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Rue Morgue’s CineMacabre Movie Nights are relocating and will be back on Thursday, September 20 @ 9:00 p.m. with a special screening of Gyo – based on the famed Junji Ito manga and featuring a mechanical zombie fish apocalypse! – exclusively at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W – Toronto)! To tide you over, we’re presenting a special Festival of Fear screening of Candyman, featuring a Q&A with star Tony Todd – Saturday, August 25 @ 9 p.m. at the Lightbox. Tickets available here or at Silver Snail (367 Queen St. W), Suspect Video (605 Markham St.) and the RM House of Horror (2926 Dundas St. West; weekdays 10am–6pm). Sponsored by The Rue Morgue Podcast, Toronto After Dark, Silver Snail, Suspect Video and Jägermeister.
Okay, I know…it’s advertised right in our newsy slideshow at the top of the page, but I I want to make absolutely certain that you’re aware of our Cinemacabre Movie Night this week as it’s a personal favourite.
Join us for a film so controversial that it took twelve years to get an official release in North America: Kinji Fukasaku’s BATTLE ROYALE, this Thursday, March 15 @ 9:30 p.m. at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue – Toronto). The set-up? Over 40 uniformed school kids are dumped on an island with only a colourful arsenal of weaponry, and are ordered to fight each other to the death. Yeah. It’s killer. If you’ve never seen it, don’t soil the sheets by missing out. If you’ve seen it before, well, you’ve never seen it like this, smart guy. This here’s the Extended Director’s Cut, see?
In honour of Women in Horror Month, this month’s CineMacabre Movie Night is a 35mm presentation of Amy Holden Jones’ SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE – THIS THURSDAY, February 16 @ 9:30 p.m. at The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue – Toronto). Written by acclaimed feminist author Rita Mae Brown, the classic ’80s splat flick both follows the rules of the subgenre and parodies them as a killer with a huge, phallic drill stalks a group of nubile young women heaving a sleepover.
One night only! Killer prizes! Plus, a discussion of the film with director Amy Holden Jones via Skype!
This Halloween season, Rue Morgue, the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W. – Toronto) and famed director Guillermo del Toro have teamed up to present Fright Nights – and wouldn’t you know it – the one-two RM art punch of Gary and Justin have done what they do best (which is to say stay up all night) and collaborated on this beautiful poster (click past the jump) to commemorate the event.
Mark your calendars, spaghetti splatter fans! In celebration of the release of Lucio Fulci’s Zombie on Blu-ray October 25, Blue Underground will be screening their brand-new restored version at midnight in theatres in select North American cities beginning October 21 (click here for the full schedule). This is not only a rare opportunity to see Zombie on the big screen; but to preview what will be on the 2-disc Blu-ray before it streets. I’ll be looking for something I’ve only seen in an old, beat-up theatrical print – that pan up Olga Karlato’s body while she showers right before the infamous eyeball impalement!
Rue Morgue, in association with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, have joined forces with Troma and Astron-6 to put dads everywhere in jeopardy with the world premiere of Father’s Day, Friday, October 21 @ 9:45pm (doors at 9:15pm) at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave – Toronto). If you love grindhouse gore, ultraviolence, sick humour and depravity, Father’s Day will test your limits! Don’t miss this soon-to-be classic about a dad-raping, serial killing psycho and the ruthless vigilante who tries to stop him.
Rue Morgue presents the Canadian premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s MIMIC: DIRECTOR’S CUT tomorrow night – Thursday, September 15 @ 9:30pm at CineMacabre’s new home, The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave – Toronto) For the first time anywhere, see 1997’s MIMIC the way del Toro meant it to be – restored, extended and re-edited. A killer cast – including Mira Sorvino, Josh Brolin, and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus – populate this sci-fi horror tale of mutant cockroaches in the sewers of Manhattan that can perfectly mimic humans… after they eat them! Also just announced: Guillermo del Toro himself will join us, along with Roger Clown, who played one of the creatures! Classic trailers! One ghastly prize-packed night only! Sponsored by Alliance Films, Exclaim.ca, Rue Morgue Radio, Eyesore Cinema and My Big Fat Independent Movie Store. Watch the trailer!
For September’s CineMacabre Movie Night, we’re proud to announce the world premiere screening of Guillermo del Toro’s Mimic: The Director’s Cut – Thursday, September 15 @ 9:30pm at The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave., just north of Queen St. – Toronto)
For the first time anywhere, see 1997′s Mimic the way director Guillermo del Toro meant it to be. A killer cast – including Mira Sorvino, Josh Brolin, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray Abraham, Jeremy Northam and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus – populate this sci-fi horror tale of mutant cockroaches in the sewers of Manhattan that can perfectly mimic humans… after they eat them! Del Toro’s original vision is restored in this extended, re-edited version of the film. Join us for the world premiere of Mimic: The Director’s Cut, featuring a Q&A with crew from the film.
CineMacabre keeps rolling at our new home – The Toronto Underground (186 Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen) – with the Toronto premiere of festival favourite Tucker & Dale vs. Evil TONIGHT at 9:30 p.m. Take it from me, this is a hilarious spin on the backwoods slasher with some good, gory practical effects. In fact, one of the reasons we picked to screen it for CineMacabre was that we figured it’d be a lot of fun to watch with a crowd. But it’s just this one ghastly prize-packed night so don’t miss out!
Sponsored by Maple Pictures, Exclaim.ca, Rue Morgue Radio, Eyesore Cinema and My Big Fat Independent Movie Store. Check out the trailer and hope to see you tonight!
With the 2011 Festival of Fear now only six weeks away, we’ve got two more amazing off-site events (read: legendary horror nights in the making) to announce!
The man William S. Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash” – John Waters – is hosting a one-man “vaudeville” act celebrating his career, influences and fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and the extremes of the contemporary art world, Saturday August 27 at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave.) 7 p.m. $35 door, $30 advance, or a $125 VIP ticket that includes post-performance reception. This joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy into a call-to-arms for Waters lovers everywhere!
Then, don’t miss Night Terrors, our Official 2011 Festival of Fear party, featuring a Midnight Costume Contest hosted by special fx/makeup guru Tom Savini and others, along with the hypnotic sounds of witch rock pioneers (and Hymns From the House of Horror Vol. II donors) Blood Ceremony. Plus! Terror tunes from one-man party Tomb Dragomir, Oz and LaMort. Saturday, August 27 at Revival Event Theatre (783 College St. West) 10 p.m. $15 door/$10 advance.