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, November 3, 2013

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Hey everyone! Here are some juicy bits of horror to help you nurse your Halloween hangovers.

Into The Darkness.

Director Vincenzo Natali has teamed up with producer Steve Hoban for a new anthology series called Darknet. You can check out the pilot here.

I dug this. I like that it is set in Toronto (Oakville shoutout from David Hewlett!) and feels very modern while fully capitalizing on all the best elements of the anthology format. The full season of six episodes will premiere here in Canada on Super Channel in January. Consider me hooked.

Back To The Overlook.

Courtesy of The Shining's premiere fan site The Overlook Hotel, here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the set of Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 masterpiece. Below, are a few of my favourites.

To see the whole batch, click here.

TAD Awards.

The awards for the 8th annual Toronto After Dark were handed out a few days ago. The audience award was tallied from over 4,000 votes this year. Here below are the winners.




For the short film accolades, the awards were split up into two categories, Canadian and International.

Representing the Great White North, Jean-Francois Asselin's wonderfully absurd tale Remember Me took GOLD, and Trevor Juras' The Lamp and Ben & Seb McKinnon's Kin took SILVER & BRONZE, respectively.

Internationally, Derek Van Gorder's futuristic sci-fi piece C: 299,729KM per Second took the top prize, followed by Eric Jacobus' Rope-A-Dope and Carlos Torrens' Sequence.

As has become custom, there were several individual awards handed out this year, which were voted on by All-Access Pass holders. The big winner here was the Tollywood crowd-pleasing actioner Eega, which took home nine awards, including Best Action Film, Most Original Film, Best Villain & Best Editing. Other multiple award winners were two of my faves, Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are and The Battery. I was also glad to see Scott Schirmer's film Found pick up two well deserved awards for Best Gore & Best Title Sequence.

Click here to see the full list of awards.

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