The producers of ABCs of Death, Ant Timpson and Tim League, announced today the release of a “grown-up children’s book” based on the highly-successful anthology film of the same name. The limited print run of 666 copies also contain a special edition uncut Blu-Ray of the film with over thirty commentaries and special features.
Featuring original artwork from acclaimed storybook illustrator Stephan Britt and written by author Zack Carlson, the 56-page storybook will delight ABCs fans with gory tales of sex, death and cannibalism; each of the twenty-six segments of the film are represented in 1960s Dr. Suess-inspired artwork.
In anticipation of their appearance in Toronto to screen their critically acclaimed feature American Mary, Jen & Sylvia Soska will return to The Rue Morgue Podcast – but this time, they’re gonna take questions from the fans.
Drop by the Anchor Bay Canada Facebook page to pose a question for the twins:
The deadline for questions is Tuesday, May 28th at 11 PM EST.
Select entries will be included on their upcoming appearance on The Rue Morgue Podcast.
American Mary will screen across Canada on Thurs, May 30th at participating Cineplex theatres as part of Raven Banner’s Sinister Cinema series.
It hits DVD and Blu-ray on June 18th through Anchor Bay Canada.
Rue Morgue and Raven Banner Entertainment are giving away four pairs of tickets to the Thursday, May 30 Sinister Cinema screening of American Mary! The film is playing one night only in selected Cineplex Theatres in the following cities across Canada…
Producer Ant Timpson and Greg Newman of EVP MPI/Dark Sky Films, along with New Zealand Film Commission CEO Graeme Mason recently announced the return of the Make My Movie project, the highly successful New Zealand feature film competition. Filmmakers put up their best synopsis and poster for their low-budget feature film and the individual or team that wins over the in-house judges, and the public, will be awarded funding for their project.
Successful in the past, this time around the competition has a gruesome slant, entitled Make My Horror Movie. In the press release from Cannes, Timpson says, “We were all knocked out by the creativity from the first Make My Movie, we have a real chance to find the next Paranormal Activity through this process.”
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.
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