Monthly Archives: October 2010
“Made for horror fans, by horror fans” is what comes to mind when I think of Ugly Americans, my new favourite animated show. Airing on the Comedy Network in Canada, it’s about a social worker in New York named Mark Lilly. Employed by the Department of Integration, he has to help the newest citizens of the thriving metropolis find their way. But in this reality those immigrants are monsters, aliens, mutants, giant animals and just about anything else from a horror, fantasy or sci-film you can think of. On top of this, his boss and girlfriend is a literal demoness, his roommate is a brain-hungry zombie and his co-worker Leonard is an alcoholic wizard. Much horror-comedy ensues.
As a special Halloween treat, here’s a double Sinister Seven with series creator Devin Clark and Supervising Producer / Animation Director Aaron Augenblick of Augenblick Studios.
Here are some pics from last night’s Thor show at Sneaky Dee’s. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: he’s one of the best performers out there. Last night’s show had catchy, first-pumping metal tunes, monster masks, humour, beer, scantily-clad dancers, rubber props and even a full-on impromptu strip show! If you passed on the Thor gig, may the gods forgive you, because it was a freakin’ blast.
THOR! THOR! THOR!
Just when the sharks though it was safe to go in the water…
From the Telegraph:
Concerns were raised after a 3m great white shark was found dead with two huge bites taken out of its body. Experts believe the bites were made by an even larger predatory fish.
Thirty-two years ago this week, a certain little indie film called Halloween was first released to theatres. Making its premiere in Kansas City on October 25th, 1978, John Carpenter’s low-budget tale of a homicidal maniac who escapes from a psychiatric institution and returns to his hometown where he stalks a trio of teenaged girls would go on to break box-office records and become one of horrordom’s most iconic films. So, to celebrate the film’s 32nd birthday, here’s a look at some of the collectibles Halloween and its sequels have inspired.
Torontonians looking to celebrate Devil’s Night early this Saturday are exhorted to attend Clay & Paper Theatre’s 11th annual Night of Dread, a community-based Halloween parade which symbolically banishes and gives us a chance to laugh at our fears.
Horror fans will best know author Tony Burgess for the book Pontypool Changes Everything, which was adapted for film by director Bruce McDonald (Hardcore Logo, This Movie is Broken) back in 2008 as Pontypool. Now the fine folks at ChiZine Publications have reteamed Burgess and McDonald for a book trailer promoting the author’s newest novel People Live Still In Cashtown Corners. Check out the result…
Thor is by far one of the coolest cats out there rocking the tundra. With a catalog full of fist-pumping rock tunes about gods, monsters and strongmen; a frenzied stage performance; and a wonderfully warm personality, the veteran performer is guaranteed to bring a smile to your mug. (Plus, he was in Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare and Zombie Nightmare!) This is why we’re welcoming the God of Thunder to Toronto this week for a performance at Sneaky Dee’s, here in Toronto, this Thursday. Not even that trickster Loki could prevent me from showing up. In the meantime, here are seven questions for the big guy with the hammer.
Jason Krekel of the band Mad Tea Party (see RM#106 for a review of their new EP, Rock-n-Roll Ghoul) sent us this cool video of him making linocut, hand-carved monster prints the old-fashioned way to the tune of the song “Dr. Phibes” from the new album. If you’ve ever wondered how they’re made….
This Thursday, Oct. 28, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho returns to Toronto movie theatres in a newly restored version featuring cleaned-up picture and sweetened audio, timed for the film’s 50th Anniversary, and debut on Blu-ray.