Art the clown brutally slashed his way onto our screens in 2016, in Damien Leone’s gruesome hearkening back to the splatter-filled, SFX-loving classic films of the 70s and 80s that seasoned horror fans know and love. Since then, Art has gained traction amongst the horror community for his maniacal disposition and innate rejoicing in causing

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Following an Italian family vacation, Danish trio Bjorn (Morten Burian), Louise (Sidsel Siem Koch), and their young daughter take up an invitation to visit the Netherlands, at the behest of a Dutch family whom they met while abroad. Initially wary, questioning the awkwardness of visiting a family with whom they have only the briefest of

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No Escape is a 1994 American action sci-fi, based on the novel The Penal Colony written by Richard Herley. The novel was adapted to the screen by Michael Gaylin and Joel Gross, with Martin Campbell taking the helm as director. Set in the distant future of 2022, former Marine Captain John Robbins has been sentenced

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Shocktoberfest 2022

Final Edition The scariest movie I saw this week was the HBO documentary Four Hours at the Capitol. The powerful documentary shows what happened when an angry group of protesters attempted to disrupt the certification of the presidential election by storming the Capitol on January 6, 2022. Horror movies provide a safe space for viewers

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In 2017, the United States Air Force carried out an airstrike in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Deploying the largest non-nuclear bomb in their arsenal (the MOAB), they aimed to destroy a tunnel complex originally built by the CIA in the 1980s. The tunnels were now being used by the Islamic State. Neil Marshall’s latest creature

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MexZombies is a 2022 Mexican horror comedy, written by Luis Gamboa and Santiago Limón and directed by Chava Cartas. Chava is known for directing Mirreyes contra Godinez (2019), and El Dandy (2015); whereas Luis is most notable for his work in Mexican TV writing and Santiago has worked on a number of short films. When

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The international shorts on offer at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival are among the strongest of the entire lineup. From bizarre Norwegian folk horror to a one-night stand gone wrong, these films comprise a dark, bizarre, and undeniably memorable experience. Here are our thoughts on the International Shorts Showcase. The Blood of the

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival describes Isaac Ezban’s latest as “possibly the scariest film in [their] lineup this year,” and it is not difficult to see why. Balancing storybook wonder with Gothic horror, Evil Eye (or Mal de ojo) is a mesmerizing film about witchcraft, abuse, and femininity. Bolstered by some incredible performances and gruesome

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In addition to those that played ahead of the main features, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival screened eight more Canadian shorts in a dedicated showcase. From stop-motion animation to Lovecraftian horror, these films cover a variety of genres, subgenres, and tones. Some are pure horror; others offer no scares at all. Here are our

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Pig Killer (2023)

Pig Killer is a 2022 American horror thriller, written and directed by Chad Ferrin. The film is a retelling of one of Canada’s most prolific serial killers, Robert William “Willy” Pickton, who is believed to have confessed to killing over 49 women (although Pickton was only convicted for 6 of those, considered second-degree murder) from

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