Fantasia Coverage: Filmcraziest Interviews – Julia Sarah Stone for Come True

Fantasia Coverage: Filmcraziest Interviews – Julia Sarah Stone for Come True

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I interview actress Julia Sarah Stone (pictured in the featured image) about her new film Come True, a Canadian horror film which recently had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 30. Julia Sarah Stone stars as Sarah, a young girl who spends her nights sleeping on [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Undergods (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Undergods (2020)

The most impressive thing about Chino Moya’s Undergods is its world building as he creates a Europe in decline, a blue world that is filmed beautifully by cinematographer David Raedeker. Moya takes us on a journey of five different stories through his world, taking place when hope is either already lost or will soon be lost.

Fantasia 2020 – The Paper Tigers (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – The Paper Tigers (2020)

Middle age is a funny thing, something that writer/director Quoc Bao Tran understands well as it’s the main crux of his film The Paper Tigers. His main characters are former martial arts gurus who trained under the revered Sifu Cheung (Roger Yuan). 30 years removed from their glory days, the Three Tigers of Sifu Cheng – Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) – are brought together by Cheung’s death, which they start to investigate.

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Suspense, Laura Hasn’t Slept, Peter the Penguin and Don’t Text Back

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Suspense, Laura Hasn’t Slept, Peter the Penguin and Don’t Text Back

Reviews of different short films that premiered with features at Fantasia Film Festival, including Ben and Jacob Burghart’s “Suspense” (pictured), Parker Finn’s “Laura Hasn’t Slept,” Andrew Rutter’s “Peter the Penguin” and Kaye Adelaide and Mariel Sharp’s “Don’t Text Back.”

Fantasia 2020 – Bleed with Me (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Bleed with Me (2020)

Directed by: Amelia Moses. Starring: Lee Marshall, Lauren Beatty, Aris Tyros. Runtime: 1h 19 min. Released: This film had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 26, 2020. During a winter getaway at an isolated cabin, a self-destructive and awkward young woman, Rowan (Lee Marshall), begins to believe her best friend, Emily (Lauren [...]

Fantasia 2020 – Come True (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – Come True (2020)

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns. Starring: Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron, Carlee Ryski. Runtime: 1h 43 min. Released: This film had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 30, 2020. Anthony Scott Burns’ Come True is the type of Canadian film that makes me love Canadian stories and Canadian horror. To spoil the [...]

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Fantasia 2020 Short Films – Central Dental, Darling Pet Monkey, Eyes of Eidolon, Night Shifts and Smiley Death Face

Reviews of different short films that premiered alongside features at Fantasia Film Festival, including Lindsay Thomas Robinson's "Central Dental" (pictured), Jim McDonough's "Darling Pet Monkey," David Pena's "Eyes of Eidolon," Finn Wolfhard's "Night Shifts" and Andrew Torrez' "Smiley Death Face."

Fantasia 2020 – The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Fantasia 2020 – The Mortuary Collection (2020)

Directed by: Ryan Spindell. Starring: Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: August 20, 2020 (at Fantasia Film Festival). The strength of any good anthology film lies within its framing story. I loved certain shorts in V/H/S but didn’t care for the burglars in the house in the main story, but [...]

Filmcraziest Interviews (And Review) – Joanna Tsanis for Imagine a World

Filmcraziest Interviews (And Review) – Joanna Tsanis for Imagine a World

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I am joined by first-time director Joanna Tsanis for her short film Imagine a World, about a persistent salesman who refuses to leave a home until he makes a sale. The film premiered at Toronto After Dark Festival last year and is currently playing at the Fantasia Film Festival [...]