Archive for July, 2011

PUTRID PREVIEWS: FANTASIA 2011: HOLLOW

Posted in Events, Festivals, Ghosts, Movies, Reviews with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

HOLLOW

Starring Sam Stockman, Emily Plumtree, Matt Stokoe and Jessica Ellerby

Directed by Michael Axelgaard

Written by Matthew Holt

 

Description: The Blair Witch Project meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

Plot: Four old school friends drive into the remote British countryside and discover an ancient tree where there have been several strange suicides involving young couples. They soon discover the area’s weird history, including the legend of the evil ghost of a monk said to drive its victims mad. At the same time, old jealousies and emotions threaten to drive the friends apart and maybe end their lives.

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WRETCHED REVIEWS: ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011)

Posted in Aliens, Gore, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Sci-Fi, Violence with tags , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

 

ATTACK THE BLOCK

Starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Nick Frost

Written and directed by Joe Cornish

Sony Pictures

 

Alien invasions have rarely been as funny or thrilling as the one depicted in Attack the Block. Edgar Wright associate Joe Cornish sets his sci-fi comedy in a poor south London council estate and depicts what would happen when vicious monster aliens meet the vicious local toughs. The result is hilarious and, surprisingly, has real teeth.

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EXCLUSIVE! DOMINIC COOPER ON “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”

Posted in Books, Interviews, News, Vampires, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Dominic Cooper stars in THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE.

The Dark Lord Bunnykins had the chance this afternoon to speak to Dominic Cooper, the British star of the upcoming “gangster” film The Devil’s Double. Cooper, who can currently be seen on screens as Iron Man’s daddy Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger, plays both Uday Hussein, Saddam’s psychopathic son, and his double, Latif Yahia, who spent years in real life doubling as Uday in case of assassination attempts.

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NEW VNV NATION ALBUM DUE IN SEPTEMBER

Posted in Concerts, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

VNV Nation has announced the Sept. 27 release of their eighth studio album, Automatic, as well as a fall tour of North America. The German electronic dance outfit Straftanz will open all shows.

From the press release: “Currently putting the finishing touches on Automatic, the follow-up to their widely-praised Of Faith, Power and Glory, Irish/English bandmates Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson have been hard at work crafting the new album into something far more conceptualized and thematic than previous releases. Calling the new album half-jokingly his “Opus of Retro-futurism”, Ronan has been streamlining the music, artwork, and imaging of this album into a concept that encompasses the industrialization and technology of late 30s America while embracing the technology of today.

With their unique and formidable ability to combine very melodic, danceable electronics with haunting and powerful lyrics, VNV Nation have built a massive fanbase, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans at both their own sold-out shows and major rock festivals worldwide. Their massive hits “Chrome”, “Beloved” and “Illusion” are club staples that still pack dancefloors.”

Tour dates are below:

 

VNV Nation
tour dates
Nov. 16 – Mayan Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Nov. 18 – Nile Theatre (Mesa, AZ)
Nov. 19 – Live Nation – San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Nov. 21 – Slim’s (San Francisco, CA)
Nov. 22 – Hawthorne Theatre (Portland, OR)
Nov. 23 – Showbox (Seattle, WA)
Nov. 25 – Club Sound (Salt Lake City, UT)
Nov. 26. Summit Music Hall (Denver, CO)
Nov. 28 – Station 4 (St. Paul, MN)
Nov. 29 – The Bottom Lounge (Chicago, IL)
Nov. 30 – Mr. Small’s Theatre (Millvale, PA)
Dec. 2 – Phoenix Theatre (Toronto, ON)
Dec. 3 – Club Soda (Montreal, QC)
Dec. 4 – Paradise Rock Club (Boston, MA)
Dec. 6 – 9:30 Club (Washington, DC)
Dec. 7 – The Norva (Norfolk, VA)
Dec. 9 – Webster Hall (New York, NY)
Dec. 10 – Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec. 12 – Amos Southend (Charlotte, NC)
Dec. 13 – Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)


ORIGINAL “FRIGHT NIGHT” SCREENS IN TORONTO TONIGHT!

Posted in Events, Gore, Movies, News, Rue Morgue, Vampires, Violence with tags , , , , on July 21, 2011 by darklordbunnykins


Just a reminder that Rue Morgue Magazine‘s monthly movie night, Cinemacabre, is tonight (July 21) at 9:30. In anticipation of the remake coming out in August, this month’s offering is the original Fright Night which the DLB has not seen since it came out in 1985 but of which he has fond memories. Chris Sarandon stars as Jerry Dandridge, the seemingly cool new neighbour of Charley Brewster (Williams Ragsdale), a teen who soon suspects that Jerry is actually a vampire so enlists the help of local TV horror host Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) to destroy him.

Don’t forget that Cinemacabre has temporarily moved to the Toronto Underground Cinema at 186 Spadina Avenue while its usual resting place, The Bloor, undergoes renovations through August.

PUTRID PREVIEW: HORROR EDITION OF “FANBOY CONFESSIONAL”

Posted in Art, Events, Fetish, Halloween, Interviews, Monsters, Movies, Music, News, Rue Morgue, Tattoos, Toys, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The SPACE Network’s new six-part documentary show Fanboy Confessional, which, not surprisingly, explores all aspects of fandom, delves into horror in next week’s episode. Producers turn their sorry sights on Toronto Zombie Walk founder (and Hamilton, ON resident) Thea Munster and Rue Morgue Magazine art director \”Ghoulish\” Gary Pullin. (Disclosure: I write for Rue Morgue and am friends with Gary.)

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WRETCHED REVIEWS: INSIDIOUS (2011)

Posted in Devils, DVD, Ghosts, Movies, Reviews, Supernatural with tags , , , , , , on July 13, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

INSIDIOUS

Starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Watson and Lin Shaye

Directed by James Wan

Directed by Leigh Whannell

Alliance

 

The fact that Insidious is the most profitable film of 2011 is heartening for those of us who appreciate original horror. This comeback from directing-writing team James Wan and Leigh Whannell – the minds behind the original Saw – is a clever twist on the well-worn haunted house genre, one which eschews the gore and degradation into which their franchise property fell.

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WRETCHED REVIEWS: STRANDED

Posted in Devils, DVD, Ghosts, Movies, Reviews, Thriller with tags , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

STRANDED

 Starring Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Thierry Frémont, Saïd Taghmaoui

Written and directed by Hugues Martin & Sandra Martin

eOne Films

 

Politics meet horror in the French film Stranded (a.k.a. Djinns”, the debut feature from married filmmakers Hugues and Sandra Martin.

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