Tag: Fantasia 2014

Fantasia Roundup: DYS-

There’s a long standing tradition in Canadian horror of combining psychological breakdowns with extreme body horror. Perhaps no one exemplifies this more than the great David Croenenberg. Now a new generation of directors, weaned on his masterpieces of the 70’s and 80’s, are carrying the banner and putting...

Fantasia Review: BAG BOY LOVER BOY

It’s the rare film that tickles my intellectual funny bone and leaves me running for the shower in order to scrub off the grime that it feels like is coating my skin (I wish there was a good meme for Ruxin of The League yelling “Forever Unclean!” just...

Fantasia Review: WOLFCOP

After watching Wolfcop I can confirm that the Wolfman indeed has nards, as this might be the first ever werewolf film that features a transformation that kicks off with bursting genitals. Officer Lou Garou (Leo Farfad) is no one’s idea of a good cop. When we first see...

Fantasia Review: DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER

Aside from the occasional appearance of a thirty foot long animated snake, Norwegian childrens film Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder does not have an iota to do with the horror genre. However, since it was my favorite theatrical experience of all Fantasia, I’m allowing it on a technicality. It’s...

Fantasia Review: THE CREEP BEHIND THE CAMERA

There’s a moment towards the end of The Creep Behind The Camera where a strung out and disheveled Vic Savage staggers into a church. As soaring hymnal music plays Savage ‘s sins flash before his eyes: all his whoring, his lying, his drugging and thieving have come home...

Fantasia Review: ZOMBIE TV

Someone needs to sit down and explain Japanese cinema to me. There has to be something I’m missing, because for the life of me I cannot make heads or tails out of 99% of the movies I watch from this genre-rich country. Just about any film I’ve watched...

Fantasia Review: DEVIL’S MILE

As a long time contribute for Rue Morgue Magazine, Joesph O’Brien, the writer/director of Devil’s Mile has probably watched more horror movies than ninety percent of the population could even name. What’s unfortunate about his directorial debut is he seemed to feel the need to cram every influence he...

Fantasia Review: CREEP

Low budget horror’s greatest strength may be that it allows filmmakers flexibility to play with a tried and true formula and put their own spin on it. In the past 10 years there’s been a rise in what is called the mumblegore genre, an ultra low-budget style of...