October 17-24, 2008 - 8 Nights Of Thrilling New Movies!

Press & Publicity

Press Quotes

Over the past two years Toronto After Dark Film Festival and its screenings have received almost 400 features and reviews in more than 100 media outlets across Television, Print, Radio and the Web including Ain’t It Cool News, Bloody-Disgusting, CHUD, CityTV, Exclaim, Fangoria, Filmmaker Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Inside Entertainment, Joblo.com, MTV, NOW, Rue Morgue Magazine, Showcase, Space Channel, Toronto Star, Twitch and dozens more.


“Toronto After Dark is one of the best festivals in Toronto. It’s a can’t miss for genre film fans offering the best in sci-fi, horror and fantasy in the world. It offers an amazing diverse lineup, incredible special guests. And the fans are amazing, making each screening an event. It’s unlike any other festival in the city.”
—Barrett Hooper, NOW Magazine

“Ain’t It Cool News loves Toronto After Dark!”
—Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“Quite Awesome.”
—Malene Arpe, Toronto Star

“The programming was fantastic and innovative, designed for genre afficianados by genre afficianados. And the whole event was executed flawlessly by organisers that seemed as though they’d been doing this for years. ”
—Stuart Andrews, Rue Morgue Magazine

“This fabulous festival was a delicious feast of fear with a succulent selection of sci-fi, horror and martial arts that any movie lover would find terrifyingly tasty. I can’t wait to take a bite out of their selection next year!”
—Emer Schlosser, Inside Entertainment

“Terror and delight in the night. Toronto After Dark is a film festival with savvy programming, and plenty of surprises. ”
—Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly

“Professionalism will get you extremely far in life, which is why Toronto After Dark is already a major success after only one year. I see the festival exploding over the next few years.”
—Brad Miska, Bloody-Disgusting

“A refreshing and entertaining way to bring films that often escape under the critical radar to a larger audience. Toronto After Dark Film Festival was a dark and brooding cloud with a silver lining. Definitely looking forward to next year’s ghoulish event.”
—James Hunter, Driven Magazine

“The consistently high level of program selection was truly a delightful surprise. Toronto After Dark Film Festival has filled a much needed niche for the exhibition of unique genre films from around the world.”

—Paul Gratton, SPACE : The Imagination Station

“A crowd-pleasing mix of horror, sci-fi and action with a healthy dose of comedy”

—Matthew Kumar, Torontoist.com

“Toronto’s genre film lovers have been hungry for a festival to call their own for years. Toronto After Dark fills that need.”

—Todd Brown, Twitch Film

“I’ve been in the horror business for many years and can easily say that Toronto After Dark is one of the most exciting new festivals to pop up in a long time! Their eclectic mix of genres and a true passion for the movies they pursue set them apart from similar festivals across North America. ”
—Johnny Butane, Dread Central

“It was an amazing experience in which I was able to meet great people and watch movies I can brag about to my friends. ”
—Serena Whitney, Arrow-In-the-Head at JoBlo.com

“Toronto After Dark - this week’s Hot Ticket!”
—Enza Anderson, Metro News

“A very notable debut festival, that’s just as delicious as I’d expected”
—Michelle Lee, Dread Central

“A fantastic event!”
—John Campea, The Movie Blog

“I have never had so much fun watching a movie.  I loved Toronto After Dark Film Festival”
—David Bishop, Renerd.com

“Such an amazing festival.”
—Tim Hannigan, Horror Movies.Ca


To watch scenes from last year’s festival, check out the slideshow here, and video clips here.

Media Coverage of the 2008 Film Festival

If you are interested in covering our 2008 Film Festival, which runs Oct. 17-24 this year, or would like to do some pre-festival editorial on our event, please contact us here.

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