After a more than 3 month hiatus, the Sean Kelly on Movies Podcast returns with a collection of interviews I recorded last week at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Please note that some of the interviews contain spoilers, so please refer to the show notes and skip ahead if needed.
This year was a major turning point for the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, as it celebrated its fifth anniversary and moved to its new location at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. While there with a few hiccups this year, such as the cancellation of a live TV special and one of the screenings being plagued by sound problems, this was still a very successful year for the festival.
A horror author is tormented by her own character in Inspiration. Samantha Kingsley (Emily Alatalo) is an author who had a huge hit with her horror novel Grinning Charlie. Despite not wanting to write in the horror genre anymore, Samantha is convinced to take a lucrative offer to write a sequel. Samantha moves into an isolated house for inspiration to write her novel. However, when people start turning up dead around her, it seems like Grinning Charlie might have entered into reality.
I'm continuing with Hammer Films this month, as I look at their version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. After inheriting his family's wealth, Victor Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) uses the money to fund his research, assisted by his longtime friend and tutor Paul Krempe (Robert Urquhart). However, Paul becomes increasingly concerned when Victor becomes obsessed with creating a new living being out of dead body parts, with Paul being particularly concerned with the well-being of Victor's cousin and fiance Elizabeth (Hazel Court). However, Victor continues with his work and brings life to his Creature (Christopher Lee).
A new mother has strange experiences in her apartment in The Sublet. Joanna (Tianna Nori) and her fiance Geoff (Mark Matechuk) move into a subletted apartment with their newborn son Porter. With Geoff's career as an actor keeping him away from home, Joanna is left alone to care for the baby. Joanna soon starts hearing noises throughout the apartment, as well as sudden blackouts. She begins to suspect that these experiences might be caused by the ghost of the former owner of the sublet.