Genre fans can get scared for four more nights, during the closing days of Toronto After Dark. The horror, sci-fi and action film festival is finishing its 14th annual edition this week at the Scotiabank Theatre.
Tickets are still available for the last four nights of screenings. They’re on sale for $13.99 per show, or $11.99 each if two or more tickets are purchased online at the same time at Cineplex’s website, or on the Cineplex App.
Below is the schedule of the last four nights of this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival:
Tonight, Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7pm: ‘8’ (South Africa) – Toronto Premiere
Cast: Inge Beckmann, Garth Breytenbach, Chris April
Director: Harold Holscher
In the creepy new South African ghost story, ‘8,’ a young family tries to start a new life on a remote rural farm. But soon they encounter the wrath of demonic forces that have existed on their property long since ancient times. Making full use of the stunning South African landscape, and packed with eery moments, horror fans are in for a unique and haunting treat with ‘8!’
Buy tickets for ‘8’ here
9:30pm: ‘Homewrecker’ (Canada) – Toronto Premiere
Cast: Precious Chong, Alex Essoe, Kris Siddiqi
Director: Zach Gayne
In this dark, biting horror comedy that evokes a twisted modern update to Stephen King’s ‘Misery,’ a young woman (‘Starry Eyes’ Alex Essoe) finds herself being held against her will by an eccentric lady (Precious Chong), whose been stalking her as a potential best friend. As the duel between captive and captor escalates hysterically, one minute you’ll find yourself laughing, the next minute you’ll scream!
Buy tickets for ‘Homewrecker’ here.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23
9.30pm: ‘The Mortuary Collection’ (USA) – International Premiere
Cast: Clancy Brown, Barak Hardley, Jacob Elordi and Christine Kilmer
Director: Ryan Spindell
An absolute delight for horror fans from the opening credits to the finish, ‘The Mortuary Collection’ sees the creepy mortician Montgomery Dark (Clancy Brown) recount five terrifying tales of ghosts, monsters, slasher killers and more to a young woman applying for a job as his assistant. Filled with eye-popping practical effects, lots of scares and a good dose of creepy humor, it all adds up to an unmissable cinematic love letter to classic 1980s horror!
Buy tickets for ‘The Mortuary Collection’ here.
Thursday, October 24
7pm: ‘Werewolf’ (Poland) – Canadian Premiere
Cast: Kamil Polnisiak, Nicolas Przygoda, Sonia Mietielica and Danuta Stenka
Director: Adrian Panek
At first glance, a film set during the last days of World War II about a group of kids trying to avoid Nazi soldiers and rabid wolves in the woods might not seem like Toronto After Dark fare. But trust us: this award winning Polish film gets so intense, we think it delivers more terror per minute than just about any other film in our lineup! If you’re looking for a more original horror experience that pushes you to the limit, look no further than ‘Werewolf!’
Buy tickets for ‘Werewolf’ here.
9:30pm: ‘Enhanced’ (Canada) – World Premiere
Cast: Alanna Bale, George Tchortov, Adrian Holmes, Chris Mark and Elvis Stojko
Director: James Mark
Packed with kick-ass action and super-powered throw downs, James Mark’s ‘Enhanced’ is a thrilling new sci-fi action flick set to delight fans. In the vein of ‘X-Men,’ when a sinister government organization declares them illegal, a group of ‘enhanced’ mutant outcasts including a young woman (‘Cardinal’s Alanna Bale) go on the run. Soon, a super-enhanced serial killer emerges on the scene, and the dynamics between hunter and prey changes. Adding extra action to the cast is Canadian Olympic icon and martial artist, Elvis Stojko, who will be in attendance along with the cast and crew for this World Premiere screening.
Buy tickets for here.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi and action cinema. Each October, the critically acclaimed event screens over 50 films, both features and shorts, from around the world, in front of over 10,000 attendees. This year’s 14th annual festival, which began last Thursday, October 17, and concludes this Thursday, October 25, is once again being held at the Scotiabank Theatre, which is the biggest cinema in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, and is located at 259 Richmond Street West.
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