Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Friday Preview

— by H.G. WATSON —

Tonight is the finale of Toronto After Dark, and after a week of films — good, bad and ridiculous — the film fest ends on an outrageous note with two rather out-there films.

At 7 p.m., is the French film “Rubber.” Robert, the main character, is sick of seeing his kind destroyed and mistreated by humans. He’s pretty pissed off. Using his power of telekinesis he goes about exacting his vengeance by blowing people and animals up. Robert is a rubber tire. This bizarre dark comedy employs all variety of strange methods to tell its tale, including a Greek chorus. It was an official selection at Cannes Film Festival this year and by all accounts is hugely entertaining.

Toronto After Dark’s closing Gala film is Dutch director Tom Six’s controversial film “The Human Centipede: First Sequence.” A mad German doctor (of course) known for successfully being able to separate conjoined twins decided to do the opposite and combine three people in to a conjoined centipede creature. This gross-out flick has been popular with gore lovers, although overall reviews have been hit-or-miss. Find out for yourself tonight at 9:45 p.m.

Advance tickets are sold out, but there will be a block of tickets available at the door at 6 p.m. The ticket also guarantees you entry to the official after-party, held across the street at the Pauper’s Pub.

This ends my preview coverage for Toronto After Dark 2010. Stay tuned for some more reviews and a festival wrap-up next week!

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  1. Adam Poynter #

    Rubber sounds ridiculously entertaining and the human centipede has been available for Pay-Per-View on most cable providers for a while now. I saw clips from it and my friends saw the whole thing. They said it is a gross out film but with a interesting concept.

  2. Rider #

    This is one of my favorite film festivals of the year.