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[RM contributor/Office Manager Ron McKenzie talks horror with the ladies of the Faculty of Horror podcast.]
Individually, Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West have each racked up an impressive hit list. Alexandra is the brains behind the horror blog Scare Tactic, as well as a contributing writer for Rue Morgue and Famous Monsters. Andrea, a frequent contributor to RM and the Rue Morgue Podcast, is also co-curator of the Black Museum lecture series here in Toronto as well as recently-appointed manager of Toronto Roller Derby’s The Gore-Gore Rollergirls…
[In honour of Women in Horror Month, Mike DeShane and Aaron Von Lupton are spotlighting three of the many ladies working in the bloody trenches of the horror comics biz. In this installment, Mike and Aaron talk with writer Rachel Deering. (Click here for Part One of the series, which featured an interview with artist Becky Cloonan.)]
It might seem that every idea in the horror genre has been used at least once, but comic book writer Rachel Deering managed to come up with a new one for her series Anathema: lesbian werewolves. Deering mines Hammer movies, gothic novels and old EC comics to create an atmospheric period piece that tells the tale of Mercy Barlowe, a woman who becomes a lycanthrope to save her lover’s soul…
[In honour of Women in Horror Month, Mike DeShane and Aaron Von Lupton will be spotlighting three of the many ladies working in the bloody trenches of the horror comics biz. First up is Becky Cloonan, whose credits include some of the best horror titles on the market.]
Comic book creator Becky Cloonan’s motto is “Comics Rule Everything Around Me,” but based on her current career trajectory, it’s more like her goal is to rule comics.
Cloonan has been producing indie comics since 1999, but it was her work with writer Brian Wood on the twelve-issue series Demo in 2003 that first brought her mainstream attention. In the Eisner award-winning years since then, she has gone on to provide art for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman, Swamp Thing, Vampirella, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Hack/Slash and more…
[Since we apparently haven't broken his spirit yet, Rue Morgue intern Patrick Dolan checks in with his first Sinister Seven.]
Filmmaking duo Jen and Sylvia Soska began their film career in 2009, when they wrote, directed and starred in the evocatively named Dead Hooker in a Trunk. They have recently been putting final touches on their second feature, American Mary – a film that delves into the world of underground surgery. In honor of Women in Horror Month, I tossed a few questions their way to get their opinion on filmmaking, feminism and horror in general.
[In honor of Women in Horror Month, author Nicholas Kaufmann stops by the Abattoir with an awesome piece about one of the genre's unsung heroines...]
This Women in Horror Month, I find myself with vivid memories of the first time I saw Robbi Morgan getting her throat cut.
It was Halloween night, sometime in the mid-1980s, and all day long I’d been waiting for midnight to come, because that was when MTV had announced it was going to show Friday the 13th. I’d seen plenty of horror movies by then, of course, both in theaters and on VHS (look it up, kids), but never this one. To my feverish teenaged mind, the original Friday the 13th was the godfather of graphic violence, the emissary of explicit gore. Later, of course, I would discover films that make Friday‘s on-screen antics look like The He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special, but that night, as the clock ticked toward show time, there was a sense of taboo in the air. I was overcome by the same dreadful anticipation you get when daring yourself to hold your hand over a candle flame, or to touch a dead squirrel you found in the park. Would I come out the other side unchanged?
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!