Film Festival News - Lineups, Announcements

Raven Banner Joins THE HEXECUTIONERS' Ranks Of Death Doulas

Word from our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment is that they have picked up the World sales rights for Jesse Thomas Cook's rural horror flick The Hexecutioners. Raven Banner lands cult thriller "THE HEXECUTIONER'S"Toronto, Canada - Raven Banner Entertainment has picked... More »
By Andrew Mack   

THE HEXECUTIONERS: Trailer And Stills From Canadian Occult Horror

The Hexecutioners marks the second direct collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl and Septic Man) and Canada's nefarious scribe Tony Burgess (Pontypool and Hellmouth). Cook produced two more of Burgess' screenplays Hellmouth and Ejecta, so yeah, they are pretty comfortable around each other. Their latest... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2015: DEATHGASM, LOVE & PEACE And TALES OF HALLOWEEN Lead First Wave

We are just over a month away from the annual gathering of Toronto's 'cinemaniacs'. the Toronto After Dark Film Festival! It is almost hard to believe that the festival is already celebrating it's ten year anniversary and we at TwitchFilm... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2014: DEAD SNOW 2 And THE BABADOOK Win Big At Fest

The votes have been counted and the audience at this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival has spoken. After an massively successful year including an unprecedented thirteen sold out screenings (twelve and both screenings of The Babadook) the winners were... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Anchor Bay And Raven Banner Will LET US PREY In Canada

Anchor Bay and Raven Banner have secured Canadian distribution rights for the UK/Ireland action horror flick Let Us Prey. Brian O'Malley's film just helped close a very successful year at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last Friday. The film... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Raven Banner And Anchor Bay Get Canadian Rights For HOUSEBOUND!

Finally! Someone in Canada has secured distribution rights for Kiwi comedy horror Housebound! It was announced Thursday night to a sell out crowd at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival prior to its rousing Opening Gala screening but we waited... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2014: HOUSEBOUND, WYRMWOOD And LATE PHASES Among Second Wave Of TItles

With just over two weeks to go until the ninth annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival begins on October 16, it is time to reveal the final batch of films to make up this year's lineup. We will start here at... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2014: The Alphabet, Time Travel And Various Undead Things Highlight First Wave

As we mourn the loss of summer, once the dust has settled here in Toronto in a couple of weeks time, all eyes turn to the Toronto After Dark Film Festival in October. Toronto After Dark is one of our... More »
By Andrew Mack   

AFM 2013: Indiecan Gets Some MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH For Canada

The Mold knows, Canada. The Mold knows. As Don Thacker's Motivational Growth continues to pick up awards on the festival circuit, it certainly caught the eye of Indican Entertainment when it played here in Toronto at After Dark. So much so,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark: EEGA, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE And THE BATTERY Win Big

Our apologies to the staff and crew at Toronto After Dark. We are a little tardy in sharing with you the award winners at this year's festival. Really, to no one's surprise, Tollywood flick Eega flew away with nine awards in... More »
By Andrew Mack   

TADFF 2013 Short Film, Short Review: MY FATHER IS A BIRD

Out of Jerusalem comes this 13-minute examination of life and death and puberty. Young Benny is quickly discovering boners and what to do with them in his private moments. This would all be pretty normal, if not for his father... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Indiecan Goes It Alone, Gets Canadian Rights For Isaac Cravit's SOLO

Canadian psychological thriller Solo will have its Toronto Premiere at Toronto After Dark on October 21st. And fresh on the heels of word that Solo is the first acquisition of the new Shock Til You Drop distribution label in the... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Cannibals! Bugs! Bigfoot! Sewer Dwellers! Child Killers! and Talking Mould!? October gets Icky as Toronto After Dark Announces its 2013 Line-up!

Proving that there is no shortage of quality film festivals in the city of Toronto, the 8th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, TADFF, is all set to roll out on October 17th, and they have announced their full 9... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Strip Down With The Trailer For Irish Comedy THE STAG

Writer-director John Butler knows one thing very well: Nothing good can ever happen of taking a group of men out of the city and putting them in the wild in the company of substances designed to make them even more... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto After Dark Announces New Venue For 2013

This October the Toronto After Dark Film Festival will have a new venue partner. This year's edition of the genre film festival will take place at the Scotiabank Theatre deeper into the cold, cold heart or our fair city. Yep,... More »
By Andrew Mack   

TORONTO AFTER DARK Calls For Entries For Its Eighth Edition!!!

Has it really been eight years? Wow. It feels like it was not too long ago Todd and I were sitting down in a local pub with festival director Adam Lopez as he described his dream of bringing a full-on... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Toronto After Dark 2012: Award Winners Announced

After several days of mostly second-tier genre film fun, the Toronto After Dark film festival has wrapped for another year.This was my first year dipping my toes into the fest, and for me what was most nice was having another... More »
By Jason Gorber   

THE LAST EXORCISM Wins Toronto After Dark

It took a moment to tally things up but the numbers have been checked and double checked and the Toronto After Dark Festival announced their award winners yesterday. Topping the Audience Award voting was Daniel Stamm's The Last Exorcism followed... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto After Dark Is FIVE YEARS YOUNG And Chris Nash Has A Special Present.

The Toronto After Dark Festival turned five this year and to celebrate some favored film makers from years past have created a trio of new 'bumpers' for the festival this year. Opening night saw the first appearance of this bumpers,... More »
By Todd Brown   

Toronto After Dark Announces The 2010 Lineup!

With the festival just over two weeks away, the 2010 edition of Toronto After Dark has just announced its horror-heavy lineup of titles. And though I'm no longer involved in the festival I've got to say it's a good one.What... More »
By Todd Brown   
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