Friday, June 27, 2008

Rue Morgue Festival of Fear: Guest List Update

I was poking around on the Rue Morgue website this morning, and erupted with glee when I read that horror royalty Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Funhouse, Poltergeist), and Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) will be joining the already fantastic lineup of special guests at this years' Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, which will be taking over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre August 22-24.

As previously posted, other guests of note include: guest of honour Wes Craven (Last House on the Left, The Hills Have Eyes, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Sid Haig (Spiderbaby, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects), Tura Satana (Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Astro Zombies), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Tromeo & Juliet, Terror Firmer), and Brad Dourif (the Child's Play series, Exorcist III, Graveyard Shift, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest).

This looks like a good one, folks, and should go a long way toward making up for the fact that I have missed out on the last two festivals. To coin a phrase immortalized by Ms. Quigley in Return of the Living Dead: "I just wanna party!"


The Official Website of Tobe Hooper is up, but not exactly running. Set your bookmarks, apparently full access is "coming soon." is mostly operational (a few spots still in development), and full of goodies related to "The Original Scream Queen*."


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