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TIFF 2012 Trailer: Berberian Sound Studio

The first trailer for Berberian Sound Studio has arrived, giving you a better look at this Toronto International Film Festival entry starring Toby Jones and directed by Peter Strickland.

Jones (The Mist) plays Gilderoy, a man hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by Italian horror maestro, Santini (Antonio Mancino). As time and realities shift, Gilderoy is lost in a spiral of sonic and personal mayhem, and has to confront his own demons in order to stay afloat.

Second Poster for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is Still Feeling Blue

Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is going to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and he has revealed a second poster in what you can apparently call “the blue series.”  The first entry can be found here, offering a look at a House By the Cemetery-inspired man of the cloth.

The latest poster gives us a look at leading lady Sheri Moon Zombie herself.  Head inside for a larger look.

Moon plays “Heidi, a blond rock chick, who DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the “Big H Radio Team.”

A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

UK helmer Peter Strickland stepped behind the camera for a slice of cinema called Berberian Sound Studio.  An odd title that I suspect will change into something more generic if/when it gets U.S. distribution.  But don’t let its moniker turn you off, the film is set against the backdrop of a Italian horror production in the late 1970s.

Toby Jones (The Mist) plays Gilderoy, a man hired to orchestrate the sound mix for the latest film by Italian horror maestro, Santini (Antonio Mancino). As time and realities shift, Gilderoy is lost in a spiral of sonic and personal mayhem, and has to confront his own demons in order to stay afloat.

The film will play to Toronto International Film Festival audiences next month and we’ve got a peek via a handful of images.

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: More Pics from Here Comes the Devil

Adrian Garcia Bogliano is bringing Here Comes the Devil to the Toront International Film Festival next month.  The film is part of the fest’s Vanguard Selection.

Four new images have floated our way for this Dark Sky Films release.  Head inside for a look.

Bogliano previously helmed the recently released (in the U.S.) Penumbra and Cold Sweat.

On a family vacation, a couple’s son and daughter disappear while exploring a cave-riddled mountainside. The children eventually return home seemingly unharmed, but are withdrawn and devoid of emotion. The parents fear they have fallen prey to something inhuman

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: Come Out and Play, the Who Can Kill a Child? Remake

The Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness is welcoming Come Out and Play to its programming fold next month.

This is the remake of Who Can Kill a Child? that was shooting under the familiar moniker Child’s Play (c’mon, did you really think they would use that title?).  Come Out and Play comes to us from a writer-director who goes only by Makinov and we have six film stills to share with you.

Vinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Ebon Moss-Bachrach star.  According to the MM program, the film turns “a serene, sun-bleached Mexican paradise blood red, as a vacationing couple must uncover the mystery of a remote island populated only by children.”

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: First Photos from Barry Levinson’s The Bay

When it comes to Barry Levinson’s The Bay, things have been rather quiet.  

Over the last year, we’ve seen some behind-the-scenes stills and weird concept drawings leak out.  Nothing too revealing.  Then came yesterday, which brought us news that the film – produced by Paranormal Activity’s Jason Blum – was added to the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness slate.

Utilizing the “found footage” angle, The Bay chronicles an unprecedented biological disaster unleashed from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay- an isopod parasite, carrying a horrific untreatable disease, that jumps from fish to human hosts.  The story unravels via video footage from the town’s victims and I’m hoping we get some good creature feature action going in this one.

A pair of official photos have been released – they don’t give us much, but hey, it’s the most we’ve seen so far from this film.  Lionsgate is going to distribute at some point – no release date has been set.

TIFF 2012: Rob Zombie Reveals The Lords of Salem Teaser Poster

Writer-director Rob Zombie used his Facebook page to debut a festival poster for The Lords of Salem, which is making its premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program. You can find a larger version inside.

This is the second teaser poster of sorts to be released – you may recall we brought you a first look at this sales art last year.

Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, Sheri Moon Zombie and Patricia Quinn star in the film which is not a remake or a sequel, but an original tale from Zombie.

For a full plot synopsis and images, follow this link.

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: The ABC’s of Death

Midnight Madness – part of the Toronto International Film Festival program – is welcoming the world premiere of the anthology The ABC’s to Death this year and four new images have been revealed.

The impressive line-up of directors contributing to this film collection include Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adri

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: Two New Pics from Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem

We’ll keep this news item brief as we featured Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem in an earlier item today.  Two new pics from the film hit with the announcement that Zombie’s latest would premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness festival slate.  Head inside for a look!

Heidi, a radio station DJ, receives a wooden box containing a record. Heidi listens and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of Salem

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: JT Petty’s Hellbenders 3D

It has been far too long since we’ve seen some JT Petty goodness hit the screen.  His last feature, The Burrowers, came out in 2008.

This year, his latest effort, Hellbenders 3D, is premiereing at Midnight Madness, a special program at the Toronto International Film Festival.  Clancy Brown toplines the cast which also includes Dan Fogler, Andrew Royo and Clifton Collins Jr.  Four new pics from the flick floated our way and you’ll find them after the jump.

The horror-comedy follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.

TIFF 2012 Photo Preview: Ryuhei Kitamura’s No One Lives

Midnight Meat Train and Versus helmer Ryuhei Kitamura is back with No One Lives, a violent new thriller starring Luke Evans (The Raven), Adelaide Clemens (Silent Hill: Revelation), Derek Magyar, Lee Tergesen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) and America Olivo (Friday the 13th).

The film is an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness line-up and we have some new photos to share – head inside for a look.

Here’s how the festival program describes the story: A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.

Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, The Bay to Premiere at TIFF’s Midnight…

News fresh from the Twitter-sphere.  As you know, the Toronto International Film Festival is quickly approaching and we’ve been eagerly anticipating the Midnight Madness line-up, which never disappoints.  

This morning, the official Twitter account for Midnight Madness unveiled the titles participating in the program this year and, man oh man, it’s a doozy.

It appears Dredd 3D is making the festival rounds before it opens September 21st.  Not only is the film playing to Fantastic Fest audiences in September, but it’s now a Midnight Madness selection as well.

Confirming what we’ve been telling you for the last month, Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem will make its premiere.  So will Hellbenders 3D, the latest film from The Burrowers’ JT Petty which stars Clancy Brown.

TIFF 2012: New Images of Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan in Byzantium

Neil Jordan’s return the vampire genre, Byzantium, is going to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival running September 6 – 16th.  In anticipation of this debut, we have a handful of new images from the film starring Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan.

They play two mysterious women who seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.