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November 7, 2013

King of the Ring: Stephen King Movie Debate

Introducing the Black Museum Debate Club, a brand new Black Museum event in which teams of horror fans and professionals get a chance to fight, feud and fuss on a particularly contentious area of horror filmmaking.

For the Debate Club’s debut meeting, four teams will square off on a question that’s hounded horror buffs for years: Which is the best horror film based on a story or novel by prolific horror writer Stephen King? Profiling four of the most well-known King adaptations, each team will get a chance to defend their choices, show off convincing film clips, and engage in a little Stephen King trivia to win over the judge and audience and take home the coveted Golden Tentacle trophy.

ADDED FEATURE: Stephen King Paperback and VHS Swap
Got some dog-eared Stephen King books and VHS tapes gathering dust on your shelf? Bring ’em down to the Debate Club and trade with your fellow King fans to take home something new.

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8pm, November 7, 2013
Big Picture Cinema – East, 1035 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

Debaters

This event, moderated by Stuart Feedback Andrews (Rue Morgue Podcast), will feature the following teams:

Team 1: Tal Zimerman (writer, Rue Morgue Magazine) Steve Kostanski (director, Astron 6)
Team 2: Ghoulish Gary Pullin (Renowned Horror Artist) and Monica S. Kuebler (Managing Editor, Rue Morgue)
Team 3: Less Lee Moore (Popshifter.com) and Shaun Hatton (The Electric Playground)
Team 4: Alexandra West (Writer, Famous Monsters of Filmland) and J.M. McNab (Rewatchability podcast)

6 Responses

  1. […] King of the Ring: Stephen King Movie Debate. 8pm-10:30pm-ish, November 7, 2013. Big Picture Cinema – East, 1035 Gerrard Steet East, Toronto. Cost: $12 Advance, $15 at the door. […]

  2. […] you have a favourite Stephen King movie? Members of the Black Museum Debate Club certainly do. The Stephen King Movie Debate, moderated by Rue Morgue Podcast host Stuart Feedback Andrews, pits four teams of horror […]

  3. […] Reminder: The day this podcast comes out, Thursday Nov. 7, J.M. and frequent guest Alexandra West will be participating in a live Stephen King debate. More info can be found here. […]

  4. […] Check out Alex’s podcast The Faculty of Horror, and be sure to come see Alex and J.M. team-up for a Stephen King movie debate on Nov. 7, as part of The Black Museum lecture series, details of which can be found here. […]

  5. Fuck This Debate! says:

    The mediator in this debate was HORRIBLE! He should be buried six feet deep. He didn’t have a clear handle on the rules, and the way he assigned points was arbitrary at best. I learned about this debate after listening to the Faculty of Horror–which is a very intelligent podcast–unfortunately there was hardly anything intelligent said by the debaters. It was painful to watch. Not just because the video production was nothing more than a stationary home video camera set in the back of the room, but because there was so much tension on the stage thanks to the meditator’s shitty mediation skills. The audience even started to turn against him half way through. At the very least I had hoped this debate would be fun, but everything about it made me want to gouge out my eyes and ears (including the overloud gameshow clock music–when half the time the debate clock wasn’t even used). Not to mention that the bulk of the points awarded came, not from the actual debate itself, but from a lame trivia section which had nothing to do with the movies being debated. Sad. I’m sick that I spent $5 on this, when the money would have be better spend on a case of cheap beer–which I definitely need after watching this steaming pile of crap.

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