It’s a special TORONTO AFTER DARK Film Festival related episode of the Rue Morgue Podcast.
This week in the hot seat, it’s filmmaker Douglas (Cutting Moments) Buck, one of the directors featured in the Grand-Guignol inspired horror anthology THE THEATRE BIZARRE – which has its Toronto premiere at the TORONTO AFTER DARK Film Festival at the TORONTO UNDERGROUND CINEMA on Sunday, Oct 23rd at 7 p.m.
The festival kicks off on Thurs, Oct. 20th with MONSTER BRAWL and runs until Thurs, Oct. 27th with THE INNKEEPERS.
MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED is finally out on DVD in North America - and I'm delighted to report that one of the special features is my complete interview with director Mark Hartley (which played in excerpts on Rue Morgue Radio, The Rue Morgue Podcast AND Cinephobia Radio.)
It’s the 40th episode of the Rue Morgue Podcast and to celebrate we have a monster contest giveaway, including:
1 of 10 Horror T-Shirts from our friends over at FAST CUSTOM SHIRTS. Check out their extensive array of horror t-shirts HERE.
And the grand prize winner will also receive:
A prize pack from talented artist (and multiple Rue Morgue Podcast contest winner) CHAD SAVAGE, including an art print of the winner’s choice from his website, a set of blank Halloween greeting cards (5 in the set) and the last remaining Jack of 1000 Faces Original Run t-shirt (an XL.) Plus – whatever weird little things he might decide to throw in the box.
Also – we have a signed Rue Morgue Radio poster and a DVD copy of Eric Stanze’s RATLINE (Lance’s favourite flick) to throw in for the grand prize winner too.
Details are on this week’s episode of the podcast .
This week on the Rue Morgue Podcast, it’s our Q&A with legendary actor Lance Henriksen. The Q&A was conducted by Rue Morgue’s Managing Editor Monica S. Kuebler at the 2011 Festival of Fear.
We were lucky to have Lance up here two years in a row and one thing’s for sure, the 2012 Festival of Fear won’t be the same without him. We’ve been spoilt! Maybe I’ll team up with the Back to Frank Black guys and get a petition going to get him back next year!
And special thanks to the Rue Morgue Podcast’s intrepid reporter Andrea Subissati for recording the Q&A.
This week on the Rue Morgue Podcast, it’s the results of our FAST CUSTOM SHIRTS Tagline Contest.
Because of all the sick fiends who listen to the podcast, this was our most outrageous contest to date.
Also, the ten winners will each receive a horror t-shirt from our friends over at FAST CUSTOM SHIRTS.
Plus – the grand prize winner will also receive:
A prize pack from artist CHAD SAVAGE, including an art print of the winner’s choice from his website, a set of blank Halloween greeting cards (5 in the set) and the last remaining Jack of 1000 Faces Original Run t-shirt (an XL.) Plus – whatever weird little things he might decide to throw in the box.
AND! We have a signed Rue Morgue Radio poster, a DVD copy of Eric Stanze’s RATLINE (starring Emily Haack and Jason Christ) and a couple of boxes of THING MINTS too.
This show is epic. It’s frightening. It’s not for the squeamish and it’s DEFINITELY not safe for work….
p.s. Also on this show, there’s some bonus bits from my Q&A with the lovely Victoria Price recorded at the 2011 Festival of Fear.
So if you’re hear for the Victoria Price bits only and you want to spare yourself the merciless wrath of the Tagline Holocaust, then fast forward directly to the 1 hour and 16 minute mark. (And if you happen to catch any of the content that precedes it, then apologies ahead of time.)
This week on the podcast, it’s our Q&A with Count Lyle Blackburn, Rue Morgue’s resident cryptozoologist and the lead singer of Texas Hellbilly Band Ghoultown.
On this episode, Lyle gets into all sorts of juicy Big Foot related anecdotes, including the origins of everyone’s favourite furball, some wild eyewitness reports of the creature and Lyle’s own life as a bonafide monster hunter.
The Q&A was recorded at the 2011 Festival of Fear and was hosted by Rue Morgue’s Editor-In-Chief, Dave Alexander.
And don’t forget to check out Lyle’s cryptozoology-themed column Monstro Bizarro right here on the Rue Morgue Blog.
Now playing on the Rue Morgue Podcast, a special Les Nessman style report LIVE from the set of ANTIVIRAL – the feature film debut of Brandon Cronenberg, son of legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg.
ANTIVIRAL perfectly illustrates that the rotting apple has not fallen far from the decaying tree because this film is unquestionably Cronenbergian. It’s about a celebrity obsessed kid who injects himself with the infected blood of his favourite celebrities in order to feel closer to their disease. It’s the TMZ on DMT.
The star of the film is a young actor named Calab Landry Jones who inhibits this sickly character so convincingly that even though I was only on set for a few relatively mundane shots, this kid has a quality where you can’t take your eyes off him. Also, the film is being shot by the mad genius of horror cinematographers, Mr. Karim Hussain, director of Subconscious Cruelty and the director of photography for Hobo With A Shotgun. But if you’re familiar with Karim’s body of work, it seems like a perfect marriage of disturbed sensiblitlies to see him hook up with one of the Cronenberg clan.
