Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is the fourth entry of the series about dead soldiers being turned into the ultimate killing machines.  The film is a direct follow-up to the previous entry Universal Soldier: Regeneration and is directed by that film’s director John Hyams.  That said, the film also works well as a stand-alone entry, […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Lloyd the Conqueror

I generally consider myself to be a geek.  In addition to my passionate love for movies, I can be found browsing around the Silver Snail comic book store, attending Fan Expo every August, watching The Big Bang Theory, and playing video games whenever I can (including the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game World […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book is a Korean sci-fi anthology film directed by Yim Pil-sung (Hansel & Gretel) and Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil).  The film features three stories, each of which covers different apocalyptic scenarios: a zombie uprising, sentient robots, and finally a meteor on a collision course to earth.  One impression I got from the […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Cockneys vs Zombies

If you take the London crime comedies of Guy Ritchie and mix them with Shaun of the Dead, then you will have a pretty good idea about what Cockneys vs Zombies is about.  The film focuses on East London brothers Andy and Terry, who have decided to rob a bank in order to save the […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on REC3: Genesis

Rec 3: Genesis is the third instalment of the popular Spanish zombie series.  As the title suggests, the first two Rec films were found-footage horror films.  While Rec 3 begins with a similar format, it quickly changes into something different, which I still found to be an entertaining film. Having fun with the found-footage premise […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Inbred

Two social workers and four delinquent teens travel to the rural British town of Mortlake for a community service project.  The townsfolk are made up of bucktoothed hillbillies and it revealed fairly quickly that they don’t take too kindly to strangers. Inbred was hyped as the most gory film of this year’s Toronto After Dark […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Crave

Crave is a modern noir thriller about a crime scene photographer named Aiden (Josh Lawson), who is increasingly bothered by the rampant crime he witnesses on the streets of Detroit.  He regularly confides with his cop buddy Pete (Ron Perlman) and wonders aloud whether or not the world would be better place if the majority […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on American Mary

American Mary is the second film by Jen and Sylvia Soska, also know as The Twisted Twins.  The film focuses on a medical student named Mary (played by Ginger Snap’s Katherine Isabelle), who finds herself in a little financial difficulty.  In an effort to to make some money, she applies for a job at a […]

Toronto After Dark 2012: My Thoughts on Grabbers

Just outside a quaint little Irish coastal town, a green comet of sorts crashes into an ocean.  A fishing boat goes to check it out, thinking it was a flare, and the crew is quickly killed by some sort of creature.  So begins the opening film of the 2012 Toronto After Dark film festival, which […]

Get Ready for Toronto After Dark Bingo!

One of the fun time wasters of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was “TIFF Bingo.”   The game was a mix of traditional bingo and a scavenger hunt, in which you you check off boxes such as “Atom Egoyan Sighting” or “Vote for People’s Choice” and you would tweet your progress to a hashtag.  While […]