Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2009 - Remaining Titles Announced!

It's always a happy day when more news about the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Today the remaining titles have been announced along with the program schedule. It starts off with a bang with the Opening Night Gala: Black Dynamite which looks straight out of the 70's from the trailer but it's new and all the rage from the cool cats. Closing Night Gala will be the previously announced zombie baby film Grace.

We have lots of scares coming out way starting with the The Dark Hour, a Spanish film that looks freaking creepy and and has not only a horror but also a sci-fi feel to it. I think there is a new side genre in horror of creepy kid films and those little shoes this year are filled by The Children. More niches get carved out that you can shake a stick at with Must Love Death, blending torture porn with rom com. Yep, that certainly is a new one.

As always we have a zombie night on Sunday August 16, 2009 and it starts off with Dead Snow, the Norwegian nazi zombies that has been winning over hearts and brains of film fans everywhere - I really can't wait to see this one. Second in the double bill is The Revenant, which is a different kind of undeadness being a vampire buddy flick. Another vampire film has been added to the program this year with the horror comedy Strigoi which plays on Monday August 17, 2009 along with previously announced Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl.

Looking for some action? Check out the South Korean Rough Cut (aka A Movie Is a Movie and also aka Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da) which looks freaking awesome, not only is it action it gets meta all over us showing the chaos of what happens when a actor playing a gangster and a gangster playing an actor butt heads. If you are aching some something to take you back in time, check out the epicness of The Warlords starring no other than Jet Li.

Shorts are also on the menu this year with the Shorts After Dark, an International short film showcase slated for Sunday August 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM.

It's going to be another rockin' year in the dark. Check out the Toronto After Dark website for more information on the festival including full schedule, box office & ticket information or buy tickets online.

Lets take a look at the details of each new title announced.

Black Dynamite **Opening Night Gala**
Dir: Scott Sanders (Thick as Thieves)
Cast: Michael Jai White
TADFF Page & Trailer, Official Website, IMDb Page

The Children
Dir: Tom Shankland (The Killing Gene / W Delta Z)
Cast: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley
TADFF Page & Trailer, Official Website, IMDb Page

The Dark Hour / La hora fría
Dir: Elio Quiroga (The Beckoning / No-Do)
Cast: Omar Muñoz, Silke, Pepo Oliva, Julio Perillán
TADFF Page, Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

Dead Snow / Død snø
Dir: Tommy Wirkola
Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jeppe Laursen, Jenny Skavlan
, Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

Must Love Death
Dir: Andreas Schaap
Cast: Manon Kahle, Lucie Pohl, Katjana Gerz, Sami Loris, Jeff Burrell, Peter Farkas, Philipp Rafferty, Tobias Schenke
TADFF Page & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Revenant
Dir: Kerry Prior
Cast: David Anders, Chris Wylde
TADFF Page, Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

Rough Cut / Yeong-hwa-neun yeong-hwa-da
Dir: Jang Hun
Cast: Hong Su-hyeon, Kang Ji-Hwan, Ko Chang-Seok, So Ji-seob
South Korea
TADFF Page & Trailer, Japanese Website, IMDb Page

Dir: Faye Jackson (Resurrecting Bill)
Cast: Constantin Barbulescu, Catalin Paraschiv
TADFF Page, Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Warlords / Tau ming chong
Dir: Peter Chan (The Love Letter, He's a Woman, She's a Man / Gam chi yuk sip)
Cast: Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jinglei Xu
China/Hong Kong
TADFF Page, Official Website & Trailer, IMDb Page

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2009 runs from August 14-21, 2009 at the Bloor Cinema, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1 comment:

Will said...

Awesome coverage of what will be happening this year at TAD. It's been fun to browse through the blogs and see just how many other people I could come across who also make this festival part of their yearly routine!

I've got my pass and I'm counting the days. Hope you enjoy it as much as before!

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