Hello all. It's been a blur of movie sets and crazy-ass film equipment over the last week, so I'm looking forward to some couch time - and hopefully the new RE6 demo - today, so I'll get right to it. I got some great stuff for you today.
On Friday, Toronto After Dark revealed the rest of their line-up. Unfortunately, due to a mix-up with the Canadian release date, Excision had to be pulled, so that is why you see eleven titles below. You can click on the images to find out more about the films, or visit TAD's YouTube channel for all your trailer needs.
Also, I should mention that a good many of last year's TAD selections have enjoyed recent DVD releases. If you haven't checked out Absentia, Midnight Son and Some Guy Who Kills People already, please do so, as they are all great indicators that indie genre film is alive and well.
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Last night, Toronto came alive with the random artisitic stylings of Nuit Blanche, an annual art fair that happens throughout the city around this time each year. Even if it is just something as simple as laying down a long line of bubble wrap down Queen St, the city is transformed into a creative playground. When I was in town last night, I made a beeline for the Lightbox, which had a special fourty-two minute reel showing on a loop in Cinema 1. Cent une tueries de zombies, or 101 Zombie Kills, curated by Mike Lane & Colin Geddes left me with a huge smile on my face. Taking from countless sources, including the classic Romero Dead Trilogy and Return of the Livind Dead, as well as some lesser travelled entries like Burial Ground and Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, it weaved a very entertaining narrative. Click the image below to see a peek at what it was all about. Even sped up twenty-times, I'm sure you can still pick out quite a few of the films that were used.
Coming Thru Your TV.
Perhaps the best news I've heard in several months, is that fantastic distribution company Scream Factory will be releasing the eighties SOV classic The Video Dead. HALLELUJAH!!! There has been a growing movement over the last few years that has been trying to get this movie re-released - it has still not even had an official release of DVD! - so it looks like we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. There is no official release date yet, but Scream Factory announced on their Facebook page that we can expect it sometime in 2013. I am, of course, ecstatic. The Video Dead is one of the movies that this blog was indoctrinated to preserve. Have you ever seen a better coverbox than this?