Archive for September, 2010

INSIDIOUS INTERVIEWS: “LET ME IN” DIRECTOR MATT REEVES

Posted in Interviews, Movies, Rue Morgue, Vampires with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Moretz star in Let Me In

The DLB interviewed Let Me In director Matt Reeves last night for Rue Morgue. Here’s an excerpt:

Abby’s vampire look is very animalistic. What were you trying to convey?

I thought of the movies that scared me as a kid, like The Exorcist, and I thought about the idea of evil taking as its host a girl is very scary. But the thing that really got me, given that the story is, I think, a kind of metaphor for adolescence and in particular [Let the Right One In novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist’s painful adolescence, I wanted to do a vampire transformation that was all about adolescence gone wrong. And the idea was that you lose your baby teeth and all your other teeth start to come in, you need braces. And her teeth aren’t fangs, they’re just teeth that are layer upon layer of teeth that are just out of control. Her skin actually has acne gone bad. And I thought the idea of vampirism being a transformation was a good metaphor for what it feels like to enter adolescence. Hormones start to rage in your body, and it feels like your body itself is literally out of control. You get pimples and your teeth are messed up. You feel like this side is coming out which is truly ugly. That was the attempt, to make her a vampire in that sort of mould.

Read the rest of my interview with Matt at http://rue-morgue.com/blog/?p=3726.

GHASTLY GALLERY: TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL

Posted in Heavy Metal, Images, Monsters, Photo gallery, TV with tags on September 29, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The new Space channel horror-comedy Todd & The Book of Pure Evil — about a high school headbanger who discovers the Necronomicon — premieres tonight (Sept. 29) at 9 pm. You can read our interview with creator Craig David Wallace here (http://wp.me/pBXXw-rg), but we thought we’d give you a little behind-the-scenes action with this gallery of images of props used in the show. Enjoy!

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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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EXCLUSIVE: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 TEASER

Posted in Ghosts, Halloween, Movies, Online with tags on September 27, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

The DLB just received a package by courier. There was a USB key inside. I plugged it into my PC tower. This is what I saw:

MACABRE MUSIC: RAMMSTEIN RETURN TO THE U.S.

Posted in Concerts, Events, Heavy Metal, Music, News with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Anyone up for a road trip to New York?

Rammstein today announced a one-off U.S. show, their first since 2001. The German industrial metal giants will play New York’s Madison Square Garden Dec. 11.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 8 at NOON and available at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com.

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TERRIFYING TV: “SUPERNATURAL” SEASON 6 BEGINS TONIGHT!

Posted in Ghosts, Gore, Images, Monsters, News, TV, Violence with tags , , , , on September 24, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Although creator Eric Kripke conceived of it as a five-season show, Supernatural begins its sixth season tonight (Sept. 24) at 9 pm. Looks like actor Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files) joins the cast this season, but the real question is will we see more Castiel?

TERRIFYING TV: “TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL” PREVIEW TONIGHT

Posted in Devils, Gore, Heavy Metal, Monsters, Music, TV with tags , , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

Alex House as Todd

Toronto-based Space TV will be premiering its new original show Todd & The Book of Pure Evil next Wednesday, Sept. 29, but will preview it tonight, Sept. 22, at 9 pm on Innerspace. The show, created by Craig David Wallace and based on his short film, stars Alex House as Todd, a wannabe heavy metal hero and high schooler who lusts after hot babe Jenny Kolinsky (Maggie Castle). When he discovers The Book of Pure Evil, he uses it to fulfill his heavy metal dreams… with dire consequences.

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