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Fantasia Film Fest 2012: Canadian Picks Announced

Fantasia is just around the corner, and they’ve just announced their schedule for 2012, including more than a dozen new Canadian genre films, plus a very special project that we’re sponsoring this year. Here’s our guide to getting the biggest local bang for your Loonie.

Events

If They Came from Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror
Canuxploitation.com is a proud sponsor of the debut of this special all-star touring art show organized by Rue Morgue Magazine editor-in-chief Dave Alexander. The show brings together some of Canada and Quebec’s most celebrated genre filmmakers with some of the country’s best designers and illustrators to create a gallery of poster art for Maple Syrup genre films that don’t exist. Participating filmmakers include Jason Eisener, Vincenzo Natali, Maurice Devereaux,  Bruce McDonald and author Tony Burgess, Lee Demarbre, Eric Tessier, Karim Hussain, Astron-6, Rodrigo Gudiño, George Mihalka, Brett Kelly and Donna Davis and the show will feature original art created by: Rupert Bottenberg, Angus Byers, Donald Caron, Jason Edmiston, Justin Erickson, Vincent Marconi, Matthew Marigold, Richard Patmore, Martin Plante, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Paige Reynolds, Eric Robillard, whatisadam, Mark Unterberger, Beeforeo and James White.

FILMS

A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE
Casey Walker’s romantic zombie comedy in which a groom-to-be is infected via a mosquito-borne outbreak (Quebec Premiere).

COLD BLOODED
In Jason Lapeyre’s crime drama, a female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him (Quebec Premiere).

COLOMBARIUM
David Boutin and Maxime Dumontier star as a pair of estranged brothers who exorcise their family demons while forced to spend a week together as a condition to an inheritance (World Premiere).

EDDIE: THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL
Boris Rodriguez’ Denmark/Canada co-production is a dark comedy about a painter who rediscovers inspiration when he befriends a sleepwalking cannibal,starring Thure Lindhardt, Georgina Reill and Stephen McHattie (Canadian Premiere).

HEMORRHAGE
Braden Croft takes viewers inside the mind of a serial killer who desperately wants to be a good person  (Quebec Premiere).

LLOYD THE CONQUEROR
In Michael Peterson’s LARPing comedy, three male college students do battle against Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard determined to hold onto his title as champion of the LARPers (Quebec Premiere),

LOWLIFE
Seth Smith’s hallucinatory tale of a lonely musician’s descent into the shadowy world of a living drug leads to a mysterious island where a battle of body and soul is waged (World Premiere).

MANBORG
Astron-6 returns in this sci-fi/horror outing featuring a motley pack of misfits defending Earth against Count Draculon’s robo-Nazivampires from Hell (Quebec Premiere).

MON AMI
Rob Grant’s (YESTERDAY)  blood-soaked comedy about two friends whose “‘get-rich-quick” plan to kidnap their boss’s daughter goes awry (World Premiere).

REPLICAS
Selma Blair, Josh Close and Rachel Miner star in Jeremy Power Regimbal’s home invasion thriller, in which a family’s cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a killers in search of the “perfect” life (Canadian Premiere).

ROLLER TOWN
Andrew Bush’s comedy with East coast troupe Picnicface has one man taking back his roller-skating-obsessed town from video game shilling gangsters (Quebec Premiere).

THE SUNFLOWER HOUR
A porn producer tries his hand at producing a children’s puppet show in Aaron Houston’s mockumentary (Montreal Premiere).

THE TALL MAN
When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children in Pascal Laugier’s horror tale (Canadian Premiere).

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