Dave Canfield
Chicago, Illinois

Canfield is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association but can't decide if that makes him a critic. He is a writer for the well respected Magill's Cinema Annual and has been with Twitch Film since the beginning but can't decide if that makes him a writer. He's often called to speak and teach various people but is not sure if this makes him a teacher. If you think you know what Canfield is please write or call the guys at Twitch Film. There is a substantial reward leading to the successful identification of this man.

The Stack: HIDDEN IN THE WOODS, SIMON KILLER, DAY OF THE DEAD, THE DEVIL BAT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm sneaking this episode in before I leave for Fantastic Fest; it's a light week but there are some real gems here. For those not easily offended, Hidden in the Woods from Artsploitation will probably offend you... More »
  

Video Reflections: At Home, BLANCANIEVES Provides Hope For A Snow White Heart

I lost my fairy tale. It had followed me around when I was a child, constantly tapping me on the shoulder to ask for a dance. Sometimes it wore the face of Frankenstein or Dracula or the Wolfman or the... More »
  

The Stack: FRIDAY THE 13TH THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-ray Tin, WAR WITCH, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, And More

It's fitting that I have 13 items to cover this week since Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection hits Blu-ray in a beautiful tin. Does this set kill the possibility of other purchases? No way! Blandings: Series One is anything but... More »
  

Chicago's Midway Drive-In Needs Your Vote

Every year here in Chicago I attend a knockout horror convention called FLASHBACK WEEKEND. It isn't just a place for folks to get drunk and have stuff signed. The film lineup is always stellar, the guest list is a surprising... More »
  

Hey Chicago! Win Tickets For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 Screening

I am stoked for three reasons: (1) James Wan makes fun movies that have tons of re-watchability; (2) He has a penchant for paying homage to Mario Bava; (3) I got to interview him and Leigh Whannell for Insidious and... More »
  

The Stack: BAY OF BLOOD is Blu, 5 DOLLS FOR AN AUGUST MOON, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY, THE FUGITIVE Runs Onto Blu And More

In this week's edition of my home entertainment roundup, Bava is beautiful on Blu, old English  character actors fight the undead, Miyazaki offers up another masterpiece, a one armed man almost whips Indiana Jones, and NO PLACE ON EARTH rocks off... More »
  

Exclusive Interview: Tony Leung, Cinematic Grandmaster

Tony Leung is a grandmaster of the big screen. His collaborations with John  Woo, Wong Kar Wai and others have solidified not only his reputation as a master craftsman but one who is able to take that physical craft so attached... More »
  

The Stack: Simon Rumley Trilogy, UNIT 7, AMOUR, PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, New Shout Factory Blu-rays, And More

In this week's edition of my home entertainment roundup, you can watch Meat Loaf worship Alice Cooper and Art Carney, pre-Miami Vice Don Johnson fight off a bevy of post-apocalyptic beauties, dive headfirst into the incredible animated canvas of The... More »
  

George Romero, Robert Englund And Lance Henricksen Invite You To Save A Drive-In.

Make a video viral and save a drive-in. I could, and will eventually, say more in a followup story but what's important is for as many folks who can to see this and vote. Yeah, maybe you've never been to... More »
  

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright Talk THE WORLD'S END

I interviewed Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright at the end of a very long day several years ago for Hot Fuzz . They had had the long day, not me. I was thrilled beyond belief to have the... More »
  

The Stack: X-RAY / SCHIZOID, MUD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, Rapture-palooza, And More

In this week's edition of my home entertainment roundup, we've got a gonzo combo of Barbi Benton and Klaus Kinski, a superb drama from Jeff Nichols, a new season of HBO's period crime drama, and many more, including a couple of print titles... More »
  

The Stack: THE ART OF ELYSIUM, THE DAMNED, ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY, THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES, ISHTAR, And More

The August 13 edition features The Art of Elysium from Titan Books, the classic French post-war thriller The Damned from Cohen Media Group, winner of the 1933 Best Picture Academy Award, Calvacade, the Blu-ray debut of Ishtar from Sony, and... More »
  

The Stack: HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, THE FOG, Danny Boyle's TRANCE, STREET TRASH, And Much More

Films mentioned this week in our video review roundup include Sony's Magic Magic, West of Memphis and Shout Factory's Ralph Bakshi's Heavy Traffic, Swamp Thing, The Incredible Melting Man, Kentucky Fried Movie, and The Producers. 20th Century Fox catalogue titles... More »
  

Giveaway: Win A Bundle Of Despair Blu-ray Prize Packs - Copies Of NORTH FACE And THE SILENCE From Music Box Films

While the rest of the world celebrates Britain's bundle of joy, the good folks at Music Box Films are offering you the chance to win your own bundle of despair. Yay! Actually, North Face is a visually stunning hi-def experience based on... More »
  

Video Reflections: THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES Looks Into The Abyss

Now on DVD, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files is a documentary that attempts to tease out the effect the infamous serial killer's actions had on the city of Milwaukee Wisconsin, particular the largely black neighborhood where he lived when he committed... More »
  

Hey, Chicago! Wanna See THE CONJURING For FREE This Monday?

I really like James Wan. Some dislike him simply because they loathe the Saw franchise. I'm not a huge fan of the sequels but I found Saw gripping all the way to the end and fairly funny to boot. I... More »
  

Hey, Chicago And Wauwatosa, Wisconsin! Win Tix To An EVIL DEAD Screening

Live in Chicago? Or Wauwatosa, Wisconsin? Two separate contests. 25 admit two admissions, one goretabulous flick. Evil Dead has been causing solid buzz everywhere it's played and now you have an early chance to find out for yourself. These two... More »
  

The Stack March Episode One: WESTWORLD Finally Hits Blu, Plus ELM STREET Films, SCHINDLER'S LIST, PHANTASM II, And More

Welcome Back to The Stack! They say March comes in like a lion and in this case I'm inclined to agree. This turned out to be one of my most fun months ever. The 70s sci-fi dystopian classic Westworld hit Blu,... More »
  

The Stack: March Editorial -- You And Your Spleen: A Guide To Trolling The 2013 Oscars

Welcome back to The Stack! There are all kinds of stacks. I have stacks of films that need watching and reviewing. Stacks of books that need read and links that need sorting through etc. But once a month I'll be sorting... More »
  

The Stack: February Episode Two Includes THE MASTER, SKYFALL, New Shout Factory and More

Welcome back to The Stack! This installment showcases Oscar winners and losers Skyfall, The Master, Argo, and The Sessions, as well as new vintage SE's from Shout Factory,  including Terror Vision, The Video Dead, The Joshua Tree and Prison. The truly... More »
  
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