Kung Fury Premieres May 28, 2015 for FREE

Part of this year’s Cannes lineup, Kung Fury is a Swedish martial arts comedy by Laser Unicorns. The short will release worldwide on May 28, 2015. According to the official website, runtime is 30 minutes  … and we’ll be able to watch for FREE on the internet.

Kung Fury’s got kung fu cops, nazis (a.k.a Kung Führer), vikings, robots, dinosaurs and a rad cinematic 80’s feel. With a limited budget to work with, the team “had to solve this by shooting most of the scenes against a green screen backdrop”.

I can’t wait!



Toronto’s Blood in the Snow announces short film program

As seen on Fangoria.com.

The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival is proud to announce its lineup for its BITS Short Showcase program playing Friday November 28th at 9:30 p.m. The lineup includes premieres of seven short films of the best Canadian genre shorts to be made this year. Last year’s prime time program was a huge hit selling out and adding a second screening.

For descriptions and trailers click here.

The remaining four features and the eight short films that will open all the features will be announced November 1st at Toronto’s HORROR-RAMA convention, with presentations running November 1st and 2nd.

Early bird festival passes ($65) and select individual tickets ($11) are on sale now here. For more, visit Blood in the Snow on Facebook.

Fantasia 2013: Antisocial Trailer Arrives

Title: Antisocial
Year: 2013
Country: Canada
Director: Cody Calahan
Writer: Cody Calahan, Chad Archibald
Producer: Marina Cordoni, Christopher Giroux, Ira Levy, Peter Williamson, Chad Archibald, Cody Calahan
Production Company: Black Fawn Films, Breakthrough Entertainment

Polt Summary:

Five university friends gather at a house party to ring in the New Year. Unbeknownst to them, an epidemic has erupted outside, causing outbreaks around the world. With nowhere else to turn, they barricade themselves indoors with only their phones, laptops, and other tech devices. They use their devices to research the possible cause of this outbreak. Information and video footage over flow their computers as they descend further into the cause and the ensuing chaos. As the virus spreads, the mood in the house changes from fear to paranoia. Who is safe? Who can they trust? Reality becomes blurred as they slowly discover the source of the virus causing the sickness…and there is no going back.

Read more, including review, at Dread Central.

Watch trailer here: http://twitchfilm.com/2013/07/watch-the-exclusive-first-trailer-for-cody-calahans-antisocial.html



TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® celebrates 25 years of Midnight Madness with a murderers’ row of wild cinematic thrills. Programmed by Colin Geddes, the international lineup aims right for the jugular with everything from an extraterrestrial gore-thriller and sinister sex-comedy, to an Asian exotic horror film and a visually-stunning reinvention of the Italian cannibal genre.

“Since its 1988 launch, the Midnight Madness programme emerged as a touchstone of cinematic shock, satiating the adventurous palate of bloodthirsty cinephiles from all over the world,” said Geddes, International Programmer for the Festival. “When the witching hour strikes and the human brain starts slipping into dream mode, the Ryerson Theatre will once again serve up a feast of phantasmagorical characters and jaw-dropping scenes, playing host to bizarre biological monstrosities, ruthless dominatrix gangs, paranormal mirrors, and the hijinks of supernatural cheerleaders.”

The programme presents films from Midnight Madness alumni Hitoshi Matsumoto, Eli Roth and Sion Sono, as well as the debut feature of Hong Kong pop singer Juno Mak.

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 to 15, 2013.

Afflicted Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Canada/USA World Premiere Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source of his illness before it consumes him completely. Footage of their travels meant to document pleasant memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and may be their only postcard home.

All Cheerleaders Die Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson, USA World Premiere When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.

Almost Human Joe Begos, USA World Premiere Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is living inside of him.

The Green Inferno Eli Roth, USA World Premiere How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.

Oculus Mike Flanagan, USA World Premiere Oculus is a spine-chilling supernatural tale of two damaged siblings (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) who, as children, witnessed their parents’ harrowing descent into madness and murder. At long last, brother and sister reunite as adults to expose and destroy the paranormal entity they believe is responsible: the Lasser Glass — a legendary mirror their family once owned.

R100 Hitoshi Matsumoto, Japan World Premiere An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation under any circumstance. The man enters into an entirely new and exciting world which he has never before experienced.

