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Waxwork Records apparently does not believe in starting small. The label is dropping its first release on July 30, and it’s a doozy: a limited edition vinyl pressing of Richard Band’s score from Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult classic Re-Animator, featuring full LP artwork by Ghoulish Gary Pullin!
Band’s score, performed by the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra, has been specifically remastered for vinyl. Here’s the rundown of features…
[Mikhael Agafonov checks in with a report about Moscow's second annual horror award show.]
Russia has yet to produce a remarkable horror movie (although some may argue Timur Bekmambetov’s Night Watch earns the title), but it’s certainly no stranger when it comes to paying respect to the genre. Horror movies usually earn good box office returns in Russia, so it’s only natural that 2011 saw the organization of Moscow’s first horror award show. This January award show (now titled Kaplya, which means ‘The Blob’) returned for its second edition with more nominations, more attractions and more international guests, despite the freezing weather.
[Rue Morgue contributor Peter Gutiérrez checks in with a preview of Scary Movies 5, which kicks off tomorrow at Lincoln Center in New York City.]
Now more than ever the Big Apple feels the blow it suffered in July with the passing of Michael Hein, the driving force behind the New York City Horror Film Festival. The absence of Hein and the event he founded has left a void in the horror community here, one that the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the folks behind the world-class New York Film Festival, is gamely filling with the fifth edition of its Scary Movies series. Not quite a festival—there’s not a big emphasis on premieres and no competition at all—Scary Movies nonetheless feels like much more than a collection of screenings that capitalize on the fact that the calendar says “October.”
Maybe that’s because it is.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, you now have opportunities to see Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator: The Musical that might be more compatible with your…lifestyle. Starting Friday, April 22nd, the production will now include midnight shows every Friday (and Sunday matinees – take you grandmother!).
Journalist Shade Rupe has spent much of his professional life writing about the figures who work in the margins of popular culture. Dark Stars Rising (available now through Headpress) is a massive volume which collects several of Rupe’s most memorable interviews, including directors Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), Richard Stanley (Dust Devil) and Floria Sigismondi (Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” video); actors Udo Kier (Andy Warhol’s Dracula) and Crispin Glover (Willard); actress Tura Satana (Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!); late gore aficionado Chas. Balun (Deep Red magazine); musician Genesis P. Orridge (Throbbing Gristle); and writer Peter Sotos (Pure).
We invited Shade, who will be contributing to Rue Morgue soon, to do a Sinister Seven for us via email, and he sent back nearly 11 pages worth of answers. Rather than editing it down, though, we thought you might enjoy this extended look into the mind of a man whose cultural obsessions are perfectly in tune with the weird and wonderful. Scroll down for some of the craziest anecdotes from a life well-lived.
Montreal’s FanTasia Film Festival has announced its line-up for 2010, and we have the highlights.