The 8th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival countdown has begun! The movie line up has been announced, and we are a couple of weeks away!! 19 great films selected and screened on theme nights for crazy horror fans like myself, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve got my all-access pass, and plan to see as many films as I can this year, but here are some of my top picks:
I am really excited for the Opening Night’s film We Are What We Are, directed by Jim Mickle. I’ve seen the original 2010 Mexican film about a gruesome family secret, and can’t wait to see Mickle’s interpretation. Director of Stakeland and Mulberry Street, I think he is smart and has a great eye, so I am over the moon that I get to see his latest contribution at my favourite film festival!
Eega, an entry from India, is another film I’m looking forward to. As a diehard fan of Bollywood films, this looks like a cool sci-fi man vs. fly addition to the line up on Bug Night. I also can’t wait to see the Zombie Appreciation Night films, Stalled and The Battery, and check out all the zombies in attendance. I don’t think this festival would be complete without Stephen McHattie, who co-stars in the sewage filled Septic Man, one of the features on Gross-Out Night. He is Canadian horror royalty in my eyes, and I hope he makes it out to the screening.
The Canadian short films that will be screened before each feature are always a treat and bring new directors to the spotlight. Add the Shorts After Dark screening, where short films from around the world will be showcased, and you have the inside scoop on up and coming talent.
If you are looking for a great festival with unique genre films, Toronto After Dark Film Festival should be at the top of your list. And now with the Scotiabank Theatre as the new venue, it will be hard to stay away with the great seating and central location.
Check out the full line up here, along with Toronto After Dark Film Festival trailers, ticket prices and general info for this year.