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Special 40th Anniversary Presentation: SEXCULA (1974) 16mm Print & Halloween!

Posted in movies with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by goregirl

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Blurb Taken from the VANCITY THEATRE website:

Special 40th Anniversary Presentation: SEXCULA
Directed by Bob Hollowich, Canada, 1974, 16mm

A Canadian made “porno chic” movie? It never happened! So historians say, but tonight’s screening proves otherwise as the never-released and unknown sexually explicit (or X-Rated) horror-spoof Sexcula-made entirely in British Columbia back in 73-screens in a world premiere of its original unplayed 16mm answer-print. Produced with the help of Canadian Film Tax Credits (that’s right – tax players backed a porn movie – only in Canada) Sexcula is one of the oddest entries in the colorful catalog of Canuxploitation. Special Guests to be announced.

The screening is this Friday, October 25 at 10:30pm! How could I as a Canadian and a British Columbian NOT attend?! It also happens to be playing at Vancity Theatre; one of the city’s finest cinema houses. That’s my Friday night locked up!

Behind the Scenes: shots from SEXCULA…(click the pics to make them bigger)

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Shot from SEXCULA…

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Saturday Night I will be celebrating Halloween at The Railway Club. Pictures of the weekend’s events on Monday!!

Halloween Hootenanny

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HALLOWEEN 2012

Posted in halloween with tags , , , on October 28, 2012 by goregirl

With the exception of Halloween and Zombie Walk I never ever go “clubbing”. Clubs attract a crowd much younger than I and generally speaking the music makes me want to slash my wrists. It is really only my love of playing dress up that gets me to drag my ass out for these two events. I do love playing dress up! On Saturday my friend Seb and I went to Subversive: Anza Haunted House. There were two floors with separate deejays that sounded to me like they were playing identical music. Like I said, music at these things is not Goregirl-friendly. The place was gussied up with the regular trappings of Halloween; spider webs, pumpkins, bales of hay. Bales of hay? Is that a Halloween thing? Never mind, the place looked okay just the same. The trippy lights in the Anza basement became more appealing with every drink. Ah yes, drinking is a must at these events. Of course I feel like complete and utter shite today but I can not say I didn’t have a good time. The idea behind my costume this year was a variation on the ghost costume I just did for my 10 favourite Japanese horror films video with further inspiration from my Living Dead Doll Grace of the Grave. Here is the delightful little poem included on the box she came in…

She comes with the plague

And also rotten flesh

She’s been dead a long time

But her sores are still fresh.

There was actually a pretty good crowd at this thing. There was a surprising range of ages I don’t usually see at these events. There was a guy dressed like Walter White (Breaking Bad) who was a dead ringer for Bryan Cranston (keep in mind “dead ringer” might be strong, I had a few drinks). I probably should have shown some caution before taking the candy he offered me. I would have liked to have gotten a shot of Walter but sadly, my camera is dying a slow death and the battery doesn’t hold its charge very long. My camera stopped working an hour after I got there. Unfortunately I have very few shots of costumes from the night. I did manage to snap a couple pics of a particularly impressive Frank-n-Furter (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and a rather lovely Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games); who evidently made his own dress. This picture really doesn’t do the dress justice, it was quite fantastic! I have tentative plans to go to another Halloween event Wednesday night but I will definitely be going to work in costume that day nonetheless. Happy Halloween my friends…don’t forget to check your apples for razor blades! And by the way, Psycho-Delic 60s begins tomorrow! Wahahahahaha!

Stanley Park Ghost Train

Posted in halloween, horror with tags , , , on October 10, 2009 by goregirl

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I know several people who have been on the Ghost Train and claim it is awesome fun. I must admit, this event appears to be a little more “PG” than my usual outing. Could pick up some good ideas for Halloween costumes though. Beautiful Stanley Park isn’t far from the Dungeon, so I’ve decided I should check this out. The Ghost Train runs October 9th to November 1st 6 PM to 10 PM daily. The information below was cut and paste directly from the website. For more information on this event go here.

Zombies. Voodoo gods. Wild Women of the Woods. Three-headed dogs. Mexican witches’ brew. All these and more are in store for those who dare to climb aboard this year’s Stanley Park Hallowe’en Ghost Train.

Just ask Georgie—if you get a chance. In the latest Ghost Train adventure, Georgie is on the run, dodging and ducking an international group of ghouls and ghosties that inhabit the underworld. Will the mischievous child outrun the Wild Woman of the Woods, outwit the voodoo god Obatal, outsmart the Goddess of Death Kali? And can Georgie stay one step ahead of the man with the child-sized sack, Gentleman Jack?

Since 1999, the Ghost Train has become an annual tradition for thousands of families craving thrills and excitement. Reinventing itself each year with new themes, sets, costumes and many more surprises conjured up by the creative team at Mortal Coil Performance Society , the Ghost Train is a uniquely wonderful and fun experience every trick-or-treat season.

Directors Sharon Bayly, Peter Hall and Marietta Kozak of Mortal Coil head up this year’s crew of actors, dancers, stilt performers, and puppeteers bringing demons from all corners of the world’s folklore to life. Don’t worry, though—even as you venture through the Mouth of Hell and travel to the Underworld, you’ll be out of harm’s way in the safety of the Ghost Train…trust us! Mwahahahahahaha!