Tag Archives: Canadian horror

Really Awful Movies: Ep 405 – Skinamarink

Skinamarink is an ultra low Canadian horror that’s being dismissed in some circles as “boring” and touted as “genius” in others.

I am going to split the difference.

This is definitely a unique beast that’s worth a look. Tune in, and check out the film, which has made waves online and which is now available to be watch on Shudder.

On the podcast:

  • Edmonton and its association with horror films
  • Traditionalism in the horror space/horror fandom
  • Domestic household horror, House, The Changeling
  • Audience response to “arthouse” horror vs modern remakes
  • TV as cinematography, Demons 2, Poltergeist
  • Cartoons, soundtracks
  • Canadian horror and its uniqueness

Really Awful Movies: Ep 394 – Crimes of the Future

On this week’s episode, Crimes of the Future. Let’s get gooey and check in with this David Cronenberg effort, a real return to form.

Crimes of the Future is a 2022 science fiction body horror drama film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The body horror flick stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) and Kristen Stewart. The film follows a performance artist duo who perform surgery to audiences, in a future world where human evolution has accelerated.

The film marks Cronenberg’s return to the science fiction and horror genres for the first time since eXistenZ (1999). Unfortunately, it bombed at the box office. Don’t let that stop you!