November 28, 2021

Movies for Horror Cinema Lovers

(Montreal) Here is The Canadian Press television column for the week of October 30 to November 5, 2021.

Jean Philippe Angers
The Canadian Press

Halloween weekend is here, with its decorations, “little monsters” and treats, but also its television offering to revel in horror dramas and comedies – classics and more recent discoveries.

« The hungry »

All honor, let’s start with Quebec filmmaker Robin Aubert and his “zombie film”. The hungry won eight Iris trophies at the Gala Québec Cinéma in 2018, including those for best film and best director.

The horror drama tells the story of an isolated village in northern Quebec where some residents start attacking their families and loved ones after an epidemic.

A few survivors will have to ally themselves to repel the hungry hordes.

In a cast that leaves nothing to be desired, Marc-André Grondin plays Bonin, who walks the country roads with Vézina, a character played by Didier Lucien.

They are joined by women who know how to handle the machete or the rifle – Pauline (Micheline Lanctôt), Thérèse (Marie-Ginette Guay), Tania (Monia Chokri) and Céline (Brigitte Poupart).

At Télé-Québec. Sunday, October 31, at 9:30 p.m.

The nun (The Nun)


The Nun

Antépisode of the series Conspiracy Released in 2018, the horror drama directed by Corin Hardy takes place in 1952, when a Vatican envoy investigates the suicide of a young nun in an abbey in Romania.

The Vatican appointed Father Burke as assistant Sister Irene, a novice who caught the attention of the high clergy because of her visions.

At VAT. Sunday, October 31, at 11:30 p.m.

The values ​​of the Addams family (Addams Family Values)


Addams Family Values

Among the classics of horror comedies are undoubtedly the films of the sinister Addams family.

In The values ​​of the Addams family (1993) – a sequel to The Addams Family – the new housekeeper Debbie (Joan Cusack), a murderer, plans to seduce the brother of her boss in order to seize his fortune.

The latter, Fétid Addams, more naive and short-sighted than ever, enjoys another remarkable performance from Christopher Lloyd (Flight over a cuckoo’s nest, Back to the future).

And what about the tasty Christina Ricci, in the role of the gothic teenager Wednesday Addams, jealous and threatening to the place of the new baby of the family. An opportunity to revisit the character as Netflix prepares to release a new series Wednesday, with Jenna Ortega in the title role and Tim Burton in the direction.

At Télé-Québec. Saturday, October 30, at 6 p.m.

Interview with a Vampire (Interview with the Wampire)


Interview with the Wampire

A little over 25 years ago, Tom Cruise silenced the skeptics, first and foremost the bestselling author Anne Rice, who had other actors in mind for the lead role in the film adaptation of his novel.

In this horror drama by Neil Jordan, a vampire tells an interviewer about the events he experienced in the 19th century with two other vampires, a cynical dandy and a kid.

The film won MTV Movie Awards laurels for Brad Pitt for Best Actor and Kirsten Dunst for Female Revelation in 1995.

At Télé-Québec. Saturday, October 30, at 10:06 p.m.