Montreal-based pop star (and horror fan) Karl Wolf walked the red carpet a the Toronto premiere of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Monday night, and the DLB asked him about vampires, werewolves and horror on behalf of Rue Morgue Magazine.
Archive for June, 2010
THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
Starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Directed by David Slade
Written by Melissa Rosenberg
The fact that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse makes me want to see the next instalment, Breaking Dawn, fascinates me. It’s horrified some of my Facebook friends, who don’t believe me when I say Eclipse is a good movie.
Let me repeat that: Eclipse is a good movie.
Assuming the G20 doesn’t delay the proceedings, the sick minds of London, ON’s Vagrancy Films should be heading down the 401 tomorrow to screen the warped cult classic Dr. Butcher MD (a.k.a. Zombie Holocaust) at the Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue). Showtime is 9:30 pm, and of course the vagrants from Vagrancy will be showing a whack of trashy trailers in advance of the main event.
Regarding the main event:
“We are ticked pink (and I mean PINK) to be bringing our bag of cinematic tricks and tomfoolery down the 401 to the brand new TORONTO UNDERGROUND CINEMA. Vagrancy Films is coming VERY prepared packing two big old rusty cans of Butcher bliss and some incredible new 35mm barfy bits to liven up your pre-show experience. We guarantee your evening with this homicidal killer will be either life changing or life scarring !!
Peter Chandler and Dr. Lori Ridgeway come across a gruesome flesh-eating cult in New York. Determined to uncover the origins of this mad corruption, they set out on an expedition to the primitive island of Keto. The two are soon trapped in the wilderness, surrounded by a tribe of cannibals and the insane scientist, Dr. Obrero. The doctor captures Chandler, and prepares him for a series of experiments designed to bring about the end of human mortality. In turn, Lori is captured by the murderous tribe and subjected to their bizarre rituals. In the tradition of the classic film, Zombie, Ian McCulloch reprises his role of a New Yorker faced with primal horror. Italian gore schlock cheese don’t come any finer – THE ULTIMATE DATE MOVIE.”
See you there!
Despite his busy schedule. former Rue Morgue writer and current Fangoria editor Chris Alexander continues to put on his Film School Confidential events at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema. Twice a month, Alexander screens a cult film, often one otherwise critically reviled or underappreciated by both critics and audiences. John Carpenter’s 2001 effort Ghosts of Mars certainly falls into both those categories. Described by Alexander as a “berserk amalgam of 3:10 TO YUMA, RIO BRAVO, Carpenter’s own ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, DAWN OF THE DEAD and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES,” GOM will get a long overdue critical reappraisal tonight, June 23rd, at The Bloor.
DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)
Starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone
Directed by Paul Bartel
Written by Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith
Well, the year 2000 could have happened like that. That was my reaction watching Death Race 2000, the Paul Bartel-directed 1975 cult classic that posited a year 2000 where the citizens of a fascist America are kept entertained and pacified by the Death Race, a cross-country dash from New York to New Los Angeles where drivers get points not only for who gets there first but how many pedestrians they kill along the way.
Okay, last night’s True Blood? Pretty amazing. From Bill dispatching multiple vampires to Eric’s SS flashback, each plot line got pushed forward. Wondering who the season’s big bad will be, though.
Best line of dialogue: “I need to drain the second course.” Priceless.
For those with a craving for a little more Bon Temps in the six more days until Episode 3, we suggest checking out Snoop Dogg’s tribute to Ms. Stackhouse, “Oh Sookie.” He makes a good case for himself, suggesting that he’s “the dog that won’t bite.”
Or, as Snoop says, “Come play on my team / We’ll do it in the daytime / Bill won’t know a thing.”
There’s not a lot of scary bands playing Toronto’s NXNE festival this weekend, but New York artists Zola Jesus is carrying the torch lit by the likes of Siouxsie Sioux and PJ Harvey. Here she is performing live at The Garrison: