Midnight Madness is Over. Now What?!

The gods of genre cinema can be so kind during Midnight Madness, but as the chaos and bloodshed of the program wash over us, we often forget that their kindness lasts only 10 days.

Now that we've reached the end of Midnight Madness, how are we supposed to maintain our high? We can't just shut down until next year's TIFF rolls around.

Thankfully there are tonnes of great events and screenings in the coming months to keep us up at night (though in most cases, not as late as midnight).

The Revue Cinema will once again be hosting its annual all-night Shock & Awe event on Saturday, September 28th, featuring screenings of Mac & Me, Jess Franco's Jack the Ripper, and headlined by a 35mm screening of JCVD and Bolo Yeung in BLOODSPORT!!! All films at Shock & Awe are presented on 16 and 35mm film!

You've no doubt seen the spots for them before TIFF screenings, that TIFF Bell Lightbox is putting on a huge exhibition and screening series on the films of David Cronenberg, this Fall! They're also screening The Changeling and Ginger Snaps on Halloween, as well as putting on retrospectives of the Coen Brothers and Nicolas Winding Refn.

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival runs October 17th to 25th at their new home, the Scotiabank Theatre. I'm sure their line-up is going to be full of stuff to get excited about, but until they announce it, I'm most excited about the Scotiabank's Super-Pop machines. Another exciting thing about the festival moving to the Scotiabank (have I said Scotiabank enough yet?) is that your purchases of TAD tickets will earn you Scene points!

The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival runs November 29th to December 1st, showcasing new Canadian horror films.

I'm sure there are a lot more too, so post yours or other people's events in the comments section.

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