Okay, so the Toronto International Film Festival hasn't even started (well, for us journos covering we've been screening movies for a couple of weeks but never mind), but I'm already geting excited about this year's Toronto After Dark.
It's the second year for the little genre festival that could and big kudos to founder Adam Lopez and his crew for putting together what promises to be a gorrific lineup.
Adam's only giving us a peek at seven of the 14 feature premieres, just a taste to whet or sick little appetites for all things horror, sci-fi, fantasy and just plain weird.
Here's what we can expect so far:
THE TRIPPER (Toronto Premiere), the debut film from DAVID ARQUETTE (SCREAM), is a psychedelic horror film featuring a star-studded cast (JASON MEWES, PAUL REUBENS, THOMAS JANE, JAIME KING) being stalked by a RONALD REAGAN mask-wearing psycho killer.
From Korea comes AACHI & SSIPAK (Toronto Premiere) an eye-popping sci-fi animation that references some of the most beloved genre films of all time including INDIANA JONES and THE TERMINATOR.
Fans can also look forward to plenty of sword and sorcery action from Russia’s most expensive film ever, the epic fantasy THE WOLFHOUND (Toronto Premiere).
There's the highly anticipated new zombie musical from Troma Films’ Lloyd Kaufman (POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD), two critically acclaimed new zombie outbreak films (MULBERRY STREET and AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION) and a hilarious and award-winning documentary about one priest’s disastrous attempt to shoot a Christian version of Star Wars (AUDIENCE OF ONE).
If this gets you just a little big excited for TAD, which runs October 19-25 at the Bloor Cinema, head over to the official TAD site to view trailers and order festival passes and all that good shit.