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Toronto's Midnight Madness Line-up Looks Promising

In a recent press release, the Toronto Film Festival announced the line-up for their annual Midnight Madness, late-night screenings of up and coming "off-kilter genre" flicks.

This year, screenings include films from all over the world. New Zealand, Spain, South Korea, Denmark and France all have films on the roster. Apparently scary, odd-ball stuff can come from anywhere.

As previously posted, Borat is a big premiere. Also in the running is Black Sheep (from New Zealand), about a flock of genetically engineered sheep gone horribly wrong when they start eating the scientists and everyone in sight. All The Boys Love Mandy Lane puts a twist on the high school crush--when sought after Mandy's classmates are killed off one by one, it's obvious her paramour has some serious infatuation issues.

The South Korean film The Host is an updated Godzilla, only this time it's a beast from the depths of the Han River who's terroizing the country. And from Spain comes The Abandoned; a woman inherits a "damned" estate in rural Russia, encoutering her dead self and unearthing ghostly family histories once she's there.

The Festival runs September 7 to 16. If these sound like your kind of movies, you can pick up a Midnight Madness Pass which includes one ticket to each screening. Visit the site for ticket information.

Posted by Lisa on July 27, 2006 11:39 AM
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