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Fantasia 2019 Review: DREAMLAND Plays Free Jazz With Genre Conventions

In Dreamland, the ubiquitous Stephen McHattie plays a weary, nameless, assassin, who does the dirty work for a mid level gangster named Hercules. Disgusted to find out that his boss is getting into the human trafficking of young children involving...

Fantasia 2019 Review: COME TO DADDY Delights in Putting Elijah Wood Through The Ringer

I am drawn to father-son stories like a moth to flame. The difficult communication barriers, awkward processing of emotion. The silence and the rage. In the movies, these stories often culminate in the father expressing a deep pride or love...

DREAMLAND Reunites Bruce McDonald, Tony Burgess and Stephen McHattie for a New Genre Mashup

Fans of Pontypool may rejoice for the beginning of production on Bruce McDonald's latest film, Dreamland. It reunites the director with writer Tony Burgess and star Stephen McHattie. While not the long rumoured sequel to the Canadian cult semiotic zombie film...

Stephen McHattie and The Dark Stranger Give Leah 'Stranger Danger'

Terror films, a film production and distribution house, has slated several films to release, this Halloween season. One of their stand-outs is titled The Dark Stranger. Starring Katie Findlay (After the Dark, 2013) and Stephen McHattie (Pontypool, 2008), a...

KHOYA: Watch The New Teaser For Canadian-Indian Drama, Opening In Toronto On Friday

Sami Khan's birth-search dram Khoya is opening here in Toronto, tomorrow night, at The Carlton. We have your exclusive first look at a new teaser timed with the release. You will find that below.   Khan and his lead Rupak...

NY Indian Film Fest 2016 Review: KHOYA, A Drama About Displacement, Loss, And The Dangerous Nature Of Truth

Being a film writer has its ups and downs. We are constantly inundated by wannabe filmmakers looking to make their mark on the world. Like any other aspirational pursuit, the vast majority of the output from these cold calls is...

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WOLVES Takes A Bite Out Of Pretty YA Fare

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the...

Toronto After Dark 2014: The Alphabet, Time Travel And Various Undead Things Highlight First Wave

As we mourn the loss of summer, once the dust has settled here in Toronto in a couple of weeks time, all eyes turn to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. Toronto After Dark is one of our...

Dare To Enter The HELLMOUTH With Exclusive Trailer!

Take heart fans of the strange and unusual - particularly those of you with a weakness for the era of classic drive-in pulp - for Pontypool writer Tony Burgess and star Stephen McHattie have teamed up with director John Geddes...

Exclusive: Watch The First 5 Minutes Of Vincenzo Natali's HAUNTER

Vincenzo Natali's Haunter hits home video today (Tuesday, February 11), and we've got the first five minutes to tempt you. Here's the official synopsis: The film stars Abigail Breslin in director Vincenzo Natali's (Splice, Cube, ABCs of Death 2) unique...

Watch Amazing SciFi Short MANIFOLD Now!

Regular readers of ScreenAnarchy should recognize the name of Anthony Scott Burns by this point, the Toronto based director and VFX artist having blown our minds with work like this. And like this. A huge visual talent, Burns made an...

Hey, America! Win A Viewing Of Vincenzo Natali's HAUNTER For Free!

Hey, America! Vincenzo Natali's Abigail Breslin starring ghost story Haunter hits theaters in limited release today while also appearing on cable VOD, SundanceNow and other digital platforms and you could see it for free!Lisa Johnson is one day shy of...

Review: HAUNTER Delivers an Enjoyably Tame Ghost Story

Time is a fluid thing in the atmospheric Haunter, but it's set mainly in 1985. It's the day before Lisa's 16th birthday. It has been for a while. Lisa (Abigail Breslin) and her wholesomely plain family -- mother (Michelle Nolden),...

THE MACHINE, BIG BAD WOLVES And PAINLESS Load Up Mayhem Film Festival Lineup

So, turns out you are going to be in Nottingham, UK, this Halloween and you're wondering to yourself, 'Self? What am I going to do this Halloween? And how do I keep that Halloween spirit alive throughout the following weekend?' Never...

L'├ętrange 2013 Review: A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE, Outrageously Funny Comedy

It's always refreshing to watch a film that has a new and fun take on the zombie metaphor. In the case of A Little Bit Zombie, directed by Casey Walker, that take is the change that love and marriage bring....

Watch A Pair Of Haunting Teasers For Anthony Scott Burns' MANIFOLD

We have been outspoken fans of Anthony Scott Burns and his work here on ScreenAnarchy for quite some time now - check some of his previous efforts here - and after wowing us with his for hire and music video...

HAUNTER And DELIVERY Coming To Mayhem Film Festival

The ninth edition of the Mayhem Film Festival will take place in Nottingham, England, this Fall and the festival has announced the first two titles for this year's lineup. Vincenzo Natali's haunted house flick Haunter and Brian Netto's found footage...

Check The Trailer For Vincenzo Natali's HAUNTER

Splice director Vincenzo Natali returns to screens with haunted house thriller Haunter and the first trailer has arrived for your viewing pleasure.Abigail Breslin stars as a young girl who must unravel a decades-old mystery to save her family in this...