Hot Toronto Trailer: ‘Almost Human’

By | Wednesday July 31, 2013 @ 1:38am PDT

Joe Begos’ horror pic Almost Human was just slotted for a spot in the Toronto International Film Festival‘s Midnight Madness sidebar, where films like Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno and opening-night film All Cheerleaders Die will also be making their world premieres. This one doesn’t skimp on … Read More »

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Toronto: 25th Midnight Madness Section Includes Eli Roth’s ‘The Green Inferno’

The Toronto International Film Festival says it’s lined up “a murderers’ row of wild cinematic thrills” for its 25th Midnight Madness sidebar. The section will open with Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson’s All Cheerleaders Die in its world premiere while Eli Roth‘s The Green Inferno will also debut. Programmer Colin Geddes 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.” Toronto runs from September 5-15. Here’s the Midnight Madness lineup:

Afflicted Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, Canada/USA, World Premiere
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source of his illness before it consumes him completely. Footage of their travels meant to document pleasant memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and may be their only postcard home. Read More »

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Toronto: Magnolia Lands Bobcat Goldthwait Comedy ‘God Bless America’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures is closing a world rights deal for God Bless America, the Bobcat Goldthwait-directed killing spree comedy. The film premiered over the weekend in the Midnight Madness program. I’ve heard it’s a high six figure deal and … Read More »

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Toronto Update: IFC Midnight Buying Midnight Madness Title ‘The Incident’

By | Tuesday September 13, 2011 @ 10:54am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that IFC Midnight is finalizing a U.S. distribution rights deal for The Incident, the horror title that created a stir when a couple of audience members responded to the hardcore scenes by fainting. IFC Midnight … Read More »

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Toronto: Midnight Madness Title ‘The Raid’ Gets New Soundtrack

By | Friday September 9, 2011 @ 12:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The Raid, which had its Midnight Madness screening last night, is getting a soundtrack overhaul. Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been hired to create a new musical score for a film that was acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide … Read More »

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Toronto Fest Fills Out Slate With Genre And Documentary Films

By | Wednesday August 3, 2011 @ 8:15am PDT
Mike Fleming

The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has filled out its fest slate with the genre fare of its Midnight Madness program, and foreign, kidfare and documentary offerings. Among the highlights: the Masters program will unveil the Wim Wenders-directed Pina; the Jafar … Read More »

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