Saturday, October 20, 2007

At the Toronto After Dark Film Festival

It was a week of dark chills and thrills as the second Toronto After Dark Film Festival swept the city. I was at many of the screenings and events to wave the AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits banner.

Our ad in the festival program drew enquiries from fans and filmmakers alike. Seems a lot of folks just cannot get enough horror in their diet.

The TAD festival's films came from around the world and showcased a diversity of horror genre visions.

Part of the fun in attending is supporting fellow filmmakers. Mark Lougee's stop motion animated short film The Pit and the Pendulum wowed the crowd as the opening film for Uwe Boll's In the Name of the King. [top photo, from left: Marc Lougee, Miguel Gallego, festival director Adam Lopez, Uwe Boll]

And then there's the chance to meet Troma Films' head honcho Lloyd Kaufman for a chin wag, and a thumbs up photo op. [bottom photo, on left] His film Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead is a crowd pleaser with a message (don't tell anyone) and a catchy theme song.

Looking forward to next year's festival.
Toronto After Dark Film Festival

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