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Today, Pseudopod, the world’s largest horror podcast, will be celebrating it’s 400th episode. To commemorate this momentous occasion they’ll be gracing us with a special reading of the Nebula Award winning short story, “The Screwfly Solution.” The story, set in a world where women are being mass-murdered in the name of bringing men closer to God, was written by renowned Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Alice Hastings Bradley who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr.. A contemporary of Harlan Ellison and John W. Campbell, Bradley’s life in and of itself is a testament to modern day feminism: In her time, not only had Bradley’s narrative managed to fool most of her fellow writers and critics into believing she was a man, but she was also a Phd, an air force major, and even worked for a few years with the CIA.
Delivery, starring Laurel Vail and Danny Barclay, is a game changer to the found-footage subgenre. Concealed under the premise of a giddy, daytime television series exploring the adventures of a pregnant couple, we are instead mercilessly detoured down the path of a pregnancy gone demonically awry. Currently hailed as a modern rendition of Rosemary’s Baby, Delivery (out from Anchor Bay) was recently screened at Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre Movie Nights.
Writer/Director Brian Netto and Producer/Co-Writer Adam Schindler join us to discuss how they pulled off their diabolical film.
Once again, Rue Morgue is teaming up with Netflix Canada to curate a list of horror titles on the service that l’il old me, the Editor-in-Chief, has chosen (note: these are on the Canadian Netflix). I’ll be doing interviews about the films, horror movies in general and Rue Morgue in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Hit the jump for the list; I went with titles that represent a mix of old, new, mainstream and more obscure. Among the titles below, The Loved Ones, The Walking Dead, The Omen, The Blair Witch Project, Pumpkinhead, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Fly have appeared on the cover of Rue Morgue. As always, I’m excited to talk about some under-the-radar titles, some classics that deserve another look and even a few fave mainstream picks. Here’s the list; hope you find something on there worth a look.
On behalf of Rue Morgue and Netflix Canada, thanks to everyone who entered our recent Halloween contest! We enjoyed reading every last entry, and wish we had 49 prizes to dole out. Alas, there can be only three, and we’re here to announce them.
If you’re just tuning in, the challenge was to curate your very own Halloween triple bill from Rue Morgue’s Halloween Horrors list of streaming Netflix movies. We asked you to pick three movies, and to tell us why you picked ‘em. We chose the most creative/thoughtful/interesting answers as our winners.
For several years Joe Dante’s Trailer’s From Hell site has hosted genre movie trailers with commentaries by filmmakers. In anticipation of our Thursday night CineMacabre screening of Slumber Party Massacre, on 35mm, featuring a Skype interview with director Amy Holden Jones (details here), here’s the trailer for the film with a commentary by Holden Jones herself.
And if you’re a fan of the series, don’t forget to check out our back issue (RM#106) with a feature on the entire series by April!
Avoid a nightmare before Christmas and visit Rue Morgue’s Shoppe of Horror by December 1 to ensure delivery of our entire line of ghoulish goodies in time for the big day! New this year are Black 100 Skull King zip-up hoodies, old-school 3/4-length sleeve T-shirts, the Official 2011 Festival of Fear tee, Oni mask patches and 18×24 double-sided Halloween issue posters – in addition to key chains, pewter belt buckles, Gore-met trucker hats and aprons, panties and matching tank top sets, and a spooky selection of other tees in men’s and women’s sizes.
Plus! For a limited time only, enter the promo code “KRAMPUS” to save 15% on your order! Nothing will make the glowing, bloodshot eyes of the horror fiend in your life light up like Rue Morgue under the tree or squished into their stocking! Visit the Shoppe of Horror today!
Rock and Shock
October 14 – 16, 2011
By “Metal George” Pacheco
With yet another Rock and Shock installment behind me, I’m left to ponder my feelings about how intensely I look forward to this weekend each year. Almost immediately after one Rock and Shock adventure ends, I’m counting the days to my next excursion, and with good reason: it’s simply one of the best horror happenings on the American East coast.
This year’s convention was dedicated to the memory of David Hess, who had passed away only a week prior. Needless to say, many fans, vendors and guests were eager to share their memories of the Last House on the Left legend throughout many of the panels and signing sessions that took place throughout the weekend, not the least of which was one including Suspiria star Barbara Magnolfi, who made it a point to specifically address the impact Hess had on the horror business during the ’70s Splatter panel Q&A.
This (Thursday) evening, Rue Morgue and TIFF are co-presenting the first in a series of del Toro screenings. It begins at 7pm at the Lightbox with In Conversation With… Guillermo del Toro, which is exactly what the title implies. If you’ve ever heard him talk, you know the man is a fount of insight and a great storyteller. (Details here) After that he’ll be introducing an Italian film he programmed called L’arcano incantatore.
In addition, we’re showing two of his early features at the Lightbox this coming Sunday: Cronos and The Devil’s Backbone.