Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rue Morgue Podcast

Episode 020: STAKE LAND

on May 31, 2011 | 7 Comments

As promised on a recent episode of Rue Morgue Radio, here’s the remainder of my interview with writer/director Jim Mickle and writer/actor Nick D’Amici, the dynamic duo behind the apocalyptic vampire flick STAKE LAND.

For more info about STAKE LAND, visit the website at:


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Monstro Bizarro

Monstro Bizarro: Finding Bigfoot

Bigfoot remains elusive, but Animal Planet’s new series, Finding Bigfoot, is hot on his trail. The show features investigators from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) as they examine evidence and follow up on leads in an age-old effort to prove the existence of everyone’s favorite man-ape. Judging from the first episode, the series looks to be one of the better shows on the subject as of late.

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The End of the World Comes to Toronto

on May 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

If you’re in the Toronto area, you can be among the first to catch Justin McConnell’s creepy new post-apocalyptic thriller The Collapsed on the big screen. The film will screen at Rainbow Cinemas Carlton today through Thursday, June 2 (click here for showtimes). The rolling release will then take the flick to Calgary’s Uptown Stage & Screen for a two-day run on June 3 and 4, followed by a one-day stint on June 7 in Hamilton at the Staircase Theatre. More dates will follow.

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Cinemacabre, Creepy Culture

Abbreviated Terrors at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival

The CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival kicks off Tuesday at the Bloor Cinema. The festival will showcase 275 films from 36 countries; as usual, there are plenty of genre offerings on the slate for the six-day event, but horror fans will probably be most interested in three of the festival’s edgier programs…

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Cryptic Collectibles

Cryptic Collectibles: Happy Birthday to the Masters of the Macabre – Lee, Cushing and Price!

on May 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week marks the birthdays of three men who made a profound impact on my life growing up: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. What’s remarkable about this is that there is just one day difference between the birthdays of these three masters of the macabre: Cushing’s birthday was yesterday, May 26; while Lee and Price’s are today, May 27. And while it’s been nearly 20 years since Vincent Price and Peter Cushing have left us, Sir Christopher Lee is – at 89 years of age – still going strong and seemingly more in demand than ever for film roles.

So, to pay tribute to these legendary titans of terror, I thought I would showcase some pieces here of my collection of Lee, Cushing and Price and memorabilia.

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Audio Drome, News and Events

It’s Your Last Chance To Tweet About Hymns II and Win!

on May 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

Tonight is your last chance to tweet about your favourite song or artist from our free downloadable compilation album, Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II on Twitter for your chance to win one of five prizes consisting of:

- 8×8″ art prints of both the original Hymns From the House of Horror and Hymns Vol. II album covers, signed by RM designer Justin Erickson

- Blu-ray copies of both Buried and The Last Exorcism

Click below to find out how!

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Rue Morgue Digital

New Features Added to Rue Morgue Digital

on May 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

In our ongoing quest to just plain make things better, Dear Reader, two new features have recently been added to Rue Morgue Digital for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and PC/Mac. First, the search function has been modified to be more user-friendly and a lot more useful, and second, you can now spread the madness by giving your buddies a friendly heads-up to articles in the mag that you think they would dig.

If you still haven’t given Rue Morgue Digital a whirl, what are ya waitin’ for? You can check out a 16-page preview of any of the last ten issues here or in the iTunes App Store, AND we offer last year’s 13th Anniversary Black 100 issue (which is totally out-of-print and sold out in printed form, by the way) in its entirety, plus loads of bonus digital content (approximately 100 instances as a matter of fact…yeah, we’ve clever like that) completely free!

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Cinemacabre, Creepy Culture, Sinister Seven

Sinister Seven: Greg Lamberson

on May 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Do me a favor, will you? Next time you catch me whining about how I don’t have time to write because I have four jobs or whatever, remind me about Greg Lamberson so I’ll shut the hell up.

I don’t know how Greg does it. I like to think of myself as an industrious sort, but poking around on his website ( is enough to make me tired. Not only is he an accomplished and prolific horror novelist – he writes the popular Medallion Press occult detective series known as “The Jake Helman Files,” and his cops-and-werewolves novel The Frenzy Way will get the sequel treatment with next year’s The Frenzy War – but Greg is also the filmmaker behind the 1988 cult hit Slime City and its 2010 sequel, Slime City Massacre. Oh, and he’s a film festival organizer. And an indie film producer.

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News and Events

Jon Todd’s Bizarre Beasts

on May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Talk about an original style. I’ve never seen anything quite like the work of Jon Todd, who crafts fine art renditions of strange, exotic women, wrestlers, sugar skulls, creatures and other eye candy. Look below, and if you like what you see, I urge you to check out his art show this week and snag some of these creations for yourself.

You can find Jon’s work on a regular basis at Smash Gallery (2880, Dundas St. West), less than a block away from the Rue Morgue House of Horrors. As his former neighbour, occasional drinking buddy and admirer of his manly beard, I can vouch for his awesomeness. Come on down to our hood and feast your eyes on a beast!

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Cinemacabre, News and Events

Yearning for the Glory Years of Hammer Studios?

on May 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Rue Morgue presents the Canadian premiere of David Keating’s Wake Wood, Thursday, June 16 at 9:30pm exclusively at The Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West – Toronto).

Join us for a 35mm CineMacabre presentation of Hammer’s newest, original horror tale in the style of the famed company’s ’70s classics. Following the death of their daughter, a couple moves to a rustic Irish village where they learn that the locals have the power to bring back the dead. But there are rules, and when the desperate couple breaks them, terrible consequences ensue.

Creepy, atmospheric and unique, Wake Wood signals Hammer’s triumphant return to form.

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