Toronto After Dark 2015

  It’s time!!! One of my favorite film festivals in Toronto is here!!! Starting tomorrow night and running through until the 23rd, it is nine nights of action, sci-fi, horror, spills, thrills, chills and cult films, as Adam Lopez, festival runner, and his adept festival crew present us with some of the most unique, entertaining,…

Fan Expo 2015

  It’s that time of year again, and if you blink… it’s over. And that’s what I realized this morning, just like that Fan Expo is done for another year. Sigh. Still, it was a really enjoyable year as Sue, Lindsay and I dove into geekdom, and chatted with a number of great people, saw some…

Fan Expo 2014

It’s that time of year! Geekery abounds, the stars show up, costumes come out and there is a lot of fun to be had. Sprawling across both buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Fan Expo has grown and this is a big year, as many previous and beloved guests are coming back for more!…

Toronto After Dark Spotlight – Bad Milo (2013) – Jacob Vaughan

The Toronto After Dark film festival is one of my favorite film festivals that Sue and I cover, the films cater to the dark, the scary, the weird, and the undeniably fun. Festival creator Adam Lopez and his crew are gearing up for the 2013 festival in October, but wanted to spotlight some highly enjoyable…

Toronto After Dark – Call For Entries!!!

  We love film festivals here at The Mind Reels, so anytime one of them asks if we can help out we’re happy to oblige. Our friend Adam Lopez over at Toronto After Dark asked if we could share this, so filmmakers, get those submissions in NOW!!! Toronto After Dark announces Call for Horror, Sci-Fi,…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival – Tim’s Tops

So The Mind Reels’ first year covering The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to an end, and it was FANTASTIC! Now that it’s over I thought it would be nice to compile my top 5 films of the festival. I want to be clear, I could have happily included A Fantastic Fear of…

Toronto After Dark – Grabbers – Jon Wright

  The opening film selected for Toronto After Dark this year was the Irish Sundance hit, Grabbers!  Directed by Jon Wright, this little comedic gem had its Toronto premiere at the festival last night, and seemed to be the perfect film to set the tone for a festival that’s now known to boast “blood, beasts,…

Toronto After Dark – American Mary – Jen & Sylvia Soska

It was with some trepidation that I sat down this evening in the wonderfully refurbished Bloor Cinema for the second screening of the night. I’m not a big fan of body horror and while I respect the body modification culture it’s not really my scene. So I was a little worried going into what looked…

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 – Sue’s Must-See List!!!

  Well folks, as the kids say these days, shit just got real!  The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has VERY GENEROUSLY offered the Mind Reels passes to cover the fest this year, and we could not be more thrilled!  Adam Lopez (TAF’s hard-working, fearless leader – and hopefully future Mind Reels guest) has put together…

Fan Expo Day 1

Thomas Sullivan the Cat, thought 6:30 was plenty of time for a sleep in this morning and made sure I was up in lots of time to greet my favourite time of year – Fan Expo!!! So after a quick prep, making sure I had everything I had, I hit the TTC. I was off to…