Hello all. Winter has finally arrived here, so naturally I'm now nestled under a million blankets. Here's what I've got for you this week.
Park City At Midnight.
Well, 2017 is almost upon us which means that Sundance is not far away. This week, the Midnight selections for the festival were announced. Here are three for which I am looking forward.
Sundance has played several horror documentaries in the past, and this edition will see the premiere of Alex Phillippe's 78/52, an exhaustive exploration of one of horror's most iconic sequences - the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
From Australia comes Damien Power's Killing Ground. This flick, about a couple of campers who come across a child wandering in the wilderness, premiered in Melbourne last summer to positive reviews, so colour me intrigued.
The female-centric anthology XX will finally have its premiere in Park City this year. Featuring diabolical tales from Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound), Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird) & Annie Clark aka St, Vincent, I am really excited to see how this one turned out.
The Kids Aren't All Right.
A solid short I caught at Fantasia this year has made its way online. Here below is Tim Hyten's Snake Bite.
You know how sometimes you don't realize how much you've missed something, until it shows up again? Well, that's what happened to me when the trailer for Yoshi Nishimura's Kodoku: Meatball Machine arrived this week.
I love this stuff. Always have, always will.