Rigor Mortis Juno Mak, Hong Kong North American Premiere Juno Mak’s debut feature Rigor Mortis is an eerie and chilling, contemporary action- and special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980s. Starring Chin Siu-Ho, Kara Hui, Anthony Chan, Lo Hoi Pang and Richard Ng.

The Station (Blutgletscher) Marvin Kren, Austria World Premiere At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui) Sion Sono, Japan North American Premiere Two men, Muto and Ikegami, hate each other. Muto desperately wants to help his daughter Mitsuko star in a movie. Meanwhile, Ikegami falls in love with Mitsuko, knowing that she’s the daughter of his foe. Hirata, a filmmaker, and Koji, a young movie-lover, get dragged into this complicated situation that heads into an unexpected direction.

Tickets to screenings for this programme will be available for individual purchase as well as through the Midnight Madness Pack, which includes all 10 screenings for $176, or $113 for students and seniors. Purchase Festival ticket packages online 24 hours a day at tiff.net/festival, by phone Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433, or visit the box office in person from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West, until August 19.

About TIFF

TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net.

The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris, Visa and Audi, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto.

The Midnight Madness programme is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Cineplex Entertainment and Space.


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To Hell, with Love (2013) – Director: Gavin Michael Booth

Title: To Hell, with Love
Year: 2013
Country: Canada
Director: Gavin Michael Booth
Writer: Gavin Michael Booth
Producer: Gavin Michael Booth, Sarah Booth, Kelly Chmilar
Production Company: Mimetic Entertainment

To Hell, with Love premiered April 14, 2013 at the Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto as an official selection. It’s also showing at this year’s Fantasia International Festival in Montreal. More details at: http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2013/en/films-schedule/279/to-hell-with-love.

Plot Summary:

Dr. Desai is desperate to prove the existence of an afterlife. Unfortunately for one feisty prostitute, Cheri, his obsession will become her nightmare in a battle for survival.

Watch The International Trailer For Mark Hartley’s PATRICK on twitch.com

Title: Patrick
Year: 2013 (remake)
Country: Australia
Director: Mark Hartley
Writer: Justin King
Producer: Jeff Harrison, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Production Company: F.G. Film Productions, Head Gear Films, Screen Australia

Plot Summary:

In Room 15 of the isolated Roget Clinic, the psychopathic Patrick lies deep in a coma. The arrival of Kathy, a sympathetic nurse, awakens desire in him – and her affection ignites his pent-up psychic powers with deadly effect. Written by Anonymous

Trailer at twitch.com

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Fangoria presents Falls Horror Fest 2013, June 8 & 9, Niagara Falls ON

Niagara Falls Comic Con 2013 will be a two-day event featuring more than 50,000 square feet of comic book vendors, artists, celebrities and more, to feed your need for all things comic and pop culture related. With plenty of parking, and all the fun attractions the City of Niagara Falls has to offer, the Niagara Falls Comic Con 2013 is going to be a great weekend for comic book fans and families.

Guest lineup includes:

Tom Savini – Horror legend
Tom Savini is primarily known for his groundbreaking work in the field of special effects makeup, and appearances in numerous genre films.

Corey Feldman
Known for starring in cult classics like the Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Friday the 13th, the Gremlins and License to Drive, to name just a few.

Kane Hodder “Jason Voorhees”
Kane Hodder is best known for his role as legendary Horror Icon “Jason Voorhees” of the Friday the 13th film franchise.

Adam West “1960s Batman”
Adam West known as the original Batman, and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne. He also lends his voice to Family Guy

More on event and guests at Falls Horror Fest 2013

Parafest 2013, September 6-8, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Are you ready for the BIGGEST and BEST paranormal & horror convention the world will ever see? Paradox Entertainment, LLC is about to rock you with the biggest names in Paranormal, Horror, Cryptozoology and Ufology. Come out to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and join us as we bring you celebrity guest speakers, vendors, exhibits and film screenings. If you love ghosts, the supernatural, the paranormal, horror and the just plain weird, then this is your chance to meet your favorite celebs and learn from the experts! Save the date: September 6,7 & 8. Tickets are on sale now!

More at Parafest 2013