Tom McGee

As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography and complex, if somewhat under-utilized, psychological study underlying Paco Plaza’s supernatural thriller, it makes sense that Verónica was deemed fit for a wider audience. If […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Step inside the Comic-Con press room in San Diego. It’s a loud, usually pretty disorganized, and often ridiculous place where reporters like myself ask TV actors and writers questions about the shows they’re working on. Sometimes those shows are new (like Ghost […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con The official synopsis for filmmaking duo Jessica Curtright & Santiago C. Tapia’s new horror short It Began Without Warning is “‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said.  And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row.” I sat down with Santiago at San […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Reporters in the San Diego Comic-Con press room got to sit down with the cast and writers of the longest running show on The CW. Supernatural‘s been on the air so long, it’s actually the only remaining survivor who made the jump […]

  Kelly Bedard

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con The cast and writers of Syfy’s gruesome vampire thriller Van Helsing (including infamous One Tree Hill villain Paul Johansson, Canadian television goddess Missy Peregrym, and showrunner/legendary playwright Neil LaBute!) joined reporters in the press room at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the show’s […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Along with Megan Fraser (Special Effects Designer) and Valentina Vatskovskaya (Hair/Makeup), costume designer Roselie Williamson is nominated for Outstanding Set & Costume Design for creating the incredible zombie at the heart of Jonny Sun (aka Jomny Sun)’s play  Dead End, a […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

*spoilers below* Jordan Peele wrote and directed something that, by all means and practices, shouldn’t exist. I say shouldn’t not because I disliked Get Out or because I don’t want it to exist, but because of the time and circumstances of the world in which it was made, the odds of it being made were […]

  Oliver Simmonds

A research base orbits Pluto. There has been no communication with Earth for three months, far longer than normal. A crew member is hallucinating and time is not as linear as it first appeared to be. Rather than ambitious, Alistair McDowall’s X is a misunderstanding of theatre’s capabilities. Although some Beckett exists—the characters’ defining action […]

  Saiya Floyd

If you want a Pride and Prejudice that is faithful to the original book, watch the 1995 BBC version. If you want a sweeping romantic version, the 2005 film is perfect. And if you want an abridged version that combines your enjoyment of period pieces and action movies, then Pride and Prejudice and Zombies might […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution, Elevation Pictures and more!.  TV Inside Amy Schumer: Season Three This show was great in seasons one and two but it just keeps getting bigger. The special features on this disc don’t amount to much but the rewatch value is high […]

  Kelly Bedard

To celebrate the home entertainment release of their latest found footage thriller, Paramount Home Distribution has given us a copy of the disc to a lucky reader. I have to say “disc” because this thing isn’t just a standard DVD release, it’s a “Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD” release. It’s actually […]

  Saiya Floyd

Crimson Peak was very pretty. Beautiful, even. And if all you required from your film-going experience is that a movie be aesthetically pleasing, you’ll probably enjoy Guillermo del Torro’s Crimson Peak. But if you start digging past appearances, you’ll be disappointed with a thin plot and shallow characters. The film follows Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) […]

  Kelly Bedard

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. I didn’t have much time for panels at Comic-Con this year. Scheduled to be covering press rooms almost the entire weekend, I made it to a total of two panels, one of which was just the precursor to a far-more-interesting press room on […]

  Duncan Derry

The Witch opens with straight-on, successive shots of adolescent children, staring just off camera, listening to a member of their small Puritan community in 17th century New England banish their father and thus their entire family from its borders. For all its supernatural terrors and shocks, Robert Eggers’ debut feature is driven as much by […]

Insidious is a franchise that appears to be on the cusp of adding a creative twist to its earlier instalments. Insidious Chapter 3 plays it safe by both following formula while employing a few new ideas. To explain, I’m going to need to start by immediately spoiling the first two films. The first Insidious film […]

It Follows has a concept that sounds like it’s from a terrible B movie. An invisible, homicidal creature follows, at an incredibly slow pace, those that have sex with people that are already being followed. The comparison to B-movies is not entirely without merit, since the film clearly appears to pay homage to those types […]

  Joel Merritt

There are some ideas that are pretty hard to make fresh and interesting. Sitting firmly among those ideas are Mockumentaries and vampire stories. Mockumentaries have been experiencing quite a heyday since Spinal Tap and the Christopher Guest films came out. Now, it seems like half the movies seen are either mockumentaries or found footage films, […]

  Joel Merritt

The Babadook is an independently made horror film from, almost, first time director Jennifer Kent. She based this film off her prior short film MONSTER, which I can’t really talk about yet because I haven’t seen it. That may actually be a fault of mine at this point because The Babadook is not only amazingly […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Tim Collins

American Horror Story continues to be one of my favorite hours of television. Even the terrible Coven season offered more entertainment value than most hour-long dramas, and it certainly continued to offer the best acting on television. The concept of Freak Show got me really excited. For starters, the press leading up to the premiere […]

Halloween is imminent, and it’s time to mass-watch some scary movies. Personally, this is my favourite time of year, so I am going to try and post a few extra, short reviews on some of my favourite horror flicks. Warning: spoilers are likely. Extra Intro Paragraph today! Greetings from Salem on my Halloween vacation! Figured […]

  Joel Merritt

Halloween is imminent, and it’s time to mass-watch some scary movies. Personally, this is my favourite time of year, so I am going to try and post a few extra, short reviews on some of my favourite horror flicks. Warning: spoilers are likely. Re-Animator (1985) Herbert West (Jeffery Combs) has recently arrived at a university […]

First things first, I gotta come clean and tell you that I have an ongoing fear of dolls and puppets. I don’t really have a specific memory of where this started, but it has stuck with me for some time. Yet strangely, I have a special place in my heart for movies that are truly […]

  Joel Merritt

When I first became aware of the concept behind the first Purge film, I was intrigued. I believed that the idea of a free-for-all crime night would serve well for a horror or action film. At least, that was before I learned that the entire picture was going to be confined inside one house. While […]

  Joel Merritt

It’s inevitable that Godzilla will be compared to its former American incarnation. The 1998 Roland Emmerich film of the same name followed the same tropes established by his other disaster films, but paid little to no attention to what made the Japanese Godzilla films so entertaining and beloved in the first place. Now, 6 years […]

  Saiya Floyd

Episode 1- 7:18pm The pilot instantly sucks you into the world of Hemlock Grove, which is weird. Not just because of werewolves, but because while there are iPhones and other modern technology, downtown itself looks like it was frozen in the 1950’s. Same with about half the cars. The only thing I didn’t like was […]