So after 2 days in Paris, we were ready to jump into the BIFFF !
I will admit that we didn’t really know what the festival would look like. In Montreal, we have Fantasia. It’s one of the biggest and best Fantastic Festival around the globe….so our expectation wasn’t really huge. Well guest what, the BIFFF is HUGE !!!!!
First of all, the fest location is amazing. Tour & Taxi is really an urban experience. It’s really an old and beautiful building like everyone love ! When you enter the fest, it’s like a really big convention. You can buy some books, some DVDs, some painting ect. The only thing sad about it is that there’s not enough vendors !
The festival have one super big screening room (more then 1000 people I’m pretty sure). It’s always full. We did discover a different and strange way to be in a festival. The people here, just don’t stop talking during the movies. At first you just want to scream to everyone to shut up. But after a little while, you realize that they are doing this since 29 years. For exemple, they are screaming to the caracters : NOOO don’t go there…you will get kill. Or, they will say : Close the door !!!! Anyway, earlier tonight I almost kill a guy because he ws the only one talking during Troll Hunter.
As for now, we went to see Wake Wood (yesterday) and Troll Hunter tonight. Grave Digger will wrote you some little reviews later this week about the films.
So our second and last day in Paris was really amazing ! First of all we did like everyone does and went to walk on Les Champs Élisés, see the Arc de triomphe and the Tour Eiffel.
After all this cute things, we went the Cinémathéque Française to check out the exhibition on Stanley Kubrick. It was terrific ! It’s really the best exhibit I ever saw about someone ! We were there for about 2h30minutes and coulded stay another 2 hours for sure. There’s sooooooo many things to read about and to learn.
And we finish the night with a friend of our, VJPillow, in a god and nice restaurant.
Like we report you about a month ago, Under the Scares director Steve Villeneuve , along with Montreal Spasm Film Festival director Jarrett Mann, will be at the BIFFfrom Thursday April 14th until the end of the festival. Villeneuve will update us almost everyday. Villeneuve is leaving Montreal tonight and will arrived in Paris during the night for 2 days. He will after, join the BIFF staff for the festival.
Last week took place the first ever Buffalo Scream Horror Film Festival. Run by Greg Lamberson (Slime City Massacre) and Emil Novak (Decayed). The two legendary Buffalo filmmakers decide, la June, to create their own film festival.
The festival began on Thursday October 21st and end 4 days later. I think that it was last July that Greg email me about Under the Scares. He ask me to send him a copy of the movie so he can take a look at it. After watching it, they decide to make Under the Scares open the first edition of the Buffalo Scream Horror Film Festival. So we decide to make the trip to Buffalo to meet up with the crew. Also, I was happy to be setting just next to Debbie Rochon, the guest honor, while she was seeing the film for the first time.
The time we spend there was awesome ! Unfortunately, we had the leave on day 3 because we were going to the Montreal Spasm Film Festival.
I just want to thank everyone at the Buffalo Scream for taking Under the Scares.
After a premiere at the Tribeca Cinemas, a screening at the Fantasia and the CineSol film festival, Under the Scares is now schedule to be screened at the Horror Realm Convention in Pittsburgh. The convention will take place at the Crowne Plaza from Friday September 17th to Sunday the 19th 2010.
Frank Henenlotter, Debbie Rochon, Mike Watt and Amy Lynn Best, 4 members of the cast, will all be at the show. I also notice that on Ed Douglas might be at the show because is film, The Dead Matter will also be screened on Saturday night.
Horror Realm put out a really cool film Schedule this year. Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology, Frankenhooker & Basket Case are be showed. You will also have the chance to see Slime City Massacre and Demon demon divas and the lanes of damnation.
Last year, we did make the trip to the show only for 1 day to hang out with a couple of filmmakers friend but this year, we will be there from Thrusday August 26th to Monday August 30th.
For those who are planning to go to the Festival of Fear, here’s some screening suggestions.
First of all, if you saw Adam Green’s HATCHET, you really need to go see is last film FROZEN. The film is schedule on Saturday at 11am in room 206a. Also Saturday (well you will see that Saturday is a rally big day) it seems that room 206b is the place to be. Catch up, at 1pm, SLIME CITY MASSACRE by director Gregory Lamberson starring Debbie Rochon. At 3pm, I will be there to see IF A TREE FALLS (I did miss it at Fantasia…shame on me). Director Philip Carrer and writer/producer Ryan Barrett wil be there to present their film. OH MY, I think I will now have the time to rest because right after, there’s a film I really want to see. I did see the trailer and talk about it here a couple a months ago. LONG PIGS at 5pm again in room 206b !
On Sunday I’ll wake up and go back in room 206b at 12pm because GRAVEYARD PICTURE SHOW will be on the screen. GPS is Seven twisted tales of the undead from some of underground horrors most notorious directors. And it appears that DiggerFilms’s director Steve Villeneuve directed one of the seven tales : NIGHTMARISH ORGASM. The following film to see is DEAD GENESIS a Canadian zombie flick. And Finally, at 4pm don’t miss Midnight Syndicate Ed Douglas who will be in room 206A for a screening of THE DEAD MATTER. Starring Andrew Divoff, Jim O’Rear and Tom Savini .
So everyone, have fun at the Festival of Fear and don’t forget to go spend some money on independent film in the vendor room !
Yesterday morning, The Fantasia Film Festival did it’s official press conference to annonce the 2010 line-up. Like every year the best fantastic festival in North America will screen a lot of terrefic films but also a lot of World and Canadien premiere. If you really want to read a quick resume of the line-up, check out the article that TwitchFilm.net did.
But for us, what is important in this year schedule is the screening of Under the Scares on Friday July 23rd at 1pm.
After a World Premiere at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City on May 29th 2010 , Under the Scares will have it’s Canadien Premiere at the Fantasia film Festival.
Under the Scares is schedule to be screened on Friday July 23rd 2010 at 1pm in the J.A. De Sève Theatre.
Ce matin avait lieu la conférence de presse annelle qui annonce le “Line-up” de Fantasia 2010 ! Comme à chaque année plusieurs excellent film et surtout beaucoup de Première Mondiale et Canadienne s’effectuerons au meilleur festival de film fantastique en Amérique du nord. Certain disent même que Fantasia est tout simplement la crème de la crème sur le globe. Si vous voulez en savoir plus concernant les films présentés cette année, je vous recommande d’aller lire l’article de Twitchfilm.net. Si vous n’aimez pas lire en anglais, je vous conseil d’aller vous tourner vers notre site de nouvelles québécois par excellence Sinistre Blogzine.
Mais bon ce qui nous intéresse dans l’édition de cette année est la présentation de Under the Scares le vendredi 23 juillet 2010 à 13h00.
Après une première mondiale le 29 mai dernier au Tribeca cinéma dans la grosse pomme (NYC) , Under the Scares aura sa première Canadienne à Fantasia.