Fantasia 2020 – The Oak Room (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – The Oak Room (2020)

Directed by: Cody Calahan. Starring: RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen. Runtime: 1h 30 min. This film premiered had its World Premiere at Fantasia Festival on August 24.  In Cody Calahan’s The Oak Room, a young man, Steve (RJ Mitte) returns to his small Ontario town in the middle of the night and visits the [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Slaxx (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Slaxx (2020)

Directed by: Elza Kephart. Starring: Romane Denis, Brett Donahue, Sehar Bhojani. Runtime: 1h 17 min. This film had its World Premiere on August 24 at the Fantasia International Film Fesitval.  (Minor spoilers follow.) Joining the likes of other killer inanimate objects like the killer tire in Rubber, Slaxx is about a retail company called Canadian [...]

Fantasia 2020 Coverage – 12 Hour Shift

Fantasia 2020 Coverage – 12 Hour Shift

Set in 1999 Arkansas, a junkie nurse, Mandy (Angela Bettis) starts a 12 Hour Shift at her hospital where, to get money for her addiction, she’s part of an organ harvesting scheme. When her irresponsible “cousin” Regina (Chloe Farnworth) forgets the organs, they have to try to get another kidney for their boss, and there are many suitable candidates inside the hospital. Read more.

Fantasia 2020 Coverage – Class Action Park

Fantasia 2020 Coverage – Class Action Park

Directed by: Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott III. Starring: Chris Gethard, Alison Becker, Johnny Knoxville. Runtime: 89 min. Released: August 22, 2020 (Fantasia Film Fest). I am not the adventurous type. I don’t like roller coasters because I’d always be spooked of the cart going off the track. With that said, I’m glad I didn’t [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Phillip G. Carroll Jr. for his film The Honeymoon Phase

Filmcraziest Interviews – Phillip G. Carroll Jr. for his film The Honeymoon Phase

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I talk with Phillip G. Carroll Jr., who wrote, directed and edited the new psychological thriller/sci-fi/horror film, The Honeymoon Phase (my review can be found here). The film follows a couple, Tom (Jim Schubin) and Eve (Chloe Carroll), who are given $50,000 if they can last 30 days in a [...]

The Honeymoon Phase (2020)

The Honeymoon Phase (2020)

Directed by: Phillip G. Carroll Jr. Starring: Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, François Chau. Runtime: 1h 29 min. Released: August 21, 2020. Blending psychological thriller, sci-fi and horror, The Honeymoon Phase is a commentary on marriage about an experiment attempting to learn why so many marriages don’t survive past that honeymoon phase. Ironically, Phillip G. Carroll [...]

Host (2020)

Host (2020)

Directed by: Rob Savage. Starring: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb. Runtime: 57 min. Released: July 30, 2020. At the start of this 2020 pandemic, it seemed like teleconferencing platform Zoom came out of nowhere, usurping Skype. Now, I only use Skype to chat before going onto Zoom. Skype walked so Zoom could run, [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Rob Savage for his film Host (2020)

Filmcraziest Interviews – Rob Savage for his film Host (2020)

Welcome to another exciting episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, and on this episode I interview Rob Savage, the director and one of the co-writers of the new horror film, Host. The film is currently streaming on Shudder and is about six friends who hire a medium to hold a seance via Zoom during lockdown and get [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews – Director Jesse O’Brien for his film Two Heads Creek (2020)

Filmcraziest Interviews – Director Jesse O’Brien for his film Two Heads Creek (2020)

For this episode, I was joined by Jesse O'Brien, the director of the new cannibal horror comedy Two Heads Creek, which will be released in the U.K. on September 7, 2020, and will also be a part of the Arrow Video Frightfest lineup at the end of August. In the interview, we discuss the music of [...]