Our man Evil Andy is busting his ass at Fantasia right now. However, he did take a brief moment to drop us a line about the forthcoming adaptation of Jack Ketchum's Offspring (review).
We just got word from former Rue Morgue editor-in-chief Rodrigo Gudino that his latest short film, “The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow”, will be making its premiere at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival! Hells yeah! I got to see Rodrigo’s last short, "The Demonology of Desire” (review), at the 2007 show, so this is a great tradition to keep running!
As I mentioned in my opening soiree blog for this year’s Fantasia Festival, it’s been a tough one without my compadre Evil Andy. Fantasia is not a situation where one can be semi-committal – any given time of day where other obligations tie you down can lead to a cinematic masterpiece (or disasterpiece) slipping through your fingers.
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Michael C. Williams, Sam Hunter, Jeff Prewett, Jon Huertas Directed by Daniel Myrick
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Directed by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard Maguire
WARNING: In no way, shape or form is this work safe! Proceed with caution! No adequate disguiser for this phallic attitudinizer! Discuss Rick's twisted vision in the Dread Central forums!
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Trevor Matthews, Robert Englund, Rachel Skarsten, James A. Woods Directed by Jon Knautz
Now that Darren Bousman’s Repo! The Genetic Opera (review) finally has a solid release date, November 7th, 2008, the director is getting as much info as possible out there for those of you who can’t help but be interested in what the man has created.
Reviewed by Paul McCannibal Starring Mamee Nakprasit, Supakorn Kitsuwan Directed by Ronin Team
It was a strange experience arriving totally alone at the Fantasia HQ in the early afternoon of July 3rd to pick up the press pass this year. Just me, Paul McCannibal, and some tumbleweeds blowing through the city centre of Montreal.
WARNING! NOT WORK SAFE! "Homosexual! Up the ass! Homosexual! Darby Crash!" –Angry Samoans Discuss Rick's reviews in the Dread Central forums!
And it’s about time! I’ve been waiting all day for Fantasia’s official site to finally get the 2008 schedule up, since we’ve been giving you stuff to look forward to on it all week, and I can happily report that it’s live!
Remember the 1985 flick Death Warmed Up? About a kid who was hypnotized to kill his parents, then grew up to take revenge on the scientists who ruined his life? Some may have wondered what happened to Death director David Blyth after that film, and if you’re one of ‘em, we have good news: He’s coming to this year’s Fantasia so you can ask him yourself!
Cinéma-vérité. Reality horror. An unblinking look at terror at its most shaky. Call it what you will, the new trend of shot-on-the-cheap films featuring “found footage” from some horrifying incident or another isn’t going away anytime soon.