New additions to Rue Morgue Festival ’08

Okay, back from vacation with some creepy news in hand. The Rue Morgue Festival in Toronto sent out a mailing of the new additions to this year’s line-up (make sure to check out their new website). The Guest of honor is Wes Craven. Also appearing is director/screenwriter Tobe Hooper, of Salem’s Lot, Poltergeist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. Here is the bit of the e-mail about Tobe:

“A giant of the horror genre, Tobe Hooper has helmed some of the most time-honoured films in a career spanning three and a half decades, beginning with the breakout success of his 1974 sophomore effort THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, which today is recognized worldwide as the Holy Grail of savage cinema. Hooper followed his timeless classic with offerings such as EATEN ALIVE, SALEM’S LOT and THE FUNHOUSE before mastering the big budget horror blockbuster with POLTERGEIST in 1982. His other contributions to the genre include the films LIFEFORCE, INVADERS FROM MARS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, NIGHT TERRORS, THE MANGLER, CROCODILE and TOOLBOX MURDERS, among many others. Tobe’s work has also been seen in two seasons of Showtime’s hugely popular MASTERS OF HORROR series. Recently, he announced a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s FROM A BUICK 8.”

More guests include actors Sid Haig and Brad Dourif. The festival runs from August 22nd to 24th. You can also check out some spooky radio waves streaming from the website, at Rue Morgue Radio. Good old fashioned eerie stuff.