The Dark Knight Rises

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Too cheesy and disappointing to be forgettable, I regret that the Dark Knight trilogy must end on this note but on the other hand, I’m just grateful it’s over.

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THE WIZARD OF GORE featuring the GORE-GORE ROLLERGIRLS

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An evening of Gore-Gore goodness! The Gore-Gore Rollergirls will be screening Hershell Gordon Lewis’ 1970 exploitation classic, THE WIZARD OF GORE while performing a live shadowcast onstage!
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Lollipop Chainsaw Party with Rue Morgue’s Ronnie Mick!

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Last weekend I attended the pre-launch party for Lollipop Chainsaw at EB Games in Toronto. This Buffy-the-Zombie-Slayer style game kicked off with a zombie-filled gathering on Sunday afternoon and Rue Morgue’s Ron McKenzie was kind enough to let me tag along.
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Prometheus

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I’ll keep this short like I wish Ridley Scott had.
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The Loved Ones (2009)

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This past week, I attended 3 nights straight of movie screenings. I spent Tuesday and Wednesday among Toronto cinephiles at Guillermo Del Toro’s Hitchcock master classes. As if that wasn’t enough, Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre screened The Loved Ones on Thursday night, and I didn’t leave disappointed.
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Limbo (XBOX 360/ PS3/ PC/ MAC)

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I have been championing this little indie gem at the top of my voice since discovering it on Xbox Live Arcade last fall. To be honest, the only thing I could possibly complain about is that the exceptionally immersive experience had to end. No joke.
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Rue Morgue on your Android

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After years of sitting in the iPhone’s shadow, Android users have celebrated a few wins as of late. The ubiquitous Instagram was once only available to iPhone users, and recently Rue Morgue has configured their digital mag in an app for the rest of us!

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Interview with Stuart “Feedback” Andrews on The Mortuary

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Formerly under the domain of Rue Morgue magazine, The Mortuary has a new dark overlord: Stuart Feedback Andrews, horror erudite and host of the Rue Morgue Podcast. Feedback kindly took the time to answer some questions on the hows, whys and wherefores of this massive undertaking.
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Hitchcock Master Classes: Registration is Open!

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Register here!
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Catherine (XBOX 360 & PS3)

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If you like platform strategy games with a twist of sex and violence, you’ll enjoy Catherine. Buying the game for the racy stuff will be disappointing, so check out the puzzles in the playable demo before you shell out for all the bells and whistles.

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Back From the Dead: The Mortuary Returns!

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The Rue Mortuary was an online horror forum that lived on the Rue Morgue website and was taken down last February. You might have heard people weeping in the streets. But behold, an Easter miracle! To quote Poltergeist 2: “they’re baaaack!”
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Rewatchability Podcast – The Faculty

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First off, I had no idea that Robert Rodriguez directed the 1998 teen sci-fi The Faculty. I had forgotten about the movie entirely until my friend and horror-blogger to the stars Alexandra West sent me a link to her recent guest appearance on the podcast Rewatchability discussing the film.
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Guillermo Del Toro to lead Hitchcock class

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Now THIS is exciting news! Guillermo Del Toro (director of such wonders as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone and Mimic) is going to be leading a 4-day film and lecture series on four of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies at the TIFF Bell Lightbox here in Toronto!

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I remember horror movies…

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Between November 2011 and February 2012, I wrote a chapter for two academic books on horror. Each chapter was about 15 – 20 pages long, and before you say “well, that’s not many!” I’ll remind you that the time I …
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Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation

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I spent the better part of February writing a chapter on Hellraiser for the upcoming book, The Undead and Theology. In it, I argue that the movie and the novella it was based on represent a modernized version of hell and …
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