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Halloween & The Predator premiere at this year's TIFF!

08.09.2018by: Mike Sprague

Looks like this year's Toronto International Film Festival is going to be one for the books as today we have word that not only will Shane Black and Fred Dekker's THE PREDATOR premiere at this year's fest, but Blumhouse's direct sequel to John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN will be screening for the first time as well! More specifically, David Gordon Green’s HALLOWEEN and Shane Black's THE PREDATOR will be part of this year's Midnight Madness selection.

Midnight Madness programmer Peter Kuplowsky

This year’s Midnight Madness slate promises another idiosyncratic confluence of established and emerging genre filmmakers. To complement some of the buzziest provocations on the festival circuit, I have sought to curate an eccentric array of World Premieres that demonstrate the dexterity of genre cinema as a canvas for both sublime satisfaction and stunning subversion. That includes the section’s two much-anticipated sequels, The Predator and Halloween, each of which boldly and brilliantly builds upon its mythic iconography to thrilling and surprising effect.

Check out the first portion of this year’s lineup HERE, and read on for Thursday’s additions to Midnight Madness.

Assassination Nation | Sam Levinson, USA
Canadian Premiere

Climax | Gaspar Noé, France
North American Premiere

Midnight Madness Closing Film
Diamantino | Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt, Portugal/France/Brazil
North American Premiere

Halloween | David Gordon Green, USA
World Premiere

In Fabric | Peter Strickland, UK
World Premiere

The Man Who Feels No Pain | Vasan Bala, India
World Premiere

Nekrotronic | Kiah Roache-Turner, Australia
World Premiere

Midnight Madness Opening Film
The Predator | Shane Black, USA
World Premiere

The Standoff at Sparrow Creek | Henry Dunham, USA
World Premiere

The Wind | Emma Tammi, USA
World Premiere

On top of all those (sure to be) quality flicks, HALLOWEEN and THE PREDATOR are two of the absolute highest-anticipated horror releases this year, so if you're planning on attending this year's fest, I'm officially jealous. The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 6-16, and tickets are available now HERE

Extra Tidbit: Pick a flick: HALLOWEEN or THE PREDATOR
Source: EW



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