TIFF: First Horror Film Announced, ‘They Wait’

Next to the Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival has become runner up to importance on all things indie horror. Today we learned that Brightlight Pictures’ They Wait was officially accepted (first picture inside). Written by Carl Bessai and Doug Taylor, with the story by Trevor Markwart, They Wait is directed by Ernie Barbarash (Cube Zero, Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming). A supernatural thriller starring Jaime King (Sin City, Pearl Harbor), They Wait is inspired by true events and tells the terrifying tale of one family’s life-threatening encounter with angry spirits during Hungry Ghost Month, a festival still celebrated in Taiwan but which has virtually disappeared from mainland China. Terry Chen (Almost Famous, Snakes on a Plane, I, Robot), Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss) also star. Watch for updates as soon as we get them.