Monthly Archives: May 2011
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:
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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!
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 (www.slimeguy.com) 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.
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!
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.