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Join Us For This Month’s CineMacabre: The Loved Ones

on May 1, 2012 | 3 Comments

Keen Toronto-area horror fans know every third Thursday of the month is Rue Morgue‘s Cinemacabre Movie Night and this month, we’re please to present a 35mm screening of Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones. Join us Thursday, May 17 @ 9:30 p.m. at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave., just north of Queen St.) for one of the best modern Australian genre films – a bonkers mix of Carrie, Misery, May, ’80s teen movies and torture porn violence… with some truly mental twists and turns!

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on March 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Okay, I know…it’s advertised right in our newsy slideshow at the top of the page, but I I want to make absolutely certain that you’re aware of our Cinemacabre Movie Night this week as it’s a personal favourite.

Join us for a film so controversial that it took twelve years to get an official release in North America: Kinji Fukasaku’s BATTLE ROYALE, this Thursday, March 15 @ 9:30 p.m. at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue – Toronto). The set-up? Over 40 uniformed school kids are dumped on an island with only a colourful arsenal of weaponry, and are ordered to fight each other to the death. Yeah. It’s killer. If you’ve never seen it, don’t soil the sheets by missing out. If you’ve seen it before, well, you’ve never seen it like this, smart guy. This here’s the Extended Director’s Cut, see?

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on February 13, 2012 | Leave a comment

In honour of Women in Horror Month, this month’s CineMacabre Movie Night is a 35mm presentation of Amy Holden Jones’ SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE – THIS THURSDAY, February 16 @ 9:30 p.m. at The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue – Toronto). Written by acclaimed feminist author Rita Mae Brown, the classic ’80s splat flick both follows the rules of the subgenre and parodies them as a killer with a huge, phallic drill stalks a group of nubile young women heaving a sleepover.

One night only! Killer prizes! Plus, a discussion of the film with director Amy Holden Jones via Skype!

Sponsored by Exclaim.ca, Eyesore Cinema and My Big Fat Independent Movie Store.

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Maggot Invades Ontario!

on February 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

[The true originator of the "man cave," The Gore-met, lends a hand to some grossly overlooked gore films...]

magGot Films mastermind Michael Todd Schneider is slithering north of the 49th this week for two exclusive Canadian screenings of his brilliant ’70s exploitation homage, And Then I Helped.

This Friday, February 3, Horror in the Hammer will be presenting a double bill of And Then I Helped and Romario Sanchez’ Day Zero in Hamilton as part of their Fright Night series at the Staircase Café and Theatre (27 Dundurn Street N). Schneider and assorted magGots will be there for a post-screening Q+A. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Then on Sunday, February 5, Rue Morgue, Eyesore Cinema and Suspect Video present the return Toronto engagement of And Then I Helped at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue) at 7 p.m. Those who missed the world premiere of And Then I Helped at the 2010 Festival of Fear have a singular chance to correct that oversight. I will serve as host again, and the unpredictable but always entertaining Schneider will join me to fly in the face of good taste with you afterward.

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on January 16, 2012 | Leave a comment

CineMacabre Movie Nights are back THIS THURSDAY, January 19 @ 9:30 p.m. at The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue – Toronto) with a new twist on the zombie subgenre, Howard J. Ford and Jonathan Ford’s THE DEAD, presented by Rue Morgue and the Toronto Zombie Walk. Shot on location in Africa and in the tradition of George A. Romero, The Dead has been called “Night of the Living Dead reimagined as a Sergio Leone western. A knockout!” by The Village Voice.

One night only! Classic trailers! Killer prizes!

Sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment, Vagrancy Films, Exclaim.ca, Eyesore Cinema, My Big Fat Independent Movie Store, Rue Morgue Radio and the Toronto Zombie Walk.

