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The Montreal HorrorFest is proud to presents a double-feature special screening at the Mayfair Theatre during the Ottawa Commiccon. ” We were looking to make some screenings at the Mayfair Theatre for a while. ” says festival director Steve Villeneuve. ” With the Ottawa Comiccon in town, we believe that this is the perfect time for those kind of screenings. It’s fun to go to the theatre to see movies but it’s even better when the filmmakers are in the place for the screening and are willing to take some time after to run a Q&A. Having, Chris Alexander, the editor of the Fangoria Magazine there is amazing. We just learned that the beautiful Suzi Lorraine along with lot of people from the cast and the crew of Pin up Dolls on Ice will also be attended.”
Screenings Tickets for the event will be available at the Mayfair Theatre at the day of the event.
1. Blood for Irina.
Friday, May 10th, 2013, 11h30pm
USA 2012 – 70min
Directed by: Chris Alexander – Autonomy Picture
Cast: Shauna Henry, David Goodfellow, Carrie Gemmell, Andre Becker, Jason Tannis
Irina (Shauna Henry) is dying. A predator who stalks streets at night looking for blood, she has lived over a century; tormented by memory, living in a run-down motel by the sea, Irina has reached the end. Her perceptions skewed, her body and mind revolting against themselves, she waits for an exit. Her private hell is echoed by the motel manager (David Goodfellow, who also co-produced), driven by an obsession to protect Irina and keep her secrets safe, and a broken prostitute (Carrie Gemmell) whose desperate plight may be worse than Irina¹s. It’s the tale of three people living a life on the fringe, trapped in world of literal and figurative decay.
Filmmaker Bio : Chris Alexander is a Toronto based writer, journalist, composer and filmmaker who is perhaps best known as the current editor-in-chief of legendary horror film magazine FANGORIA. The multiple award-winning BLOOD FOR IRINA marks his feature film debut, the first in a proposed series of existential, experimental female vampire pictures. He is currently in pre-production on the follow-up film, THE QUEEN OF BLOOD.
2. Pinup Dolls on Ice
Saturday, May 11th, 2013, 11h30pm
Canada 2013 – 85 min
Directed by Geoff Klein, BGOI Films
The Pinup Dolls are a hot retro act who put the tease back in striptease. But when an old friend (Suzi Lorraine) hires them to put on a show at a secluded campground, the girls find themselves being stalked by a homicidal maniac with a sick obsession with ice. As they’re hunted one-by-one, they soon realize they’ll have to rely on more than just their looks to survive this nightmare named Moe.
Filmmakers Bio : Canadian horror duo Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira are proud to release Pinup Dolls on Ice, their latest slice of old-school slasher mayhem. The Montreal-based production team are known for adhering to the unorthodox spirit of independent filmmaking: delivering high production value on a limited budget.
In 2008, Klein produced and directed the indie slasher film Bikini Girls on Ice. The film went on to achieve international success with screenings at over 20 film festivals. Two years later, Mira came on board to co-produce, co-direct, and star in the sequel, Pinup Dolls on Ice. Instead of learning their craft in a classroom, they’ve both sharpened their skills through actual on-set experiences. As a team, they strike an impressive balance between Klein’s visual aesthetics and Mira’s attention to detail.
Priding themselves on their ability to operate without the assistance of outside investors, Klein and Mira’s philosophy of “doing it their way” means they can remain true to their uncompromising vision of Canadian horror cinema.
Le Festival SPASM est né du désir d’encourager la variété et l’exploration des différents genres cinématographiques à l’intérieur du cinéma québécois. Le mandat du Festival SPASM est donc de promouvoir et d’encourager tout cinéma insolite via l’organisation d’un festival de films provenant principalement du Québec et de la francophonie internationale.
MONTREAL SPASM FILM FESTIVAL (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) (Friday, September 14, 7:00pm, screening room #2)
Bagman trailer ( 5 minutes)
Réalisation : Anouk Whissell, François Simard et Yoann-Karl Whissell
Roadkill Superstar et Les Enfants Terribles | Québec | 2008 | 5 min
Ne prononcez pas son nom trois fois, sinon on va tous mourir… encore!
Cabine of the Dead (10 minutes)
Réalisation : Vincent Templement
France | 2009 | 10 min
Coincé dans une cabine téléphonique entourée de zombies, Patrick n’a d’autre choix que d’appeler ses proches pour leur demander de l’aide.
