Today, Alexandre O. Philippe’s MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN hits select theaters and VOD, offering an in-depth exploration of an all-time horror classic. And the filmmaker is already serving up another documentary about a ’70s genre landmark: LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON “THE EXORCIST,” currently making the festival rounds. RUE MORGUE got some exclusive words from Philippe about the project.
The in-depth documentary about Ridley Scott’s classic sees release next month, and the latest poster has been unleashed. See it after the jump.
Alexandre O. Philippe follows up his PSYCHO study 78/52 to explore the creation of another horror classic in MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, coming this fall. Jump past the jump to see the new trailer.
A visual work of cinema scholarship that has a lot to offer for both casual viewers and rabid devotees of ALIEN.
The backstory and influence of one of horror and science fiction’s all-time classics are explored in depth in MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, which has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month. The poster has been revealed tonight, and you can see it after the jump.
The award-winning, women-led fantasy/horror hybrid DARKEN opens across Canada this Friday, June 29, and we’ve got an exclusive clip to share that emphasizes its disturbing side.
Indie filmmaker Eric Stanze, who has won praise and controversy for screen shockers like SCRAPBOOK, DEADWOOD PARK, ICE FROM THE SUN and RATLINE, is back with a new movie called IN MEMORY OF. We got a batch of exclusive pics to share, along with the poster and trailer.
This week in the Sematary: "ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE" is a campy good time that will give you PLENTY to think about after the credits roll.
After making its way around the festival circuit, the independent horror feature will be luring more viewers in general release next month.
The Canadian filmmaker takes us behind the making of his excellent new docu-series!
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of John Carpenter's misty classic under government-mandated quarantine seems eerily appropriate.
A selection for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the saga of a dangerous space creature is now headed for release later this year.
Stuck in quarantine and looking for something new to watch? Check out the first entry of our new STREAMING SEMATARY column, with a look at Shudder's REPLACE.
Exclusive Interview: “DISAPPEARANCE AT CLIFTON HILL’s” Albert Shin on directing David Cronenberg and more
The filmmaker chats about his twisty, somewhat autobiographical mood piece.
Ireland may be known for its whiskey and leprechauns, but a new guard of fiction writers are changing that narrative and rewriting herstory
Written and directed by the scriptwriter of I SAW THE DEVIL, the blood-spattered fantasy/thriller will arrive in America in March; read on for the details, art and trailer.
Reveals the breadth of thought and craft that went into translating William Peter Blatty’s book and script to the screen.
Our next Little Terrors event is coming up next week, on Friday, January 31st, 9pm, Eyesore Cinema!
The Haitian voodoo past isn’t dead in Bertrand Bonello’s hybrid triumph; it’s alive and well at a French boarding school.
A film that hits some of the right notes without coming together as a fully realized piece.
Most recently, "The Lighthouse" made use of vulvas as a monstrous element of the film, but it is by far not the first...
If you’ve ever given a moments thought to the idea that the Roswell alien crash was real or that the world is run by reptilian shape-shifters, then you’ll probably love MAJIC, which grabs onto the most easily debunkable UFO conspiracy and takes off running in a thousand different directions.
Unorthodox and ambitious, this collaborative novel from two rising dark fiction talents is a cut above—in more ways than one.
The polarizing 1980s adaptation of V.C. Andrews' classic novel arrives November 12th!
I was expecting a low budget mash up of THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE and TROMEO + JULIET. I didn't get it.
The 1957 Lon Chaney biopic gets the HD treatment
So many of its thrill tactics are as outdated as a landline.
Beverley Street Séance's Jaymes White gives the Rue Crew the scare of their lives.
Say goodbye to the last of your sanity with this essential bundling of Frictional Games' acclaimed survival-horror series.
It is not only one of the most entertaining zombie films ever made, it’s among the most humorously observant movies about movies in cinema history.
We chat with the director and lead actor about the new film and its upcoming special release!
Though ultimately satisfying, it doesn’t get at the deep-seated creeps its predecessor did.
The ersatz Kruegers continue with a "Hippie Boogeyman"
Philadelphia's own Horror Host, DR. SHOCK, clowned on TV for a decade!
Rue Morgue sits down with Gigi Saul Guerrero to talk about making the transition to feature directing, working with Blumhouse, and what scared her as a kid.
LEZZIE BORDEN reflects on the current state of LGBTQ representations in horror: it’s hits, it’s misses and it’s future.
Returning for one more event of season 8, Little Terrors is presenting a line-up full of twisted genre premieres this Friday, June 7th, 9pm, Eyesore Cinema.
I can’t remember a film in recent memory that has crafted an entire feature around a more unlikable character, but HOSTILE has now taken that mantle.
