Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sean Kelly

TADFF14: Wrap-Up

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The 2014 edition of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival ended up being its most successful.  Breaking through in its ninth year, this year’s edition of Toronto After Dark had a record 13 sellouts, which helped prove how this year’s line-up was of a particularly high quality.  Even though there were a few films that I was underwhelmed by, there was nothing that played at Toronto After Dark this year that I outright disliked.  In fact, a few of the films that I saw ended up to be very pleasant surprises.  Next year is the tenth anniversary of Toronto After Dark and I expect that the festival will grow even more in the years to come.

Without further ado, here are my top films of this year’s festival.

Top Five Feature Films

  1. Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
  2. Wyrmwood
  3. The Babadook
  4. Predestination
  5. Late Phases

Honourable Mentions: Housebound, Zombeavers, The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Top Five Canada After Dark Shorts

  1. Satan’s Dolls
  2. Period Piece
  3. Dead Hearts
  4. Foxed!
  5. The Monitor

Honourable Mentions: Lumberjacked, Kismet, What Doesn’t Kill You

Top Five Shorts After Dark Shorts

  1. Redaction
  2. He Took His Skin Off For Me
  3. Invaders
  4. Everything & Everything & Everything
  5. Happy B-Day

Honourable Mentions: Strange Thing

Top Three Festival Bumpers

  1. Swan Song by O’Hannah Films
  2. Vines at Nine by Shannon Rae Hanmer
  3. Monster In The Room by Jay Clarke

Specialty Category Picks

Toronto After Dark 2014 Photos

Toronto After Dark 2014 Video Content Playlist

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).