In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Chappell In The House.

I'm just ducking in to post this new video for Kings of Our Kin's song Right or Wtong, starring an old cohort of mine, Ali Chappell. Enjoy!

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hex Shorts 2020

We announced our short film line-up for this year's Hexploitation Film Fest yesterday. It's a pretty bangin' one if I do say so myself. Check it.

HXFF runs Feb 20-22 at Hamilton's Staircase Theatre. For more info, go here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Short of the Week #81: Withorwithout

This music video for the band Parcels is a bit old, but I dig the High Tension/You're Next vibe. Plus it's got Milla and terrific direction from Benjamin Howdeshell. Enjoy!

Monday, January 6, 2020

HXFF 2020

The eleventh edition of the Hexploitation Film Festival announced its feature line-up today. We got all sorts of goodies this year, including five Canadian premieres, as well as rockin' after party featuring Blood Opera.

HXFF runs February 20-22 at Hamilton's Staircase Theatre. For all the info, click here.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Rent Some Horror Today.

Here's a spooky little ditty courtesy of the YT channel Animated Horror Flicks

I have to admire this employee's commitment, I'd have peaced out the second I saw that dude. I was always more of a minimum wage, minimum effort kind of guy.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

2019 Shorts

Despite my lack of drive to make any sort of official end of year/decade lists, I felt compelled to at least post about my favourite short films from 2019. I now spend about ten hours a week watching short film submissions for various festivals so this format has become a sizable part of my life.

Even though short film visibility has increased (thanks to avenues provided by institutions like Little Terrors and Shudder), I still like to promote short filmmakers I feel strongly about. I don't need to be the millionth person to say how awesome The Mandalorian is, but I can perhaps steer someone to the latest project by Justin Harding or Faye Jackson. That's a bit more meaningful.

I'm happy to say that I was able to program all but one of these short films below at Saskatoon Fantastic

(Fears) Directed by Germ├ín Sancho. 

Directed by Guillermo de la Rosa.

Directed by Jason Gudasz

Directed by Oskar Lehemaa.

Directed by Lance Edmands.

Directed by Erica Scoggins.

Thanks to Shannon Hanmer for introducing me to Place and A Noise That Carries and Fantasia for allowing me to discover the rest. Here's to a short-tastic 2020!