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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011 kicks off eight nights of horror

Tonight marks the start of the 6th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which runs for 8 nights at the Toronto Underground Cinema, with the Canadian horror comedy “Monster Brawl”. Over the years TADFF has grown to become a breakout festival, featuring horror and science fiction films that one may normally not get a chance to see on the big screen.

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Halloween Video Playlist Part 1

What will you be watching on Halloween? As a ramp up to All Hallows Eve here is the first in a series of suggestions… If classic science fiction deals with the question, “What if?” then the steam-punk or historical revisionist work amuses itself with, “If only…” When H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” was published in Weird Tales in 1926, the technology existed to make a silent movie of it, if only anyone had  been so inclined. In 2003, a group of H.P. Lovecraft fanatics; a live action role-playing group…

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A shadowy figure reviews Long Pigs

[ Shortly after seeing Long Pigs while attending Fan Expo with rgbFilter, I found this transcript, JPEG-and-all, on my server’s HD. Hacking a server to randomly express an opinion about a movie seems unlikely, but since I pretty much agree with it, here it is. —PLQ. ] A shadowy figure says, “A painted grid of some kind. Quite large. Big enough to fill this whole pit. And again I see there is a three-jewelled sigil, on the far side. Always on the far side. More runes below the grid seem…

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Rubber – film review

“The film you are about to see is an homage to ‘no reason’, that most powerful element of style.” This is the manifesto that opens Rubber, delivered directly to the audience in a breaking of the fourth wall that is somewhat like taking a pound of dynamite to a pane of glass. Rubber is a “horror” film about a black rubber car tyre that kills people by making their heads explode.  With telepathy. And when I say “horror” I do of course mean “side-splittingly funny, pitch black, absurdist comedy.” Screened…

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The Last Lovecraft – Opening night at Toronto After Dark

The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu kicked off the opening gala at the 5th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival last night, and also marked the film’s international premiere.  The film a horror comedy that sits in the same space as Jack Brooks Monster Slayer and, reaching back a bit, the original Tremors.  While I’m not sure it’s bound for cult classic status, the film does have it’s moments, and offers a humourous take on the Lovecraftian mythos, including an opening credit sequence that was reminiscent of the 80’s cult…

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival announces lineup

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has opened its online box office and released their 2010 lineup.  This is the 5th year for the TADFF, which runs from August 13th to 20th at the legendary Bloor Cinema.  TADFF’s eclectic mix of horror, sci-fi and other genre pictures often includes a number of films that rarely get Canadian screening, and it’s good to see they’re keeping up with that tradition. Although the whole lineup is solid, like every year, there are a few films in particular that stand out.  This time…

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Alan Wake: The Signal available now

The Signal DLC for Alan Wake is available on Xbox Live as of today, for 560 MS Points. For many out there who’ve already bought Alan Wake, you should have a redemption code for The Signal in your Alan Wake box. On that note, congratulations to danfalone, who won a copy of Alan Wake, along with The Signal, in our giveaway yesterday. See the full press release after the break.

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Fan Expo 2009: Montage!

The whole rgbFilter crew had a blast at Fan Expo 2009, and in the midst of putting together our interviews, we’ve cut together this montage of bloopers, gaffes and random silliness. There’s still more interviews to come after this, so stay tuned!

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The Return Of True Horror?

One can hope. It’s been a long time coming, but Sam Raimi is back helming a horror movie about a witch who puts a curse on a loan officer who denies her a mortgage extension. Not a sexy Wiccan witch with parent issues, but a ripped from the pages for the Brothers Grimm wart-bespeckled old hag, complete with an evil eye. Way to kick it old school, while keeping it topical. Don’t be surprised if people start rooting for the witch to win, given the current economic climate. Another point…

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