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April was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, where her fragile psyche was twisted into dark and eldritch shapes by fried rabbit, moonshine and Southern Baptist sermons. She studied filmmaking at the UNC School of the Arts (no, she doesn’t know Danny McBride, please stop asking) before sharing an apartment in New York City with six deranged parrots and a leather queen. April eventually returned to her native Tennessee, where she writes novels and scripts, freelances for a number of publications, co-organizes the Knoxville Horror Film Fest, and buys booze in mason jars from a guy named Doughbelly.
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Rue Morgue contributor Liisa Ladouceur checks in with a review of Skinny Puppy’s recent show at Toronto’s Sound Academy.
February 18, 2014
The day that Skinny Puppy’s “Live Shapes for Arms” tour thundered into Toronto, February 18, 2014, the music news world was focused on the fact that date was the 40th anniversary of the release of the first KISS album. No doubt that debut was important to rock ’n’ roll. But when it comes to celebrating the impact and longevity of a group, I am personally much more excited that next month marks 30 years since Skinny Puppy released its first cassette, Back and Forth.
The 25th edition of Little Terrors, a monthly showcase of short horror films co-presented by Rue Morgue and production company Unstable Ground, is coming up Wednesday, February 26 at Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto). Enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer. The 18+ event starts at 9 p.m.
The theme of February’s program is “Fear the Other.” Hit the jump for the full lineup…
Thanks to RM’s resident cryptid hunter, Lyle Blackburn, and New York’s Resin Realities, you can now purchase your very own Beast of Boggy Creek! The Fouke Monster was sculpted by Jean St. Jean, and is available as a resin model kit, a faux bronzed statue, or a fully painted statue. Prices range from $99 to $189, and all figures are available exclusively through foukemonster.net. The figure is approximately 8 inches tall.
Check out these pics, and head over to the shop at foukemonster.net to get your paws on one.
Fancy a bit of horrorcore morbidity to get you through the day? Check out the video for “Planning a Murder,” the latest track from Hymns from the House of Horror vets So Sick Social Club featuring Sid from Slipknot.
“Planning a Murder” is the second video single from The Underworld, out now from Reel Wolf Records.
Tristan Risk (aka Little Miss Risk), the Canadian dynamo who has been everything from a scream-queen siren to a retro pin-up cupcake, has joined the lineup for the Festival of Fear Vancouver!
Quickly becoming a force of nature in the burlesque scene from her fetish/Goth roots in Vancouver B.C as a member of Sweet Soul Burlesque, Risk has received acclaim for her scene-stealing performance as “Beatress” In The Soska Twins’ AMERICAN MARY. Never one to rest on her laurels, Tristan is set to appear in two upcoming films: Astron-6’s THE EDITOR & Jill Sixx Gevargizian’s CALL GIRL (with HUMAN CENTIPEDE 2’s Lawrence Harvey), with a rumoured appearance in an upcoming Twisted Twins production.
The team behind HELLIONS, the upcoming horror film from Pontypool director Bruce McDonald, has just launched a filmmaking competition with a rather cool grand prize: the winning entry will be a part of McDonald’s new movie.
“One of my first films was a super-8 zombie feature I shot in high school on my grandfather’s camera,” says McDonald. “OUR GLORIOUS DEAD premiered in the school cafeteria to a raucous audience. We want to be that cafeteria for some of today’s filmmakers and horror fans of all ages.”
Hit the jump for a video from the director and a press release that will explain things a little more thoroughly. For more details and to enter, head over to the official Hellions website. Good luck!
The 24th edition of Little Terrors, a monthly showcase of short horror films co-presented by Rue Morgue and production company Unstable Ground, is coming up Wednesday, January 29 at Magic Lantern Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street, Toronto). Enjoy two full hours of the craziest, goriest, most disturbing and off-the-wall short films the genre has to offer. The 18+ event starts at 9 p.m.
The theme of January’s program is “Vicious Cycle.”* Half of the 24th edition’s line-up comes from local filmmakers in the form of encore screenings of shorts that played at the 2013 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Read on for the full lineup…
We’re proud to announce our very first wave of guests for the Festival of Fear Vancouver, coming up this April in, wait for it, Vancouver! We’ll have many guest announcements in the coming weeks, but we’re starting big with ROBERT ENGLUND (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Behind the Mask), BRUCE CAMPBELL (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness) and THE SOSKA TWINS (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk).
The Festival of Fear Vancouver goes down April l8-20 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Watch this space for more announcements, and check out the official website for details.
[Many of the films featured at Fantastic Fest 2013 will be making their way to theatres, VOD, home video, and other film festivals throughout 2014. RM contributor Michele Galgana offers a list of five films to watch for.]
Top Five Horror Films of Fantastic Fest 2013
By Michele Galgana
Fantastic Fest is one of the world’s best genre film festivals, and the 2013 edition did not disappoint. Founded by Alamo Drafthouse owner Tim League, the festival prides itself on finding the weirdest, roughest, strangest films around. Last year’s edition wrapped in September and offered brilliant, genre-bending films such as Blue Ruin, Why Don’t You Play in Hell, Cheap Thrills, Grand Piano, and Big Bad Wolves. For those of you who like your scares a little more straightforward, here’s a sampling of 2013 Fantastic Fest horror films you can look forward to in 2014.
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