While that headline up there ↑ pretty much says it all, it sure doesn’t fill you in on just how special I believe our two offsite Festival of Fear events are this year. Sure, I’m biased as all hell but if these two horror happenings don’t get your cynical heart pounding like the thundering hooves of 60,000+ festivalgoers, well, you may be better off dead!
This year’s Shocktail Party, our official kick-off to the nation’s largest horror expo, happens Friday, August 24, at The Courthouse (57 Adelaide St. E., and just a short walk from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre) and will feature composer and John Carpenter musical co-conspirator ALAN HOWARTH (all of the Halloween series, Escape From New York, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula) performing live, and with accompanying visuals, for your mind-blowing pleasure! This is guaranteed to sell out…get your tickets from Suspect Video (605 Markham St.), the RM House of Horror (2926 Dundas St. W; weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) or online right here before they’re gone! Sponsored by Samhain Publishing.
Then on Saturday, August 25, our special, one-night-only screening of CANDYMAN is sure to get its hooks in you, including a Q+A with star Tony Todd, at the luxurious TIFF Bell Lightbox cinema (350 King St. W., also within walking distance of the MTCC). See the movie that Film Freak Central called, “one of the best of the end-of-the-eighties/start-of-the-nineties body modification films.” Tickets are now available for just $15 from Silver Snail (367 Queen St. W), Suspect Video (605 Markham St.), the RM House of Horror (2926 Dundas St. West; weekdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) or online here. Once again, space is limited so don’t miss out! Sponsored by The Rue Morgue Podcast, Toronto After Dark, Silver Snail, Suspect Video and Jägermeister.
Click here for a full list of horror guests – including Guest of Honour JOHN CARPENTER, Norman Reedus and Jon Bernthal from TV’s The Walking Dead, Rose McGowan (Grindhouse, Scream), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Sam Trammell and Nelsan Ellis from True Blood, Tom Noonan (Manhunter, The Monster Squad) and more! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the biggest horror party of the year…we’d love for you to join us…