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Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2014
Friday, November 28th at 7:00pm EST - Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Online sale ends: 11/27/14 at 6:00pm EST
Carlton Cinemas
20 Carlton St
Toronto, M5B 2H5
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Blood in the Snow (BITS) is the only festival in the world celebrating the best in contemporary Canadian horror filmmaking. Taking place over the weekend on November 28th to the 30th, 2014 at the Carlton in Toronto ON, the festival shows a wide variety of World, Canadian and Toronto Premieres of features and shorts with most of the filmmakers in attendance. The festival also includes of a full vendor village of unique items wanted by every horror fan.

Berkshire County – Friday November 28th 7:00pm CANADIAN PREMIERE
                                  Friday November 28 9:45

Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night.  When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie's night transforms into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game.  She must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive the night.
Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/106334604

with Serpent’s Lullaby TORONTO PREMIERE

Rumors of a secret garden in her backyard where her children are buried. Some think she is simply a grieving widowed mother seeking solitude. Others believe she's a cold-blooded monster. When the empty baby’s crib in her home and her lost love become too much for her to bare she makes a decision that will change the course of her story.

BITS Short Film Showcase – Friday November 28th 9:30pm 
                                                 Saturday November 29 7:15
Last year’s highly popular primetime shorts program returns with a new two hour program of the best in new Canadian genre shorts.


A young woman (Caleigh Le Grand) is losing patience while waiting for a meeting, but things may not be what they seem.


Malleus Maleficarum TORONTO PREMIERE

A small town's religious beliefs have pushed them back to the dark ages. Halloween has morphed into a modern-day witch-hunt, victims sold like fireworks for the public to dispose of. Thought of as a method to purge evil from society on the day it is considered most powerful, one young man has other plans. Despite trying his hardest to follow in his family's fundamentalist footsteps, his morals are pushed to their limits and something has to give. In this tale of teen rebellion, the stakes are as high as they get. Prepare for Exodus.



A young talented director on a location scout in the abandoned psychiatric hospital of a rural community inadvertently awakens the ghost of a tormented soul seeking retribution. Winner at Fantasia 2014 for “Best Emerging Talent”.

Teaser link: https://vimeo.com/99409805



A blood splattered horror-comedy that knows relationships can be messy. Sometimes a new coat of paint is all that's needed to fix it.



30 years in the future we find Richter, a well off man haunted by the loss of his wife. Worried about his health, Richter’s business firm sends a companion Android to help him transition and get well. The Android starts to realize something is not right, and that something or someone is in the woods.


Trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LTiojt6-qU



Massacre at Femur Creek TORONTO PREMIERE

Set in the summer of 1984, this is a retro-inspired slasher comedy about three good friends who embark on a camping trip to the mythical Femur Creek, only to come face to face with a knife wielding maniac bent on blood shed.


Trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI4hANVHPP0




Greater Than is a twisted romantic tale played to a seedy crime backdrop. It's also horror story where love itself is the monster. As the characters fall for each other, each selfless gesture initiates disaster. Their all-consuming passion gives way to a nihilistic free fall.

Trailer link: http://vimeo.com/99872167

Queen of Blood – Saturday November 29th 4pm TORONTO PREMIERE

A thematic and stylistic follow-up to Chris Alexander’s first film, the award-winning experimental psychodrama Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood sees vampire Irina (Shauna Henry) reborn as a “vampiric” plague, a force of nature whose destiny is to lay waste to a fever dream vision of the Wild West. Drawing her victims to her like insects to bright lights, Irina drains their blood through her fingertips while setting her sights on a pregnant widow (Carrie Gemmell), a woman who might hold the key to Irina’s fate. Nivek Ogre of the band SKINNY PUPPY also stars as a mad preacher, dangerously obsessed with Irina whom he sees as an act of God. 
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HqkGjcTMDA


A man goes to a potential employer's house one evening only to find out that the job started as soon as he got in the house...

