I am not exactly sure why we don’t get updates anymore but once again the Toronto After Dark Film Festival has arrived and for some wierd reason once again nobody told us. I think it must be because I am kind of bitey in social environments and may have eaten one of the projectionists in the past. Either that or our local film critic in Toronto Tim Hannigan is actually a serial killer and must have taken out his murderous intents during one of the screening of Toronto After Dark.
At any rate with a bit of digging we have put together the list of films for the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival which will be in … you guessed it Toronto. The lineup is a hodge podge of films all of which we have covered here and many of which I cannot wait to see. Below is the list with film details and of course a trailer.
Monster Brawl: Set in the tradition of a Pay-Per-View main event, comes a grotesque and hilarious fight to the death featuring a cast of eight classic combatants in all. Along with their colorful managers, these Monsters compete in visceral bloody combat in the ring to determine the most powerful monster of all time.
Fathers Day: A long, long time ago in a town north of Tromaville, there was a bad, bad man who raped and killed dads. Nobody could stop the fat monster until a mysterious stranger took a stand. Some say he was avenging his own father. Some say he was just crazy. The stranger could not have known the Hell that was to follow… Father’s Day is Written and Directed by Astron-6 and stars Adam Brooks, Mackenzie Murdock, Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Amy Groening, Meredith Sweeney, Garrett Hnatiuk & Billy Sadoo.
Exit Humanity is written & directed by John Geddes and stars Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley, Stephan McHattie, Mark Gibson, Adam Seybold, Jordan Hayes and Adam Seybold. How does a man deal with the loss of everything meaningful in his life, and the loss of mankind’s humanity amongst chaos and despair? Set in 1870’s Tennessee, Exit Humanity is the legend of Edward Young’s horrific and dramatic journey through an unexplainable outbreak of the walking dead to lay to rest the most important thing in his life, his son’s ashes. The bleak post-Civil War era backdrop highlights the severe divide that the United States was facing, and the true loss of hope that so many felt during this period in history.
Exit Humanity blends live action and classical animation to explore how when in situations of severe horror, we must find hope through the very fears that drive us. Starring horror icons Bill Moseley (Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses), Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo), Stephen McHattie (The Watchmen, 300), and new horror hero Mark Gibson, Exit Humanity is a zombie saga that tells the tale of the ultimate battle of good vs. evil.
Dead Heads: DEADHEADS is a horror/comedy film in the tradition of the Evil Dead trilogy with the spirit of the Harold and Kumar films. The story follows two zombies, Mike and Brent, who find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead. This is especially unnerving to Mike, who can’t even remember the events that led to his apparent murder. When Mike discovers and engagement ring in his coat pocket, his direction becomes clear; Mike’s untimely death prevented him from proposing to his long time girlfriend and love of his life, Ellie.
Mike enlists his new found zombie buddy, Brent, on a quest for his lost love and to unravel the mystery of his untimely death. What ensues is a hilarious road trip across the country as the two zombie friends are pursued by a team of bounty hunters employed by the sinister corporation responsible for the zombification.
The Divide: This one is from the director of Frontiers Xavier Gans and is about the end of the world. No official synopsis but we do have a tagline which sums the film up nicely. To survive the end of the world you must first survive each other.
Love: This one is for fans of SUNSHINE and is about an Astronaut on the space station orbiting earth when an apocalyptic event destroys mankind. Shot on a shoe string budget this looks to be one of the must see movies at Toronto After Dark.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival is just under 50 days away and I am sure as it gets closer even more titles will be added to the lineup. If you want to attend you can snag some tickets right here. If you have gone in the past to this festival be sure to share your thoughts on the event and your experience. We will do our best to keep you up to date as new titles are added to the schedule.