Toronto After Dark Film Festival founder Adam Lopez announced the next slate of macabre movies to show at his fast-growing genre film festival, which will take place at the Toronto Underground Cinema between Oct. 20 and 27, on last night’s edition of Inner Space. Among the new additions:
Archive for FanTasia Film Festival
Starring Sam Stockman, Emily Plumtree, Matt Stokoe and Jessica Ellerby
Directed by Michael Axelgaard
Written by Matthew Holt
Description: The Blair Witch Project meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Plot: Four old school friends drive into the remote British countryside and discover an ancient tree where there have been several strange suicides involving young couples. They soon discover the area’s weird history, including the legend of the evil ghost of a monk said to drive its victims mad. At the same time, old jealousies and emotions threaten to drive the friends apart and maybe end their lives.
The Worldwide Short Film Festival is currently underway in Toronto, and horror fans will want to hit The Bloor Cinema tonight just before midnight for the “Creepy” portion of the festival’s two-night Midnight Mania programme. (The “Freaky” section, which is bizarre but not really horror, plays tomorrow night at the Royal Ontario Museum.)
Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist and co-founder Steven Severin will be winging his way to Toronto this weekend after performing and acting as a jury member at the recently ended FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal. Severin will be performing at the Neutral club (349A College Street) this Saturday night for an evening entitled “Music for Silents,” providing a live soundtrack for the 1928 French surrealist film The Seagull and The Clergyman.