HELLMOUTH (Canada) World Premiere
From the twisted mind of writer Tony Burgess (PONTYPOOL) comes a stunning, spectacular ode to classic horror and fantasy. HELLMOUTH tells the tale of gravekeeper Charlie Baker, (WATCHMEN’s Stephen McHattie) assigned to tend to a mysterious cemetery. Charlie’s routine journey to his new place of employment turns out to be a dark and fantastic voyage through a Gothic landscape, filled with demonic forces, and a life-altering encounter with a beautiful woman he must try to rescue from the bowels of hell.
HELLMOUTH (Canada) World Premiere
An action-packed coming of age werewolf tale from David Hayter (writer of X-MEN, X-MEN 2) pitting Lucas Till (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) against Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES). Director Hayter, also known as the voice of Snake in the best-selling Metal Gear Solid game series, will be in attendance for a lively Q&A with fans at this special North American Premiere Screening!
Screens with short film ROSE IN BLOOM
Richard Bates Jr. follows up his acclaimed horror film EXCISION with a supernatural comedy about an unemployed graduate (CRIMINAL MINDS’ Matthew Gray Gubler) who returns to his small-town family home, only to encounter a vengeful ghost and a mystery that must be solved before everyone’s lives are lost. A spooktacular treat of a movie, SUBURBAN GOTHIC features an endearingly quirky script with numerous fan favourites in scene-stealing supporting roles, including Kat Dennings (THOR), Ray Wise (TWIN PEAKS), Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR) and John Waters (PINK FLAMINGOS).
The full lineup of films for the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Including, The Babadook, Dead Snow 2, Zombeavers, Suburban Gothic, ABCS of Death 2, Wyrmwood, Let Us Prey, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and many, many more.
I think Anton Yelchin does just a fantastic job at winning hearts. That’s why he was great as the son in the TV show Huff and Fright Night (which has to be one of the more controversial remakes I’ve made in an opening statement to a film review). I was looking back over his career […]
Silent Retreat (2013) Starring: Chelsea Jenish, Sophia Banzhaf, Robert Nolan Writers: Corey Brown & Tricia Lee Director: Tricia Lee Synopsis (From Facebook Page): In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are after […]
Stalled (2013) Starring: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne Writer: Dan Palmer Director: Christian James Synopsis: It’s Christmas eve and a soon to be shit-canned maintenance man is changing light bulbs and cleaning toilets, instead of drinking eggnog and making out with drunk receptionists at the annual office party. Unfortunately for this forlorn floor-sweeper […]
The Battery (2012) Starring: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim Writer & Director: Jeremy Gardner Synopsis: Two former baseball players, Ben and Mickey, cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the backroads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order […]
It’s that time of year again… The leaves are changing color and falling to the ground, every single product has a pumpkin scented/flavored option, the stores are filled with monster masks and skeletal decorations, and horror fans all over are rejoicing and counting the days until our version of Christmas; Halloween. While I love all […]
I understand completely, why there has been no marketing behind this film, but unfortunately it has done it a great disservice. A quick glance at the PR behind Bounty Killer, would lead you to believe that it is on the same level as many of the other straight-to-video action fare you see coming out of […]
It’s just about that time of year again. No, not Halloween, but that too. It’s almost time for Toronto After Dark 2013. TLD’s resident podcast specialist, Jeff Konopka, tries to attend the festival every year, and last year, he pulled off some major coverage of the festival, including two “Pub After Dark” episodes of the […]
The second pubcast from Dead Air host Jeff Konopka and Kirk Haviland is up now and ready to be consumed in mass quantities. In a spitfire T.A.D. exclusive podcast, the guys get drunk, get the answers to the questions that you want to know and make sure to keep you laughing the whole way through. […]
Well, folks, Day 9 has come and gone, which means only one thing – Toronto After Dark 2012 is officially on the book. As I write this from my hotel room, while packing my things for my return trip home, it hasn’t quite sunk in yet. I know it will hit me in a couple […]
Today was Day 8, making this the penultimate night of Toronto After Dark 2012. At this point, only four films remain – two shorts and two features. However, before I start ruminating over the sadness that is post-TADFF life, I’ll give you a rundown of what happened this evening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema […]
Believe it or not, today was Day Seven of the Toronto After Dark 2012 Film Festival. Aptly dubbed “Sushi Night,” due to the titles of the features that played, it was another great evening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Due to some subway hijinx, I got to the theater right as the first film […]
Day Six of Toronto After Dark 2012 has officially wrapped. This was a great evening of films, with one good feature, one great feature, and what was probably my favorite pub night of the festival so far (more on that later). Things kicked off with a Canadian short called Eviction, which features a priest’s video […]
Every year, Rue Morgue Magazine teams up with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival crew to co-present one film during TADFF. This year, that film was Inbred, from UK Director Alex Chandon (Cradle of Fear). Unlike previous years’ Cinemacbre screenings during TADFF, this film wasn’t one that was squarely on my radar. Though I had […]
So, Day Five of Toronto After Dark 2012 is officially wrapped, which means we are now a little past the halfway point of the festival. Part of me always gets sad when this happens, but the other part just reminds that part that there are still four more days of fun and movies ahead, and […]
Hey , boils and ghouls… Jeff here with another Toronto After Dark 2012 update for you all! Sunday was Day 4 of Toronto After Dark 2012, and as usual, it was longest day of the festival, with four different features and four short films. Usually by Sunday night, folks are hitting what I call the […]
Howdy folks, Jeff here with another update from up North at the Toronto After Dark 2012 Film Festival! Saturday was the third day of the festival, and as is customary, it was also TADFF’s “Zombie Appreciation Night.” Essentially, the festival programmers put two zombie-related films on the bill for the evening screenings, and they work […]