TFWNEWS
ANCHOR BAY
abe
Visit Our Sponsor

ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS

Dinoshark [Blu-ray]

by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Directors:Kevin O'Neill
Starring:Eric Balfour
Blu-ray ~ Release Date: 2011-04-26
Blu-ray ~ Release Date: 2011-04-26

 

Our Price: $11.33
Buy Now

Dinocroc vs. Supergator [Blu-ray]

by ANCHOR BAY
Directors:Jay Andrews
Starring:Corey Landis
Blu-ray ~ Release Date: 2011-07-12
Blu-ray ~ Release Date: 2011-07-12

 

Our Price: $22.49

Buy Now 

 

 
RUE MORGUE

Visit Our Sponsor

Thank you all for attending Texas Frightmare Weekend 2011! As you're probably already aware we've opened the 2011 survey. We've already had massive participation and the feedback is simply amazing. There have been some great suggestions for the next event and you can be sure that we'll implement as many of them as possible. If you haven't completed a survey yet feel feel to do so here. But hurry! The survey is only open for limited amount of time.

Participate in the survey here!

Our NEW Venue for 2012



The Hyatt Regency DFW is our new home! Fresh from a $50 million renovation, this Dallas Fort Worth hotel features 92,000 square feet of event space and 811 guest rooms, almost four times the size of our previous venue!

We'll infest this newly remodeled hotel for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012 on May 4, 5 and 6. Mark your calendars now!

PARKING: Free for ALL attendees!

Parking is FREE at the hotel's covered parking garage or (if needed) the Terminal C parking garage. When you enter the airport the attendant at the toll booths will give you a paper ticket. Just bring this ticket in to the hotel and have it validated by the hotel staff. Upon leaving the airport, simply present the ticket to the attendant and all airport tolls and parking will be waived!

It doesn't matter who you are, where you are from or if you reserve a room at the hotel or not. PARKING IS FREE FOR ALL!!!

If you have any questions about how parking works just email me.

Hotel Address

Hyatt Regency DFW

2334 North International Parkway

DFW Airport
, Texas  7
5261
Tel:
+1 972 453 1234
  Fax: +1 972 615 6826

Directions

If using a GPS device or website for directions, please do not search for the hotel's physical address. Please search DFW Airport and follow directions into DFW International Airport. Once you have entered the airport via the toll booths, please follow the signs to Hyatt Regency DFW, adjacent to Terminal C.

Directions to our Dallas Fort Worth airport hotel from DFW Terminals:
Hyatt Regency DFW offers Courtesy Van Service: Guests to contact the hotel via courtesy phone for pick-ups 24 hours a day.  The vans are blue with Hyatt in white letters and accessible on the terminal lower level.

Directions to our Dallas Ft Worth airport hotel from DFW Metroplex:
Follow signs to DFW Airport, enter through the Toll Plaza to International Parkway, exit Terminal C, Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel entrance is on the right, directly across from Terminal C, Gates 26-39.

Stay tuned as we'll open reservation for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012 soon!
Rue Morgue Cover Art Contest Winners!

Rue Morgue's Gary Pullin published a blog that details the winners of Rue Morgue's Cover Art Contest which was held at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2011. Read Gary's blog below to see the winning entries. 

 

Now that the Dallas dust has settled and the sound of chainsaws are are all but a distant buzz, I'd like to announce the winners of our Rue Morgue Cover contest we held at this year's Texas Frightmare Weekend. Entries were coming faster than you can say "Dog will hunt!" all weekend and I was astounded by the amount of creativity and the diversity on display. I will say it was tough to pick three, so I'm including some honourable mentions that warmed the cockles of our cold, dead hearts. The grand prize winner took home an Uncle Creepy statue courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, a set of VIP passes to Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012 from Frightmare head honcho Loyd Cryer, and a napsack stuffed with Masters of Horror DVDs, signed by their respective directors, courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment. Second and third place winners won the giant napsack full of signed DVDs, a print by yours truly and a few other goodies. Thanks again to the winners and all who entered. We're thinking of doing it again next year so sharpen those pencils, fog up those lenses and keep those creative juices flowin'!

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - James S. Cole


James actually submitted two entries, bookends alerting the media to both humans and zombies for the impending apocalypse, which we thought was quite clever. The simple, bold use of colour, clean type and those groovy little design elements really tipped his submission in the net, earning this graphically sound effort first place. 

James S. Cole - 1st place winner


Art by James S. Cole

 

2nd Prize Winner - Chris Kutcha


Always a sucker for the classics, Chris' Karloff portrait blew us away. The firey reds, oranges and monster greens go together like hand in skeleton hand, making this entry a thing of beauty. The original painting itself is a real stunner and we almost had the Stilt Reaper roll him for it. His witty cover copy had us grinning and he certainly made it really tough to pick a grand prize winner. 

