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Rue Morgue Cinema
On this installment, Aaron Poole, the star of Rue Morgue Cinema’s first feature film discusses the challenge of being the primary actor on a highly technical shoot with a ton of elaborately staged steadicam manoeuvres.
This is a great little chat with Mr. Poole who articulates his craft very well.
We’re happy to announce that Rue Morgue Cinema’s new Spanish-language horror film EL ARBOL DEL OLVIDO (THE TREE OF OBLIVION) will be featured at Fantastic Fest’s Fantastic Market/Mercado Fantastico.
RM founder Rodrigo Gudiño (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh) is one of sixteen filmmakers whose projects have been selected for the market’s inaugural edition, which runs Sept. 19-21 in Austin, Texas (the first three days of Fantastic Fest). The film is being produced by Marco Pecota & Lilia Deschamps, of Rue Morgue Cinema & Someone at the Door Productions. Here’s a bit about the project, courtesy of the Fantastic Market website…
On this installment of the Production Diaries, we point the lens at the writer & director of THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, Mr. Rodrigo Gudiño.
The man behind the Rue Morgue empire comes clean on his penchant for ‘religious horror,’ his inspiration for the movie and the current status of his ‘long in the works’ splatter Western CUT THROAT’S NINE.
To celebrate the home video release of Rue Morgue Cinema’s debut feature, we’re re-issuing The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh Production Diaries (including a couple of ‘never before seen’ installments).
Stuart Feedback Andrews, host of the Rue Morgue Podcast, spent many hours on set documenting the production in close detail. Collectively, all 13 episodes present an intimate view of the trials and tribulations of creating an independent horror film on a tight shooting schedule. Many of the episodes highlight lesser-known members of the crew who rarely get showcased in such ‘behind the scenes’ featurettes.
Episode One introduces us to the inimitable Dale MacLean, the 1st Assistant Director and one of the most crucial members of the team.
Rue Morgue Cinema’s flagship feature, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, will haunt repertory cinemas across Canada in July and August. You can catch the film on the big screen at Ottawa’s Mayfair Theatre, Kitchener’s Waterloo Princess Cinemas and Winnipeg’s Cinematheque this summer; click through for more info!
Next month is a milestone for Rue Morgue: our first feature film, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, hits DVD July 30. It’s been a remarkable journey, and we hope you’ll join us behind the scenes for writer/director/RM president Rodrigo Gudiño’s first-hand account of how – and why – he made it. And since travelers beyond the pale never come back alone, we’ve invited a few other restless spirits to haunt the pages of our July issue: actress Claire Bloom looks back on 50 years of THE HAUNTING, James Wan and Patrick Wilson raise the dead with THE CONJURING, and renowned morbid adventurer Paul Koudounaris takes you on a guided tour of the burial caves of Central Luzon. ON STANDS JULY 1! Also available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, PC and Mac for only $4.99 an issue.
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Rue Morgue is giving away three pairs of double passes to see THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH in Cineplex theatres across Canada this Thursday, May 9! Check out our official Facebook page for details. (Contest open only to Canadian residents.)
Rue Morgue Cinema’s flagship feature is hitting theatres this week as part of Raven Banner Entertainment‘s Sinister Cinema screening series. Twenty-five theatres across Canada will screen Rodrigo Gudiño’s debut feature, which stars Aaron Poole and Academy Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave. Check out the trailer below, and go here for participating theatres, showtimes, etc.
We’re biased, of course, but we think you’ll like Rodrigo’s movie. It’s racked up a number of awards across the festival circuit, not to mention accolades from some of the top names in horror…
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, the first feature from Rue Morgue Cinema, will be screening as part of the 14th Annual KESWICK FILM FESTIVAL in England (Feb 21-24) and at Scotland’s DEAD BY DAWN 20th Anniversary event (April 25-28). Seven more dates will be announced soon…
These last few days have been good ones for Rue Morgue head ghoul Rodrigo Gudiño, who’s been touring Europe with Rue Morgue Cinema’s first feature film. The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh took the Audience Jury Prize at the 16th Annual Siena Film Festival before going on to a packed-house screening at the 45th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalunya, where Rodrigo, who wrote and directed the film, also participated in the Icons of Terror panel with legendary director Lamberto Bava (Demons, Demons 2) and Italian horror maestro Federico Zampaglione (Shadows). The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh also saw successful screenings in Tel-Aviv for the Israeli International Film Festival and Colorado at the Telluride Horror Show.