Toronto After Dark 2012: Award Winners Announced

After several days of mostly second-tier genre film fun, the Toronto After Dark film festival has wrapped for another year.This was my first year dipping my toes into the fest, and for me what was most nice was having another... More »
  

THE LAST EXORCISM Wins Toronto After Dark

It took a moment to tally things up but the numbers have been checked and double checked and the Toronto After Dark Festival announced their award winners yesterday. Topping the Audience Award voting was Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism followed... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE LAST EXORCISM Review

[With the film releasing tomorrow now's the time to revisit my review of The Last Exorcism.]Do not hold the marketing campaign for Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism against it. It is not Stamm's fault that marketers opted to sell the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TADFF 10: HEARTLESS Review

"Beauty is the beginning of terror."  From that line of poetry/exposition, there is a bit of a promise (and a warning) of things to come in Philip Ridley's dark fairy tale, Heartless.  Starting out as a grim London East Side... More »
  

TADFF 10: ALL ABOUT EVIL Review

While introducing a kids matinee performance of The Wizard of Oz (with Dad both the theatre-owner-producer and Mom the Wicked Witch of the West), young Deborah catches a bit of performance anxiety resulting in an embarassing wetness on her Dorothy... More »
  

TADFF 10: CENTURION Review

[The first film playing on a UK double-bill at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival tonite, I suppose it is time to revisit my review.  Note there are other takes on the film below in the links.]Michael Fassbender is Centurion... More »
  

TADFF 10: ALIEN vs. NINJA Review

You gotta love this tagline from The Sushi Typhoon website. IF IT BLEEDS...NINJAS CAN KILL IT!... More »
  

TADFF 2010: CARGO review

Eight years. 2 million dollars. Swiss.Make it your mantra when watching Cargo. Cause in the time that it took the filmmakers to put together this nifty offering to the Sci-Fi genre other higher profile films have been made, screened and lauded... More »
  

TADFF 10: PHOBIA 2 Review

[The first 4Bia anthology set was a surprise and a delight at Toronto After Dark several years ago, and they kindly bring the second (and even better) collection of Twilight Zone-y goodness to this years festival.  Be sure to attend,... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Is FIVE YEARS YOUNG And Chris Nash Has A Special Present.

The Toronto After Dark Festival turned five this year and to celebrate some favored film makers from years past have created a trio of new 'bumpers' for the festival this year. Opening night saw the first appearance of this bumpers,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TADFF 10: THE LAST LOVECRAFT Review

[Because Toronto's week of genre and cult mayhem, The Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TADFF) is kicking off today, we are re-running Todd's Slamdance review of The Last Lovecraft:  Call of Cthulu.  Where the Park City sub-festival was also the... More »
  

Toronto After Dark Announces The 2010 Lineup!

With the festival just over two weeks away, the 2010 edition of Toronto After Dark has just announced its horror-heavy lineup of titles. And though I'm no longer involved in the festival I've got to say it's a good one.What... More »
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THE REEDS: Review

These last couple of years there's been a constant stream of British quality horror films. Just to name a few, think of The Children, Mum and Dad, Eden Lake and The Broken. The Reeds is the latest to join that... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 09: THE CHILDREN Review

[This review originally appeared when the film screened at Toronto After Dark and reappears now with itès arrival at Fantastic Fest.] Ah, children. They're sweetness and light and all the good things about life. Too bad they can also... More »
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FantasticFest2009: Trick 'R Treat

[I'm going to bring this review back up from Toronto After Dark because despite any misgivings I may have had about the film I have one thing to say. The Spirit of Halloween is dying in my opinion. Each year... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 09: THE REVENANT Review

[This review originally ran with the film's appearance at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and reappears now with the screening at Fantastic Fest.] Soldier Bart Gregory is killed while fighting in the Middle East. He is given a military... More »
  

TIFF 09: THE BAD LIEUTENANT - PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS Review

So is Bad Lieutenant:  Port of Call New Orleans a remake, a sequel, or what? Parse it any way you like (and I shall attempt this) but it is a dynamite piece of satire and perhaps something more.  Werner... More »
  

TADFF 09: "Let's Dance like it was 1989." Interview with Strigoi Director, Faye Jackson.

[Over the course of the 2009 edition of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, I had the pleasure of chatting with Faye Jackson, director of the offbeat vampire folklore allegory, Strigoi.  Celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary with her husband and... More »
  

TADFF 09: Audience Award Winners Announced.

The 2009 edition of Toronto After Dark came to a close a week today, yet lingering thoughts of some of the best films still rattle around in my head (personal favourites, Black, Strigoi, Grace, Rough Cut). There is a democratic... More »
  

TADFF 09: GRACE Review

Let us put the cards down on the table, shall we? Most horror movies these days aim to titillate, not actually scare. When you are cheering for the victims (or the slasher) to be splattered or carved on screen, this... More »
  
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