Canada can be associated primarily with low temperatures, maple syrup and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Strong sensations lovers probably also know Justin Bieber or Ryan Gosling. For horror movies fans, Canada is, above all, the home of “The Brood”, “Ginger Snaps”, “Rabid”, “Shivers” and “Scanners”. The documentary film directed by Phillip Escott and Xavier Mendik takes us on a journey through the history of Canadian horror cinema to show what has influenced its development and shape since the ‘60s to this day. Producers, creators and people associated with the cinema explain the impact of social, political and cultural changes in various parts of the country on the horror movies.
For those who fear a university lecture on Canadian history, fear not! “The Silent Revolution: the state, society and Canadian horror” is primarily an interesting material on the subject of horror movies. The iconic productions of the famous David Cronenberg and William Fruet are discussed here. In the second part of the film, we get to know contemporary Canadian directors, such as the Soska Sisters, Nyla Innuksuk or Gigi Saul Guerrero, who today shake Canadian horror up and redefine it, addressing the issues of gender, sexuality and national identity in their films.
Age restriction: 12+
director: Phillip Escott, Xavier Mendik screenwriters: Ernest Mathijs, Xavier Mendik cast: William Fruet, Pierre David Mark Irwin, Don Carmody, Sylvia Soska, Jen Soska, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Nyla Innuksuk and others director of photography: Jim Kunz editor: Jamie Hilton music: Darryl Mcsporran language: English, French subtitles: Polish