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Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada Has Big Plans for 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue Festival of FearAll you gorehounds north of the Border, do yourselves a favor and clear your calendars for this weekend, starting tomorrow, August 25 through August 28. If you haven’t yet made plans to be at The Toronto Convention Center to attend the 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, don’t worry; there’s still time. And Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada is about to give you some additional motivation.

Let’s start with the featured guests Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada is boasting. Legendary veteran of Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss and Bereavement (and that barely scratches the surface) Michael Biehn will be on hand. Promoting Monster Brawl will be well-traveled Canadians Art Hindle (Black Christmas) and from 300, Robert Maillet (that would be Kurrgan for all you WWE fans).

And speaking of the WWE, what Canadian convention would be complete without Ms. Stratusfaction herself, Trish Stratus. Trish will be on hand to promote Bounty Hunters.

Aside from meet and greets with filmmakers and stars, Anchor Bay will be featuring sneak peeks at some of their upcoming projects, contests and giveaways and chances to grab some free swag (mmmm…free swag).

All the info you need is listed below so whatever you had planned, blow it off and get to Toronto.

From the Press Release
WHAT: Anchor Bay Entertainment at the 2011 Fan Expo Canada in Toronto

WHEN: Thursday, August 25th through to Sunday, August 28th
Fan Expo Hours are: Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday 10am – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 8pm, and Sunday 10am – 6pm

WHERE: Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., South Building, Toronto, Ontario, Booth #1246

DETAILS: Genre leader Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada will have a huge presence August 25th through to the 28th at the Toronto Convention Centre for the 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue’s Festival Of Fear, the 6th installment of Canada’s premier horror event.

Fans can meet their favorite Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada filmmakers and stars, get sneak peeks and scoops from exciting genre releases landing on screens soon such as:

THE DIVIDE: This award-winning post apocalyptic thriller starring Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) & Jennifer Blanc from Xavier Gens (Frontier(s)) comes to screens in 2012

MONSTER BRAWL: It’s The Fight of the Living Dead! This horror wrestling comedy starring Art Hindle (Black Christmas, The Brood) and Robert Maillet (300) is fresh off a world premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival and comes to you from the creators of Scarce.

BEREAVEMENT: Michael Biehn stars in the sequel to Stevan Mena’s chilling film Malevolence.

MEDIUM RAW: NIGHT OF THE WOLF: This horror film from Andrew Cymek and also starring Brigette Kingsley offers up a fresh and gory take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

BOUNTY HUNTERS: Exciting new action film starring seven-time WWE Women’s Champion, television personality, and fitness icon Trish Stratus.

THE COLLAPSED: Justin McConnell’s great new post-apocalyptic feature recently hit screens in Canada.

–Meet and greets with photo opportunities for fans with all of Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada’s guests will take place at the booth throughout the weekend.

–Sneak peeks at other upcoming Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada releases such as Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, A Horrible Way to Die, The Walking Dead: Season 2, The Howling Reborn, Ultimate Fighting Championship and more.

–The Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada booth will hold fun contests for attendees to win swag all weekend long!

FanExpo Canada/RueMorgue’s Festival of Fear Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada Event Schedule

Thursday, August 25
5:00pm
THE COLLAPSED Screening – Room 709
In the wake of the end of the world, a family of four desperately tries to survive. Their goal: escaping the city and traveling to the rural community they once called home. The constant threat of a violent death forcing them to stay as far away from civilization as possible, they take to the forest, soon to discover the danger posed by other survivors may be the least of their worries. Will they survive? A dark and unpredictable horror/thriller.
Introduction and Q & A with Director Justin McConnell, co-Producer/co-story Kevin Hutchinson and cast members Lise Moule, Steve Vieira, Vincent Thomas, Kassandra Santos and Stefano Gallo.
Duration: 82 minutes

7:00pm
THE COLLAPSED Meet & Greet – Booth #1246
Meet Director Justin McConnell, co-Producer/co-story Kevin Hutchinson and cast members Lise Moule, Steve Vieira, Vincent Thomas, Kassandra Santos and Stefano Gallo

Friday, August 26
3:00pm
MONSTER BRAWL Meet & Greet – Booth #1246
Featuring stars Art Hindle, Robert Maillet, Jason Brown, director Jesse T. Cook, producers Matt Wiele and John Geddes, The Gore Brothers (Jeff and Jason Derushie) and Paige Reynolds and Justin Erickson from Phantom City Creative.

6:00pm
BEREAVEMENT Screening – Room 709
In 1989, six year-old Martin Bristolwas kidnapped from his backyard. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned in his derelict slaughterhouse, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable horrors. For five years, Martin’s whereabouts have remained a mystery, until a young girl is sent to live with her uncle. Her curiosity about the deserted slaughterhouse disturbs a hornet’s nest of evil and despair that once torn open, can never be closed.
Introduction and Q & A with star Michael Biehn and director Stevan Mena (Malevolence).
Duration: 103 minutes

Saturday, August 27
1:00pm
MEDIUM RAW: NIGHT OF THE WOLF Screening – Room 711
Capturing the sadistic serial killer “The Wolf” was just the beginning for rookie cop Johnny Morgan (writer/director Andrew Cymek). As he escorts the monster to his new home in the dark underground halls of Parker’s Asylum, bedlam ensues and Johnny along with a handful of civilians, including his girlfriend Jamie (Brigitte Kingsley), become players in a night of survival against the world’s most terrifying inmates…the Night of the Wolf. Also stars John Rhys-Davies. Introduction and Q & A with Andrew Cymek and Brigette Kingsley
Duration: 101 minutes

4:00pm
BEREAVEMENT Meet & Greet – Booth #1246
Stars Michael Biehn, Danielle Harris, Jennifer Blanc, and Director Stevan Mena will be signing autographs.

7:00pm
MONSTER BRAWL Panel – Room 709
Join the cast and crew of Anchor Bay’s upcoming Monster Brawl with stars Art Hindle, Robert Maillet, Jason Brown, Director Jesse T. Cook, producers Matt Wiele and John Geddes, The Gore Brothers (Jeff and Jason Derushie) and Paige Reynolds and Justin Erickson from Phantom City Creative. All this and a very special surprise guest!
Moderator: Adam Lopez of Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Duration: 1 hour

Sunday, August 28
3:00pm
TRISH STRATUS of BOUNTY HUNTERS Meet & Greet – Booth #1246
WWE star and TV personality Trish Stratus makes her feature film debut in Bail Enforcers, an explosive new action film from Anchor Bay Canada and will be signing autographs.

5:30 pm
ANCHOR BAY PRESENTS! Panel – Room 718
Anchor Bay presents a look at their upcoming genre releases with sneak peeks and Q&A opportunities. Panel discussion will include guests from Bereavement and The Divide featuring stars Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc, Bereavement director Stevan Mena. Trish Stratus of Bounty Hunters and Chandler Riggs of “The Walking Dead.”
Duration: 1 Hour

Check out the website for more information about the FanExpo Canada/Rue Morgue Festival of Fear!

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