Canuxploitation’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Part 2

It’s a problem that has plagued holiday shoppers since the very beginning of time–what to get that fickle Canadian cult film fan on your list this holiday season? With only 26 more shopping days until Christmas (and even less until Hanukkah), Canuxploitation is once again here to help you come up with ideas. With Part 1’s CDs, DVDs and stocking stuffers behind us, this time out we’re looking at posters and other items for the home. Next week it’s clothing and big ticket items. So pour yourself a little holiday cheer and enjoy the real reason for the season: mindless, revenous consumerism!

Thanks to Canuxploitation contributors Lauren Oostveen and Allan Mott for their help compiling this guide.


Created by The Dude Designs, this poster for recent indie horror comedy comes autographed by the filmmakers. [UPDATE: and the ranger himself!]

You can’t go wrong with RUE MORGUE designer/artist Justin Erickson’s brilliantly illustrated poster re-do for David Cronenberg’s RABID.

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CanFilm Five: Genre Poster Expert Tal Zimerman

“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.

Tal Zimerman is an actor, movie poster collector, and freelance journalist.  Tal runs the  Toronto Cult Paper poster shop and has written about horror posters for genre publications including FANGORIA and the October 2011 issue of RUE MORGUE magazine, where his latest article, “Poster Mondo”, appears.  Tal can currently be seen on Bite TV’s Comedy Bar Monday to Saturday nights.

For this CanFilm Five, Tal brings us his five most eye-catching international movie posters for classic Canuxplotation films.

1. TERROR TRAIN (1980) — Thailand
This is the typical Thai poster illustration approach; busy with activity and key scenes from the film, though presented in the unusual (but not unique) landscape format. One of the best works by artist Tongdee, an eminent name in the world of Thai film poster illustration.

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