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.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mon Dieu!

I find it hilarious that I will be in a car driving to Montreal in just over a week for the Fantasia Film Festival, and up until a few moments ago, I still had no idea what I'd be seeing. Festival organizer Mitch Davis, wild man that he is, just announced the lineup this afternoon. Here are some of the genre goodies playing this year.

The Last Exorcism, directed by Daniel Stamm and produced by Eli Roth.

This French backwoods horror flick finally sees the light of day.

aka We Are What We Are. I've heard nothing but great things about this Mexican import about a family of cannibals.

Chris Smith's (Creep, Severance) newest stars Sean Bean.

Jim Sturgess stars in this British film about a man who sees demons on the streets of London.

The Shrine is director Jon Knautz's follow-up to his debut Jack Brooks Monster Slayer.

After its solid showing at Sundance, Tucker Vs. Dale invades Montreal.

A homegrown selection, I must say the Just Before Dawn vibe of the trailer intrigues me.

Also, A Serbian Film, The Human Centipede and the I Spit On Your Grave remake form a triple threat, vying for the title of most shocking of 2010 at this year's fest. Psst, trust me. It's the first one.

As like last year, there are a good number of flicks I've already seen, including [REC]2, Deliver Us From Evil, The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, The Loved Ones, The Revenant, Birdemic and Doghouse.

I'll be there from the eighth to the thirteenth, so here's what I plan to eyeball while I'm there.

Thai horror returns with another anthology of shivers. If it's half as good as its predecessor, it will be a blast.

A new documentary about the H.G. Lewis, aptly titled The Godfather Of Gore plays with a print of his 1963 splatterfest Blood Feast. Good times.

aka Evil: In The Time Of Heroes, this Greek zombie flick apparently does wonders to freshen up the genre. Can't wait to check it out.

Now, you all know about my penchant for Asian hyper-violent gorefests! Well, it just so happens that both Mutant Girls Squad AND Alien Vs. Ninja both play while I'm there. It's FATE I tell you!!!

Probably, the most bizarre film playing at Fantasia (besides maybe that one with all the mannequins) is Rubber, about a serial killing tire with psychic powers. Yes, you read that right. That's just too crazy to pass up.

For the full list, click here. Hopefully, I'll be checking in with you periodically while I'm there, so you can join in on the fun.


Anonymous said...

Now that you bring up [REC]...

What a horrible piece of shit. I admit watching the American remake, Quarantine, first. While not wholly satisfied with that movie, I didn't come to hate it.

What turned me against [REC] was the incessant whineyness of Angela about halfway through, starting with the scene of Pablo vid'ing the health inspector take samples.

Bitch would just not SHUT UP! It's like she couldn't empathize with the precariousness of her situation.

I don't think the point of the original was to make me feel this way, but I was glad when the bitch was gobbled up in the end. She had it coming from the way she was behaving.

Thankfully Quarantine took a different approach to the character.

Jay Clarke said...

Well then you'll reaallllly HATE the second one.

It's funny you say that as everyone I talk to goes on about how they hated Jennifer Carpenter in the remake. Guess it just goes down to which one you saw first.

DirtyRobot said...

Ummm... wow.*

*[REC] rules, haters be damned! :P

Fantasia never disappoints, though as always I'm sad about what I'm missing: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, DREAM HOME, THE LAST EXORCISM, BLACK DEATH, THE DEVILS, CASTAWAY ON THE MOON, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE... etc... :)