TIFF announces four film programs

Rob Zombie attends the Dawn Of The Con at PETCO Park on July 12, 2012 in San Diego, California....

Rob Zombie attends the Dawn Of The Con at PETCO Park on July 12, 2012 in San Diego, California. (CHRISTOPHER POLK/Getty Images for VH1 Classic/AFP)

JIM SLOTEK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:55 PM ET

TORONTO - An A-list L.A. gangster noir, the return of slasher-filmmaker Rob Zombie, the reunion of near namesakes Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg and a rise-and-fall doc on disgraced impresario Garth Drabinsky, are all headed to a festival venue near you.

They were highlights of four film programs announced yesterday by the Toronto international Film Festival -- the Midnight Madness series, Festival Documentaries, TIFF Kids and the City To City, Mumbai spotlight.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS: One of the Fest faves, a lineup of horror and "genre" films, features Dredd, a reboot of the Judge Dredd comic book character, with Karl Urban reprising the role first played by Sylvester Stallone.

Rob Zombie's The Lords Of Salem is about a vinyl record whose grooves contain evil incantations.

Seven Psychopaths is about a Hollywood screenwriter (Colin Farrell) who gets the blame for the kidnapping of a gangster's Shih Tzu. Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell also star.

TIFF KIDS' lineup includes Hotel Transylvania from director Genndy Tartakovsky, starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg in a tale of a resort for famous monsters (including Dracula and Frankenstein's monster).

The program also includes the World Premiere of Finding Nemo in 3D.

TIFF DOCS features the latest from Ken Burns' The Central Park Five (a doc on the wrongly convicted youths in the Central Park jogger case), Alex Gibney's Mea Maxima Culpa (on the abuse of power in the Catholic Church), Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out by Marina Zenovich (a follow-up to her earlier Wanted And Desired) and Barry Avrich's Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life Of Garth Drabinski.

The Mumbai lineup includes Anurag Kashyap's generational gangster epic Gangs Of Wasseypur - Parts One and Two, and Miss Lovely, set in the dark side of Bollywood, where two brothers dominated the slasher-horror genre in the '80s.

Complete released lineups and information are available at tiff.net


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