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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Nailed It!

There's a new episode of The Rewind Zone up at Rue Morgue TV. This time host Yasmina Ketita regales us about her love of the awesomely awful 1985 slasher Nail Gun Massacre.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tiff Vids 2019

Another TIFF is in the books. Genre highlights for me were Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Rose Glass' Saint Maud & Andrew Patterson's The Vast of Night.

I also enjoyed Richard Stanley's newest Color Out of Space, even if Nic Cage's usual shtick seemed at odds with the subject matter. I'm just glad Stanley is making movies again.

Anyhoo, as per usual, videographer Robert A. Mitchell was once again on hand - now travelling from his new digs in Texas to be with us - to shoot the following interviews.

For more footage from last week's festivities, check out Mitchell's YT channel here.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tiff Time!

TIFF has come around again so I'll likely be incognito for the foreseeable future. See you on the other side, kiddies!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Be Kind! Rewind!

Another cool thing I discovered this weekend was Shudder's original podcast Video Palace. This is a terrific little audio play that I came across while surfing Amazon Video.

One of my all-time favourite pieces of media is Limetown (I get to watch the first episode of the upcoming TV adaptation at TIFF this weekend, Yay!) and I think Video Palace fits right into that oeuvre. This should be of particular interest to tapeheads because it exists in our world, relying heavily on hearsay and urban legend to propel its narrative, all while using technology's latest tools. 

I highly recommend it. Don't have Shudder? Well, don't you fret, as it can also be found here

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


I heard some terrific news this weekend. Adult Swim's Toonami is adapting Junji Ito's bonkers manga Uzumaki into a four-part anime miniseries. Check out the trailer below.

Man, that music by Colin Stetson is fucking perfect. As we know, Uzumaki was made into a feature in 2000, and though it had unsettling visuals in spades, I think this anime may best capture Ito's unrivalled forays into cosmic madness. The miniseries is set to be released in 2020.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Night Light 2019

Check out this sweet poster for the newly formed Night Light Film Festival.

Taking place this October 3rd-5th at the Apollo Cinema in Kitchener, Ontario, Night Light will be showcasing both contemporary and retro genre cinema. For more info, go here.