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EXCLUSIVE: FANGO EDITOR ON DJANGO UNCHAINED

Posted in Art, Gore, History, Magazines, Movies, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

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The DLB recently spoke to director Quentin Tarantino for MSN Canada about his new movie DJANGO UNCHAINED. Perhaps surprisingly, the film — a Western — is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Fangoria. I reached out to Fango editor Chris Alexander to explain their choice:

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WRETCHED REVIEWS: FRANKENWEENIE

Posted in Art, Eye Candy, Fantasy, Goth, Monsters, Movies, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

FRANKENWEENIE

Voice cast includes Charlie Tahan, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara

Directed by Tim Burton

Written by John August

Disney

It is slightly ironic that 30 years after Disney allegedly fired then fledgling animator Tim Burton for wasting their money making his (somewhat) macabre short movie Frankenweenie that the studio would hire the iconoclastic director to flesh out the concept in stop-motion and at feature-length. But Burton’s legacy of creativity and profit (he returned to the Mouse House to direct Alice in Wonderland) means that the professional oddball can pretty much do what he wants, with or without Johnny Depp.

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CRADLE OF FILTH REVEALS NEW ALBUM ART

Posted in Art, Halloween, Heavy Metal, Images, Music, News with tags , , on August 22, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

British extreme metal act Cradle of Filth revealed the artwork for their upcoming tenth album today. Nuclear Blast Records will release The Manticore and Other Horrors October 30th.

Wait, October 30 is close to some special day, isn’t it? Can’t quite remember…

THE ART OF “FRANKENWEENIE” COMING TO TORONTO

Posted in Art, Eye Candy, Fantasy, Monsters, Movies, News with tags , , , on June 11, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

Tim Burton fans in and around Toronto later this summer who are eager to get a look at the director’s new film Frankenweenie ahead of its October 5 release  have another reason to visit Fan Expo this August.

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OHGR ANNOUNCES WEST COAST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted in Art, Concerts, Events, Goth, Industrial, Music, News with tags , , , , on November 18, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Skinny Puppy vocalist Ogre has announced West Coast North American tour dates for his ohGr project with Mark Walk. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album unDeveloped.

 

Dec 1 Bottom of the Hill San Fran, CA
Dec 2 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
Dec 3 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Dec 4 Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
Dec 6 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 7 Bluebird Theatre Denver, CO
Dec 9 Nile Phoenix, AZ
Dec 10 Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA
Dec 11 El Rey Los Angeles, CA

TORONTO AFTER DARK REVIEW: THE THEATER BIZARRE

Posted in Art, Gore, Monsters, Movies, Sex, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

THE THEATRE BIZARRE

Directed by Richard Stanley, Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Tom Savini and Jeremy Kasten

Severin Films

 

Anthology films are by nature a mixed cinematic bag. After all, some are going to be better than others. Fortunately, in the case of The Theatre Bizarre, it’s more a matter of difference than quality, making this both a sweet and sour mix of horror bon mots that will appeal to various tastes, especially those with an appreciation of the Grand Guignol tradition.

The film’s framing tale sees a young woman (Virginia Newcomb) enter a decrepit theatre hosted by a clockwork figure played by Udo Kier. The figure introduces six tales, creeping ever close to his audience member and curiously growing more human with every story. It’s a creepy framework for a potpourri of nasty narratives.

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ELVIS IS DEAD… AND FOR SALE!

Posted in Art, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , on August 22, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB recently swung by the offices of Rue Morgue Magazine for a special event (to be revealed soon) and was able to take in the specialized Elvis busts created by the likes of artists James Fisher, Paige Reynolds and multiple others. The King is alive indeed. Search eBay with the phrase “God Save The King” to bid on the remaining busts.

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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DVD REVIEW: “BLACK SWAN” (2010)

Posted in Art, Beauty, DVD, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Sex, Thriller with tags , , , , on March 29, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Black Swan (2010)

Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Barbara Hershey

Directed by Darren Aronofsky

Written by Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLauchlin

 

Like every other critic, the DLB was mightily impressed by Black Swan. Likewise, the DVD, available today (March 29), provides an intriguing look at the making of an A-list horror film.

Divided into three parts, `Black Swan Metamorphosis` is a relatively brief but comprehensive three-part look at the creation of the film. Aronofsky and his collaborators discuss key aspects of the production, including Portman`s ballet training, production design, cinematography and of most interest to horror fans, Portman`s film-long transformation into the titular Black Swan which involved a very subtle blending of CGI and practical effects. Most gratifyingly, Aronofsky admits that Black Swan is a horror film, and that the story of the ballet is essentially that of a `were-swan`. Well worth picking up.

Film: 4/5

DVD: 3.5/5

MOVIE REVIEW: SUCKER PUNCH (2011)

Posted in Art, Beauty, Fetish, Images, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

SUCKER PUNCH

Starring Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish and Scott Glenn

Directed by Zack Snyder

Written by Zack Snyder and Steve Shibuya

Naming your film Sucker Punch is a dangerous move because it allows critics like me to write things like “Sucker Punch: emphasis on the ‘suck.’”

Now that’s a rather glib assessment of such a visually striking film, but it’s accurate. Sucker Punch looks fantastic, but unlike the quick, startling jab promised by the title, it’s more like a slap in the face to the ideas of character and plot.

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