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31 Days of Horror 2014 – Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

In my 3rd year university film theory class, my professor thought his lesson plan genius in picking each film for the year from the horror genre. It was, in his words, to keep us awake. I have yet to thank him for it, but I’d like to think this review may be an appetizer to my eventual revenge. To his credit, however, the films spanned many decades, and the ones from the earlier part of the century, with clunky technology and transparent “effects” were easy and even amusing to watch. But it was upon reaching Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer when things got very real.

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31 Days of Horror – Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

CABIN-FEVER_PZ_THEATRICALNot unlike Toronto as a prominent character in “The F Word” (2014), gore is a key factor in Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) as each plot point and story turn revolves around it.  The scenes that make me watch from between tensed fingers to shield my eyes are the ones that stick in my head weeks afterward.  Blood, guts, flesh, ooze, pus, organs and limbs, their texture and, often, trajectory, remains embedded in the “can’t unsee” category of my brain.  If you delight in that kind of movie, you will not be disappointed.  It should also be praised for the way in which those juicy parts do not come off as overused or cliché, but rather blend into the narrative.  Given the immeasurable films in this genre, it’s not an easy feat.  Of course I have not seen them all, nor more than most, but I was impressed.  In my interview with director Kaare Andrews, I couldn’t even start the conversation without confessing how he’d managed to gross me out and make my skin crawl.

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Biff Bam Pop! Exclusive – Leiki Interviews Kaare Andrews


On May 28th Biff Bam Pop’s own Leiki Veskimets sat down with noted comic book artist, writer, and feature film director Kaare Andrews, in Toronto to discuss his latest feature, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and quickly discovered why it’s still not safe to get back in the water. More after the jump.

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BBP Exclusive: Leiki Talks To X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Shawn Ashmore

Biff Bam Pop’s Leiki Veskimets and Shawn Ashmore have been friends for over 10 years, so with “X-Men Days of Future Past” coming out and “The Following” renewed for a third season, it seemed like a good time to try her hand at interviewing him about all things Shawn, Iceman and Mike Weston.  This exclusive interview to BiffBamPop took place in April.  Read her in-depth profile of the ‘coolest’ guy she is proud to know after the jump.

Shawn Ashmore

Shawn Ashmore

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