Monthly Archives: August 2011
Short film review site ShortOfTheWeek.com has selected Rue Morgue Cinema’s award-winning and succinct slice of celluloid, The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow, as their pick of the week! Check out editor Jason Sondhi’s glowing review and see the film again for the first time. Repeated viewings have been know to reveal even more curious details…
Holy shit! Sorry, but time flies. Seems like just yesterday we were setting up our little booth of horrors and now it’s already coming down after yet another successful Festival of Fear. The last horror panel (Anchor Bay presents Michael Biehn) is just wrapping up and we’re starting to tear down the RM booth . We hoped you had a good, ghastly and grimey time whether you popped by in person or have been following along in cyberspace.
“It’s not my genitalia!” If those aren’t words to live by then we’re not sure what constitutes a motto. It’s also not a bad way to kick off a Q&A with Robert Englund (for the record he was talking about a sex scene that was added in the Eaten Alive Japanese cut). Perched on the back of his chair to get a better vantage point of the packed hall Englund managed to prove he is a scholar and (sometimes) gentleman.
Smash. Crack. Bang. These are staple onomatopoeia words from cartoons, usually followed by an anvil comically falling on an unsuspecting victim’s head with a “bonk.” In these cases they’re good for a quick laugh but in the world of murder and crime comics those words are much darker.
Clearly a big part of Festival of Fear are the fans. In fact, the fans are really the biggest part. They’re the ones who face the line ups, recreate immaculate costumes and break restraining orders just to get close to their favourite serial killer/scream queen/monster. But fans aren’t just about wearing the t-shirt and owning the action figure. Some fans take it to the next level, which was the idea behind the Lance vs Lance panel this afternoon: who knows Lance Henriksen better? Henriksen or Rue Morgue Radio’s Last Chance Lance? Oh yes, things got strange.
Saturdays can get pretty hairy at FanExpo. It’s the busiest day, people get pushy and at times it can feel like cattle being herded to the slaughter. But heading to an abattoir has never been so fun. Wandering by Rémy Couture’s booth we noticed Montreal artist/fashion model/zombie Rick Genest had stopped by. Fresh from Hong Kong where he was doing some “fashion bullshit” Genest was hamming it up with Couture, chatting with fans and managed to put a foot in his mouth.
In a cage match between Hayden Pennettiere and Danielle Harris we know who we’d put our money on. (Really, Harris took on Michael Myers at the age of ten. Pennettiere saves dolphins.) But turns out the modern day scream queen (famously Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4 & 5 then as Annie Brakett in Rob Zombie’s reboots of the franchise) can also hold her own in the rough and harsh world of convention scheduling. Though her Q&A was at the same time as the Heroes star, Harris’ room was packed with horror fans.
Due to a scheduling miscommunication, Doug Bradley’s panel didn’t go down as planned today, but as promised, it has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 p.m. in Room 711. Unfortunately the new room is going to be a bit of a squeeze so please get there early or your suffering will be legendary! Seriously, I am quite sure it will be packed to capacity but we’ll do everything we can to try to accommodate everyone. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you there!