Blood in the Snow is an amazing film festival that highlights the best in the contemporary horror genre across Canada. After enjoying tremendous success with their inaugural festival last year, BITS is back to with another showcase of Canuck genre talent. On November 29th at the Carlton Cinemas in Toronto, BITS kicks off a three-day program of feature-length and short horror films, all of which are made right here in our home and native land.
But what's on the chopping block for BITS 2013? Let's take a peek at this year's official feature-length film selection:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013
7:00pm –EVANGELINE (dir. Karen Lam) || North American Premiere ||
REASON TO SEE: Ladies are doing it for themselves. If you love revenge movies, the films of Karen Lam never fail to keep audiences to the edge of their seats before delivering some fantastic feminine justice!
9:30pm –THANATOMORPHOSE (dir. Éric Falardeau) || Toronto Premiere ||
REASON TO SEE: Seeing as how "Thanatomorphose" is a French word that means the visible signs of an organism’s decomposition caused by death, Thanatamorphose contains some of the most visceral visual depictions of viscus, gore, blood, and bodily disintegration that you may ever see.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013
4:00pm – THE GHOSTKEEPERS (dir. Anthony Mann) || Toronto Premiere ||
The cast of a horror movie reunites to celebrate their success and get more than they bargained for in Marlowe House. Can they survive a horrifying night of Ghosts, Demonic Possessions, Murder and REVENGE?
REASON TO SEE: Director Anthony D.P. Mann is a shining example of the indie film-making spirit in Canada. Mann is also the co-host of Horror Etc. podcast: this guy knows horror!
9:30pm – CLEAN BREAK (dir. Tricia Lee) || Canadian Premiere ||
REASON TO SEE: Director Tricia Lee and writer Corey Brown are definitely one of Canada's rising director-writer teams to keep your eyes on. Their other film SILENT RETREAT (review) won the award for Best Canadian Feature Film at Toronto After Dark 2013.
12:00 am – BLOOD RIDERS: THE DEVIL RIDES WITH US (dir. Lari Teräs) || World Premiere ||
A blood soaked adventure comedy about four high school grads who decide to find excitement in their lives by stealing a car. When dumping the stolen car in the woods, they find a body of a dead girl in the trunk. Reluctant to call the cops, the friends ask help from Eric who claims to see dead bodies almost on a daily basis. Following a heated argument, Eric gets killed and now the friends have a second body to dispose of.
REASON TO SEE: Blood Riders is a night-gone-wrong movie that goes to some dark yet hilariously macabre places and promises, if nothing else, to be one hell of a wild ride.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2013
4:00pm – CRIMINAL (dir. Elliot Dawson-Clark) || World Premiere ||
REASON TO SEE: Who doesn't love vigilante justice? Criminal is a rare Canadian inclusion into the man-pushed-too-far vigilante genre.
7:00 – DISCOPATH (dir. Renaud Gauthier) || Toronto Premiere ||
Reserve your tickets today! See the full lineup including shorts and order ticket packages online at www.bloodinthesnow.ca