Well, it does. It even (sort of) says so in the press release:
“Imagine your life being torn apart and the very wiring of your brain being changed by a seemingly innocent prank. This is what happens when three teenage boys are terrorized by demon activity after a ‘dirty magazine’ is snuck into an overnight church event called a lock in. During the lock in, members of the youth group are ‘locked in’ the church to have fun, play games, and get to know one another. In spite of the youth pastor’s attempt to intervene, the boys must come to terms with the pornographic images themselves in order to be truly freed from the demon. …
Waxworks Records has released details on their upcoming Rosemary’s Baby vinyl, dropping January 28. Their presentation of Christopher Komeda’s score from Roman Polanski’s 1968 film sounds pretty spectacular; it’s been remixed and mastered for vinyl from the original analog master tapes, and features in-depth liner notes, unreleased production stills, and full package artwork by Jay Shaw. According to Waxwork’s press release, it’s the most comprehensive version of the film’s score so far, and a few lucky audiophiles will get a first-of-its-kind variant edition. Hit the jump for the details, courtesy of the press release.
Texas Frightmare Weekend has added three more guests to its 2014 lineup! Today’s announcement theme is The Walking Dead: cast members Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes) and Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) will appear at TFW 2014, May 2-4 in Dallas.
This Thursday marks the debut of the Black Museum Debate Club. For its maiden voyage, the club will ask four teams to square off and decide once and for all which Stephen King film adaptation is better than all the other Stephen King film adaptations. The event will be judged by Stuart Feedback Andrews, host of the Rue Morgue Podcast, and will feature Astron 6’s Steve Kostanski, horror artist and RM columnist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, RM Managing Editor Monica S. Kuebler, and more.
King of the Ring: Stephen King Movie Debate kicks off Thursday, November 7 at 8 p.m. at Big Picture Cinema – East (1035 Gerrard Steet East, Toronto). Check out the full press release for all the details…
RM contributors Mike Beardsall and Jessa Sobczuk weigh in on the Randolph Theatre’s production of Evil Dead: The Musical.
After its original production in 2003 and revival in 2007, Evil Dead: The Musical makes its return to Toronto this month at The Randolph Theatre.
Those of you familiar with the film series will already know how things play out. For the uninitiated, the story follows a group of five youths on their spring break vacation to an abandoned cabin in the woods. Things seem to be going well until they stumble upon a mysterious book known as the Necronomicon. Soon all hell breaks loose (quite literally), as one by one the teenagers become possessed by demons and it’s up to Ash Williams (Ryan Ward) to send them back to the fiery pit from whence they came.
Our friends at Texas Frightmare Weekend are celebrating Halloween with another guest announcement! Three new guests have joined TFW 2014, going down May 2-4 in Dallas: PHIL FONDACARO (Troll, Phantasm II, Land of the Dead), KEVIN VAN HENTENRYCK (the Basket Case trilogy), and JILL WHITLOW (Night of the Creeps).
Rue Morgue contributor Liisa Ladouceur checks in with a preview of Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Like Disneyland for the horror crowd, Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate playground for anyone interested in haunted attractions. If you live in California or Florida, where it’s been operating every Halloween for years, you already know this. If you don’t, well, the big-budget, high-concept event is well worth a special trip. Which is what I did this year, after hearing about it for far too long. I found in Hollywood more than just an amusement park spookified for the season, but practically a live theatre experience where horror comes to life. Halloween Horrors Nights happens in both Hollywood and Orlando until November 2. Here’s some of what you can expect.
Recently, veteran host Alasdair Stuart of Pseudopod (RMs #72 & #134) announced that Escape Artists, Inc. is currently in “serious financial trouble,” warning listeners that Pseudopod and its sister podcasts, Podcastle and Escape Pod, will shut down at the end of 2013 unless they receive the funds necessary to continue. Since its establishment in 2006, Pseudopod has published hundreds of horror-fiction podcasts, featuring authors such as Scott Sigler, AC Wise, Eugie Foster, and David Barr Kirtley. It also won a Parsec Award in 2009 for Best Speculative Fiction or Anthology Podcast. People who want to help can go to pseudopod.org and either click “Feed the Pod” to make a one-time donation, subscribe, or purchase archive discs (DVDs containing high-quality mp3 versions of the stories on the site.) New Subscribers, Subscribers, and anyone making a one-time donation of $50, before November 30th, will receive premium content flash stories in December.
Our friends at Texas Frightmare Weekend have given us the honour of unveiling the latest addition to next year’s show: a BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 15th anniversary reunion! (Or a 20th anniversary reunion, if you really want to get into the spirit of the thing.) Read on for details, courtesy of a press release unearthed by Rue Morgue under mysterious circumstances.