"I would say that we were, for a while, called the Roger Cormans of Canada." --Cinepix co-founder André Link
A limited survey of the genre films made in Canada during the tax shelter era with a gaping hole at its center due to the nonparticipation of David Cronenberg. Instead, the heavy hitters are people like Link and Pierre David, who produced Cronenberg's early films, William Fruet (whose Death Weekend is sandwiched between discussions about Rabid and the Ilsa series), Dyanne Thorne, and George Mihalka (director of My Bloody Valentine, which gets a fair amount of love). The film also goes into detail about Prom Night and the original Black Christmas (cited, as it often is, as the first slasher), but gets a bit off-track by jumping forward to include things like the Ginger Snaps films and Orphan Black. Frankly, I would have rather seen a montage of clips from some of the less-than-stellar films made under the tax shelter system.