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Fantasia 2018: ‘Satan’s Slaves’ Brings Visual Flair to a Horrific Tale

The Joko Anwar film, Satan’s Slaves, which had its Canadian premiere at Fantasia 2018, has a wonderfully lurid title which could lure in fans of Satanic cinema. But while there is mention of Satan, and there are most definitely slaves, this is not your typical devil movie.

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‘Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin’ Celebrates one Artist’s Horrific Legacy

It’s a hard life when you have to look at a book highlighting a great Canadian artist, edited by one of your good friends, and written by another. Oh, woe is me, however will I manage to get through Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, written by April Snellings?

Pretty well, I can happily tell you.

Near Dark: The Original Hillbilly Vamps

Long before the teen angst pangs of Twilight or the fever heat of True Blood, director Kathryn Bigelow had an inkling of what a southern-fried vampire romance could be. Near Dark delivered on her … Continue reading Near Dark: The Original Hillbilly Vamps

Spooky ‘Room 213’ is a Family-Friendly Ghost Story at TIFF Kids Fest

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival is close to wrapping up, but there’s a few gems that are still worth checking out. While teens are unlikely to be moved by … Continue reading Spooky ‘Room 213’ is a Family-Friendly Ghost Story at TIFF Kids Fest

Biff Bam Pop’s Super Duper Shudder Holiday Giveaway

Are you tired of hearing your cool friends brag about all the great content on SHUDDER CANADA? Now you can be part of the horror movie-loving cognoscenti with your very … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Super Duper Shudder Holiday Giveaway

31 Days of Horror 2016: Horror-Rama Canada

Halfway to Halloween, and here in Toronto, the scarestivities are well underway. The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is bringing the shivers to the Scotiabank Theatre for the next week. … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2016: Horror-Rama Canada

31 Days Of Horror 2016: Top Three Terrifying Treats

Although I’ve seen hundreds of horror films, I still consider myself something of a novice. The upside of this situation is that there is always a movie I haven’t yet … Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror 2016: Top Three Terrifying Treats

Pump Up The Jam: August 19, 2016

This week’s edition of “Pump Up The Jam” features A Band Aparte, Myrkur, Marching Church, Axis: Sova, Vallens, and more.

31 Days of Horror: Interview With TIFF’s Jesse Wente About The Mask

Film is a fragile medium. It’s easy to forget in this digital age that so much of our cinematic history is committed to old-fashioned celluloid, the plastic spools wound on … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Interview With TIFF’s Jesse Wente About The Mask

31 Days of Horror 2015: The Hallow

Fairies are creepy. Maybe not fairies, but certainly faeries. The fantastic creatures of celtic lore have a decided dark side, and you’re wise to give them a wide berth. In … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2015: The Hallow

Biff Bam Pop Interview: Ron McKenzie talks to SPRING’s Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

Horror Cinema has been experiencing a rennaisance as of late, with indies such as THE BABADOOK and IT FOLLOWS being prime examples of this “new blood” transfusion. Now, we can add SPRING to the list of genre trailblazers.
I had the chance to sit down with Benson and Moorhead in advance of last Friday’s premiere screening, to talk about SPRING’s genesis, the search for their film’s young lovers, mythology and monsters.