TIFF10: Midnight Madness Thoughts

I have always been a huge fan of genre films.  As such, Midnight Madness can be considered one of my favourite programmes at TIFF.  I have seen at least one MM film at TIFF every year since 2006 and this year I am even considering braving an actual midnight screening.

Here is a rundown of a few of the films that stand out for me.

Insidious – James Wan, USA
From the director of Saw comes this new haunted house film.  I have say that once I heard about this film, I became very excited and this will be the film that I will be aiming to see the most.

The Ward – John Carpenter, USA
Even though John Carpenter hasn’t had a true hit in years, he is still considered a horror icon and I would gladly see his latest film, especially since it, like Insidious, covers one of my favourite horror subjects – ghosts.

SUPER – James Gunn, USA
It’s not all horror at Midnight Madness and this comedy joins the growing ranks of “average joe becomes superhero” films.  It has a great cast that includes The Office‘s Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.  This film should be a riot.

Stake Land – Jim Mickle, USA
Daybreakers played at Midnight Madness last year and here is another “anti-Twilight” vampire film, which portrays them as the monsters that they are.  Should be interesting.

Fubar II – Michael Dowse, Canada
Let me just say that Fubar is a film that I never expected there to be a sequel to.

Well those are the films that really stick out for me, however I think that the entire line-up this year is just great.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).