In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Awards.

The Toronto After Dark awards were announced today. Being an inherently fan-run festival, it stands to reason that the awards are largely dictated by said fans. This year the winners were;




The Vision awards are voted on by festival staff to recognize outstanding achievement by independent filmmakers. This year, the honours went to;




In the Shorts category, the awards were split up into Canadian and International categories.

For homegrown accolades, Gold went to the beautiful Japanese-flavoured short Junko's Shamisen, King Chicken (which I regretfully missed) took Silver and Bronze was a tie between Astron 6's mock trailer Fireman! and Geronimo Deadly's side-splitter Game Night.

In International, I was happy to see the UK creeper Off Season take Gold. Pumzi and Deus Irae were awarded Silver & Bronze, respectively.

The unforgiving landscape of Off Season.

Some individual awards of note were acting nods for The Last Exorcism's Patrick Fabian & I Spit on Your Grave's Sarah Butler.

I'm in agreement with most of the choices, but I am a little shocked that Phobia 2 was shut out of the proceedings. For the full award listings, click here.

1 comment:

DM said...

You're a winner, too!