The defeated directors' commentary track on the new Blair Witch Blu-ray tells a very different story than the hopeful, feature length making-of doc on that same disc.
We speak with Blair Witch writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard about respectfully updating one of the most popular horror films of all time.
Blair Witch TIFF 2016 Review.
Outcast is premium mythology based horror, driven by characters and spiced up with just enough pulp to get away with any tropes it has to employ.
The Guest (Adam Winguard, 2014) – The genre-loving writer/director team of Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard have gradually been easing themselves into the status of the best horror filmmakers of their generation. The Guest only confirms that title, while also pushing their style into other genres. Their partnership started with the brutal serial killer move […]
The Guest is a genre mashing blast from start to finish.
We talk to director Adam Wingard, writer Simon Barrett, and actors Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe about their work together on The Guest.
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The Guest Midnight Madness Possibly the most fun film at this year’s festival, this unabashedly hilarious and thrilling mash-up of spy flicks and 80s slashers from director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the minds behind previous TIFF crowd pleaser, You’re Next. Dan Stevens stars as David, an amiable and polite soldier just out of […]
It’s a sweltering late July afternoon, but I’m still sitting down over a cup of warm tea at Canteen in the lobby of the TIFF Bell Lightbox and talking to Colin Geddes the day after most of his choices for the heavily watched and buzzed about Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections had been announced. (Really […]
We talk to E.L. Katz, director of the black comedy Cheap Thrills about why he made this is first film as a director, how he second guesses himself more as a writer, why the opening of the film is almost purposefully slow, the art of escalation, how his two leads essentially became method actors, why the set was physically uncomfortable to be on, and what it’s like trying to create “a human cockfight.”
We take a look at some of the best goings on in Toronto this Halloween from movies, to TV, to theatre, and one really kick ass party. And we might have some surprises in store... if you dare.
We talk to ReFocus Film series founder Jeff Wright - who screens the coal black comedy See You Next Tuesday at 9pm on Thursday, August 29th for free with a director and star Q&A at Toronto's Revue Cinema - to talk about he formation of the series, his booking process, his amazement at how series alums have seen their careers take off in recent years, why the series is free, the film that got away from him, and, of course, his most recent selection.
Much like Scream did almost 20 years ago now, You’re Next resurrects the oft derided slasher genre with demented, witty, and terrifying glee.