Toronto After Dark 2013: Cheap Thrills Review

Toronto After Dark 2013: Cheap Thrills Review

A near perfect title (targeting viewers as well as certain characters within the film) for a near perfect exercise in escalation, Cheap Thrills follows two desperate souls as they dive deeper into a game of cruel one-upmanship (for cash and prizes!). There can only be one possible direction for the game to finally take and the film steps you there in believable...

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Toronto After Dark 2013: Motivational Growth Review

Toronto After Dark 2013: Motivational Growth Review

If you’ve ever channel surfed and gone around the horn perhaps a few more times than a rational thinking person really should, you may have some idea how Ian Folivor (the central character of Don Thacker’s film Motivational Growth) feels. Only some though…You see, Ian has reached the grandmaster level of couch potato-ness. He hasn’t left...

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Toronto After Dark 2013: Eega Review

Toronto After Dark 2013: Eega Review

There’s always the danger of too much hype affecting the viewing pleasure of a new film – particularly when it’s screened at a film festival where the programmers introduce their own choices. You’d think that the sell job would already be done (after all, your butt is already in the seat), but there’s a strong desire to reinforce...

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Toronto After Dark 2013: We Are What We Are Review

Toronto After Dark 2013: We Are What We Are Review

Horror’s breadth of vision is part of what makes it such a remarkable genre. Straight horror is steadily becoming an increasingly difficult label to affix to a genre film, as they tend to vary drastically in their thematic elements and tonal range. Horrific elements can range from blood, guts, and entrails to demonic possession, or the depths of depravity of...

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Welcome to October: T is for Thread

  Friend of Row Three and horror blogger Jay Clarke (The Horror Section) puts forth a lesson to you all out there: If you are looking for plastic surgery, he is NOT the man you want to have doing the stitching on your face. Check out this black (and red) comedy short directed by Chris Nash and produced by Clarke. I cannot think of a more perfect or...

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