Toronto After Dark Film Festival unveiled its Final Wave of new horror, sci-fi and action films for 2019, including collections of Canadian and International Short Films. Highlights include THE MORTUARY COLLECTION a scary fun new horror film starring the iconic Clancy Brown, JAMES VS HIS FUTURE SELF an hysterical new sci-fi time travel comedy, and WEREWOLF the intense new World War II survival horror.
These films will all screen at Toronto After Dark as part of its 14th Annual Edition this October 17 to 25, 2019 at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
THE MORTUARY COLLECTION (USA)
International Premiere. 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 (played by fan favorite Clancy Brown) recount five terrifying tales of ghosts, monsters, slasher killers and more to a young woman applying for a job as his assistant.
JAMES VS HIS FUTURE SELF (CANADA)
Toronto Premiere. Director – Jeremy LaLonde
In this hysterical new sci-fi comedy, a young scientist James (Jonas Chernick) finds his life turned upside down when he’s visited by his crotchety future self (HOME ALONE’s Daniel Stern) who tries to talk him out of creating time travel. But when younger James won’t go along with future James plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man versus himself!
Canadian Premiere. Director – Adrian Panek
During the closing days of World War II, a group of children escape from a concentration camp and seek refuge in an abandoned mansion in the forest. But soon they find their new home is being terrorized by a pack of ferocious wolves, as terrifying as their Nazi captors. An official selection of over 20 International Film Festivals including Austin’s Fantastic Fest and winner of over 7 Film Festival Best Picture Awards.
World Premiere. 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. But when a super-enhanced serial killer emerges on the scene, the dynamics between hunter and prey changes. Adding extra action to the cast is Canadian Olympic icon and martial artist Elvis Stojko!
8 (SOUTH AFRICA)
Toronto Premiere. 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”!
Toronto Premiere. 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’s 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!
World Premiere. Director – Alex Chung
Fight choreographer Alex Chung channels JOHN WICK and JASON BOURNE with this hard-hitting action packed crime thriller about a jaded hitman who finds himself in a fight to the death with a group of vicious assassins. Packed with jaw-breaking fights, intense duels and dangerous stunts, CONTRACTS is a hardcore action movie fan’s delight!
MAKING MONSTERS (CANADA)
Canadian Premiere. Director – Justin Harding & Rob Brunner
Toronto After Dark Award-Winning short filmmaker Justin Harding (LATCHED) supersizes the fear with his terrifying feature debut, MAKING MONSTERS! When a couple famed for their scare-prank video channel are invited to a friend’s house in the countryside for a weekend getaway, a series of creepy events unfold. Soon the duo find turn the tables turned on them, as their lives spiral into a horrifying living nightmare!
36 AMAZING SHORT FILMS
A NOISE THAT CARRIES – Guillermo de la Rosa
ALASKA – Chris Wilson, Brianna Templeton, Gwynne Phillips
BARBARA-ANNE – Kat Webber
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER – Emily Gagne, Joshua Korngut
DARK BEFORE DAWN: CONVOY – Brodie Spaull and Paul Krysinski
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE – Ali Froggatt
EILID AND DAMH – Neil Cavalier
EYES OPEN – Jawed J.S.
FAR HORIZON – Sara Martins
GRAVE SIGHT – Angus Swantee
HEARTH – Sophie B. Jaques
IMAGINE A WORLD- Joanna Tsanis
KAKATSHAT – Eve Ringuette
MAKE ME A SANDWICH – Denman Hatch
MOMENT – Geoffrey Uloth
NO ONE WILL EVER BELIEVE YOU – Frederic Chalte
OCIMOKW!! (GO AWAY!!) – Mattis Ottawa
PATTERNS – B.J. Verot
PEEL – Cameron J. Kidd
PLAINSONG – Alexis Fortier Gauthier
SCHISM – Andrew Todd, Johnny Hall
THE CHANGELING – David Hamelin, Neil Macdonald
THE LIGHTSABER MAKER – Jeremy Brown
WE THREE QUEENS – Chris Agoston
ZOMBIES AND INDIANS- Keith Lawrence
BAR FIGHT – Benjamin R. Moody
DUELING SAMURAI – Kara Qring
EJECT – David Yorke
FLIP – Jessica Grace Smith
FURNACE OF THE BIRDS – Arsen Arzumanyan
LA NORIA – Carlos Baena
MAGGIE MAY – Mia’kate Russell
PLACE – Jason Gudasz
PUZZLEBY – Vincenzo Alello
TURBO KILLER – Seth Ickerman
YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH – Marc Martinez Jordon