Mamo’s #TIFF12 Coverage, Part Four: Here We Are

Special guest star Kurt Halfyard joins us on Day 9 of the Toronto International Film Festival 2012 for more reactions and response! We talk To The Wonder, Gangs of Wasseypur, Jump, Leviathan, Penance, The Thieves, Here Comes The Devil, The Bay, A Hijacking, Great Expectations, The Iceman, and more! Plus, the long-awaited rumble on the Canteen patio about whether or not horror is a viable genre: buckle up and grab your sister’s hand…

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Sean Kelly

I have always been intrigued by horror films, but it took me a long time to admit that I like them. Even with Midnight Madness, I didn’t start seeing films in the programme until my fourth festival.

From a scholarly standpoint, there’s actually much horror film theory out there (including a famous essay by Robin Wood) and I feel bad that York University never offered their horror genre studies course during the time I was a student there (I did take a David Cronenberg course though)