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Toronto After Dark 2016: Call For Entries For This Year's Festival

This year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival is spilling out from October 13th through 21st. The early bird deadline is fast approaching. The call for entries has gone out for one of Canada's best fantastic film festivals.  This year Toronto...

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...

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: PATCHWORK's Combo Of Laughs And Gore Will Leave You In Stitches

Jennifer, Ellie and Madeleine could not be more different from each other. Jennifer is a professional businesswoman ready to celebrate her birthday and closing a big deal at work. Ellie is a party girl looking for a good time. And...

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE HEXECUTIONERS, Welcome To The Job From Hell

Sanctioned euthanasia is a full blown industry and Malison is just starting to get her feet wet at her new job. After a rough start she is paired up with seasoned veteran Olivia and together they head out to the...

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE HOLLOW ONE Demonstrates More Depth Than Its Title Lets On

Rachel Wade left the family farm two years ago for the big city after a tragic accident took the life of her mother. Now living in downtown Seattle the disappearance of her father compels her to return and face her...

Toronto After Dark 2015 Review: THE DIABOLICAL Covers The Basics Of Haunted Houses With A Hint Of Sci-Fi

Let us jump right into The Diabolical, because that is what writer/director Alistair Legrand and writing partner Luke Harvis do. Right off the hop we meet Ali Later as Madison, a single mom who is trying to hold on to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, A Solid Slasher Flick With Style To Spare

The Town That Dreaded Sundown begins with Texarkana resident Jami Lerner at the local drive-in with Corey. They are watching the original 1976 flick at an annual screening on Hallowe'en night. Jami is not having a good time so the...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WHY HORROR? Speaks To Fans And Outsiders Alike

As a longtime and committed fan of the horror genre, Tal Zimmerman takes us on a journey to discover its roots, influences, players and place in different cultures. His travels will take him as far away as Japan, England and...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: WOLVES Takes A Bite Out Of Pretty YA Fare

Cayden Richards had it all. He was the quarterback of his high school football team. He had a smoking hot girlfriend on his arm. Yep. Senior year was looking pretty good. But there was trouble stirring. Cayden kept having nightmares. On...

Toronto After Dark 2014 Review: HELLMOUTH Is One Man's Existential Crisis

Ubiquitous character actor Stephen McHattie is always a pleasure to see up on the big screen. From supporting roles in Hollywood films like The Fountain, Watchmen and A History of Violence, to central performances in indie Canadian productions like the...

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...

Toronto After Dark 2014: We Pick Nine Must-See Flicks

As the ninth edition of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival approaches, I conferred with two other Twitch Film men-about-Toronto, Kurt Halfyard and Jason Gorber, and we came up with our top nine must-see films of this year's festival, which...

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...

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...

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,...

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...