TIFF Boombox 2018 had its annual fundraiser dedicated to all things scary. This year’s edition, THRILLER NIGHT: HALLOWEEN BOOMBOX, was curated by Kyle Kofsky, and it paid homage to classic horror films.
The two floors and the loading docks of the TIFF Bell Lightbox had so many surprises that one couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.

Birds Attack installation recreated Hitchcock’s The Birds, with guests experiencing the terror that actress Tippi Hendren must’ve felt in the film.
The House of Horrors had the scariest monsters, and there was the deadliest cage match between Dracula and She-Wolf.

At the loading docks, Dawn of the Dead was a post-apocalyptic world, with warnings written in blood, to beware of zombies. There was a burnt out car where guests could create their own graffiti.  Zebu food truck was a complete hit with the ravenous zombies. They served their Zebu Slider, Vegan Slider, Mini Pastel De Carne, Yuca Fries, Sausage on BBQ Sauce, Mini Pastel of Camarao and Chocolate Brigadeiro. It was a place of delicious chaos.
Celebrity Seance had very gifted mediums bringing dead celebrities back to life.
The Coven, with the talented makeup team of Shar Richardson and Katharine Piro, transformed guests into creatures of the night.
The Witch Queen and the Warlock King told fortunes that will undoubtedly come true.
Toronto’s top drag queens Priyanka, Tynomi Banks, Jada Hudson, Sapphire Titha Reign, and Allysin Chaynes battled it out in Lip Sync for Your Death.

Guests danced all night long to the fantastic entertainment. There was incredible music by DJ Kardinal Offishall and DJ Cipha Sounds and a live performance by The Ripleys.
The costume contest inspired attendees to wear their most exciting costumes.

Funds raised at this year’s TIFF Boombox event went towards supporting TIFF and Share Her Journey, TIFF’s five-year commitment to increasing participation, skills, and opportunities for women behind and in front of the camera. The $3 million goal will make a huge difference for female storytellers in Canada.