October 13-21, 2016 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

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FILM SCHEDULE & TICKETS to TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi & Action Movies, Oct 11-19, 2018 Here!

Film Schedule & Tickets

Scroll down to see the complete schedule and to buy tickets to screenings at the 13th Annual Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi & Action Film Festival. Included below is a brief summary of all 20 film screenings over 9 thrilling nights, this Oct 11-19 at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond St. West (Google Map).  Check out our one minute Sizzle Trailer featuring Highlights of the awesome films at the festival!  You can also now download a Compact version of the Schedule perfect for browsing on your Tablet or Desktop!

NOTE: 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 just 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!


To avoid disappointment, please scroll down this page and buy your Tickets & Passes without delay! 

Individual Screening Tickets are now on sale priced at $13.50 General for Single Tickets, $11.50 in Multipack Series Discount as long as 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 15 earn Double Points! But Hurry: as with last year, we expect a number of early sell-out screenings at the fest.

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. 

The Run Time for each screening program from start to finish is Approx. 2 Hours in total and includes a couple of trailers, a pre-feature Canadian Short Film, and an Intro or Q&A with the feature filmmakers if available.  In terms of age suitability most screenings are now rated 18A or 14A, as marked below. Additional Festival and Screening Notes found at the Bottom of This Page.



7.00pm   OVERLORD (USA) Canadian Premiere (18A)
Director - Julius Avery

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, OVERLORD is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.
Screens with short film Back From It by Eric Piccoli
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts

9.45pm & 11.59pm (Midnight Show Added!)  YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (USA) International Premiere & Closing Gala Film (18A) - Second Screening Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Brett Simmons
**Director, Lead Actor Fran Kranz & Select Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A**

Toronto After Dark’s Closing Gala, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER is one of the smartest and funniest horror films you will see this year! In the middle of the night, a remote summer camp counselor Sam (CABIN IN THE WOODS’ Fran Kranz) calls up Chuck (BUFFY’s Alyson Hannigan), his best friend back home, in a blind panic! Sam’s surrounded by brutally killed fellow counselors and worried there’s an axe-wielding psycho on the loose! Luckily Chuck’s well-versed in slasher movie tropes and she leads Sam through all the necessary steps to survive the night. At the same time they try to identify the actual killer. With great banter between two delightful leads, a brutal killer in the woods, and lots of clever bloody twists, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER is a horror fan’s delight!
Teaser Trailer

9.45 PM: YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER - First Screening - Sold Out! Get Tix to Midnight 2nd & Final Show Added Below! 
Screens with short film Space Hustler by Carlo Schefter

11.59 PM (Midnight): YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER - Second & Final Added Screening - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Please Note: the start time of this Second Screening may be delayed by approx. 10 minutes due to it being so close to the First Screening’s ending time.



Premiere Status:: With the exception of a few select Special Presentations, all screenings are minimum Toronto, Canadian, North American or World Theatrical Premieres. All films will only screen once.

Second Screenings  While Passholders enjoy Priority Line entry to all films, for Second Screenings which are Sold Out, Admittance may be limited to the first 50 Passholders in line.


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+).  During our fest dates: show your Ticket or Passes at any time of day at The Office Pub to get a 25% discount on regular food items!


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Full Terms and Conditions of Ticket and Pass Use and attending the festival available here..  If you have any questions about the screenings, festival or ticketing please Contact Us 


——Previous Screenings or Sold Out Shows or Items below——-

Before buying tickets below, if you’re interested in seeing a bunch of films at Toronto After Dark 2018, don’t forget to consider Toronto After Dark’s best-seller:  The Festival All-Access Pass!. The Pass gives you the convenience of Priority Line Entry to all 20 films for just $7.95 a show!. But Hurry: Only 200 available at just $159 each (saves you $110, 40% off buying individual tickets), they sell out in advance every year.  Oct 5 Update: Now Over 90% Sold Out! Last few Passes left, buy them here!