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Join Us For The Fly in 35 Tonight!

on November 16, 2011 | Leave a comment

The 25th anniversary celebration of David Cronenberg’s The Fly we kicked off with last month’s 128-page Halloween issue continues with our 35 mm screening of the director’s most Cronenbergian film this Thursday, November 17 @ 9:30 p.m. at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue, just north of Queen St. W.)

ALSO JUST ANNOUNCED! Artist Jason Edmiston will be on hand tonight to sign posters of his Rue Morgue Halloween issue cover illustration of The Fly, and we’re also going to be blowing out a bunch of RM merch at half-price!

Join us for this legend of ’80s horror – a tragic, Toronto-shot romance starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis that’s dripping in Oscar-winning practical gore effects! One night only! Sponsored by Vagrancy Films, Exclaim.ca, Eyesore Cinema, and My Big Fat Independent Movie Store and Rue Morgue Radio. Watch the trailer now!

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on October 19, 2011 | Leave a comment

October’s CineMacabre is upon us, and holy paternal violation is it ever a sweet one. Well, maybe sickly sweet is a better description…

We’ve got the WORLD PREMIERE of Father’s Day — the exploitation explosion courtesy the Astron-6 film collective based out of Winnipeg — playing TONIGHT as part of the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, at the too-perfect venue of The Toronto Underground Cinema. More details here at the TADFF page.

Now, the term “exploitation explosion” gets used quite a bit, but it couldn’t be more appropriate here, as the film crams in so much violence, nudity, gore, sex, horror, chainsaws, demons, shotguns, outrageous dialogue, maple syrup, jaw-droppingly dangerous stunts and grindhouse references that you may need a Purell shower after watching it, just to feel clean again — that is, if you want to…

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Cinemacabre, News and Events


on September 14, 2011 | Leave a comment

Rue Morgue presents the Canadian premiere of Guillermo del Toro’s MIMIC: DIRECTOR’S CUT tomorrow night – Thursday, September 15 @ 9:30pm at CineMacabre’s new home, The Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave – Toronto) For the first time anywhere, see 1997’s MIMIC the way del Toro meant it to be – restored, extended and re-edited. A killer cast – including Mira Sorvino, Josh Brolin, and The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus – populate this sci-fi horror tale of mutant cockroaches in the sewers of Manhattan that can perfectly mimic humans… after they eat them! Also just announced: Guillermo del Toro himself will join us, along with Roger Clown, who played one of the creatures! Classic trailers! One ghastly prize-packed night only! Sponsored by Alliance Films, Exclaim.ca, Rue Morgue Radio, Eyesore Cinema and My Big Fat Independent Movie Store. Watch the trailer!

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Cinemacabre, News and Events

Get your first taste of Toronto After Dark

on September 1, 2011 | Leave a comment

The good folks at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival have rolled out their first wave of feature film selections for the festival’s sixth annual event, which will go down this October 20-27 at Toronto Underground Cinema.

This year’s line-up will include Monster Brawl, the horror/comedy smackdown that will serve as TAD’s Opening Night Gala; the world premiere of Troma Entertainment’s gooey serial killer yarn, Father’s Day; the American Civil War zombie flick Exit Humanity; the zomcom buddie movie Deadheads; the grim, post-apocalyptic thriller The Divide; the much buzzed-about sci-fi film Love; Redline, a seven-years-in-the-making Japanese animation spectacle; and The Theatre Bizarre, the new horror anthology you’ve been hearing about, well, everywhere.

Mind you, this list is just the tip of the bloody iceberg – you can look forward to a total of 17 new features this year, plus a short film program. There’s a ton of information over at the festival’s official site, including ticket prices and links to info about each film.

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Festival of Fear, News and Events

And We’re Off!

on August 25, 2011 | Leave a comment

The doors are a-open, people are a-milling, jazz music is a-blaring…turns out that’s our neighbour’s, Fort Fright, music of choice (more on them later). This year’s floor looks packed as ever with old and new faces. Plus we are conveniently right across from Suspect Video’s booth (come say hi!).

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