Thursday, October 17, 2013
Each night, Toronto After Dark presents two features, at 7pm and 9:30pm, with additional screenings at 4:25 on Saturday and Sunday. Each feature film is preceded by a Canadian short film. The Pub After Dark social gatherings take place at 117 John Street.
The closing night film next weekend will be the Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. The festival continues until October 25.
TORONTO AFTER DARK, OCT 17-25, 2013 LINEUP! INCLUDES ACCLAIMED WE ARE WHAT WE ARE AND BIG BAD WOLVES
September 30, 2013: Toronto After Dark Film Festival, one of the top annual showcases of new horror, sci-fi, action and cult movies, is thrilled to officially unveil its complete lineup and schedule for 2013 featuring 20 screenings comprising 19 feature films and a collection of shorts, screening over nine nights this Oct 17-25 at the Scotiabank Theatre in the heart of the city’s downtown! Included in the lineup are some of the most eagerly anticipated new genre films from the international film festival circuit, including multiple award-winners WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and BIG BAD WOLVES which will be the Festival’s Opening and Closing Galas respectively.
All the feature films will screen either their World, North American, Canadian or Toronto Theatrical Premieres exclusively at the festival’s 8th Annual Edition, meaning Toronto After Dark festivalgoers will be among the very first to see some of these amazing films! Scroll on to find out more about the films, or if you Just want to watch all 19 trailers, we’ve got a convenient Playlist ready for viewing below!
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THE COMPLETE 19 FEATURES ANNOUNCED & SCHEDULE!
THURS, OCT 17
WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (USA) Toronto Premiere & Opening Gala Film!
A stunningly shot, incredibly well-acted, acclaimed new horror-thriller from award-winning filmmaker Jim Mickle (STAKELAND) that won rave reviews at both this year’s Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. A recently widowed father and his two teenage daughters try to keep their time-honored family tradition of consuming human flesh a secret from their increasingly suspicious small town neighbours.
Screens with short film KIN
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.
Screens with short film L’ÉTRANGER
FRI, OCT 18
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)
Screens with short film THE LAST VIDEO STORE
EEGA (INDIA) Toronto Premiere!
An amazing, action-packed, dark fantasy movie from India, about a murdered man who gets reincarnated as a housefly and sets out to have his revenge upon the evil crime lord that slayed him.
Screens with short film BLESS YOU
SAT, OCT 19
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!
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!
Screens with short film MONTREAL ZOMBIES
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.
Screens with short film JUST ELLA
SUN, OCT 20
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!
Screens with short film THE GUEST
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 Robert Maillet (PACIFIC RIM), Julian Richings (MAN OF STEEL) and Stephen McHattie (300).
Screens with short film UNDER THE NEON LIGHTS
MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (USA) Canadian Premiere!
A dark, twisted and funny horror comedy about a depressed man who lets his home fall into such a hideous state of decay that a grotesque, giant, mould grows in the place. Then the mould starts talking (voiced by none other than RE-ANIMATOR’s Jeffrey Combs) and giving the man advice, that may or may not be for the best!
Screens with short film MOOD KILLER
MON, OCT 21
DOUBLE SCENE POINTS NIGHT!
Fans can earn twice as many movie reward points on tickets tonight!
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)
Screens with short film DOWN BOB
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)
Screens with short film THE HUNT
TUES, OCT 22
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 zombies! Stars Liev Schreiber (SCREAM), Olivia Williams (THE SIXTH SENSE) and Elias Koteas (SHUTTER ISLAND)
Screens with short film THE VEHICLE
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)
Screens with short film NIGHT GIANT
WED, OCT 23
FOUND (USA) Toronto Premiere!
An award-winning coming of age movie about a shy, bullied 12-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.
Screens with short film LIEBE (LOVE)
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!
Screens with short film BEASTS OF THE REAL WORLD
THU, OCT 24
WILLOW CREEK (USA) Toronto Premiere Co-hosted with Rue Morgue Cinemacabre Movie NIghts!
A scary found footage film from acclaimed filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait (GOD BLESS AMERICA) about a young couple obsessed with tracking down Bigfoot, and finding the exact location where the famous 1967 footage of the creature walking in the woods was shot.
Screens with short film THE LAMP
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.
Screens with short film MASTER
FRI, OCT 25
CHEAP THRILLS (USA) Toronto Premiere!
in this award-winning, outrageous, darkly funny and shocking thriller in the mould of BREAKING BAD, a recently unemployed dad, trys to pay off his debts by performing an increasingly risky series of dares for a wealthy thrill-seeking couple. Co-stars David Koechner (ANCHORMAN) and Sara Paxton (THE INNKEEPERS).
Screens with short film REMEMBER ME
BIG BAD WOLVES (ISRAEL) Toronto Premiere and Closing Gala!
A brilliantly constructed, award-winning, gripping crime thriller that deftly blends elements of horror and dark comedy. Two police officers 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 up until the very end!
Screens with short film CORVUS
ENJOY THE SHORT FILMS IN FRONT OF EACH FEATURE!
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.
AND TORONTO AFTER DARK’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE FILMS!
Festivalgoers can also look forward to: a number of visiting filmmakers in attendance for Q&A’s at screenings, nightly Pub After Dark social events at the conveniently close Office Pub at 117 John Street, and of course Zombie Appreciation Night where those who dress as the undead, enjoy a discount on tickets!
VENUE, TICKETING & RESTRICTIONS:
Our Festival’s Best-Selling ALL-ACCESS PASSES at just $143 for Priority Entry to all 20 Festival Screenings Now On Sale at Cineplex Website here and in person at the venue (Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St West). But hurry only 200 are available and they sell out every year! (Oct 1 Update: Passes Over 70% Sold Out)
Individual Screening Tickets also now on sale, priced at $13 General/ $12 Student with Valid ID/ Just $10 Each in Multipack of 2 or More films bought at same time online. Also as a result of partnering this year with Cineplex, Canada’s largest theatre operator, festivalgoers will be delighted to hear that they can buy festival tickets in advance right up until screening start times in a multitude of convenient ways including online, on smartphone or at the venue itself with no added processing fees regardless of method, and earn the very popular SCENE movie reward points on all purchases!
All Festival Screenings RESTRICTED to Adults 18+, Pub After Dark Nightly socials 19+.
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SEE YOU AFTER DARK THIS OCTOBER 17-25, 2013!