With the crush of October news stories now in full swing, we’ve been remiss in letting you know that one of our favorite film fests, Toronto After Dark, kicked off last week; but to make up for it we have the full remaining lineup to share along with some early reviews!
The 8th annual Toronto After Dark film festival begin October 17th and runs through Friday, the 25th, at Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West, in the heart of downtown Toronto. To see some early reviews of several of this year’s films, click here for our Toronto After Dark 2013 archive.
Here’s what’s still to come, beginning Monday, October 21st:
MON, OCT 21
Double SCENE Points Night!
Fans can earn twice as many movie reward points on tickets tonight!
ODD THOMAS (USA) Canadian Premiere!
Based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz. In a California desert town, a young cook (STAR TREK’s Anton Yelchin) with a unique ability to see supernatural forces at work, encounters a mysterious man with a link to a darkness that threatens to destroy the people around him. Directed by Stephen Sommers (THE MUMMY) and co-starring Willem Dafoe (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE). Screens with short film DOWN BOB
SOLO (CANADA) Toronto Premiere!
In this suspenseful horror-thriller a teenage girl finds herself terrorized when she spends two nights alone, as part of her camp counsellor initiation, on the same remote island where a camper suspiciously disappeared decades before. Stars Annie Clark (DEGRASSI: TNG) and Daniel Kash (ALIENS). Screens with short film THE HUNT
TUES, OCT 22
LAST DAYS ON MARS (UK/ IRELAND) Canadian Premiere!
An intense sci-fi horror thriller about a deadly strain of bacteria discovered in the Martian soil that begins to infect a group of astronauts, turning them one by one into blood-thirsty zombies! Stars Liev Schreiber (SCREAM), Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE) and Elias Koteas (SHUTTER ISLAND). Screens with short film THE VEHICLE
THE MACHINE (UK) Toronto Premiere!
A dark and stylish sci-fi thriller with clear nods to BLADE RUNNER about a conflicted scientific genius trying to make the perfect female android, while being funded by a secret government military program. Co-stars Caity Lotz (THE PACT) and Toby Stephens (SEVERANCE). Screens with short film NIGHT GIANT
WED, OCT 23
FOUND (USA) Toronto Premiere!
An award-winning coming of age movie about a shy, bullied 12-year-old who takes refuge in horror movies, only to see his life turn into a horror story for real when he discovers the older brother he shares the house with is a gruesome serial killer. Screens with short film LIEBE (LOVE)
EVIL FEED (CANADA) World Premiere!
Bloody, outrageous and wickedly entertaining, a one-of-a-kind horror-action-comedy about a sinister Chinese restaurant that kidnaps martial artists off the streets, forces them to fight to the death, and then serves the loser up for dinner to paying guests! Screens with short film BEASTS OF THE REAL WORLD
THU, OCT 24
WILLOW CREEK (USA) Toronto Premiere Co-hosted with Rue Morgue Cinemacabre Movie NIghts!
A scary found footage film from acclaimed filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (GOD BLESS AMERICA) about a young couple obsessed with tracking down Bigfoot, and finding the exact location where the famous 1967 footage of the creature walking in the woods was shot. Screens with short film THE LAMP
BANSHEE CHAPTER (USA/Germany) North American Premiere!
A scary horror thriller about a young reporter in search of her missing friend, last seen experimenting with the same mind-altering drugs used by the CIA in the 1950s. Screens with short film MASTER
FRI, OCT 25
CHEAP THRILLS (USA) Toronto Premiere!
In this award-winning, outrageous, darkly funny and shocking thriller in the mould of BREAKING BAD, a recently unemployed dad, trys to pay off his debts by performing an increasingly risky series of dares for a wealthy thrill-seeking couple. Co-stars David Koechner (ANCHORMAN) and Sara Paxton (THE INNKEEPERS). Screens with short film REMEMBER ME
BIG BAD WOLVES (ISRAEL) Toronto Premiere and Closing Gala!
A brilliantly constructed, award-winning, gripping crime thriller that deftly blends elements of horror and dark comedy. Two police officers kidnap a suspected brutal serial killer so they can carry out their own private interrogation in the woods. The twists and turns that follow will have you guessing whose side you should be on right up until the very end! Screens with short film CORVUS
All Festival Screenings RESTRICTED to Adults 18+, Pub After Dark Nightly socials 19+.
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