Film Review: COVENANT (2018)

COVENANT *** USA 2018 Dir: Manuel H. Da Silva. 86 mins When our PTSD stricken hero Ian returns to his dead mother’s house in the strange township of Forest Hill all hell starts to break loose in this creepy devil cult shocker from the house of High Octane. The FX and photography by Roger Singh … Continue reading “Film Review: COVENANT (2018)”

Film Review: BREAK IN BREAK OUT (2019) (Short Film)

BREAK IN BREAK OUT **** Canada 2019 Dir: Michael Driscoll. 8 mins This latest short from the clearly talented Michael Driscoll (BE RIGHT BACK, TWO BLACK COFFEES, TO THE BOATS) is a sardonic, frenetic, technically superb take on the now-overdone home invasion scenario for jaded 21st century audiences. There are shades of DON’T BREATHE and … Continue reading “Film Review: BREAK IN BREAK OUT (2019) (Short Film)”

Film Review: NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU (2018) (Short Film)

NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU **** Canada 2018 Dir: Frederic Chalte. 6 mins A clever, creepy twist on one of the recurring tropes of 1980’s mainstream American horror: the intense childhood fear of a monster in the closet. Writer-director Frederic Chalte, who made the excellent THE BABYSITTER (2016) knows the territory that exists at … Continue reading “Film Review: NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU (2018) (Short Film)”

Film Review: FOYER (a.k.a. Hearth) (2019) (Short Film)

FOYER (a.k.a. Hearth) **** Canada 2019 Dir: Sophie B Jacques. 11 mins Writer-director Sophie B Jacques’ latest short film offers a droll, cleverly constructed inversion of home invasion tropes with which we are all too familiar. It unfolds in a luxurious neighbourhood and revolves around Emilie (Marilyn Castonguay), who returns home after renting her home … Continue reading “Film Review: FOYER (a.k.a. Hearth) (2019) (Short Film)”

Film Review: ALASKA (2019) (Short Film)

ALASKA **** Canada 2019 Dir: Gwynne Phillips, Briana Templeton, Chris Wilson. 13 mins Written and directed by three of its stars, this darkly funny class satire has man of modest means (and “in between jobs”) Tom (Chris Wilson) running late with wife Paige (Gwynne Phillips) for the dinner party hosted by their annoyingly pretentious upper-crust … Continue reading “Film Review: ALASKA (2019) (Short Film)”