Festival of Fear
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.
For over two years, Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground have been running LITTLE TERRORS in Toronto, unleashing more than 200 insane genre short films on unsuspecting audiences. (More details here and here.)
This year Little Terrors is hitting the FESTIVAL OF FEAR in a big way: two entirely separate programs of horror short highlights from the second year of programming. That’s four hours of crazy, including sneak previews of two never-before-seen films, and Q&A sessions with selected guests…
There truly is no rest for the wicked. Just a few weeks after the 10th annual Festival of Fear winds down in Toronto, the Rue Crew will take its show on the road. Join us September 28-29 for the FESTIVAL OF FEAR EDMONTON, in partnership with the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo! RM Editor-in-Chief Dave Alexander and Managing Editor Monica S. Kuebler will be manning/womanning the RM booth, with guests Robert Englund, Julian Richings, Nat Jones and more in tow…
We’re pleased to announce that STEVEN YEUN will join his Walking Dead co-stars Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus and Laurie Holden at the 10th annual Festival of Fear, going down August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre! For the full guest lineup and a sneak peek of this year’s panels and other horror attractions, check out the Festival of Fear website and be sure to like the official Facebook page.
Rue Morgue’s monthly CineMacabre Movie Night series presents a rare 35mm print screening of the 1989 horror classic THE ’BURBS, with director JOE DANTE in attendance! Thursday, August 22 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. West.) 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Advance tix are available from the Rue Morgue booth at the Festival of Fear. You can also buy advance tickets online here. (Please note, if you buy tix online, you must present a PRINTED COPY OF YOUR CONFIRMATION E-MAIL in order to pick up your tickets at the venue. No tickets will be issued without a printed confirmation.)
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