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TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew’s Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna; New Stills

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!Earlier today we brought you the full lineup of TIFF 2014’s Midnight Madness programme, and we’re back with the 14 films that comprise the fest’s Vanguard lineup, which includes Alleluia, Shrew’s Next, Spring, and the latest from Takashi Miike.

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TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!Earlier today we brought you the full lineup of TIFF 2014’s Midnight Madness programme, and we’re back with the 14 films that comprise the fest’s Vanguard lineup, which includes Alleluia, Shrew’s Next, Spring, and the latest from Takashi Miike.

A few of the films on this list don’t fall in the pure horror category, but we’ve included them as well just because they sound so damn intriguing!

From the Press Release:
The Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard programme seduces audiences with a sensory experience full of mystery and boundary-busting madness with bold international films that walk the razor’s edge. International programmer Colin Geddes brings together the work of some of the most audacious auteurs in the world to present a cinematic adventure that takes audiences to the dark, dangerous places that both unnerve yet intrigue them.

“The Vanguard programme presents the intersection between genre and arthouse to showcase intrepid works that fearlessly defy convention,” said Geddes. “Daring audiences who have grown to love the extreme cinema of Midnight Madness will definitely be seduced by the subversive sophistication of Vanguard.”

The 2014 roster includes master of extreme cinema Takashi Miike (Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, 17 Assassins), fantastical image manipulator Dave McKean (MirrorMask), French fear jockey Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan), the cleverly unsettling Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), and the wickedly charming duo of Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Kern).

Alleluia – Fabrice Du Welz, France/Belgium – North American Premiere
When Gloria and Michel meet on a dating site, nothing suggests the destructive and murderous passion that will be born of their crazy love. Alleluia is inspired by a 1947 article about nurse Martha Beck and swindler Raymond Fernandez, who became involved in a deadly, tragic affair.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

The Duke of Burgundy – Peter Strickland, United Kingdom – World Premiere
Peter Strickland’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to Berberian Sound Studio, screened in the 2012 Vanguard programme, and Katalin Varga is a gorgeously dark melodrama following two women who test the limits of their unsettlingly intense relationship. Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and Chiara d’Anna.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) – Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, Austria – North American Premiere
In the heat of the summer in an isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, 10-year-old twins wait for their mother. When she returns with her head wrapped in bandages after surgery, nothing is as it was before. Stern and distant now, she shuts the family off from the outside world. Starting to doubt that this woman is actually their mother, the boys are determined to find the truth by any means.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Hyena – Gerard Johnson, United Kingdom – International Premiere
Michael Logan is an anti-hero for our times: a natural predator, a high-functioning addict , and corrupt police officer. But his dark world is evolving : a recent influx of ruthless Albanian gangsters is threatening to change London’s criminal landscape. Michael’s razor sharp instincts have always kept him one step ahead, but now his increasingly self-destructive behavior and the sheer brutality of the new gang lords send Michael spiraling into a descent of fear and self-doubt.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Luna – Dave McKean, United Kingdom – World Premiere
Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this dreamlike reverie about four people–Grant, Christine, Dean, and Freya–whose long weekend in an isolated house by the sea brings up old resentments and the life of a dead child is revisited in a series of strange dreams.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Over Your Dead Body – Takashi Miike, Japan – International Premiere
A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki), plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo Ichikawa), cast in the play even though he’s a relatively unknown actor. Other performers Rio Asahina (Miho Nakanishi) and Jun Suzuki (Hideaki Ito) lust after Miyuki. Off stage the cast’s possessive love and obsessions exist as reality. Trapped between the play and reality, the cast’s feelings for each other are amplified. When it becomes clear that love is not meant to be both on and off stage, love turns into a grudge and crosses the blurred line between reality and fantasy.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Shrew’s Nest (Musarañas) – Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel, Spain – World Premiere
Spain, 1950s. Monste’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid, and her only link to reality is the little sister she sacrificed her youth to raise. But one day a reckless young neighbour, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and drags himself to their door. Someone has entered the shrew’s nest… and perhaps he’ll never leave.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Spring – Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, USA – World Premiere
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a girl harbouring a dark, primordial secret in this edgy, romantic drama with a supernatural twist.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

They Have Escaped – JP Valkeapää, Finland – North American Premiere
A boy and a girl meet at a custody center for youth with difficulties. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civil service. The girl is one of the youths in custody, and she is constantly in trouble, with a fire inside her and a lust for life that can’t be quashed or controlled. The boy becomes infatuated with the girl. He is a quiet one, a stutterer. But there is a fire inside him as well. Rules, laws, punishment… the shackles of the hostile environment with no understanding around them can be broken. They steal a car and flee together. Thus begins a journey with endless escapes.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

Waste Land – Pieter Van Hees, Belgium – World Premiere
Leo Woeste is a homicide investigator living with his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her five-year-old son, Jack. Kathleen gets pregnant unexpectedly just as Leo must solve his most bizarre case to date: the ritual murder of a young Congolese man, which may or may not involve Leo’s hedonistic new colleague, Johnny Rimbaud. As the case’s complexity mounts by the minute, Leo is pulled away from Kathleen and his role as a father and heads deeper and deeper into the Waste Land.

