Archive for Lloyd Kaufman

WRETCHED REVIEWS: MOTHER’S DAY

Posted in DVD, Gore, Movies, Remakes, Reviews, Rue Morgue, Serial Killers, Thriller, Violence with tags , , , , , , , on May 12, 2012 by darklordbunnykins

MOTHER’S DAY

Starring Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King and Patrick John Flueger

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

Written by Scott Milam

Alliance Home Entertainment

 

It’s hard not to get excited about a movie when the director is excited. When I spoke to director Darren Lynn Bousman back in summer 2009 from the Winnipeg set of Mother’s Day for Rue Morgue Magazine, the Saw II – IV director was ecstatic about the film’s progress and his cast, which included Rebecca De Mornay as the titular psycho mom.

So seeing Mother’s Day released straight to video (sorry, DVD and Blu-ray) nearly three years after completion of filming made me think that a) Bousman was getting screwed or b) the movie must be awful, despite fellow horror journalists reporting how good it was. Fortunately, the latter has turned out to be (mostly) the truth.

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SINISTER CINEMA: “MOTHER’S DAY” PLAYS RUE MORGUE’S CINEMACABRE TONIGHT!

Posted in Events, Gore, Movies, News, Rue Morgue, Violence with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by darklordbunnykins

Rue Morgue Magazine‘s monthly movie night happens again this evening, with the Charles Kaufman camp classic Mother’s Day (1980) screening at 9:30 at The Bloor Cinema. Mother’s Day, the tale of two backwoods brothers who torment a trio of city girls at the behest of their momma, was reviled in its time for its exploitative nudity and violence, and we can’t blame the protestors as the sleaze is pretty thick. Feel free to bring your own bar of soap.

HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL

Posted in Monsters, Theatre, TV with tags , , , on February 10, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Photo of Brittany Gray as Sarah and Evan Alexander Smith as Toxic by Paula Wilson

HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL

Sunday, March 7 at 10pm, Citytv

HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is a multi-camera documentary of what it took for Dancap Productions Inc., to mount The Toxic Avenger Musical, the off-Broadway hit musical based on the Lloyd Kauffman cult-movie The Toxic Avenger, at The Music Hall in Toronto. HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL premieres Sunday, March 7 at 10pm on Citytv.

From auditions to opening night, HOT TOXIC LOVE takes the audience on a journey inside the world of theatre with its technical tricks, backstage antics and tales of heartbreak. The story is told from the intriguing perspective of two lead performers: Evan Alexander Smith, a newcomer making his debut; and Louise Pitre, a multi award-winner and veteran stage performer.

Louise Pitre earned a Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto and Tony Award® nomination in New York for her role as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!. Louise is also known for her passionate performances as Fantine in Les Misérables and as the title character in Edith Piaf. Days before rehearsals for The Toxic Avenger Musical began, Louise made her Carnegie Hall debut, singing the role of Ulrika in the concert version of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ musical Kristina.

Evan Alexander Smith graduated from George Brown Theatre School in May 2009 and by September he had been offered the titular role in a major commercial production, the Canadian premiere of The Toxic Avenger Musical.

“Our Canadian production of The Toxic Avenger was a first class musical,” said Aubrey Dan, President of Dancap Productions. “We are very proud of having created this opportunity to showcase an incredibly talented group of performers, musicians and production personnel from across the country.”

Both the live show and documentary are produced by Dancap Productions Inc. with Citytv the broadcast partner for HOT TOXIC LOVE. The documentary was commissioned to record and promote the creation of The Toxic Avenger Musical in Toronto, from casting calls through to the production’s opening night, as well as to be used as a tool to further enhance the live theatrical experience.

HOT TOXIC LOVE – THE MAKING OF THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL is scheduled to premiere on Citytv, Sunday, March 7th at 10pm.

Photo of Louise Pitre as Mayor Babs Belgoody and Evan Alexander Smith as Toxie by Paula Wilson


EXCLUSIVE! LLOYD KAUFMAN ON THE MOTHER’S DAY REMAKE!

Posted in Interviews, Movies with tags , , , , , on October 25, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

1980’s Mother’s Day is a semi-classic exploitation film, and one of Troma Studios’ best-known works. Filming recently wrapped in Winnipeg on the Brett Ratner-produced remake/reimagining, with Rebecca De Mornay in the role of Mother. Repo! The Genetic Opera‘s Darren Lynn Bousman directed. Here is Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman talking about the new version of Mother’s Day.

THE TOXIC AVENGER MUSICAL: INTERVIEWS WITH LLOYD KAUFMAN AND STAR EVAN SMITH

Posted in Events, Interviews, Music, News with tags , , , , on October 24, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

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The Toxic Avenger Musical opens in Toronto on Halloween, and to help spread the word, Troma Entertainment president Lloyd Kaufman came to town to met the press. Here is Mr. Kaufman talking about why the Toxic Avenger is so loved, the musical, and his plans for another Toxic Avenger movie!

We also spoke with the show’s lead, Evan Smith, who plays Melvin Ferd the Third/Toxie.

For more information, go to www.ToxicAvengerToronto.com.

TROMA’S LLOYD KAUFMAN PRAISES THE DARK LORD BUNNYKINS

Posted in Interviews with tags , , on October 23, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB interviewed Lloyd Kaufman today in advance of the Oct. 31 opening of The Toxic Avenger Musical in Toronto. Look for extended interviews with Mr. Kaufman and star Evan Smith soon. In the meantime, here is a clip of Lloyd praising the DLB for his role in all of Toxie’s success. We are flattered.

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