[TIFF ’13] Vanguard Section includes “HORNS,” “STRANGE COLOUR,” “THE SACRAMENT” & MoreMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
It’s a Toronto-centric morning as the prestigious festival announces its slate and as per usual, Midnight Madness can’t contain all the horror. The Vanguard section sees the world premiere of Alexandre Aja’s Joe Hill-adaptation, HORNS, the North American premiere of the latest film from neo-giallo filmmakers Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS and Ti West’s highly anticipated THE SACRAMENT. Find new photos from the latter film below!
Also including thrillers BLUE RUIN, BORGMAN and PROXY, here’s the full rundown of Vanguard genre picks!
• HORNS, Dir. Alexandre Aja (pictured, above)
Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of horns growing from his head, in this offbeat supernatural thriller from horror ace Alexandre Aja (Haute tension, Piranha 3D).
• THE SACRAMENT, Dir. Ti West
Inspired by the infamous mass suicide of Peoples Temple cultists at Jonesetown, Guyana, the latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends frequent collaborators AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg and Kentucker Audley on a harrowing journey into madness and messianic bloodshed.
• THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS, Dir. Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessing.
• BLUE RUIN, Dir. Jeremy Saulnier
When the man who killed his parents is released from prison, a rootless drifter returns to his Virginia hometown to seek revenge, in this stark, brutal mixture of character study and revenge thriller.
• PROXY, Dir. Zack Parker
Seeking consolation in a support group after a vicious attack, a young woman gradually comes to realize that nothing in her life is as it appears, in this shocking and challenging thriller from director Zack Parker (Scalene).
• BORGMAN, Dir. Alex Van Warmerdam
This eerie, imaginative home invasion drama concerns a nomadic tribe who are driven from their network of shelters, abused and humiliated, and wind up waging a conflict against an affluent household. Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam’s latest is a captivating allegory about the psychic tensions that permeate modern-day society.