Sam Raimi

No-Budget Nightmares #97 – Terror at Baxter U

EVERYONE IN YOUR SEATS! On this episode of NO-BUDGET NIGHTMARES, Moe and Doug are like school in summertime… NO CLASS! Also, a vicious CHUPACABRA is on the loose thanks to some potent Mexican sorcery. Students at BAXTER U are being dispatched in a variety of messy (off-screen ways), and it’s up to a trigger happy […]

The Guardian Blu-ray Review

In 1990 William Friedkin made a little horror film called The Guardian... not many saw it but Scream Factory is giving it a second life with its new Blu-ray, complete with interviews about what exactly went wrong...

Play It Again, TIFF

Anchored by a week long run of a restoration of The Godfather Part II, the TIFF Bell Lightbox takes a look at some of history's greatest sequels with their latest film series.

20 Sleeper Hits You Can Rent for Free from Bay Street Video

Our film editor was asked to contribute to a list of dozens of "sleeper hits" that can currently be rented free of charge from Bay Street Video in Toronto. Given the vague definition of the term, here is why he chose his films on the list and gives recommendations for other films to pair alongside the free rentals.

Home Entertanment Round-Up: 4/7/14

We kick off this Home Entertainment round-up with two Martin Scorsese comedies - The King of Comedy and The Wolf of Wall Street - before looking at new releases for Sam Raimi's Darkman, Howard Hawks' El Dorado, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Paul Schrader's remake of Cat People. There's also some B-movie goodness with looks at Alec Baldwin in The Shadow, the 1980s horror flick Night of the Demons, and the made for TV 1973 thriller The Horror at 37,000 Feet

DVD Round-Up: 6/14/13

Our latest round-up of home video offerings takes a look at the new release of Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful, and new Blu-Rays for classics Medium Cool, National Lampoon's Vacation, Safety Last!, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and... Airheads.

May’s Blu-Ray Round-up

In this month's round-up of the best in home entertainment we look at wartime classic The Great Escape, the little known Sam Raimi/Coen Brothers team-up Crimewave, the criminally underrated Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand, Jackie Chan's Police Story films, the cult favourite Repo Man, Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia, and Godard's Band of Outsiders.

Evil Dead Review

The good news about the Evil Dead remake is that it’s a pretty enjoyable bloody romp. The bad news is, it’s nowhere near as exciting, fun or, well-crafted as the original trilogy. The reaction you’ll have to it will really come down to the expectations you bring to the theatre.

Interview: Fede Alvarez

We talk to the first time feature director behind the long awaited and talked about remake of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead about making such a huge leap from microbudget shorts to a big deal studio production, his film’s reliance on practical effects and authenticity rather than CGI and fake sets, the film’s writing process, why the MPAA was actually helpful on a film some say is one of the goriest ever made, and why he’s always his own harshest critic.