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Review: LIFECHANGER, Of Love, Loss, Regret and Body Horror

Wherever Drew goes, a body is sure to follow. Not just sure, a body has to follow.   Drew has to transport himself from body to body if he wants to live; he is convinced he will die if he...

Full Programme Announced For Celluloid Screams 2018

Seems we are a bit behind on announcing the lineup of one of key UK stops on the festival circuit during the Autumn months. Celluloid Screams in Sheffield announced their lineup earlier this month and they were kind enough to...

Fantasia 2018 Interview: LIFECHANGER'S Justin McConnell on the Challenges of Filmmaking

Writer-director Justin McConnell was just in Montreal for the sold-out, world premiere of his new feature Lifechanger. It's the story of Drew, a wistful shapeshifter who becomes a detective, a bar fly, a dentist, a dental assistant, and other identities...

LIFECHANGER: New Shape-Shifting Horror From Justin McConnell Shoots This Fall

Justin McConnell and I spent so much time running around Montreal this past weekend during the festival and co-production market at Fantasia, we barely had time to chat and catch up on his newest project, set to begin production this...

Single Take Thriller BROKEN MILE Picks up Canadian And U.S. Distribution

Broken Mile, a single take thriller from Toronto filmmaker Justin McConnell, has been picked up for distribution here at home in Canada and for our neighbours down below in America. Indiecan Entertainment acquired the Canadian rights while the American rights...

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Said The Killer To Party Goers There...

Tis the season to be bloody. If you are looking to throw a little horror into your holiday mix then be sure to take in the short film Do You See What I See? from filmmakers, and friends, Justin McConnell...

RED MILE: Watch The Trailer For Justin McConnell's Single Take Thriller

Our friend Justin McConnell went out one night and made another movie.   Well, a couple nights actually, just to make sure he got the best single take he could. Now this new film, a single take thriller titled Red...

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Why Yes, Yes I Do See A Trailer For The Short Film

My friends Justin and Serena made a Christmas themed short film called Do You See What I See? In it they have killed or scared off a lot of my other friends from here in the Toronto area. Yep, the duo...

Filmmaker Justin McConnell Aims To Help You Survive The CLAPBOARD JUNGLE In New Doc

My friend Justin McConnell makes movies. He does a bevy of other things in the film industry - acquisitions, editing, post-production, festival programming, and what have you - but he really likes making movies. But because he is an independent...

Paul Sorvino, Robert Knepper And Stéfano Gallo To Star In Gambling Thriller COLD DECK In Toronto

Production of gambling thriller Cold Deck will begin here in Toronto on September 30th. The film stars Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas and Jersey Shore Shark Attack), Robert Knepper (Prison Break, Heroes and SGU) and Stéfano Gallo (The Collapsed and I Choose...

KANE: Canada's Unstable Ground Options Douglas Borton's Horror Novel

Heh. I was just with these two fine people last night sharing a pre-screening drink. I caught wind of something in the conversations around the table last night, and here we are this morning announcing that Canadian production outfit Unstable...

Blu-ray Review: SKULL WORLD! Skullman Rocks Large on Blu-ray

Justin McConnell's documentary Skull World just came out on DVD and Blu-ray! I got my grubby hands on the Blu-ray and would like to share my thoughts with you about Justin's film. But first, a story... Back in high school I...

SKULL WORLD Gets Theatrical Tour And Home Video Release!

Be warned. Skull Man is coming to a screen of various sizes near you and he's rockin' large! Hot off its world premiere at the Canadian Film Fest last week Justin McConnell's Skull World has landed a distro deal that will...

RUB ONE OUT With Drugs, A Dead Hooker And A Hammer!

Coming later this year is the web series Rub One Out from local Toronto lad Justin McConnell, director of The Collapsed and Skull World (set to have its World Premiere at the Canadian Film Fest on March 22nd here in...

Time To Serve The F**king Eggs! 3 Deleted Scenes From SKULLWORLD!

The film is in the can so to speak and director Justin McConnell is now in post on his doc Skullworld. He`s putting the pieces together, the biggest challenge is reattaching the Frontal bone to the Parietal bone. As he...

Anchor Bay Acquires Canadian PA Flick THE COLLAPSED

Congratulations are in order for local filmmaker Justin McConnell and the cast and crew of his post apocalyptic flick The Collapsed. His film was picked up by Anchor Bay and the media outfit will distribute the film here in Canada...

Canadian Dates And U.S. Premiere for THE COLLAPSED

Some good news for those waiting to see Justin McConnell's PA flick The Collapsed. They've got some Canadian screening dates pinned down and where the film will have its U.S. premiere as well... The  post‐apocalyptic  horror/thriller  THE  COLLAPSED  has  officially announced...

It Is A Glorious Day to Rock In New SKULL WORLD Trailer!

Director Justin McConnell continues post production on Skull World and has released a third trailer. This film, as well as his PA film The Collapsed, will be represented at the market in Cannes by Raven Banner Entertainment. We hope to see...

New Trailer And Theatrical Pact For Canadian PA Flick 'THE COLLAPSED'

There is a new trailer for Canadian post apocalyptic flick The Collapsed by filmmaker Justin McConnell. And there is other good news; the film will have a theatrical release here in Canada.Canadian sales and distribution outlet Vagrant Films Releasing and...

AFM2010: Trailer and One-sheet for PA horror/thriller 'The Collapsed'

Just in time for the American Film Market in November Canadian filmmaker Justin McConnell has released the first trailer and brand new one sheet for his upcoming post apocalyptic horror/thriller The Collapsed. In the wake of the end of the world,...