April Snellings

April Snellings 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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Doug Jones and Kyra Schon to appear at Chicago’s Sci-Fi Spectacular

on April 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

There’ll be plenty of horror on hand at Chicago’s SCI-FI SPECTACULAR, coming up this Saturday, April 12 at the Patio Theater. Besides an incredible lineup of films, including Godzilla vs. King Kong, Pan’s Labyrinth, the original Night of the Living Dead and Argento’s Phenomena, the event will feature appearances by a couple of very special guests. Read on for more info!

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Ninth Circle, Sinister Seven

Sinister Seven: Dark Regions Press publisher Chris Morey on Clive Barker’s “The Midnight Meat Train”

on March 31, 2014 | Leave a comment

Poor Chris Morey – here he is, an innocent publisher in the throes of one of the biggest projects to roll out of his Dark Regions Press this year, and he’s stuck in a dark room with no food or water until he coughs up answers to Rue Morgue’s Sinister Seven. The topic: Dark Regions’ upcoming release of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition.

Serves him right for hanging out with horror journalists.

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Audio Drome, Horror News

Exclusive details and images for Waxwork Records’ Creepshow vinyl

on March 27, 2014 | 8 Comments

If you’re a vinyl collector and a horror fan, you’ve probably been keeping track of the fantastic stuff that’s been coming from Waxwork Records over the past few months. If you haven’t, now’s the time to start: April 1 marks the start of pre-orders for the label’s upcoming release of John Harrison’s classic CREEPSHOW score! Hit the jump for all the details and some exclusive images…

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Audio Drome

Live music review: Skinny Puppy at Toronto’s Sound Academy

on February 24, 2014 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue contributor Liisa Ladouceur checks in with a review of Skinny Puppy’s recent show at Toronto’s Sound Academy.

Skinny Puppy
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.

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Cinemacabre

Little Terrors 25 coming up Wednesday

on February 21, 2014 | Leave a comment

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…

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Horror News

Gory new slice of claymation from Trent Shy

on February 3, 2014 | Leave a comment

Check out this rad new claymation promo for Charleston, South Carolina’s Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, courtesy of animator Trent Shy

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Horror News, Monstro Bizarro

Your very own Beast of Boggy Creek

on January 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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Audio Drome

So Sick Social Club are “Planning a Murder”

on January 29, 2014 | Leave a comment

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.

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Festival of Fear

Tristan Risk joins Festival of Fear Vancouver lineup

on January 29, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Cinemacabre, Horror News, News and Events

Filmmakers: Be a part of Bruce McDonald’s new movie

on January 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

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!

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