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It’s November, again. That means in Germany it’s time for another fabulous Weekend of Horrors! This is the conventions second year at the industrial Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany, presented by organizer Thomas Hartz. Scroll below to see Europe’s largest assemblage of actors, filmmakers, memorabilia vendors, and horror enthusiasts.
Saturday, October 18th, Chicago’s Terror In The Aisles presents THE MASSACRE, 24-Hours-Of-Horror-Movie-Madness! A marathon of feature films, short films, vintage trailers, vendors, prizes & surprises.
Weekend of Horrors and Rue Morgue Magazine are giving away a pair of weekend pass tickets to one lucky fan at Rue Morgue Deutschland for Weekend of Horrors 2014 (November 14th – 16th) at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany!
Today, Pseudopod, the world’s largest horror podcast, will be celebrating it’s 400th episode. To commemorate this momentous occasion they’ll be gracing us with a special reading of the Nebula Award winning short story, “The Screwfly Solution.” The story, set in a world where women are being mass-murdered in the name of bringing men closer to God, was written by renowned Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee, Alice Hastings Bradley who wrote under the pseudonym James Tiptree, Jr.. A contemporary of Harlan Ellison and John W. Campbell, Bradley’s life in and of itself is a testament to modern day feminism: In her time, not only had Bradley’s narrative managed to fool most of her fellow writers and critics into believing she was a man, but she was also a Phd, an air force major, and even worked for a few years with the CIA.
As the largest entertainment expo/convention in North America, if not the world, San Diego Comic-Con has a little bit for all the colours of the nerd rainbow. And horror is duly represented this year. Rue Morgue will be visiting this year’s show (all in the name of journalism, of course) but for now, we’re going to tease out what you can expect to see at this year’s geek gathering. First up: a panel and discussion on the life and times of Eiji Tsuburaya, the father of the “kaiju” film