Exclusive comments/details, plus art & trailer: Leif Jonker’s “DARKNESS” restored on Blu-ray by Arrow Video
Leif Jonker’s underground vampire-gore favorite DARKNESS is getting a major hi-def makeover from Arrow Video, and we’ve got exclusive words and info from the filmmaker, as well as a look at the new artwork and a promo trailer.
Tribeca ’19 Movie Review: “SOMETHING ELSE,” something different, something great (now titled “AFTER MIDNIGHT”)
For about 90 percent of its running time, this isn’t horror, it’s…something else. But that 10 percent does contain one of the biggest scares I’ve had in a theater in recent memory.
Windy City Horrorama ‘19 Review: In “FREAKS” Paranoia doesn’t mean you’re crazy if The Threat Is Real
Visually stunning and emotionally honest, FREAKS is a fascinating take on paranoia and what makes people special.
Celebrate Alien Day with a Short Cuts full of facehuggers, chestbursters, and xenomorphs. Oh my!
ROBOT NINJA finally meets the 21st century in a deluxe 2-disc package that, much like the film itself, must be seen to be believed.
Exclusive photos/comments, plus trailer & poster: Student stage remake turns deadly in “MIMESIS: NOSFERATU”
While those New Jersey high-schoolers are being celebrated for their stage production of ALIEN, another group of teens find their own live reboot of a horror classic invaded by true terror in MIMESIS: NOSFERATU. We’ve got exclusive pics and words from director Douglas Schulze, along with the trailer and poster.
An all-cylinders scarefest done with all the panache Peele displayed in his previous movie, and one in which the metaphors are submerged much deeper.
A mild-mannered music teacher faces off against drug-dealing droogs in this grimy trashploitation thriller.
We sit down with Lena Burmenko, director and star of the upcoming horror short "Exorcism."
In this article I will highlight a woman in horror who's work allowed me to face my monsters and eventually write about them here.
Good faces off against evil. Again.
Ravenous EFX is giving you a chance to own a little piece of Art (the clown, that is) with their 1/3 scale ART THE CLOWN FAN ART STATUE sculpted by Travis Shewchuk!
RETROSPECTIVE: ATTEND THE TALE… THE STAGE HORROR-MUSICAL OF “SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET” (1982)
Throats are slit, bodies pile up, the mob demands more flesh... in the stage version of this horror-musical classic
Organized by the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum unites genre filmmakers with backers, distributors et al. The 12 projects for this year’s third edition, including some from top producers in the horror field, have been revealed, along with a special guest.
Horror fave Debbie Rochon plays one of the spectres haunting the captive heroine of DOOM ROOM. See her in an exclusive excerpt from the soon-to-release chiller after the jump.
Get trapped in the DOOM ROOM with the next feature coming from busy fright filmmaker Jon Keeyes. We’ve got the release info and an exclusive first look at the trailer and poster after the jump.
This month's Cut Short interview features Rob Savage, director of the super-tense short SALT
The supernatural just won’t leave Nicolas Cage alone, and his latest travails can be seen in BETWEEN WORLDS, coming next month. Check out the details, trailer and poster after the jump.
Take a look at these new horror projects and toss them some coin if you can!
From minute one, the scenario is stark, compelling and disjointed, like a memory of a Technicolor horror flick you caught on TV as a kid.
THE RANGER is a fun ’80s-throwback slasher flick where motto becomes misguided mission, and rules are held more sacred than human life.
This is less a review than a public service announcement for genre fans who might be lured by THE LITTLE STRANGER’s haunting-centric marketing campaign and the R rating for “disturbing bloody images.”
Yann Gonzalez’s Cannes fever-dream sensation KNIFE + HEART to open, North American Premiere of THE RUSALKA to close, 35th Anniversary screening of SLEEPAWAY CAMP, new HEAD TRIP feature program and more!
Did you know "THE BLOB" was actually inspired by real encounters of pulsating, purple jelly organisms falling from the sky? Yep. It's happened.
You're never going to look at the words "Bae" or "LOLZ" the same.
On Friday, July 13, the Bingemans team shared their new concepts for SCREAMPARK, Canada’s scariest haunted attraction, now in its 13th season.
Exclusive Interview: Director Aislinn Clarke discusses “The Devil’s Doorway” and shooting in Northern Ireland
Go inside the latest release from IFC Midnight!
Jess Peacock conducts a limited digital ethnography of horror fandom to find out what impact – if any - the genre has had on those who claim it as their own...
A ’70s-tinged narrative that morphs from naturalistic to surrealistic to nightmarish with surprising ease.