Anyway, I managed to grab just a few minutes with the fellas immediately after lunch and before they had to return to set but I’m very curious to see how this plays out and I assure you I will be following this one VERY closely on the Rue Morgue podcast.
I subjected myself to a very strange cine-masochistic exercise yesterday. I viddied George Sluizer's haunting masterpiece THE VANISHING (1988) then immediately followed it with the director's own 1993 Hollywood remake.
My God! What a disorienting and painful experience that was - to dramatically travel from one extreme end of the cinematic spectrum to another, from divine inspiration to infernal desperation, from cinema as a dark art to cinema as a dog's fart. Unreal!
But why on Earth would I do this to myself you ask? What could've possibly possessed me to injure my eyeballs to this degree? Well, I assure you, it was for a greater cause. My pain was merely fodder for an upcoming episode of the RUE MORGUE PODCAST wherein we dissect the implications of both versions and try to come to terms with the forces of evil that would've allowed such a cinematic travesty to have unfolded in our lifetime.
Andrea Subissati (a.k.a. Hellbat), author of "When There's No More Room In Hell: The Sociology of the Living Dead" returns to the podcast for this treacherous voyage into the nether regions of cinephobic agony.
The show will go live early in 2012 but I'm giving plenty of notice ahead of time. You will have to have seen the original VANISHING ahead of time as it's impossible to compare and contrast these two flicks without delving into fatal spoilers.
If you haven't seen Sluizer's 1988 masterwork, you are in for one of the most incredible and horrifying dark thrillers of the late 80's. If you haven't seen his 1993 Hollywood remake, then you're extremely lucky to have retained some lingering vestige of cinematic innocence by avoiding one of the most depressing movie-watching experiences possible.
2011 is winding down in grand style on the Rue Morgue Podcast with one of our finest interviews to date, a first rate tête-à-tête with director Tim Sullivan, one of the filmmakers responsible for the bodily fluids-drenched, drive-in horror movie anthology, Chillerama.
Sullivan’s outrageously flamboyant, adolescent-angst parody I Was A Teenage Werebear demonstrates that retro-movie homages don’t always have to look backwards, they can look forwards too.
It’s the last show of 2011 but we’re going out in grand style with an interview with Alex Stapleton, director of Corman’s World, an amazing portrait of the career of legendary filmmaker Roger Corman.
If you’re gonna do a definitive, comprehensive documentary on Corman’s career, you gotta dig up a helluva lot of Hollywood legends for interviews. The task is seemingly insurmountable but to her credit, Ms. Stapleton pulled it off beautifully!
This is required viewing for everyone who listens to the podcast!
Anyway, have a great holiday. And big thanks to all you guys who’ve been listening to the podcast since it started!
slasherfreak: Deadpit Forever !!!
Dec 23, 2017 8:48:33 GMT -5
newt138: It might have lived again if CK wasn't such a dick to all the fans. Admit it you stupid fuck Deadpit died cause you are a greedy fuck. Like when you created that bootleg site and tried to act like it wasn't you behind it. But you were stupid
May 1, 2018 0:48:10 GMT -5
newt138: and used the same email address you used to see hockey masks. How many fans did you drive away? How many fans did you rip off? You managed to drive off CodyLL who was a diehard fan. Face it you fat stupid fuck you killed deadpit. And don't have the balls
May 1, 2018 0:49:15 GMT -5
newt138: To admit to doing it.
May 1, 2018 0:49:46 GMT -5
bradtheman: Like all things in life, Deadpit Radio's run had to end at some point. Towards the end, Wes, Aaron, and Steve's hearts weren't in it and that it was time to move on. For what it's worth, I like to thank the threesome for inspiring me to do commentaries.
May 26, 2019 19:07:39 GMT -5
oldhorrorfan: Stuttering Steve Bumblefuck B Plan was worse than Aids on there and was one of the Main reasons the show went to shit so fast..
May 31, 2019 8:58:17 GMT -5
bradtheman: That and the horror genre was going down the tubes when Aaron and Wes signed off. It still is with the Child's Play remake and I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu as examples.
May 31, 2019 23:23:06 GMT -5
newt138: No mainstream horror was going down the tubes. There was plenty of good mainstream horror. But as fat fuck Wes told many people "Unless we get sent a copy for free I Aint reviewing it."
Jun 11, 2019 13:50:53 GMT -5
bradtheman: The 8th anniversary of my very first audio commentary is coming up. It was for Psycho IV: The Beginning. I like to thank Wes and Aaron for inspiring me to do some on my own.
Jul 1, 2019 22:45:10 GMT -5
psychostillvicious: Greetings one and all. Don't know if anyone remembers me, but whatever. I was a poster here many moons ago. God I loved Deadpit. I'm just strolling down memory lane after hearing some sad news from Wes on facebook. Long live DP.
Jul 25, 2019 14:15:25 GMT -5
bradtheman: I'm sorry about what Wes Vance is going through right now. My thoughts go to him and his family.
Jul 27, 2019 22:49:33 GMT -5