While most people vacation during the holidays, my own person break (that I work intensely through) is every September when I fly up to Canada for the annual Toronto International Film Festival, which always plays host to an amazing array of genre premieres (remember High Tension, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, REC 2, Inside, Martyrs and even Frontier(s)?) through its illustrious “Midnight Madness” sidebar.
Running from September 8-18, this year is no exception as TIFF will play host to some outrageous premieres: Inside directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo return with the world premiere of Livid; A Horrible Way to Die duo (writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard) return to the fest with the world of their home invasion slasher You’re Next; Ben Wheatley is going to shock the thousands of audience members with Kill List; lastly comes an out of left field shocker from Bobcat Goldthwait entitled God Bless America (
featuring the Carrie-esque phot released the other night. We were asked to remove this image is it’s “not representational” of the film).
Check out the full list of ten films, and don’t forget that TIFF will also be presenting Twixt, Melancholia and The Skin I Live In.