Monday, 20 September 2010

Dark Bridges Film Festival 2010


It's only a few days until the Dark Bridges Film Festival kicks off at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The festival is bringing all kinds of genre films out to play and showcasing 12 features and 20 shorts of the festivals three day run.

The festival starts off with a bang with the Roman epic Centurion as their first film on opening night and that's sure to get your blood pumping, and then they have a cabin thriller with Dawning, and the midnight screening of the night is an Australian film called El Monstro Del Mar! and described as "Half Faster Pussy Cat Kill Kill, Half tentacle seamonster flick". That sounds like fun to me!

Saturday is sure to bring out the creepy creatures and the undead with werewolf flick Werewolf Fever, a cannibalism focused Long Pigs that looks truly disturbing and then a zombie double bill with one of the biggest buzz scary films around [REC] and it's sequel [REC] 2. The evening caps off with a midnight screening with the Canadian Premiere of Gary King's Death of the Dead which features ninja zombies. Ninja zombies!!

Sunday features included the gorgeous Canadian historical drama Black Field, fantastic black comedy A Film with Me in It, stoner comedy High School starring Adrien Brody and caps the evening off with one of my favourite films of the year the South Korean western The Good The Bad The Weird.

And it's not just features, check out the Saskatchewan Short Film and every feature has shorts playing with it from hilarious The Necronomicon to the chilling Off Season and the beautiful Junko's Shamisen.

How can you not love a festival that opens with a the Roman epic Centurion and closes with the kimchee western The Good The Bad The Weird? What a fantastic energy to bookend the festival with! I'm jealous of the folks attending the festival, it's a fantastic selection of films to enjoy from the weird and wild to bizarre and horrific, I wish I was going to be there!

I chatted with festival founded & directed John Allison on the most recent episode of the Movie Moxie Podcast and you can listen to our conversation here. In a nice tie-is, it's also the episode where I discuss zombies films as a genre.

For more information, check out the Dark Bridges Film Festival: Website, Festival Schedule, Festival Overview, Information on Festival Passes, Facebook Group, Facebook Event, Festival Trailer and Venue Information.

The Dark Bridges Film Festival 2010 runs from September 24 - 26,2010 at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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