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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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Zac Efron Looks Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile as Ted Bundy



We told you a while back that Zac Efron would be assuming the role of charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy in Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (that title is a wondrous mouthful); and today Efron himself took to Twitter to share the first image of himself as Bundy. Check it out!

Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

Principal photography began back in October 2017.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 – Get Your First Look at the Bride of the Chin!



Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is nothing short of a friggin’ gift for fans; and if you aren’t watching it, you need to fix that like yesterday. Teally… you don’t have much of an excuse. It’s on DVD. Blu-ray. Digital. Netflix. You name it!

Season 3 is just around the corner, and the good folks over at Arrow in the Head got themselves the first look at Ash and his bride-to-be, Candy, played by Katrina Hobbs.

Look for Season 3 to premiere on February 25th at 9PM ET/PT.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell co-star alongside newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Ferris. Lee Majors returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan, has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs. Evil Dead!

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Make a Date With The Devil and Father Amorth



Well, that headline’s not entirely accurate… you wouldn’t want to be a third wheel now, would you? What we’re talking about here is William Friedkin’s new documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. In it Friedkin witnesses first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist; and if that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will!

Deadline is reporting today that we can expect to see the flick sometime this spring in theaters via The Orchard.

Known as the “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Amorth (who turned 92 not so long ago) has performed thousands of exorcism rituals to rid evil from the human body.

In the early 1970s when I directed The Exorcist, I had not witnessed an exorcism; but I wondered how close I had come to portraying reality,” Friedkin tells the site. “I had been curious to meet Father Amorth for many years; and when he granted permission to meet and film him in Rome last May, it was the opportunity to complete the circle and see how close that film came to reality.



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