Fantasia

Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive opens with a low-angle, from-the-ground shot of treetops above, swaying in the wind – and with an anniversary. A year after they married, Jules (Brittany Allen) and diabetic Jackie (Hannah Emily Anderson) celebrate with a second honeymoon at the isolated lakeside house in Timber Bay that Jackie’s grandfather built
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At its best, the horror anthology serves as a delicious amuse-bouche of scares. Ideally, the spread will feature complementary flavours and textures but in life, you rarely get exactly what you want. Mick Garris’ new horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema, is frankly a mix of good and bad. Featuring five filmmakers and six short films, Nightmare
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‘First-time feature director’ can be a loaded term. It often implies inexperience – yet Jenn Wexler has not only written, directed and produced two short films (Slumber Party and Halloween Bash), but also produced several stylistically and thematically arresting indie titles by other directors, like Mickey Keating’s Darling and Psychopaths, Robert Mockler’s Like Me and
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In the great tradition of the horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema is the newest entry in the sub-genre. With a wraparound story featuring Mickey Rourke as the ominous Projectionist, this international collection of shorts brings together some of the greatest talents of horror. ‘The Projectionist’ is directed by Mick Garris, who also contributed a short called
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“I’m an old soul.” Rachel (Rachel VanDuzer) blurts out these words in Justin McConnell’s Lifechanger to cover her strange declaration to fellow drinker Julia (Lora Blake) that she has been frequenting the bar since the Seventies. After all, young Rachel cannot possibly be a septuagenarian. She also, confusingly, introduces herself to Julia by a false
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In 2014, Unfriended had its world premiere at Fantasia. One of two films that year, along with Open Windows, that takes place on a computer screen – the film’s success has been a pivotal benchmark in a storytelling movement that reflects our increasingly plugged-in lives. Four years later, the sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web drops the
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“This is Johnny,” says local self-appointed gangster Shelton (Jonny Brugh), introducing his sister Kelly (Hetty Gaskell-Hahn) to one of his underling ‘boys’. “He’s bloody dynamic.” Orphaned John (Anton Tennet) really is dynamic. He may just be a small-time criminal in a small town – Thames, New Zealand, to be precise, where the biggest tourist attractions
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Everything you need to know about Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) is carefully laid out in the prologue to The Night Eats The World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) – the feature debut of director Dominique Rocher which he co-wrote with Jérémie Guez, and Guilaume Lemans. Returning one night to the Parisian apartment of his
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