Welcome to a special edition of The Zeroes: Best and Worst of the Decade! This time, we celebrate the thriving genre movie scene in Cinephobia Radio's home base of Toronto, Onterrible, Canada.
In recent years, this city has emerged as an epicentre of genre film appreciation, due in large part to the work of the contributors featured on this episode. They represent organisations that, while based in Toronto, Onterrible, have had a far reaching, international impact on the culture of cult cinema.
We're back to once again scale the sublime cinematic heights and plunder the dreck-strewn depths of the decade known as 'The Zeroes.'
And when I say, Attack of the Chones, I'm not necessarily referring to myself or any of the contributors. I just couldn't resist riffing on what was easily one of the worst films of the past decade, if not of all time.
IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES
It was the first decade of the 21st Century and now it's gone, just like a stream of cat atoms flying through space. But like many of you, I'm still not sure what to call it. Was it 'The 2000's,' 'The Noughts' or 'The Noughties?' Personally, I think a more fitting moniker is 'The Zeroes!'
Back in March of 2009, I sat down with Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner from iconic Canadian thrash metal band Anvil and the subjects of one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made: Anvil! The Story of Anvil, a film truly a lifetime in the making.