Like many fans of their feminist rape revenge indie American Mary, I was a bit blindsided by news that the next movie coming from the Soska Sisters was a sequel to the 2006 WWE Studios produced slasher flick starring champion wrestler Glenn Jacobs, a.k.a. Kane.
And given how quickly it rolled before cameras (the entire film was shot in just 15 days in October), I assumed it was more or less a ‘director for hire’ paycheque type gig for the filmmakers. Or who knows? Maybe they were actually long time wrestling fans and this was one of their dream projects?
Either way, I had to find out. So I reached out to the Twisted Twins with just one question:
RUE MORGUE PODCAST: See No Evil 2? What the fuck?!!!
On November the 9th & 10th, IMATS invaded the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. Stuart Feedback Andrews, host of The Rue Morgue Podcast, was on hand with his trusty Canon Powershot to amass a ton of photographic evidence.
So for your voyeuristic delight, here’s some of the juiciest highlights of the weekend.
Rue Morgue contributors Mike Beardsall and Jessa Sobczuk review a pair of selections from Toronto After Dark Film Festival.
Willow Creek (USA)
Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait
Jim (Bryce Johnson) and his girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore) have traveled to the small town of Willow Creek, California – a quaint little tourist trap that happens to be the closest piece of civilization to the spot where the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film was shot in October 1967. Jim is filming his own documentary about the beast; ignoring warnings from some of the locals, the couple make the long trek into the woods with the hope of catching a glimpse of the famous cryptid. Jim and Kelly soon get more than they bargained for when they discover they might not be alone in the deep California wilderness.
As a big fan of his movies, I was thrilled to chat with comedian turned director Bobcat Goldthwait (World’s Greatest Dad, God Bless America) about his latest project, the Bigfoot found footage flick, Willow Creek.
Willow Creek screens Thursday, Oct. 24th at 7 p.m. at The Toronto After Dark Film Festival, co-presented by Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre monthly screening series. Bobcat will be in attendance for a Q&A.
Special thanks to Fantasia’s Mitch Davis for hooking me up with the interview and to Chris Sillers from Apple Inc. for giving us permission to run it on the podcast.
John Alan Simon was one of the men responsible for resurrecting The Wicker Man following its doomed 1973 release. With his distribution company Abraxas, Simon and partner Sterling Smith reissued the film in the United States in 1979 where it quickly found an appreciative audience and generated much of the critical acclaim it enjoys today.
Simon is also the director of the upcoming Philip K. Dick adaptation, Radio Free Albemuth which will be self distributed thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign: https://www.facebook.com/rfamovie.
Since this episode was recorded, Mr. Hardy revealed to fans that a more complete print of The Wicker Man was located and that Studio Canal would be releasing a restored, ‘Final Cut’ version of the film.
New York-based distributor Rialto Pictures has announced a U.S. release of THE WICKER MAN – FINAL CUT. Rialto will roll out the restored version beginning September 27 at IFC Center, New York City, with runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, and other cities throughout the fall.
Here’s the trailer for the newly restored version.
Keep an eye on the Rue Morgue Podcast Facebook page for more updates:
Back in 2009, the beautiful and talented Ms. Black dropped by the Rue Morgue Studio of Homicidal Fetish Dolls to talk about her one woman show, My Life For A Song which she performed for two nights in Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel.
Excerpts of the interview ran on Rue Morgue Radio back in the day but for the first time, here’s the full length version, never before heard in its entirety.
Ms. Black’s visit to Rue Morgue Radio ranks easily in my top ten outstanding radio misadventures to date.
:- Sir Arthur The Scottish Warrior.
On this installment, Feedback, Lance & everyone’s favourite learning computer Winston spin more tracks selected by listeners in response to the Orgasmo Sonore contest from Episode 117: GOD IS DEAD:
On this episode, Jen and Sylvia Soska discuss how the collaborative process works between them and how they cast their films. They also offer advice on how to develop and finance an independent horror film.
Plus – we get a major scoop on the actor they’re trying to wrangle into their NEXT feature film project.
American Mary stars Katherine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps) and is available on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada.