Friday, March 29, 2013


It's not often you get to wake up to a party. Check the new video by the very talented Anchoress - Rob Hoover, Chris Lennox-Aasen, Ricky Doldrums Castanedo, and Keenan Sunbro - featuring Three Inches Of Blood andAndrew W.K. and a pair twinnies - Jen and me. If you are going to party, I suggest you Party Hard.


Thursday, March 28, 2013


HOLY SHIT!!! It's only 203 days until the TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL - Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies 2013!!



This year Toronto After Dark runs for nine nights, October 17-25, 2013 and will screen almost 50 films, including both shorts and features. Our Festival is uniquely run by film fans for film fans and enjoys incredible loyalty and support from the large film-appreciating community in Toronto. Last year, Toronto After Dark was attended by over 10,000 enthusiastic genre film fans and over 100 members of the film press and industry. Filmmakers were delighted in the fantastic response that included a record number of overwhelmingly positive reviews, and distribution deals! If you need more convincing about whether or not you should enter your film to Toronto After Dark, please visit our About Us for Filmmakers Page


Toronto After Dark Film Festival seeks independent feature-length and short films from around the world in any of the following main genre groups:

Horror, Supernatural
Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
Documentaries, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre subject matter
Music Videos, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre aesthetic


Completed after January 1st, 2011
Run time of between 1 and 59 minutes
Not previously submitted to the festival
Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English


Completed after January 1st, 2011
Run time of 60 minutes or longer
Screening at our festival would be its Toronto Premiere (only applies to feature films)
Must not have played in Canada on TV/cable/satellite, nor be available on DVD/Blu-Ray in Canada, nor available publicly online (only applies to feature films)
Not previously submitted to the festival
Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English


Please submit early to save on our submission fees. Your online screener must be ready for viewing or your mail-in DVD must be sent into us, postmarked by the following dates to meet the respective deadline:

APRIL 12: Early Deadline
MAY 10: Regular Deadline
JUNE 7: Final Deadline

(submissions for each deadline, accepted until 11.59pm PST)

NOTE: An Extended Final Deadline of JUNE 21 is available, but is exclusive to users of Withoutabox (WAB). As this deadline incurs higher fees, we strongly encourage WAB users to not leave it this late, and enter by our official Final Deadline of JUNE 7


Assuming your film meets these requirements, please click on the applicable link below, to begin your submission to the 2013 Toronto After Dark Film Festival:


If you’re a registered (WAB) user, click on the button below to login to your WAB account and go to the Toronto After Dark: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Film Festival listing, where you can submit your film to us:


If you’re not a withoutabox user, or would just prefer to submit DIRECTLY to Toronto After Dark, please go to our DIRECT SUBMISSION ENTRY page here.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding our submissions process, please do not hesitate to email us at:

Macabre Mary Art

Creepy and wickedly macabre American Mary artwork by Brian Typhair - very very rad!


Jamie DeWolf is Fucking Awesome

Definitely NSFW, the great Jamie DeWolf being awesome, shot by the very lovely Rod Matheson (who decked the AMERICAN MARY cast out in killer bling a la In2It and also shot our BTS). Give your day 2 minutes and thirty seconds of fucking rad.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Beautiful, Bloody Mary

Beautiful Dianne Louise looking rad in blood and surgical plastic! Really fucking cool.


American Mary Poster Art in Red, White, & Blue

HOLY FUCK HELL. This American Mary poster art by Elijah LaFollette. Beautiful artwork, I want it poster sized for my wall!


Bloody Brilliant Melody

Melody B Montiel bloody brilliant as Mary Mason! I fucking dig this shot so much. ♥


Monday, March 25, 2013

Badass & Geek Immortalized In Ink!!

Holy fucking hell - this tattoo of Jen and me that Cady Gennette Chiseiko Robinson has gotten on his arm is brilliantly fantastic!! I can’t believe that Badass and Geek are immortalized like this. 

Dude - this is epic. We love it!! Wicked tattoo done at Tat2fiend Custom Tattoo & Piercing.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Mary Meets The Master

American Mary meets John Carpenter. This caused a brain explosion for fangirl me. I'll be ok.


Twisted Twins and JOHN DIES AT THE END

Two guesses who will be introducing John Dies at the End on Wednesday at Cineplex Odeon International Village? Hope you are ready to get Sinister + Twisted Canada!

— at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.

Bloody Brilliant Mary Mason Cosplay

Stunningly striking Melody as Mary Mason for Horror Hound weekend. An astounding epic win.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Aleksi's The Hornet

AMAZING artwork by Aleksi Anseth of The Hornet!! Don't know the Hornet? Catch up on your Twisted Twins short films! This just blew me away.

