With the final film line-up announced and special guests already booking flights to Toronto (legendary horror dude Uwe Boll! Direct from Germany!), the acclaimed Toronto After Dark Film Festival is set to play out its second year. Starting tomorrow night through to the 25th, the Bloor Cinema will play host to over 50 new independent and international horror/sci-fi/fantasy/action/animation and generally offbeat works from across North America, Europe and Asia.
Aside from director Boll, who will be having it out with local film critic/nemesis Chris Alexander from Rue Morgue post-screening, special guests this year include Troma Studios’ Lloyd Kaufman, hosting the screening of his zombie chicken musical, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Jim Mickle, director of the award-winning zombie flick Mulberry Street, and actor/producer Chris Sharp of the closing gala film Murder Party.
Regular screenings are $10 for general public/$8 for students, with advance tickets and package deals available online. And for those attending the conveniently mid-fest Toronto Zombie Walk (starting at Trinity Bellwoods this Sunday afternoon), tickets for that night’s double-bill are only $13 for zombies, $15 for squares in their civvies.
For those wanting to nerd-out with fellow horror geeks post-film, Pub After Dark happens nightly at Pauper’s right across the way from the Bloor. The whole banger culminates next Thursday with a requisite afterparty at the Bovine.
Photo courtesy Toronto After Dark Film Festival from Flickr.