Horror Highlights of the Upcoming Canadian Film Fest

Horror Highlights of the Upcoming Canadian Film FestFantasia may get most of the attention, but the Canadian Film Fest is another annual event put on by our neighbors to the north devoted to the celebration, promotion, and advancement of filmmaking - only their focus is strictly on homegrown Canadian talent.

One of the most fun showcases of filmmaking talent in the country, the Canadian Film Fest is back with a vengeance this year at Toronto's Royal Cinema running March 28th-31st.

Best of all for horror fans is the news that three new Canadian genre films made the final cut, including dark thriller BELOW ZERO (Thursday, March 29th, 9.55pm), horror chiller THE UNLEASHED (Friday, March 30th, 9.55pm) and Closing Gala zombie comedy A LITTLE BIT ZOMBIE (Saturday, March 31st, 9pm). There's also a number of new Canadian sci-fi shorts playing.

Below Zero Synopsis
Directed By Justin Thomas Ostensen
Written By Signe Olynyk
Cast: Edward Furlong, Michael Berryman, Kristin Booth, Sadie Madu
Will Be In Attendance: Kristin Booth
'Jack the Hack', a less than average but once successful screenwriter, faces writer's block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack's script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack 'just a hack'?

Below Zero, One of the Horror Highlights of the Upcoming Canadian Film Fest

The Unleashed Synopsis
Directed By Manuel H. DaSilva
Written By Diane DaSilva & L.A. Lopes
Cast: Trisha Echeverria, Jessica Salgueiro, Colin Paradine, Caroline Williams, Malcolm McDowell
Will Be In Attendance: Manuel H. DaSilva, Diane DaSilva, and L.A. Lopes
Madison Kennard, a troubled woman dealing with her dark past, must venture home after an 8-year absence following her mother's death. Almost instantly after her return, Madison must cope with bizarre and unexplainable events that occur within the house after old friends come together and dabble with the infamous Ouija board. With the help of Andrew Porter, a renowned writer and expert on paranormal phenomena, Madison soon discovers that there is more to the board than she realizes and must uncover truths of her family's past to contain what has been unleashed.

The Unleashed, One of the Horror Highlights of the Upcoming Canadian Film Fest

A Little Bit Zombie Synopsis
Directed By Casey Walker
Written By Christopher Turner and Trevor Martin
Cast: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager, Emilie Ullerup and Stephen McHattie
Will Be In Attendance: Casey Walker
Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

A Little Bit Zombie, One of the Horror Highlights of the Upcoming Canadian Film Fest

Tickets will be available as of March 16th online through totix.ca, and for the full lineup and more info, visit the official Canadian Film Fest website.

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Source: Canadian Film Fest