PASS PICKUP: If you’ve bought a pass already, you can pick yours up at the festival, by following the pickup instructions here.


7.00pm   TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (Mexico) Opening Gala Film & Toronto Premiere - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Issa Lopez

With her latest feature film, director Issa Lopez perfectly balances the the harsh reality and fantastic nightmares of the street children of Mexico. Part PAN’S LABYRINTH, part CITY OF GOD, this creepy Guillermo del Toro-esque fairytale is about a young girl whose supernatural intuition leads her to form an alliance with a gang of orphaned boys. A critically acclaimed winner of over 20 film festival awards makes for an unmissable Opening Gala of this year’s Toronto After Dark!
Screens with short film Echoes In The Ice by BJ Verot

9.30pm   I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD (Canada) Toronto Premiere (18A)
Director -  Chad Archibald
**Director, Select Cast & Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

With his latest feature, Chad Archibald (THE HERETICS) delivers a terrific, supernatural crime-thriller with a touching father-daughter story at its heart.  At his remote country farm, William has a very unique job: disposing of dead bodies for the local crime lord. Meanwhile his young daughter Gloria is convinced she can see the spirits of the dead, haunting their house. When he discovers a young woman still-alive in his latest delivery of bodies, William decides to save her. But that puts him in the cross-hairs of his boss.  It’s not long before a gang of heavily-armed killers are on their way to the farm to finish the woman off, and anyone in their way, living or dead!
Teaser Trailer
Screens with short film Deliverance by Philippe Bossier


7.00pm   PROSPECT (USA/ Canada) Toronto Premiere (14A)
Directors - Chris Caldwell & Zeek Earl

In this award-winning SXSW hit sci-fi western thriller, a teenage girl (newcomer Sophie Thatcher) and her father (Jay Duplass) embark on a hazardous space mission to a remote moon in search of valuable gemstones. To get to the extraterrestrial plunder they will have to survive a hostile alien environment and the local outlaws (including GAME OF THRONES’s Pedro Pascal) who are out for their blood.
Screens with short film Locomotive 8 - Encore by Sean Janisse

9.30pm   MEGA TIME SQUAD (New Zealand) Toronto Premiere (14A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Tim van Dammen

In this sci-fi comedy hit from New Zealand, a small-town criminal tries to use an ancient time travel device to defeat a brutal local crime boss. It’s soon clear that time travel has unintended consequences and can create as many problems as its solves! Don’t miss an absolute crowd-pleaser from some of the same people who previously worked on the festival hit, DEATHGASM!
Screens with short film The Ticket by James Villenueve


**Select Directors In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!** 
A collection of 9 incredible International horror, sci-fi, action and cult short films will screen this year as part of our popular global short film showcase: 9 STEPS Directed by Marisa Crespo & Moises Romera, THE BLUE DOOR by Paul Taylor, A DEATH STORY CALLED GIRL by Bas-Tzion Beahan, LOS GATOS by Alezandro Rio, PRERI FOON by Jen Tamayo Jorfjord, PVP by Sam KJ, SHIFT (pictured above) by Johan Earl, TRESPASS by Erik LeDrew, and THE WORLD OVER by Heath Michaels. For more info on these shorts including film descriptions visit here.  You can buy tickets to the screening by using the button below.


6.15pm   ANNA & THE APOCALYPSE (UK) Toronto Premiere (14A)
Director - John McPhail

**Select Cast & Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**
SHAUN OF THE DEAD meets FOOTLOOSE in this crowd-pleasing British high school zombie slaying musical! In the sleepy town of Little Haven, just before Christmas, Anna and her high school friends awake to find themselves facing a zombie apocalypse! In a desperate race to save their loved ones, they’ll have to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead horde.
Screens with short film Alone by Amanda Row
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts

9.00pm   I AM A HERO (Japan) Special Presentation (18A)
Director -  Shinsuke Sato

