October 17-25, 2013 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2015 Festival

SCHEDULE & TICKETS to Toronto After Dark Film Fest, Oct 15-23 at Scotiabank Theatre Now Available!

Festival Schedule & Tickets

Please scroll down below to see the complete schedule and to buy tickets to screenings at the 10th Annual Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival. Included below is a brief summary of all 20 films screening over 9 thrilling nights, this Oct 15-23 at the Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. West, Toronto.

BUYING TICKETS: Individual Screening Tickets are now on sale priced at $13 General, $11 in Multipack if purchase Two or more films in the same shopping cart online. Our tickets are sold through Cineplex, so you can earn SCENE Reward points on their purchase! As a Special Bonus, Screenings on Monday Oct 19 earn Double Points! But Hurry: as with last year, we expect a number of early sell-out screenings at the fest.

ALL-ACCESS PASS PICKUP: Please bring proof of payment / paypal receipt and ID to pick up your All-Access Pass at the venue from 2 hours before our first screening on Oct 15th, and from 1 hour before all other screenings.

If you are interested in buying tix to any film, please don’t delay but scroll down and click on the Buy Tickets buttons below any of the screening descriptions below.  You can also buy tickets in person at the venue from regular ticket counters, from approximately 12.30pm daily and at anytime using the Cineplex App. 

OCT 23 SALES UPDATE: Festival Now Running! All Screenings Selling Fast. SOLD OUT:  250 ALL-ACCESS PASSES & TICKETS TO 13 SCREENINGS: TALES OF HALLOWEEN, THE HALLOW - BOTH SCREENINGS, LAZER TEAM - BOTH SCREENINGS, A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, THE HOLLOW ONE, THE DEMOLISHER, THE INTERIOR, GRIDLOCKED, THE HEXECUTIONERS, TAG, DEATHGASM - FIRST SCREENING (9.30 PM)  HURRY! EXPECTED TO SELL OUT SOON: PATCHWORK and DEATHGASM - SECOND SCREENING (11.45 PM) To avoid disappointment,  please scroll down and buy your tickets without delay! 

If a film is listed as Sold Out in advance, you can still try for tickets in person by joining the Rush Line at the venue which will form from 1 hour before the screening starts. After an empty seat count, a few mins before the show, any spare tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis to those waiting in the Rush Line!

The Running Time for each Toronto After Dark screening is approximately two hours in total from start to finish, and usually includes a couple of trailers, a pre-feature Canadian Short Film, and a Q&A with the filmmakers if available. 

Most films screen only once! Second (Repeat) Screenings have been added to the 2015 schedule for three films (THE HALLOW, LAZER TEAM and DEATHGASM) , all starting after 11pm, in order to give ticket buyers a chance to see some of the more popular films in the festival. While Passholders enjoy priority line entry to all films, for Second Screenings, passholder admittance may be limited to a maximum cap of 100.

All screenings are Restricted to Adults Age 18+ with the exception of LAZER TEAM which has been rated 14A. 

Nightly Social Event: All tickets and passes include free entry to Pub After Dark, our official festival nightly social event where you can hang out with the filmmakers and other festivalgoers, on the top floor of the nearbye Office Pub at 117 John Street from 11.30pm until late (Restricted to Adults 19+).

All the Feature Screenings are a minimum Toronto Theatrical Premiere i.e. first public screening in the city. In select cases, where indicated below, the screening will also be the Canadian, North American, International or World Premiere!

If you have any questions about the schedule and films below, ticketing, or the festival in general, please feel free to Contact Us.

+++ PREVIOUSLY SCREENED AT THE 2015 FESTIVAL +++

THURSDAY, OCT 15 - OPENING NIGHT!


7.00 PM TALES OF HALLOWEEN (USA) Opening Gala Film & Toronto Premiere
Acclaimed filmmakers Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT), Lucky McKee (MAY), Darren Lynn Bousman (REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA), Paul Solet (GRACE) and many more team up to deliver 10 wickedly entertaining tales of terror all set on the same hellish Halloween night!
Screens with short film Portal to Hell
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!


9.45 PM THE HALLOW (IRELAND) Toronto Premiere - FIRST SCREENING
Probably the scariest film in this year’s Toronto After Dark lineup, THE HALLOW terrified audiences at Sundance on its debut. After a young family move from the big city to a peaceful Irish woodland cottage they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival in a prolonged confrontation with some vicious creatures lurking in the forest. 
Screens with short film O Negative
Co-presented by TIFF
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

FRIDAY, OCT 16 - SCI-FI NIGHT!


