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 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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD: NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE (Akumu Tantei) Review

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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

TAD: MULBERRY STREET Review

"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 »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

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 »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: Automaton Transfusion review

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

Toronto After Dark 2007: Blood Car review

In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood. Human Blood! More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Toronto After Dark 2007: In the Name of the King review

Germany's most notorious film director is at it again with his envisioning of the popular Dungeon Siege video game franchise. More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

TAD: AUDIENCE OF ONE Review

[Audience of One screens Sunday, October 21st as part of the Toronto After Dark festival.] Is San Francisco pastor Richard Gazowsky delusional, a compulsive liar or merely staggeringly naive? Frankly, the chances of anyone being able to answer that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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