It’s hard to overstate what George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead did for horror. He was ahead of his time. The films helped set a style, tone, and visual language for what we imagine when we think of zombies, and he also used the films to talk about social issues.
Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, Us, is like nothing you’ve seen before. The director is making horror that is shocking, layered in metaphor, and deeply unsettling. When I got this package of treats in the mail for the film, I have to admit it was pretty damn creepy.
Eli Roth and Nicolás López’s Aftershock is a dark, bloody, violent horror movie that lands on Blu-ray this week, and it offers a glimpse into what might happen if one of the worst earthquakes ever recorded happened to set off a chain reaction of human depravity.
What happens when you cross demons with zombies? Why, zemons, of course, and they’re coming to a screen near you tonight, and tonight only, at a select number of Cineplex theatres across Canada in director April Mullen’s latest, Dead Before Dawn 3D.
In 1968, director George A. Romero, the “Godfather of Zombies”, brought a new kind of monster to the realm of horror. The zombies, or ghouls, in Night of the Living Dead, were fresh–or as fresh as dead bodies can get–and his film helped spawn a whole new genre of horror; the splatter film.
While dramas, documentaries and tearjerkers rule the day at the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s the bloody, supernatural and action-packed films that rule the nights at TIFF, and that’s thanks to Midnight Madness.
Interviewing actors and filmmakers can be a difficult job when you consider the odds that are stacked against you. Are they in a good mood? Have they done a lot of interviews today? Do they even feel like talking about their latest film right now? Those questions all make you wonder what will happen when you sit down with the next star, but then, not everyone is like Colin Farrell.
The name really says it all. I just got back from Space’s preview of their new fall show, Todd & The Book of Pure Evil, and I’m absolutely a fan.
The Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto is hosting a bloody special Halloween night at the movies, and you’re invited.
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