This will be my second year attending Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and I’m eagerly counting down until it begins. Last year’s festival was my first time attending anything as press, and it was honestly a mind-altering experience. I got to meet some of the incredible people involved in this fantastic genre festival, and made some great friends I’m now quite close with. With the Toronto premieres of the Twisted Twins’ American Mary and the standout Resolution from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead, it felt like I was watching the future of the genre unfold before my eyes. It truly is a special festival, and I can’t wait to participate in yet another delightfully twisted nine nights of mayhem.
This year brings a wide array of strange to the table, with 19 feature length films and a total of 28 short films from around the world. The features at a glance are: We Are What We Are, Bounty Killer, Big Ass Spider, Eega, Stalled, The Battery, Silent Retreat, Septic Man, Motivational Growth, Odd Thomas, Solo, Last Days on Mars, The Machine, Found, Evil Feed, Willow Creek, The Banshee Chapter, Cheap Thrills, and Big Bad Wolves.
19 Canadian shorts will run before each of the feature films, including: 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. Would you like to know more…?