THE VOID

Canada, 2017 (MIFF 2017, Night Shift)

Director: Jeremy Gillespie,Steven Kostanski

THE VOID

Utterly bonkers cult film collective Astron-6 make the jump to the big leagues in this gore-laden, monster-filled paean to John Carpenter, Hellraiser and the many creative uses of big knives.

It all starts when backwater cop Daniel Carter discovers a man stumbling along a remote roadway, covered in blood that isn't his own. Carter takes him to a tiny local hospital to get checked out, but two shotgun-toting madmen are hot on his heels, determined to finish the job. At which point a group of mysterious knife-wielding cultists encircle the building. And then, well, the monsters arrive. Let's just say it's going to be one hell of an evening.

Schlock horror meets actual edge-of-your-seat, holy-shit-no-way-that-can't-be-happening horror in The Void, a cackling shot across the bows of midnight cinema from writer/directors Steve Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. A film of sometimes quiet, sometimes loud and oftentime very bloody terrors, The Void is a pulse-racing homage to the great horror films of the 80s that will have you swearing off the countryside for the rest of your life.

'Gillespie/Kostanski’s film booms like an inebriated slap of genre-flexing cine-pulp due to its brazen love for 80s/90s horror and DTV trash cinema … an irrefutable hoot to boot.' – Hey U Guys


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