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

2011 Program

MONSTER BRAWL Opening Gala Film

Jesse T. Cook, 2011, Canada, 90 mins
**Filmmakers & Select Cast including Robert Maillet and Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart In Attendance!**

Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Thursday, Oct 20 2011, 7.00pm, Toronto Underground Cinema
$15 Gala Ticket, Age 19+, Includes Entry after screening to Festival Opening Night Party
**7pm Show Advance Tickets Sold Out, 9.45pm 2nd Show Added**

Short Description

Frankenstein, Werewolf and Lady Vampire fight it out to see who’s the greatest monster of them all, in this wickedly fun new horror action comedy. Co-stars Dave Foley (KIDS IN THE HALL), Art Hindle (BLACK CHRISTMAS).

The Buzz

“An undisputed smackdown hit….this is a ringside ticket you will not want to miss!”
-  Twitch

“It’s got all the spectacle of wrestling, all the athleticism of boxing, and all the fantasy and special FX of horror movies….A love letter to a Friday night spent watching THE MONSTER SQUAD, followed by a Saturday morning watching Hulkamania.”
- Dread Central

“Excellence in Execution…the genius of Monster Brawl is its attention to details…from the make-up to the pre-fight promos!”
- Sound on Sight

Official Selection - Montreal Fantasia Film Festival, Lund Fantastic Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Sitges Fantastic Film Festival

Winner, Best Canadian Film, Bronze - Montreal Fantasia Film Festival


Winner, Fans Choice Award for BEST MAKEUP - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This Film’s Screening at Toronto After Dark had MANY Reviews, read them here!


For decades movie fans have debated over who’s the greatest monster of all. Could a werewolf take down Frankenstein? Are zombies stronger than vampires? Finally, with Jesse T. Cook’s crowd-pleasing new horror-action-comedy MONSTER BRAWL, fans are going to find out in the greatest battle royale of all time! An awesome mash-up of classic monster movies and televised wrestling, MONSTER BRAWL features a roll call of cult icons from Cyclops to Frankenstein (played by 300’s Robert Maillet), the hilarious double act of commentators Dave Foley (KIDS IN THE HALL) and Art Hindle (BLACK CHRISTMAS), narration by fan fave Lance Henriksen (ALIENS), WWF icon Jimmy Hart as ringside announcer, all under the watchful gaze of respected Mixed Martial Arts referee Herb Dean! A fitting way to kick off Toronto After Dark 2011, MONSTER BRAWL is a one-of-a-kind cinematic event for both horror and wrestling fans, that is simply not to be missed! 
- Adam Lopez


Screens With Short Film

  • THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM, Canada, 2010, 12 min, Jerome Sable. See Canada After Dark for details.

Monster Brawl Trailer

Frankenstein Fighter Breakdown Film Clip


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