Andrew Mack
Contributing Writer; Toronto, Canada

In the beginning Todd created Twitch. And it was good. Todd said it would draw in hot chicks. I am still waiting. So then I told him I would stick around for the free stuff. That has also not born good fruit. I am one of the Feature Films programmers for the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival (Formerly Dark Bridges).

Fantasia 2014: Award Winners Announced

Just as we wrapped up our impressions of this year's Fantasia film festival, they have announced the award winners. Uzumasa Limglight takes home the Cheval Noir Award for Best Film. Time travel flick The Infinite Man takes home the coveted New Flesh Award for Best... More »
  

Production Begins On Canadian Thriller HUNTER'S MOON

Next week, production begins here in Toronto on the upcoming horror flick Hunter's Moon. The film is written and directed by Matt Campagna (Six Reasons Why). This is the first film in Canada to be shot on the new Sony... More »
  

GOK-SEONG (곡성): Third Film Coming From Director Of THE CHASER And THE YELLOW SEA

Na Hong-jin, director of lauded Korean thrillers The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, is prepping his third feature film, Gok-seong, or The Wailing. Fox International Pictures is backing the film. Fox Korea, which handles distribution of 20th Century Fox films in Korea,... More »
  

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... More »
  

THE DROWNSMAN Coming To Canada, Courtesy Of Anchor Bay

Shortly after having its world premiere at Fantasia in Montreal, Chad Archibald's slippery horror flick The Drownsman has been picked up by Anchor Bay for distribution in our fair nation.Toronto, ON - Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Breakthrough Entertainment are... More »
  

BREASTMILK: Out Now On VOD And iTunes

Now for something completely different. Though we dabble in the world of documentary film, I do not know if any of us had Dana Ben-Ari's Breastmilk on our radars as of late. But it exists and it is available now on iTunes,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE DROWNSMAN, The Super Soaker Terror Gets Too Silly At Times

Madison has a fear of water. A year ago she had an accident and nearly drowned. When she was under, she was pulled into the lair of The Drownsman. Since then she will not go near water. She even misses... More »
  

THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 Coming This October

The second run of the ambitious anthology, The ABCs of Death 2, has a release date! It will arrive first On Demand on October 2 and then open theatrically on October 31. The producers have yet to announce its World... More »
  

HARD BOILED COP: Watch The Short And Long Versions Now

Early last month we brought Ulrik Bruchholz's short film Hard Boiled Cop to your attention, primarily because it starred German martial artist Mathis Landwehr. Landwehr has done loads of work in television (Lasko - The Fist of God) and short films... More »
  

CHEAT, New Horror Project From Matchbox Pictures

Matchbox Pictures, based out of London, Ontario, Canada, announced their next horror project and launched a Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds. It will be the third feature from director Greg A. Sager for the company.Cheat (starring Ry Barrett, Desperate... More »
  

Review: SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE, A Silly Story In Which Every Moment Is Outlandish

Anthony C. Ferrante returns to direct and Thunder Levin returns to write another outrageous chapter of cult phenomenon Sharknado, with Sharknado 2: The Second One. Fans of the first one will be pleased to know they do not diverge much... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Indonesian Action Flick GUARDIAN Frustrates

Marysa is getting pretty sick and tired of her mom, Sarah, haranguing her about her martial arts studies. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl and hang out with her best friend. But Sarah is insistent on these lessons,... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: We've Seen Footage From SPRING, REDEEMER, WE ARE STILL HERE, TURBO KID, And More

For the first time since the Frontières International Co-Production Market began, we were treated to a taste of how some films that got their start on the market floor and other projects being made by friends of the festival were... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: Can You Escape From THE DEVIL'S MILE?

The Canadian horror flick, The Devil's Mile, had its World Premiere at Fantasia Saturday night. It is the feature debut of long-time screenwriter and Rue Morgue magazine contributor Joseph O'Brien. Three kidnappers, Toby, Cally and Jackie, take a detour to deliver... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS Cuts Away Comedy Conventions

It feels like there are no words to describe I Am A Knife With Legs. Just the title alone should give you an indication of the level of absurdity this comic gem reaches. It is utterly bizarre. Screamingly hilarious. Totally unconventional.... More »
  

Watch The First Trailer For 80s Comedy ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

Here is the first trailer for the 80s tinged musical comedy Eternity: The Movie. The stars of the film, Barrett Crake and Myko Olivier, will be at Comic-Con handing out free swag and recruiting more #Eternals. The film opens in New... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: Impressions From The Frontières Pitch Sessions

As great Canadian bards of the 20th century once wrote into one of their lyrics, "If I had a million dollars, I would buy you a monkey. Haven't you always wanted a monkey?" Yesterday morning we "industry-types" gathered together for the... More »
  

Fantasia 2014: More Teaser Art From The Frontières Market

The Frontières International Co-Production Market opened up yesterday with pitch sessions. Twelve projects were presented to a packed house, full of buyers, sellers, producers, and schmucks like me, who do not have a nickle to lend to any project but... More »
  

Fantasia 2014 Review: THE RUN Strikes Familiar Chords With Fists And Knees

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Then baby, let me tell you Malaysian action flick The Run is flattering a whole lot of folks from other parts of Asia. When Khaliff (Aaron Aziz) returns to his... More »
  

The DEEP DARK Trailer Is Just That. And Mysterious.

There is no shortage of strange things that can go one in your home. Last year we had Don Thacker's Motivational Growth and The Mould. This year we have Michael Midaglia's Deep Dark and a talking hole. We have a... More »
  
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