Tous les hommes s’appellent Robert (6 minutes)
Réalisation : Marc-Henri Boulier
Insolence Productions | France | 2010 | 6 min
Le corps couvert d’ecchymoses, un homme nu s’enfuit dans les bois. Il se fige soudain, qui est cette mystérieuse femme qui l’appelle au secours?
Une jeune gardienne doit s’occuper de la petite Dorothy. Cette dernière crie depuis sa chambre. La gardienne la réconforte en lui expliquant que ce n’est qu’un cauchemar… Mais n’est-ce vraiment qu’un rêve?
Amanda reçoit la visite impromptue d’un messager de la sixième dimension qui tentera de la mettre en garde contre les forces du mal. Fausse bande annonce.
Bobby et Johnny poursuivent leurs rocambolesques aventures, rêvant d’un monde meilleur tout en parcourant la campagne québécoise envahie de zombies.
Little Terrors was founded in July 2011, by Unstable Ground‘s Justin McConnell, in association with Rue Morgue Magazine. For a year at the fantastic indie theatre The Projection Booth, the program has played over 100 acclaimed short films from all over the world, including multiple premieres.
DIR: Robert Morgan
A dark, surreal story of a cat who wants to be human. Award-winning short from the director of Little Terrors favourite ‘Bobby Yeah’.
DIR: Adrian Cardona, David Muñoz, Rafa Dengrá
When a gang of mutant sea-monsters on a murder-spree interrupts a man’s much needed vacation, his anger management techniques fail him, to deadly results. Insane gore-fest with outstanding special effects.
DIR: Geoff Redknap
The loyal son of a backwoods cannibal clan must hold his family together when they are forced to take shelter in the terrifying home of a yuppie couple. A brilliant subversion of the ‘backwoods killer’ flicks, and previous selection of Toronto After Dark.
DIR: Ryan Lightbourn
After a genetic mutation sends his life spiraling out of control, Sammy Jenkins has to fight for his life with his unique abilities in order to survive. Those unique abilities include the giant killer hemorrhoid growing out of his ass. Current festival hit!
DIR: Joseph Nanni
Adam Wilson stars in this impressive HP Lovecraft-inspired short film. Selected by Guillermo Del Toro as runner-up of the 2011 HP Lovecraft Film Festival.
DIR: Colin Berry
Welcome to the heart and mind of serial killer Leonard Knack. Every day is the same for him, but something is about to make his life take a dramatic turn. Award-winning festival short, and previous selection of Toronto After Dark.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 3:45PM, screening room #2
Viscera is a 501(c)3 non profit organization expanding opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.
A world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.
WHO WE ARE
We are a board of directors and a fantastic staff of filmmakers, artists, and writers who believe in our mission and vision, and who work with tireless enthusiasm to provide our services. We are a judging panel consisting of accomplished directors and producers who graciously donate time and energy selecting content. We are Partner Film Festivals, organizers, and tour liaisons which screen the films and represent the contemporary female genre filmmaker around the world. We are volunteers and interns who give our time to ensure that the filmmakers we represent are assisted in the quest for equality in the film industry. We have been working hard for women genre filmmakers since 2007.
Viscera 2012 Tour Program-60 minutes
Adventure Girls III
Filmmaker: Dara Jade Moats, Dan Emery, Jon Deitcher
Length: 1:30 minutes
In this ultra-short homage to Japanese splatter films two wild girls embark on a road trip in a stolen corvette, and one lucky hitchhiker is about to meet up with the ride of his life!
Director: Kristen Anderson-Suave
Stranded sisters seek refuge in a strange ghost town. Itʼs unclear if the hillbilly occupants want to BBQ their flesh or if theyʼre just in need of some social skills.
Established in 2007, PHI Films engages creative and business minds to find modern solutions to produce, promote, and distribute artist-driven projects in the field of film. PHI Films is dedicated to producing provocative independent films inspired by the vision of the most cutting edge directors, both emerging and established.
Friday, September 14, 4:15pm, screening room #2
“I am not from this place” declares a French cowboy. An old toothless man asks, “Do you know why you’re here?”. These shape shifting personalities infect young children with an evil signal in the form of a Dutch TV show. The red eyed girls and boys believe they can now become other people and monsters much to their delight.
For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life?
The fragmented violence of war seen through the eyes of a General on his deathbed. A mind accustomed to a life on the battlefield surrenders to a stream of consciousness, mixing death, brutality, and finally, one last gesture of hope.
