Believe it or not, today was Day Seven of the Toronto After Dark 2012 Film Festival. Aptly dubbed “Sushi Night,” due to the titles of the features that played, it was another great evening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Due to some subway hijinx, I got to the theater right as the first film […]
The Tall Man, written and directed by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs, Saint Ange) revolves around a small town nurse (Jessica Biel). Who after her child is abducted attempts to unravel the local truth around a mysterious dark figure of urban legend known only as “The Tall Man”, which has been blamed for the kidnapping of multiple […]
Ghosts of the Civil Dead is a dark and gloomy look at the slow decay of sanity and order within the walls of a high tech maximum security prison. A place that was once peaceful for the most part when those incarcerated had such rights as television and various other means of entertainment to keep […]
“The Disappearance Of Alice Creed” is not a horror film. Let’s get that out of the way up front. It is, however, dark and gritty enough to be enjoyed by fans of the genre. A quick glance at the back side of the artwork and one may expect a torture film. There is none of that to be had, so if that’s what you’re looking for, you may want to look elsewhere. “Alice Creed” is more of a character study than anything. A look at how people’s relationships, dictate the way they handle bad situations.
When the LA heroin-addicted vampire and gang leader named RJ reluctantly takes in a twelve year-old prostitute called Bait, humanity is introduced to his otherwise lifeless existence. An unforgiving, vicious and realistic horror story, “Knuckle Supper” explores chemical dependency, molestation, abortion, and the very nature of evil itself.