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quietearth [Film Festival 07.08.09] movie news



And the fine folks at the Toronto After Dark film festival have announced the first 8 films..

Trick 'R Treat? Check.
Paul Solet's "we make people faint" Grace? Check.
The visually stunning treat Franklyn (review)? Check.
Joko Anwar's incredible The Forbidden Door (review), one of my favorite films of the year? Check.

Check out all the films and the deets after the break!


TRICK ‘R’ TREAT
Michael Dougherty, USA, Toronto Premiere
“An Instant Cult Classic” – Bloody-Disgusting
Four creepy crowd-pleasing stories intersect in this hugely anticipated feature, set on the night of Halloween. From Producer Bryan Singer (X-MEN, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE) and starring TRUE BLOOD’s Anna Paquin and Brian Cox (MANHUNTER, BOURNE SUPREMACY).
Winner, Audience Award – Los Angeles ScreamFest

GRACE
Paul Solet, Canada, Toronto Premiere
“The movie you need to see to restore your faith in the horror genre” – Dread Central
From Producer Adam Green (HATCHET) comes this creepy and shocking tale of one very desperate woman as she tries to satisfy the needs of her very special newborn baby, that will only eat…. human blood!
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival

VAMPIRE GIRL VS FRANKENSTEIN GIRL
Yoshihiro Nishimura, Japan, Toronto Premiere
“A supergory collision between schoolgirls and the undead” – Fangoria
Hysterical and bloody, this one of a kind romantic horror comedy about two dueling dead girls at a high school is from the same deliriously warped Japanese minds that gave us last year’s Toronto After Dark Festival hit TOKYO GORE POLICE and the upcoming ROBOGEISHA whose recently released trailer has become a viral video sensation!
Official Selection – New York Asian Film Festival

FRANKLYN
Gerald McMorrow, UK, North American Premiere
“Ambitious and original British fantasy filmmaking” – Total Sci-Fi
A stunningly original feature that blends three tales of human drama in present day London with another set in a fantastic futuristic steampunk world. Stars Ryan Phillipe (CRUEL INTENTIONS) and Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE).
Official Selection – London Film Festival

THE FORBIDDEN DOOR
Joko Anwar, Indonesia, Canadian Premiere
“Twisted and gleefully bizarre…fans of David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorowsky this is one for you” – Quiet Earth
From the genius mind of Joko Anwar (DEAD TIME: KALA) Indonesia’s current master of genre cinema, comes this dark hypnotic thriller about an increasingly mentally unstable artist trying to uncover several dark secrets including what lurks in his new house, behind a mysterious door.
Official Selection – Dead by Dawn Film Festival

EMBODIMENT OF EVIL
José Mojica Marins, Brazil, Toronto Premiere
“Impressive with striking hallucinogenic effects and bizarre bloody visions” –Beyond Hollywood
After a 40-year hiatus, José Mojica Marins returns to direct and portray the character that has made him a Brazilian horror icon, the notorious Coffin Joe. In this latest tale featuring the psychotic undertaker, Joe is released after many years in prison, only to continue with his eternal, bloody rampage to find the perfect woman to carry his seed.
Official Selection – Venice Film Festival

BLACK
Pierre Laffargue, France, Toronto Premiere
“A modern update of Shaft in Africa…gloriously lunatic…nearly continuous action” – Cinematical
A crowd-pleasing action-packed throwback to cult classic Blaxploitation cinema, BLACK follows one charismatic criminal’s quest to steal a horde of African diamonds against impossible odds that include Russian mercenaries and a supernatural witch doctor! Starring MC Jean Gab (DISTRICT B13).
Official Selection – SXSW Film Festival

SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR
Chad Ferrin, USA, Canadian Premiere
“Rarely been so delighted by a movie so depraved” – TwitchFilm
In this hypnotic throwback to psychedelic horror from the 70s, a group of medical students find themselves facing a double-peril on campus: fending off a depraved serial killer while dealing with terrifying hallucinations caused after ingesting experimental drugs. Stars indie genre rising star Noah Segan (BRICK, DEADGIRL)
Official Selection – Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival

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Sunolet (11 years ago) Reply

OOO TRICK r TREAT IS FINALLY COMING OUT!!! i've been looking at it for years i can't wait!

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AB (11 years ago) Reply

The Franklyn trailer delivers a false impression. It's not a steampunk movie! Don't expect too many scenes in that other world. But it is an interesting movie.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Yeah, Sack head kid in trick r treat looks wicked crawling across the ceiling. Can't wait!


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