Stephen King

The Mangler Blu-ray Review

In the horror genre there’s a very distinct line between gore and camp that just isn’t the easiest to straddle, but Tobe Hooper's The Mangler does just that.

Home Entertainment Review: Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher (Lawrence Kasdan, 2003) – Sometimes you just have to embrace the ridiculous in a movie and just let it take you a long for the ride.  I can’t in good conscience call Dreamcatcher a good film, but there is something about batshit earnestness that you can’t help but admire. Jonsey, Henry, Beaver and Pete […]

Films in Brief: 1/18/14

We play a bit of catch up looking at the found footage horror Devil's Due, the animated animal heist flick The Nut Job, Ralph Fiennes look at Charles Dickens The Invisible Woman, a Stephen King retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a screening of the Lebanese war drama Zaytoun, the continued popularity of the documentary Nicky's Family, and free return engagements from some films that played the European Union Film Festival last year.

Carrie Review

Carrie might be one of the few cases not only of a remake that’s on par with the original, but of one that makes just enough tweaks in style, performance, and theme to warrant its existence.

The New Old: Sleeping Dogs, Men, & Kids

This week, our archival title DVD and Blu-ray column returns with looks at Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Woody Allen's Sleeper, Stephen King's Cujo, and the John Ford/John Wayne romantic drama The Quiet Man.

The Other Horrors of the 1980s

Just in time for Halloween, resident film writers Phil Brown and Andrew Parker take a look at some of their favourite, less iconic horror films of the 1980s. No Shinings, Evil Deads, Freddys, Jasons, Pinheads, or Chuckys allowed.

The New Old: America’s Sweethearts

While sick, one of our film critics went through a bunch of re-releases from the 80s and 90s from the 20th Century Fox archives (now being distributed by Anchor Bay). Without rhyme or reason he watched Ghost in the Machine, Six Pack, Hear No Evil, Jack the Bear, The Pirate Movie, Quicksilver Highways, Tough Enough, a made for TV remake of Vanishing Point, and former NFL great Howie Long's first starring role in Firestorm. We don't fully know why he did it , either, but some of them were good!

Book Shelf
Under the Dome Review

Last November I was privileged enough to witness a rare meeting of the minds and report on it for Dork Shelf. Cronenberg looks under King’s Dome detailed the filmmaker’s interview with Stephen King in front of a giddy audience at Toronto’s Canon Theatre. Although they covered many subjects it was primarily a promotional event for […]

Cronenberg looks under King’s Dome

This past Thursday night I was treated to a very special surprise: last minute tickets to an evening with Stephen King. I estimate that no one has written a larger portion of my lifetime’s reading than this man. And as an added bonus, he was interviewed by my favourite Canadian filmmaker, David Cronenberg. I didn’t […]