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First wave of genre films announced for TIFF 2013

Jul. 23, 2013by: Ryan Miller

It's about that time again folks! Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, have just released the first wave of titles set to premiere in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF will run from September 5th through the 15th.

Of the 16 Galas and 55 Special Presentations revealed, this first slate of films includes 40 world premieres. We've got the the horror films to keep an eye on during the fest below! Check it.

CANNIBAL (CANÍBAL)
Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain/Romania/Russia/France - World Premiere

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life. She will make him realize the true nature of his actions and, for the first time, love awakens. Carlos is evil incarnate. Nina is pure innocence. And Cannibal is a demon’s love story.

THE DEVIL'S KNOT
Director: Atom Egoyan, USA - World Premiere

A haunting true mystery about the infamous killing of three children in a small Arkansas town. The police charge and convict three teens, aka the West Memphis Three, for committing the murders during an alleged satanic ritual, but a mother and investigator suspect that the truth may be even worse.

Starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Kevin Durand, Bruce Greenwood, Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan and Stephen Moyer.

MYSTERY ROAD
Director: Ivan Sen, Australia

Detective Jay Swan returns to his outback hometown to investigate the brutal murder of a teenage girl found in a drain under a highway outside of town.

Starring Aaron Pedersen, Ryan Kwanten and Hugo Weaving.

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
Director: Jim Jarmusch, USA - North American Premiere

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin.

Extra Tidbit: Which of these first wave of films are you looking forward to the most?
Source: TIFF

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