31 Days of Horror 2015: Patchwork

Frankenstein’s monster is one of the true classic horror tales. It’s incredible to think that the original novel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus appeared in 1818 (anonymously—Shelley wouldn’t lay … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2015: Patchwork

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31 Days Of Horror – The Hexecutioners

Everyone who watches movies knows about the anti-hero. Hell, there are entire fandoms devoted to monstrous murderers in horror movies like Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and Jason Voorhees. Thanks to … Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror – The Hexecutioners

31 Days of Horror 2015: Tag

I’m new to the blood-drenched idiosyncrasies of Sion Sono, the Japanese filmmaker getting a double-bill tonight at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Sono takes the word prolific and makes … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror 2015: Tag

Toronto After Dark: Gridlocked

By the numbers and with its fair share of familiar faces, Gridlocked (2015) is a serviceable action flick showing tonight at Toronto After Dark. In the style of The Expendables franchise, it’s a bullets and brawling … Continue reading Toronto After Dark: Gridlocked

31 Days of Horror: Synchronicity

One of the many cool things Toronto After Dark does is they’ve pitched a wide tent for themselves. The gory heart of the festival is and will probably always be … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Synchronicity

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

31 Days of Horror: Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Like being scared witless? Do gouts of candy-apple-red blood sluicing across the screen make your heart beat like an overclocked dynamo? Maybe throw in a little zany comedy, too, along … Continue reading 31 Days of Horror: Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Guest Blogger Justin McConnell on Under-Seen X-Mas Horror Films Worth a Look

Christmas-based horror is a sub-genre that is seldom recognized, but actually includes a vast array of titles dating back decades. A few are quite well known, with titles such as … Continue reading Guest Blogger Justin McConnell on Under-Seen X-Mas Horror Films Worth a Look