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  1. TADFF Review: The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014)


    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Town that Dreaded Sundown is not your average horror film. The 2014 edition is neither a remake nor a sequel to the 1976 cult classic of the same name. Instead, it cleverly uses the first film as a backdrop to tell a story that was based on actual crimes committed in the town of Texarkana in 1946. References to the actors and events depicted on the drive-in classic original play a large part in the telling of a new story where the “Phantom Killer”, or ...
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  2. TADFF: Predestination (2014)



    Brilliant. Thought-provoking mind bending brilliance.

    Coming under the radar and screening on Tuesday night as part of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival schedule, Predestination stars Ethan Hawke (Sinister) in a film that caught us off guard and sent us home with the reality of just witnessing one of the best films of the year.

    Ethan Hawke plays a character without name who is a time-travelling agent for a secret agency that uses their ability ...
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  3. Movie Review: The Cemetery (2014)


    Adam Ahlbrandt has made his presence known amongst fans of the underground horror scene. His previous film "Cross Bearer" received plenty of praise in the horror community. Now he has given us another film that should get him even more notoriety. Massacre Video has released a 4 disc collection of The Cemetery that includes Bluray, DVD, Special Features disc, and a Soundtrack. There are plenty of great special features on this set. I was pleasantly ...
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  4. TADFF: Open Windows (2014)


    Our little Frodo is becoming quite the horror icon. Actor Elijah Wood might always be first associated with his role as the hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but his dabbles in the horror genre should not be overlooked. After playing a serial killer in 2012’s Maniac remake, Wood has also lent his talents to the thriller Grand Piano, the indie horror Cooties and presently as lead in Nacho Vigalondo’s Open Windows.

    Spanish director Vigalondo is ...
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  5. TADFF: Zombeavers (2014)



    Zombies, zombies, zombies. They’re everywhere. The Walking Dead is the highest rated television program. My Netflix queue and DVD wait list is saturated with zombie genre features. And as far as I can tell from the parents to which I converse about this year’s Halloween, zombies seem to be a costume of choice for the zealous trick-or-treaters.

    Excuse the expression, but the genre has been done to death. Walking zombies, running zombies, brain eating zombies, ...
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