Toronto After Dark Film Festival: Heartless (2010)
October 2, 2010 / 15306
A disfigured young man is haunted by demons on the streets of London in this acclaimed new horror thriller from Philip Ridley (THE REFLECTING SKIN)
“A brave, bold film, unrelentingly personal, thrilling, heartbreaking and downright terrifying….impeccably produced and beautifully acted by all concerned, Heartless simply cannot be recommended highly enough.” - Twitch Film
“An absolutely fabulous horror-fantasy” - Dread Central
“Has instantly jumped into my top ten horror movies of all time.” - Ain’t It Cool News
Official Selection - Frightfest, London
Elusive cult director Philip Ridley (THE REFLECTING SKIN, THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON) returns to the screen after a 14-year absence with another masterpiece of sublime horror. Jamie Morgan (played by rising star Jim Sturgess) was born with a disfiguring birthmark across his face, leaving him an outcast in his rough East London neighbourhood. While wandering abandoned yards taking photographs of the dereliction, Jamie comes across a gang of thugs responsible for recent heinous crimes. With his camera, he discovers that they are something other than human. Jamie is lead into a Faustian deal that will see him become a party to the terrifying chaos around him. Part David Lynch, part Guillermo del Toro, this dark urban thriller takes its audience to the darkest and most violent corners of the human heart.
- Shelagh Rowan-Legg
Toronto After Dark Film Festival is a showcase of horror, sci-fi, action and cult cinema held annually in Toronto, Canada at the Bloor Cinema. The festival premieres a diverse selection of feature-length and short-films from around the world including new works from Asia, Europe and North America.