Snoot Entertainment is a production company established by Jessica Wu and Keith Calder, and alongside the highly anticipated The Devil's Candy coming to Midnight Madness this September, Snoot has some well-loved genre flicks on its resume. These are just a few of our favourites!
Dude Bro Party Massacre III
Cited as an example of "machismo feminism," which is a term that still makes me giggle with joy, this film is a love-letter to 80's movies, following a group of frat-brothers who are hunted by the malevolent Motherface.
V/H/S/2 - Segments "Tape 49" and "Phase I Clinical Trials"
Tape 49 is the framed story throughout this second instalment in the anthology series V/H/S, which follows two private investigators who search for a missing boy named Kyle. The next segment "Phase 1 Clinical Trials" follows Herman, who after a car accident underwent experimental ocular trials, but his robotic eye begins to malfunction and he is exposed to a terrifying supernatural world, not visible to human eyes alone.
This Midnight Madness alumni film closed the series last year, following a soldier who appears on the doorstep of the Peterson family and claims that he is a friend of their deceased son. After he arrives, several deaths begin to occur that all link back to him.
Family get-togethers can sometimes be a bit of a hassle - but nothing is quite as stressful as the Davison family gets together and soon after finds themselves under attack of animal-masked
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Although it's not a Snoot film per se, Keith Calder produced this film following the sweet-as-sugar orphan named Mandy, who on one night where she follows her newfound friends to a party, is the prize of all the boys who compete among themselves to try and sleep with her. That night, a hooded stranger attacks someone, and it is just one of several depraved attacks on the party-goers.
If The Devil's Candy leaves you wanting much more Snoot in your life, be sure to check out the latest from Charlie Kaufman, playing during this festival season at TIFF. This film is a stop-motion style story about a man who is consumed by monotony.
THE DEVIL'S CANDY screens:
Sun, Sept 13, 11:59 PM RYERSON
Tue, Sept 15, 6:45 PM SCOTIABANK
Sat, Sept 19, 1:15 PM SCOTIABANK
Tue, Sept 15, 9:30 PM PRINCESS OF WALES
Wed, Sept. 16, 11:00 AM ELGIN/WINTER GARDEN THEATRE VISA SCREENING ROOM
Sat, Sept. 19, 6:15 PM ELGIN/WINTER GARDEN THEATRE VISA SCREENING ROOM