Rue Morgue exclusively announces a forthcoming collection of writings exploring the cultural history of religion in horror cinema. Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film is edited by Rebecca Booth (author of the forthcoming The Devil Rides Out [Devil’s Advocates]) and Erin Thompson ([formerly Miskell] owner and editor of The Backseat Driver Reviews), due for release early in 2019 from House of Leaves Publishing.
CAT SICK BLUES is that sort of rare bird of a horror film that only appears every now and then. On the one hand, it is cheap and nasty and clearly the sum of all its influences, but on the other, it transcends all those factors, masterfully synthesizing them into something altogether different, refreshing for horror aficionados and surely shocking and revolting for the less discerning.
ISLAND ZERO is a traditionally told sci-fi/horror film (early on, a scientist looks out across the ocean and intones, “Something’s happening out there”) with a certain down-home charm to it.
Ultimately, with a lot of exposition and rules-sussing to wade through, TRUTH OR DARE isn’t thrilling or scary enough.
In appreciation of one of the best slasher throwbacks, remembered today for re-invigorating genre cinema in the early 2000s.
A variation on the postapocalyptic-terror genre that is as frightening as it is moving—and that’s plenty.
At the Boston Underground Film Festival last weekend, RUE MORGUE spoke with Rory Abel, whose short HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRENDA (pictured) played as part of the Trigger Warning block. The filmmaker, who also helmed 2014’s PHOBIA, gave us the scoop on his next feature, a grisly shocker called THE HOLLOW.
Natasha Kermani’s new film tells the story of two identical women — one an adult-film star, the other a newborn alien clone of said adult-film star, a feat that could only be accomplished by an actor of unique and versatile talent.
A short list of movies that might help you encourage an unhealthy interest in the genre among friends and family!
Alex Garland’s adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel calls to mind ALIEN, in that it applies superlative craftsmanship to what is essentially a basic science-fiction story.
Get to know the artists behind our favorite handcrafted collectibles in this new monthly interview series!
RADIUS (debuting today on VOD) has a killer hook, one that could have been the basis of a big loud conspiracy/sci-fi action flick. Instead, writer/directors Caroline Labrèche and Steeve Léonard have teased it out into a mystery/thriller that incorporates some pretty chilling moments.
A man discovers that his mere presence causes people to die in RADIUS, a science fiction thriller debuting next week. We’ve got an exclusive clip in which he discovers the horrific aftermath of his “power.”
We talk to Tilo Wolff about Lacrimosa’s newest album, Testimonium.
Exclusive Interview: “78/52” Director Alexandre O. Philippe on Dissecting “PSYCHO’s” Shower Scene, Part One
Now in select theaters and on VOD from IFC Films under the IFC Midnight banner, 78/52 is a penetrating documentary that delves into Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic PSYCHO, and specifically the iconic shower murder of Marion Crane, in unprecedented detail. RUE MORGUE got an exclusive chat with director Alexandre O. Philippe about this fascinating film study.
Written by Master of Horror Tom Holland and co-authored with Dustin Warburton, HOW TO SCARE A MONSTER! invites you to join little Leonard on a spooky journey as he confronts and befriends a monster living in his closet.
INSIDE ISSUE #177 Features EVIL THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS Following the tragic passing of filmmaker Andrew Getty, the cast and crew of The Evil Within raise his soon-to-be cult classic from the dead. Plus: The sordid story of the Getty family, The Evil Within reviewed, and confessions from a veteran contributor. By John W. Bowen and ...
INSIDE ISSUE #36 THEY CAME FROM DOWN UNDER! Aussie directors Peter and Michael Spierig, and FX man Steven Boyle talk about Undead, their new film that pays tribute to three decades of zombie flicks. Plus: 2003: The Year of the Zombie; The Zombie Survival Guide; Zombie Pin-ups, and more! by Jen Vuckovic, Chris Alexander, Sam ...
The 21st edition of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival has just concluded, and award-winners from among its amazing lineup of genre movies from all over the world have been announced.The many prize categories reflect the great diversity of features and shorts that played Fantasia this year, from the latest work by established masters to the first films by exciting newcomers. The fest attracted nearly 100,000 viewers and over 700 international guests, including more than 400 industry
“There’s a new sheriff in town, and he is f**king gorgeous.”Old Man Heart (Sean Cameron Michael) smells something majestic in the seventh installment of BLOOD DRIVE (premiering new episodes on Syfy Wednesday nights). It is a scent that surmounts dignity, eclipses entertainment—it’s the sweet smell of success for Heart Enterprises. Old Man Heart recognizes that the Blood Drive is the pinnacle of human achievement, but it needs new blood.
The filmmaker receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival describes his early renegade filmmaking years.
A vehicle for ingenue Rebecca Forsythe that provides a delightfully cold-blooded role for genre favorite Barbara Crampton.