Pink Flamingos (1972)
Press Release: (Toronto) Horror-Rama is thrilled to welcome actress Ashley C. Williams to her Canadian convention debut!
Ashley found instant cult infamy for her tragic turn in director Tom Six's notorious black-comic horror masterpiece The Human Centipede where she was stitched rear-to-mouth as the middle segment of a mad scientist's insane experiment. In 2015 she received acclaim for her blistering turn in director Matthew A. Brown's psychological horror film Julia and both she and Brown (who will also be attending Horror-Rama 2017) will screen their masterpiece and meet their fans.
Ashley joins previously announced special guests: John Harrison (Creepshow,
Ashley found instant cult infamy for her tragic turn in director Tom Six’s notorious black-comic horror masterpiece The Human Centipede where she was stitched rear-to-mouth as the middle segment of a mad scientist’s insane experiment. In 2015 she received acclaim for her blistering turn in director Matthew A. Brown’s psychological horror film Julia and both she and Brown (who will also be attending Horror-Rama 2017) will screen their masterpiece and meet their fans.
Ashley joins previously announced special guests: John Harrison (Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Tales from the Darkside, Dune); Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case, Brain Damage); Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Serial Mom); Vernon Wells
We have the official press release below with full details on the new guest announcements, and to learn more, visit Horror-Rama Toronto's official website.
Press Release: Horror-rama-toronto IV Celebrating All Things Horror
November 4 & 5, 2017 at 918 Bathurst St., Centre for Culture, Arts, Media, and Education
Just Announced: Lesleh Donaldson and John Harrison attending.
Horror-Rama-Toronto, the Only stand-alone horror convention and cult cinema celebration, returns for its frightful 4th year, in a larger and wilder space with a gaggle of amazing celebrity guests and cinema icons.
The shocking soiree runs November 4 and 5 at the remarkable 918 Bathurst, an arts and culture sanctuary and converted Buddhist temple located just North of Bloor St.
Horror-Rama organisers have also just announced that the guest line-up will be boosted by two, with the appearance of Scream Queen Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday to Me, Deadly Eyes, Funeral Home) and writer, director and actor John Harrison (Creepshow, Day of the Dead,
Over the weekend, Fanstastic Fest attendee Kim Sherman took to Instagram to share her experience with a Saturday afternoon showing of Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’or winner “The Square,” an event capped by a post-screening stunt that didn’t strike Sherman and other audience members as a wise choice.
Sherman wrote that, after the film concluded, “They asked us to remain seated after the film while they brought a ‘special guest’ into the room. Then they brought out an actor from the film
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One of film's rarest treasures is planning a summer experience his fans will never forget...
John Waters, the beloved director whose filmmaking career now spans a gigantic six decades, has a treat for hardcore fans of his movies this summer. The 'Pope of trash', as he's often fondly referred, is launching a summer camp for adults that will celebrate all things Waters-themed and beyond.
Taking place beside a serene lake in Kent, Connecticut, the event quickly sold out, with excited campers shelling out $499+ each for a ticket to attend the get-together this September, and along with the regular American summer camp activities, those grasping their entrance documents tightly will be in for quite the weekend.
Along with Waters' one man show, people will be able to sit through a movie marathon of the director's films (which include Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos and Serial Mom), attend Hairspray karaoke,
Although English actress Imogen Poots isn’t American either, she nearly saves the exercise by bringing a shred of human warmth to her portrayal of a flagrantly unfit mother who drags her 8-year-old son through a host of illegal schemes in a desperate effort to put a roof over their heads.
For those who may have missed it earlier this year, the surreal indie horror flick The Void makes it way to DVD on May 9th, and we have a bunch of other notable titles arriving on Tuesday, too, including Making Contact, American Mummy, The Gorenos, Clown Kill, and The Evangelist.
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To celebrate the brand new Blu from Scream Factory, Daily Dead had the pleasure of speaking with Stole about her career, from starting out with Waters during the 1960s through her experiences on a variety of his other cinematic projects, including Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and, of course, Serial Mom. Stole also reflected about her time on the set of Waters’ 1994 dark comedy, working with Turner and more.
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Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Every woman wants to be wanted… just not for Murder One!
Director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray) brings his twisted cinematic vision to the seemingly mundane world of suburbia in Serial Mom, an outrageous dark comedy starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing The Stone).
Beverly (Turner) is the perfect happy homemaker. Along with her doting husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard), she lives a life straight out of Good Housekeeping. But this nuclear family just might explode when Beverly's fascination with serial killers collides with her ever-so-proper code of
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In addition to traditional summer-camp activities, the one-of-a-kind event will also entail watching not only Waters’ movies but also his one-man show, performing karaoke to “Hairspray,” playing Bloody Mary Bingo and enjoying scotch and cigars — which is to say, exactly the kind of wholesome pastimes you’d expect of the “Cry-Baby” and “Multiple Maniacs” director.
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An actual camp in Kent, Connecticut, complete with cabins and lake, is hosting the offbeat event September 22-24, with tickets starting at $499.
In addition to screening several of his films, fans of the quirky director who has been called “the Pope of trash” can participate in Bloody Mary Bingo, a costume contest, a dance party, and “Hairspray” karaoke.
There should be plenty of chances to hang with the acerbic raconteur, who will perform a one-man show with a Q&A. And S’mores aren’t the only thing on the menu — there’s also a Scotch and Cigars session.
Burlesque lessons, yoga and meditation are offered along
Set for this September, the three-day event offers the usual slate of camping activities, like canoeing, smores, and hiking. But they’re also be a ton of distinctively Waters-ian activities, like a costume contest judged by the man himself, book readings, Bloody Mary Bingo, and the comforting sense that you’re surrounded by 300 people who can recite entire Divine monologues by heart. Tickets for the camp—which is ...
And thus, Ryan Murphy asked Waters to appear in “Hagsploitation,” which opens with Waters as Castle, introducing an axe-wielding Joan Crawford (played by Jessica Lange) during a promotional tour for the 1964 film “Straight-Jacket.”
“It was an honor to be asked to do it, because I’m such a fan of William Castle,” Waters said about the unannounced cameo. “I had to keep the secret for so long because we shot it a long time ago. And the secret kept. I was surprised, because there were 100 extras there.”
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