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 »

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 »

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 »


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   

Final Titles Announced For Toronto After Dark 2008!

So, Fantastic Fest is now behind us which means the next big event for genre fans is the Toronto After Dark fest, unspooling in late October, and the final block of titles has just been announced. What do you... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto Locals - Take a FREE trip into the FUNKY FOREST

Here is a treat of treats for those who happen to be within driving distance of Toronto. After bringing the house down in the best possible way at the 2006 edition of Toronto After Dark festival (something the film did... More »

Toronto After Dark 2008: First wave of titles announced!!!

Oh you lucky, lucky people. The first wave of titles for this year's edition of the Toronto After Dark Festival was announced today and you are in for a treat this year! Festival director Adam Lopez and his team, including... More »

Trailer for New York, I Love You

While I find it amusing that Canadian pop artist Feist is featured prominently in a film celebrating the boroughs and atmosphere of New York City, the trailer for New York, I Love You (making its debut at the Toronto International... More »

Toronto After Dark Call For Entries Closes Today!

Yep, like the title says, today is the last day to get your film submitted to the 2008 edition of the Toronto After Dark festival. So if you want to get in there then you need to, you know,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto After Dark Call For Submissions!

Yes, kids, the 2008 festival season is upon us which means if you're a film maker wanting to get your work out there your opportunity has arrived. The 2008 edition of the Toronto After Dark Festival - the local... More »
By Todd Brown   

Cover art and details for R1 'Retribution' from Kiyoshi Kurasawa!

I have been reminded this week that not all of our readers have the access to import DVDs or enjoy the benefits of all-region players. Nor may they have friends like Todd who program stellar international programs into festivals like... More »

Thai Horror ALONE Wins Toronto After Dark Audience Award!

The helper-monkeys over at Toronto After Dark are busily compiling links to all of the press generated by the 2007 edition of the festival and won't be updating the official festival website with this bit of news until that... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto After Dark 2007: Murder Party review

[Ah, my final submission from Toronto After Dark. Having had to work full time all week, take in two films per night and somehow miraculously pulled off a scheduling coup and gotten Saturday off to catch up on sleep and... More »

Toronto After Dark 2007: Simon Says review

Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside in gold prospecting country. They hear about the local folklore, of the crazy killer who kills one victim for every year he is alive, and how there is... More »

Toronto After Dark 2007: Alone review

Pim, a young Thai woman, returns to home from Korea after her mother is hospitalized. Soon after her arrival she is plagued by visions of her sister Ploy, a conjoined twin who didn’t survive the surgery to separate the pair,... More »

Toronto After Dark 2007: Wolfhound review

[I've had to catch up today with a lot of TAD follow up. You'll forgive me if I steal Todd's movie description from the TAD site] The sole survivor of the Gray Dog clan, the warrior Wolfhound lives for revenge.... More »


Japanese cult filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto has both a reputation and a resume well past the point of having to prove anything to anyone of his bona fide auteur status. His latest film, Nightmare Detective seems to have attached to it... More »


"And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street." I have no idea whether writer Nick Damici and director Jim Mickle are fans of Theodore Geisel. Besides sharing the... More »

Toronto After Dark 2007: Poultrygeist Night of the Chicken Dead

Fast food carnage ensues when tainted chicken turns patrons of the American Chicken Bunker into blood-thirsty chicken zombies. More »

Toronto After Dark 2007: Automaton Transfusion review

Three friends begin the relentless journey home when they discover zombie hordes are decimating the population. More »
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