For Toronto After Dark’s annual Zombie Night, fans can look forward to shotgun-blasting treat with this rare, big screen presentation of, I AM A HERO. It was a huge hit at SXSW where it won the Midnight Audience Choice Award. Based on the critically acclaimed manga, Suzuki Hideo is a shy, struggling comic book artist. But when Japan gets hit by the ravaging ZQN virus, it’s time for this zero to become a hero in an epic battle against the undead! Fans of the Toronto After Dark hit, TRAIN TO BUSAN, will be be delighted with this apocalyptic crowd-pleaser, packed with original, gory and thrilling zombie action! 
Screens with short film The Windmill Man by Quang Ngo-Trong
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts


1.30pm   FILMMAKER MIXER at the Office Pub
Social Event celebrating filmmakers in the community. FREE, All Welcome,
RSVP and invite friends here

**Select Directors In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

A collection of 7 amazing local horror, sci-fi, action and cult short films will screen this year as part of our inaugural Canadian Shorts showcase: BONE MOTHER Directed by Sylvie Trouve & Dayle Hayward, EDEN by Kristian Bakstad, MILK by Santiago Menghini, GEMINI by Milly Mumford, GLITTER’S WILD WOMEN by Roney, SPLIT DECISION by Scott Riopelle, and TICK by Ashlea Wessel. For more info on these shorts including film descriptions visit here You can buy tickets to this screening by using the button below.

6.45pm   SATAN’S SLAVES (Indonesia) Special Presentation (14A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Joko Anwar
One of the scariest films of the year, Indonesian maestro Joko Anwar’s (MODUS ANOMALI, THE FORBIDDEN DOOR) latest horror sensation has become a massive box office hit in Asia! In this supernatural haunting tale, a family is terrorized by demonic forces including the spirit of their recently deceased mother.
Screens with short film Mirror by Jordan McEwen & Corey Glover
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts

9.30pm   EXTRACURRICULAR (Canada) World Premiere! (18A)
Director - Ray Xue
**Director, Select Cast & Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

THE BREAKFAST CLUB gets a serial killing twist with Ray Xue’s delightfully bloody, high school tale, EXTRACURRICULAR.  When the lives of four high school friends become a little too mundane and dreary, they adopt a secret pastime: planning and executing a series of murders. But when one of their plans goes shockingly awry, the relationship between the group is put to the test. Soon they must combine their devious skills to find their way out of a deadly situation. Featuring a talented young cast, EXTRACURRICULAR is a dark high school tale, full of bloody mayhem, twists and shocks that will delight horror thriller fans!
(Just Recently Completed Film, No Trailer Yet)
Screens with short film Mimic by Patrick Devlin
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts


7.00pm   PREY (Holland) Toronto Premiere (14A)
Director - Dick Maas

“JAWS meets paws” in this horror action crowdpleaser from Dick Maas (AMSTERDAMNED, SAINT).  A zoo veterinarian in gets caught up in a grisly adventure when she finds herself leading a city-wide hunt for a ferocious lion that’s on the loose and brutally killing people. Packed full of dark humour and dismembered body mayhem, PREY is a bloody audience delight!
Screens with short film L’Homme et La Poisson by Lewis Leon

9.30pm   ROBBERY (Canada) World Premiere! (14A)
Director - Corey Stanton
**Director, Select Cast & Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

Legendary Canadian icon, Art Hindle (BLACK CHRISTMAS, PORKY’S, THE BROOD), delivers a career best performance in ROBBERY, Corey Stanton’s outstanding debut crime thriller. After a local crime lord threatens a young thief (Jeremy Ferdman) over his debts, the youth enlists the fine criminal skills of his crotchety aging father (Hindle) in a series of reckless heists that should recoup him all the money he needs.  But complicating matters, are heavily armed criminals in their way, and juggling the day-to-day challenges of his father’s dementia diagnosis. Full of twists and turns, ROBBERY is a brilliantly scripted, character-driven delight, with a fantastic cast that also includes CORNER GAS favourite, Tara Spencer- Nairn.
Screens with short film The Fool by Francesco Gianini


7.00pm   INHABITANT, THE (Mexico/Chile) Canadian Premiere (14A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Guillermo Amoedo

