Hello everyone! Are you ready for your first post-Halloween Don't Kill the Messenger?
Awards After Dark.
Yesterday, the awards were announced for this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Comedy was definitely the order of the day as the Audience Choice Gold, Silver and Bronze went to Cockneys vs Zombies, Dead Sushi and The Fantastic Fear of Everything, respectively. I was happy to see Resolution and American Mary clean up in a lot of the technical categories because those are the two that really resonated with me when the dust settled.
|Cockneys vs Zombies & Bio-Cop.|
Also, congrats to Steve Kostanski for taking away Gold in the best Canadian Short category for Bio-Cop. If you are in the Toronto area, this short is now playing with his feature Manborg for a limited run at The Royal. If you're a fan of eighties genre films and like to laugh, get your butt down there right now.
For a full list of winners, click here.
Something really cool I found on the Web this week was this audio recording from inside a 1979 screening of Halloween.
I love how riled up audiences got back in the day. This is just a testament to how powerful The Fearsome Fifteen really are.
So, by now you've all seen the trailer for the Evil Dead remake. It is a solid trailer, but I still can't help feeling that its slick and gritty look will likely equate to empty and soulless - much like the stuff from Platinum Dunes over the past decade. The filmmakers are clearly making practical effects a priority though, so I will at least give it a fair shake. Anyway, below is a clever mash-up by Badideaonline, which recreates the new trailer using footage from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 1 & 2. Enjoy!