In 2017, the United States Air Force carried out an airstrike in the Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Deploying the largest non-nuclear bomb in their arsenal (the MOAB), they aimed to destroy a tunnel complex originally built by the CIA in the 1980s. The tunnels were now being used by the Islamic State. Neil Marshall’s latest creature

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The international shorts on offer at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival are among the strongest of the entire lineup. From bizarre Norwegian folk horror to a one-night stand gone wrong, these films comprise a dark, bizarre, and undeniably memorable experience. Here are our thoughts on the International Shorts Showcase. The Blood of the

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival describes Isaac Ezban’s latest as “possibly the scariest film in [their] lineup this year,” and it is not difficult to see why. Balancing storybook wonder with Gothic horror, Evil Eye (or Mal de ojo) is a mesmerizing film about witchcraft, abuse, and femininity. Bolstered by some incredible performances and gruesome

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In addition to those that played ahead of the main features, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival screened eight more Canadian shorts in a dedicated showcase. From stop-motion animation to Lovecraftian horror, these films cover a variety of genres, subgenres, and tones. Some are pure horror; others offer no scares at all. Here are our

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Day Zero is a 2022 Filipino zombie action horror, written by Ays De Guzman and directed by Joey De Guzman. Both are fairly active in Filipino cinema, Ays has spent a decade writing for long-running TV shows such as May bukas pa as well as screenwriting a number of feature-length films, on the other hand,

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Alongside their dedicated Shorts Showcase (both Canadian and International), the Toronto After Dark Film Festival offers bitesize extras for those attending. Each of the main features is preceded by a short film, resulting in a bevy of horror and comedy in equal measure. Here are our thoughts on those ten extra shorts. Anything, Anything When

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When Paul’s chance of winning a national talent competition are ruined & his dreams of fame slashed, he plans a deathly revenge mission. 1 lunch break, 5 spectacular murders. Will the sparkly suited Paul pull it off, stay one step ahead of the cops and find the fame he’s always longed for?   Paul Dood’s

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Ditched Film Review

Canadian writer/director Christopher Donaldson wants you to know that Ditched is supposed to be “that B-movie you accidentally missed in 1986”. Do not watch it hoping for a deep message or psychological layers to peel, that’s not his goal. Watch it for the gory thrill ride that it is and be prepared to groan at

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Post Mortem 2021 Review

Post Mortem (2020), Hungary’s first horror movie of international acclaim, is one of the best ghost stories I’ve ever watched. With scenes that rival Frances Ford Coppola’s ability to create atmosphere, Post Mortem explores death and the macabre in such a way that the viewer may get so wrapped up in the story that they

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