Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First wave of Toronto After Dark 2009 announced!

The Dark comes a little earlier this year. Moving the Toronto After Dark Film Festival to August (14th-21st) was an interesting maneuver, that leaves me wondering what the Hell am I going to do in October?
Anyways... the first 8 titles for this year's fest have been announced!
In alphabetical order:

BLACK, a modern French riff on a mystical blacksploitation bank job, EMBODIMENT OF EVIL, the return of Brazil's cult icon Coffin Joe, THE FORBIDDEN DOOR, a stunning Lynchian noir from Indonesia, FRANKLYN, an ambitious alternate worlds fantasy starring my future ex-wife Eva Green, GRACE, where motherhood becomes a nightmare, SOMEONE'S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR, comes with the tag line "Caution, you might be too old for this film!", TRICK 'R TREAT, the highly anticipated Halloween night omnibus flick, and this year's bizzaro gore-fest from Japan VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL.


Will said...

I was just blogging about this same thing today! I'm glad the fest is running when it's warm out so I can enjoy a beer on the patio with my pals after the showings.

At least you can still do the Zombie Walk in October! HAHA!

DirtyRobot said...

@Will - nice coverage! I'm not really sure how to handle covering the films this year, since now I'm one of the programmers... :/

Will said...

You get the inside scoop then! HAHA! I'm just gonna stick to what I do best, gushing over great movies coz TAD always delivers.

If you're one of the programmers than maybe you can get some good in depth coverage of the behind the scenes action, that's something I'd be dying to hear about.