Monday, October 14, 2013

2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival Official Selections

Toronto After Dark Film Festival, one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies, is thrilled to officially unveil its complete lineup and schedule for 2013 featuring 20 incredible screenings over nine nights this Oct 17-25, 2013! Included in the lineup are some of the most eagerly anticipated new genre films from the international film festival circuit. In total 19 new horror, sci-fi, action and cult feature films will screen either their World, North American, Canadian or Toronto Theatrical Premieres exclusively at the festival’s 8th Annual Edition at the exciting new venue of the Scotiabank Theatre in the heart of the city’s downtown.

Fans can also look forward to a collection of 28 fantastic short films, a number of visiting filmmakers in attendance for Q&A’s at screenings, nightly Pub After Dark social events, and of course Zombie Appreciation Night where those who dress as the undead, enjoy a discount on tickets! The festival’s popular All-Access Passes are already on sale, while single tickets will be available for fans to buy to individual screenings from Thurs, Oct 3 when more in-depth film profile pages are also posted on the festival website. For Now Read on, for a brief look at this year’s exciting lineup! Please Feel free to post about the lineup and films on Facebook and Twitter including the newly created official hashtag for the 2013 Festival #TADFF13 !



7.00 PM: WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (USA) Toronto Premiere & Opening Gala Film!

A critically acclaimed new horror thriller from award-winning filmmaker Jim Mickle (STAKELAND) about a cannabalistic family trying to keep their blood-thirsty habits a secret from their fellow townspeople. Trailer

9.30 PM: BOUNTY KILLER (USA) Toronto Premiere!

MAD MAX meets THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY in this thrill-packed sci-fi actioner about duelling rival bounty hunters in a post-apocalyptic Earth wasteland. Co-stars REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA’s Alexa Vega and TERMINATOR 3’s Kristanna Loken. Trailer

FRI, OCT 18 - Bug Night!

7.00 PM: BIG ASS SPIDER! (USA) Toronto Premiere!

In this crowd-pleasing monster action comedy, when a giant spider threatens to destroy the city of Los Angeles, its up to a low-level bug exterminator (HEROES’ Greg Grunberg) to try and save the day. Co-stars Ray Wise (REAPER, TWIN PEAKS) Trailer

9.30 PM: EEGA (INDIA) Toronto Premiere!

An absolutely amazing, action-packed, dark fantasy movie from India, about a murdered man who gets reincarnated as a fly and sets out to have his revenge upon the evil crime lord that slayed him. Trailer


4.15 PM: SHORTS AFTER DARK - International Shorts!

A collection of 9 amazing new horror, sci-fi, action and cult short films from around the world. This year’s titles are: INVOCATION, DON’T MOVE, SEQUENCE, NORTH BAY, ROPE A DOPE, C, BABY I LOVE YOU, MY FATHER IS A BIRD, KICK-HEART

“Zombie Appreciation Night” Discounted tickets for zombies in costume!

7.00 PM: STALLED (UK) Canadian Premiere!

SHAUN OF THE DEAD meets PHONE BOOTH in this inventive and fun new British Zombie Comedy. A down on his luck maintenance worker finds himself trapped in the washroom during the Zombie apocalypse, forcing him to get creative as he tries to defeat the undead! Trailer

9.30 PM: THE BATTERY (USA) Toronto Premiere!

In this award-winning, fresh take on a zombie movie, the personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. Boasts an awesome indie rock soundtrack including contributions from Toronto’s own Rock Plaza Central. Trailer


4.15 PM: SILENT RETREAT (CANADA) World Premiere!

Horror thriller meets creature feature in this frightening tale of a rebellious teenager who gets sent to a strict rehabilitation camp in the woods, where all attempts to escape lead to encounters with something terrifying that lurks beyond the trees! Trailer

“Gross Out Night!”

7.00 PM: SEPTIC MAN (CANADA) Canadian Premiere!

From the twisted mind of celebrated writer Tony Burgess (PONTYPOOL) comes this disturbing and disgusting tale about a sewage worker who gets trapped inside a septic tank during a water contamination crisis and undergoes a hideous transformation. Co-stars PACIFIC RIM’S Robert Maillet. Trailer

9.30 PM: MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (USA) Canadian Premiere!

A dark, twisted and funny horror comedy about a depressed man who lets his home fall into a hideous state of decay until a grotesque giant, talking mould grows and starts giving advice (voiced by none other than RE-ANIMATOR’S Jeffrey Combs)! Trailer


Double SCENE Points Night! Fans get twice can earn twice as many movie reward points on tickets tonight!

