Published Oct 21, 2015Aside from being the perfect excuse to dress up like a sexy pizza rat and/or stuff your gut with free candy, Halloween is also a wonderful time for cinephiles. Getting in on the action, the fine folks at the Toronto International Film Festival have unveiled some special Halloween programming.
Particularly noteworthy is a screening of The Mask (Eyes of Hell). Directed by Julian Roffman, the 1968 film was Canada's first-ever horror film, as well as our first feature-length 3-D movie. The film has been restored in 2K anaglyph 3-D by TIFF, with help from the 3-D Film Archive. It'll receive a theatrical release at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 23.
Of course, it wouldn't be a Halloween movie extravaganza without, well, Halloween. John Carpenter's classic, which introduced Michael Myers to the world, will screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 22 and October 30.
If you're looking to spend Halloween proper at the movies, that's also an option. TIFF will present a free screening of the Italian classic Cemetery Man on October 31, and they'll also screen the British horror anthology Dead of Night (screening as part of their film series "Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film").
For more information on TIFF's upcoming programming, visit the organization's site here.