Obviously my most favorite reason for attending the prestigious and movie-laden Toronto International Film Festival is the Midnight Madness slate. But enough blather. Here's what Colin Geddes and his crack Madness squad have put together for 2009:

The highly-anticipated (for various reasons) devil-doll horror tale Jennifer's Body, which stars the lust-worthy Mega(n) Fox and comes from director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight).

Daybreakers, the new flick from the crazy Australian guys who gave you Undead. This one stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe and Sam Neill and it's a post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror mash-up!

George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead -- Yep, the zombie master has finished his new one!

[REC] 2 (Enough said.)

Solomon Kane -- Based on the works of Robert E. Howard, it's a 16th century tale of lost souls and dark heroes. (From the director of Wilderness and Deathwatch.)

The babes 'n' bullets-laden Bitch Slap, which Erik showed some love for a while back. And now the movie's ready! Woohoo!

And the slate round out with A Town Called Panic (just your typical Belgian Western with stop-motion toys for actors), the kick-swollen Ong Bak 2, a bizarre Japanese comedy called Symbol, and an Australian offering (The Loved Ones) that's being described as "Pretty in Pink meets Misery." Now this is a film festival!

CATEGORIES Movies, Horror