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An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies (August Art Show)

A Rue Morgue exhibit.

Dave Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Rue Morgue magazine, a Canadian publication covering horror culture and entertainment, brings to Toronto “If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror Movies” - a multifaceted art project that imagines a different, more legendary legacy of uniquely Canadian genre films. If They Came From Within brings these imaginary movies to life via fictional 20+ movie posters -- created by some of Canada’s top poster artists and designers – accompanied by synopses from some of the country’s top horror filmmakers. 

Faux horror movies from past, present and future are dreamed up by Bruce McDonald and Tony Burgess (Pontypool), Jason Eisener (Hobo With a Shotgun), Vincenzo Natali (Splice), Éric Tessier (5150 Elm’s Way), Astron-6 (Father’s Day), George Mihalka (My Bloody Valentine), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral), Maurice Devereaux (End of the Line), Lee Demarbre (Smash Cut) Brett Kelly (My Fair Zombie), Donna Davies (Zombiemania), Rodrigo Gudiño (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh), Karim Hussain, (La belle bête ) and several from Alexander himself.

The artists bringing them to life: Rupert Bottenberg, Angus Byers, Donald Carron, Jason Edmiston, Justin Erickson, Vince Marconi, Mathew Marigold, Richard Patmore, Martin Plante, Ghoulish Gary Pullin, Paige Reynolds, Eric Robillard, Mathew Verreault, Adam Vierra, Mark Unterberger, James White and Andrew Wright.

Expect additional multimedia surprises, including original soundtrack music created by Montreal musician Conrad Simon and examples of actual Canadian horror films that never went into production.

Together they create an alternative universe of Canadian genre films.

Please join us between 7pm-11pm on Wednesday, August 7th 2013 at Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner Blvd) for the opening of this exciting gallery show. Some of the artists and filmmakers will be in attendance.

The exhibit will also be on display during the month of August, 2013. Panels promoting the show and featuring several of the artists and filmmakers will also be held as part of Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (more info at:

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Event Details

Date: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
End Date: Saturday, August 31, 2013
Event Type: Art
Location: Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner)
Time: Aug 7, 7-11pm
Ticket: Complimentary