To answer my question, I do.
I am a huge horror film fan. If you are a fan too, let me ask: what is the best way to get plenty of horror films? Well, I recommend the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, which will celebrate its eight anniversary this year. This is one the best film festivals Toronto has to offer. After Dark offers a variety of horror, action, sci-fi and cult films, which run the gamut from high-budget to no-budget, from all around the world. Not bad for such a small festival!
During this festival you get the chance to see all the other horror fans. In fact, I haven’t even mentioned the most exciting part! On the annual festival’s zombie appreciation night, you get to see the zombie walk, where you get to see all the fans dressed up as zombies and, what’s even more fun, you can dress up as a zombie too. I decided two years ago to dress up. I know it felt out of place on the way there, but when I got to the Bloor cinema, which was the home of the festival until last year, I found my zombie compadres craving brain! Although there are no brains to feed upon, but your horror film craving will be fulfilled, depending on your taste in different sub-genres of horror.
The festival begins on October 17 and runs through to October 25. For more information, you can go to Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
Happy Early Halloween!
by Shirin Khayambashi