On Saturday October 28, 2006 Rue Morgue rings in Halloween with Chinese Torture Theater (at the Church at Berkeley, 315 Queen St. East, Toronto, Canada, doors open at 8 PM), a highly-acclaimed Halloween event that will feature a caustic cocktail of Asian-themed performances including Fetish Freaks From the Far East, the Rue Morgue Go-Go Ghouls, Living Reptiles and Dancing Dragons, multiple DJs on two levels, magicians, movies and much more. Attendees can also expect a slew of ghastly giveaways culminating in Rue Morgue’s legendary Midnite Costume Contest, which produces some of the best and outrageous costumes ever seen by human eyes, many of which are developed months in advance for this exclusive event.
“I am happy to be here, one year shy of a decade,” remarks Rue Morgue founder, publisher and president Rodrigo GudiÃ±o. “And I am very happy to be able to call Toronto the home of Rue Morgue. This city has been very good to us and this is my way of saying thank you.”
Tickets for Chinese Torture Theater are $25 and are available directly from Rue Morgue or The Rue Morgue House of Horror (2926 Dundas Street West, Toronto – weekdays 10-6 PM) or at the door on the night of the event.
This Halloween Rue Morgue also celebrates the launch of Rue Morgue Cinema and its flagship production, The Eyes of Edward James, as an Official Selection at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. The company’s second production, The Demonology of Desire, also written and directed by GudiÃ±o, will be released to festivals in early 2007.
Rue Morgue’s Ninth Anniversary Halloween Special Double Issue will be on stands October 1, and packed full of unique horrorabilia, including a career retrospective on the late great Lucio Fulci (The Beyond, House By the Cemetery) featuring interviews with Antonella Fulci, Fulci expert Stephen Thrower and horror film composer Fabio Frizzi. Also featured is a Connoisseur’s Guide To 50 Alternative Horror Books, the 2006 Fantasia film festival wrap-up, a look at Belgian shocker Calvaire, an interview with R. Lee Ermy, star of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, a history of the Ouija Board, catching up with British blood babe Ingrid Pitt, the world’s largest haunted attraction, plus the latest horror movies, DVDs, books, comic books and music from around the world!