Midnight Madness is probably one of my favourite programmes at the Toronto Film Festival, since it caters to my love of genre films. This year’s selection was just announced today and it’s notable in how 9 out of 10 of the films are world premieres. Like always, the selection is dominated by the horror genre, but the selection also includes Asian films, dark comedies, and even a post-apocalyptic film.
Here are the standouts (you can read the full list here)
The Day – Douglas Aarniokoski, USA
Livid – Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, France
I just have to say that the image for the film on the TIFF website looks absolutely terrifying.
Lovely Molly – Eduardo Sanchez, USA
It’s been 12 years since Eduardo Sanchez helped make the Blair Witch Project into one of the most successful independent horror films of all time. His new films looks to be another supernatural thriller and it looks like it will be quite chilling.
You’re Next – Adam Wingard, USA
This film is about a family that is attacked by a group of assailants wearing animal masks. Plot similarities to The Strangers aside, this is probably the Midnight Madness selection that I am most interested in.