Festival 2021

From being stuck as a livestream, to a glorious return to the big screen!

The start 2021 was still a rough time for horror film festivals due to Covid. Quebec being on lockdown, it looked like the chance to hold an in person screening was just out of reach and we were gonna have to take our grease and juice online, once again. As the festival date was getting closer, the government decided to open up movie theaters. JACKPOT!

The joy that spring from this opportunity was short lived. Covid cases sprung back up, and restrictions came back in waves. We held on to the dream though, and powered through the stress. In the end, we managed to book and sell out three nights in a row (with the addition of a 4th, online date).Making this our biggest edition to date.

It all goes to show, nothing can stop the juice!

THE IMPALERS (Day 2 and 4)

The Impalers - JP Langlois (Qc)

Alan Kolovsky (played by Guillaume Corneau) is caught up in a manhunt between bikers, a hitman and a Russian spy. Shot on a budget of only $10,000, this insane ode to exploitation cinema features muscle car chase scenes, torture sequences, multiple shoot-outs and gory bloody vengeance. Kolovsy will do anything to save his life and nobody can stop him!

Squirt Alley - Raphaël G. Courchesne (Qc)

By day, a perfect student wins the trust of a homeless person by offering him a mysterious green drink despite his ingratitude. Who knows what the night might unmask under her good intentions.

XTERMINATION - Felipe Arriagada-Nunez (Qc)

A young loving couple, their nosy neighbor, a reckless police officer, and an unwanted visitor who will tragically turn their lives upside down forever …

GREASY SHORTS PORGRAM (Day 3)

In tradition of the CaS, the greasy shorts program this year did not disappoint. From horror short films to trash short films, this program is sure to make you wonder “Why?”

HOSPITAL DUMPSTER DIVERS - Anders Elsrud Hultgreen (Norway)

Chaos breaks out at the hospital, when a mutant dumpster troll is accidentally brought to life, as a result of shoddy waste management, by the shuffle dancing young man Rasmus.

JIMI - Joren Cull (Canada)

A Jimi Hendrix super fan cuts off his penis in a half baked attempt to gain the guitar playing powers of his hero.

 

L'INCROYABLE PAUL - Geneviève Dunn, Étienne Destroismaisons (Qc)

“With great power comes great responsability” – Uncle Ben, in Spiderman 1

 

TOMORROW I WILL BE DIRT - Robert Morgan (UK)

An authorized, stop-motion sequel to Jörg Buttgereit’s 1993 film Schramm.

THE FEAST - Trent Shy (USA)

A man enjoys a strange, but delicious, meal.

 

HEAT - Thessa Meijer (NL)

During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she is on thin ice.

 

RETURN OF THE SHITTERS - Jarno Mahlberg (Fin)

Three years have passed since the last incident. The malevolent excrement creatures are back to spread mayhem and chaos into the world.

 

WHO'S THAT AT THE BACK OF THE BUS - Philip Hardy (UK)

Alone, on the top deck of the night bus, old lady Joyce is haunted by an unlikely apparition.

L'ATTAQUE DES CLOWNS 2 - Fred Lavigne (Qc)

The Clowns are back!

 

SKATEBLOOD - Maxime Laurin (Qc)

A naive nerd ventures into a Skatepark where trouble awaits…

 

THE LAST CHRISTMAS OF THE UNIVERSE - David Muñoz, Adrián Cardona (ESP)

December 25 of next year. Humanity has gone to hell and only a few survive eating each other. Santa Claus comes to bring toys, but in a world without good children, he will have to use them as deadly weapons.

 

RECHARGING FEMALE POWER - Michaline Marta Cap (PL)

A piece of witchcraft and feminist propaganda.

 

STUCK - David Mikalson - (USA)

 A gymnastics coach must deal with a man who has taken an interest in the young girls she coaches. The man makes a bold move and the coach responds with an even bolder one.

BUNGEE! - Samuel Lacroix (Qc)

An adventure guide sets up his makeshift stand next to a suspended bridge, offering bungee jumps to passerbys.

 

CRITICAL HIT! - Briac Ragot (Fr)

A timid young pikachu cosplay woman is held captured by strangers who will force her to fight like a gladiator against other prisonners dressed as Pokemons.
Pokemon fights, humor and violence are all mixed together in order to have a comical afterthought about male chauvinism and trivialised violence in this crazy story.

THE DEVIL'S ASSHOLE - Brian Lonano (USA)

While finishing her chili for the cook off, Roxy accidentally summons a demon with nefarious plans…and a real anal fixation.

FILTERED - Vincenzo Nappi (Qc)

Fun with filters results in more than just a good time.

 

BITE - Archad Saved (India)

A film editor is working on a project that refuses to get done. Hungry, sleepy and paired with an annoying client Arshad (Editor) looses his mind and does something unimaginable.

 

EL TRONCO TALADO - David Alvarez Pardo (Spain)

Out of all the trees in the forest, a lumberjack cut down the wrong tree … the one under which an avenger had buried the ashes of his dead mare.
This is a story of revenge, of personal justice.

 

FUCKING GHOSTS! - Jason Cook (USA)

A parody film trailer about a family that buys a new home that is haunted by horny ghosts.

 

EL BANO 5 - Studi Wobless (USA)

Take a shower, if you dare!

MANIAC CATS - Franklyn (Itl)

Apollo and Athena are two beautiful cats but they have an unfinished business with their human mom, Sonya. The smell of blood makes them Maniacs.

 

SCIFI LIVESTREAM (DAY 1)

To follow through with our original statement that we would screen some films live, we decided to hold a first night of films online, even if the rest of the fest was going down in theaters. SCIFI was the name of the game, and death was also to the rendez-vous!

CONSUME -Bruno Gradaschi (Argentina)

A world where everyone lives in the work stations and eats liquid food coming from dispensers. Workers that are only numbers fulfill incomprehensible and alienating tasks to earn points and reach a target to move up the chain and access a better life.
We know him as 079 and he keeps falling short leaving that promotion too far to reach. So he decides to steal the remaining points from his next door neighbor.

THE NEW WORLD - Hong Ning, Zhao Xiaofeng (Ch)

In 2020, most residents on the planet were forced to live indoors for days and months due to the epidemic, which has influenced our usual work and life to some extent. In this isolation, people tend to create ways of self-entertainment and take limited exercise at home. As a result, a large amount of ordinary people emerged on the Internet and started to show the interesting bits of living indoors in their own way. They straddled the differences in time and space, and built vast webs of data in live form, in which they connected and influenced each other.

CARONTE - Luis Tinoco (Esp)

Debbie is a teenage girl who shows more interest towards social networking via her phone rather than her loved ones. Like her own brother Nicholas.
Suddenly, one day Debbie crosses paths with Lieutenant Arsys, a combat fighter pilot who is trying to escape from her enemies in a space chase happening on another planet… another time… another universe.

HUMAN TRASH - Aitor Almuedo Esteban (Esp)

A boy is thrown into a trash container from the future. In his frantic search for the exit, he runs into a misterious man, who will make him doubt the origin of his own existence.

YEAR ZERO - Isaac Rodriguez (USA)

Fake trailer

THE SORORITY - Carter Bowen (USA)

When their headquarters is destroyed by a malevolent figure, a disbanded group of female spies must unite against a common supernatural enemy.

PLAQUÉ - Miguel Plante (Qc) ***Extra film

We all have our ways of living a breakup. Is there really a limit on what we can do to find peace again ?

Testing out the new home, live from the projector room!