By Greg Klymkiw
2015 was a banner year for Horror Pictures! Anything included on this list was unleashed in Toronto via festival, theatrical and/or DVD or VOD in 2015 and garnered at least ***½ to ***** from Greg Klymkiw.
Thanks to great folks for showcasing them and hustling them like Raven Banner, Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, Kino-Lorber, VSC, Focus Features, GAT PR, Clutch PR, Amberlight, VKPR, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, FantAsia International Film Festival, Blood in the Snow Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, The Royal Theatre, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. (If anyone's been left off, it ain't personal)
Almost all of these are indies.
Eight of them are Canadian (No surprise here, Canucks are major sickos).
Five of them are not in English.
One of them is even a documentary for Christ's sake!!!
Click on the titles to see my original review.
They're in alphabetical order, too, eh.
|ANGUISH, AVENGED, BITE, BASKIN,|
BUNNY THE KILLER THING
THE DARK STRANGER, GOODNIGHT MOMMY
ANGUISH by Sonny Mallhi
AVENGED by Michael S. Ojeda
BASKIN by Can Evrenol
BITE by Chad Archibald
BUNNY THE KILLER THING by Joonas Makkonen
THE DARK STRANGER by Chris Trebilcock
DEMON by Marcin Wrona
|DEMON, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT,|
THE HALLOW, THE HEXECUTIONERS,
THE INHABITANTS, THE INTERIOR, LET US PREY
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT by Ana Lily Amirpour
GOODNIGHT MOMMY by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala
THE HALLOW by Corin Hardy
THE HEXECUTIONERS by Jesse Thomas Cook
THE INHABITANTS by Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
THE INTERIOR by Trevor Juras
LET US PREY by Brian O'Malley
|THE NIGHTMARE, SHE WHO MUST BURN, SINISTER 2,|
THE SUBLET, THE UNWANTED,
WE ARE STILL HERE, WHITE RAVEN
THE NIGHTMARE by Rodney Ascher
SHE WHO MUST BURN by Larry Kent
SINISTER 2 by Ciarán Foy
THE SUBLET by John Ainslie
THE UNWANTED by Bret Wood
WE ARE STILL HERE by Ted Geoghagan
WHITE RAVEN by Andrew Moxham
THE FILM CORNER'S INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES FOR HORROR IN 2015:
Best Direction: Larry Kent, She Who Must Burn
-tied with- Marcin Wrona, Demon
Best Screenplay: Larry Kent, Shane Twerdun She Who Must Burn
Best Actor: Itay Tiran, Demon
Best Actress: Katie Findlay, The Dark Stranger
Best Supporting Actor: William Katt, The Unwanted
Best Supporting Actress: Enni Ojutkangas, Bunny The Killer Thing
Best Cinematography: Pawel Flis, Demon
Best Editing: Michael Palm, Goodnight Mommy
Best Production Design: Sergio De La Vega, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Best Music: tomandandy, Sinister 2
Best Makeup: Jason Derushie, Amanda Wood, Bite
Best Sound: Entire Sound Team, The Interior
Best SFX: Entire SFX/VFX Team, Bunny The Killer Thing
Special Accolade: Funniest Goddamn Horror Film of The Year:
Bunny The Killer Thing
Special Accolade: Scariest Goddamn Documentary Ever Made: The Nightmare