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

The World of Kanako (Kawaki) – Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan – International Premiere
When beautiful straight-A high school student Kanako goes missing, her mother asks ex-husband Akikazu—a drifting, irresponsible former cop—to find their daughter. He embarks on a desperate search in the hope of reuniting his family by any means necessary. But as his investigation progresses, Akikazu starts to discover the darkness that lies behind his daughter’s impeccable façade. Clue by clue, revelation by revelation, he starts his descent into the hellish underworld of Kanako’s secret life…

TIFF 2014 Vanguard Lineup Includes Alleluia, Shrew's Nest, Over Your Dead Body, Spring, Luna, and More; New Stills!

The 79th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 4 to 14, 2014. Purchase Festival ticket packages online 24 hours a day at tiff.net, by phone from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET daily at 416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8477, or visit the Gupta Box Office in person from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 750 King Street West, until August 20 while quantities last.

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This Valentine’s Day Experience the Death of Love

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On the hunt for a new comic and like a bit of humor with your horror? Then the upcoming Death of Love from Image Comics should be right up your alley! Dealing with a broken heart? Even better!

Writer Justin Jordan (The Family Trade, Spread) teams up with artist Donal DeLay (You are Not Alone, My Geek Family), colorist Omar Estévez (Heavy Metal Magazine, Batman ‘66), and letterer Rachel Deering (In the Dark, Vertigo Quarterly) for the least romantic Valentine’s comic ever: Death of Love.

“Love is funny. Chainsaws are funny. Love AND chainsaws, therefore, is gonna be super funny,” says Jordan. “Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to see Cupid torn apart in increasingly hilarious ways, this is definitely the comic for you.”

“I just want everyone to laugh the same way they would watching Army of Darkness or This Is the End,” added DeLay.

Issue #1 arrives on Valentine’s Day (February 14th) next year, and we have a preview of several pages to share below.

Synopsis:
Love sucks. And Philo Harris is going to do something about it.

After a particularly bad, drunken decision, Philo gains the ability to see the Cupidae, the creatures responsible for all the love in the world, and declares war on love itself. With a chainsaw.

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Paramount’s Dating App Thriller Snags The Boy Next Door Screenwriter

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Are dating apps scary? Paramount sure hopes that’s the case as they have just hired screenwriter Barbara Curry (Blumhouse’s The Boy Next Door) to pen the upcoming “dramatic investigative thriller” Gasp.

Hiring Curry for this film makes a ton of sense being that before Curry was the screenwriter behind “dramatic investigative thrillers” she worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office for ten years. Qualifications galore.

Deadline reports that Gasp is centered around a female detective investigating a killer who is targeting women via a dating app. Nice. Not only is that a super-timely and creepy plot for a flick, but the film is supposedly based on several true stories.

Heaven help us. I knew it. Stay away from those. Male or female. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Now while I’ve never had a bad experience (re: stalker) from a dating app that makes sense considering I never use them. Ever. I prefer the old-school method of sitting in my room alone typing horror news articles and letting the ladies come to me.

12% of the time, it works every time.

The film is based on a pitch by Mario Celaya and produced by Jennifer Gibgot and Adam Shankman. Jessica Sharzer (“American Horror Story”) is co-producing.

We’ll let you know when we hear more!

Synopsis:

A female detective goes undercover online to catch a killer who is murdering women he meets on a specific popular app. But when she starts to fall for one of the suspects who has been cleared, she discovers he may, in fact, be the killer.

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Alien: Covenant’s Carmen Ejogo Joins True Detective Season 3

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“From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows…”

The first season of HBO’s “True Detective” was one of the best seasons ever put on a TV screen. Hands down. The second season was another story altogether. While not a complete waste of time (Colin Farrell owed) the season was basically merely ‘meh’.

But what about “True Detective” season 3?

Well, a few months back it was announced that the third season had been greenlit by HBO, with creator Nic Pizzolatto returning to pen the series and director Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room) taking the helm of the episodes.

Today we have news that Carmen Ejogo – who you may recognize Ejogo from such recent fright flicks as It Comes at Night, Alien: Covenant, and The Purge: Anarchy – will be joining the previously announced Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) for Season 3.

Ejogo will play the female lead, Amelia Reardon, who THR describes as “an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980.”

Nice Pizzolatto will serve as showrunner and direct alongside Jeremy Saulnier. Executive producers include Pizzolatto, Saulnier, Scott Stephens and season one stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as well as original director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Steve Golin, Bard Dorros and Richard Brown are also credited as exec producers.

Synopsis:

A macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.

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