently available on The Movie Network continues its exploration of Canadian talent and film making as Sue and I chat with two directors from the series… Matthew Hannam who goes on a road trip with icons Don McKellar and Bruce McDonald (as well as editing some of the upcoming SyFy series, The Expanse). And…

ABCs of Death 2 (2014) – Various

Available today from Video Services Corps. is a second installment in what is bound to be an ongoing series, ABCs of Death 2. Like the first collection, 26 different directors are given a letter from the alphabet, and are asked to concoct a short film featuring a demise caused by something involving that letter. The…

Hot Docs 2014: Doc of the Dead (Alexandre Philippe)

Zombies. The zombies are taking over tonight at 11:59pm at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema with the international premiere of Philippe’s highly enjoyable, and extremely entertaining look at the world of the undead. Starting with its cinematic roots, the film journeys back to White Zombie, where we are introduced to the voodoo zombie before George…

Toronto After Dark: The Battery (2013) – Jeremy Gardner

Zombie Appreciation Night continues following the UK zom-com Stalled with the character driven undead piece The Battery. Made for a budget of barely $6000, the film focuses on Mickey (Adam Cronheim) and Ben (Jeremy Gardner), a pair of former ball players, paired together as survivors, constantly on the move as they eke out an existence…