I attended the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival remotely, but with a press card in my cap and a matcha latte in my hand. I was disappointed I did not get a chance to see the movie I was most looking forward to, Wai Ka-Fai’s new film starring Sean Lau Ching-Wan, Detective vs Sleuths (Hong […]Read More The Gutter’s Own Carol Goes to Fantasia 2022!
This year I was fortunate enough to be given press credentials for the 2022 Fantasia International Film Festival. I will be writing about what I watch here and at the Cultural Gutter in Notes and in a final round-up piece in August. ~~~ I almost don’t know what to say about Yutaro Kubo and Satomi […]Read More Fantasia 2022: The Girl From The Other Side (Japan, 2022)
There are so many events happening at Fantasia 2022 between July 14 and August 3, including world and North American film premieres, a tribute to John Woo, and a special screening series as part of a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Kier-La Janesse’s book, House of Psychotic Women (2012). And, you might not have […]Read More The cultural Gutter Goes to Fantasia 2022!
It’s the last part of this year’s 31 days of horror viewing and we’ve got more draculas, Christopher Lee and bad sleepover decisions. In fact more bad decisions in general. We’ve got a bad cult with a pretty janky god and a pretty cool cult organized around a dracula–another organized around a dracula that isn’t […]Read More Spookoween 2018: 31 Days of Horror, Part IV
It is a liminal time of the year and a liminal day. It’s a time when the worlds bleed together and the monsters, ghosts and our beloved dead can slip through into our world and, sometimes, perhaps, we take a wrong turn on the back roads, knock on the wrong door, even go down into […]Read More The Girl From The Other Side