The 9th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night! Set for another year of chills and thrills, the festival has brought its share of memorable genre films to local cinephiles. Films such as Black Dynamite, Big Bad Wolves, Rubber, and The Last Exorcism have all had their Toronto premieres at the festival. Here are five titles we are especially excited to see at this year’s festival:
From the delirious mind of writer Tony Burgess (Pontypool) comes a stunning horror fantasy about a washed-up grave keeper (Stephen McHattie) hired to supervise a portal to hell!
Screens: Friday, October 17, 7:00 PM
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
A deserving Special Jury Award winner at Sundance, do not miss this one-of-a-kind hypnotic tale about a Japanese girl so convinced that the Coen Brothers’ movie Fargo is real that she buys a plane ticket to America to go in search of the hidden money buried in the film.
Screens: Monday, October 20, 9:30 PM
A riveting sci-fi crime thriller in the mould of Looper about a time-travelling agent (Ethan Hawke), tasked with stopping crimes before they’re committed!
Screens: Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 PM
An award-winning new sci-fi thriller about three friends whose lives get dangerously altered when they discover a camera that shows them pictures of their future.
Screens: Tuesday, October 21, 9:30 PM
Toronto After Dark 2014 closes with the scary horror sensation of the year, The Babadook, about a single mother and her young boy being terrified by a dark presence in their home, unleashed after they read a creepy children’s pop-up book.
Screens: Friday, October 24, 9:30 PM
Ticket for these films and the other titles screening at the festival can be found at the Toronto After Dark website.