The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film, by Xavier Mendik, Phillip Escott, and Ernest Mathijs, is a film study of the Canadian horror film scene. An analysis with its protagonists exploring influences, history and tradition within this genre.
441 Films and Cine-excess are diving into an important horror topic in feature length documentary, The Quiet Revolution: State, Society and the Canadian Horror Film, which has started its film festival run including a win already at the Indie Suspense Horror Sci-fi Film Festival for 1st Place Documentary Feature.
“The Quiet Revolution considers how social, political and cultural tensions within differing Canadian territories have shaped national horror film traditions from the 1960s until the present day,” explains the press release. “The first part of the documentary considers the social transitions in 1960s and 1970s Quebecois culture that influenced a new range of controversial horror productions and sub-genres pioneered by filmmakers such as David Cronenberg (Shivers, Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome) and William Fruet (Death Weekend, The House by the Lake, Spasms)
“The documentary also considers the territorial shifts in horror cinema production from Quebec to other regions such as Toronto and Vancouver during the 1990s,” they add. “The documentary concludes by profiling contemporary female directors such as the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Rabid), Nyla Innuksuk (Slash/Back) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Into the Dark: Culture Shock), whose work challenges the boundaries of gender, sexuality and national identity in Canadian horror cinema.”
Source: Brad Miska, https://bloody-disgusting.com/
The Quiet Revolution Cast:
Gigi Saul Guerrero
Film Trailer: https://bit.ly/2DkTWja
SITGES, October 8-18: https://bit.ly/34TmrP1
Nightmares Film Festival, October 21-25: https://bit.ly/36McTrl
Ontario International Film Festival, October 16-25: https://bit.ly/33HoqGM
Ernest’s Profile: http://bit.ly/2TGFLt3