One of the most iconic of British horror films, 1973′s The Wicker Man tells of a police sergeant who travels to a remote community to probe the disappearance of a girl, but finds his investigation hindered by duplicitous locals, who we later discover partake in pagan rites and sacrificial murder.
The film has been highly praised on a number of levels, including its script by noted playwright and screenwriter Anthony Shaffer (Frenzy, Sleuth). But Shaffer also took inspiration from a 1967 novel titled Ritual by a young author named David Pinner, from whom he and star Christopher Lee had purchased the book’s film rights.
Now, nearly 40 years later, Pinner has released a follow up to Ritual, titled The Wicca Woman.
As a lifelong collector, I’ve come across some pretty nifty items over the years. Among the more unusual horror collectibles I’ve seen recently have been two books of paper dolls: Great Horror Movie Villains Paper Dolls: Psychos, Slashers & Their Unlucky Victims! and Vampire Paper Dolls, both released by Dover Publications, Ltd.
On this installment, Aaron Poole, the star of Rue Morgue Cinema’s first feature film discusses the challenge of being the primary actor on a highly technical shoot with a ton of elaborately staged steadicam manoeuvres.
This is a great little chat with Mr. Poole who articulates his craft very well.
Yesterday, Sam Raimi broke the internet.
After many years of wishing and hoping, Starz announced the network’s next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and (wait for it) star Bruce Campbell, returning as Ash.
Rue Morgue Cinemacabre is ringing out 2014 in grand ol’ style with our very last screening of the year… and it’s going to be one heck of a send off as we present the world theatrical premiere of “Mondo VHS” Thursday, Nov. 13th, 2014 at the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto!