Win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to the TADFF screening of 'BLACK'!

Yes, you lucky residents of Toronto, here is your chance to win one of five PAIRS OF TICKETS to the screening of Black on Saturday, August 15th during its Toronto Theatrical Premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival starting... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Complete Toronto After Dark Lineup and Schedule!

Good times for T-dot if you love genre flicks and the intimate atmosphere of fans and filmmakers. The 4th edition of Toronto After Dark comes along two months early (August 14-21) with a healthy lineup of great genre cinema.... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Fantasia 09 Review: BLACK

[OK, so I am not actually in Montreal right now, but in the spirit of the fine programming on hand at this years festival, I had a look-see at Pierre Laffargue's directorial debut, the action crime extravaganza, Black.] Kitchen-sink filmmaking... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Hey TORONTO! Are You Ready To Come Out AFTER DARK?

It's been a bit of an odd experience working on the lineup for Toronto After Dark this year. Due to travel commitments and other factors this year there has not been a single all-staff meeting for the fest this... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Toronto After Dark Wants Your Movies!

Yes, boys and girls, the Toronto After Dark festival is moving to an earlier time slot this year - the 2009 edition will run August 14-21 - and the earlier festival dates mean earlier submission times. As in submissions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

"Second Wind! Second Wind!" - AUDIENCE OF ONE comes to DVD!

Along with the film Terra (see below), I figured this one may never see the light of day, but it is the day for bringing shelf-dwelling projects to the light of release. Michael Jacobs' documentary on a California preacher's attempt... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN up for preorder in the US, on both DVD and BluRay!

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, the moment we've all been waiting for... will arrive on the 10th of March in the US of A. Tomas Alfredson's "Let The Right One In" has been very much lauded on these pages, like here...... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

UNRATED trailer for Olly Blackburn's 'Donkey Punch'

As one of the films in Magnet Film's sixshooter series Donkey Punch is all set to debut on our side of the pond in cinemas on January 23rd. Those lucky people over at IGN have scored themselves the unrated... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Repo! The Genetic Opera: One week event at The Bloor Cinema!

I should have written this up after I saw this at TADFF. That would have been the proper thing to do but this was just one of those movies that I really wanted to write up but somehow found... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: Home Movie

Home Movie is the video document of one family's descent into darkness by their own hand. It uses a compilation of found home-made footage, a lot of it around holidays, a time meant for family togetherness. In the remote... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: I Sell The Dead

Somewhere in England in the 19th Century body snatchers Arthur Blake [Dominic Monaghan] and Willie Grimes [Larry Fessenden] have robbed their last grave. Willie has already had his date with destiny with the chopping block and with just a few... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: South of Heaven

Dale Coop returns home from the Navy to his brother Roy's apartment. No sooner has he sat down at his typewriter, preparing to transcribe the letters he sent his brother while abroad, and make a novel of them when... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: Trailer Park of Terror

A bus load of at-risk youth are on a trip with a church outreach group. Led by Pastor Lewis they are taking a trip into the country where they are to be challenged to change their lives and turn from... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: 4bia [Phobia]

Proving once again that Thailand is leading the charge when it comes to Asian horror cinema, three of Thailand youngest horror directors teamed up with a veteran director and all contributed a short of their own for the anthology 4bia,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: Donkey Punch

Seven gold collar young adults get on a boat off one of the shores of one of Spain’s coastal party towns for British party goers. The alcohol flows and recreational drugs enter the mix. Soon the lustful longings take over,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD2008: Kevin Tenney's Brain Dead

Early in the festival promos were run for the first zombie feature playing on Sunday. In the Kevin Tenney's Brain Dead trailer it seemed that they were giving away decent kill shots. A lot of them. Then you get that... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Toronto After Dark: DONKEY PUNCH (Short) Review

Three girls, four guys, lots of drugs and a big expensive boat in the Mediterranean Sea. A recipe for holiday disaster? You bet. Perhaps the ultimate warning on unconventional sex-acts, the titular Donkey Punch sets the stage for a battle... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Toronto After Dark: IDIOTS AND ANGELS Review

Does the phrase 'delightful cynicism' make sense? It is nevertheless appropriate for master animator Bill Plympton's latest feature film. An independent filmmaker in the truest sense of the word with the claim to fame that he personally draws his feature... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

TAD2008: Let the Right One In

It's almost redundant to write a review of Let the Right One In at this point. You should all know by now that we are unanimously in love with this film. Tonight's screening at Toronto After Dark marked the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TORONTO AFTER DARK Begins Today!

Just a reminder to you local folk: the 2008 edition of the Toronto After Dark Festival launches tonight with a 7 pm screening of Let The Right One In - Five star reviews in the local papers! It's a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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