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Lowlife

Lowlife

What happens when you throw together a fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, a just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and a recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los… Continue Reading

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

There is light and beauty, even in the darkest of worlds. Winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Animated Feature (where the director separately won Best Animated Short Film in the same year), Alberto Vázquez‘s debut feature is a darkly comic, mind-bending fantasy based on his own graphic novel and award-winning short film. Birdboy: The… Continue Reading

Badass IV: Canadian Shorts  & She Who Must Burn (w/ Larry Kent)

Badass IV: Canadian Shorts & She Who Must Burn (w/ Larry Kent)

The Fourth Annual International Vancouver Badass Film Festival is coming February 23-25, with events and screenings at The Rio Theatre on February 24th and 25th. Saturday, Feb 24 Doors 3:30pm 4pm: Canadian Badass Short Film Block 5:15pm: She Who Must Burn (Canada) presented by legendary indie Director Larry Kent with Q & A to follow. Never before screened… Continue Reading

It

It

Based on Stephen King‘s hugely popular novel IT – which has been terrifying readers for decades – director Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation became one of 2017’s breakout hits, and makes for perfect Friday Late Night Movie viewing on January 12 (if you dare…). When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents: Flatliners (1990)

The Gentlemen Hecklers Presents: Flatliners (1990)

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Netflix‘s latest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for some early-90s sci-fi with Joel Schumacher‘s FLATLINERS. Let The Gentlemen Hecklers provide you with their unique brand of live, hilarious commentary – for the best cheesy movies! Eric Fell, Patrick Maliha, and Shaun Stewart are… Continue Reading

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Following 2015’s breathtakingly original and Oscar-nominated romance THE LOBSTER, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (DOGTOOTH) and actor Colin Farrell re-team for another unusual offering, with the psychological revenge- thriller THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Farrell again stars, this time as a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole… Continue Reading

Seoul Station

Seoul Station

Directed by Sang-ho Yeon (THE KING OF PIGS, THE FAKE), the highly entertaining and socially aware animated zombie thriller SEOUL STATION is a kind of “prequel” to Yeon’s live-action horror film, the international mega-blockbuster TRAIN TO BUSAN (Korea’s highest grossing film of 2016 that also enjoyed several sold out screenings at the Rio!). SEOUL STATION… Continue Reading

The Rio Grind Film Festival: The Lodgers

The Rio Grind Film Festival: The Lodgers

Following its World Premiere at TIFF and its European Premiere as Sitges Film Festival‘s closing night film, The Rio Grind Film Festival is honoured to bring Brian O’Malley‘s (2015’s criminally under-seen LET US PREY) exquisite, sensual and chilling work of pure gothic horror, THE LODGERS, to a Vancouver audience on Sunday, November 19. Set in… Continue Reading

Dread Central Presents: The Lodgers

Dread Central Presents: The Lodgers

Following its World Premiere at TIFF and its European Premiere as Sitges Film Festival‘s closing night film, director Brian O’Malley‘s (2015’s criminally under-seen LET US PREY) exquisite, sensual and chilling work of pure gothic horror, THE LODGERS, is coming to the Rio Theatre on Friday, February 23 as part of the Dread Central Presents screening… Continue Reading

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Ross Lynch, in a breakout performance) is an awkward teenager in suburban America, struggling to… Continue Reading