7:00 pm - BITS SHORT FILM SHOWCASE:
A special feature length program of premieres of the hottest new Canadian short genre films.
(Dir. Greg Kovacs) TORONTO PREMIERE
Anna and Ellery discover different interpretations of the word “fun”.
EVEN THE DARKNESS HAS ARMS
(Dir. Chris Bavota) TORONTO PREMIERE
In the middle of the night, a man is haunted by the manifestation of his fears.
(Dir. Michael Goyert) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Phil and Gerty play their usual Sunday afternoon game of “Letters”. But today is different. Something dark boils below the surface of the game, setting off a series of unexpected events, forever changing their marriage.
THE ONE I ADORE
(Dir. Jason Seelmann) WORLD PREMIERE
A story of love lost and the lengths some can go to get it back.
(Dir. Sean Patrick Kelly) WORLD PREMIERE
A man with an uncontrollable Itch on his hand goes through increasingly extreme measures to get rid of it..
(Dir. Ghey Kim) TORONTO PREMIERE
A young man watches a snuff film sent to his email. When the film stops half way through, he has the option to continue. To find out what happens next, all he has to do is click.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
(Dir. Tyler A. Williams) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Sensing a strange presence, Lauren awakes to a seemingly empty home. Upon investigation, she soon realizes that there is something much darker at play.
(Dir. Daelan Wood) TORONTO PREMIERE
A couple of backwoods hicks discover a time machine in the woods. Rather than use it to do something smart, like bet on sports or game the stock market, they use it to hunt each other. Repeatedly.
(Dir. Julian Zakrzewski) TORONTO PREMIERE
It seems like an ordinary night when Emily turns out the lights in her apartment, little does she know that her night would become a living nightmare.
(Dir. Gigi Saul Guerrero) CANADIAN PREMIERE
“Bestia” follows the lone survivor (played by Mathias Retamal) of a disaster as he awakens on a deserted beach. It becomes clear that there are more dangers lurking in the woods than a hungry beast.
I MAKE CORPSES
(Dir. Kyle Martellacci) TORONTO PREMIERE
A serial killer continues his macabre hobby during a zombie outbreak.
(Dirs. Michael Peterson) TORONTO PREMIERE
Inspired by true events, residential school survivor Jacob Wematim (Julian Black Antelope), struggles to hang onto his family, land and identity as his personal demons threaten to manifest in the form of the Wendigo spirit (Wilma Pelly) and take it all away.
9:30 pm - THE CHILD REMAINS
(Dir. Michael Melski) TORONTO PREMIERE (1hr 52 mins)
An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous 'Butterbox Babies', THE CHILD REMAINS is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore. From the producer of the acclaimed horror thriller The Corridor, starring Cannes Best Actress winner Suzanne Clement (Mommy), Allan Hawco (Frontier), Shelley Thompson (Labyrinth) and genre hero Geza Kovacs (Scanners, The Dead Zone), THE CHILD REMAINS is about the evil that lurks behind the postcard.
with the short film DESTRUCTION MAKES THE WORLD BURN BRIGHTER
(Dir. Kalen Artinian) WORLD PREMIERE (6 mins)
A young couple in the not so distant future find their secret existence threatened when reserve runs low.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26th
2:00 pm - ONCE UPON A TIME AT CHRISTMAS
(Dir. Paul Tanter
) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE (1hr 42min)
In the twelve days leading up to Christmas, the residents of the snowy and isolated town of Woodridge are being murdered in a variety of gruesome ways by a psychotic Santa and Mrs Claus. While the small-town cops scramble to protect the townsfolk, the killings seem to center around one young woman who may be the final victim on Santa''s list. As the slaughter continues and the bodies pile up, it seems that notjing and no one may be able to stop the murderers before they complete their own deadyl take on the twelve days of Christmas.
with the short film HUMAN CATTLE
(Dir. Carlos Henriques) TORONTO PREMIERE (9:25 mins)
The Amazon is a beautiful place to visit but you wouldn’t want to die there! Three sexy teenagers take a fun-filled trip out to the Amazon for an exciting getaway filled with seductive pleasures and forbidden desires. Failing to hear the canoe tour guide’s (Mitch Markowitz, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein) warnings about the evils that lurk in the Jungle, they will now have to fight for survival against trigger-happy bounty hunters, blood-thirsty Cannibals and massive flesh-eating monsters.
4:30 pm - ART OF OBSESSION
(Dir. Ryan M. Andrews) CANADIAN PREMIERE (92 mins)
After losing his family in a car accident and seeing his latest work bomb, famous novelist, Kennedy Sait, becomes a recluse and turns to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain he feels. Struggling to make it through day to day, Kennedy's life is turned around after meeting his neighbor's new wife, Patricia. Infatuated with her, she becomes his "muse" and she not only inspires him to create again, but she also inspires him to live again. But his infatuation with her, becomes a dangerous obsession. And so he doesn't lose Patricia, he kidnaps her and keeps her prisoner in his attic. Police comb the neighborhood, hoping to find a trace of the missing woman, never knowing that she is right under their noses the whole time. Patricia tries keeping a level head and is always looking for a way to escape, though she fears she may never break free of her capture as Kennedy's grasp on reality continues on a frightening downward spiral.
with the short film TALKING HEADS
(Dir. Alyx Melone) WORLD PREMIERE (14 mins)
A frightening surrealist fable about the lengths to which a woman will go to be beautiful.
7:00 pm - DARKEN
(Dir. Audrey Cummings) CANADIAN PREMIERE (90 mins)
Darken is set in a bizarre, mysterious, and violent unknown world with danger and death around every corner. After a young woman is accosted by a dying warrior in the middle of the street, a bizarre incantation propels her into the realm of Darken - a violent prison-like world of labyrinthine rooms, interconnected with no apparent rhyme or reason and no way of escape. As she fights for survival within this brutal place, she finds allies who are rebelling against the rule of a self-appointed religious despot who demands allegiance to an all-powerful god called "Mother Darken." Eve and her allies must fight with everything they have if they are to have any hope of surviving the horrors Darken has in store for them.
with the short film BANSHEE
(Dir. Adam O'Brien) TORONTO PREMIERE (13 mins)
While she was under the supervision of her big sister, Olivia got lost into the woods over night and got back with something different. She didn't come back alone.
+ this ticket gets you into our yearly awards show starting at 9pm. The Bloodies hosted by Nick Smyth.