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Though Brad Pitt might be sitting this one out, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival just unveiled the first seven of fourteen feature premieres for their critically acclaimed horror/fantasy fest. Now entering its second year, the current lineup includes (wait for it) David Arquette’s horror film debut as writer/director, The Tripper (starring Paul Reubens, Jason Mewes, Lukas Haas, etc). As if that wasn’t a sufficient enough reason to grab tickets, other flicks include the highly anticipated new zombie musical from Troma Films‘ Lloyd Kaufman (Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead) and the most expensive Russian fantasy film ever made (The Wolfhound). Also, a new sci-fi animation from Korea (Aachi & Ssipak, whose IMDB entry reads “In a future where energy is made from fecal matter…small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang”), two critically acclaimed new zombie outbreak films (Mulberry Street and Automaton Transfusion) and an award-winning documentary about one priest’s attempt to shoot a Christian version of Star Wars (Audience Of One). Yes, sir. Torontoist is excited.
The festival itself kicks off on October 19th and runs through to the 25th at the Bloor Cinema. For now, fans can check out trailers for the first seven films and pre-order festival passes at a special early bird rate. Look out for the final film announcement later this month.
Photo by Toronto After Dark Film Festival from Flickr.