Chris Kutcha - 2nd place winner

 

3rd Prize Winner - Robert "Robzilla" Riffey 

 

This entirely hand-drawn piece by Robert isn't without its charms. We saw the potential with a black and white cover, which mimics the classic horror era and the well-rendered portraits of Glenn Strange certainly helped place this entry in the winning pile.

 

Robert Riffey - 3rd place winner


James, Chris, Rob and I pose with the winning covers.

 

Honourable Mentions

 

Wendy Leaumont - Wendy created this assembled sculpture from the ground up. She then photographed it and turned it into a cover design. (Extra points for using the Ghoulish font too!) This was definitely the most unique entry of the bunch, so kudos Wendy, for making our decision that much harder.

Art by Wendy Leaumont

 

Mike Parenti - While it didn't really fit the contest criteria, we thought this original painting of a three-eyed beast was way too cool to ignore. 

Art by Mike Parenti.

 

Krystal Fancey Beck - Also known as Zombified on Etsy, Krystal's submission is a fun little tribute to one of our favourite horror films and her entry caught the eye of a few convention goers. Grandpa would be proud.

Art by Krystal Fancey Beck

 

So there you have it. Congratulations again to all who entered, Dark Horse Comics, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Loyd Cryer for making this year at Texas Frightmare a weekend we'll never forget! A special thanks to Sandy from Ghoultown for snapping some pictures during the announcements.

Trip Winners!


We also want to once again congratulate the winner of Rue Morgue's "Win a Trip to Texas Frightmare Weekend" contest, Melissa Pettersson (right), some horror nerd (center) and Melissa's friend Aaron Williams (left).

 

RUE MORGUE Announces Festival of Fear Guests



GUEST OF HONOUR

ROBERT ENGLUND
Freddy Krueger in the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Vs Jason

Robert Englund is best known for playing one of the most prolific and influential horror film killers of all time: Freddy Krueger. Beginning with Wes Craven's seminal horror film A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), and then its many sequels, His scarred face, tattered sweater and glove with razor sharp fingers has become an icon of the genre and left an indelible stamp on the collective fears of two generations of movie watchers. Prior to his career defining role as Freddy Krueger, Englund had already become a cult favorite when he was cast as a sex-crazed maniac in Tobe Hooper's EATEN ALIVE (1977). He went on to the low-budget classics THE FIFTH FLOOR (1978) and GALAXY OF TERROR (1981). He was also cast in the title role in the remake of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1989), and had prominent roles in NIGHT TERRORS (1995), THE MANGLER (1995) and Wes Craven's WISHMASTER (1997). Englund's final performance as Freddy Krueger came in FREDDY VS. JASON (2003). Other notable films are 2001 MANIACS (2005), BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (2006) and HATCHET (2006). Rue Morgue is proud to announce the first Canadian appearance from horror film icon Robert Englund as the official Guest of Honour of the 2011 Festival of Fear.



FEATURED GUEST

JOHN WATERS
Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, Serial Mom

John Waters is arguably the greatest living creative figure of trash cinema in all of movie history. From his earluiest days, Waters was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. He drew from a pool of weird counter-culture for his cast, including the late great Divine, and began making silent 8mm & 16mm films in the mid-'60s. It was his film MULTIPLE MANIACS (1970) that began to turn heads. As his filmmaking grew more polished and his subject matter more shocking, his audiences grew bigger. Drugs, gore, queers, abortion, religion, death, destruction, feces - nothing was sacred to the Waters field of vision. International success struck with the now legendary PINK FLAMINGOS (1972), a deliberate exercise in ultra-bad taste which has ironically become required viewing within many University film courses. Waters continued to make low-budget shockers throughout the decade with classic exercises in bad taste such as FEMALE TROUBLE (1974), DESPERATE LIVING (1977), and POLYESTER (1981), until his Hollywood crossover came with HAIRSPRAY (1988). The '90s continued to elevate his fame with films like CRY BABY (1990), SERIAL MOM (1994), PECKER (1998), and CECIL B. DEMENTED (2000). Waters' last film, A DIRTY SHAME (2004), was a throwback to his old brand of disturbingly hilarious content. Beyond film, Waters is also an accomplished book writer, performer and accomplished photographer. Currently, he is showcasing his critically acclaimed one-man-show called THIS FILTHY WORLD which he will perform in Toronto during the Festival of Fear. Rue Morgue is extremely proud to announce the first ever Canadian convention appearance by film legend John Waters at the 2011 Festival of Fear.



