Killing is a movie featuring samurais that isn’t so much of a samurai movie as it is a Shinya Tsukamoto movie that has samurais in it.
As the co-owner and former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue – the world’s largest horror magazine – Dave Alexander is an expert on the Dark Side. He is currently Rue Morgue‘s Special Projects Manager and a writer an editor for Rue Morgue Library line of supplements, which he also created. Before joining Rue Morgue, he earned a degree in Film and Media Studies from the University of Alberta, inevitably focusing his attention on genre cinema, and was a freelancer for publications such as Spin, Maxim and the Edmonton Journal newspaper. For a decade he programmed and hosted Rue Morgue’s monthly CineMacabre movie night screenings in Toronto, helped program Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear and Dark Carnival fan conventions, and has served as a jury member for Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Dave is also a published fiction writer, an award winning filmmaker, and has penned chapters for non-fiction projects, such as Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, and various entries in the Rue Morgue Library series. In 2012, he created If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror movie poster art show for Fantasia, which featured poster artists and established genre filmmakers collaborating on one-sheets for Canuck horror films that don’t exist, including Dave’s own creations, such as Farm of Frankenstein, Tundrasaur and Wucular Women of Winnipeg. He also appears regularly at fan conventions, on television and radio, and in documentaries – such as Zombiemania, Pretty Bloody, Fury of the Demon, Black Christmas Legacy, Why Horror?, 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters and Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business. He is also an executive producer on the horror shorts anthology Minutes Past Midnight. He has also been developing a horror travel series with producer-director Bob Barrett, for which he’s interviewed Alice Cooper, Robert Englund and Michael Rooker, among others. Untold Horror is the story he’s been dreaming to tell other genre lovers for years.
Set in the early days of the American frontier, The Wind feels like an intriguing short stretched out to feature film length.
In the tradition of movies such as Reservoir Dogs and Free Fire, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a lesson in the right way to do a micro-budget feature.
Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier is behind three of the greatest films of the past five years: Blue Ruin, Green Room and, now, Hold the Dark.
With In Fabric, Peter Strickland has created a deliriously lavish work that’s certainly a highlight of his growing collection.
While Meeting Gobachev celebrates his life and accomplishments, it’s also a chilling reminder that those who forget history being doomed to repeat it.
Without It, we wouldn’t have Stranger Things, but without Stranger Things we wouldn’t have It – at least not quite the version of the film that hits theatres today. The Duffer Brothers, creators of Stranger Things, have … Continue reading Untold Horror’s Dave Alexander on ‘It’, ‘Stranger Things’ and the Endless ’80s