Those of you lucky enough to be in the Toronto area at the moment could do worse than check out a screening of Clif Prowse and Derek Lee’s Afflicted, which is premiering at the Midnight Madness section of TIFF. The movie is screening Monday, September 9th at Ryerson Theatre 11:59pm and Wednesday, September 11, Scotiabank 9 8:45pm.
Here's the synopsis to get you in the gruesome groove:
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source of his illness before it consumes him completely. Footage of their travels meant to document pleasant memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and may be their only postcard home.
Afflicted might just be the tonic for the raft of sub-standard found footage movies we've had recently.