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Check out my interview with the creators behind the web series “To No Mans Land” from the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival Web Bites Program: (Dir. Khizer Khani) (12:00 mins) concept pilot When a catastrophic attack puts a peaceful galactic nation on the brink of war, a lowly Scout is sent to an isolated planet to obtain the
An alien experiment crash lands on earth in the year 1959 and infects a member of a fraternity. Scientists freeze the body, but in “modern day”, which would be 1986, in this case, two geeks pledging to be in the same fraternity thaw the corpse. The parasitic slugs within proceed to infect the campus, transforming their hosts into zombies…mwa ha
The Stuff, directed by Larry Cohen and starring Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Andrea Marcovicci, and Paul Sorvino is a satirical horror/sci-fi film about a super weird but delicious goo that oozes from the earth and is subsequently marketed as the scrumptious mystery dessert, natch. But the newest dessert sensation also causes zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more and
Check out my interview with the creators behind the web short “Giltrude’s Dwelling” from the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival Web Bites Program: (Dir. Jeremy Lutter) (14:30 mins) Orphaned at the age of eleven, Giltrude, an interdimensional shut-in, has waited fifteen years for her parents to come home. When a life or death dilemma comes knocking, Giltrude must
Check out my interview with some of the folks behind the film Hunter’s Moon” at the 2019 Blood in the Snow Film Festival: (Dir. Matt Campagna) CANADIAN PREMIERE (88 mins) A lavish launch party for a gaming app is interrupted by a priest who condemns the party guests as “marked for the beast,” they are convinced it’s a publicity stunt
Basket Case is a B-movie cult classic written and directed by Frank Henenlotter. It’s about a young man who carries around his deformed Siamese-twin brother inside a basket. The deformed twin brother seeks vengeance upon the doctors who separated the brothers years ago. Oh, and the film is now part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art!
Another interview from BITS 2019 – “The Trainee” from the Funny Frights Shorts festival segment: (Dir. Ryan Couldrey) (7:15 mins)A gritty anti-hero’s interrogation of a criminal mastermind is derailed when her naive sidekick arrives on the scene. MY TAKE: Originally a 48-hour film with a fun cast, particularly the Trainee herself!
Over the past couple of years, we’ve racked up a fair few interviews with Canadian genre filmmakers through the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. We have also interviewed a number of actors, writers, publishers, broadcasters/programmers, festival directors, directors, and more through the now annual 13 Horrifically Silly Days of Halloween. Today, I’d like to remind you about one of
A rather wonderful film I reviewed during last year’s Blood in the Snow Film Festival was released in the US Friday, April 23rd, 2021, and on iTunes and all major VOD platforms in Canada! I had the opportunity to speak with the film’s director Amelia Moses… BLOODTHIRSTY is the name of the film, and it recently garnered 2 nominations from
DARK VISIONS BITS SHORTS PROGRAM, followed by HUNTER’S MOON with short BREAK IN BREAK OUT ROMI (Dir. Robert Cuffley) (10:00 mins) A woman is terrorized by her virtual assistant after it dredges up an ugly event from her past. MY TAKE: Creepy and clever…totally tweaked my distrust of Alexa-type devices! THE THOUGHT OF YOU (Dir. Elvis Deane) (8:34 mins) A
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