There are a lot of things I miss about my short residency in Toronto many moons ago, and the Toronto International Film Festival is just another reminder of why we should all be jealous of our Canadian film geek compadres. One of my favorite parts about the festival is the Midnight Madness line up -- featuring ten genre films over ten nights. Programmer Colin Geddes has delivered the goods this year, with four titles that are sure to please horror fans.
TIFF's Midnight Madness program will be host to the world premiere of James Wan's Insidious, John Carpenter's The Ward, Jim Mickle's Stake Land, and Brad Anderson's Vanishing on 7th Street. You can check out a detailed synopsis of each film, and the list of other titles under the Midnight Madness banner after the jump -- including James Gunn's new film SUPER, which may interest horror fans who liked his genre title, Slither.
The festival marks a return for two directors whose work is too few and far between: John Carpenter and Brad Anderson. I never had the opportunity to see Anderson's Transsiberian, but I'm a huge fan of the highly underrated Session 9 and look forward to seeing what he has on tap with Vanishing. Even bigger news is Carpenter's return to cinema after a nine year hiatus. I'm always interested in new Carpenter -- though I have avoided all mention of this film, because I'm holding onto the hope that after five crappy films this one might actually be something worth watching. Fans of scream queen Danielle Harris will be able to catch her in Stake Land, and Saw director James Wan has teamed back up with writing pal Leigh Whannell on Insidious.
Hit the jump to survey the scene and let us know which titles you're looking forward to most.