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“Midnight Madness” Offers Global Gore

"Midnight Madness" Offers Global Gore

Good ol’ Colin Geddes and the Toronto International Film Festival have unleashed this year’s “Midnight Madness” lineup on the world today. “Midnight Madness” is one of the most acclaimed and respected film festival programs in all of North America, a cream of the crop of this year’s genre output. Last year’s highlights included: Borat, The Host, Black Sheep, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Princess, S&Man, and more.

This year looks equally promising (and also a bit more gorey), with new offerings from George Romero (Diary of the Dead), Stuart Gordon (Stuck), and Wilson Yip (Flashpoint). Plus, there are some crazy creations like Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo’s French graphic-nightmare, Inside, and Hitoshi Matsumoto’s odd but amazing Japanese monster epic Dainipponjin. I’ve also heard great things about, but have not seen, Xavier Gen’s Frontiares and Fumihiko Sori’s Vexille. All you have left after that, is Adam Mason’s The Devil’s Chair from the UK, and that sounds pretty intriguing as well. Well done, Colin. Can’t wait!

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