Nine horror and genre films are announced for 25th anniversary of TIFF section
Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno," a horror film about a group of college students abducted by the cannibalistic Amazon tribe they're trying to help, is among the films that will be screened in the Midnight Madness section of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
The section will kick off with the opening-night premiere of "All Cheerleaders Die," from Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson.
The lineup was revealed by Midnight Madness programmer Colin Geddes, appropriately enough, at midnight in Toronto. The special announcement was done to commemmorate the 25th anniversary of the section, which presents horror, sci-fi and genre films.
The Midnight Madness selection includes its first Austrian film, Marvin Kren's "The Station." Films from Hong Kong and Japan, "Rigor Mortis" and "Why Don't You Play in Hell," are North American premieres; the rest are world premieres.
This year’s TIFF opens on Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 15. The lineup of galas and special screenings, which includes John Wells’ “August: Osage County,” Ron Howard’s “Rush,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” was announced last week.
The festival previously announced that Midnight Madness would also include a free screening of Jonathan Levine's "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane."
Additional programming will be announced over the next few weeks, including one more Midnight Madness selection.
"Afflicted," Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Canada/USA
"All Cheerleaders Die," Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, USA
"Almost Human," Joe Begos, USA
"The Green Inferno," Eli Roth, USA
"Oculus," Mike Flanagan, USA
"R100," Hitoshi Matusmoto, Japan
"Rigor Mortis," Juno Mak, Hong Kong
"The Station," Marvin Kren, Austria
"Why Don't You Play in Hell," Jigoku de Naze Warul, Japan