Category: comedy

What would a Wes Anderson horror movie even look like?

Wes Anderson wants to make a horror movie. The director of the ever-so-twee Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums expressed the out-of-left-field interest during the Rome Film Festival, presumably after catching a rerun of a particular Saturday Night Live sketch on Sky Italia. Anderson explained: “Horror is an area where i...

Are Key & Peele creating a delirious new horror movie?

Something buried in last week’s LA Weekly profile of producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Ouija) that I wrote about previously caught me attention: comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (aka Key & Peele) are making a horror movie for Blum called Get Out. “Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke t...

Review: The Final Girls is comedy catnip for slasher fans

I finally caught up with The Final Girls on VOD last night and was very pleasantly surprised. I’d heard it described as “all very meta,” and that didn’t fill me with confidence. But after a shaky start that had me rolling my eyes at the on-the-noseness of it all, it quickly settled into an enjoyable

TAD Review: Festival climaxes with Deathgasm

When I was a teenager, I had a best friend named Manny. He was the first metalhead I ever knew. A bit of an outsider, like so many of us feel like we are when we’re young, no matter what our taste in music, Manny was a sweet, gentle, crazy kid with long dyed-black hair,

TAD Review: Sion Sono’s double douse of delirium

Tag, which played Toronto After Dark on Thursday night as the first salvo of a Sion Sono double bill, opens with a bus full of giggling schoolgirls in Sailor Moon uniforms having a pillow fight. One girl, Mitsuko (Reina Triendl), is writing poetry when her pen is knocked out of her hand. While she bends

Pretty close to what actually being a teacher is like

I have a few teacher friends and this just looks like a typical day at school. The kid playing Danny Torrence is the best. He really nails the voice. They should’ve had one of the kids playing with a Chucky doll, though.