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Aux Yeux des Vivants (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: Three French schoolboys cut class to go explore an abandoned, remote movie studio. To their horror, they discover that itís not quite as abandoned as they thought. REVIEW: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury made quite a splash in the horror community a few years ago with their debut, INSIDE, as well as the follow-up LIVID. Having not seen either, I canít...

The One I Love (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) are a couple on the verge of a split. Their therapist (Ted Danson) suggests they spend a weekend at his country-retreat; a spot which he says has worked wonders for many of his patients. Sure enough, at first the retreat seems to do the trick, but they soon realize something else is afootÖ REVIEW: To look at...

Creep (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: A videographer (Patrick Brice) answering a Craigslist ad is summoned to a remote cabin in the woods by Josef (Mark Duplass), who says he’s dying and wants to leave a video behind for his son. As they day goes on, Josef’s behavior gets stranger, but is he dangerous or merely an oddball? REVIEW: Micro-budget can be both a blessing and a curse it seems. Since...

In Order of Disappearance (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: A snow-plough driver ( Stellan Skarsgard ) living in Norway goes after the crime syndicate responsible for the death of his son. REVIEW: “A father has to avenge his son.” That’s the sole explanation given by Skarsgard’s Nils as he cuts a swath through Norway’s underworld, racking up a body count that would do Charles Bronson proud....

The Harvest (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: Young Andy (Charlie Tahan) lives a sheltered existence. Having spent most of his life confined to bed due to illness, his parents keep a watchful eye over all aspects of his life. His MD mother ( Samantha Morton ) is cold and clinical, while his former nurse father ( Michael Shannon ) is more compassionate. When a young girl (Natasha Callis) moves into the neighborhood, Andy...

Cybernatural (Fantasia Review)

PLOT: A gang of skyping teenagers are terrorized by an anonymous user thatís somehow connected to a former classmate who committed suicide after one of them posted an embarrassing video of her online. REVIEW: CYBERNATURAL is nothing if not timely. One of the problems with social media is that, while bullying used to end at school, with YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more,...

First image & poster for Fantasia selection Bloody Knuckles

We recently brought you the second wave of title announcements for this years upcoming Fantasia Film Festival and one of the highlights was Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES, a film that could start a revival of the rogue limb films we all know and love such as IDLE HANDS and 1981's Oliver Stone-helmed cult classic THE HAND. Now the first image and poster for the...

Get an eyeful of this latest one-sheet for Antisocial

It was way back in July when we shared the first poster for Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald's upcoming ANTISOCIAL with you, which we followed up later with the first virus-fueled trailer which you can peep HERE . Now a new one-sheet for the Canadian horror production has surfaced and you can get an eyeful of it below. Five university friends gather at a house party to...

Fantasia 2013 Wrap Up!

And so, another great year of the Fantasia Film Festival is in the books. Overall, it was another awesome year, filled with jam-packed, crazy screenings with ultra-enthusiastic audiences, laid back celebrity guests, and plenty of late-night drinking at the Irish Embassy in Montreal. At twenty-days, Fantasia ranks among one of the longest film festivals I’ve ever heard of, but...

Interview: Curse of Chucky stars Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti and Chantal Quesnelle

When CURSE OF CHUCKY (READ ARROW'S REVIEW HERE) premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival last week, I was lucky enough to not only sit down with Don Mancini ( read my interview here ) but I also got the chance to interview the three stars, Fiona Dourif, Danielle Bisutti and Chantal Quesnelle. Fiona, whose father is the one and only Brad Dourif (the voice of Chucky) plays the heroine,...

Interview: Curse of Chucky writer-director Don Mancini

At this year’s edition of the Fantasia Film Festival, one of the events that sold out the quickest was the world premiere of the latest installment of the CHILD’S PLAY series, CURSE OF CHUCKY (READ THE ARROW'S REVIEW HERE) . A dark, more horror-focused throwback to the earlier films in the series, CURSE, like the rest of the films, is written by Don Mancini, who...

Review: Big Ass Spider (Fantasia)

PLOT: When a giant mutant spider goes on a murderous rampage through downtown Los Angeles, an exterminator (Greg Grunberg) and a security guard (Lomberto Boyar) become unlikely heroes. REVIEW: BIG ASS SPIDER is director Mike Mendez' affectionate tribute to old-time creature features. People are bound to compare this to the recent spate of SyFy/Asylum flicks like...
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