AND SPECIAL GUESTS

ELVIRA
Mistress of the Dark

Elvira, also known as Cassandra Peterson, is a legendary quintessential sex symbol of all things spooky and could be considered one of the most recognizable and popular character icons of the genre. From her humble beginnings as a struggling actor in the 1970s she launched a world famous career as a cleavage-rich spokeswoman for everything campy, including a syndicated TV show, and a movie and a merchandising blitz that cranked out everything from perfume to pinball machines. Back by popular demand, we are proud to announce Elvira return to the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear.



DOUG BRADLEY
Danzig, Misfits, Samhain, Verotik

Since his youth, Doug Bradley has been a close friend to horror legend Clive Barker, with whom he founded the progressive theatre group 'Dog Company'. Barker wrote the scripts, Bradley acted in them. Their work would culminate in HELLRAISER (1987) where Bradley pioneered his role as the unforgettable cenobite Pinhead, a role he would reprise in all eight Hellraiser films. Other notable Bradley appearances include NIGHT BREED (1990), BOOK OF BLOOD (2009), and recently THE 4TH REICH (2011). Rue Morgue is proud to welcome Doug Bradley to the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear.



TOM SAVINI
Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Planet Terror

Italian-American make-up artist Tom Savini is probably the most famous special effects man in horror films. He's worked with George A. Romero, Dario Argento, William Lustig, Tobe Hooper, Brian Yuzna, and Quentin Tarantino to name a few. Savini's feature film debut as a director, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990), was written by George Romero himself. In the documentary THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE (2000), Savini reveals that his grueling experiences and death in Vietnam inspired him to do special effects work and become the world renowned expert in the medium. As an actor, Savini has appeared in many cult and horror films including KNIGHTRIDER'S (1981), FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996), GRINDHOUSE (2007), and most recently a starring role in the 2011 remake of THE SADIST. Rue Morgue is proud to welcome back Tom Savini to the Festival of Fear.



JOHN ASTIN
The Addams Family, The Frighteners

John Astin is an American actor with a cheeky grin who achieved pop culture status through his portrayal of the kooky patriarch Gomez Addams in the hit TV series THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1964). The part made him a legend and one of the most recognizable faces in genre TV. He played a small role in WEST SIDE STORY (1961), and moved on to other work including the offbeat BUNNY O'HARE (1971), EVIL ROY SLADE (1972), and an appearance in the Disney comedy FREAKY FRIDAY (1976). He has since lent his comedic talents to RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMOATOES (1988), Peter Jackson's THE FRIGHTENERS (1996), and TV series THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY (1998).



VICTORIA PRICE
Vincent Price, A Daughter's Biography

Those who think of Vincent Price only as the star of classic horror films are in for an enjoyable treat from daughter-turned-writer Victoria Price, author of the acclaimed book VINCENT PRICE: A DAUGHTER'S BIOGRAPHY. In only the way she can, Price paints a beautifully rich portrait of her father as a man with personal grace, intellectual fire, and a dark but kind heart. Join Rue Morgue and Victoria Price as we celebrate her father's 100th anniversary at the 2011 Festival of Fear.



LANCE HENRIKSEN
Aliens, Near Dark, Millennium

A Golden Globe nominated actor who has played clean-cut FBI agents, psychotic gang leaders, murderous vampires and burned-out homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has also starred in three seasons MILLENNIUM (1996), and the critically acclaimed TV series THE X FILES (1993). Director James Cameron cast him in THE TERMINATOR (1984), and as the android Bishop in the sci-fi classic ALIENS (1986). Henriksen's additional credits include the head of a family of murderous redneck vampires in Kathryn Bigelow's vampire cult film classic NEAR DARK (1987). He has also appeared in PUMPKINHEAD (1988), THE HORROR SHOW (1989), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1991), ALIEN3 (1992), Jim Jarmusch's DEAD MAN (1995), DAMIEN: OMEN II (1978), and many more. Henriksen recently penned his autobiography NOT BAD FOR A HUMAN: THE LIFE AND FILMS OF LANCE HENRIKSEN. Rue Morgue is proud to welcome Lance Henrickson back to the Festival of Fear.



MALCOLM MCDOWELL
A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie's Halloween

Malcolm McDowell is a legendary acting powerhouse who first caught the attention of director Lindsay Anderson, who cast him in his film IF (1968). Then came the semi-autobiographical O LUCKY MAN! (1973) before his turn as the infamous Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971). McDowell spent 1976 working on what one of the most infamous films of all time, CALIGULA (1979). His first American film was TIME AFTER TIME (1979), and essay about Jack the Ripper. Also, the demented BRITANNIA HOSPITAL (1982). Unique at playing villains and with more than 100 films under his belt, he is one of the greatest actors in America appearing in many horror film including ASYLUM (1997), Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN (2007), HALLOWEEN II (2009), and SUCK (2009). Rue Morgue is proud to welcome Malcolm McDowell to the 2011 Festival of Fear.



