Friday, September 28, 2007

TAD is back!

Last year I managed to watch all 13 films presented, highlights included FUNKY FOREST: THE FIRST CONTACT, BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, and RE-CYCLE.
This year I'm most keen to see Shinya Tsukamoto's NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE. Check out the trailer below, and visit the Toronto After Dark official website for more info.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


[REC] is a fantastically creepy little film from Spain, currently on the festival circuit, (next stop SITGES!) There's a bit of buzz about the film here in the new world, except I've noticed some sketchy reporting that the film takes place in Los Angeles?

Here's the real 411:
In Barcelona, as part of a night-time news show that focuses on the jobs that get done at night while the rest of us sleep, a reporter and her cameraman tag along with a firefighting crew who have received a call for help from a small residential building. It seems the tenants have heard screams from an elderly tenant's apartment. The entire film is seen as if through the tv crew's camera.

Here's a link to the full trailer on the official website, which gives away a little more, but only in Spanish.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A good remake?

I've ranted before about my general dislike of remakes, but every once in a while someone gets it right. The first case in point that comes to mind is usually Philip Kaufman's 1978 remake of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. I havn't seen it's latest iteration THE INVASION, but word of mouth wasn't good to say the least.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

"The goriest film since Peter Jackson’s DEAD ALIVE"?

The light at the end of my Festival tunnel appears to be a woman trying to cut the baby out of another woman.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Don't Blame Me!

Have you ever really liked a film, but was wary of recommending it for fear of being labeled a degenerate? At this year's TIFF my pick for that dubious honour is EX DRUMMER.

It's Miike time!

When the Midnight Madness programme of the Toronto International Film Festival announces it's films each year, chances are you'll get a film by Takashi Miike. This year is no exception.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What you talkin' bout Rob?

Here's a quote from a interview with Rob Zombie prior to the release of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES:

Question: How do you feel about big budget remakes of DAWN OF THE DEAD and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE?

Zombie: I feel it's the worst thing that any filmmaker can do.

Oh rly?