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  1. TADFF Review: The Hallow

    One of the many things that I admire about the Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TADFF) is that the programmers consistently find quality films that I had not yet familiarized myself with prior to the Fest’s schedule release.

    As someone who screens over 600 films a year it is not normally common for a film to be released or screened without me having some knowledge of the release. Maybe I had seen the trailer or had read an article about the film’s production in ...
  2. TADFF Short Review: Portal to Hell

    Only July 31, 2015 we mourned the loss of professional wrestler and actor Rowdy Roddy Piper. Rising to recognition in the WWF during the mid-1980’s and host of Piper’s Pit, Roderick George Toombs became a cult action hero and festival circuit draw with his lead role in John Carpenter’s They Live back in 1988. Piper had plenty of acting roles after his infamous “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum” line in the Carpenter classic ...

    Updated 10-17-2015 at 07:40 PM by Greg Roberts

  3. TADFF Review: Tales of Halloween (2015)

    To quote Health Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight Rises, “And here we go!” The Toronto After Dark Film Festival (TADFF) launched its 10th season tonight with its screening of Tales of Halloween an anthology film showcasing ten separate stories that intertwine together with Halloween (duh) being the common denominator.

    Ten different directors contribute to the anthology and with apologies to eight of them there are two directors that immediately jumped off the information ...
  4. Interview with producer Stephen David, “Making of the Mob”

    Not often in my writing life so my two passions come together, film and organized crime. But today there was an exception, as I was able to chat with producer Stephen David, who (among other things) is the driving force behind AMC’s “Making of the Mob”. The first season (New York) is out now on DVD, and the second season (Chicago) should be hitting your television in the not-too-distant future.

    Here Stephen and I talk a little about what went into making the first season, and offer ...
  5. Toronto After Dark Fans Make It Feel Like Home

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    As the crowds began to arrive and the organizers and volunteers shuffled us into lines it was time to welcome the 10th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival.

    Celebrating a decade of film in horror, science fiction, cult and just plain crazy ass shit, the Toronto After Dark opened the theatre 1 doors to its opening gala film Tales of Halloween on Thursday at the Scotiabank Theatre at the corner of John St. and Richmond.

    As the ...
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