The Toronto International Film Festival has been the debut venue for such critically-acclaimed films as Ray, American Beauty and The Wrestler, and this year’s scheduled films certainly won’t buck that trend. Among the films that will premiere at this year’s TIFF are Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Beyond the Edge and All is By My Side, among others, but the film that probably won’t have too many critics talking Oscar buzz is Almost Human, which has a new trailer this week.
That’s not to say that the alien/supernatural horror film, written and directed by Joe Begos, doesn’t look fun as hell. The story focuses on a guy named Mark who “disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of light” and returns to his old stomping grounds to blast people to bits and pieces with his shotgun and occasionally an ax. It’s my frontrunner for the feel-good movie of 2013.