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Etheria Toronto Celebrates the Women Behind the Scenes in Genre TV and Film



Etheria Film Night, a showcase screening of a progressive slate of genre films directed by women, is heading North to celebrate the women who work behind the scenes in genre TV and film; and if you live in or around Toronto, you have a chance to join the fun and festivities. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
“Orphan Black,” “Hannibal,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hemlock Grove,” “Lost Girl,” “Falling Skies,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” and “Flashpoint” are just some of the genre TV series that have been filmed in Toronto featuring women behind the scenes in roles as varied and important as producer, writer, director, cinematographer, and editor. The local independent film scene is also blooming, and filmmakers Amanda Row, Vivian Lin and Kat Threlkeld are among the very best new emerging female directing talent in Canada.

On February 20, 2016, the world’s most prestigious genre showcase for women, Etheria Film Night, partners with The Faculty of Horror Podcast and Ultra 8 Pictures to present an evening of new genre films from emerging women directors at the Royal Theatre in Toronto, Ontario (608 College Street). The screening of carefully selected new horror and thriller films is followed by a panel discussion with local Toronto women working behind the scenes in current genre film and TV series.

Join us for this awesome event hosted by Colin Geddes and Katarina Gligorijevic of Ultra8 Pictures and Alexandra West and Andrea Subissati of The Faculty of Horror Podcast. Celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 by attending!


Tickets are just $10 and are available from Learn more on the Etheria Toronto Facebook event page.

The schedule/lineup is as follows:
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Films screen at 8:00 PM
Panel begins at 9:15 PM

De noche y de pronto (Spain)
Directed by Arantxa Echevarria
Runtime: 19.53
Home alone in a deserted apartment building during the Christmas season, Maria is startled to receive a visit from a desperate man claiming to be her upstairs neighbor, whose apartment is being broken into by thieves. *2015 Etheria Jury Award Recipient*

De noche y de pronto Directed by Arantxa Echevarria

And They Watched (Canada)
Directed by Vivian Lin
Runtime: 6.36
A horror morality tale about the custodian of an electric chair and its last casualty. Inspired by the recent reinstatement of the electric chair in Tennessee, US.

AND THEY WATCHED Directed by Vivian Lin

Mitten (Canada)
Directed by Amanda Row
Runtime: 3:00
An elderly man discovers a lost mitten and begins a paranoid search for its owner.

MITTEN directed by Amanda Row

Seiren (Canada)
Directed by Kat Threlkeld
Runtime: 18.00
After a supermodel is bitten in the water by a mysterious creature while on a photo shoot at the beach, an infection takes hold that changes her behaviour and appearance. Over time she turns into one hell of a demonic sea siren that’s thirsty for blood.

SEIREN Directed by Kat Threlkeld

Slut (US)
Directed by Chloe Okuno
Runtime: 20.49
A naive young girl becomes the target of a murderous sociopath when she attempts to reinvent herself to impress the boys in her small Texas town. *2015 Etheria Audience Award Recipient*

SLUT Directed by Chloe Okuno



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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection



It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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Kevin Bacon Lets Us Know the Tremors Reboot Pilot Has Wrapped Filming



Two weeks ago we let you guys know that Tremors mainstay Michael Gross, aka Burt Gummer, was, unfortunately, not asked to be a part of the upcoming Syfy reboot series starring Kevin Bacon.

While that news upsets us a bit, being that the series has only filmed its pilot episode, we feel that there is still a big chance we could see Burt return to kick some more Graboids in the tentacle-thingies with elephant guns.

Fingers crossed.

Speaking of the “Tremors Syfy pilot, recently star Kevin Bacon took to Instagram to let us all know that filming has wrapped!

You can check out The Bacon’s post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are for Syfy’s “Tremors” series in the comments below!

In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back; and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex.

“Tremors” the TV series is headed our way courtesy of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods.

We’ll let you know when we hear more about the series!

So long to NM. Had an amazing time shooting this pilot. Hope I can keep walking in these boots #Tremors

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Exclusive: Buzzard Hollow Beef Brings Cannibal Gore to the Holidays



Holidays at the end of the year seem to be focused on one major aspect: food. From Christmas hams to Thanksgiving turkeys to Hanukkah latkes to who knows what else, eating is a very important part for end-of-the-year festivities. Personally, I’m totally okay with it because it means great food and TONS of leftovers, ensuring that I don’t have to concern myself with cooking for at least a couple of days.

But what if the holiday season were a bit more sinister and what if the food was a bit more…unsavory? Allow us to introduce you to Buzzard Hollow Beef, a new vision of horror that blends cannibal hillbillies, intense and terrifying hallucinations, and small town mysteries. If this sounds up your alley, then don’t fret about waiting because the film comes to Amazon Prime, iTunes, and other transactional platforms on Tuesday, November 21!

We’ve got a trailer, poster, and several stills for you to check out, so peruse at your will and enjoy!

Directed by Joshua M. Johnson, who co-wrote the film with Tara C. Hall, Buzzard Hollow Beef stars Bruce Jennings, Nadia Kamil, Scott C. Brown, Emily Letts, Janet Chiarabaglio, Amanda Spinella, Will Frazier, Gabriel Caste, and Doug Perkins.

Still reeling from her divorce and struggling as the single mother of a 9 month old, Jordan Vollmer looks forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with her family and her best friend, Paige. As the group ventures into the small town of Buzzard Hollow, they are greeted with strange and unsavory characters, known around these parts as the Solomon family. Their suspicions surrounding the Solomons are aroused by the fact that they all seem unwilling to talk about the beef that they serve in their hamburgers and sell in their butcher shop. When the Vollmers experience horrifying hallucinations, they begin to suspect that the Solomons are somehow involved.

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