Over the years, Toronto After Dark Film Festival and its screenings have received over 2,500 features, previews and reviews in more than 200 media outlets across Television, Print, Radio and the Web including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Ain’t It Cool News, Bloody-Disgusting, Twitch Film, Coming Soon.Net, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Filmmaker Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Life, SPACE Channel, City TV and dozens more.

Here’s a sample of the rave reviews Toronto After Dark has received in the film press, globally and locally…


“Very cool…Such an amazing festival!” — Space

“Toronto After Dark has a level of intimacy that just isn’t there at major festivals such as TIFF. It is run by a dedicated group of hardcore fans. There is a fair share of opportunities for devotees to not only mingle with each other but with cast and crew. You get a hell of a lot more chances to meet really cool people here than any other festival. TAD seems to understand that the experience is just as important as the movies themselves. Toronto After Dark is not only a fitting celebration of genre cinema but to the loyal fanbase itself….Very cool indeed.” — Bloody Disgusting

“Toronto After Dark is an epicenter for genre fans across the globe….a film festival to die for…it’s frightfully fun!” — MovieMaker

“A festival created by fans (and for fans)....Lots of bloody goodness!....An amazing array of features and shorts from around the world….Well organized, friendly, and relaxed…..You can’t go wrong with this festival…Worth the travel…..A genuine theatrical experience….One of the world’s must-see genre film festivals…Wonderful!” — Fangoria

“Recommended…..A Treat for Cinephiles!” — AV Club

“Adrenaline-dripping!....The programming is fantastic and innovative, designed for genre aficionados by genre aficionados.” — Rue Morgue

“An amazing experience….meet great people and watch movies you can brag about to friends.” — The JoBlo Movie Network

“Toronto After Dark is a great opportunity for filmmakers looking to make a splash in the business….The movies set them apart from similar festivals across North America…..Once you take a look at the lineup, you’ll be packing your bags for the Great White North for sure!” — Dread Central

Canadian Press

“One of Canada’s Top 10 Film Festivals to Attend!” — Canadian Geographic

“Toronto After Dark is one of the best festivals in Toronto. It’s a can’t miss for genre film fans offering the best in sci-fi, horror and fantasy in the world. It offers an amazing diverse lineup and incredible special guests. And the fans are amazing, making each screening an event. It’s unlike any other festival in the city.” — NOW

“The gathering place for local devotees of genre fare…Quite Awesome!” — The Toronto Star

“One of the Top Things to Do in the City!....Get in the Halloween Spirit with this fest!” — Toronto Life

“Your passport to thrills and chills! One of Toronto’s Must-See Events…..get ready to shriek!” — Toronto.com

“What A Scream!” — The Globe and Mail

“Wonderfully programmed….An annual dose of twisted cinematic pleasure… Delicious!” — blogTO

“Toronto After Dark offers a bloody good slate of films!” — NOW


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