18 Oct 2018

Film Review: I’ll Take Your Dead (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

October is a busy and exciting month for horror fans as the Halloween month is always full of film festivals for those of us with a desire to be terrified. Coming to a close this week is Canadian horror, action, sci-fi film fest TORONTO AFTER DARK. The festival opened on

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14 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW: ROBBERY (TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL)

It’s the 13th year of the TORONTO AFTER DARK (TAD) film festival and year after year, it just keeps getting better.  Much like Montreal’s FANTASIA film festival, TAD is not horror specific. These festivals are for sci-fi, genre, action, fantasy and more.  That makes for some really interesting and formidable

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13 Oct 2018

FILM REVIEW: TiCK (Toronto After Dark Film Festival)

TiCK is the second short film by Toronto native Ashlea Wessel. It’s also her second short film (the first being INK) to play the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. I was a big fan of INK, but I found TiCK to be leaps and bounds ahead of it.   There

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30 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: MAYHEM (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

MAYHEM played at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival this month. My schedule did not allow me to go see it when it played in the theatre, so I watched it at home.  Before I delve deeper (and reveal some spoilers) I will say this: If you get the chance

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27 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: THE VILLAINESS (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

THE VILLAINESS (originally titled Ak-Nyeo) opens with one of the most badass fight scenes in recent memory. Seriously, the opening number (which feels like a single first-person shot) opens with such fire and fury that it’s almost nauseating. I mean that in the best of ways. Playing at this year’s

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24 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: EAT LOCALS (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival has officially wrapped, and as always they’ve brought to light some of the best examples of independent horror cinema from around the world. One of the more subversive offerings this time around is the superb vampire comedy EAT LOCALS. Not subversive in terms of being

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23 Oct 2017

FILM REVIEW: LOWLIFE (TORONTO AFTER DARK)

LOWLIFE is a film that gives you a lot to like, but it isn’t without its difficulties. Playing as a part of this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, it’s definitely one of the stranger films in the program line-up. It’s not perfect, but there’s enough there to keep you

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