The scariest thing about the new Disney film Prom, opening today (April 29), is how good it is. The DLB got the chance to talk to some of the cast this week and managed to slip in a question about director Kevin Smith’s upcoming and controversial horror film Red State to Prom co-star Nicholas Braun.
Archive for April, 2011
The DLB had the good fortune to preview the upcoming season premiere of the long-running BBC sci-fi show Dr. Who Wednesday night, and it’s crackerjack stuff. As part of just three audiences worldwide to preview the episode (entitled “The Impossible Astronaut), we were hosted by “InnerSPACE” hosts AJ Fry and Teddy Wilson and dedicated the evening to much-loved Dr. Who actress Elisabeth Sladen, who played companion Sarah Jane Smith and died this past week from cancer. In addition, we learned that Episode 4 will be the much-discussed Neil Gaiman-penned episode.
“DRILLER: A SEXUAL THRILLER” (1984)
Starring Taija Rae, Angelique and Renee Summers
Directed by Joyce James
We knew that Michael Jackson’s John Landis-directed “Thriller” video was a favourite of the horror community but porn people too? Perhaps it shouldn’t come (cum?) as a surprise. Porn parodies of mainstream movies and TV shows are a dime a dozen these days. (Not the Munsters XXX, anyone?) But Driller isn’t simply a parody. As cheesy and ‘80s-tastic as it is, the “film” does an admirable job of channelling the spirit of the original clip, combining horror, music and hardcore sex into an imaginative splooge that’s far more entertaining than it has any right to be.
Dark art artist Kris Kuksi is venturing from his Kansas home for one night to visit the T-Dot. May 4, 6 to 9 pm, is the date of Mr. Kuksi’s reception at Narwhal Art Projects (680 Queen St. W.) No less than Guillermo Del Toro has called Kuksi “a post-industrial Rococo master.” Here are a couple of samples of his work:
The DLB left his warren last night to check out Toronto synth-rock act Soundgazer’s gig at Velvet Underground. The band expanded to a four-piece for the evening to play tracks off their new album Inner Speech. Here are a couple of samples of what you missed:
Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette
Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Kevin Williamson
They say you can never go home again and that maxim is especially true for Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell). A decade after the events of the last film, Sidney, the primary survivor of the first three Scream films, returns to her hometown of Woodsboro to wrap up the tour for her best-selling survivor memoir Out of Darkness and spend time with her aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell) and teenage niece Jill (Emma Roberts). But the Ghostface Killer is back and determined to kill everyone Sidney loves.
Skinny Puppy frontman and longtime collaborator Mark Walk return to making macabre music on the new ohGr album. unDeveloped drops May 10 on Metropolis Records and follows up 2008’s Devils in My Details.
In a press release, Ogre says of the new album: “The idea of a story, with developing characters that would spin off on their respective paths was something that hit a nerve and found a place during the recording of Devils… and wove its way into subsequent interactions with our listeners during the lead up to the release.”
Look for a review right here closer to street date.