Sex toy company Fleshlight is getting into the Halloween spirit with the release of their Fleshlight Freaks series. Available in five different models — The Cyborg, The Alien, The Drac,The Frankenstein and The Zombie — the Fleshlights and Fleshjacks are certain to raise your spirits this holiday season.
Archive for September, 2011
Toronto After Dark Film Festival founder Adam Lopez announced the next slate of macabre movies to show at his fast-growing genre film festival, which will take place at the Toronto Underground Cinema between Oct. 20 and 27, on last night’s edition of Inner Space. Among the new additions:
Tell me about working with Tarsem Singh and working on Snow White.
First of all, Tarsem Singh I can’t say enough about. As we as fans know, he’s a visual genius. He’s such a genuine guy and so passionate about film, and it was a blast working with the guy.
Snow White, what we wanted to do, we wanted to have fun with this movie. We were lucky enough to have Julia Roberts play the Evil Queen, and we wanted it to be a fun, comedic adventure, and I think it’s going to be absolutely great.
The as yet untitled Snow White film opens March 16, 2012.
Martha Marcy May Marlene is not a horror film, but Rosemary’s Baby was a big influence on director Sean Durkin’s debut feature. Starring Elisabeth Olson as Martha, the film traces her character’s escape from a cult and subsequent attempt to integrate back into her family. But are the cult members coming after her? Durkin’s film, which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, gradually builds tension, culminating in a taut ending which will frustrate some viewers but is absolutely perfect. Here is a quote from my recent conversation with Durkin.
Sean, you’ve described this film being somewhat inspired by Rosemary’s Baby and Robert Altman’s Three Women. To what extent do you look at this as a horror film? Three Women is very creepy.
“Three Women very much in the sense that it’s an experience. It’s not horror but it’s so unsettled and you just go on the journey of these women talking to each other and no one is listening to each other, and the feel of that film really settled on me.
“But I love horror films and I hate when horror films get gory. I love the build-up so I think that very much like that, very much in the desire to portray that, very much settled in my subconscious at some point of my life and just ends up making its way into all the films I make.”
Martha Marcy May Marlene opens in limited release Oct. 21.
With Rue Morgue Magazine set to screen the Director’s Cut of Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic tomorrow night (Sept. 15) at 9:30 at Toronto’s Underground Cinema as part of their monthly Cinemacabre screening night, the DLB figured it was time to bust out more of his conversation with Mr. Del Toro, this time regarding Mimic.
OPI celebrates the best day of the year — Halloween, obviously — with the release of the the Spook-ettes mini-pack ($16.95 CAN) and the Pair’em Scare’em duo pack ($20.95 CAN) . Available at professional salons and spas, Spook-ettes includes four mini lacquers: He’s My Boo (orange), Mummy Knows Best (white), I Only Date Werewolves (black) and Zom-Body to Love (glow-in-the-dark green), as well as free nail decals.
From the press release: “The Pair’em Scare’em duo pack will bring Zom-Body to Love and OPI’s bestselling Black Shatter together in a hair-raising pair. Inspired by graffiti art, Shatter leaves behind a crackled, two-texture finish when painted over completely dry OPI nail lacquer. Paint Shatter over two coats of Zom-Body to Loveand add a top coat for a one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark manicure.”