On Wednesday June 27th and Wednesday July 11th, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival will be hosting special summer screenings. Each night will feature two exciting new films, at 7 pm and 9.45 pm, followed by the festival’s signature social event, Pub After Dark, at a popular local drinking establishment, Pauper’s Pub.
Wednesday June 27, 2012 at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
7.00 PM: JUAN OF THE DEAD (Special Presentation, Cuba, Alejandro Brugués, 92 mins)
Cuba’s first-ever zombie movie has become a festival circuit hit with its outrageous storyline, fantastic kills, and uniquely stunning island location. With sell-out screenings from TIFF to Fantastic Fest, this crowd-pleasing undead sensation from the Caribbean is not to be missed!!
9.45 PM: THE PACT (Canadian Premiere, USA, Nicholas McCarthy, 89 mins)
Get ready to be scared by this creepy supernatural film that was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, about a young woman being haunted in her childhood home, following the death of her mother. Co-stars Casper Van Dien (SLEEPY HOLLOW, STARSHIP TROOPERS).
Wednesday July 11, 2012 at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
7.00 PM: DETENTION (Special Presentation, USA, Joseph Kahn, 93 mins)
A one-of-kind dark sci-fi horror comedy, about a group of high-schoolers led by Josh Hutcherson (THE HUNGER GAMES), that have to stop a serial killer loose on their campus with some help from time travel. A cinematic roller-coaster ride that was a hit at the SXSW film festival, DETENTION is an unmissably fun blend of BACK TO THE FUTURE, SCOTT PILGRIM and SCREAM!
9.45 PM: V/H/S (Canadian Premiere, USA, Various, 115 mins)
In this spooktacular sensation that was a huge hit at this year’s Sundanceand SXSW Film Festivals, a group of thieves break into a house and end up watching five different found VHS tapes, each one creepier than the last! The combined talent of the filmmakers who teamed up on V/H/S includes, Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS), Adam Wingard (A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE), Joe Swanberg (SILVER BULLETS), Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD), David Bruckner (THE SIGNAL) and the directing quartet known as Radio Silence, will both terrify and delight you!