October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

SHORTS AFTER DARK -  International Short Film Showcase! - Sat, Oct 20, 3.45 PM at Bloor Cinema

Directed by Various, 9 Short Films from around the World, Combined Runtime: approx. 105 mins

Sat, Oct 20, 3.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 2.55pm, Seating from: 3.15pm.
$14 Regular Ticket. Buy Advance Tickets Online Here until 11.59pm Day Before Screening.

Short Description

Join us for SHORTS AFTER DARK, Toronto After Dark’s 2012 thrilling international short film showcase featuring 9 outstanding new horror, sci-fi, action and cult shorts from around the world!

2012 SHOWCASE (In Alphabetical, not necessarily Play Order):

BOBBY YEAH
Best Short Animation, BAFTA Nominee
Robert Morgan, 23 min, UK, 2011
Genre: Horror/Animation
It isn’t that the mischievous Bobby Yeah has always got his finger on the button. It’s that he always presses it. A grotesque stop-motion wonderland of fleshy Švankmajer-inspired delights.
Trailer

CATERWAUL
Canadian Premiere
Official Selection, Fantastic Fest 2012
Official Selection, Telluride Fest 2012
Ian Samuels, 13 min, USA, 2012
A fisherman’s painful recovery from a tragic loss manifests itself in the intimate relationship he initiates with a lobster in this intimate, beautiful portrait.
Trailer

DECAPODA SHOCK
Canadian Premiere
Best Fantastic Short, Fantastic Fest
Javier Chillon, 9 min, Spain, 2011
An astronaut-turned-lobster-freak returns to Earth in search of his family and the life the government has stolen from him.
Trailer 1
Trailer 2

DIALOGUE
International Premiere
Josh Johnson, 1 minute, USA, 2012
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Why is there a vagina there?

FAMILY NIGHTMARE
Honorable Mention, Hot Docs
Dustin Guy Defa, 10 min, USA, 2011
Family dysfunction becomes a near-Lynchian nightmare when Dustin Guy Defa reconstructs and redubs a series of home movies. A haunting and atmospheric experimental masterpiece!

HENRi
Canadian Premiere
Eli Sasich, 20 min, USA, 2011
The lonely odyssey of sentient spacecraft and its desperate, bittersweet bid for humanity. An awe-inspiring blend of miniatures, in-camera effects and computer animation featuring Margot Kidder (SUPERMAN) and the voice of Kier Dullea (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY).
Official Site with Behind the Scenes Clips

NUMBERS
Official Selection, Cannes Court Métrage 2012
Robert Hloz, 9 min, Czech Republic/South Korea, 2012
Genre: Sci-fi
Minimalist FX and first-rate world-building come together in this lo-fi sci-fi slice of life, wherein a man’s perception of those around him is forever changed.

ODOKURO
Toronto Premiere
Official Selection, Fantasia Film Festival 2011
Aurelio Voltaire, 6 min, USA, 2011
Under the auspicious direction of TAD short film favorite Voltaire, Gary Numan narrates the reanimated exploits of a Sumartran Rat Monkey and its battle against all forms of media.
Excerpt

VICKI
World Premiere
Bill Palmer, 14 min, USA, 2012
Genre: Horror/Comedy
Both John Carpenter’s CHRISTINE and the general milieu of 1980s Hollywood genre cinema are lavishly parodied throughout this slick and funny nostalgia trip about the age old tale of boy meets possessed demon car, boy falls in love with possessed demon car, boy and possessed demon car kill everybody.

Co-Presenters

  • Little Terrors - A Monthly Genre Short Film Showcase in Toronto co-presented by Rue Morgue

Bobby Yeah - image

Decapoda Shock - image

Odokuro - image

See Related Films at the Fest

  • OCT. 21: DOOMSDAY BOOK (Apocalyptic Sci-Fi anthology feature from Korea, with three different tales of how the world might end!)

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