The Toronto International Film Festival will debut genre movies from Barry Levinson, Rob Zombie and Martin McDonagh, among others, for the Midnight Madness portion of its festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16.
Programmed by TIFF’s resident genre expert Colin Geddes, the lineup features some of the most audacious material of the festival.
“Expect everything from outrageous horror comedies to mock-doc eco-apocalypse thrillers, featuring trans-dimensional bugs, lewd Catholic priests, meat monsters and dog-napping psychopaths that will animate the Ryerson Theatre when the clock chimes 12," Geddes said in a statement.
Levinson, who won an Oscar for “Rain Man,” will screen his low-budget horror film “The Bay," while Don Coscarelli, director of the cult fave “Bubba Ho-Tep,” will unveil his adaptation of David Wong’s trans-genre horror novel “John Dies at the End.”
Zombie will be bringing his latest bloody flick, “The Lords of Salem,” to Toronto. The movie stars his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, (per usual) as a radio station DJ who receives a mysterious wooden box with a record that triggers flashbacks of Salem’s violent past.
McDonagh, best known for his screenplay for “In Bruges,” reteams with Colin Farrell in the comedy “Seven Psychopaths.” The film, which McDonagh wrote and directed, stars Farrell as a struggling screenwriter who inadvertently becomes entangled in an L.A.-based crime ring after his two oddball friends, played by Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell, kidnap a Shih Tzu belonging to a gang member (Woody Harrelson).
For a full list of the Midnight Madness films, click here.