Buckle up, kids. You’re gonna be here for a while. The entire list of genre films playing at the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, running September 8th-18th, has been unveiled, and we have the skinny to supplement what we’ve already posted along with a boatload of never before seen imagery and a few new trailers!
For the full lineup and more details, visit the official Toronto International Film Festival website.
Director: Adam Wingard
Starring: Nick Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Calvin Reeder, Larry Fessenden, Kate Lyn Sheil, Barbara Crampton, Rob Moran, Sharni Vinson
In ‘You’re Next’ the Davison family comes under attack from a terrifying group of sadistic murderers during a family reunion getaway. Barricaded in their secluded vacation home, they fight off a barrage of axes, crossbows and machetes from both inside and outside the house. However, the masked killers didn’t count on Erin (Vinson), the young girlfriend of the eldest Davison son whose mysterious past has made her very difficult to kill.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley, MyAnna Buring
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay is pressured by his partner Gal into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.
God Bless America
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Starring: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr, Mackenzie Brooke Smith, Melinda Page Hamilton, Rich McDonald, Guerrin Gardner
Loveless, jobless and possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and decides to off the stupidest, cruelest and most repellent members of society with an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. From stand-up comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait comes a scathing and hilarious attack on all that is sacred in the United States of America.
Director: Alexandre Courtes
Starring: Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Unax Ugalde, Dave Legeno, Anna Skellern, Richard Brake, Eric Godon, Joseph Kennedy, Marcus Garvey
George, Max and Ricky are in a rock band and waiting for their big breakthrough. Between small gigs and rehearsals they work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum for good pay at minimum risk — they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night just before dinner time, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive … they just have to survive until it does.
Director: Eduardo Sanchez
Starring: Johnny Lewis, Alexandra Holden
When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession. From the director of ‘The Blair Witch Project.’
Director: Frédéric Jardin
Cast: Tomer Sisley, Julien Boisselier, Birol unel
When Vincent, a double-dealing cop, steals a big bag of cocaine from some drug dealers, they counter by kidnapping and threatening to kill his son if the bag isn’t returned – fast. The swap is to go down at their headquarters in a big nightclub on the outskirts of Paris, but Vincent gets caught in a spiral of deception and betrayal and must fight his way through packed dance floors and dark corridors of the labyrinth-like club.
Director: Doug Aarniokoski
Starring: Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan, Shannyn Sossamon, Andrew Coutts
The film is a visceral action thriller with moral depth spanning 24 hours during which the ensemble cast is pit against insurmountable odds. A band of survivors must fight to keep humanity alive in a bleak post-apocalyptic world.
Also playing at the Festival – (just announced – some not pure horror, but of interest nonetheless) Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown, Carlos Sorin’s The Cat Vanishes (El gato desaparece), Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fans Hope, Werner Herzog’s documentary Into the Abyss, Jean-Baptiste Leonetti’s Carré Blanc, Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, and (as previously reported) David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt, Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, and Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.
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