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CanFilm Five: Terrortrap.com’s Jason Knowles

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics, programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

One of the essential websites for horror fans, The Terror Trap has been cranking out intelligent commentary on the genre since 1998. Though site co-founders Jason Knowles and Dan Hunter write about all horror and suspense films made between 1925 and 1987, their reviews and interviews on classic Canadian slasher films of the tax shelter era are particularly excellent. For this edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Jason to select his five favourite death scenes from Canadian horror films.

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CanFilm Five: THINGS Director Andrew Jordan

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics, programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

For this edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Andrew Jordan, the director of THINGS (which hits DVD from Intervision Film Corp on July 13) to pick his five favourite “forgotten” Canadian horror films. But Andrew’s quite well versed in the horror genre, and we couldn’t contain him to just five selections!  So here are Andrew’s top 10 forgotten or obscure Canadian horror films, along with his suggestions for obtaining the most complete and uncensored VHS version possible.

1. DERANGED (1974) — Most people don’t know this movie, based on serial killer Ed Gein, was shot in Toronto. Make sure you get the uncut version with scenes of scooping out an eyeball scene and scooping the brains of a corpse with a spoon.  The DVD is censored.

2. POSSESSION OF VIRGINIA (1972) — Another difficult-to-find film that is even harder to find uncut.

3. HUMONGOUS (1982) — Features the unpolitically correct tagline: “Here are the monster’s little toys. Once they were little girls and boys.” Most versions of this are censored.

4. THE PYX (1973) –A heroin-addicted prostitute, a murderous devil cult and Karen Black. ‘Nuff Said!

5. RITUALS (1977) — The Embassy Video VHS tape is cut, so get the uncut, Astral Video version.

6. BELLS (1982) — Make sure you get the uncut version–the version released under the title MURDER BY PHONE is heavily cut.

7. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE (1976) – -This one is not usually thought of as a Canadian film but it was filmed in Canada.

8. DEATH SHIP (1980) – A Canadian/UK co-production — creepy!

9. DEATH WEEKEND (1976) — Another film that needs to be seen in an uncut version to be fully appreciated.

10. SEIZURE (1974) — Oliver Stone weirdness!

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CanFilm Five: THINGS Star Barry J. Gillis

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics, programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

For this edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Barry J. Gillis, the star of THINGS (which hits DVD from Intervision Film Corp on July 13) and WICKED WORLD, for his five favourite Canadian films.

Barry: There are lots of films that could be a part of this list. For example, David Cronenberg is my favorite Canadian director and I love many of his films. It is difficult to remember every Canuxploitation movie I have ever watched, and there are so many Canuxploitation movies that I still have yet to see. Thanks to the Canuxploitation film review site, we can all rejoice in knowing that there are tons of Canadian movies worth checking out that we may not even heard of, and many more that are worth watching  for the 100th time!

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CanFilm Five: Rob Cotterill

“CanFilm Five” is the Canuxploitation blog’s ongoing guest column, which brings together prominent filmmakers, bloggers, critics and programmers to discuss their most loved offbeat Canadian films.

For our very first edition of CanFilm Five, we asked Rob Cotterill, the producer of TREEVENGE and HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (which hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, July 5!) to pick his five favourite Canadian films. Well, six actually–he had to sneak one extra at the end!

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