A few weeks ago we got a look at the initial lineup of films screening at Toronto After Dark which ran the gamut from French Blaxploitation to eagerly awaited festival faves to the return of Coffin Friggin' Joe. That was only the first half of the schedule and nine more films have been added to the roster making Toronto a primo destination for genre fans the week of August 14-21.
Not much is known about the plot of "The Cabin in the Woods" currently but since it's a collaboration between Joss Whedon and "Lost"/"Cloverfield" writer Drew Goddard chances are it will be some kind of awesome. These three teasers posters bode well.
The next couple of months are going to be a good time to be a horror fan in Toronto. In August we've got TorontoAfter Dark (stay tuned next week to find out the rest of the lineup) and September 10-19 the city is host to the Toronto International Film Festival and it's genre-rific program Midnight Madness.
Last week we took a look at three of the movies recently announced at the 4th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Today we finish out the initial lineup of films that will be screening at the fest August 14-21.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, screening this August 14th - 23rd, has announced the first wave of films festival-attendees can check out. In addition to some much-buzzed festival favs like "Grace" and "Trick 'R' Treat", the fest has a solid lineup of fresh international genre pics.
In an attempt to lower the number of fatal traffic accidents, a safe driving campaign in New Zealand erected a billboard of a child's face that bleeds when it rains. Supposedly, it has been successful in reducing the death toll but there's no word on how many accidents have been caused by people driving past and gawking at the freaky possessed billboard.
The news that Werner Herzog was going to reboot "Bad Lieutenant" with Nic Cage in the title role was greeted by a massive "WTF?" from cinemaphiles. Then, we were treated to an escalating feud between Herzog and original "Bad Lietenant" director Abel Ferrara in which Herzog claimed to have never seen the movie he was remaking and to have never heard of Ferrara, which prompted Ferrara to invite Herzog to "die in hell" and said that the producer of the film "sucks cock in hell". Whew.
I admit it, I'm a lifelong "Star Trek" hater. Over the years I've tried to get into "Star Trek" a few times but I don't think I've ever made it all the way through an episode. Not that I minded that much - every geek needs another group of geeks they can look at and feel cool in comparison. If I became a Trekkie there'd be no one left for my scorn but the LARPers.
On Sunday British author J.G. Ballard died at 78 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Ballard was primarily considered a post-modernist sci-fi writer but his best known book was “Empire of the Sun”, a fictionalized account of his childhood in a Japanese-run prison camp in WWII-era Shanghai which Stephen Spielberg adapted into a movie in 1987 starring a young Christian Bale.
Hi everybody. Your regularly scheduled tour guide Schnaars is off attending a fancy advance screening of “A Haunting in Connecticut”, munching on lobster-flavored popcorn no doubt, so I'll be filling tonight for all your “Lost” related blogging needs.