Thank you more than I can hope to type, Aleksi!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This Sunday at The Rio - BE THERE!!

Whatcha doing this Sunday? Cool, cool. So if it isn't going to the double billing screening at The Rio Theatre this Sunday to seeREPO! THE GENETIC OPERA + THE DEVILS CARNIVAL + Q&A with Director! Darren Lynn Bousman, Terrance Zdunich, and Saar Hendelman - cancel those plans and come join in the awesome instead.

"REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA + THE DEVILS CARNIVAL Plus Q&A with Director and co creators! Darren Bousman Director, Terrance Zdunich (actor and writer), and Saar Hendelman (co-composer)

Sunday March 24th 7pm

VIP Ringmaster - Meet and Greet plus Double bill $42 advance
Sinner - Double Bill $22 advance

7pm - 745: VIP meet and greet in the theater with 50 audience members

Doors 7:45pm The Devil's Carnival 8 PM

9pm: Q & A // Live Performance

REPO! The Genetic Opera 10pm"

This is an experience that cannot be downloaded. An excuse to go out and do something fun with a cool crowd. Costumes are encouraged, the venue is licensed with fabulous booze, you get to experience the films with the artists that made it possible, and be there for the live performance and Q & A portions. 

I've seen these guys before and they are what's cool about the genre. They're the kind of people you want to come out and support at this kind of screening. Let's show them that Vancouver digs their artist and their art by making this a killer attendance. 

Also, JenTristan Risk, and I will be there for the merry hijinks and there all night. We want to see your pretty faces there. Please tell your cool friends, get bums in those seats, and let's show Sunday Night what the fuck is up when you come to Vancouver!


Screamfest & Monsterpalooza Are Bringing You Free American Mary!!

"A Screamfest FREE screening at MONSTERPALOOZA! 
Saturday, April 13th, evening 10:30 pm 
Medical student Mary Mason. is broke and disenchanted with the medical field. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clientele. Directed by The Soska Sisters."

Jen and I hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bloody Mary Gif

Because Tumblr and gifs are awesome. Killer Bloody Mary gif.


Drawn American Mary

Cool American Mary art work from Mercury Rapids on Deviant Art.


Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear is Coming to Vancouver!!

See you there!!

Here at Rue Morgue, there is much we don’t know. How many people are lost every year in the Gore-Met’s beard? Was Aaron Von Lupton born with that pompadour, or was it more of a deal-with-the-devil-type thing? Something we do know, though, is that one Festival of Fear isn’t enough. So we’re pleased to announce the FESTIVAL OF FEAR VANCOUVER HORROR EXPO, going down April 20-21 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place – and what’s “999” when you flip it around? See, it’s destiny.) Guests will include The Walking Dead’s NORMAN REEDUS; makeup maestro TOM SAVINI; ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK; Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s JAMES MARSTERS and JULIET LANDAU; the SOSKA TWINS and more. Keep an eyeball on the official Festival of Fear website for updates!"




Outstanding artwork for American Mary from Aleah Anseth, one of our very favorite women in the known universe. Just stunning!!

Ya, Dat's Good

Critic and Review of your Film: "American Mary" in the German Language DVD Magazine (Screen Magazin 03/04 - 2013 April - 7 March 2013)


Saturday, March 16, 2013

RIP Shannon Larratt

Jen and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Shannon Larratt, the founder of BME. What he did in and for the body modification community will never be forgotten. He knew this time was coming and had prepared a final posting for Zentastic. 

For those of you that knew him or knew of him, even those of you that have never heard of this incredible man before, you won't regret taking a moment to read this. 

"As the saying goes, “by the time you read this I’ll be dead.” Caitlin has probably posted it by my request, or it’s been posted as part of a dead-man switch. I have known this was coming for years, at times even hoped for it, and most of that time I haven’t ever been afraid of it, although as it’s grown closer I’ve felt equal parts dread and relief, with a little bit of panic mixxed in. I wish I could have lived much, much longer as there is still so much I want to do and see and be a part of, although in the time I had I could not have asked for a more wonderful life. I’ve had the opportunity to do remarkable things, see my dreams made real and changed the world and the lives of many for the better, loved and been loved, and have an amazing daughter who I hope will have her own wonderful life. My biggest sadness is not being able to be a part of more of it, and I have spent many days in tears trying to figure out a way to squeeze more meaningful time out of this life. There’s just so much more I want to do — and I think everyone knows I’ve done a lot. But not enough. If I knew my live was going to be this short, I would have pushed harder, not frittered so much of it away. I wish I’d seized every single opportunity, not just “many of them”, thinking “I can do that next year.” I’ve always thought that for me the “undiscovered country” was in the Star Trek sense of the word — that is, the glorious future — but instead I’ve gotten stuck with Hamlet’s “undiscovered country”, or death: “But that the dread of something after death, the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns, puzzles the will, and makes us rather bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of?”"

