James vs. His Future Self

TADFF19: James vs. His Future Self

A time-travel obsessed scientist is visited by an older version of himself in James vs. His Future Self. James (Jonas Chernick) is a scientist who spends all day trying to figure out time travel, hoping to impress his boss Dr. Edna Rowley (Frances Conroy). Ignoring everyone in his life except his sister Meredith (Tommie-Amber Pirie) […]

Blood Machines

TADFF19: Blood Machines

Two space hunters chase down an intergalactic ghost in Blood Machines. Vascan (Anders Heinrichsen) is the captain of a spaceship that also includes the mechanic Lago (Christian Erickson) and artificial intelligence Tracy. As Vascan investigates a downed spacecraft, he is stopped by the priestess Corey (Elisa Lasowski), who allows the female ghost Mima (Joëlle Berckmans) […]

TADFF19: Witches in the Woods

A group of friends get lost in the wilderness and find themselves tormented by a supernatural force in Witches in the Woods. Derek (Craig Arnold), Jill (Hannah Kasulka), Phillip (Corbin Bleu), Tod (Kyle Mac), Mattie (Alexander De Jordy), Bree (Humberly González), and Alison (Sasha Clements) are a group of friends heading out on a ski […]

TADFF19: Extra Ordinary

A lonely driving instructor with special abilities reluctantly returns to ghost hunting in Extra Ordinary. Rose Dooley (Maeve Higgins) is a driving instructor in a rural Irish town, who is plagued by guilt over the death of her paranormal investigator father Vincent (Risteard Cooper), which has resulted in Rose being unwilling to use her psychic […]

Toronto After Dark 2019

TADFF19: Highlights of the 2019 Toronto After Dark Film Festival

We are less than two weeks away from the 14th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which will be taking place from October 17-25, 2019 at the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto. With the entirety of this year’s line-up now announced on the official website, I thought I would go through the line-up and offer […]

Sean Kelly Interviews: Brett Simmons and Fran Kranz on You Might Be the Killer

To coincide with the fact that the film is now available for streaming on Shudder, here is the interview I conducted during this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival with director Brett Simmons and star Fran Kranz about the meta horror-comedy You Might Be the Killer. 00:19 – Introductory Comments01:19 – Clip: “You Might Be the […]

TADFF18: Wrap-Up

Another edition of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival has come to a close. This has been my 10th year attending the festival and I have watched how much the festival has grown in that time, especially after it moved to its current location of the Scotiabank Theatre. It will be interesting to see how […]

TADFF18: Pre-Feature Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the Pre-Feature Shorts from the 2018 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Echoes in the Ice A group of men enter an abandoned facility and find a weird well in the lower levels. Echoes in the Ice is a sci-fi tinged short that kind of reminded me a bit of The Thing. While, the […]

TADFF18: Canadian Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films part of the Toronto After Dark Canadian Short Film Showcase. Bone Mother In this stop motion fable, the vain Prince Vladimir visits Baba Yaga hoping to get the Water of Life. Bone Mother is an NFB produced stop motion short that combine two legends into one creepy story. Altogether, […]

TADFF18: International Short Film Showcase

Here are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the 2018 Toronto After Dark International Short Film Showcase. Trespass A police officer gets a little trigger happy on a call, but quickly finds out that his crime cannot be covered up that easily. Structured as a found footage film, recorded from the […]