SAM TRAMMELL
True Blood, Dexter

An intelligent, highly-capable heart-throb actor, Sam Trammell is best known for his unforgeable roles in the hit TV series DEXTER (2006), and TRUE BLOOD (2008-2011). Trammell has also appeared in many genre films including ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: REQUIEM (2007), GUNS GIRLS & GAMBLING (2011).



STEVEN SEVERIN
Siouxsie And the Banshees, Music For Silents

Steven Severin was part of the famous Sex Pistols hangers-on called "The Bromley Contingent" and one of the founding members of SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES. After the Banshees called it quits in 1996, Severin backed away from the record industry and started working on his own projects. He formed the record label RE:, and released two albums, 1998's Visions, and 1999's Maldoror. Severin recently created MUSIC FOR SILENTS a touring on man show in which he recreates a live musical score for famous silent films including BLOOD OF A POET (1930) and VAMPYR (1932).



KATEE SACKHOFF
Halloween: Resurrection, Battlestar Galactica

As one of the stars of the critically acclaimed television series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, Katee Sackhoff has wowed fans and critics alike with her portrayal of Kara "Starbuck" Thrace; an aggressive, loud-mouthed, hot-shot fighter pilot who undertakes an arduous journey of self-discovery throughout the entire series. For five years Sackhoff brought to life one of the show's most compelling and complex characters, gaining a legion of loyal fans along the way. Sackoff has also made appearances on various TV shows including the hit series ER as well as appearing in the horror movies HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION and WHITE NOISE 2: THE LIGHT alongside actor Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Castle). She has also done voiceover work for the hit video game franchise HALO 3, and appearances on the Cartoon Network series, ROBOT CHICKEN.



REMY COUTURE
FX artist, The Punisher, Death Race, Inner Depravity

Remy Couture grew up with a love of special effects which he began to develop in earnest in 2004, when he decided to try out his work with a few friends. The work brought him instant recognition and landed him a coveted position at Maestro Studio where he worked on films such as THE PUNISHER (2004), THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (2008) and DEATH RACE (2008) along with numerous independent projects in Montreal. His enthusiasm for the art of gore found its full expression with the website www.morgue666.com, which later became www.innerdepravity.com in which Couture created a persona around a fictional psychopathic serial killer in order to integrate his talents in effects and story-telling. As a result of the graphic and very convincing nature on the site, he was arrested in 2009 and will stand trial later this year.



BLOOD CEREMONY
Toronto's Witch Rock Pioneers

Blood Ceremony are a local quartet who have channelled their love of '70s horror films and bluesy proto-metal into a flute-fronted, occult-themed brand of rock. After playing in a drone-metal band that never made it out of the practice pad, guitarist Sean Kennedy, bassist Chris Landon and drummer Jeremy Finkelstein added a female singer and headed down the path towards occult metal. But it wasn't until occasional flautist Alia O'Brien took over on vocals that their sound solidified into the mystical riff-o-rama that has been drawing an expansive congregation of supporters both at home and across Europe.



GHOULTOWN
Texas' Premier Hellbilly Band

Hailing from Texas and specializing in a mixture of classic garage punk and psychobilly music and dark, horrifying lyrics, Ghoultown are entirely their own beast. Part Charles Manson, part Bonanza, Ghoultown's unique heavy western sound has brought them fans across two continents. Since their debut in 1999, Ghoultown's dark western dirges and unmistakable presence have found their way into four CD releases, numerous compilations, movies, short films, a comic book and a video game.



LEXA DOIG
Jason X, Andromeda

Lexa Doig is best known for her role as Rommie on the long running science fiction series ANDROMEDA opposite Kevin Sorbo. More recently, she has appeared on SMALLVILLE, V, SUPERNATURAL, EUREKA and STARGATE SG-1. Coincidentally, her roles on all of these shows have been doctors! She has also appeared in movies such as JASON X and many other television series, including The 4400, EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT, F/X: THE SERIES and William Shatner's TEKWAR movies and series.



GEOFF ISAAC
Author, It Came From The Kitchen

Geoff Isaac's IT CAME FROM THE KITCHEN is a collection of recipes from your favourite horror, science fiction and fantasy actors and film-makers. From Bela Lugosi's Cabbage Rolls to Ray Bradbury's Peach Kuchen, this book contains a treasure trove of recipes from actors, writers, directors, special effects and makeup people past and present that will appeal to both new converts and old connoisseurs of the genres.






The RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR is the country's largest horror expo, attracting an average of 40,000+ fans to the heart of downtown Toronto over three days in August. This powerhouse event is an extravaganza of celebrity guests, autograph signings, parties, Q&A sessions, seminars and workshops, and a colossal selection of movies and movie memorabilia, including books, comic books, toys, video games, trading cards, posters, anime, manga, and tons more.

VISIT FANEXPOCANADA.COM FOR MORE DETAILS