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 announced on Sunday. Dead Snow 2, Predestination and horror doc Why Horror? took home the Audience Choice Awards for Best Feature Film.
Dead Snow 2 won four other Audience Choice awards rounding the number up to five: Best Make-up, Best Film To Watch With A Crowd, Best Fight (Nazi zombies vs Russian zombies) and Best Gore. And the Aussie fright flick The Babadook took home five awards as well, including Best Director (Jennifer Kent), Best Leading Actress (Essie Davis), Best Monster/Creature (The Babadook), Scariest Film and Best Trailer.
Kiwi haunted house flick Housebound, The Spierig Brothers' time travel film Predestination and the hairy Wolves each won three awards at the end.
Wyrmwood, Late Phases and The ABCs of Death 2 each took home a pair.
To see what everyone won, here is the full list below!
BEST FEATURE FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS:1. GOLD: DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEAD2. SILVER: PREDESTINATION3. BRONZE: WHY HORROR?FEATURE FILM SPECIALTY CATEGORY - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS:THE BABADOOKBEST DIRECTOR (Jennifer Kent)BEST LEADING ACTRESS (Essie Davis)BEST MONSTER/CREATURE (The Babadook)SCARIEST FILMBEST TRAILERHOUSEBOUNDBEST HORROR FILMBEST COMEDYBEST ENSEMBLE CASTDEAD SNOW 2: RED VS DEADBEST MAKE-UPBEST FILM TO WATCH WITH A CROWDBEST FIGHT (Nazi zombies vs Russian zombies)BEST GOREWOLVESBEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILMBEST VILLAIN (Connor played by Jason Momoa)BEST SCREENING Q&APREDESTINATIONBEST SCI-FI FILMBEST SCREENPLAY (The Spierig Brothers adapted from the Story "All You Zombies" by Robert A. Heinlein)WYRMWOODBEST ACTION FILMFILM MOST LIKE TO SEE A SEQUEL TOLATE PHASESBEST LEADING ACTOR (Nick Damici)BEST HERO (Ambrose played by Nick Damici)THE ABCS OF DEATH 2BEST TITLE SEQUENCEBEST KILL (Z is for Zygote)KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTERMOST ORIGINAL FILMHELLMOUTHBEST SPECIAL EFFECTSTHE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWNBEST CINEMATOGRAPHYOPEN WINDOWSBEST EDITINGLET US PREYBEST MUSIC (Steve Lynch)SUBURBAN GOTHICBEST LINE OF DIALOGUE ("Next time you interrupt your mother sucking my dick, there's going to be hell to pay" spoken by Ray Wise)WHY HORROR?BEST POSTER (Illustrated by Ghoulish Gary Pullin)BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS:1. GOLD: PERIOD PIECE Directed by James McLellan2. SILVER: DEAD HEARTS Directed by Stephen W. Martin3. BRONZE: SATAN'S DOLLS Directed by Carlo SchefterBEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS:1. GOLD: INVADERS Directed by Jason Kupfer2. SILVER: HAPPY B-DAY Directed by Holger Frick3. BRONZE: HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME Directed by Ben AstonBEST FESTIVAL BUMPER - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS:1. GOLD: SWAN SONG by O. Hannah Films (aka The Battery Boys)2. SILVER: MONSTER IN THE ROOM by Jay Clarke3. BRONZE: VINES AT NINE by Shannon Rae Hanmer