WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

When I was 16 years old, I probably watched Phantasm II every single day. Honestly, I was completely obsessed with the film and its gliding metal spheres that promised destruction every time they whizzed past the screen. At that stage of my life, I hated where I was and couldn't wait to be where I was… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

Osgood Perkins is more than the son of Anthony Perkins. Thanks to the film The Blackcoat's Daughter, he's announced himself as a force in modern horror. With I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, he's invited comparisons to Lynch, Kubrick and Polanski, as well as a review that says that this film is "the… Continue reading I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

Fright Night was the first modern horror film I ever watched. I remember painting in my parent's kitchen and my father telling me not to be afraid and just watch it with him. It's a great start -- combining the Hammer films that I loved that didn't scare me with new school special effects and metacommentary.… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

Ken Foster (2016)

According to CBC, "In some circles, Ken Foster is a well-respected artist with a unique style and an international following. To others, he is known as the guy living in alleys who has been hawking his work on city's streets for more than 20 years." For over eighteen months, documentary filmmaker Josh Laner followed Foster, known to locals as… Continue reading Ken Foster (2016)

Channel Zero: Candle Cove (2016)

Our frustration with so-called "elevated horror" and television tripe like American Horror Story made us really tentative toward even giving this series a try. Luckily, we overcame our fears of it being pablum and discovered something truly unsettling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJgHZCnpm1w The beauty of Channel Zero is that each season is short -- six episodes with the same cast --… Continue reading Channel Zero: Candle Cove (2016)