The film festival that is partially responsible for this web site even existing and pretty much 100% responsible for the Cinecast is coming back at you once again for their 7th year! Adam Lopez and Co. from The Toronto After Dark Film Festival always like to give an early teaser as to what you can expect from their festival lineup and they’ve unleashed the first ten titles screening at this year’s fest.
Moving back to its original (and correct) home this year, The Bloor Cinema, TAD has traditionally been one of the best festival experiences for your macabre dollar you can get. And even only knowing HALF of the titles so far, this looks to be one of their strongest lineups ever.
To get a quick look, you can check out the one-minute sizzle promo below or take a peak under the seats for a quick blurb on the first wave of ten titles. If you head over to the TAD YouTube channel, you can check out a trailer for each of these films being showcased at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival (October 18-26).
See all of the title descriptions below!
[REC.] 3: Genesis (Spain) Canadian Premiere!
An official selection of the SXSW Film Festival, the latest instalment of the hit Spanish zombie movie series relocates the action to a lavish wedding where the guests – including the bride wielding a chainsaw – try to survive a terrifying outbreak of the undead!
A disturbed teenager (AnnaLynne McCord) deals with the stresses of her home and school life by escaping into a world of bloody fantasies where she performs surgeries on herself and and those around her. A major hit at Sundance, the film co-stars cult icons John Waters, Traci Lords and Malcolm McDowell.
In this Sundance audience crowd-pleaser in the mould of Tremors, when a small Irish town is invaded by bloodsucking tentacled aliens, the locals discover that getting drunk may be their only way to survive as it gives them some resistance to the creatures!
A Fantastic Fear of Everything (UK)
A dark and quirky comedy about a very nervous writer played by fan favourite Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hott Fuzz, Star Trek, Spaced) struggling with a slew of mental demons while working on a new novel about Victorian serial killers.
Dead Sushi (Japan)
A vacation resort faces an attack of killer sushi in this outrageous horror comedy from the same deliciously deranged Japanese filmmakers who brought you Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police!
Lloyd the Conqueror (Canada)
A crowd-pleasing fantasy comedy about three male college students who are roped into battle with Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the Larpers. Co-stars Mike Smith (aka “Bubbles” from “Trailer Park Boys”), Harland Williams (Dumb & Dumber) and Brian Posehn (“Sarah Silverman Program”).
Doomsday Book (Korea)
Winner of Fantasia Film Festival’s Best Film Award, this trio of apocalyptic tales features the rise of sentient robots, a zombie virus outbreak and an asteroid on a fatal collision course with earth. Co-directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil, The Good The Bad and The Weird, Tale of Two Sisters)
Sushi Girl (USA)
A reunion dinner for a gang of vicious criminals reopens old wounds with deadly consequences. This stylish, ultraviolent crime film in the mould of Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs features a genre cast to die for including Tony Todd, Michael Biehn, Danny Trejo, Sonny Chiba and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill!
A hit at Sundance, fans of David Lynch and the Coen Brothers will delight in this latest cinematic oddity from the deranged mind of Quentin Dupieux (Rubber): an absurd crime thriller about a man and the very strange things that happen to him as he tries to track down his kidnapped dog.
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (USA) Canadian Premiere!
Action legends Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme reunite in the latest bone-crunching chapter of the popular Universal Soldier sci-fi action movie series. Joining them is Scott Adkins (Expendables 2). This time to survive, the Unisols must battle anarchy amongst their order, weeding out the weak, and testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-or-death combat!