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Toronto After Dark: THE ABCs OF DEATH 2

on October 14, 2014 | Leave a comment

We’re two days away from the start of The Toronto After Dark Film Festival and one of the films generating huge buzz is the long-awaited ABCs OF DEATH 2, the follow-up to 2012′s alphabetized tour of atrocity and … well, death.

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TORONTO AFTER DARK: THE BABADOOK

on October 8, 2014 | Leave a comment

One of the most eagerly-anticipated horror films of the season, THE BABADOOK gets its Canadian premiere as Toronto After Dark’s SOLD OUT closing gala. Get a look at the trailer, as well as the poster designed by a certain “Ghoulish” artist.

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Toronto After Dark : REFUGE

on October 7, 2014 | Leave a comment

The apocalyptic thriller, REFUGE, will have its Canadian premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 ( 7 PM) at The Scotiabank Theatre ( 259 Richmond Street West). Watch the trailer after the jump.

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TORONTO AFTER DARK’S LAST WAVE OF FILMS ANNOUNCED

on October 1, 2014 | Leave a comment

And now, without further ado, here are the films for Toronto After Dark’s final wave of films for 2014.

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EXCLUSIVE: SILENT RETREAT COMES TO DVD

on July 22, 2014 | Leave a comment

After taking home the prize for Best Canadian Feature at last year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, SILENT RETREAT has now found a home on DVD through Black Fawn Distribution. And Rue Morgue has your very first look with stills from the upcoming thriller.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Big Bad Wolves and Solo

on October 30, 2013 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributors Jessa Sobczuk and Charlotte Stear wrap up our Toronto After Dark coverage with a pair of reviews.

Big Bad Wolves (Israel)
Dir: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

Toronto After Dark finished off with a bang, closing this year’s festival with the explicitly violent Israeli crime-thriller Big Bad Wolves. From Rabies directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the film tells the story of three men – a corrupt police officer investigating a gruesome string of child murders, the father of one of the murdered children, and a teacher suspected to be the killer – as their paths cross in violent acts of torture and vigilante justice.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Willow Creek and Evil Feed

on October 26, 2013 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributors Mike Beardsall and Jessa Sobczuk review a pair of selections from Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Willow Creek (USA)
Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait

Jim (Bryce Johnson) and his girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) have traveled to the small town of Willow Creek, California – a quaint little tourist trap that happens to be the closest piece of civilization to the spot where the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film was shot in October 1967. Jim is filming his own documentary about the beast; ignoring warnings from some of the locals, the couple make the long trek into the woods with the hope of catching a glimpse of the famous cryptid. Jim and Kelly soon get more than they bargained for when they discover they might not be alone in the deep California wilderness.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival: The Last Days on Mars and Motivational Growth

on October 25, 2013 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributors Jessa Sobczuk and Vanessa Furtado check in with a pair of reviews from this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

The Last Days on Mars (UK/Ireland)
Dir: Ruairi Robinson

Director Ruairi Robinson (BlinkyTM) walks the line between claustrophobic science fiction and white-knuckle horror in The Last Days on Mars, a slick, low-budget UK-Ireland co-production that packs a talented cast including Scream‘s Liev Schreiber and Shutter Island‘s Elias Koteas.

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, an international team of astronauts uncover a virulent strain of bacteria. The ground-breaking discovery soon turns deadly as two teammates are infected with the virus and mutate into violent, shambling zombies. The crew is infected one by one and the remaining astronauts must survive the night before their relief team finally arrives.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Silent Retreat and Septic Man

on October 23, 2013 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributors Mike Beardsall and Jessa Sobczuk check in with a pair of reviews from the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Silent Retreat (Canada)
Dir: Tricia Lee

The locally-shot Silent Retreat celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival Sunday afternoon. The plot centres around Janey (Chelsea Jenish), a young woman who has recently gotten into some trouble with the law and is sent away to a meditation camp to be rehabilitated. Janey, along with her fellow campers (all teenage girls), must remain completely silent for the duration of their stay, or else incur the wrath of the camp doctor and his two sons. Escape is impossible as they’re miles from anywhere, surrounded by forest, and watched constantly by a hungry nocturnal beast that walks among the trees.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Stalled and The Battery

on October 22, 2013 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributor Charlotte Stear weighs in on the Zombie Appreciation Night selections at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

Stalled (UK)
Dir: Christian James

If you think you’ve seen everything a zombie comedy can offer, let me introduce to you Stalled, a British film about a man locked in a bathroom stall during a zombie outbreak. For an entry in a subgenre that has already seen so much, Stalled is a unique, engrossing movie that boasts one of the most interesting zombie concepts in years.

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