Rue Morgue Podcast
It’s the inaugural broadcast from The Rue Morgue Vault of Horror! And we couldn’t have picked a more suitable subject for our maiden voyage than Mr. Don Coscarelli, director of cult favourites Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep and most recently, John Dies At The End, currently available on home video in the highly popular DVD and Blu-ray formats.
Also, joining Don and Feedback in the Vault is none other than Rue Morgue’s Editor in Chief, Dave Alexander along with everyone’s favourite electronic terrorist, the irrepressible Winston The Homicidal Computer.
And we have a new contest as well! A chance to win either a Vinyl or CD copy of Orgasmo Sonore’s Revisiting Obscure Film Music Volume Two.
Back in 2009, we interviewed Mr. Harryhausen about his book A Century of Stop Motion Animation: From Melies to Aardman (co-authored with Tony Dalton) and ran excerpts on a Rue Morgue Radio tribute show. But on this episode, we’re proud to bring you the complete interview with this incredibly influential filmmaker and special effects genius.
Rest In Peace, Ray. So long and thanks for all the misunderstood creatures!
The Q&A was hosted by Rue Morgue’s editor in chief, Dave Alexander.
p.s. Thanks to James King from the Lightbox for recording this for the podcast.
On this episode, we’re delighted to bring you a Q&A with the gorgeous Rose McGowan recorded at the 2012 Festival of Fear in Toronto. Ms. McGowan is best known to horror fans for her roles in Death Proof, Planet Terror, Scream and the television series Charmed.
The Q&A was moderated by Cynthia Loyst from The Space Channel.
p.s. Thanks to Andrea Subissati from The Faculty of Horror for recording this for the podcast.
On this episode of Post Apocalypse, Feedback and Lance read some listener mail and review the Jeff Leroy low fidelity, high concept sci-fi horror epic Rat Scratch Fever (as featured in Lance’s Last Rites column from Rue Morgue #126).
And on behalf of all of us involved with The Rue Morgue Podcast, I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. We came in second place in the multimedia category behind the YouTube series Fright Bytes.
Honorable mentions also went to The Projection Booth podcast and Tomb Dragomir’s very own Tomb TV!
And while we strongly appreciate your support, unfortunately, second place wasn’t good enough to thwart the inevitable video atrocities that will ensue when I’m forced to film Lance Chance Lance serenading his ferrets with Build Me Up Buttercup (with Kayvon Zahedi providing back-up vocals).
It wouldn’t be much of a threat if we weren’t willing to execute it, right?
But congrats to all the winners and nominess, especially Rue Morgue (Best Magazine) and John Bowen (Best Column) for their respective wins!
You can see all the winners (and runners-up) here:
Rue Morgue has been nominated in the following categories:
Best Independent Film (The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh)
Best Article (Two Nominees)
Best Magazine Column (It Came From Bowen’s Basement)
Best Themed Issue (Rue Morgue 127 – Universal Monsters)
Best Magazine Cover (Rue Morgue 127 – Universal Monsters)
Best Convention (Festival of Fear)
& Best Horror Multimedia (The Rue Morgue Podcast)
To vote, copy and paste the ballot available online at www.rondoaward.com then send your picks to email@example.com (make sure to include your name.) You don’t have to vote in every category either.
Voting ends at midnight on April 7th!
Shortly before the release of his narrative feature debut, I recorded a fun little chat with filmmaker Sascha Gervasi who made the remarkable leap from making the Anvil doc to directing Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren in Hitchcock, the biopic about the making of Psycho.
If you’re a regular listener to this show, you’ve probably heard Lance and I rave about this flick. But on this episode, we also get into Sascha’s amazing story about his life-changing encounter with the late, diminutive French actor Herve Villechaize (of Fantasy Island and The Man With The Golden Gun fame). It’s an incredible tale you have to hear to believe!
And if you’re interested in checking out my interview with the Anvil fellas, you can download it here:
p.s. And don’t forget to vote for The Rue Morgue Podcast in the 11th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.
Ted Kotcheff’s 1971 Ozploitation masterpiece Wake In Fright begins its theatrical run at the Tiff Lightbox on Friday, March 29th!
And the good news? Rue Morgue Magazine, The Rue Morgue Podcast & The Mortuary have five ‘run of engagement’ double passes to give out (the passes are good for any of the screenings at the Lightbox.)
This is a film that demands to be seen on the big screen!
To enter, visit The Mortuary and simply tell us your favourite Ozploitation flick. We’ll pick the winners by random on Thursday afternoon.