Toronto After Dark 2012: First Ten Titles Announced!

Andrew Mack, Contributing Writer
If you were not willing to stand in line for a couple hours to get into this years Fan Expo, bathe in the airy essence of a few thousand sweaty nerds, and find out the first ten titles of this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival, then like me, you have been waiting for the lads to announce them to the rest of us. Wait no more fellow shut-ins!!!

Toronto After Dark Film Festival is thrilled to officially unveil its first wave of exciting film announcements for 2012! Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year's international film festival circuit.  These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto or Canadian Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival's 7th Annual Edition this October 18-26, 2012 at the city's historic Bloor Cinema.


REC 3: GENESIS (Spain) Canadian Premiere! 
An official selection of the SXSW Film Festival, the latest installment of the hit Spanish zombie movie series relocates the action to a lavish wedding where the guests - including the bride wielding a chainsaw - try to survive a terrifying outbreak of the undead!


EXCISION (USA)
A disturbed teenager (AnnaLynne McCord) deals with the stresses of her home and school life by escaping into a world of bloody fantasies where she performs surgeries on herself and and those around her. A major hit at Sundance, the film co-stars cult icons John Waters, Traci Lords and Malcolm McDowell.


GRABBERS (Ireland) 
In this Sundance audience crowd-pleaser in the mould of TREMORS, when a small Irish town is invaded by bloodsucking tentacled aliens, the locals discover that getting drunk may be their only way to survive as it gives them some resistance to the creatures!


A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING (UK)
A dark and quirky comedy about a very nervous writer played by fan favorite Simon Pegg (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, STAR TREK, SPACED) struggling with a slew of mental demons while working on a new novel about Victorian serial killers.


DEAD SUSHI (Japan)
A vacation resort faces an attack of killer sushi in this outrageous horror comedy from the same deliciously deranged Japanese filmmakers who brought you MACHINE GIRL and TOKYO GORE POLICE!


LLOYD THE CONQUEROR (Canada)
A crowd-pleasing fantasy comedy about three male college students who are roped into battle with Derek the Unholy, a dark wizard who is determined to hold onto his title as champion of the Larpers. Co-stars Mike Smith (aka "Bubbles" from TRAILER PARK BOYS), Harland Williams (DUMB & DUMBER) and Brian Posehn (SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM).


DOOMSDAY BOOK (Korea)
Winner of Fantasia Film Festival's Best Film Award, this trio of apocalyptic tales features the rise of sentient robots, a zombie virus outbreak and an asteroid on a fatal collision course with earth. Co-directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Jee-woon Kim (I SAW THE DEVIL, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE WEIRD,  A TALE OF TWO SISTERS)


SUSHI GIRL (USA)
A reunion dinner for a gang of vicious criminals reopens old wounds with deadly consequences. This stylish, ultra violent crime film in the mould of Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS features a genre cast to die for including Tony Todd (CANDYMAN),  Michael Biehn (TERMINATOR), Danny Trejo (MACHETE), Sonny Chiba (KILL BILL) and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill!


WRONG (USA)
A hit at Sundance, fans of David Lynch and the Coen Brothers will delight in this latest cinematic oddity from the deranged mind of Quentin Dupieux (RUBBER): an absurd crime thriller about a man and the very strange things that happen to him as he tries to track down his kidnapped dog.


UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (USA) Canadian Premiere!
Action legends Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme reunite in the latest bone-crunching chapter of the popular Universal Soldier sci-fi action movie series. Joining them is Scott Adkins (EXPENDABLES 2). This time to survive, the Unisols must battle anarchy amongst their order, weeding out the weak, and testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-or-death combat!

So there you have it! The first ten titles of this years festival. TADFF's sizzle reel and trailers for all ten films can be found after the break!

Around the Internet:
  • xxsharksinthegenepoolxx

    Curious to see many of these. I've already seen Rec 3 and consider it the worst film I've seen this year. It adds nothing to the series and doesn't move the storyline forward at all. Even at just 80 minutes it seemed too long. The Raid had a deeper plot (and kicked ass way better as well). A major disappointment.

    On the plus side, the middle story in Doomsday Book, about a robot that may or may not be Buddha, is outstanding. The other two stories are fun, but this part is excellent, and easily the best made and acted of the three stories.

blog comments powered by Disqus
​​