I’ve been Sundancing for 7 years now and while this was a particularly strong year for the festival, it was not a strong year for genre films.
The genre of SciFi in particular has provided us with some of the most creative, arresting images of where the future may take us, whether it’s fantastically removed from our current life (still waiting on those flying cars) or disturbingly relatable to the world as it is today. Both avenues offer fascinating insight into what is possible or even probable.
What’s surprising is that even with some of the usual modern rom-com conventions we’ve come to expect and SciFi elements, the film doesn’t lose focus on its emotionally involving core. Both versions of Todd have hurt people in their orbit in significant ways, and each one will need to travel to another plane of existence to try and set things right.
So what do you get when you take THE FRIGHTENERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, and contemporary irreverent humor and blend it together? You get DEADTECTIVES!
Chi — like many sex robots including Quin in 2050 — are programmed to be exactly how the owner wants them to be and...If that is the case, then how is it really a romance story if it's already in their code? The point of a romance is to see the two come together, to watch them deal with their differences and become two people in love. Where’s the fun in watching a man fall in love with a being that he programs to be perfect for him and follow his every command and wish?
We had a chance to chat with Timothy Foia, the co-writer of DOE. The film has its Texas premiere Wednesday October 17 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse.
Outreach Director, Tessa Morrison here reporting my findings from the press party for House of Torment. I attended with fellow horror hounds from Blood Over Texas and we got the behind-the-scenes tour of the new haunts.