November 23, 2012

BLOOD IN THE SNOW Film Festival to Premiere Canadian Zombie Flick SICK: SURVIVE THE NIGHT

Winter is coming, and there will be blood. Lots of blood.

Next week is the inaugural run of the BLOOD IN THE SNOW Canadian Film Festival at Toronto's Projection Booth (1035 Gerrard St. East). Featuring Canadian-made horror films and shorts, the Blood in the Snow Film Festival launches November 30th with the World Premiere of the dramatic zombie film SICK: SURVIVE THE NIGHT (dir. Ryan M. Andrews)

Two years after the infection began, billions have died, Governments have collapsed and the human race is on the brink of extinction.

Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began. After constant failed attempts to find a cure, Leigh sneaks away to return to her parent’s house.

On her way she crosses paths with Seph and Mckay, two militant survivalists, who only just barely escaped an attack from a group of infected. With nightfall close at hand, the three of them know they need to seek shelter, as the SICK are more active in the dark. Boarding themselves up in Leigh’s parents house, the plan is simple, survive the night. But with the SICK surrounding the house and their own tensions through the roof. They’ll be lucky if anyone makes it out alive.

SICK screens on November 30th at 7:00pm alongside the Greg Kovacs' fantastic short film "The Post-Lifers" (read our review of this gem from Shock Stock 2011).

Friday, November 30th

7:00 p.m. "Sick" (World Premiere) - dir. Ryan M. Andrews
with the short film "The Post-Lifers" (Toronto Premiere) - dir. Greg Kovacs

9:30 p.m. “Beyond the Black Rainbow” - dir. Panos Cosmatos
with the short film “Roachfar” - dir. Steven Cerritos

Saturday, December 1st​

3:00 p.m. – “Fright Nights: Class of 2012”
Familiar, Melissa!, Doll Parts, Inside, The Devil Walks Among You + Cinemall

6:30 p.m. "In the House of Flies" (World Premiere) - dir. Gabriel Carrer
with shorts “The Stolen” (Toronto Premiere) - dir. Karen Lam & "Self Portrait" - dir. Jovanka Vuckovic

9:00 p.m. “Devil’s Night” (Toronto Theatrical Premiere) - dir. Christopher Harrison
with the short film “Red” (Toronto Premiere) - dir. Maude Michaud

11:45 p.m. “Famine” (Toronto Premiere) - dir. Ryan Nicholson
with the short film "Hellvetica" - dir. Kalen Artinian​

Sunday, December 2nd​​

7:00p.m. "Blood for Irina" (Canadian Premiere) - dir. Chris Alexander​
9:00p.m. Closing Night Cocktail and Awards Ceremony