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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Don't Kill The Messenger 79

How's everyone doin' today? Good stuff. Well, I'm a little behind here, so I'll get things going.

New Horror From Down Under.

Here's a new trailer for an upcoming Aussie horror called Primal that looks fairly promising.

A Double Shot of Shorts.

Here just in time for Halloween are two shorts. The first is Greg Nicotero's love letter to Universal monsters called United Monster Talent Agency, which premiered at Toronto After Dark back in August. You'll need a scorecard to keep track of all the cameos.

Next, is Adam Green's Halloween follow-up to last year's Jack Chop, entitled Just Take One. This time, Green brings along his buddy, director Joe Lynch.

Canadian Grindhouse.

On last week, Lianne Spiderbaby profiled theatres that exist on the fringe beyond the homogenized multiplexes, specifically the ones in our neck of the woods, Toronto, Ontario. Here's a snip, where she talks about the new kid on the block, The Toronto Underground Cinema;

"My favorite new Toronto venue, The Toronto Underground Cinema, screens exploitation, horror and cult classics every week, Thursday through Sunday. Charlie Lawton, Nigel Agnew and Alex Woodside reinvented the place in early 2010 because they felt there was a void in the city’s cinema scene, and that local cinephiles needed a place to watch their favorite films in a theatrical setting. Lawton states that the audiences who come out to their screenings are very diverse; when the Underground showed ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS, one patron told Lawton he hadn’t seen the film since it played at a 1970s drive-in. There are also many younger film fans who are nostalgic for a period in film history that took place before they were born; many have heard about the grindhouses of the ’70s and want to experience something similar for themselves. It’s a luxury to be able to watch these films on the big screen, with an audience, and lose yourself in the entrancing experience of the theater, Lawton notes. The biggest crowds at the Toronto Underground so far have been BATMAN (the 1966 feature, for which actor Adam West was present), and EASY RIDER."

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