TORONTO: “MY BLOODY VALENTINE” Director George Mihalka Joins HORROR-RAMANews Fangoria Staff
Toronto-based horror convention HORROR-RAMA, a two-day fan event happening in Toronto, Canada this November 1-2, 2014 (check out the preliminary news item here) has just announced its latest guest.
Canadian based filmmaker George Mihalka has dozens of credits to his name, working in every genre for screens both big and small, but his signature film falls in horror. 1981’s blue-collar slasher classic MY BLOODY VALENTINE was produced by legendary Montreal-based exploitation film house Cinépix and was released by Paramount Pictures. It’s a bloody, scary, atmospheric staple of the stalk and kill sub-genre that put Mihalka on the map. The veteran director was also responsible for the Karen Black creeper ETERNAL EVIL (aka THE BLUE MAN) among many others. HORROR-RAMA is honored to have Mihalka join our show!
George will join fellow Canadian horror legend Lesleh Donaldson (CURTAINS, DEADLY EYES) and the First Lady of Gothic Italian horror, Barbara Steele; pioneering shock rocker Nivek Ogre, of the industrial performance-art band Skinny Puppy; psychosexual horror author Michael Slade (HEADHUNTER, GHOUL); filmmaker and author Jovanka Vuckovic (JACQUELINE ESS); FX legend, actor and filmmaker, Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD, MANIAC); British born, Toronto based FX artist Paul Jones (NIGHTBREED, SILENT HILL, NURSE 3D); FRANKENHOOKER starlet Patty Mullen; costume designer Alex Kavanagh (SAW, GINGER SNAPS, LAND OF THE DEAD, REPO!) and former Tim Burton muse, actress Lisa Marie (SLEEPY HOLLOW, ED WOOD, MARS ATTACKS!).
The brainchild of Toronto cult cinema institution SUSPECT Video and its owner Luis Ceriz and FANGORIA editor Chris Alexander, HORROR-RAMA is a niche convention, bringing together legends of horror cinema and dark pop culture for an intimate and interactive couple of days in the heart of the city.
VIP Ticket packages are now available here. More guests will be announced over the next several weeks, so stay tuned and be sure to visit the HORROR-RAMA Facebook page for even more details as well as HORROR-RAMA.