The first wave of film titles were revealed for the 2009, Toronto After Dark Film Festival. It boasts an impressive line up which includes new horror, sci-fi, action and cult feature films.
Included is the much-anticipated and long awaited Halloween set creepfest TRICK ‘R’ TREAT. First-time director Michael Dougherty (co-writer of X-MEN 2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS) directs a wildly entertaining slice of an EC Comics gem. The film follows five interwoven stories that occur on the same block, on the same night. A couple finds what happens when they blow a jack o’ lantern out before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer, a college virgin might have met the right guy for her, a group of mean teens play a prank that they take too far, and a hermit is visited by a special trick or treater.
French-Cameroonian rapper MC Jean Gab’1 stars in BLACK, a stylish, clever, crowd -pleasing French heist film. Guaranteed to please action-lovers while still maintaining a good story you want to invest your time in.
Following his success with TOKYO GORE POLICE, special effects genius and director Yoshihiro Nishimura returns with something decidedly more slapstick. VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL is a twisted, bloody and bizarre Japanese romantic comedy.
The festival’s first Brazilian feature EMBODIMENT OF EVIL signals a return of Jose Mojica Marins along with his legendary on screen horror icon, Coffin Joe. Embodiment of Evil marks the first time that Marins has made a film entirely free of censorial constraints. Not for the weak of heart, it will guarantee to make jaws drop with its grotesque and surreal imagery.
Not much is known about the final two films, but it does include the Indonesian, THE FORBIDDEN DOOR a dark and twisted thriller and SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR a psychedelic spin on the classic serial killer genre,