‘V/H/S/99’ to World Premiere in TIFF’s Midnight Madness Program!

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the most prestigious in the world and we’re insanely excited to announce today that Shudder and Studio71’s Bloody Disgusting-produced V/H/S/99 will have its World Premiere as part of the Midnight Madness program! Bloody Disgusting’s Southbound also had its World Premiere at TIFF back in 2015. You can read all about V/H/S/99 and the filmmakers in our announcement.

We’re honored to World Premiere alongside several other genre films in the fest, which runs from September 8-18.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Storythe upcoming Roku original film starring Daniel Radcliffe as the beloved parody musician, will also make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, first reported Variety.

The other films set for Midnight Madness screenings include Ti West’s X prequel Pearlanthology horror film V/H/S/99, The Blackening from director Tim Story, The People’s Joker from Vera Drew, Project Wolf Hunting by Kim Hongsun, Sick by John Hyams, Sisu by Jalmari Helander and Venus by Jaume Balagueró, all of which will make their world premieres. The programming series will close with the Canadian premiere of Lenore Will Never Diefrom Filipina filmmaker Martika Ramierez Escobar.


The Blackening D. Tim Story | USA
World Premiere

“Based on 3Peat Comedy’s acclaimed sketch of the same name, director Tim Story’s savvy and vicious skewering of genre film tropes poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?”

Leonor Will Never Die D. Martika Ramirez Escobar | Philippines
Canadian Premiere | Midnight Madness Closing Night Film

“Martika Ramirez Escobar’s surreal, award-winning first feature transports a retired screenwriter of Filipino action films into the story of one of her own unfinished scripts.”

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Pearl D. Ti West | USA
North American Premiere

“In this prequel set decades before the grisly events of Ti West’s hit slasher XMia Goth returns as the future psycho-biddy Pearl, here a starry-eyed farm girl with a short fuse and a deadly ambition.”

The People’s Joker D. Vera Drew | USA
World Premiere

“An aspiring clown grappling with her gender identity combats a fascistic caped crusader, in writer-director Vera Drew’s uproariously subversive queer coming-of-age origin story.”

Project Wolf Hunting D. Kim Hongsun | South Korea
World Premiere

“Bloody bedlam breaks out on the high seas in writer-director Kim Hongsun’s gnarly action-thriller that pits cops versus cons aboard a cargo ship with a sinister secret in its hold.”

Sick D. John Hyams | USA
World Premiere

“A lean, mean, and wickedly timely slasher from American action auteur John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) and Scream scribe Kevin Williamson.”

Sisu D. Jalmari Helander | Finland
World Premiere

Jalmari Helander (Rare Exports, Big Game) returns to TIFF with a gory World War II action epic that pits one hard-to-kill Finn against Nazi soldiers in Finnish Lapland.”

Venus D. Jaume Balagueró | Spain
World Premiere

Midnight Madness alumni Jaume Balagueró (REC 2) and Álex de la Iglesia (Perdita Durango) team up to conjure cosmic horror within the concrete corridors of a cursed apartment complex on the outskirts of Madrid.”

V/H/S/99 D. Maggie Levin, Johannes Roberts, Tyler MacIntyre, Flying Lotus, Joseph Winter, Vanessa Winter | USA
World Premiere

“Set at the dawn of a new millennium, the perennial horror anthology series returns with its most innovative mixtape of ‘found-footage’ thrills yet.”

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story D. Eric Appel | USA
World Premiere | Midnight Madness Opening Night Film

“Daniel Radcliffe dons “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Hawaiian shirt and accordion in Eric Appel’s infectiously entertaining and hyperbolic biopic about the legendary parody songsmith.”

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