Thursday, 25 October 2007
TADFF 07 Day 6 - October 24/07
Day 6 rounds out with a equal portion of hack and slash and spooky scares, it was another night of all around goodness at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
Dir: Colin Decker
Impressions: Brilliant in concept and exectution (literally), this bloody short is a must see for anyone scared of mimes, and I'd stretch that to clowns too.
Writer/Dir: William Dear
Cast: Crispin Glover, Margo Harshamn, Greg Cipes
Impressions: Teens camping out, crazy twin brothers and pickaxes. Slasher, or impaler? film Simon Says is full of blood, horror and creepiness galore. Crispin Glover plays both twins to a tee and delivers some pretty funny one liners to boot. Great considering the genre, ok overall.
(director of Key Lime Pie Trev Jimenez and Todd from Twitch)
Key Lime Pie
Dir: Trev Jimenez
Impressions: On man's obsession with Key Lime Pie and the actions he will take, advice he will ignore to get.. that.. pie. Impressive animated short with grim yet humourous outlook.
Nightmare Detective / Akumu Tantei
Writer/Dir: Shinya Tsukamoto
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Hitomi, Masanobu Ando, Shinya Tsukamoto
Impressions: I didn't think I would see something scarier than Alone this year, but Nightmare Detective gives it a good run for its money. Intriguing premise of a man who can enter into the dreams of others, and a detective investigating something that needs that. Although the idea did remind me of the 1984 film Dreamscape, the story is completely different. There is also a bit of a gender flip with the tried and true facts detective is a woman, and the emotional psychic is a man. Unique visual style punctuate the scary moments and a plot that keeps you hanging make Nightmare Detective a sure fire entertainment delight.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival runs October 19-25/07 at the Bloor Cinema , Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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