October 20-27, 2011 - 8 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
Lucky McKee, 2011, USA, 100 mins
**Producer Andrew van den Houten in Attendance for Q&A!**
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Thursday, Oct 27 2011, 7.00pm, Toronto Underground Cinema
$13, Age 19+
The outrageous new horror film from Lucky McKee (MAY) that caused a storm at Sundance, about a suburban family that decides to ‘domesticate’ a woman found living in the wild with dark consequences. Scripted by Jack Ketchum, Co-stars Angela Bettis.
“Horrific, dark, demanding, at times hard to watch, and unsettling…THE WOMAN is a film that should be seen…a modern horror classic.”
- Twitch Film
“A provocative horror film full of difficult, challenging performances and subject matter from a damn good director and a noted author who are out to get you talking, instead of placate their audience with something bloody and mindless.”
“Will undoubtedly get horror fans talking…Potent and disturbing, it’s the sort of movie serious, open-minded horror fans live for….A future cult classic!”
“A must-see for those that think they can handle the content…..Do not make this your date night with your significant other, lest ye be called a sadomasochist.”
- Dread Central
Official Selection - Over 15 International Film Festivals including Sundance, London FrightFest, Sitges Fantastic and Montreal Fantasia
Winner - Over 5 Festival Awards including: Best Actress (Tie at London FrightFest), Best International Film (Lund Fantastic), Audience Award for Best Film (Strasbourg Fantastic ), Most Innovative Feature, Silver (Montreal Fantasia), Best Feature Film, Silver (London FrightFest)
***TORONTO AFTER DARK 2011 UPDATE***
Winner, 8 Fans Choice Awards for BEST HORROR FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST LEADING ACTOR, BEST LEADING ACTRESS, BEST MUSICAL SCORE (tie with LOVE), BEST EDITING, BEST VILLAIN, MOST DISTURBING FILM - Toronto After Dark Film Festival
This Film’s Screening at Toronto After Dark had MANY REVIEWS, read them here.
Provocative. Subversive. Feminist? You may (rightfully) question that third statement after reading the basic synopsis of this film. A small town lawyer (Sean Bridgers) captures and chains up in his cellar a feral woman (Pollyanna McIntosh) he finds in the woods, with the intentions of civilizing her with the help of his wife (Angela Bettis) and their three kids. In this case the ‘monster’ is at the mercy of the ‘normal’ family, but of course it’s pretty apparently that there’s so much more going on here than meets the eye. Lucky McKee (MAY, THE WOODS) and author Jack Ketchum have crafted a whip smart slap in the face to every thoughtless and mediocre torture porn or killer on the loose movie the horror community has been saddled with for years. THE WOMAN is more concerned with family politics and gender roles, than the vicious cannibal woman who’d tear your throat out if given the chance. Powerful performances by all the leads, a surprising subtlety when it comes to violence (for the most part) and moments of pitch black humour will have you talking about THE WOMAN long after you leave the cinema.
- Steven Landry
Screens With Short Film
- LIPLOCK, Canada, 2011, 18 min, Chris Nash. See Canada After Dark for details.
Official Film Links
See Related Films at the Fest
- Disturbing Violent Horror (Sci-Fi): THE DIVIDE
- Bloody, Darkly Humorous Horror: SOME GUY WHO KILLS PEOPLE
- Bloody, Darkly Humorous Horror: THE THEATRE BIZARRE