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Festival of Fear
Toronto ComiCon opens tomorrow at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre and The Rue Crew will be there to peddle its wares. T-shirts, prints, our Top 200 Alternative Horror Films Guide and more back issues than you can shake a bloody stick at.
As we inch closer to our return to The West Coast in April, Rue Morgue is proud to announce the addition of Steven Yuen (The Walking Dead’s Glenn) to the ever growing line-up for this year’s Festival of Fear Vancouver!.
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.
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.
If you missed Joe Dante’s Q&A from the 2013 Festival of Fear, the good news is we recorded it. The bad news is, the audio’s a bit wonky.
It’s just on the wrong side of being acceptable enough for the Rue Morgue Podcast but it’s still very listenable. So I’m uploading it anyway because it’s Joe Dante and he’s awesome and it’s a great interview!
Moderated by Rue Morgue’s Dave Alexander, Joe discusses upon all sorts of juicy bits and bobs, from his early fascination with Saturday afternoon matinees and Famous Monsters of Filmland to working with the likes of Roger Corman, Rob Bottin and Bruce Dern to making movies like Piranha, The Howling, The Twilight Zone, The ‘Burbs, Amazon Women on the Moon, The Hole and of course, Gremlins.
Actual studio exec dialogue as revealed by Mr. Dante in this Q&A:
Exec: These GREMLINS are so disgusting. They blow their nose on the curtains. And do we need to have so many of them?
Spielberg: Well, we could cut them all out and call the movie, PEOPLE!
…and we want you!
The 10th annual FESTIVAL OF FEAR kicks off tomorrow (Thursday, August 22), and we’d like to see it through your bloodshot eyes – or, more accurately, through your camera lens. Tag your Festival of Fear/Fan Expo Instagram photos with hashtag #ruemorguemagazine. We’ll select the best pics and re-post ’em on the official Rue Morgue Facebook page! Get your funky filter game on and show us how it’s done.
Starting this month, Rue Morgue will present THESE BONES SHALL RISE, an exhibit of haunted photography by renowned ghost hunter/RM correspondent FABIEN DELAGE. You can meet Fabien and see a preview of his eerie images in a special showcase at the FESTIVAL OF FEAR August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, then join us for the full show launch on Thursday, August 29 from 6-10 p.m. at Metropolis Factory (50 Edwin Ave.). The show runs through September 29; see the official Facebook event page for more information.
Unfortunately, we’ve got a bit of bad news: We’ve received confirmation that JEFFREY COMBS has had to cancel his appearance at the Festival of Fear this year, due to an unexpected last-minute commitment. Happily, the rest of the guests for the Re-Animator and From Beyond reunion panels (BARBARA CRAMPTON, BRUCE ABBOTT, KEN FOREE and CHARLES BAND) are still on the schedule!
Since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness (MM) program, we’ve blackmailed – er, I mean, invited MM programmer COLIN GEDDES to host our special PHANTASM II screening featuring a Q&A session with director DON COSCARELLI!
Join us for this very special Rue Morgue/TIFF co-presentation on Saturday, August 24 at 9:30 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West.) Tickets are $15, and we suggest you score them in advance here…
Only three more sleeps till the 10th annual RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR! The four-day event, which kicks off this Thursday, August 22, will feature non-stop panels, signings, screenings and Q&As, including a sneak preview of DARKNET, an experimental horror anthology series coming next month from Copperheart Entertainment and Canada’s Super Channel.
The first season of Darknet will feature episodes directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice) and Rue Morgue’s own Rodrigo Gudiño (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh). Join us on Saturday, August 24 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 703 at the Festival of Fear (Metro Toronto Convention Centre) for the Darknet panel, featuring producers/directors Vincenzo Natali and Steven Hoban, director Rodrigo Gudiño, and cast members David Hewlett and Michelle Alexander. You’ll also get to see a sneak peek of the first Darknet trailer.