In this terrifying Latin American riff on THE EXORCIST, an ordinary home robbery turns into a supernatural nightmare. Three desperate sisters break into a rich family house to plunder it for cash. Everything seems to be going to plan until they discover a disturbed young girl, tied up by her parents in the basement. It’s not long before the forces of hell are unleashed!
Screens with short film Doors by Kris Hagen

9.30pm   LIFECHANGER (Canada) Toronto Premiere (14A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Justin McConnell
**Director, Cast & Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

A big hit at Fantasia and Frightfest, Justin McConnell’s latest LIFECHANGER is a unique blend of body horror and serial killer thriller. Drew is a mysterious “skin-walker”, a shapeshifter who periodically has to murder and steal the body of a new victim, in order to stay alive. Emotional attachment is something he does not crave, until at a local bar, he encounters Julia (POOR AGNES’s Lora Burke), with whom he seems to have a special connection with. As Drew tries to get closer to Julia, his physical condition deteriorates and he finds his secret slowly being exposed. Featuring fantastic performances, gruesome body-swapping effects, and a unique point-of-view that will have you sympathizing with both killer and victim, LIFECHANGER is a refreshing cinematic treat!
Screens with short film Clown Killer by Althea Manasan
- Try for Tix at Door by joining the ‘Rush Line’ From One Hour Before Show Starts


7.00pm   THE RANGER (USA) Toronto Premiere (14A)
Director - Jenn Wexler
**Director In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

Jenn Wexler’s SXSW film fest hit is a good old fashioned crowd-pleasing throwback to 80s slasher movies, with the added bonus of a kick-ass punk soundtrack! A bunch of teen punks head off for some mayhem in the woods. It’s not long before they come up against the local authority - an unhinged park ranger with a serious axe to grind - and they’re in a bloody fight for their lives!
Teaser Trailer
Screens with short film The Baby Blue Canoe by Ryan Couldrey

9.30pm   THE DARK (Austria/Canada) Toronto Premiere (14A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Director - Justin P. Lange
**Director and Select Crew In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

A horror thriller told from the perspective of two young outcasts, Justin P. Lange’s award-winning, and Tribeca Film Festival feature debut, THE DARK, evokes wonderful comparisons to previous Toronto After Dark favourite LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. In the forest where she hunts for fresh flesh, Mina, a strange zombie-like girl, encounters Alex, a lost blind boy. But instead of devouring him, she takes pity on Alex and lets him live.  Both have been victims of abuse, and each finds connection in the other. But with some malicious adults on the hunt for the boy, the new friendship and Mina’s instincts for survival are soon put to a bloody and ferocious test. Stunningly shot, beautifully acted, THE DARK is a thrilling and atmospheric horror film not to be missed.
Screens with short film After The Rain by BJ Verot


7.00pm   LUZ (Germany) Special Presentation (14A)
Director - Tilman Singer

When a young cab driver drags herself into the brightly-lit entrance of a run-down police station, she’s unaware that a demonic entity has followed her in. One of the most buzzed horror films of the year since its debut at the Berlin Film Fest, LUZ is a slice of hypnotic retro-horror, that defies easy categorization. Full of dark disturbing dream-like scenes, LUZ is an unmissable, one-of-a-kind, hallucinogenic-horror experience that will melt your mind!
Teaser Trailer
Screens with short film Death Van by Michael Enzbrunner

9.15pm   NIGHTMARE CINEMA (USA) Toronto Premiere (18A) - Expected to Sell Out Soon!
Directors - Alejandro Brugues, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryuhei Kitamura & David Slade
**Director Mick Garris In Attendance for Intro & Q&A!**

From the acclaimed directors behind fan favourites, GREMLINS, JUAN OF THE DEAD, VERSUS, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, the MASTERS OF HORROR series and more, comes this terrifying anthology film. Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by a mysterious projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five chilling tales!
Teaser Trailer
Screens with short film Don’t Turn Around by Cayley Hanson


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