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Following the success of his literary debut, WHAT MONSTERS DO, Nicholas Vince (of HELLRAISER and NIGHTBREED fame) is set to launch his second collection of short stories, ‘OTHER PEOPLE’S DARKNESS AND OTHER STORIES’.
[Alan Kelly drops in with a new chapter of his column, Hell’s Shelves.]
With The Venus Complex (out now from Comet Press), cult favourite and horror personality Barbie Wilde (Hellbound: Hellraiser 2) has bloodily redefined the serial-killer story. Wilde’s gruesome debut novel doesn’t employ the traditional multi-character, third-person perspective that is so popular in the subgenre; instead, the actress-turned-author uses a first-person POV to narrate the story via diary entries written by her serial-killer antihero, omitting many of the usual procedural tropes in the process.
The novel revolves around art professor Michael Friday, after a heated argument results in a car crash and the death of his nagging wife. Wilde expertly charts Michael’s diabolical descent into voyeurism, stalking and murder in a transgressive tale that would make Patrick Bateman blush.
Terror in the Aisles 11 is coming up on Friday, July 13 in Chicago, and it’s shaping up to be a hell of a show. For starters, the event marks the Midwest premiere of the new, extended “Cabal Cut” of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, with star Anne Bobby and restoration director Russell Cherrington appearing in person. This version of the film is 45 minutes longer than the theatrical release, and it’s as close as we’ll ever get to the vision that was swimming around in Barker’s mad, beautiful mind all those years ago. (Fear not, Torontonians: You’ll get a chance to see this awesome, 155-minute version of the film on July 19 at Rue Morgue’s monthly Cinemacabre screening!)
[Frequent Rue Morgue contributor and tireless office manager Ron McKenzie checks in with some cool news about Clive Barker. Just when I thought I was over the zombie craze, they pull me back in...]
It seems there is literally NO stopping Clive Barker. Recovering from his medical emergency of last February, Barker’s dance-card is filling up quickly. On top of the convention buzz and subsequent fan-supported movement for “The Cabal Cut” of Nightbreed, as well as plans to develop both Nightbreed and Hellraiser as television series, it was announced today that he has been handed the writing duties on a new and ambitious project.
The Terror in the Aisles gang have such sights to show you! If you’re within driving distance of the Windy City, you’re in for a monstrous treat. On Friday, July 13, the tenth Terror in the Aisles event will feature a hellacious Clive Barker double feature. The show starts with the Midwest premiere of the new and much buzzed-about Cabal Cut of Nightbreed, followed by a screening of Barker’s feature debut, Hellraiser. Click past the jump for all the details.
[Ron McKenzie checks in with an update on today's Clive Barker scare. Close call, this...]
We came very close, this week, to losing one of the genre’s most respected and well-loved icons. Clive Barker, creator of Hellraiser and Candyman, was recently admitted to hospital with Toxic Shock Syndrome after unforeseen circumstances that arose during a routine dental visit. The result was a seven-day coma, with doctors fearing and expecting the worst. We are very glad to report that Mr. Barker has since come out of his coma and is recuperating. The news broke on Clive’s Twitter feed this morning, with an immediate and overwhelming response from concerned friends and followers:
If ever there was a death metal band that needs to be tapped for a horror movie soundtrack, it’s Swedish death metal titans Entombed. Not because their catalogue is liberally peppered with horror references – beginning with the title track of their debut, Left Hand Path (1990), which breaks down at the halfway point into a crushing rendition of Fred Myrow’s Phantasm (1979) theme – but that they’ve dropped odd instrumental nuggets such as “DCLXVI” on To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth (1997) as proof of their compositional depth.
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!