Thai Horror ALONE Wins Toronto After Dark Audience Award!

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The helper-monkeys over at Toronto After Dark are busily compiling links to all of the press generated by the 2007 edition of the festival and won't be updating the official festival website with this bit of news until that update is also ready to go live but word is out that, fresh off of its sweep of the LA Screamfest awards, Thai horror picture Alone has won the Audience Award at Toronto After Dark while taking top prize for the shorts was Danish puppet zombie splatter picture It Came From The West, which is currently being developed as a feature. We've been championing both of these pictures for a while in these pages and have to say that both awards are very well deserved.

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DrewbaccaNovember 2, 2007 11:29 AM

Garth - yeah, I picked up a copy of the Alone DVD while in Toronto's Chinatown. The subs are laughable and not worth even popping into your DVD player (your copy obviously may be different). Not worth ruining the movie for yourself if you're constantly laughing (literally) at the subs instead of enjoying the movie.

Kurt HalfyardNovember 2, 2007 11:55 AM

ahem. and a subtitle overlayer program.

Adam LopezNovember 2, 2007 3:52 PM

Alone is still doing its Festival run boyz! Lets encourage the fans to go see it the way it's meant to be seen.... in the dark with a jumping audience of fans.

Andrew MackNovember 2, 2007 6:20 PM

I just put up a link for the R3 DVD guys and gals. Buy! Buy now!

SwarezNovember 2, 2007 11:20 PM

Put down the order. Look forward to see it on my bog ass screen.

Kurt HalfyardNovember 3, 2007 1:23 AM

Garth, that's what i do (it's petty, but fun!).

/i have few friends.


GarthNovember 3, 2007 3:59 AM

You do it well, sir.

Everyone needs a little petty fun.

I, personally, am more of a "knocking people down in order to build myself up" person, but whatever floats your boat.

John ANovember 3, 2007 7:51 PM

I don't want going to knock you for enjoying Mulberry Street (which I enjoyed) or The Tripper (which I found completely forgettable). I found Alone to have a good story with pretty good ending. Yes, it did rely a bit too much on amped noise spikes near a few times but I thought it did a great job of creeping me out which I prefer over being shocked in my horror movies. Mulberry and The Tripper did not creep me out at all.

DJensenNovember 3, 2007 10:29 PM

Mulberry Street and The Tripper weren't trying to creep people out though — no long atmospheric build up scenes, no skin-curdling tension, no WTF? implications. Alone tried but it didn't pull it off (for me). The camera shocks (is there a proper term for the sudden reveals meant to scare?) were predictable and as cheap as ever, and counted against the few legitimately creepy indirect encounters with the twin (the beach foot prints, the elevator, the glass divider).

I'm not knocking anyone for liking Alone, I just didn't like it for the same reason I generally don't like most 'horror' movies, the cheap use of quick startles and violin spikes.