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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

TAD Awards.

Yesterday, the awards for this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival were announced. As I'm sure to no one's surprise who saw it, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook cleaned up with five awards, including Best Director and Best Actress. Dead Snow 2 also picked up five, including the Gold prize for the Audience Choice Award.

I was very happy to see that The Spierig Brothers newest Predestination took home three awards. I didn't talk about it here, but it was definitely the film that most impressed me at the festival. You should definitely check it out and see why it was a shoe-in for Best Screenplay and Best Sci-fi.

Other easy winners were Town That Dreaded Sundown for Best Cinematography and Let Us Prey for Best Music.

The locals did very well, as well. Tal Zimerman and his doc Why Horror? won Bronze for the Audience Choice and Chris Nash's segment Z is for Zygote in the ABC's of Death 2 won for Best Kill.

Chris Nash's ABC's segment Z is for Zygote

I'm pretty chuffed that my bumper Monster In The Room won Silver in the Best Bumper Category, with my producer on The Monitor Shannon Rae Hanmer grabbing Bronze with her bumper, Vines At Nine.

That was a great capper on a wonderful festival experience. For the full awards list, click here.

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