Tag: mystery

Shudder in May: NIGHTWATCH: DEMONS ARE FOREVER, STOPMOTION And a Lot of TOXIC AVENGER Movies

We believe it is safe to say that Spring is finally here in North America. Relatively safe. Pretty sure it is safe.    Not only will April showers bring May flowers but May also sees the arrival of the new...

Friday One Sheet: THE ROOSTER

This dark, moody and minimalist key art from Australian design house Barlow.Agency injects some metaphor and iconography into Mark Leonard Winter's feature film debut, The Rooster. We have featured the design work of Timothy Barlow's company a few years ago for...

DEAD MAIL: Trailer And Key Art Posted Before World Premiere at SXSW

An ominous help note finds its way to a 1980s post office, connecting a dead letter investigator to a kidnapped keyboard technician.

SXSW 2024 Preview: Genre Film Fans, Get Excited About This Dazzling Dozen

It must be spring, because in just a couple of days thousands of tastemakers will descend upon Austin, Texas, for the SXSW Film & TV Festival. Providing a home for everything from big budget Hollywood premieres like The Fall Guy...

2024 Canadian Screen Awards: BLACKBERRY, HUMANIST VAMPIRE, And INFINITY POOL Rack up Massive Nominations

I'm a bad Canadian. Technically, I'm a bad Canadian resident, but that's a story for another day. I'm a bad Canadian because until today I've not really given much attention to the Canadian Screen Awards. I can always say that...

MONOLITH Clip: "I Believe my Life is in Danger"

While trying to salvage her career, a disgraced journalist begins investigating a strange conspiracy theory. But as the trail leads uncomfortably close to home, she is left to grapple with the lies at the heart of her own story.  ...

Rotterdam 2024 Review: WITTE WIEVEN (HERESY) Brings A Television Movie To The Cinema

Didier Konings' Witte Wieven (or Heresy, for international markets) is a very short feature film, debuting at the IFFR, but made as part of a series of television horror films, presented by the famous Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven. Koolhoven, who...

MONOLITH: Official Trailer and Key Art Drop for Sci-fi Thriller, Coming This February

Lily Sullivan stars in Matt Vesely's sci-fi thriller, in theaters and digital on February 16, 2024, from Well GO USA.

Boutique Startup Celluloid Dreams Brings Giallo THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS to Blu-ray And 4K UHD

Boutique startup announces its debut release, bringing Giuliano Carnimeo's beloved Giallo to 4K UHD for the first time

FOUNDERS DAY Official Trailer: Politically Charged Slasher Out in January

A series of ominous murders rocks a small town just days before a heated mayoral election. As accusations fly and the threat of a masked killer darkens every corner, residents must race against time to uncover the truth.

IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE Review: A Slasher For the Holidays

The Hallmark Channel has turned the holiday season – specifically, the months-long Christmas season – into an incredibly lucrative all-year affair. Numbers-wise, Lifetime Channel isn’t too far behind. Both rely on formulaic plots, inexpensive, fungible talent on both sides of...

Toronto 2023 Review: POOLMAN, An Earnest if Misguided Comedy-Neo-Noir

A few years ago, I was taking an Uber back to my airbnb in Los Angeles; the driver, it turns out, was something of a conspiracy theorist. At first he was just telling me about the politics of the city,...

Toronto 2023: THE KING TIDE, Beware Gifts From the Sea

Living in a harsh landscape, somewhat apart and isolated, means you make certain choices about how much assistance you will receive, and how much protection you will offer your community. It also means that legends can grow up around people...

THE NUN II Review: The Dark One Returns

With a cool $2.1 billion (US) take across a series spanning a decade, eight entries, and a rate of investment that would make any studio envious, the so-called Conjuring Universe shows little, if any, sign of slowing down, let alone...

Friday One Sheet: ROTTING IN THE SUN

Sex and death. Eros and Thanatos. A corpse with an erection being consumed on a beach. The latest queer comedy from Sebastián Silva (director of the criminally underrated Magic Magic) gets this lovely hand painted poster (if you zoom in...

SATAN WANTS YOU Interview: Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams Talk Moral Panics

Moral panics have been with us as a species since time immemorial. From the persecution of European pagans at the end of the Roman empire in the Fourth Century, to the Salem witch trials in New England in the 17th...

Fantasia 2023 Review: RAGING GRACE, An Immigrant Housekeeper Faces A Domestic Nightmare With Her Daughter

Debutante director Paris Zarcilla delivers a fiery first feature in Raging Grace, the story of an immigrant woman who takes a much needed service job in the wrong house. Starring Max Eigenmann as Joy and Jaeden Paige Boadilla as her...

INSIDIOUS: THE RED DOOR Review: Come for The Further, Stay for the Generational Trauma

Onetime Asutralian college students and longtime friends, James Wan and Leigh Whannell began their careers as filmmakers with a proof-of-concept short that — once fully financed — turned into Saw, a cleverly-plotted, attention-grabbing, gore-soaked horror film that spawned eight sequels...

Fantasia 2023: Final Wave Sees WE ARE ZOMBIES By RKSS Closing, Nic Cage Honored, Plus TIGER STRIPES, DEVILS, RAGING GRACE, And More

We are two weeks away from the opening of the 27th Fantasia in Montreal and today we get to see the final bunch of films to round out the three week long genre film extravaganza taking place in Montreal from...

Friday One Sheet: THE WICKER MAN @ 50

The Wicker Man (and its double feature-mate Don't Look Now) are 50 years old. Albeit, they played the UK in 1973 and USA in 1975. There is a long story around the complex history of Robin Hardy's film, and it is...