Festivals: Fantasia

RESURRECTION Teaser: Rebecca Hall Tears up Then Tears it up in Andrew Seman's Psychological Thriller

Andrew Seman’s psychological thriller Ressurection will be released by IFC Films in theaters and on-demand August 5th.    The teaser trailer was released yesterday and holy moly, does Rebecca Hall completely own this. Wow! It's going to play at Fantasia...

COUNTRY GOLD: First Teaser For Mickey Reece's Surreal Comedy

Mickey Reece's new film, Country Gold, will have its world permiere at Fantasia this Summer. The first teaser for his surreal comedy debuted yesterday. Check it out below.    Reece has become a favorite of ours with his two recent...

GLORIOUS: Rebekah McKendry's Horror Sells to Shudder Before Fantasia World Premiere

Only a few hours ago it was announced that Rebekah McKendry’s Glorious will have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival this Summer. Sales agent AMP International has likely been working on acquisitions for a while because they've...

Fantasia 2022: Festival Returns to In-Person, The First Wave of Titles And Honoring John Woo

We're going back to Montreal! We're going back to Montreal! Seriously, two years away from one of our favorite Summer stops has been too fucking looong. However, we've all been very good and obediant citizens - for the most part...

Shudder Wants You to See WHAT JOSIAH SAW, Acquires Psychological Thriller

It took a while but Vincent Grashaw's southern gothic thriller, What Josiah Saw, has finally settled down over at Shudder. The AMC streaming service acquired the flick and will stream it later this year in North America, the United Kingdom,...

DO NOT DISTURB: THE SUBLET's John Ainslie Has a New Horror Thriller Coming Soon

We are a few years removed from John Ainslie's debut feature film, The Sublet, but that's not to say the Canadian writer/director has not been busy. Ainslie has filled the time with short films and episodes of Eli Roth's A...

THE MIDNIGHT SWIM: Yellow Veil Pictures Acquires Sarah Adina Smith's Debut Film

We admit that we had a double take when this announcement came up yesterday. Then we found ourselves in agreement. Yes, yes Sarah Adina Smith's debut feature film The Midnight Swim, deserves a revisit and a special release.    The...

DON'T SAY ITS NAME Trailer: Indigenous Horror Coming in November

When an environmental activist is called back to the world of the living after a suspicious accident takes her life, an ancient spirit is reborn outside a small northern town. With a wealth of Indigenous talent both in front of...

WHEN I CONSUME YOU: Yellow Veil Pictures to Handle English-Speaking World Sales

...a woman and her brother hunt down a mysterious stalker hellbent on their destruction, testing the limits of love and loyalty in the face of ultimate evil.   Our friends at Yellow Veil Pictures have picked up the English-speaking world...

THE SPINE OF NIGHT Official Trailer is Here, Red or Green Band. Play The Red One. The Red One. So Much Red.

In THE SPINE OF NIGHT, an ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it...

Fantasia 2021: Hong Eui-jeong's VOICE OF SILENCE Wins Best Film

As the twenty-fifth edition of the Fantasia Film Festival drew to a close last night the awards were announced last evening. The audience awards were announced this morning so everything you need to know about the winners follows!   The...

Fantasia 2021 Review: KING KNIGHT, Everybody's Into Weirdness Right Now...

Thorn (Matthew Gray Gubler) has carved out a life in which he is very comfortable. Living with his life partner Willow (Angela Sarafyan), Thorn leads a thriving – if riddled with neuroses – coven of suburban witches while simultaneously maintaining...

Fantasia 2021 Review: ON THE 3RD DAY, The Horror Thriller With a Final Act For The Ages

One dark night, Cecilia and her son Martín are involved in a car accident on a lonely road. Three days later, Cecilia wakes up in a barn, her son is nowhere to be found. Cecilia does not remember what happened...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HELLBENDER, The Blossoming of the Monstrous Feminine

Girls are scary. As an uncool straight teenage boy, this was gospel. I had no idea how to talk to the opposite sex. However, what I never realized at the time was that in many cases girls were even scared...

Fantasia 2021 Review: INDEMNITY, This South African Conspiracy Thriller Delivers

Every night, Theo (Jerrid Geduld) is jolted awake by nightmares. He sees his colleagues perish in a sea of out of control flames, and even though he can't exactly pin down why, he feels culpable for their horrific deaths. This...

Fantasia 2021 Review: THE SADNESS, Topical Transgressive Terror From Taiwan

Already one of the most controversial genre films of 2021, Rob Jabbaz's Taiwanese political gorefest The Sadness is destined to divide audiences around the world with its extreme violence and no-holds-barred take on the disastrous -- and entirely avoidable --...

Fantasia 2021 Review: SATOSHI KON, THE ILLUSIONIST

Watching Pascal-Alex Vincent's summation of Kon Satoshi's work and life and untimely death made me more than a little bit sad. Not because the film is a poor tribute or account of one of the leading lights of Japanese filmmaking,...

Fantasia 2021 Review: HOTEL POSEIDON, A Dantean Journey Through One Man's Personal Hell

Pallid days stretch infinitely into chaotic nights at the Hotel Poseidon, a rundown inn overseen by a rundown innkeeper named Dave (Tom Vermeir). He's just inherited the place and one gets the impression that it is not exactly the kind...

TIN CAN: Canadian Rights For The Sci-fi Thriller Picked up by levelFILM

  Seth A. Smith's new film, the sci-fi thriller Tin Can, has been acquired by local distributor levelFILM for Canadian distribution in early 2022.    Our own Kurt Halfyard saw Tin Can at Fantasia. He liked it so much that he...

Fantasia 2021 Review: GLASSHOUSE, Lyrical Dystopian Thriller And The Betrayal of Memories

In a desolate wasteland there is an oasis and in this oasis there is a glass house. In this glass house there lives four women, Mother and her daughters Bee, Evie and Daisy. With them is their brother Gabe and...