The Toronto International Film Festival is set to debut genre movies from Martin McDonagh, Rob Zombie and Barry Levinson for its Midnight Madness portion of the festival. The event runs from September 6 to 16.
Colin Geddes, resident genre expert of the Toronto International Film Fest, was in charge of programming the lineup. It features some of the most daring material of the festival. He said that audiences must expect movies ranging from outrageous horror comedies to mock-documentary eco-apocalypse thrillers that have trans-dimensional bugs, meat monsters, lewd Catholic priests, and dog-napping psychopaths.
Rob Zombie will bring his latest bloody film The Lords of Salem. The movie features his wife Sheri Moon Zombie, who plays a radio station DJ who gets a mysterious wooden box with a record that causes flashbacks about Salem’s violent past.
Martin McDonagh is best known for the screenplay of In Bruges. He teams up again with Colin Farrell for the comedy Seven Psychopaths. The movie is written and directed by McDonagh. It is about a struggling screenwriter played by Farrell. He inadvertently becomes entangled in a LA-based crime gang after his two friends, played by Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken, kidnap a Shih Tzu that belongs to a gang member (Woody Harrelson).
Eli Roth, director of Hostel, stars in the horror flick Aftershock. He is a hapless American tourist who plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake left him and his friends stranded in the coastal town of Valparaiso, Chile.
Barry Levinson brings his mock-doc eco-apocalypse thriller The Bay, which is about a seaside town that becomes breeding ground for parasites. Then there’s Come Out and Play, which is about a young couple expecting their first child as they try to escape an island overrun by killer children.
A lot of people are also expected to turn up for Dredd 3D, which is a reboot of the Judge Dredd franchise. The title character is played by Karl Urban as he takes on a vicious drug empress, played by Lena Headey.