Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright is revealing his quirky taste in films to Toronto audiences.
Wright, best known for his hit Shaun of the Dead, will introduce two of his favourite films, Army of Darkness and Team America: World Police, at the Bloor Cinema this Sunday as part of a screening series entitled The Wright Stuff.
The screening will also feature a conversation with the films' cinematographer, Bill Pope.
Army of Darkness is a comedy-horror film directed by Sam Raimi and is the third installment in the Evil Dead franchise. It stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a store employee who finds himself in the Middle Ages fighting the undead.
Another comedy, Team America: World Police is written by the creators of the popular animated series South Park. The film, which features a cast of marionettes, is a parody on big budget films, stereotypes and American politics. It focuses on Team America who must stop terrorists from performing evil acts.
Both films reflect the comedic undertone and gore Wright depicts in his own films.
Wright's series first began in late February with a double bill of his two hit comedies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. He next featured Don McKellar's Last Night and David Cronenberg's The Brood.
"[They are] two of my favorite Canadian films," Wright wrote on his blog.
In his blog, Wright also stated that Cronenberg's The Brood inspired him to do Shaun of the Dead.
The Brood is a 1979 Canadian horror film that focuses on an unconventional psychotherapist who uses a strange technique on his patients that causes them to physically change. The Chicago Film Critics Association listed the film as one of the 100 scariest movies of all time.
Wright is currently in Toronto shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring Michael Cera,
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is based on the popular graphic novel series and focuses on a boy named Scott Pilgrim who tries to woo a girl while battling her seven evil ex-boyfriends.
The film is slated to be released sometime next year.