Toronto After Dark Film Fest Unveils First 10 Films to Screen During 2019 Edition
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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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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2019
Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond Street West,Toronto,ON, Canada-M5V 3M6
Starting on
October 17, 2019
Ending on
October 24, 2019
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which is one of the world's leading showcases of new horror, sci-fi and action cinema, has five more screenings lined up during the last four nights of its 2019 edition.
Offer Price
CAD $11.99-$13.99

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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