THE BLOODIES 2012
BEST FEATURE: In the House of Flies - (Director Gabriel Carrer. Producers Chad Archibald, Gabriel Carrer, Dave McLeod & Nathan Hawkins)
BEST SHORT: The Post-Lifers - (Director Greg Kovacs. Producers Nathan Hawkins, Brad McMillan)
BEST ACTOR: Ryan Kotack, In the House of Flies
BEST ACTRESS: Lindsay Smith, In the House of Flies
BEST DIRECTOR: (tied) Gabriel Carrer, In the House of Flies/Panos Cosmatos, Beyond the Black Rainbow
BEST SCREENPLAY: Angus McLellan, In the House of Flies
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Norm Li, Beyond the Black Rainbow
BEST EDITING: Nicholas T. Shepard, Beyond the Black Rainbow<
BEST MUSIC SCORE: Chris Alexander, Blood for Irina
2012 FULL LINEUP
Friday, November 30th
7:00 pm - SICK (Dir. Ryan M. Andrews) WORLD PREMIERE
Two years into the outbreak, the remaining people struggle day to day for survival. With the infected more active at night, three people seek shelter in an empty home, but with supplies scarce, they'll be lucky to make it out alive.
with the short film THE POST-LIFERS (Dir. Greg Kovacs) TORONTO PREMIERE
The dead have risen and want your brains! Or do they? This hard-hitting mockumentary chronicles a group of zombies during a world-wide infestation. Tremble with fear and laughter as you are taken along an exclusive journey into the unknown and undead. It's zombies like you've never seen them before...articulate.
9:30 pm - BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (Dir. Panos Cosmatos)
A dark science fiction film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos like nothing you have seen before. Deep within the mysterious Arboria Institute, a beautiful girl (Eva Allan) is held captive by a scientist, Dr. Barry Nyle (Michael Rogers). Her mind is controlled by a sinister technology (a mysterious pyramid-shaped light). Speechlessly, she waits for her next session with the deranged Dr. Nyle.
with the short film ROACHFAR (Dir. Steven Cerritos) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Roachfar is a quirky old man who spends his days picnicking in a cemetery with his many imaginary friends. He suffers from 'Cerritosis', a fatal disease that causes dementia and paranoia. During the final stages of his disease, a suspect encounter with a strange corporate executive turns Roachfar's reality into a nightmarish world inhabited by monstrous creatures and riddled with dark, terrifying visions linked to his tragic past.
Saturday, December 1st
3:00 pm - FRIGHT NIGHTS - CLASS OF 2012:
FAMILIAR (Dir. Richard Powell)
Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.
MELISSA! (Dir. Michael Sykora)
Born through the perversion of science, the grotesque Melissa must be kept hidden from a fearful society. Melissa's chance encounter with a local boy will set the wheels in motion for a story that explores how society treats outcasts.
DOLL PARTS (Dir. Karen Lam)
A serial killer's bad day is made worse when he picks up the wrong girl.
INSIDE (Dir. Yaz Rabadi)
Haunted by inner-demons from his past, John finds himself plagued with violent fantasies that consume him and slowly begin seeping their way into his reality.
THE DEVIL WALKS AMONG YOU (Dir. Ryan M. Andrews)
Lilith's tale of the macabre is about a diner along a dark stretch of road that receives one final customer of the night...The Devil.
CINEMALL (Dir. Gavin Shaw & Craig Belliveau)
Cinemall is a short documentary about the ultimate movie location. The Monroeville Mall is located 12 miles outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Every year hundreds of movie fans from around the world make a pilgrimage to visit the mall ever since it "starred" in George A. Romero's 1978 zombie classic "Dawn of the Dead".
6:30 pm - IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES (Dir. Gabriel Carrer) WORLD PREMIERE
June 1988...Summer Was Never The Same. In the House of Flies tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steve (Ryan Kotack) suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a psychological, mind-game with their diabolical hosts. Surrounded by several mysterious and locked suitcases - each containing valuable clues to their very own survival - Heather and Steve must exploit what remains of their bruised intellect and depleting sanity, to escape the authority of their unidentified and brutal abductors (Henry Rollins, Ryan Barrett). From this day forward, summer was never the same.
with the short film THE STOLEN (Dir. Karen Lam) TORONTO PREMIERE
A young girl (Essie) turns to the fantastical world of her imagination to escape her emotionally-abusive home. Her father, a veteran, committed suicide after witnessing the horrors of war in Afghanistan. Her older brother (Braden) is now lashing out with anger and violence at the world around him.
and SELF PORTRAIT (Dir. Jovanka Vuckovic)
In the process of taking off her make-up, a young woman reveals her true face. A short film made for the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab 2012 that pays homage to Martin Scorcese's The Big Shave, by way of Lucio Fulci. Featuring music by legendary Italian horror film composer, Fabio Frizzi.
9:00 pm - DEVIL'S NIGHT (Dir. Christopher Harrison) TORONTO PREMIERE
Five frat boys are stalked by a machete-wielding maniac, after they are involved in a horrifying Devil's Night accident. Starring Danielle Harris (Halloween and Hatchet film series), Steve Byers and Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Retribution).
with the short film RED (Dir. Maude Michaud) TORONTO PREMIERE
Dan has a secret obsession with making snuff films, in which he has sex and kills the women who stop by his house to use his guest bedroom. Everything is bound to change when he meets the sweet Lily, a young drifter who seems to share his passion for cinema. Will she be his next victim?
11:45 pm - FAMINE (Dir. Ryan Nicholson) TORONTO PREMIERE
Two years after a high-school prank involving flesh-eating acid nearly kills popular teacher Mr. Balszack, the graduating class of Sloppy Secondary holds a ’24-Hour Famine’ charity event on school grounds. But there’s an uninvited guest at this event, masquerading as the school’s handyman mascot, and he’s got an insatiable hunger of his own. The power’s cut, the doors and windows are chained shut, and now it’s not just cheerleaders who are getting nailed!
with the short film HELLVETICA (Dir. Kalen Artinian)
When a struggling writer is asked to write a short horror story, he comes to the realization that to write well, he must write what he knows.
Sunday, December 2nd
4:00 pm - BLOOD FOR IRINA (Dir. Chris Alexander) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Chris Alexander makes his directorial feature film debut for Autonomy Pictures with BLOOD FOR IRINA, a psychological, experimental vampire tale. Alexander approached Autonomy Pictures with a micro-budget proposal, the desire to make a personal horror film, a fever dream inspired by Herzog, Rollin and Franco. The film was shot in five days at a crumbling 70 year old waterfront motel set for demolition in Toronto, Canada.
with the short films LOVE NEVER DIES (Dir.Peter Szabo) TORONTD PREMIERE
Based on the short story, NONA by Stephen King, LOVE NEVER DIES is a psychological thriller about a drifter who wanders the night, seeking to escape his tormented past. One night, he meets the mysterious and seductive Nona, a woman cast from his darkest fantasies, who lures him on a deadly chase to uncover the horrifying truth he so desperately wants to avoid. Inspired by the creepy corners of King's imagination, LOVE NEVER DIES explores the razor-thin line that separates the allure of love from the romance of murder.
7:00 pm CLOSING NIGHT PARTY & AWARDS