The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival (BITS) is taking the show on the road, bringing the best in Canadian Horror to four Ontario cities this March. The lineups include some of the best alumni titles from the festival, new premieres, and other recent titles that have made an impact on the Canadian horror, with a spotlight on filmmakers from the local communities.
Tickets, schedule and details are at bloodinthesnow.ca
4-PACK CITY PASS ONLY $30
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $12 ADVANCED / $14 DOOR
Wednesday March 13:
7:00pm - The Final Ride dir. Mikey McMurran (83 mins) WORLD PREMIERE
This anthology is the long awaited follow-up from the team behind 2015’s SECRET SANTA. This anthology is the long awaited follow-up from the team behind 2015’s SECRET SANTA. THE FINAL RIDE is a Horror/Comedy anthology which tells three frightening tales including the ghost of an 80’s fitness guru that haunts a couple’s new home, a Tattoo that won’t stop spreading, and an Uber Driver that picks up her final customer for the night, not knowing that she’s in for the ride of her life.
With the short film Dead Air dir. Lyndon Horsfall (9:49 mins)
9:30pm - I’ll Take Your Dead dir. Chad Archibald (83 mins) KITCHENER PREMIERE Trailer
I'LL TAKE YOUR DEAD follows William who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn't something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman's body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
With the short film Hang Up dir. Richard Powell (14:00 mins)
Thursday March 14:
7:00pm - The Hoard dir. Jesse Thomas Cook (104 mins) KITCHENER PREMIERE Trailer
A rundown town is dealing with unemployment, drug addiction and, most of all, excessive hoarding. The worst hoarder of all is Murph Evans, whose massive collection of junk takes up several properties. Here to help him clean up his houses and avoid eviction is the folks from the reality show Extremely Haunted Hoarders. Split up into 3 teams, they include a pair of junk removal experts, a home organizer and a psychiatrist. Also, on hand to detect any supernatural spooks underneath all the piles is a once-married pair of paranormal investigators.
With a the short Working Class Vampire dir. Brian W. Lockyer (5:53 mins)
9:30pm - Lifechanger dir. Justin McConnell (103 mins) KITCHENER PREMIERE Trailer
Drew is Detective Freddie Ransone, a cop who just left a burning house with two dead bodies inside. Before that, Drew was Emily Roberts, a party girl who became one of those dead bodies, and as the days go on, Drew will become dentist Sam Richardson, his assistant Rachel, and several others. Drew, as it turns out, has the ability to transport from body to body, not so much a shapeshifter as a body thief, for as long as the body remains good before decomposition. But it wasn't always this way ? before this, Drew was once able to stay in bodies much longer, which lead him to Julia, the woman he still pines for. The ability to change bodies can help bring Drew close to Julia again, but not close enough to stay for long. And that desire to reconnect with the woman he loves so much will ultimately prove to be the undoing of many, perhaps even Drew himself.
With a the short Lay Them Straight dir. Robert DeLeskie (10:00 mins)
About Blood in the Snow:
The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival (BITS) is a unique and imaginative showcase of Canadian horror, genre, and underground cinema that exists to challenge social boundaries, explore artistic taboos, and support and exhibit independent Canadian genre media artists. It was first created in 2012 as non-profit organization with a mandate to highlight the best in contemporary genre filmmaking in Canada. Blood in the Snow is generously funded in part by Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates, The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Independent Production Fund. The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival is also on the eligibility list of festivals for the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.