Magazine article Screen International

Toronto 2015: Midnight Madness

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto 2015: Midnight Madness

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BASKIN (TUR)

DIR CAN EVRENOL

Turkish short film-maker Evrenol's feature debut tells of a group of unsuspecting cops who encounter a Black Mass in an abandoned building, which turns out to be a trapdoor to hell. TIFF has described the film, which writer-director Evrenol has adapted from his own 2013 Sitges-nominated short, as a tour de force.

International contact: The Salt Company, info@salt-co.com

US contact: XYZ Films, info@xyzfilms.com

THE DEVIL'S CANDY (US)

DIR SEAN BYRNE

Australian director Byrne has also penned this creepy haunted-house tale of a struggling painter (Ethan Embry) who is possessed by dark forces after he moves into his dream family home. Byrne's previous film, gory revenge horror The Loved Ones, picked up multiple international festival nominations and awards, and was named TIFF Midnight Madness People's Choice in 2009.

International contact: HanWay Films, info@hanwayfilms.com

US contact: CAA, info@caa.com

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS (US)

DIR NICK SIMON

Big-city glamour clashes with homespun values in the latest feature from US film-maker Simon, as a celebrity photographer visits a sleepy small town on the trail of a violent serial killer. Genre favourite Katharine Isabelle takes a starring role, godfather of horror Wes Craven is on board as an executive producer and veteran DoP Dean Cundey is behind the camera.

Contact: CAA info@caa.com

HARDCORE (RUS-US)

DIR ILYA NAISHULLER

Russian music-video director Naishuller brings video-game sensibilities to the big screen and creates a feature debut described as a "white-knuckle, crackerjack thrill ride". …

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