Toronto After Dark
Ever wish you lived in Canada? And we’re not talking about politics or health care here. We talking about movies! Once you take a look at the final lineup for the 2011 Toronto After Dark film fest, you’ll be packing your bags for the Great White North for sure!
From the Press Release:
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is THRILLED to officially announce its FINAL WAVE of exciting new Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, and Cult feature film selections that will screen at the festival’s 6th annual event this October 20-27, 2011, all having minimum Toronto Premieres, and in some cases World Premieres!
The final lineup includes a number of hugely buzzed genre movies including the Closing Gala Film, the scary supernatural tale and festival circuit hit, THE INNKEEPERS, from acclaimed horror filmmaker Ti West (HOUSE OF THE DEVIL)! Fans will be also be delighted to hear that Toronto After Dark has programmed the Sundance sensation THE WOMAN, an outrageous new horror film from Lucky McKee (MAY), about a suburban family that decides to ‘domesticate’ a woman found living in the wild!
The festival is also thrilled to announced two WORLD Premieres, which added to a title announced last month, FATHER’S DAY, brings the total number of world debuts at Toronto After Dark 2011 to a record three! First off, the World Premiere of WAR OF THE DEAD, a thrilling new war movie with an undead twist, will delight both zombie and action movie fans with its masses of undead hordes terrifying a group of soldiers trying to complete a secret mission during World War II. While fans of dark and edgy superhero films like KICK-ASS will go nuts when they get to be the first in the world to catch sight of VS, which sees a despicable super-villain (James Remar best known as DEXTER’s dad) forcing a group of young costumed crusaders, including Lucas Till (Havok from X-MEN FIRST CLASS) into playing a series of impossible-to-win games where the penalty for losing is… death!
Vampire lovers should sink their fangs into MIDNIGHT SON, a dark and gritty look at a young man’s descent into the world of drinking blood, while dark sci-fi fans should check out THE CORRIDOR, an award-winning new film about a disturbing energy force discovered in a remote forest by a group of friends on their winter vacation, and the dark implications it has for them all!
Those looking for more light-hearted fare should check out the Canadian Premiere of MANBORG, an hysterically lo-fi but fun homage to cult sci-fi action films of the 80s like ROBOCOP and the THE TERMINATOR. Meanwhile festival circuit hit crowd-pleaser SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE adds healthy doses of black comedy to its serial killer horror, and features a wonderful, eclectic cast that includes cult film icons Karen Black and ROCKY HORROR’s Barry Bostwick!
Finally, for pure adrenaline-rush seekers, Toronto After Dark has booked the supernatural horror film ABSENTIA, possibly the most chilling new horror film of the year, and the award-winning new mountain climbing dark thriller, A LONELY PLACE TO DIE, which has drawn favourable comparisons to another thrilling and chilling film from Britain, that wowed fans a few years ago, THE DESCENT!
Check out all the available trailers for the Toronto After Dark lineup at the fest’s YouTube page here. The final festival schedule, including the short films lineup and advance box office for buying individual screening tickets, will be available starting October 4th.
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