Summary: Founded in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. It annually showcases not only Canadian movies, but also hundreds of films from around the world. The Midnight Madness program features "genre" fare like horror, but that doesn't preclude scary films from leaking into other festival programs.
Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Isabel Lucas, Vince Colosimo, Claudia Karvan, Jay Laga'aia, Christopher Kirby
Plot: In the year 2017, an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Chris Pratt, Juno Ruddell, Kyle Gallner
Plot: When a gorgeous cheerleader is possessed by a demon and starts feeding off the boys in a small Minnesota farming town, her "plain Jane" best friend must kill her, then escape from a correctional facility to go after the Satan-worshipping rock band responsible for the horrible transformation.
The Loved Ones
Director: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Victoria Thaine, Jessica McNamee
Plot: In this Australian feature, a teenage boy who's depressed that he accidentally killed his father in an auto accident finds a shot at happiness with his gorgeous prom date, but his night of happiness turns into a nightmare as he finds himself the object of a demented secret admirer.
Directors: Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza
Starring: Manuela Velasco, Jonathan Mellor, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Pep Molina
Plot: This sequel to the Spanish zombie hit (remade as Quarantine) picks up where the first film left off, as a medical officer and a SWAT team outfitted with video cameras are sent into the sealed-off apartment to control the situation.
Survival of the Dead
Director: George A. Romero
Starring: Alan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostick, Kathleen Munroe, Richard Fitzpatrick
Plot: In a world overrun by zombies, a group of soldiers seeking refuge on Plum Island find themselves in the midst of a struggle between rival clans who can't agree on what to do with the undead, who some have attempted to assimilate into everyday life.