Archive for Repo! The Genetic Opera

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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CRAZY COMICS: ISSUE 5 OF “THE MOLTING” AVAILABLE

Posted in Art, Comics, Events, Halloween, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , on October 19, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Multi-disciplinary artist Terrance Zdunich is best known as Grave-Robber from Darren Lynn-Bousman’s cult film Repo! The Genetic Opera. He and some collaborators recently launched their own comic series, “The Molting,” about a dysfunctional family and cockroaches. Really. Read my interview with Terrance over at my Rue Morgue blog to get the lowdown on “The Molting”: http://rue-morgue.com/blog/?p=3612

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TORONTO 1-YR ANNIVERSARY OF REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA SHADOW CAST THIS FRIDAY! DIRECTOR PRESENT!

Posted in Events, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

"Graverobber, Graverobber..."

Perhaps not unexpectedly, the cult of director Darren Lynn Bousman’s oddball Goth rock opera Repo! The Genetic Opera — the one that co-starred Paris Hilton, Skinny Puppy’s Ogre and Buff’y‘s Anthony Stewart Head — continues to thrive, with multiple “shadow casts” (who, Rocky Horror Picture-style, act out the on-screen action live and in costume) popping up across North America in the wake of its release back in the fall of ’08. Toronto’s company, the “Repo! Shadow Cats,” are celebrating their one-year anniversary this Friday, Jan. 22, at The Bloor Theatre with a special Repo burlesque show “where all your favourite Repo characters will be stripping down” apparently. Largo, too?

Bousman will be there and The Dark Lord Bunnykins is trying to wrangle the man into an on-camera interview to discuss the Repo! phenomenon yet again. We’ll also ask about his upcoming re-imagining of the Troma “classic” Mother’s Day, his recent wedding, and his thoughts on that other organ repossession film coming out this spring, Repo Men.

So come out to the Bloor to “celebrate one year of organ reposessions, blood, boobs and dirty humour.”

More details are available on the Shadow Cats’ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=226738229135&index=1.

See you at the opera!

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.

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