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with cavalier servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this absurd and grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events undermines the endless symphony of abundance.
A metaphorical tale of adversity. A settling of accounts between a young man and a locomotive turns into a diabolical race against a merciless opponent.
The Mayfair is one of the longest running movie theatre’s in North America, currently celebrating it’s 80th anniversary. Amongst screening mainstream geek cinema the likes of The Avengers and Amazing Spider-man, the Mayfair also showcases the best in independent, foreign, classic, animation and documentary cinema of all genres.
In recent years, the Mayfair has hosted a number of special events. There have been screenings with the filmmakers and actors from such modern cult classics as Troll 2 and The Room and special guests the likes of Crispin Glover of Back to the Future fame. For all tastes of Montreal Comic Con patrons, at the Mayfair you can see video game themed films like King of Kong and Indie Game: The Movie, horror classics like Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or comic book fare like Scott Pilgrim vs The World and Batman.
This year in Montreal we present an hour of short films from the Mayfair vaults.
Saturday, September 15, 11:00am, screening room #2
Balance (9 min, Canada, 2011)
Dir: Derek Price
Become The Balance – One vigilante’s fight to restore balance is derailed by another.
Death Trike (7 min, Canada, 2006)
Dir: Brian Singleton
On Halloween night three punks tear up the streets, but when their car runs down a child on a tricycle, they literally raise Hell…on three wheels! Screams of terror fill the night as the possessed tricycle rises from the dead for brutal revenge! Beware of the Death Trike!
Games Night (7 min, Canada, 2011)
Dir: Islam Balbaa
A comedic horror about a young couple hosting a games night. What appears to be an evening of fun and games takes a shocking turn for the worst.
Space Monkeys (3 min, UK, 2011)
Dir: Andy Marc Chesterman
Britain. A cold frosty morning. Earth has been invaded by bug like beings.
Only a homeless guy who’s good with his fists, a one-eyed office clerk who’s good with her baseball bat and a crazy scientist who’s good with his brain can save us!
The House: A common sense horror film (4 min, Canada, 2012)
Dir: Kevin Preece
A house, and a deal that seem too good to be true. See what happens when you add something new to a horror movie : common sense.
Walking Dead Tales (4 min, Canada, 2011)
Dir: Ralph Gethings
Walking Dead Tales is the starting point of what will become an ongoing web based series depicting different tales in a world over-run with a zombie apocalypse.
That Guy (3 min, Canada, 2008)
Dir: Chris Chitaroni
Two young men find their friendship tested as they are holed up in an attic during the zombie apocalypse.
Dreaming in Revelation (7 min, Canada, 2006)
Dir: Jeremy Kennedy
A stylistic dramatic horror film exploring a mans nightmarish journey through purgatory
Revenge (3 min, Canada, 2010)
Dir: Colin Minihan
A twisted interpretation of a Hunter Valentine song from the album Lessons from the Late Night
The Last One (3 min, Canada, 2011)
Dir: Josh Stafford
A solitary man living a fearful existence in a post apocalyptic world. He believes there is something lurking the streets and the shadows endangering his very existence. Despite there being no sign of humanity’s survival, is he truly the last one?
Victor Perpetual (4 min, Canada, 2011)
Dir: Ray Besharah
A simple yet complicated Twilight Zone of a tale featuring an infinity loop of a day and a dark twist of an ending.
The Revival (4 min, Canada, 2009)
Dir: Matt Fincer
A horrifically funny music video from the ongoing Creepy Puppets Project
The Montreal Comiccon HorrorFest if proud to announced some special screening in association with other film festivals and/or group. “We want to make an event for everybody. We don’t want to get in competition with local festivals and we want to help other film festival to get some visibility. That’s why we decide to make some partnership with them. ” says the HorrorFest Coordinator Steve Villeneuve.
In addition to the Festival itself, 6 others film festivals and/or group will presents a 60 minutes of programming during the week-end of the Montreal Comiccon HorrorFest.
