“Echoes From the Sleep Room” Next Week at The Black Museum

By now, anyone keeping up with us on social media probably has heard of The Black Museum, a new Toronto-based lecture series that we launched this fall with Andrea Subissati at the Projection Booth – East. For our final lecture on November 22, I’m going to be delivering a modified version of a course I taught last year at the Miskatonic Institute in Montreal on how real-life medical atrocities in Canada have had a profound effect on the themes of Canadian horror films. November 22 will be the first time I will be presenting the course in Toronto.

Here’s a still-relevant trailer for last year’s event, created by Blue Sunshine:

Tickets will be available at the door for $15, but you can also grab them online now for  $12.


Upcoming Screenings: November 2012

While many of us discovered Canuxploitation films through late night TV screenings and VHS rentals, there’s still something special about catching a locally produced B-movie classic in the theatre alongside other Canadian film fans. Here’s our monthly update featuring upcoming classic Canadian cinema screenings. Want your screening listed? Contact us.

All month long
Various theatres
Steve Kostanski’s throwback sci-fi actioner MANBORG  goes across the country this month and will hit the following theatres:

  • Nov. 2-8 Royal Theatre, Toronto
  • Nov. 3 Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa
  • Nov. 4 Rio Grand, Vancouver
  • Nov. 10 Carbon Arc, Halifax
  • Nov. 16 The Staircase Theatre, Hamilton
  • Nov. 23 The Metro, Edmonton

See more on the MANBORG site.

November 3, 2012, 7pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque
Kier-La Janisse returns to Winnipeg to launch her new book House of Psychotic Women, an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation film, including a screening of THE BROOD. More info here.

CRISIS (1997) and RYAN’S BABE (200) Shot-in-Saskatchewan double feature 35mm/digital
November 23, 2012, 10pm
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon

A unique look at Saskatoon’s homegrown genre scene pairs up action-fest CRISIS, the FIRST 35mm feature film shot in Saskatoon, and the bizarrely campy road trip odyssey RYAN’S BABE. More info here.

November 27, 2012
Bytowne Cinema, Ottawa

The Canadian Cult Revue is back with a screening of Budge Crawley’s quirky, almost forgotten comedy about lawn care. More info here.


Festival of Fear’s Canadian Horror Panel — Details

I’ll be speaking on the past and future of Canadian horror at FanExpo’s Festival of Fear this upcoming Saturday as part of a new project launching this fall. If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you may be aware of  The Black Museum, a new Toronto horror film lecture series I’m collaborating on with horror author Andrea Subissati.

On Saturday, August 25, join us at 2pm in room 717 for a presentation and panel discussion that offers a glimpse at the past, present and future of Canada’s love affair with homegrown horror cinema. Andrea will be moderating this session that will kick off with an overview of the last 50 years of Canadian horror film, followed by a discussion of what we might see in the future, featuring myself and Rue Morgue Magazine scribe Jim Burrell and Rue Morgue Editor-in-Chief Dave Alexander.

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