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, October 31, 2021

The Doctor Is In.

Happy Halloween everyone! Here's my costume for this year.

Well, technically it was supposed to be last year's, for Nightbreed's 30th anniversary, but you know, the big H was cancelled last year. Hope you all have a fantastic night!

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Nightmare Alley Reborn!

I'll be heading into town to check out the inaugural screening of my pal Landry's film series at The Revue, Nightmare Alley. What started in his living room eight years ago has now expanded for more people to enjoy! What's on tap first? Well, it's the 1973 bat-shit cult flick Messiah of Evil. Check out this dope event trailer by maestro Nathan Boone.

As for now having the Mamas and the Papas stuck in your head... you're welcome.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Enter The Chamber!

I've got good news! My buddy Mike's movie Chamber of Terror is premiering next month at the Blood in the Snow festival.

All involved worked really hard on this and I was glad to be a small part of it. So awesome to see it's going to screen in front of a packed house of appreciative fans. If you happen to live in the GTA, come on out!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Oh It's A Party All Right!

I'm relatively recovered from last weekend's 24-Hour Mind Melter on There were many highlights over the course of the marathon, but one that is likely going to become an October staple is David Skowronski's Halloween Party. Essentially, it's a SOV slasher shot by high-schoolers in 1989 that is every bit as endearing as it sounds. I believe it even aired on public access in Connecticut. Check it out below.

The thirty-eight minute runtime includes a blooper reel - which adorably has the director yell, “Mommmm you're in the shot!” - and a post credits Monster Mash lip synch performance. This is perfect to double bill with Chris LaMartina's WNUF Halloween Special.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

LB 10!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Laser Blast Film Society.

For those who haven't been following the journey, the LBFS was created by a couple of Toronto cinephiles to celebrate the underappreciated and eccentric side of cinema. It began with screenings inside an indie video store before rotating around a few members' residences before settling into monthly screenings at the Royal Cinema about seven years ago. It has lied dormant during Covid, but founder filmmaker Justin Decloux has been keeping it going with intermittent 24-hour Twitch marathons (the next of which is October 16th!)

I miss those guys terribly and hope to be attending live LB events soon. Until then, check out the LB site and maybe you'll spy something to track down.

Friday, October 1, 2021