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The team behind HELLIONS, the upcoming horror film from Pontypool director Bruce McDonald, has just launched a filmmaking competition with a rather cool grand prize: the winning entry will be a part of McDonald’s new movie.
“One of my first films was a super-8 zombie feature I shot in high school on my grandfather’s camera,” says McDonald. “OUR GLORIOUS DEAD premiered in the school cafeteria to a raucous audience. We want to be that cafeteria for some of today’s filmmakers and horror fans of all ages.”
Hit the jump for a video from the director and a press release that will explain things a little more thoroughly. For more details and to enter, head over to the official Hellions website. Good luck!
The 24th edition of Little Terrors, a monthly showcase of short horror films co-presented by Rue Morgue and production company Unstable Ground, is coming up Wednesday, January 29 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.
The theme of January’s program is “Vicious Cycle.”* Half of the 24th edition’s line-up comes from local filmmakers in the form of encore screenings of shorts that played at the 2013 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Read on for the full lineup…
[Many of the films featured at Fantastic Fest 2013 will be making their way to theatres, VOD, home video, and other film festivals throughout 2014. RM contributor Michele Galgana offers a list of five films to watch for.]
Top Five Horror Films of Fantastic Fest 2013
By Michele Galgana
Fantastic Fest is one of the world’s best genre film festivals, and the 2013 edition did not disappoint. Founded by Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, the festival prides itself on finding the weirdest, roughest, strangest films around. Last year’s edition wrapped in September and offered brilliant, genre-bending films such as Blue Ruin, Why Don’t You Play in Hell, Cheap Thrills, Grand Piano, and Big Bad Wolves. For those of you who like your scares a little more straightforward, here’s a sampling of 2013 Fantastic Fest horror films you can look forward to in 2014.
Enter now for a chance to win run-of-engagement passes to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES, valid Monday through Thursday at Cineplex theatres in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Winnipeg.
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Rue Morgue is giving away tickets to an early screening of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES on Thursday, January 2 in four cities across Canada!
We’ve got TEN (10) DOUBLE PASSES to each of the following screenings:
Toronto – Cineplex Yonge & Dundas – 7 p.m.
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Montreal – Cineplex Forum – 7 p.m.
Edmonton – Scotiabank – 7 p.m.
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RM contributor Paul Counelis checks in with a new edition of Monster Kid Corner.
This time out, I’m going to get right to the point: Pretty much every true Monster Kid will enjoy cracking open a copy of the new Chuck Williams/Dan Roebuck DVD Dr. Shocker’s Vault of Horror.
If you’re from an older generation that grew up with Famous Monsters and the Aurora Models, this disc should get your monster blood pumpin’, for sure. The main feature is a very well made, entertaining 45-minute “shockumentary” called Monstermaniacs that basically covers that unforgettable era in the ’60s and ’70s when monsters reigned supreme in kiddie pop culture.
ABCs of Death 2 has found its 26th director. Robert Boocheck’s M IS FOR MASTICATE was chosen from a pool of 541 entries from more than 40 countries. Check out the winning entry after the jump, along with information about the just-announced ABCs of Death spinoff.
A little while back, writer/director Cortlandt Hull (Aurora Monsters – The Model Craze That Gripped The World; RM #105) released a great new DVD documentary detailing the literary, stage and screen history of that masterpiece of gothic horror, The Phantom of the Opera. Here’s my review of it.
Our pals at Full Moon Streaming unleashed Gingerdead Man vs. Evil Bong this week. If you’re so inclined, you can opt to watch an interactive version of the film called the “Ganja Version,” which includes bonus scenes, Easter eggs, trivia, and even a virtual treasure hunt. Hit the jump for more info, courtesy of a recent press release.
Rue Morgue contributors Jessa Sobczuk and Charlotte Stear wrap up our Toronto After Dark coverage with a pair of reviews.
Big Bad Wolves (Israel)
Dir: Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado
Toronto After Dark finished off with a bang, closing this year’s festival with the explicitly violent Israeli crime-thriller Big Bad Wolves. From Rabies directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the film tells the story of three men – a corrupt police officer investigating a gruesome string of child murders, the father of one of the murdered children, and a teacher suspected to be the killer – as their paths cross in violent acts of torture and vigilante justice.