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.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

SFFF 2019.

I have returned from my trip to the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival and it was an absolute blast. Toontown is a wonderful place that was surprisingly sunny and had way more stuff to do than I was expecting. The downtown area had so many bars and eateries, it was almost overwhelming. Imagine your town. Now imagine that every convenience store near you is now instead a bar. That is my experience with Saskatoon.

The festival itself was super fun and by all accounts, attendance was up this year. My shorts programme went over well, as did most of the other shorts that played in front of the features. 

Me introducing the Shorts Programme.

I was happy to catch Jocelyn DeBoer's Greener Grass and the horror anthology Scare Package with an audience and they both killed.

There were no shortage of special events, as my friend Serena's Drunken Cinema screening and the Saturday Morning Cartoon Party both went over like gangbusters. 

However, the biggest event of the fest was the Joe Dante triple bill with himself and actress Belinda Balaski in attendance.

Belinda Balaski (Gremlins, The Howling) & Joe Dante

Event poster art by Sebas Theriault

It was a terrific experience and many thanks to the crew in Saskatoon for having me out.

1 comment:

Belial Bradley said...

You got to go to S'Toon? You're right it's a nice place to visit, a decent amount of things to do. Back when I lived in SK I got to stay there for a couple of trips for some job training. I was a bit closer to Regina though, so when I wanted to go to a "big city" it was more the latter.