October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!
A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING - Toronto Premiere! - Fri, Oct 26, 6.45 PM at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Directed by Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell, UK, 2012, 100 mins **Writer-Director Crispian Mills in Attendance for Q&A!**
Principal Cast: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Clare Higgins, Amara Karan
Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Fri, Oct 26, 6.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.45pm, Seating from: 6.15pm.
$14 Reg, $24 Double Feat. w/ GAME OF WEREWOLVES - CLOSING GALA at 9.30 pm. Advance Tix. Online Here until 11.59pm Day b4
A dark and quirky comedy about a very nervous writer played by fan favourite Simon Pegg (SHUAN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, STAR TREK, SPACED) struggling with a slew of mental demons while working on a new novel about Victorian serial killers. Co-stars Paul Freeman (aka Belloq, the main villain in INDIANA JONES & THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK!)
“Killers, rappers and cartoon hedgehogs make appealing bedfellows in this macabre comedy” - Total Film
“A story full of absurd, sometimes fantastical, sequences, and a manic protagonist you can’t help but love….Simon Pegg’s best performance to date” - Rue Morgue
“Terrific surrealist comedy” - Empire
Jack (SHAUN OF THE DEAD’s Simon Pegg at his British-nerd best), a children’s author, is not having a great night. It might be because of his impending meeting with a big Hollywood producer. Or it might be because he has just finished writing a book on Victorian-era serial killers, and now sees danger around every corner, from a phantom stalker hiding in the corner of his bathroom to the child carollers on his front step. Armed with a large knife and his fear, Jack must calm himself or risk losing his life, or worse, his career. Writer and director Crispian Mills and co-director Chris Hopewell, in their first feature film, present Jack’s frenetic world of nightmares, burnt underwear and laundrettes, populated by over-friendly police officers and chatty Jamaican ladies, with quintessential British existential eccentricity. A quirky gem of a film, this is a mind-bender that looks at the long dark night of the soul through a fisheye lens, with a hedgehog to complete the tale.
- Shelagh Rowan-Legg
Screens with Short Film:
Jeffrey Hanley, 5 min, Canada, 2012
A first date gets awkward, then funny, then creepy, then sinister, and then…
Official Film Links
See Related Films at the Fest
- OCT. 21: LLOYD THE CONQUEROR (nerdy comedy with Mike Smith ('Bubbles' from Trailer Park Boys)
- OCT. 25: WRONG
- (hysterically absurd crime thriller from the director of RUBBER)
- OCT. 26: GAME OF WEREWOLVES - CLOSING GALA (wickedly fun Spanish werewolf action comedy)