Long Live David Cronenberg!

Evolution

Same picture – different faces.

TIFF’s first major original exhibition, David Cronenberg: Evolution, parallels David Cronenberg’s evolution as a filmmaker with his longstanding fascination with the possibilities and perils of human evolution itself. The exhibition launched November 1, 2013 and will continue till January 19, 2014.

If you’re a big Cronenberg fan, you’ll be happy to know that the exhibition covers each of the prolific director’s films, from 1969′s Stereo to 2012′s Cosmopolis. Naked Lunch is well represented with sketches and props, like the typewriter bugs, a sexblob and a recreation of a mugwump at a bar, that guests are invited to pose with for photos.

Cronenberg

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Watain – concert review @ Opera House

Watain

Last Saturday I went to see Watain perform at the Opera House.

Before I get into the review, as always I would like to give a shout out to Noel of Inertia Entertainment for putting on another well organized and on time event.

Watain Stage

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Friday the 13th

Friday 13th

  1. Every year has at least one and at most three Friday the 13ths.
  2. Fear of the number 13 is known as triskaidekaphobia, while fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia. Now try to pronounce it!
  3. People in Spanish-speaking nations fear Tuesday the 13th.
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Have you been to the Blackout Haunted House?

Blackout

Image of Blackout victims, taken from their website

Have you made any plans for Halloween yet, since it’s only 3 months away? If you still haven’t, why don’t you check out the Blackout Haunted House, that is if you’re not too scared ;)

The Blackout Haunted House is located in 3 locations: NYC, Chicago and LA. It must be the scariest haunted house out of all houses. It’s terrifying, disgusting, intense, sexual, and hallucinating. If you consider yourself a true horror fan and you want to experience all the terror you usually watch in the movies, then Blackout is the place for you. But then again, are you sure you can handle it? If not, below are some of the rules:

  1. You must walk through alone.
  2. You must be at least 18 years of age.
  3. Stay on the marked path at all times.
  4. You will be prompted to do certain actions. Please do exactly as you’re told. This is for your safety.
  5. There is absolutely no speaking allowed inside. You can, however, scream as loud as you’d like.
  6. Do not ever touch the actors.
  7. Do not ever touch the walls.
  8. You must wear a protective mask and carry a flashlight at all times.

I don’t want to give away too much but once you get there you are asked to sign a waiver. Then they will ask you two questions: “What’s the SAFETY word?” and “Do you have epilepsy?” Then you are given a number, which you have to paste onto your clothing.

After that you will wait to be called in a foggy room, where the adrenaline and anticipation will be pumping through your body.

Waiting

Waiting…

The Blackout Haunted House will test you mentally and physically. It will also test 4 of your 5 senses. You will be abused, challenged, ridiculed, and controlled. You will encounter things like: fog, crawling, lights, complete darkness, noises, physical contact, sexual and violent situations. You will be on the most terrifying journey of your life and everything that you watched in horror movies will come to life right in front of your eyes.

So, let me ask you this again… are you up for the challenge?