DEAD SHACK is a Fun Mix of Horror and Comedy at Fantasia 2017
On a weekend getaway at a rundown cottage in the woods a precautious 14-year-old teen, his crude best friend, and his best friend’s fearless older sister will have to grow up, work together, and save their hard-partying parents from their predatory cabin neighbor intent on feeding them all to her undead family.... Read more
Documentary 78/52 takes In-depth Look at Psycho Shower Scene at Fantasia 2017
78/52 refers to the 78 setups and 52 cuts in one of cinema’s most iconic scenes, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho shower scene. Filmmakers, writers, composers, editors, and more, like Guillermo del Toro, Danny Elfman, Mick Garris, Walter Murch and many others, breakdown this single scene that forever changed movie making.   The scene is dissected, in... Read more
SEQUENCE BREAK Messes with Minds at Fantasia Film Festival
A surreal sci-fi romance wherein a beautiful young woman and strange metaphysical forces threaten the reality of a reclusive video arcade technician, resulting in bizarre biomechanical mutations and a shocking self-realization. If Tron was written and directed by David Cronenberg  (albeit on a much smaller budget) at his most... Read more
KILLING GROUND Wracks Some Nerves at Fantasia Film Festival
A couples’ camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime. “Nerve-wracking” is an oft-used (and oft-abused) phrase you encounter when reading about horror movies.  I don’t think I’ve ever used that phrase before in my reviews (feel free to prove... Read more
GAME OF DEATH Splatters Itself All Over Fantasia International Film Festival
Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death. Sucks for seven millennials who ignored that rule. Now each one’s head will explode unless they kill someone. Will they turn on each other to survive, or will this sunny day be the last for the innocent people... Read more
Super Dark Times Screens at the Fantasia Film Festival
A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to the Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the feature debut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film “Too Cool For School” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Zach (Owen... Read more
FANTASIA FEST’s 21st Edition Debuts in July
The Fantasia International Film Festival celebrates its 21st Anniversary in Montreal this summer, taking place from July 13-August 2, with its Frontières International Co-Production Market and Industry Rendez-Vous Weekend being held July 20-23. The full lineup of over 130 feature films will be announced July 5. In the meantime,... Read more
Frontières Market at Fantasia 2017 Announces First Wave of Projects
Frontières is thrilled to announce a first wave of projects selected to participate in its international co-production market, taking place July 20-23 at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Notable project helmers include:  the legendary George A. Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD), director/writer Blaine Thurier (LOW SELF-ESTEEM GIRL, indie rock’s THE NEW... Read more
The Love Witch Fully Seduces The Fantasia Film Fest
“I don’t really mind death. I’ve buried people before.” –Elaine, The Love Witch Oh, The Love Witch, what am I going to do with you? From your opening moments, from your very first shot I immediately got you, I dug what you were laying down, I grokked your meaning,... Read more
Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children Lands at Fantasia Film Festival
Birdboy is a teen-aged, lonely, orphaned, drug-addicted bird-boy who lives in an abandoned lighthouse on an island decimated by an explosion at a local factory. His kinda-sorta girlfriend is Dinky, a young girl mouse who lives with her mother and abusive stepfather (and their luchador-mask-wearing angry puppy) and longs to... Read more