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Review: DREAMLAND, Where the Chaos Is Somewhat Under Control

Filmmaker Bruce McDonad's absurdly hypnotic hodgepodge of violent escapism stars Stephen McHattie, Juliette Lewis and Tomas Lemarquis.

10+ Years Later: PONTYPOOL Is The Canadian Quarantine Movie To Fuck With Our Current Headspace

“In our top story of today, a big, cold, dull, dark, white, empty, never-ending blow my brains out, seasonal affective disorder freaking kill-me-now weather front, that'll last all day.”   Grant Mazzy, a big city talk-radio host, who has been...

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...

THE HEXECUTIONERS Coming To The UK Later This Month

Studio Canal is releasing Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror film The Hexecutioners in the UK later this month. Given the island nation’s running history with rural horror flick we believe this is right up the UK’s alley. We would like...

Natalie Dormer's THE FOREST Leads Killer Lineup For Frightfest Glasgow

Attention Glasgow, Scotland. If you need something to get all that saccharin aftertaste of Valentine's Day out of your system then Frightfest has the solution. At the end of February they have put together a great lineup of current horror...

Raven Banner Joins THE HEXECUTIONERS' Ranks Of Death Doulas

Word from our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment is that they have picked up the World sales rights for Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror flick The Hexecutioners. Raven Banner lands cult thriller "THE HEXECUTIONER'S"Toronto, Canada - Raven Banner Entertainment has picked...

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE HEXECUTIONERS, Welcome To The Job From Hell

Sanctioned euthanasia is a full blown industry and Malison is just starting to get her feet wet at her new job. After a rough start she is paired up with seasoned veteran Olivia and together they head out to the...

THE HEXECUTIONERS: Trailer And Stills From Canadian Occult Horror

The Hexecutioners marks the second direct collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl and Septic Man) and Canada's nefarious scribe Tony Burgess (Pontypool and Hellmouth). Cook produced two more of Burgess' screenplays Hellmouth and Ejecta, so yeah, they are pretty comfortable around each other. Their latest...

Watch An Exclusive Clip From SciFi Horror EJECTA

Indie scifi-horror Ejecta hits limited theatrical release and VOD platforms from IFC Midnight on February 27th and we've got an exclusive clip to share from the film.Reclusive blogger Bill Cassidy (Julian Richings, Cube) claims to be the subject of a...

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...

Feratum 2014 Second Wave Of Films: ABCs OF DEATH 2, V/H/S: VIRAL, DER SAMURAI, WHY HORROR?, And More

The upcoming third edition of Feratum (October 2-5 in Tlalpujahua, Mexico) is undoubtedly a very promising genre celebration. If the official selection announcement brought few renowned titles, now the second wave is precisely full of those. ABCs of Death 2 and...

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...

SEPTIC MAN: The Director Approved Drinking Game!

Jesse Thomas Cook's Septic Man is available on VOD in the U.S. today (August 12th) and will open in select cinemas on Friday, August 15th. For those of you who will be watching the film at home we have come up...

SEPTIC MAN: Watch This Crappy Opening Scene. Literally.

So, you want to get an idea of what to expect when you watch Jesse Thomas Cook's Septic Man? Well, do we have a treat for you! Mind you, this is not exactly what *I* would call a treat. It is...

Watch The Disgusting Red Band Trailer For SEPTIC MAN

When you set out to make a movie called Septic Man you have to figure it's a bit of validation, a bit of a pat on the back and job well done, when the MPAA assesses you an R rating...

SEPTIC MAN Coming To VOD And Theaters In August

Plan your meal times accordingly around the viewing of Jesse Thomas Cook's Septic Man. Starz Digital Media will be releasing the Canadian potty horror flick on VOD on August 12 and in theaters on August 15. From the creators of Monster...

Exclusive Trailer And Poster Premiere For Indie SciFi Horror EJECTA

There are reasons to fear the things that go bump in the night in Ejecta, the latest offering from indie Canadian genre film outfit Foresight Features (Septic Man, Exit Humanity, Monster Brawl). As with Septic Man the script here comes...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: SEPTIC MAN Is Surprisingly Serious And Smart.

DO NOT watch this while eating. In fact just go vomit now.  Director Jesse Thomas Cook has created one of the most unusual films I've seen in a while and the trick he pulls off was enough to make me...

Watch The First Stomach Churning Trailer For SEPTIC MAN!

Monster Brawl director Jesse Thomas Cook teams with Pontypool writer Tony Burgess for Septic Man, a gleefully repulsive picture soon to premiere at Fantastic Fest that I like to pitch to people as a blend of Buried and The Toxic...