Archive for December, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MS. BARBARA STEELE!

Posted in Beauty, Festivals, Goth, History, Interviews, Movies, News, Rue Morgue, Sex, Tattoos, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Today is 73rd birthday of Barbara Steele, star of such horror classics as Black Sunday, The Pit & the Pendulum, the original Piranha and Nightmare Castle. Those of you unfamiliar with Ms. Steele, start with Black Sunday (1960), her only collaboration with Italian director Mario Bava. Her dark beauty and irresistible sensuality have made her a favourite of horror fans for decades and inspired many acts of devotion, including this one by yours truly:

Barbara Steele tattoo by Bob Tyrrell

 

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DVD REVIEW: “RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERMATH”

Posted in DVD, Gore, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Violence, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

 

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE

Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter and Shawn Roberts

Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

If you’ve followed the Resident Evil movie franchise this far, odds are you have accepted the fact that they value action over horror, are not terribly well-written and don’t religiously follow the video game series that inspired them. With those expectations in mind, Resident Evil: Afterlife, the fourth live-action RE film, boasts some astonishing set pieces, impressive visual effects and a wholly ridiculous story.

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EXCLUSIVE: “THE LAST EXORCISM” STAR ASHLEY BELL TALKS NEW ROLE

Posted in Devils, DVD, Interviews, Movies, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB spoke to The Last Exorcism star Ashley Bell last week for his Rue Morgue Magazine blog. That will be posted next week, in conjunction with the film’s DVD release January 4.

As a taster, here is Bell talking about her upcoming role in the apocalyptic action film The Day, directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (Highlander: Endgame):

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EXCLUSIVE! STEPHEN DORFF TALKS ABOUT POSSIBLE “BLADE” SPIN-OFF

Posted in Comics, Interviews, Movies, News, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Actor Stephen Dorff, currently receiving plaudits for his role in the Sofia Coppola film Somewhere, recently updated The DLB on rumours that he and his Blade director Steve Norrington were thinking of revisiting the character in a prequel:

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MOVIE REVIEW: “TRON: LEGACY”

Posted in Games, Movies, Music, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Soundtracks, Videogames with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

TRON: LEGACY

Starring Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde

Directed by Joseph Kosinksi

Written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz

The question I had to ask myself walking out of Wednesday night’s TRON: Legacy screening was “would my 12-year-old self like this movie?” That was the age I was when I saw the original TRON in 1982. I didn’t have a chance to revisit the original before seeing this belated sequel, but I have warm memories of it. I also have colder memories of sucking at the attendant video game.

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TERRIFYING TREAT: JOHN CUSACK AS POE

Posted in Images, Movies, Serial Killers with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Thanks to Perez Hilton (I never thought I’d write that) for posting this image of actor John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in the upcoming The Raven, a new film from director James McTeigue whose last film was the ill-fated Ninja Assassin.

Luke Evans (Clash of the Titans) has been cast as Emmett Fields, a detective who partners with Poe to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiance Virginia (Alice Eve) and mimics the author’s work in his killings.

Look for The Raven sometime in 2011.

MACABRE MUSIC: KILLING JOKE LIVE

Posted in Concerts, Goth, Heavy Metal, Music, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on December 9, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

KILLING JOKE

The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Toronto, ON

Date: December 7, 2010

 

When asked by interviewers about the incredible intensity of Killing Joke’s live shows, frontman Jaz Coleman often describes it as “white heat.” It evokes an incandescent, almost unbearable state of performance, and I’ve certainly felt it during previous KJ shows. Whether or not the 32-year-old band felt it during their Tuesday night Toronto performance, you’d have to ask them. The crowd didn’t seem to, at least at first.

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