Tag Archives: TADFF13

November 02

Award Winners Announced for Toronto After Dark 2013

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to announce the Award Winners of its 8th Annual Edition. As is tradition at Toronto After Dark, the Jury were the fans themselves with over 4,200 votes cast this year by festival-goers to determine the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies from the around the world! […]

October 27

Toronto After Dark Review: Big Bad Wolves

Say what you will about Quentin Tarantino, but when he speaks, film lovers listen. When Tarantino recently proclaimed Big Bad Wolves as the best film of the year (so far), the already highly anticipated film immediately became a must see title at Toronto After Dark. Regardless of what you make of his “best of…” proclamation […]

October 27

Toronto After Dark Review: Cheap Thrills

In the growing number of films to tackle the discrepancies between the haves and have-nots, Cheap Thrills takes a rather novel approach. While many films paint the wealthy as villains for simple for being rich, director E.L. Katz ponders the role that those without play as well. Through his dark comedy Katz explores the unhealthy […]

October 25

Toronto After Dark: Big Ass Spider!

There has been a growing trend recently to make schlocky films just so audiences can laugh at how bad they are. This recently culminated in a certain pop culture phenomenon involving raining sharks and one former 90210 star. The downside to the popularity of these films is that audiences often lump the good creature feature […]

October 24

Toronto After Dark Review: Solo

Having never attended summer camp myself, everything I know about the camp experience was learned through sitcoms and films like Friday the13th and Meatballs. Through these invaluable resources, I have come to the realization that camp is not one of those things I regret missing. While there have been several films that have shown the […]

October 23

Toronto After Dark Review: Stalled

It is hard not to think of a film like Shaun of the Dead when watching Stalled. Though both are UK zombie comedies they are vastly different in almost every way, most notably in regards to execution. While Stalled has a rather novel premise, it lacks the one crucial thing that Shaun of the Dead […]

October 22

Toronto After Dark Review: Odd Thomas

Based on the first novel of the popular series by Dean Koontz, Stephen Sommers’ latest film is a mystery thriller that tries to offer a hip take on the supernatural genre. Though the idea of a young detective who can see the spirits of the dead is intriguing, it is hard to shake the feeling […]

October 21

Toronto After Dark Review: Eega

Eega is a perfect example of why you should go into every film with an open mind. Reading the premise I immediately disregarded Eega as something not worth my time. It was a momentary lapse into the realm of film snobbery, I will admit it. Thankfully, I decided to ignore my first instinct and take […]

October 20

Toronto After Dark Review: Bounty Killer

After entertaining Toronto After Dark audiences with his science fiction comedy The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu back in 2010, director Henry Saine returns with his unique blend of humor and gunfire. This time around Saine turns his gaze on something far more evil than a sea monster…corporate greed. Taking cues from post-apocalyptic genre films, […]

October 19

Toronto After Dark Review: The Battery

I am little hesitant to call The Battery one of the best zombie films to be released in years for a few reasons. I will be the first to admit that, while having watched my fair share of films about the undead, I do not claim to be an aficionado on the subject. I have […]

October 19

Toronto After Dark Review: We Are What We Are

After screening at Cannes and Sundance, Jim Mickle’s latest film, We Are What We Are, finally gets a chance to terrify Toronto audiences. Based on the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Mickle’s adaptation is an eerie look at the horrors that can come from misguided religious beliefs. The film centers around The Parkers, […]

October 01

Toronto After Dark Announces 2013 Lineup

Toronto After Dark Film Festival, one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies, officially unveiled its complete 2013 lineup featuring 20 incredible screenings over nine nights this Oct 17-25, 2013! Anton Yelchin, Liev Schreiber, Willem Dafoe, David Koechner, Sara Paxton, Stephen Sommers, Jim Mickle and Bobcat Goldthwait are just […]