Archive for July, 2010

EXCLUSIVE! INTERVIEW WITH STEVEN SEVERIN (SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES)

Posted in Art, Concerts, Events, Interviews, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

He’s best known as the bassist, co-lyricist and co-founder of seminal ‘80s band Siouxsie and the Banshees, but in the last few years, Steven Severin has been making a name for himself scoring films. His latest project is Music For Silents, which has been described as “a programme of new scores for the 1928 surrealist classic The Seashell and The Clergyman.”

Directed by a female director, Germaine Dulac, Seashell was scripted by infamous French playwright Antonin Artaud and influenced the creation of Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel’s infamous short film Un Chien Andalou. Severin, a fan of both the surrealists and silent films, has composed a score for Seashell, and has been presenting it, along with a programme of modern short films in the evening’s second half, around the world under the Music For Shorts banner. He performs it tonight (Saturday, July 31) at Toronto’s Neutral Lounge.

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SILENT BUT NOT TRANQUIL: STEVEN SEVERIN IN TORONTO

Posted in Concerts, Events, Goth, Interviews, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist and co-founder Steven Severin will be winging his way to Toronto this weekend after performing and acting as a jury member at the recently ended FanTasia Film Festival in Montreal. Severin will be performing at the Neutral club (349A College Street) this Saturday night for an evening entitled “Music for Silents,” providing a live soundtrack for the 1928 French surrealist film The Seagull and The Clergyman.

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NEW RUE MORGUE: AUGUST ISSUE OUT NOW!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB received his copy of the new Rue Morgue in the mail yesterday, and although he only has one tiny movie review in this issue (much of my efforts are going into my RM blog here: http://rue-morgue.com/blog/archives/author/sean/) , that’s no reason not to pick it up, especially when you’ve got all this tasty stuff to keep you entertained and so many nasty pix to freak out your fellow subway riders.

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MACABRE MUSIC: NEW COMBICHRIST ALBUM, MAKING MONSTERS, OUT 9/28

Posted in Music, News, Serial Killers, Sex with tags , , on July 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

PRESS RELEASE:

Atlanta, GA – Metropolis recording artists COMBICHRIST are gearing up for the release of MAKING MONSTERS on September 28, 2010. Recorded in Totprod Studios in Atlanta, GA and produced by Andy LaPlegua (also the mastermind behind the band), their fifth studio album takes the band beyond the aggressive techno and electro rhythms and propels them into much more primal and raw territory. “It’s beyond my personal demons, and extremely honest,” says LaPlegua.

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Posted in Aliens, Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens. Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal

Cowboys & Aliens. How can you resist that title? The Jon Favreau-directed sci-fi/actioner comes out next summer, and here is a brand-new image. Craig Daniels (a.k.a. James Bond) stars as a stranger in an old West town who helps the people of Absolution fight against the titular alien invaders.

DO VAMPIRES SUCK? HOLLYWOOD ANSWERS THAT QUESTION

Posted in Movies, News, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

20th Century Fox is rush-releasing a Twilight parody called Vampires Suck next month. We’re assuming this is going to bite, albeit not in a good vampire way, but did chuckle a few times during the trailer:

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NAKED FEMALE VAMPIRE ALERT: “LIFEFORCE” SCREENS IN TORONTO THIS FRIDAY

Posted in Events, Monsters, Movies, News, Sex, Vampires with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Mathilda May in her natural state

The DLB hasn’t been to a Film School Confidential in awhile, but tomorrow night’s screening of Lifeforce (1985) at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema might just force me out of my rabbit hole.

The 1985 sci-fi/horror epic is an insane mash-up of space ships, naked vampires, sex and massive destruction that has to be seen to be believed. Tobe Hooper of Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame directs The Stunt Man‘s Steve Railsback in a manic adaptation of the Colin Wilson novel The Space Vampires (pictured below) which was partly scripted by Dan O’Bannon (Return of the Living Dead, Alien). How’s that for a genre treat?

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