Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Director and co-writer Elza Kephart for the Shudder Original “Slaxx” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Slaxx is a new horror film about a pair of killer jeans that attacks a Canadian clothing store on the night before a big sale. Reading that synopsis, you’ve likely already decided if that’s the kind-of film for you – and if it is, it’s a real treat as it blends great gore FX, comedy and commentary on the retail industry into a compact 77-minute runtime. I was able to chat with director and co-writer Elza Kephart about her film, where we get into the concept of it, gore, VFX, jeans puppetry and much more.

The Filmcraziest Show – Nicholas Santos, Charles Gould, Quinn Jackson, “It Cuts Deep”

The Filmcraziest Show – Nicholas Santos, Charles Gould, Quinn Jackson, “It Cuts Deep”

I’m back! For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by writer/director Nicholas Santos, actor and comedian Charles Gould, and actress Quinn Jackson to chat about their new film It Cuts Deep, which released on November 13.

The Filmcraziest Show – Amelia Moses, Lauren Beatty, Katharine King So, “Bloodthirsty”

The Filmcraziest Show – Amelia Moses, Lauren Beatty, Katharine King So, “Bloodthirsty”

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show to talk about the film Bloodthirsty, a Canadian werewolf horror film that just had its Canadian premiere at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. I was joined by director Amelia Moses, as well as actresses Lauren Beatty (who plays the lead role of Grey), as well as Katharine King So (who plays Grey’s girlfriend, Charlie).

Nighstream Film Festival Recap

Nighstream Film Festival Recap

With the first edition of the Nightstream Virtual Film Festival winding down, many of the events are still available on-demand until tomorrow, Oct. 14, and the same can be said for many of the festival’s on-demand titles, too! You can find those tickets and films still available here. I wanted to do a link round-up post for the films I was able to watch at this year’s Nightstream that are still available on demand, as well as some of the same films that are playing at Nightstream that I caught at Fantasia in August, and some of the short films that are playing at this year’s festival, as well, and the ones I’m highlighting will have played at Fantasia.

Nightstream: My Most Anticipated Films at the Festival

Nightstream: My Most Anticipated Films at the Festival

A collective online initiative has been launched to create Nightstream, a virtual horror film festival put together by the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, the Overlook Film Festival, and Popcorn Frights Film Festival, which will run from October 8-11. The festival is open to U.S. audiences and the screenings will be geo-locked to the United States (there are events being put on by the festival that will available worldwide, as well). The festival is packed with a mix of horror, fantasy, science fiction, vanguard and underground films, with over 40 feature films to choose from, over 20 panels and events, as well as 20 short film programmes composed of over 160+ shorts, all curated by the different festivals involved in this initiative.

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 [...]

Site name change from Daniel’s Film Reviews to Filmcraziest

Hey all, Thought I’d make a post just letting everyone know I’m changing the name of my blog to Filmcraziest, so if you stop by and notice there's no big green logo saying Daniel's Film Reviews, you're still in the right place. I’ve always thought of it as Daniel’s Film Reviews, but the URL has always [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #3: On Chesil Beach (2018)

29 Days of Romance, Review #3: On Chesil Beach (2018)

Directed by: Dominic Cooke. Starring: Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Anne-Marie Duff. Runtime: 1h 50 min. Released: May 18, 2018 (USA release). On Chesil Beach stars Billy Howle and Saoirse Ronan as a couple, Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting, respectively, on their wedding night in 1962 England as their idyllic romance collides with societal pressure as [...]

Hold the Dark (2018)

Hold the Dark (2018)

Released: September 28, 2018. Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier. Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, James Badge Dale. Runtime: 2h 5 min. After the death of three children suspected to be killed by wolves, wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) is hired by Medora Sloane (Riley Keogh), the mother of the latest missing boy to track her [...]