Read the whole piece here.


Friday, March 15, 2013

American Mary in the Sunday Mail

Great UK piece on Katharine Isabelle, our American Mary in this newspaper article. Werewolf dies from Freddy vs Jason attack, becomes surgeon, is doing well.


American Mary in SciFi Now

American Mary in a past issue of SciFi Now. Nip. Tuck. Die. Please (the 'please' because I'm Canadian).


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Take American Mary Home, America

The North American release of American Mary is available on for preorder. No image of the DVD/BD artwork yet or reviews on the film. 

Please, if you've been waiting for this to hit home, take a moment to preorder and if you've already seen our girl, please share your thoughts to convert the non-converted!



Surgically Sweet Twisted Twins & American Mary Tattoo

This is fucking gorgeous. American Mary scalpel with the tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS logo in a medically beautifully tattoo design on Thomas Pirrie. This is just incredible!

Tattoo artist: Dom V K


NES Mary

Carlos Cadaver of Month of Macabre? You rock my world. Kick as NES rendition of American Mary. I love my NES. Any NES~ers out there remember blowing on your cartridges? I don't even remember how I knew to do it, but it was like the unspoken wisdom that could heal all and never fail...

Mary, Mary, Dark & Dreary

Dark and bewitching artwork of lovely American Mary by Yolanda Yoyomo. This is how she would have to look in the children's cartoon version!


Mary Operates By Wade

Beautiful American Mary artwork by the very talented Wade Miles - I really dig this!


Art Of Beatress

Another stunning American Mary image, this one featuringTristan Risk's Beatress by Discord C Bam Bam.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Art Of Grant

Brilliant American Mary poster artwork by Discord C Bam Bam. Such beautiful and macabre work!


American Mary Comes to Canadian Theatres

American Mary will be hitting theatres across Canada part of Raven Banner Entertainment and Cineplex's Sinister Cinema's Horror Series which will be a line up of some ridiculously cool horror films that you should grab your buddies to totally see in theatres this year. 

"Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner announce the launch of Sinister Cinema, a cutting-edge series of art house quality genre cinema.
Sinister Cinema will bring a series of indep
endent horror films to 25 Cineplex theatres across Canada. The films will include unique content, and in some cases, special appearances, including live question and answer sessions with directors, pre-recorded interviews and more.
“It’s a real honour for us to work with Cineplex,” said Raven Banner’s Managing Partner, Michael Paszt. 
“Sinister Cinema will expose Canadians to a different type of horror film – one that falls outside the typical realm of larger distributors.” 
“Today’s announcement is a big win for Canadian horror fans,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “We know fans of this genre are going to be incredibly excited about this new series.” 
Tickets are available now at participating theatre box offices and online at The following is a complete list of participating theatres: 

British Columbia 
Odeon Victoria Cinemas – Victoria 
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo – Nanaimo 
Colossus Langley Cinemas – Langley 
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas – North Vancouver 
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas – Vancouver 

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton – Edmonton 
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook – Calgary
Galaxy Cinemas Regina – Regina 
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon – Saskatoon 

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas – Winnipeg 

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas – Windsor 
SilverCity London Cinemas – LondonGalaxy Cinemas Waterloo – WaterlooCineplex 
Odeon Winston Churchill Cinemas – Oakville 
SilverCity Hamilton Cinemas – Hamilton 
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga – Mississauga 
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas – Toronto 
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas – Vaughan 
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas – Toronto 
Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas Square Cinemas – Toronto 
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas – Scarborough 
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas – Ottawa 
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas – Ottawa 
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas – Sudbury 

Cineplex Odeon Forum Cinemas – Montreal"

The lineup goes like this - March 27, 2013 – John Dies At The End 
May 9, 2013 – The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (Rue Morgue Cinema) - I saw this at Whistler and it's fucking brilliant. 
May 30, 2013 – American Mary 
June 19, 2013- No One Lives

Do not miss these screenings, brings as many people as you know. Your support will show that there is a place in theatres for original horror films like this and that is does have an audience.

A huge and humble thanks to Raven Banner and Cineplex for putting these films on the big screen.