This Saturday, May 25 marks the opening of Zombie, an art show curated by RM favourite Travis Louie. Fifty artists were asked to interpret the word “zombie” for the New York show, which runs May 25 – June 26 at Last Rites Gallery (511 West 33rd Street, 3rd floor, between 10th and 11th Avenues); the show’s roster includes genre art heavyweights Stefano Alcantara, William Basso, Bob Eggleton, Joshua Hoffine, Vince Natale, Chet Zar and many more. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, May 25 from 7 to 11 p.m.
What can you expect from the show, you ask? Check out the press release after the jump, then scroll down for a preview of some of the awesome pieces Travis has selected.
If you are ever lucky enough to be in Brooklyn, be sure to make a special stop to Swallow – home of Ria Charisse and her line of morbid and lovely nature-inspired jewellery, Dear Swallow. Combining beautiful, shocking and bizarre images cast in mixed metals with semi-precious gems, Charisse creates gorgeous and flattering pieces that are sure to make a true statement about the adorned.
The nineteenth edition of Little Terrors, a monthly showcase of short horror films co-presented by Rue Morgue and production company Unstable Ground, is coming up this Wednesday, May 22 at Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto). Enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer. The 18+ event starts at 9 p.m.
May’s program includes a mini-showcase of titles from the UK short film series Bloody Cuts. Here’s the full lineup for this month’s event…
It’s the inaugural broadcast from The Rue Morgue Vault of Horror! And we couldn’t have picked a more suitable subject for our maiden voyage than Mr. Don Coscarelli, director of cult favourites Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep and most recently, John Dies At The End, currently available on home video in the highly popular DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Also, joining Don and Feedback in the Vault is none other than Rue Morgue’s Editor in Chief, Dave Alexander along with everyone’s favourite electronic terrorist, the irrepressible Winston The Homicidal Computer.
The main trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s much-anticipated Pacific Rim is now live on YouTube! Coming to theatres July 12 in 3D, 2D and select IMAX, the Sci-fi action adventure takes place when legions of monstrous creatures rise from the sea, sparking a war on humanity that will take millions of human lives unless two unlikely heroes (Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi) save the world from looming Apocalypse.
We’re lucky enough to have a first look at Stuart Beattie’s upcoming dystopian thriller, based on the Kevin Grevioux graphic novel, I, Frankenstein. From the producers of Underworld, and starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto, this modern twist on a classic horror tale pits gargoyles and demons against each other in a battle for immortality.
I hated Cub Scouts. It involved far too much nature, the great outdoors, The Jungle Book and, worst of all for a movie-obsessed fat kid like me, camping.
Of course it wasn’t all bad. There was one camping trip that stands out in my mind, where my Cub group went to Kristy Lake, just outside Ottawa, Ontario. This campsite, as one leader erroneously told me and a few other Cubs, was the very same one where “the real Jason from Friday the 13th” was known to stalk and kill campers. I was young and naive and didn’t realize he was full of shit, so I believed every word. That whole trip, I kept seeing big, burly man-like shapes in the trees, watching and waiting. The two nights we stayed there I could hardly sleep, worried that I would wake up to find Jason standing over me, holding the severed head of one of the camp leaders, while a couple of the other kids had some pretty heavy nightmares. When word of the story got back to the head honcho, the lying leader was excused from the next Cub Scout outing.
Needless to say, it was the best camping experience I’ve ever had…
Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, Planet of the Apes) will be making an appearance at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA on May 19 to promote her book, Exorcising my Demons, a biography detailing her acting career and her experience while filming The Exorcist.
Co-written with Daniel Loubier, author of Dead Summit and Unmasked, the biography delves into Dietz personal life, the rocky start to her career and her dramatic role in The Exorcist, where she performed a number of disturbing scenes under the direction of William Friedkin.
[While we were generally able to avoid mentioning it in the Wicker Man retrospective that serves as the backbone of our British horror issue (RM#133, on stands now!), there comes a time when one must discuss Neil LaBute's 2006 remake. The time is now and the duty has fallen to Phil Brown, who contributes this rundown of the film's top five offenses. Stiff upper lip, Phil...]
One of the greatest tributes to Nicolas Cage’s insanity was his personal quest to produce and star in a remake of The Wicker Man – which he dedicated to Johnny Ramone, no joke. Cage took one of the greatest horror movies ever made and transformed it into a piece indeliberate camp that launched a thousand memes. Cage and writer/director Neil LaBute now claim their multimillion dollar mistake was always intended to be a tongue-in-cheek comedy. Regardless the film is practically a clinic on how not to remake a classic of British horror cinema. Or any cinema for that matter. In case you haven’t been subjected to it, here are five moments that ensure the 2006 Wicker Man will live on in unintentionally hilarious infamy…
And we have a new contest as well! A chance to win either a Vinyl or CD copy of Orgasmo Sonore’s Revisiting Obscure Film Music Volume Two.
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