It’s that time of year again, when horror, sci-fi, action, cult, and just the bizarre movies come to roost and entertain here in Toronto, with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
9 nights of movies that, as long as you have the right audience with you, can’t help but entertain. This year seems to be no different, with a variety of titles, and some amazing looking films, that are sure to elicit laughs, groans, chills, gross-outs and freak-outs!
The Iranian supernatural thriller, Under the Shadow opens the festival tomorrow night (already sold out, but not a surprise). But there are so many other things to see as well, War on Everything with Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard looks violent and funny, my friend Alysa King is stuck on a murderous bed (you read that right) in Bed of the Dead. The Japanese film, As the Gods Will, looks simply, outrageous and bloody (and possibly insanely funny).
Ti West, who has given us such films as The Innkeepers and The Sacrament, unveils the western action film, In a Valley of Violence, starring Ethan Hawke and John Travolta. This one looks pretty solid, and I do like a good western.
There are zombies afoot in Rezort – imagine Jurassic Park but with zombies, and you know what happens next, and in the Korean film, Train to Busan, which looks like a lot of fun.
Mel Gibson is trying to keep his troubled daughter safe in the violent thriller, Blood Father, while Johnny Galecki undergoes the Master Cleanse, a horror comedy.
There are sentient robots taking on marines in Kill Command, serial killers a plenty in both Creepy, and I Am Not a Serial Killer, and Stake Land 2, the follow-up to the original vampire, fan favourite.
This is such a fun festival and the crowd really gets into the screenings, making for a very enjoyable night at the theater, Scotiabank once again is hosting, and you can still get your tickets!!
Do that here, and as they say at the festival, we’ll see you After Dark.