Archive for Festival of Fear

MACABRE MUSIC: GHOULTOWN LIVE AT THE FESTIVAL OF FEAR

Posted in Concerts, Festivals, Music, Rue Morgue with tags , , , on August 31, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Texan horrorpunk band Ghoultown rode into Toronto last weekend for Rue Morgue Magazine’s Festival of Fear and delivered a rockin’ and robust performance during Friday night’s Shocktail party at The Courthouse venue.

PUTRID PREVIEW: WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL’S “FREAKY” PROGRAMME

Posted in Festivals, Ghosts, Gore, Monsters, Movies, Reviews, Rue Morgue, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

The Worldwide Short Film Festival is currently underway in Toronto, and horror fans will want to hit The Bloor Cinema tonight just before midnight for the “Creepy” portion of the festival’s two-night Midnight Mania programme. (The “Freaky” section, which is bizarre but not really horror, plays tomorrow night at the Royal Ontario Museum.)

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MACABRE MOVIES: I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978) + VIDEO

Posted in DVD, Gore, Interviews, Movies, Reviews, Rue Morgue, Sex, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

 

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978)

Starring Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor and Richard Pace

Written and directed by Meir Zarchi

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Is I Spit on Your Grave misogynist trash or feminist horror? That question has been asked ever since director Meir Zarchi put out Day of the Woman back in 1978. You likely know it by its more outrageous title, which distributors used when they re-released Day in 1980, minus the MPAA-induced cuts which bowdlerized much of the brutality from Zarchi’s rape-revenge story.

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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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PUTRID PREVIEW: THE HALLOWEEN ISSUE OF RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE

Posted in Art, Halloween, Magazines, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

I always get a thrill picking up Rue Morgue‘s Halloween issue each year, not only because my writing is inside but because it’s always a thing of beauty. This year’s 13th anniversary edition is no different, with a cover story on the legacy of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho which turns 50 this year. And look at that cover, courtesy of art director Gary Pullin. Norman’s almost pretty enough to kiss!

Issue 105 of RM hits stands October 1 and here’s a rundown of what you can expect.  Go buy it!

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FESTIVAL OF FEAR, PART 2

Posted in Events, Festivals, Gore, Goth, Images, Monsters, Photo gallery, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Heather Langenkamp and The DLB

More photos from 2010’s Festival of Fear…

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THE FESTIVAL OF FEAR IN PICTURES: FRIDAY

Posted in Art, Events, Festivals, Goth, Images, Photo gallery, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Rue Morgue Magazine‘s Festival of Fear, headlined by David Cronenberg, is over again for another year (boo!), and we were there, meeting fellow horror peeps at the Rue Morgue booth, getting hammered at the parties and taking photos of all of it. Here’s proof of Friday’s debauchery:

RM's Monica S. Kuebler, art by Justin Erickson

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