7.00 PM SYNCHRONICITY (USA) Toronto Premiere
A dark sci-fi thriller heavily influenced by BLADE RUNNER, about a brilliant young scientist trying to crack the secret of time travel while thwarting a sinister corporation, led by fan favourite villain Michael Ironside.
Screens with short film Nihil
Trailer Title Card Review



LAZER TEAM (USA) Canadian Premiere  
Web series gods Rooster Teeth hit it out of the park with their feature film debut, a crowd-pleasing sci-fi action comedy. When Earth is threatened by an advanced alien race, the planet’s only hope lies in four morons, the self-proclaimed “Lazer Team” and some high tech weaponry that’s never been tested before! 
Trailer Poster Review
**Matt Hullum the Director and co-founder of Rooster Teeth will be in attendance at the screenings to introduce the film!**

9.30 PM: LAZER TEAM - FIRST SCREENING
Screens with short film Chasing Death

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

11.45 PM: LAZER TEAM - SECOND SCREENING

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!


SATURDAY, OCT 17


4.15 PM SHORTS AFTER DARK
A collection of 9 of the best new horror, sci-fi, action and cult short films from around the world including: AWESOME RUNAWAY, BLACK FOREST, BONIATO, EXORDIUM, MANOMAN, MOVIES IN SPACE, MYRNA THE MONSTER, THE GUESTS and VICIOUS! For film descriptions, visit our Shorts After Dark Page.
Exordium Trailer Black Forest (El Bosque Negro) Trailer Review  


ZOMBIE NIGHT!


7.00 PM NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB (USA) Canadian Premiere
A crowd-pleasing zombie comedy about Deb, an awkward girl, Ryan a guy she’s just had an embarrassing one night stand with and his eccentric dad (fan favourite Ray Wise) as they band together to figure out how to defeat the blood-thirsty horde that’s taken over their small town.
Screens with short film El Gigante
Co-Presented by Superkick’d Zombie Wrestling
Trailer Poster Review



9.30 PM A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (Canada) Toronto Premiere
From the makers of the GINGER SNAPS movies comes this delightfully wicked Yule-themed horror tale about all hell breaking loose in the small town of Bailey Downs on Christmas Eve, including Santa having to fight off an outbreak of zombie elves! With William Shatner scene stealing as the chatterbox local DJ working the graveyard shift!
Screens with short film IBOP
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!



11.59 PM THE HALLOW (IRELAND) Toronto Premiere - SECOND SCREENING
Probably the scariest film in this year’s Toronto After Dark lineup, THE HALLOW terrified audiences at Sundance on its debut. After a young family move from the big city to a peaceful Irish woodland cottage they find themselves in a desperate fight for survival in a prolonged confrontation with some vicious creatures lurking in the forest.
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

SUNDAY, OCT 18


4.15 PM SHUT IN (USA) Canadian Premiere
PANIC ROOM meets YOU’RE NEXT in this gripping home invasion horror-thriller, full of shocks and surprises. After three criminals, including fan favourite Martin Starr break into a supposedly empty house, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the occupant, a shy young woman with a few nasty tricks of her own to play on the invaders.
Screens with short film From Out
No Trailer Poster Review
**Co-star Martin Starr (KNOCKED UP, SILICON VALLEY, PARTY DOWN, FREAKS AND GEEKS) will be in attendance at the screening for a Q&A with fans!**



7.00 PM THE HOLLOW ONE (USA) International Premiere
In this sinister supernatural horror-thriller, with nods to HELLRAISER, an artifact unleashes a demonic force upon the people of a small farm town. With most of the townspeople possessed, two young sisters find themselves in a race against time to try and stop the sinister force before its evil purpose is achieved.
Screens with short film Heir
Trailer Poster New Poster  Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!



9.30 PM THE DEMOLISHER (CANADA) Toronto Premiere
A dark award-winning vigilante thriller about a mentally unstable man, The Demolisher, who deals with his personal frustrations by donning a suit of body armour and prowling the streets at night, delivering brutal justice to those he feels deserve it.
Screens with short film The Orchard
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

MONDAY, OCT 19 - DOUBLE SCENE REWARD POINTS NIGHT!


7.00 PM THE DIABOLICAL (USA) Canadian Premiere
Single mom Madison (HEROES’ Ali Larter) and her two children are awoken nightly by strange and terrifying apparitions in this supernatural thriller from the producers of THE PACT that unnerved audiences at SXSW. Seeking help from her scientist boyfriend, they embark on a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too scared to take on.
Screens with short film Sleep Monster
Trailer Poster Review



9.30 PM THE INTERIOR (CANADA) Toronto Premiere
In this unique blend of dark comedy and creepy horror, a frustrated young office worker quits his day job and flees the city to go on a camping trip by himself, deep into the forest. His sense of tranquility is replaced by fear when it becomes clear that someone sinister is also out there with him.
Screens with short film Let Me Down Easy
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

