In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's TIFF Time Again!

The craziness that is September in Toronto begins again this evening and I will be ingesting my usual ten or so films over the next ten days. Here are just five for which I am looking forward.

I dug the book and David Bruckner is a solid director, so excited to see how this translates.

Two of my most treasured TIFF experiences were the premieres of The Devil's Backbone & Pan's Labyrinth, so I expect more of the same from Guillermo del Toro. Plus, I've been told that the very theater in which I will be watching the film actually appears in it. How surreal!

Surely a selection for the Vanguard program if it still existed, this is a complete question mark to me. However, I trust programmer Peter Kuplowsky's tastes and it's nice to have some Canadian content representing midnight once again.

Combine the pedigree behind one of my all-time favourite TIFF films, The Orphanage with Anya Taylor-Joy and you have my attention.

The new film from Paco Plaza, one half of the team that brought us the [REC] series. That's really all I need to know. Plus, I love the brilliant simplicity of the poster.

Things will be silent here for a few days, but there is a ton of stuff going on in the next week-and-a-half so you'll be hearing about it soon enough.

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