MONTREAL SPASM FILM FESTIVAL (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
- Bagman trailer ( 5 minutes)
- Cabine of the Dead (10 minutes)
- Tous les hommes s’appellent Robert (6 minutes)
- Red Balloon (14 minutes)
- Demonitron (4 minutes)
- Quebecers contre les zombies 2 (9 minutes)
VITESSE LUMIÈRE FILM FESTIVAL (Quebec, Quebec, Canada)
- Deus Ex Machina (8 minutes)
- The Nuklear Family (9 minutes)
- Samourai Dragon
- Battle Liberal
- Un monde à découvrir (5 minutes)
- La Chaine (13 minutes)
- Monkey Moon (2 minutes)
- The Adventures of WHO (8 minutes)
- Gaz (3 minutes)
- Aurore l’enfant Martyre (1 minute)
- All Flowers in Time (13 minutes)
- Danse Macabre (9 minutes)
- Hope (11 minutes)
- Next Floor (12 minutes)
- Trotteur (9 minutes)
- Balance (4 minutes)
- Death Trike (7 minutes)
- Games Night (7 minutes)
- Spac Monkeys (3 minutes, UK)
- The House: A common sense horror film (4 minutes)
- Walking Dead Tales (4 minutes)
-That Guy (3 minutes)
- Dreaming in Revelation (7 minutes)
- Revenge (3 minutes)
- The Last One (3 minutes)
- Victor Perpetual (4 minutes)
- The Revival (4 minutes)
LITTLE TERRORS (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
- The Cat With Hands (4 minutes, UK)
- Brutal Relax (15 minutes, Spain)
- The Auburn Hills Breakdown (13 minutes)
- Roid Rage (14 minutes)
- Black Goat (6 minutes)
- Prick (9 minutes)
VICERA FILM FESTIVAL (Los Angeles, California, United States)
- Adventure Girls III (1:30 minutes)
- The Provider (10 minutes)
- Undetected (10:40 minutes)
- Red ( 15 minutes)
- Doll Parts (9 minutes)
- Fantasy ( 15 minutes)
Do you dig independent horror films ? If yes, you really don’t want to miss this special screening. Be the first to catch up some exclusive clips of the last films of well-Known directors Brett Kelly, Jon Keeyes, Justin McConnell and Ivan Zuccon.
Saturday, September 15, 2:30pm, screening room #1
* The event will be hosted by director Brett Kelly, actress Sacha Gabriel (who plays Eliza) and Lawrence Evenchick (who plays Higgins) from My Fair Zombie.
Directed by Brett Kelly
Produced by Brett Kelly Entertainment
SYNOPSIS : MY FAIR ZOMBIE is a horror/musical/ comedy directed by Brett Kelly. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s PYGMALION, the
story concerns a professor of phonetics who attempts to teach a zombie woman to be a proper English Lady.
Directed by Jon Keeyes
Produced by Highland Myst Entertainment
Trailer is not available yet. It will be release at the Montreal Comiccon HorrorFest
SYNOPSIS : A woman wakes up trapped inside a room with no memory of her past. As times ticks by, a bizarre mix of real and surreal characters visits her; some seeming to aid her while others torment her. Unable to escape, she must put together the pieces of a riddle to discover who she is and how she got here. But when she discovers the truth of her past, she might wish she had instead remained a prisoner to the horrors of the room.
Directed by Justin McConnell
Produced by UnStable Ground
SYNOPSIS : Greg Sommer is an enigma wrapped inside a mystery, encased in a Jean-Jacket Vest. Greg, and his alter-ego SKULL MAN, are at war. Box Wars that is.
Welcome to Greg’s world – filled with warriors, magic, metal and glory. Greg is building the Canadian chapter of BOXWARS, an international underground movement of Cardboard-based combat. SKULL WORLD follows two years in the life of Greg, and sheds light on exactly what makes him, and his goals in life, so unique. A comedic and moving global journey awaits, from Canada to Australia. PREPARE FOR WAR.
WARTH OF CROWS
Directed by Ivan Zuccon
SYNOPSIS : In a dirty and narrow jail, Larry, Deborah, Hugo, Hernest and Liza, the prisoners, are obliged to suffer injustices from the guards and from their chief, the officer. Yet above all of them there is the Judge. Nobody ever saw him, but he is the one that sets the rules and he’s feared from inmates and guards too. Suddenly, a new prisoner makes its out from nothing-like appearance: PRINCESS. She is a beautiful lady, dressed only in a crow feathers coat, shining, sweet-smelling, sensual. Her show-up causes curiosity in the others inmates, but also envy, suspects and a deep sexual agitation.
In a very short time Princess reveals her dark and supernatural nature: she can move objects with the power of her mind and she is extremely strong….