TIFF 2017: Midnight Madness Lineup Brings Horror in All Forms to Toronto
The full lineup for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival has been released along with their Midnight Madness program, which will feature several genre offerings that are sure to make you scream, laugh, scratch your head, and, to put it simply, have a damn good time!
TIFF’s Midnight Madness will feature eight world premieres, including Ryuhei Kitamura’s Downrange and Brian Taylor’s Mom and Dad, and two North American premieres, including Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan. You can see the full list below.
TIFF runs September 7th through the 17th this year. Ticket packages are available here.
Directed by Joseph Kahn
A satirical exploration of the world’s most artistically brutal sport — battle rapping — from music video director Joseph Kahn, based on a script by Toronto rapper Alex Larsen (Kid Twist) and produced by Eminem.
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Directed by S. Craig Zahler
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, and Don Johnson star in this bloody thriller from Bone Tomahawk writer-director S. Craig Zahler, in which a former boxer turned drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura
Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper in this wickedly entertaining bloodbath from Midnight Madness regular Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus).
Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres)
Directed by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Absconding with a truckload of stolen gold, a gang of thieves engage in a desperate, day-long firefight with pursuing cops through the ruins of a remote Mediterranean hamlet in this deliriously stylish thriller from Vanguard veterans Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears).
Mom and Dad
Directed by Brian Taylor
Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.
Directed by Coralie Fargeat
Never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting — a violent lesson for three wealthy married men in writer-director Coralie Fargeat’s feature debut.
Directed by Seth A. Smith
The trio behind 2012’s fever dream-like Lowlife return with a hallucinatory story focused on a woman and her child enveloped by an eerie atmosphere and creeping dread upon retreating to a remote coastal estate.
The Disaster Artist
Directed by James Franco
James Franco directs this giddy tribute to eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau and his best friend, actor Greg Sestero, whose notoriously awful film The Room has become one of the most beloved cult classics of all time.
Directed by David Bruckner
Venturing into the wilderness of the Swedish highlands to perform a remembrance for a dearly departed friend, four men are subjected to a night of terror when they unwisely take refuge in a derelict house.
Vampire Clay (Kyuketsu Nendo)
Directed by Soîchi Umezawa
Japanese director and master makeup artist Soichi Umezawa gives life to a plasticine demon that subsequently devours the denizens of a rural art school.