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Rue Morgue and Sushi Typhoon Team Up for Splatter Matters Benefit Tour

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We love Japan, all the goodness and madness they have given us – we owe them a huge debt. From Gojira to insanely brutal warrior schoolgirls, there is a lot for us to love.

2011 hasn’t been great for our friends in the East. Unless you have been under a significantly large rock for the last month or so, you know about the earthquakes and tsunamis that have plagued Japan. People have been stepping up to lend support in a big way, and now it’s our genre’s turn.

That’s why Rue Morgue magazine and film label Sushi Tyhpoon filmmakers from Japan, are teaming up with theatres across North America beginning this month for SPLATTER MATTERS, a multi-city benefit film tour in support of recovery efforts focusing on the devastation of the Tohoku Earthquake of March 11th and the subsequent tsunami, via Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Premiering this April 28 in New York and including stops in Texas, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Saskatoon and Toronto (more TBA), the tour will showcase a variety of Sushi Typhoon’s high-energy splatter comedies, including HELLDRIVER, KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR, MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD and ALIEN VS NINJA. Programmers across North America will be participating in the screenings through the support of Sushi Typhoon with a portion of the box office proceeds donated to the Relief Fund. Limited edition posters for the event, courtesy of Rue Morgue designers Gary Pullin and Justin Erickson, will also be for sale at the screenings with proceeds going to the Relief Fund.

To find out all the details and keep up-to-date on all the dates as they are added, check out the Splatter Matters Facebook page.

Rue Morgue and Sushi Typhoon Team Up for Splatter Matters Benefit Tour

Below are the dates and shows already announced:

Thursday, April 28th
Japan Society, New York City
7:30pm – HELLDRIVER
*Sushi Typhoon director Yoshihiro Nishimura and actress Eihi Shiina in attendance!
www.japansociety.org (212-832-1155)
Shannon Jowett, Japan Society, 212-715-1205, sjowett@japansociety.org
Kuniko Shiobara, Japan Society, 212-715-1249, kshiobara@japansociety.org

Friday, April 29th
Sheraton Grand Hotel – Dallas, Texas (as part of the Texas Frightmare Weekend (in conjunction with Funimation Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Rue Morgue magazine)
8:00pm – HELLDRIVER
Saturday, April 30
8:00pm MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD
*Sushi Typhoon director Yoshihiro Nishimura and actress Eihi Shiina in attendance!
texasfrightmareweekend.com

Friday May 6th
Rio Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia
7:30 pm – MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD
9:30 pm- ALIEN VS NINJA
www.riotheatre.ca
info@riotheatre.ca

Friday, May 6
Metro Cinema, Edmonton, Alberta (as part of DEDfest)
7:00pm – HELLDRIVER
www.DEDfest.com
Derek@DEDfest.com

Friday, May 13
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario
11:30pm – KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR
http://mayfairtheatre.ca
lee@mayfairtheatre.ca

Friday, May 13
Black Box at the Prince, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8:00pm – HELLDRIVER
*with bands Uzuhi and High Teen Boogie following the film
www.phillyjam.org / www.princemusictheater.org
gregchristie05@gmail.com

Saturday, May 14
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Midnight – HELLDRIVER
www.badmonsterfilms.com / www.broadwaytheatre.ca
tyler@badmonsterfilms.com

Thursday, May 26
Toronto Underground Theatre, Toronto, Ontario
7:00pm – KARATE-ROBO ZABORGAR
9:00pm – HELLDRIVER
www.torontoundergroundcinema.com
toronto.underground.cinema@gmail.com

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