Archive for October, 2009

THE DARK LORD BUNNYKINS’ PUMPKIN 2009

Posted in Halloween, News with tags , , on October 31, 2009 by darklordbunnykins
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How To Get A Head In Pumpkintising

Pumpkin carving has become a competitive sport in the DLB’s household. Each year seems to get sicker and better. This year’s design was inspired facially by a design in Tom Nardone’s Extreme Pumpkins book, but the gourd usage was suggested by Mrs. DLB.

Thanks to Fiesta Farms for an inadvertently sick selection of pumpkin patch paraphernalia.

MORBID MUSIC: JOHNNY HOLLOW LIVE!

Posted in Events, Halloween, Music with tags , , on October 31, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

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Guelph-based chamber goth outfit Johnny Hollow played a charmingly creepy set last night — Devil’s Night — at Toronto’s El Mocambo club. Here they are performing the theme from John Carpenter’s Halloween, which segues into a new song.

And a special Halloween treat: another new JH song, which cellist Kitty Thompson announced would be included on their next record!

EXCLUSIVE!: TWO-PART VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH THE 69 EYES SINGER JYRKI!

Posted in Interviews, Music with tags , , on October 31, 2009 by darklordbunnykins
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Helsinki vamp and The 69 Eyes frontman Jyrki

Thursday night saw the DLB hop across town to see Finnish goth ‘n’ roll band The 69 Eyes play The Opera House. Beforehand, though, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jyrki On the band’s tour bus. Thanks to Jyrki for the whiskey, and apologies for the quality of the video, especially in part one. The tourbus was “atmospherically” lit, shall we say — great for conversation, but bad for handheld video:

Part One: on being a vampire and his love of horror films:

Part Two: On his love for ’80s horror, especially Fright Night, and his role as a UNICEF ambassador:

MORBID MUSIC: TORONTO ELECTRO-GOTH BAND ALECTRONA LIVE

Posted in Halloween, Music with tags , , , on October 31, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

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Electro-Goth band Alectrona opened for Johnny Hollow last night at the El Mocambo, and we were impressed, especially their cover of Bauhaus’s ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. Here they are performing their song ‘Dead’:

Get more info on the band on their MySpace page: www.myspace.com/eroticbass

EXCLUSIVE: ‘HELSINKI VAMPIRES’ THE 69 EYES PEFORM ‘NEVER SAY DIE’ LIVE

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on October 30, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

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The ‘Helsinki Vampires’ The 69 Eyes played The Opera House in Toronto last night, and the DLB was on the scene. Here is the band playing ‘Never Say Die, and look for an interview with singer Jyrki very soon:

NEWS: Harvey Keitel Joins International Cast of Rue Morgue Cinema’s Flagship Film

Posted in Movies, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

Here’s a press release about our friend Rodrigo Gudiño’s upcoming feature directorial debut, Cut Throats Nine. Couldn’t be prouder of you, buddy.

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Rue Morgue Cinema in association with Someone At The Door Productions, is proud to announce its flagship feature film CUT THROATS NINE, a high action remake of the Spanish/Italian western Condenados a vivir, has attached veteran Hollywood actor HARVEY KEITEL (Pulp Fiction, Bad Lieutenant). Keitel joins a growing international cast comprised of Danish superstar MADS MIKKELSEN (Casino Royale, Valhalla Rising) and Canadian luminary ROY DUPUIS (The Rocket, La Femme Nikita).

CUT THROATS NINE will be helmed by award-winning director Rodrigo Gudiño (The Facts In the Case of Mister Hollow) from a script by Gudiño and Joseph O’Brien (RoboCop: Prime Directives) based on a story by Joaquin Romero Marchent and Santiago Moncada. Marco Pecota will produce the film for Rue Morgue Cinema/Someone At The Door Productions. Award winning cinematographer Derek Rogers C.S.C. (Cube, Resident Evil: Apocalypse) is slated to lens the picture, with Kyle Glencross (300, Dawn of the Dead) handling the film’s special effects.

CUT THROATS NINE follows a wagonload of convicts as they travel the northern mountains to carry out their death sentences. Following a surprise attack from a gang of bandits, only the sergeant, his beautiful young daughter and seven of the most sadistic, murderous men alive survive the assault. CUT THROATS NINE in an original crowd pleasing experience that pushes the relatively subdued excesses of both the western and the horror movie into creative new territory.

