This review was originally published as part of my coverage of TIFF 2014
From the Winnipeg-based film collective Astron-6 (Father’s Day, Manborg) comes this homage/spoof of Italian giallo horror films. Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once one of the world’s greatest film editors. However, after losing his fingers in a freak accident, Ciso has been reduced to editing schlocky horror films, all while being distained by his former actress of a wife Josephine Jardin (Paz de la Huerta). When the actors of the film Ciso is editing begin turning up dead, the inspector in charge of the investigation, Peter Porfiry (Matthew Kennedy) automatically suspects Ciso of the murders, while actor Cal Konitz (Conor Sweeney) seems happy at the opportunity at more screen time. As the bodies pile up, Rey Ciso has to rush to clear his name.