Toronto After Dark 2012

Welp. Nine days of horror-filled pandaemonium is quickly approaching. Tonight marks the beginning of Toronto After Dark film fests 2012 program. This year, the venue has moved North to Bloor Cinema, but be prepared for the same level of awesome. Especially so, because the Bloor has recently been granted a liquor license and has a sweet collection of Toronto-made beers for a reasonable price. Yeah, you guessed it–I’ll be drinking the entire time. But can you blame me? After Dark happens at the WORST TIME OF YEAR for a student much like myself. I can’t even tell you how many papers I have due in these upcoming nine days. But you know what? I love it. I love it so much. The sleep depravity is a small price to pay for meeting such amazing people: horror fans, actors, directors, and cinephiles alike.

Director of the festival Adam Lopez and I with our horror faces on @TAD2011

While at TAD, I will be reviewing a few titles for HorrorNewsNet and of course, CINEFEMALE. The opening film tonight will be Grabbers at 6:45–a lulzy Irish monster comedy mashup directed by Jon Wright. The following film is American Mary at 9pm, which is described as a “surgical horror thriller” and is directed by twisted twins Jen & Sylvia Soska. I suspect the female-heavy Soska film will deserve a write up right away.

So expect to hear from me a lot over the next few days…but be warned, I am very close to crashing. After a few all-nighters at the library this past week, I’ve taken on the form of a “Lindsay drone” of sorts. I look the same and sometimes talk the same, but I’m a little empty on the inside. It’s ok. I’ll be fine. I just have to drink MORE coffee and write all my papers at 2am. OH YEAH. IT WILL BE MY BIRTHDAY IN A WEEK! Well, whatever. I suspect I’ll just do what I do every year: hit up TAD then drink myself to oblivion and eat something covered in cheese. No cake for me.

If you want to say “hi” and/or partake in the madness, I plan to be in attendance for all screenings (except Sunday due to WORK). If you’re unsure of how to “fest” check out the website for the all the details.


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