October 20-27, 2011 - 8 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

FATHER’S DAY

ASTRON-6, Canada/USA, 2011, 100 mins

World Premiere, One Screening Only
Friday, Oct 21 2011, 9.45pm, Toronto Underground Cinema
$13, Age 19+, Includes entry after screening to social event, Pub After Dark

Short Description

In the vein of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN and MACHETE, a ruthless vigilante stops at nothing to track down a depraved serial killer in this awesomely ultraviolent and sleazy cult horror action film from Astron-6 and Troma!

The Buzz

This is the World Premiere Screening!

(An) “onslaught of sexiness, crudeness, grossness, horror and hilarity….practical effects rule the day and there is plenty of violence and blood to satisfy the sick bastard in us all….The comedic elements in Father’s Day are spot on.”
- Twitch

“FATHER’S DAY is over the top, tasteless, senseless, and completely hilarious….this is a level of depravity rarely achieved in cinema…..From the nauseating beginning to the bombastic and bloody end, FATHER’S DAY should not be missed.”
- Ain’t It Cool News

“A cult classic of the goofy/gory genre. It pretty well exceeds at both…..With a surreal plotline, exceptional acting, a host of hilarious one-liners, and a large, beautiful cast of many many almost naked women this is one highly recommended giggle & gorefest you really shouldn’t miss.”
- Quiet Earth

***TORONTO AFTER DARK 2011 UPDATE***

Winner, Audience Choice Award for BEST FEATURE FILM, GOLD - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Winner, 5 Fans Choice Awards for BEST HERO, BEST KILLS, MOST ORIGINAL FILM, BEST TRAILER, BEST POSTER - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This Film’s Screening at Toronto After Dark had MANY REVIEWS, read them here.

Synopsis

Lock up your fathers! Winnipeg filmmaking collective Astron-6 has teamed up with Troma to bring you FATHER’S DAY, an offside thrill ride about a cannibalistic, dad-defiling psychopath and the one-eyed, well-armed vigilante desperate to stop him. As goofy as it is gory, this grindhouse companion to HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN shocks and entertains with its elixir of gore, buggery, cross-dressing, hallucinogens, incest, and, er… maple syrup. Take the humour of THE EVIL DEAD, stir in the street trashiness of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, set it to the retro beat of a Dario Argento-style electro-score and you’re in for an exploitation explosion that promises no dad is safe and nothing is sacred when it comes to FATHER’S DAY!
- Trevor Tuminski

Co-Presenters

Screens With Short Film

  • MY MAIN SQUEEZE, Canada, 2011, 7 min, Chris Nash. See Canada After Dark for details.

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