Festival’s Midnight Madness to feature film – Variety



No longer a latenight ghetto, Midnight Madness has grown in the past few years to become the hot spot for the biz and one of the most prominent platforms to launch an adrenaline pic.

Jon Hewitt’s teen crime caper “Acolytes” gets its North American preem, as does Franck Vestiel’s manga and vidgame-inspired thriller “Eden Log,” Pascal Laugier’s vengeance saga “Martyrs” and “Chocolate,” from Thai helmer Prachya Pinkaew, whose “Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior” was a fest breakout in 2003.

The 33rd Toronto Film Festival runs Sept. 4-13.