Toronto After Dark Film Festival

TADFF 2010
The Last Exorcism Review

Classics do a lot of good, but that good is typically exhausted in one fell swoop. Plus that bit of good is usually exclusive to the classic itself. This reigns especially true in horror, where one good thing leads to endless, terrible others. The Exorcist is regarded as one of the most effective and poignant […]

TADFF 2010
Heartless Review

British artist Philip Ridley has only directed three feature films in his career. I must confess that I am not familiar with his first two films, The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon, but everyone I’ve talked to says they are strange and disturbing experiences. With that in mind, I went into Ridley’s […]

TADFF 2010
Rubber Review

I was ecstatic when I found out a year ago that Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr. Oizo) was going to be making a film. His history as an electro artist and music video director from an era of bar none the greatest music videos, which at the time had stations to play on, opened up a […]

TADFF 2010
Black Death Review

Can I just start by saying how metal that title is? What a rockin’ black metal name for a film. I know, I know, it’s just a synonym for one of history’s most infamous plagues, one which only make our excessive paranoia over swine flu and SARS seem like meagre whining (not to mention that […]

TADFF 2010
RoboGeisha Review

When a new film is being made by the same group who gave us the camp hits Tokyo Gore Police and Machine Girl, the purchase of your ticket is like an informal contract that you are basically down with whatever is about to happen for the next feature-length amount of time. No matter what. However, […]

TADFF 2010
Centurion Review

When British director Neil Marshall isn’t making excellent horror films like Dog Soldiers and The Descent, he is making action movies. Fairly mediocre action movies. His last attempt at the action genre, the post-apocalyptic Doomsday, was both a critical and financial failure. Which was why I was skeptical about Marshall’s next crack at the action […]

TADFF 2010
Alien vs. Ninja Review

How often does a film truly deliver on its premise? The very title of Alien vs. Ninja makes a promise to the audience that aliens and ninjas will go head-to-head in the film. Now I know what you’re thinking: this is a Japanese b-movie, surely there is a musical number or some boring melodrama getting […]

TADFF 2010
HIGH School Review

Toronto After Dark is always full of pleasant surprises. Having only seen this rather enigmatic trailer for HIGH School, I really had no idea what to expect. I was vaguely aware that the movie had been well received at Sundance earlier this year, but beyond that I knew nothing. That’s probably the best way to […]

Toronto After Dark Announces Film Lineup

The 2010 Toronto After Dark Film Festival has just announced their lineup of films for this year. The fest runs from August 13 – 20 and features the best horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from around the world. They have some truly awesome, strange and ridiculous films playing this year, so don’t miss it! […]

Toronto After Dark Review:
The Forbidden Door

The Forbidden Door‘s protagonist is not a starving artist, but a prosperous one learning that success can be just as torturous.  The film opens on him sipping champagne while denying an art collector one of his gallery pieces, as it has already sold.  The first few shots inside the art gallery give an initial impression […]

Toronto After Dark Review: Strigoi

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival wrapped up this past Friday, the fest played some of the best genre films from around the world.  One film in particular seems poised to become the sleeper hit of the fest: Strigoi, the debut film from director Faye Jackson.  An eccentric and extremely black comedy, Strigoi is set […]

Toronto After Dark: Highlights So Far

The 2009 Toronto After Dark Film Festival is in full swing at the Bloor Cinema.  This year’s fest has it all: Horror, action, science fiction and thrillers are all represented.  It all kicked off on August 14th with Black Dynamite and ends on the 21st, this Friday, with the zombie-baby flick Grace.  Here is a […]

Toronto After Dark Film Fest Starts This Friday

The fourth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins this Friday at The Bloor Cinema.  Showcasing the best in sci-fi, horror and action film from around the world, the festival runs from August 14th – 21st. From the Official Toronto After Dark Presser: The Toronto premiere of the hotly anticipated Halloween spookfest Trick R’ Treat […]

Toronto After Dark Film Fest: Full Lineup Announced

The full schedule for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival was released a few days ago.  Ten more titles have been announced, in addition to the eight films that were announced earlier this month.  Among the films added to the schedule is the Norwegian Nazi-Zombie movie Dead Snow and the awesome looking faux-blaxploitation film Black […]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Announces First 8 Titles

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival showcases the best in horror, cult and sci-fi films from around the world.  The festival has announced the first 8 titles on this year’s schedule, and there are some great ones. Trick ‘R’ Treat (Dir. Michael Dougherty, USA) Grace (Dir. Paul Solet, Canada) Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Dir. […]