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The Revenant (Film Review)

20 August 2009 12:54 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

For a critic like me, who is not only a serious lover of horror but of films in general, watching The Revenant is a genuine pleasure. Written and directed by Phantasm sequel FX wizard D. Kerry Prior, the film—which had its Canadian premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival this past Sunday after a spirited Zombie Walk up Bathurst Street—has been enjoying much International fest love this year, winning awards and picking up a cult of fans. And rightfully so: This is a brilliant, sophisticated horror/comedy that manages to play within a familiar framework while deftly defying clichés at every turn.

Iraq war vet Bart (HeroesDavid Anders) returns from the East in a body bag, much to the dismay of his girlfriend Janet (Louise Griffiths) and slovenly best friend Joey (Chris Wylde, channeling Michael Keaton). But although the picture begins at Bart’s funeral and »

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