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Dave Alexander was imported from Deadmonton, Alberta in 2005 to become Rue Morgue''s Managing Editor. A film studies grad, award-winning short film-maker and former Editor-in-Chief of the University of Alberta student paper, he co-programs CineMacabre movie nights, and works on scripts in his spare time.
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Once again, Rue Morgue is teaming up with Netflix Canada to curate a list of horror titles on the service that l’il old me, the Editor-in-Chief, has chosen (note: these are on the Canadian Netflix). I’ll be doing interviews about the films, horror movies in general and Rue Morgue in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Hit the jump for the list; I went with titles that represent a mix of old, new, mainstream and more obscure. Among the titles below, The Loved Ones, The Walking Dead, The Omen, The Blair Witch Project, Pumpkinhead, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Fly have appeared on the cover of Rue Morgue. As always, I’m excited to talk about some under-the-radar titles, some classics that deserve another look and even a few fave mainstream picks. Here’s the list; hope you find something on there worth a look.
One of the things we love about Alice Cooper is that he’s a genuine horror geek with a big love for a lot of ghoulish stuff. That includes the original Dark Shadows. He was so excited to be in Tim Burton’s remake that he invited us to ring him up to talk about the show, his role in the film and vampires in general. Here’s what The Coop’ had to say…
Our web savvy Intern, Patrick Dolan, has whipped up a might fine Roadkill for y’all. Enjoy…
Shining fans, if you’ve ever wondered what the story was behind the pin-ups in Dick Halloran’s apartment, where you can get your hands on some reversible “redrum” jewelry, or what a Jack Torrance novella might look like, well, allow me to welcome you to The Overlook Hotel.
James Fisher’s playfully creepy Squid Lid has a gig coming up May 4 in Toronto, called The Deep Sea Maskerade Party, and if there’s one thing this outfit knows, it’s masks. Just check out the footage of Squid Lid performing “The Nibbler” at its last Halloween show.
Is it just a coincidence that he’s a Carpenter and his initials are JC? Rue Morgue is proud to announce John Carpenter as a guest at the 2012 Festival of Fear (Metro Toronto Convention Centre, August 23 – 26).
The Canadian Film Festival, which runs March 28-31, here in Toronto, has three features for genre fans in the line-up, plus a horror-themed panel lined up.
The films: The Unleashed, A Little Bit Zombie and Below Zero. The schedule is up here, and I’ve posted trailers below.
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is the little Canuck horror comedy that could. The Winnipeg-shot show about a group of high school kids confronting an ongoing assortment of curses, demons, monsters and general monstrosities that invade their hallowed halls is as hilarious as it is gory. We love Todd, from its hoser horror tone, to its gonzo practical effects, to Jason Mewes as the janitor, to the killer artwork that our own Justin did for it (pictured).
Next weekend, March 10/11, the Toronto March ComicCon show happens at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Though smaller (and also less expensive!) than the Fan Expo in August, which features the Festival of Fear, there’s still horror fun to be had.
Here’s a rundown of the stuff I programmed:
Hobos, Shotguns and Grindhouse Insanity: a conversation with Jason Eisener
Saturday, 12p.m, 801B, hosted by the Gore-met.
Monica’s Burning Effigy Press just scooped up two Bram Stoker Award nominations!
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