Ejecta – Saturday November 29th 7:00pm TORONTO PREMIERE

EJECTA is the story of two men who witness an unexplainable event in the atmosphere on the eve of a historic solar storm and must survive a terrifying life form that's hunting them. An anonymous group will stop at nothing to unearth the truth behind what happened that night to the men and prove to the world that we were never alone in the universe.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMTWQWK5pQ4

Uncommon Enemies
dir. Alex Hatz

A hard-boiled US Sergeant and a chatterbox Nazi are forced to team up to destroy a sexy, French, damsel Vampire in war torn France. The film stars Michael Cram (Flashpoint) and Melanie Scrofano (Saw VI, Manson) with special FX work by Steven Dawley (Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Silent Hill).

 Bloody Knuckles – Saturday November 29th 9:30pm TORONTO PREMIERE

Travis is an underground comic book artist with a penchant for the obscene. When one of his comics offends a Chinatown crime boss, the gangster punishes Travis by removing his drawing hand. A daunted Travis retreats into a life of alcoholic misery. That is, until his hand returns from the grave...


With O Come All Ye Zombies TORONTO PREMIERE

Your favourite zombies are gathered around the dinner table for a Holiday feast when mayhem ensues and they learn a little about the meaning of Christmas.


Teddy Bomb Saturday November 29th 11:59pm TORONTO PREMIERE

TEDDY BOMB is the story of a beer delivery boy named Christian who stumbles upon a ticking time bomb that also happens to be a sentient stuffed animal: A talking teddy bear that can melt your face off. He can't get rid of it, he can't go to the police, and there's no way in hell he can turn it off. All he can do is hope to find a solution before the bomb decides his head would look better sprayed across the ceiling. To add insult to injury, the bomb's original owners want their property back and they'll decapitate, gut and eviscerate everyone that gets in their way. Whether Christian diffuses the bear or not – it's guaranteed that things will end in one big bloody bang.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y0ftdLKN1w&list=UUU--Plq5m6SwSIym-L7U3XQ

with No Pets Allowed TORONTO PREMIERE


As a young child Rebecca was traumatized by her Father's cruel way of dealing with the animals she brought home. As an adult she still has a great love for animals but the pets she has are quite unusual.


Heinous Acts Sunday November 30th 2pm WORLD PREMIERE
A small town police force has examined some of the most unspeakable acts imaginable. When their file clerk breaks into the records room late at night to impress the new cleaning girl, he tells her the stories behind four of the most heinous crimes ever investigated.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc9OeR1UjUk

With Trick or Treat WORLD PREMIERE

A man battling loneliness grapples with a potentially life-altering decision

Kingdom Come - Sunday November 30th 4pm NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
                                Sunday November 30 7:00pm
A group of strangers wake up in an abandoned hospital to find themselves stalked by a supernatural force with sinister intentions.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd1oWMmYHfk

With Domestic Blood WORLD PREMIERE


John wakes up to find his girlfriend, Sara, dead on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night. Upon calling an ambulance, the 'fun' begins.

Black Mountain Side - Sunday November 30th 6:45 TORONTO PREMIERE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

                                       Sunday November 30th 4:15

Black Mountain Side follows a group of archaeologists after they uncover a strange structure in Northern Canada, dating over ten thousand years before the present. The team finds themselves isolated when their communication systems fail and it is not long before they begin to feel the effects of the solitude.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2JmjCioya4
with The Resurrections of Clarence Neveldine WORLD PREMIERE

THE RESURRECTIONS OF CLARENCE NEVELDINE gives us an unsettling glimpse into the life of “The Final Girl” as she deals with the trauma of that notorious night and the mysterious figure that haunts her.

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7:00pm to 9:00pm
Doors open at 7:00pm

BITS Festival Pass: $65.00
Berkshire County 1st: $11.00
Berkshire County 2nd: $11.00
BITS Short Film Showcase 1: $11.00
BITS Short Film Showcase 2: $11.00
Queen of Blood: $11.00
Ejecta: $11.00
Bloody Knuckles: $11.00
Teddy Bomb: $11.00
Kingdom Come 1: $11.00
Kingdom Come 2: $11.00
Black Mountain Side 1: $11.00
Black Mountain Side 2: $11.00
Heinous Acts: $11.00
BITS Seminar: Surviving the festival and distribut: $4.00
Saturday Day Pass: $30.00


Carlton Cinemas<br> 20 Carlton St<br> Toronto, M5B 2H5