Canadian Film Fest 2015: ‘Late Night Double Feature’

Canadian Film Fest 2015: ‘Late Night Double Feature’

Late Night Double Feature is a Canadian horror anthology that has a fun and strong premise that carries it through the bulk of the narrative until it drifts a little too far into nonsense by the end of it all.

It’s a late night taping of Dr. Nasty’s Cavalcade of Horrors with two more horror flicks on tap for the broadcast.  However behind the scenes things are getting tense as Samantha, aka Nurse Nasty (Jamie Elizabeth Sampson) is getting fed up with how things are run as her womanizing boyfriend and director takes advantage of her at every turn, her co-host is a surly drunk and she knows that she is better than all of this.  When they push her just one step too far, this televised Cavalcade of Horrors is going to get a little more visceral than anyone expected

Avoiding most of the traps that anthology movies fall in, this manages to be fun and engaging through the first 2/3rds and it works as a fun, almost campy, gory spoof.  While the screenplay does get a little clunky at times, all three directors guide the material well and never gets bogged down in anything too rough.  The quality of the acting is a little suspect, which isn’t a surprise in a low budget horror, but with solid visual effects it gets the job done.

Ultimately, Late Night Double Feature won’t light the world on fire, but down the road some of the people involved with it, just might.

Late Night Double Feature screens on March 26th at 9:30 PM as a part of the 2015 edition of the Canadian Film Fest.

  • Release Date: 2015
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