2006 Festival of Fear


The monsters are coming! Rue Morgue, Canada’s premiere horror magazine,and Hobby Star Marketing bring back THE RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR Canadian National Horror Expo for its third annual run. The country’s powerhouse genre event will invade the Metro Toronto Convention Centre the weekend of September 1-3, 2006as part of Canada’s National Expo (along with ComiCon, CNAnime,SFX and GamesX), and is expected to draw in excess of 30,000+genre fans.

Rue Morgue is proud to announce that the Guest of Honour for the 2006 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear will be legendary shock rocker ALICE COOPER, the man who pioneered horror theatrics in popular music. Joining him will be special guests GUILLERMO DEL TORO (Blade II, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth), LINDA BLAIR (The Exorcist), the legendary BEN CHAPMAN (The Creature From the Black Lagoon himself!), cult icon JEFFREY COMBS (Re-Animator, From Beyond), wrestler/film star RODDY PIPER (They Live, Hell Comes To Frogtown), scream screen starlet JULIET LANDAU (Drusilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and cult horror icon MICHAEL BERRYMAN (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devil’s Rejects).

Also appearing will be BILLY BOYD (Pippin from Lord of the Rings, Seed of Chucky), world-renowned horror artist PAUL BOOTH (Last Rites Tattoo Theatre), Hellboy creator MIKE MIGNOLA, WALTER PHELAN (Dr. Satan from House of 1000 Corpses), Lenore creator ROMAN DIRGE, FX master JOHN BURTON (One Scary Guy), Canadian literary icons DON HUTCHISON (Northern Frights) and MICHAEL ROWE (Queer Fear, Queer Fear II), GEMMA FILES (author, Kissing Carrion), and many, many more!

"I am thrilled that we were able to bring together such an eclectic mix of classic and cult icons for our third year," remarked Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue publisher and Festival of Fear coordinator. "The Festival of Fear has always existed for the fans and this year will be no different."

RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR Canadian National Horror Expo 2006 also features exclusive parties, intimate and interactives, horror film screenings, autograph sessions, dealer tables and a live performance from Toronto horrorbilly ghouls THE CREEPSHOW. All this and much, much more!

Previous guests of the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear include Clive Barker (Hellraiser), George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow), Alejandro Jodorowsky (Santa Sangre), Doug Bradley (Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies), Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th movies), Tom Savini (Day of the Dead, Dusk Till Dawn), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses) and many, many more.

Currently, Rue Morgue is one of the leading genre magazines in the world, and hosts a series of offshoot events, including Rue Morgue Radio (a weekly horror music show), Rue Morgue Presents CineMacabre (a monthly screening of new, rare, classic and cult horror films in Toronto’s legendary Bloor Cinema), and its ever popular annual Halloween Bash. Hobby Star Marketing was founded in 1992 as one of Canada's premiere sports and entertainment marketing agencies.

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