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Festival of Fear

Festival of Fear 2012 Round-up and Ground-up

on August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

This year’s Festival of Fear came and with it brought the petrifying presences of John Carpenter (check out his Q & A with Dave Alexander), Tony Todd, James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Rose McGowan, Chris Sarandon, and the list goes on and on, but there is so much more to a convention than just the featured guests. The following photo round-up gives a glimpse into some other great artists, filmmakers, exhibitors and fans who haunted the convention and may have been missed even by some who attended the festival.

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Hymns From The House of Horror Vol. III Grows By Two

Two new Hymns Vol.III downloads have been posted, audiofiends! We’ve got a pair of exclusives this month: “Human Monster” by THE KILLCREEPS (a rarity from Count Lyle’s pre-Ghoultown band of corpsepunks that isn’t included on Ghoultown’s latest release of lost tracks, The Unforgotten), and a live version of “Set Flames” by one-man industrial unit AUTHOR AND PUNISHER that’ll sear the ears off the side of that head of yours. Go get ‘em, they’re free and only available for a limited time!

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Monstro Bizarro, Rue Morgue Podcast


on December 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

This week on the podcast, it’s our Q&A with Count Lyle Blackburn, Rue Morgue’s resident cryptozoologist and the lead singer of Texas Hellbilly Band Ghoultown.

On this episode, Lyle gets into all sorts of juicy Big Foot related anecdotes, including the origins of everyone’s favourite furball, some wild eyewitness reports of the creature and Lyle’s own adventures as a bonafide monster hunter.

The Q&A was recorded at the 2011 Festival of Fear and was hosted by Rue Morgue’s Editor-In-Chief, Dave Alexander.

And don’t forget to check out Lyle’s cryptozoology-themed column Monstro Bizarro right here on the Rue Morgue Blog.


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Around the Rue Booth!

on August 26, 2011 | Leave a comment

The great thing about the Rue Booth is, it’s the Rue Booth. But it’s also busy with signings, ghoulish goods and the best horror fans around. Here’s a few shots we snapped of our home away from home.

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Festival of Fear

Festival of Fear is here

on August 24, 2011 | Leave a comment

The countdown is on folks. In fact, time is about to run out. Nope, it’s not the end of the world (yet) just the most anticipated event for us horror fans: Festival of Fear. But since the pages of Rue Morgue circulate around the globe (a scream is a scream in any language, right?) we know not everyone can join us this weekend in Toronto at FanExpo. So in the spirit of spreading the terror we’ll be live blogging on site from the Rue Morgue booth. With the likes of Robert Englund, John Waters, Lance Henriksen and Elvira at the expo and off-site gigs like Blood Ceremony (Witches! Occult! Flutes!) and Ghoultown (Hillbillies! Goths! Cowboy hats!) keeping things going after hours there’s no shortage of succulent events to sink our teeth into. So keep checking www.rue-morgue.com for panel recaps, the grim and ghastly finds on the expo floor, party tell-alls…hell, we might even try the Expo’s speed dating.

If you’re around in the flesh swing by the booth and let us know what’s up. We’ll be lurking around.

And if you’re looking for F.o.F. updates send us a tweet @RueMorgue. We’ll do our best to keep you up to date on everything but bathroom wait times.

Finally, for all your F.o.F planning needs get outta here and go here.

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My Bloody Valentine 30th Anniversary Panel New Date And Time

on August 22, 2011 | 6 Comments

The My Bloody Valentine 30th Anniversary reunion panel has been moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. in Room 715B. The following cast and crew have been confirmed: director George Mihalka, Neil Affleck (“Axel Palmer”), Lori Hallier (“Sarah”), Helene Udy (“Sylvia”), Paul Zaza (Composer), and Bob Presner (Line Producer).

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

Only three more sleeps ’til horror is unleashed at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, this Thursday to Sunday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St. W., South Building)!

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Audio Drome, Festival of Fear

The Weekend Starts Now With Ghoultown’s New Video

on August 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Just in time to get you ramped up for the weekend, RM contributor Lyle Blackburn sent us his band Ghoultown’s new oil-and-blood-painted video for the track, “Drink with the Living Dead.” Which is decidedly different than my usual m.o. of drinking until I am the living dead.

Click past the jump and consider it your primer for the 2011 Festival of Fear Shocktail Party, Friday August 26 at The Courthouse (57 Adelaide St. E. – Toronto), where Lyle and the boys will be appearing live to lay down some seriously dusty, beer-and-tequila-soaked hellbilly rock, cured the way it was meant to be: in the Lone Star State, punk! It’s gonna be a huge party and, best of all, it’s FREE!

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Tickets For Festival Of Fear Off-Site Events On Sale Now!

on July 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

Tickets for all of this year’s Festival of Fear off-site events – including Near Dark with Lance Henriksen, an intimate evening with John Waters, and the Official FoF 2011 Party with Tom Savini and Blood Ceremony – are now on sale here. Friday night’s Shocktail Party with Ghoultown is absolutely FREE!

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Experience Near Dark With Lance and Join Us For a Free Shocktail Party!

on July 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

With the 8th Annual Rue Morgue Festival of Fear only 50 sleepless nights away, news out of the House of Horror this week is that we’re presenting a rare 35mm screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark, including an exclusive Q&A with star Lance Henriksen hosted by TV personality Richard Crouse (who did a bang-up job of the Ken Russell Devils screening and Q&A last year), at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave.) on Thursday, August 25 at 8 p.m., tickets only $15 door/advance.

Then, on Friday, August 26, we’re throwing a FREE Shocktail Party with a performance by Texas gothabilly act (and Hymns From the House of Horror alumni) Ghoultown, and a set by DJ Peter Black at The Courthouse (57 Adelaide St. E.) at 10 p.m.

For full festival guest bios and ticket info, click here and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook. And click past the jump to see the full posters!

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2011 Festival of Fear Guests Announced!

on May 17, 2011 | 40 Comments

The official guest list for the 2011 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear (Thursday, August 25 – Sunday, August 28) announcements are here!

Headlining an esteemed list of horror royalty is this year’s Guest of Honour, Robert Englund a.k.a. Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street series!

Click below for the full rundown…

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