TUESDAY, OCT 20


7.00 PM BACKTRACK (AUSTRALIA)  Canadian Premiere
Oscar Winner Adrien Brody and the iconic Sam Neill (JURASSIC PARK) deliver polished performances in this creepy supernatural horror thriller that haunted audiences at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. After a series of unnerving ghostly encounters in the city, a troubled psychotherapist returns to his rural home town to try and solve the dark mysteries that date back to his childhood.
Screens with short film Home Sweet Home
No Trailer Film Clip Poster Review



9.30 PM GRIDLOCKED (Canada)  Canadian Premiere
DIE HARD meets ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 in GRIDLOCKED, a crowd-pleasing throwback to 80s and 90s action movies. A group of deadly mercenaries led by Stephen Lang (AVATAR) attack a police facility with a sinister ulterior motive. It’s up to a hardened officer (PRISON BREAK’s Dominic Purcell) and his sidekicks that include Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON) and WWE star Trish Stratus (who will be in attendance for the screening’s Q&A) to repulse the invaders using every weapon at their disposal.
Screens with short film I Am Coming To Paris To Kill You
No Trailer Film Clip Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

WEDNESDAY, OCT 21


7.00 PM NINA FOREVER (UK) Toronto Premiere
Winning rave reviews on the fest circuit, this twisted, messed-up, dark horror comedy from Britain is about a young man trying to start a new relationship with a supermarket co-worker while all the time being stalked by his very jealous, very dead, ex-girlfriend. 
Screens with short film Out of the Mold
Trailer Poster Review


9.30 PM THE HEXECUTIONERS (Canada) World Premiere!
Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (MONSTER BRAWL) from a screenplay by acclaimed writer Tony Burgess (PONTYPOOL) THE HEXECUTIONERS is a chilling new rural horror thriller with shades of cult classic shocker THE WICKER MAN. Two young nurses who specialize in treating the terminally ill are summoned to stay at a creepy mansion deep in the countryside. There they make some very disturbing discoveries about their new client.
Screens with short film This Home Is Not Empty
Trailer Poster No Reviews

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!

THURSDAY, OCT 22 - SION SONO NIGHT! Co-Presented by Reel Asian Film Fest


7.00 PM TAG (JAPAN) Toronto Premiere - Hurry to Buy Tix! Expected to Sell Out Soon!
From the warped mind of acclaimed Japanese director Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, LOVE EXPOSURE, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL)  comes a shocking, satirical, horror-action-thriller about three Japanese schoolgirls in the race of their lives as they try to outrun a mysterious malevolent force that’s brutally killing every girl around them.
Screens with short film F**k Buddies
Trailer Poster Review

- Try for Tix at venue by joining Rush Line from 1 hour Before Screening!



9.30 PM LOVE & PEACE (JAPAN) Toronto Premiere
This Audience Award Winner, also from the eccentric mind of director Sion Sono, is a wildly imaginative Japanese fantasy/monster movie mashup about a down-trodden office worker who aspires to be a rock star and his pet turtle who wants to grow up to be a city-destroying giant like Godzilla!
Screens with short film The Champ
Trailer Poster Review

FRIDAY, OCT 23 - CLOSING NIGHT!


7.00 PM PATCHWORK (USA) International Premiere
A delightfully dark Frankenstein monster-themed horror comedy about a re-animated corpse, made from the stitched together body parts of three murdered young women. On waking after the operation, The Creature decides to go on a quest to find the girls’ killer and avenge their deaths with both bloody and darkly humorous results.  Co-stars James Phelps, one of the Weasley twins from the Harry Potter franchise, as an endearingly awkward romantic interest for the Creature!
Screens with short film Point of View
Co-Presented by Raindance
Teaser Poster  Review



DEATHGASM (NEW ZEALAND) Closing Gala Film & Toronto Premiere  TICKETS AVAILABLE TO SECOND SCREENING BELOW
In the latest crowd-pleasing horror-comedy from New Zealand that’s taken the festival circuit by storm, a group of metalhead outcasts unwittingly unleash a horde of vicious demons upon their sleepy suburban neighbourhood. To win back the town they face an epic duel of blood, music and metal with Satan’s hordes!
Trailer Poster Review

11.45 PM: DEATHGASM - SECOND SCREENING - TIX AVAILABLE - EXPECTED TO SELL OUT SOON!

9.30 PM: DEATHGASM - FIRST SCREENING - SOLD OUT
Screens with short film Dead Air


GET TORONTO AFTER DARK’S LIMITED EDITION 2015 T-SHIRT!

Be sure to snap up the ultimate souvenir of Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2015! Get “Monsters After Dark”, our Limited Edition T-Shirt,  specially commissioned for our 10th Anniversary this year and illustrated by acclaimed designer Stephen Cryface. Available exclusively in the lobby of the Scotiabank Theatre at the TADFF table, from 1 hour before festival screenings, this Oct 15-23, for just $20 inclusive. But hurry to grab yours, as we expect them to sell out in record time!

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
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SEE YOU AFTER DARK THIS OCTOBER 15-23, 2015!

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