Is it just me, or has there been a big resurgence in evil kid flicks lately? For my money, one of the best of the bunch is definitely Tom Shankland's The Children (read Andrew's extremely positive review here) although McCannibal had a different opinion following the film's screening at this year's Fantasia (read his review here). Of course that means Trembles has to add his $.02 into the mix!
It's been a while since we last spoke about Babysitter Wanted (review). I bet you forgot that it was hitting theatres this Friday!
Another year of Fantasia has come to an end, and with that end come the results for Fantasia’s Feature Films competition. And the winners are...
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Rodney Eastman, Ben Siegler, Parry Shen, Rhoda Jordan, Lee Schall, Tiffany Shepis, Inger Tudor Directed by Eric Shapiro
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Laila Boonyasak, Maneeratkhan-Uan, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Witawat Singlampong Directed by Youngyooth Thongkonthun, Bajong Pisanthanakun, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Paween Purikitpanya
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Travis Aaron Wade, Tina Huang, Howard Johnson, Jr., Rajiv Shah, Les Claypool Directed by Jim Isaac We thought we were lucky to get to see the world premiere of Jim Isaac’s Pig Hunt at this year’s Fantasia, but sadly I think our luck had run out. The film still had its world premiere, of course, but the only kind of luck that led us to suffer through its bloated running time was bad.
Well, another year of Fantasia has come to an end. The wife and I are headed home today and back to our “normal” lives, which believe it or not is actually something I’m looking forward to.
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Jeremy Thomas, Jaden Holle, Jayson Therrien, Barb Mitchell Directed by Jeremy Thomas
Friday started off pretty quietly, with our first movie being the Korean thriller Our Town (review). An auspicious way to start off the day because while it wasn’t the greatest film we’d seen, it certainly had some great moments but suffered from the usual pitfalls of the Korean film: too long and way too dramatic.
Reviewed by Evil Andy Starring Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen, Adam Goldberg Directed by Phedon Papamichael
In the year 2000 a Japanese zombie action epic called Versus exploded onto the scene, thereby putting director Ryuhei Kitamura on the map of just about every horror fan who knows their stuff. Now he's ready to give us Westerners a Versus of our very own!
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Ryou Duck-Hwan, O Man-Suck, Lee Sun-Kyun Directed by Jung Gil-Young
Reviewed by Johnny Butane Starring Julian Richings, Alan Alderton, Lea Lawrynowicz Directed by Rodrigo Gudino and Vincent Marcone