CUT THROATS NINE is set to go into production in Toronto in early 2010.

Rue Morgue Cinema in association with Someone At The Door Productions has two other films in development, including the animated feature “Weaver Island and the caustic drama “Grown Up Suzanne

Rodrigo Gudino 2008

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE: ISSUE 95 PREVIEW

Posted in News, Rue Morgue with tags on October 29, 2009 by darklordbunnykins

Just got my copy of the November issue and can’t wait to dig into it! Those of you addicted to the DLB will want to check out page 10 where the blog gets its first bit of ink in the Roadkill section (pg. 10). I also have reviews of Jennifer’s Body (pg. 39) and the Halloween II soundtrack (pg. 63).

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AIM FOR THE HEAD!
First-person shooters are all the rage, especially when players get to blow zombie brains all over their TV screens. Apocalyptic survival horror video game Left 4 Dead 2 arrives with new characters, more weaponry and so much zombie gore that it was banned in Australia.
Plus: The history of zombie video games and more!
by Monica S. Kuebler and Andrew Lee

SCREAM FOR YOUR LIVES! THE CARNIVAL CINEMA OF WILLIAM CASTLE
Rue Morgue looks back on the life and films of the genre’s legendary showman.
Plus: Castle’s greatest gimmicks, film reviews, and more.
by Paul Corupe

A BRUSH WITH DARKNESS: ART INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING
Centipede Press releases a 450-page collection of art based on the tales of the King of Horror.
by James Grainger

THE CORPSE MINDERS
The Dickensian horror-comedy I Sell the Dead is the latest labour of love from Glass Eye Pix, a company building its reputation on unconventional genre pictures.
by Stuart F. Andrews

DEPARTMENTS:

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Video games.

DREADLINES
Zombies, vampires and suburban mayhem mark genre highlights of TIFF 2009; Ron Howard plans a Lovecraft comic book adaptation.

THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Geriatric Attacks.

NEEDFUL THINGS
Devil Cane, Bloody Beanies, Lovecraft Scents, Evidence Chef’s Knife

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre features reviews of Fear Itself: The Complete First Season, Zombieland, Pandorum, Jennifer’s Body, The Final Destination, The Thaw, Jack Ketchum’s Offspring, The Last Resort, The Evil Woods, Dead Wood and Deadwood Park. Reissues features reviews of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Bats, Bones and Creepy Poems (1971), The Strangeness (1985), Prey (1978) and The Weekend Murders (1970).

CINEMARQUEE
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941).

BOWEN’S BASEMENT

Masked Avenger Versus Ultra-Villain in the Lair of the Naked Bikini.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features North 40, plus reviews of Vincent Price Presents: The Tingler #1 and 2, Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves, FVZA #1 of 3, Sullengrey: Sacrifice #1 of 2 and The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #1 of 4.

THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures. Plus, reviews of Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema Since 1970, The New Horror Handbook, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary, Lovecraft Unbound, Visions Deferred: Three Unfilmed Screenplays by Richard Matheson, Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, Michael Poeltl’s The Judas Syndrome, Robert J. Weirsema’s The World More Full of Weeping and Scott Kenemore’s Z.E.O.: A Zombie’s Guide to Getting (A)Head in Business.

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
The Tomb of Belon – Lampa, Peru.

THE GORE-MET
Menu: How to Get Your Region-Free Global Gore Fix

AUDIO DROME
Featuring Razorback Records founder Billy Nocera. The Blood Spattered Guide spotlights Gatekeeper’s debut EP Optimum Maximus. Plus reviews of The Believers OST, Halloween II OST, Dracula A.D. 1972 OST, True Blood OST, Mutilators, Insane Clown Posse, Portal, Nile and Revolting.

PLAY DEAD
Wolfenstein, Cursed Mountain and Twilight: The Game.

CLASSIC CUT
Arch Oboler’s Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror! (1962).

GIVEAWAY THIS ISSUE!
Fifteen new subscribers will win a copy of The New Horror Handbook, courtesy of BearManor Media