The 25th anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival’s genre strand to open with Chris Silvertson’s All Cheerleaders Die and feature the world premiere of Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno.
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Nine films were announced overall, with the traditional tenth set to be unveiled shortly. The seven world premieres include supernatural thriller Oculus, starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan, while Juno Mak’s Rigor Mortis will receive its North American premiere.
Colin Geddes, who programmed the strand, said: “Since its 1988 launch, the Midnight Madness programme emerged as a touchstone of cinematic shock, satiating the adventurous palate of bloodthirsty cinephiles from all over the world.
“When the witching hour strikes and the human brain starts slipping into dream mode, the Ryerson Theatre will once again serve up a feast of phantasmagorical characters and jaw-dropping scenes, playing host to bizarre biological monstrosities, ruthless dominatrix gangs, paranormal mirrors, and the hijinks of supernatural cheerleaders.”
The 38th TIFF runs from September 5-15, 2013.
Midnight Madness line-up
- Afflicted, Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (Can-US) WP
- All Cheerleaders Die, Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson (US) WP
- Almost Human, Joe Begos (US) WP
- The Green Inferno, Eli Roth (US) WP
- Oculus, Mike Flanagan (US) WP
- R100, Hitoshi Matsumoto (Japan) WP
- Rigor Mortis, Juno Mak (HK) NAP
- The Station (Blutgletscher), Marvin Kren (Austria) WP
- Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui), Sion Sono (Japan) NAP