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DEDfest X

  • Oct 17, 18, 19 & 20 (2017) @ 7pm
  • Oct 21 & 22 (2017) @ 2pm

DEDfest is Western Canada’s wildest genre film festival! Now entering its TENTH year, DEDfest promise to celebrate a decade of dangerous cinema with a mayhem-packed event that will rock the pillars of heaven and earth! 

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

  • Oct 22 (2017) @ 3pm

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Journey Towards Reconciliation

  • Oct 23 (2017) @ 7pm

In 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission held seven national events across the country to gather testimony from former students of residential schools. A group of Indigenous youth explored reconciliation in their own territory to document their own personal journey towards reconciliation. 


  • Oct 13 (2017) @ 7pm
  • Oct 14 (2017) @ 4:30pm
  • Oct 15 (2017) @ 7:15pm
  • Oct 23 (2017) @ 9:30pm

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

Pride Denied

  • Oct 24 (2017) @ 7pm

Pride Denied examines the ways that LGBTQ2S+ Pride celebrations have been coopted by corporations and the state while making a compelling case for returning to the radical roots of the queer liberation movement through progressive political activism and grassroots community support.

Gateway: The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (1973)

  • Oct 24 (2017) @ 9:30pm

When young Regan starts acting odd—levitating, speaking in tongues—her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil and makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert to help with the difficult job.


  • Oct 25 (2017) @ 7pm

"Even in the future nothing works," blusters Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet in Mel Brooks's hilarious sci-fi spoof Spaceballs. The fine folks at CJSR FM 88.5 aim for a future in which their radio equipment keeps working for a while.

Libera Nos (Deliver Us)

  • Oct 25 & 30 (2017) @ 9:30pm
  • Oct 29 (2017) @ 4pm

This documentary looks at the psychology underlying the continued practice of exorcism and people's issues of everyday life, and the contrasts between ancient traditions and modern habits.

Strange Canada: Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

  • Oct 26 (2017) @ 7pm

This version of the perennially popular story stars Johnny W. Chang as the titular Count and shifts the focus of the story to xenophobia. Full of the silent era flair that Maddin excels at, Dracula seems like a film forgotten by time.

SOLD OUT - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Oct 26 (2017) @ 9:30pm
  • Oct 28 (2017) @ 10pm

The all-time weird and wonderful cult favourite returns. The adventure begins where it always does, as newly engaged Brad and Janet encounter car trouble in rainy weather. When they stop to look for help, they find themselves at the castle of the charming transvestite, Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Quote-A-Long Beetlejuice

  • Oct 27 (2017) @ 7pm

“These aren’t my rules.  Come to think of it, I don’t have any rules.” In just 17 minutes of screen time, Michael Keaton creates a shock-comic-slash-bioexorcist that anchors this deliciously absurd comedy that shows us that, even in death, we can’t escape the things that annoy us.  Come shout out your favourite lines, scream in all the right places, and calypso with us in the wildest dinner party scene of the 1980’s.  DAY-O!

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

  • Oct 27 (2017) @ 9:30pm

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. Problems arise when a gang of bikers invades the mall, and the survivors have to battle against them as well as the zombies.

Family: Ghostbusters (1984)

  • Oct 28 (2017) @ 2pm

After the members of a team of scientists lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to wage a high-tech battle against the supernatural for money.

Day of the Dead (1985)

  • Oct 28 (2017) @ 7pm

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. When the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, they banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker.

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