Motion Picture Purgatory: METAL MESSIAH (1978)

The GATE director Tibor Takács’ rarely seen 1978 glam rock opera METAL MESSIAH is one of those obscure Canadian films still desperately seeking an audience, despite its obvious appeal to both film and music fans. That’s why we’re pleased to be co-presenting a special screening of the film this year at Montreal’s Film Pop festival on Friday September 27. In anticipation of the event, Rick Trembles‘ new exclusive MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY strip tackles Takács’ bizarre mix of bombastic sounds, sex and sci-fi. Rick sez:



Ottawa’s Canadian Cult Review Announces New Season

Great new poster by the Lost Dominion Screening Collective includes their 2013-14 lineup!



Motion Picture Purgatory: WHISPER TO A SCREAM (1989)

The erotic thriller was a mainstay on video store shelves for much of the late 1980s and early ’90s, but Canadians only rarley got in on the sleazy action. One of our weirdest contributions to the canon is
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (1989), a tale of strippers, delusional musicians and mysterious phone calls that wallows in its clichés without ever really delivering the salacious content promised. It’s also the latest subject of Rick Trembles‘ new exclusive MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY strip, as he takes a peek at the forgotten VHS mainstay where music and murder meet. Rick sez: