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Montreal Dead End (2018)

-Montreal, Quebec, Canada. What is this greenish smoke creeping into the streets? No matter what is the odious evil infecting each neighborhood, there's no way out is possible. Does the ... See full summary »

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Yohann Thiou (original idea), Mathieu Lorain Dignard (segment) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Guy Jodoin
Marco Collin Marco Collin
Mirianne Brûlé
Lise Roy
Carmen Sylvestre
Richardson Zéphir ... Le Baron de Montréal Nord (segment "Le Gardien")
Mathieu Lorain Dignard ... Le cultiste survivant (segment "Le Gardien")
Sarah Dagenais
Pierre-François Bouffard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie-Michèle Boutet Marie-Michèle Boutet
Antoni Castonguay-Harvey
Edmund Coates Edmund Coates ... L'homme qui mange (segment "Le Gardien")
Jérémie Earp-Lavergne Jérémie Earp-Lavergne ... Andrew l'archiviste (segment "Le Gardien")
Rémi Fréchette Rémi Fréchette ... Témoin homme (segment "Le Gardien")
Jean-François Garceau
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-Montreal, Quebec, Canada. What is this greenish smoke creeping into the streets? No matter what is the odious evil infecting each neighborhood, there's no way out is possible. Does the salute of Montreal rest on the shoulders of this "guardian" newly arrived in the city? Montreal Dead End is a collaborative feature film composed of fifteen segments. One segment per neighborhood. One neighborhood per filmmaker, delivering his part of the story. Eighteen filmmakers contributed to this horrific fresco, carried by the interpretation of more than 90 actors and actresses and the know-how of more than 200 film artisans. From a threatening shadow in downtown to a sensual but deadly encounter, in the Village Gay through a game of cat and mouse on Mount Royal, the Quebec metropolis will be, for a day , prey to terror and horror. Welcome to Montreal. No way out is possible.

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-Prix du public, meilleur long métrage, au Festival Frissons du Nord de Chicoutimi, (Québec, Canada), en 2018. See more »

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18 (!) directors thought THIS was a good idea?
9 April 2018 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

I was always very fond of horror anthologies, but that was back in the days when they were limited to only 3-4 segments and filmed by only 1-3 competent directors. Since a couple years, however, we are witnessing the rather annoying trend that horror anthologies are becoming large assortments of mini-tales (barely a few minutes) that are directed by young and often very inexperienced and untalented people. Some examples here are "The ABC's of Death", "V/H/S", "The Profane Exhibit", and unfortunately you can also add "Montreal Dead End" to this list. I say 'unfortunately' because I have a lot of sympathy for Canadian horror cinema and I really wanted to like this. Also, I was attending the world-premiere of "Montreal Dead End" at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival and I always feel somewhat guilt-ridden if I must be the first person to write negative comments about a film.

But I can't lie about it, "Montréal Dead End" regrettably was a sore disappointment and I often found myself rolling my eyes in the cinema or felt a surrogate sense of embarrassment during most of the little segments. 18 Canadian-born directors, most of them completely unknown, put together 15 short tales that each take place in a different district of Montreal. There's a very thin red line connecting all the tales, namely that the strange events are occurring ever since fiendish green smoke inexplicably emerged out of a hole in the asphalt. None of the stories are truly good or even memorable. A handful of segments are tolerable, like the one with the female jogger in the park (obviously a homage to "The Evil Dead") or the one with the young couple meandering through the streets unaware of the recent zombie outbreak, but most them are just downright dumb, infantile and boring. I found the story with the murderous vegetables the absolute low point, but admittedly I already can't remember many of the others. Rémi Fréchette, one of the directors and present at BIFFF, explained how each filmmaker collected approximately $200 for his/her segment. The lack of budget clearly shows as well, through pitiable special effects, poor editing and amateurish acting performances.


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7 April 2018 (Belgium) See more »

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