[Shawn Macomber ventured into Lair of the Minotaur territory and came back, well, sloshed. Read on for Shawn's interview...]
Here’s something that would probably make good fodder for the renovation-obsessed producers over at HGTV if their viewership could stand a bit of exploitation chic and a whole lot more viscera: Gore-festooned sludge thrashers Lair of the Minotaur recently added a brewery onto the infernal retreat — which means you can now enjoy the band’s ferocious tenth anniversary EP Godslayer along with a bottle (or twelve) of its signature Evil Power Imperial Pilsner.
Lair guitarist/vocalist Steve Rathbone and drummer Chris Wozniak were kind enough to discuss the Minotaur’s mead with Rue Morgue for the following Sinister Seven…
For horror fans looking forward to the upcoming release of the PS4 console, there was good news from E3 yesterday evening. During their press conference Sony unveiled the debut trailer for the upcoming PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886, a Steampunk horror adventure sure to peak the interest of Gothic horror and Victorian Sci-fi enthusiasts.
Of particular interest to horror fans (apart from footage of the new Plants vs. Zombie game), the Microsoft press conference which announced a new installment to the Dead Rising franchise, to be released this fall exclusively for the Xbox One.
We caught up with them at Nocturne at 550 Queen Street West to discuss their latest feature American Mary.
American Mary hits DVD and Blu-ray on June 18th courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada.
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RM art columnist Ghoulish Gary Pullin has kept the internet awesome lately with the Mondo drop of his White Zombie print and our very own reveal of his Re-Animator LP art for Waxwork Records’ upcoming reissue of the film’s score. Yet another Ghoulish Gary creation hit the net this weekend: this extremely cool poster for the Irish horror-comedy Grabbers (coming next month from IFC Midnight).
Click on through to see Gary’s awesome poster, then scroll down for the latest Grabbers trailer, courtesy of IGN.
The much-anticipated final band listing has been announced for Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival, a four day metal and horror film fest which will take place in Central Texas this October.
GWAR, Goblin and Down are among the headlining bands, along with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Pig Destroyer and Chris Vrenna. Anselmo says in the press release, “For a cat like myself, bringing in all of these killer bands to play the Housecore Horror Film Festival is nothing but pure pleasure…I feel like we’ve compiled an extremely versatile line-up of established acts, as well as some killer up-and-comers…As for what bands I’m most excited about? I don’t need to call out specific bands, just look at the list yourself and get pumped!”
When I started researching for my book, The Beast of Boggy Creek, the first place I visited was the Monster Mart in Fouke, Arkansas. At the time, the Monster Mart was an unassuming little convenience store that only hinted at the town’s big legend. The outside of the store did have a small mural of the creature (made famous by the movie The Legend of Boggy Creek), but the inside merely offered a cheerless curio case and a few old newspaper clippings tacked to bulletin board near the front door. It was better than nothing, but all in all, a rather disappointing display of memorabilia and crude merchandise that, to me, seemed unworthy of the town’s intriguing history.
Since the release of my book, however, there have been some major changes which have elevated the historical recognition of the legend and the curb appeal of the Monster Mart itself.
Todd McFarlane, co-founder of Image Comics, creator of the best-selling Spawn series, and founder of McFarlane Toys, will appear at this year’s Festival of Fear! For his first-ever Fan Expo appearance, Todd joins an ever-growing lineup of horror royalty that includes Joe Dante, Don Coscarelli, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Nathan Fillion, the Soska Sisters, and many more.
The Festival of Fear goes down August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets are already on sale! We still have many more guests and events to announce, so keep an eye on this space and the official Festival of Fear Facebook page for updates.
Donna Davies’ 2011 documentary, Nightmare Factory will be playing Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival, Friday June 21. The 10:30PM screening will take place at The Carlton Cinema and will be followed by a Q and A with the Davies in attendance.
The doc features an in-depth look at Greg Nicotero, co-executive producer and special make-up effects designer on AMC’s The Walking Dead, and his career since quitting med school in 1989 and heading off to Hollywood.