Canadian horror and exploitation cinema culture fiends are setting their sights on the already legendary Shock Stock, a three day convention running from April 12th-14th, 2013 in the gutters of London, Ontario that’s skeezing into its third year in style.Read more »
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by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-02-15 17:22:58
One of the biggest celebrations of cinema in the world, TIFF
(the Toronto International Film Festival) has many appendages to both its
annual week-long festival and its year-round slate of diverse programming. One
of these strains is the TIFF Next Wave, a mini-festival (in its second year)
that spotlights teen-oriented films selected by teens for teens.
Next Wave begins its run today through Sunday at the gorgeous
TIFF headquarters, the Bell Lightbox at John and King in Toronto. It’s a
notable fest for younger FANGORIANS in that a few genre friendly titles are
getting the deluxe treatment, including the splatterific DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D, a
gory horror comedy shot in digital 3D; the first exclusively Canadian film shot
in this kind of 3D process, in fact.
Matilda Davidson is a senior member of the Next Wave committee (and
she’s 17…feel old yet?). She’s an enthusiastic youth, mad about movies,
articulate and serious about providing great content for her peers and
“DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D is hilarious. It was the best choice for a
closing night film because it’s just covered in blood and a real crowd pleaser.
It has a bit of EVIL DEAD in there but goes off in all kinds of unexpected
directions. These films at Next Wave are designed to appeal to real teenagers,
not what people think teenagers should watch but what they do watch and enjoy.
It’s an important component of TIFF.”
The shot-in-Niagara Falls DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D does indeed closeRead more »
the festival on Sunday in all its goofy, violent dimensional glory, but to get
a look at all the Next Wave programming (which includes a few key John Hughes
classics as well) and the more macabre selections like Ireland’s EARTHBOUND and
Spain’s GHOST GRADUATION, visit TIFF Next Wave.
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by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-13 16:38:04
In conjunction with Dread Central’s Indie Horror Month, the first ever CineMayhem Festival gets underway this first weekend in March, celebrating all manner of uncompromising genre.
Writer Heather Wixson, who you can find tirelessly toiling away at Dread, has founded CineMayhem as a way to celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking. The fest will run March 2nd and 3rd at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California and is set to include insane-o anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH, Paul Davis’ much buzzed short film HIM INDOORS and the latest from HILLS RUN RED director Dave Parker. Here’s the rundown, via release:
CineMayhem’s diverse line-up includes advance screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing’s visceral horror anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures’ mind-bending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).
CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis’ (Beware the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter).
Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Richard Powell, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan as well as a few retro indie horror screenings to be announced soon.
For much more, you can “like’ and follow the fest’s updates at the official Facebook.
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by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-01 19:20:10
Kier-la Janisse, film writer, programmer and author of the brilliant HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN has been touring internationally in support of the book, presenting incredible screenings and series. The latest, most expansive and seeming best begins in L.A. tonight at the Cinefamily.Read more »