7.00 PM: ODD THOMAS (USA) Canadian Premiere!

Based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz. In a California desert town, a young cook (STAR TREK’s Anton Yelchin) with a unique ability to see supernatural forces at work, encounters a mysterious man with a link to a darkness that threatens to destroy the people around him. Directed by Stephen Sommers (THE MUMMY) and co-starring Willem Dafoe (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE) Trailer

9.30 PM: SOLO (CANADA) Toronto Premiere!

In this suspenseful horror-thriller a teenage girl finds herself terrorized when she spends two nights alone, as part of her camp counsellor initiation, on the same remote island where a camper suspiciously disappeared decades before. Stars Annie Clark (DEGRASSI: TNG) and Daniel Kash (ALIENS) Trailer

TUES, OCT 22 - “Sci-Fi Night”

7.00 PM: LAST DAYS ON MARS (UK/ IRELAND) Canadian Premiere!

An intense sci-fi horror thriller about a deadly strain of bacteria discovered in the Martian soil that begins to infect a group of astronauts, turning them one by one into blood-thirsty zombie-like killers. Stars Liev Schreiber (SCREAM), Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE) and Elias Koteas (SHUTTER ISLAND) Trailer

9.30 PM: THE MACHINE (UK) Toronto Premiere!

A dark and stylish sci-fi thriller with clear nods to BLADE RUNNER about a conflicted scientific genius trying to make the perfect female android, while being funded by a secret government military program. Co-stars Caity Lotz (THE PACT) and Toby Stephens (SEVERANCE) Clip

WED, OCT 23 - “Gory Night”

7.00 PM: FOUND (USA) Toronto Premiere!

A coming of age movie about a shy, bullied 10 year old who takes refuge in horror movies, only to see his life turn into a horror story for real when he discovers the older brother he shares the house with is a gruesome serial killer. Trailer

9.30 PM: EVIL FEED (CANADA) World Premiere!

Bloody, outrageous and wickedly entertaining, a one-of-a-kind horror-action-comedy about a sinister Chinese restaurant that kidnaps martial artists off the streets, forces them to fight to the death, and then serves the loser up for dinner to paying guests! Trailer

THU, OCT 24 - “Scary Night!”

7.00 PM: WILLOW CREEK (USA) Toronto Premiere Co-hosted with Rue Morgue Cinemacabre!

A scary found footage film from acclaimed filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (GOD BLESS AMERICA) about a young couple obsessed with tracking down Bigfoot and the exact location where the famous Patterson-Gimlin footage of the creature was shot. Trailer

9.30 PM: THE BANSHEE CHAPTER (USA/Germany) North American Premiere!

A scary horror thriller about a young reporter in search of her missing friend, last seen experimenting with the same mind-altering drugs used by the CIA in the 1950s’ infamous MK-Ultra program. Trailer

FRI, OCT 25 - Closing Night

7.00 PM: CHEAP THRILLS (USA) Toronto Premiere!

An outrageous, darkly funny, and shocking award-winning thriller about a desperate, unemployed dad, facing financial ruin who gets offered a way out of his money woes by a wealthy, thrill-seeking couple. To pay off his debts, he’ll need to perform an increasingly risky series of dares for them over one tortuous night. Co-stars Sara Paxton (THE INNKEEPERS) and David Koechner (ANCHORMAN). Trailer

9.30 PM: BIG BAD WOLVES (ISRAEL) Toronto Premiere and Closing Gala!

A brilliantly constructed, award-winning crime thriller that deftly blends elements of horror and dark comedy. Two police officers decide to kidnap a suspected brutal serial killer so they can carry out their own private interrogation in the woods. The twists and turns that follow will have you guessing whose side you should be on right until the end! Trailer


CANADA AFTER DARK! Fans can look forward to 19 outstanding Canadian horror, sci, fi, action and short films will screen at this year’s festival, one in front of each of the Feature Films: BEASTS OF THE REAL WORLD, BLESS YOU, CORVUS, DOWN BOB, JUST ELLA, KIN, L’ÉTRANGER, LIEBE (LOVE), MASTER, MONTREAL ZOMBIES, MOOD KILLER, NIGHT GIANT, REMEMBER ME, THE GUEST, THE HUNT, THE LAMP, THE LAST VIDEO STORE, THE VEHICLE and UNDER THE NEON LIGHTS.

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