A live exorcism and more at Rue Morgue's Black 100
At the busy bar area upstairs, I met some of the stars of the vampire film The Death of Alice Blue (pictured above, from left: Laura Thorne, Alex Appel and Barbara Radecki). Look out for them when the film debuts in Canada on July 16.
Throughout the place, I encountered plenty other horror fans dressed in their finest shades of black. Everywhere I turned, it was like, "Oh my goth!"
One of the biggest thrills of the night came when we were treated to the sinister sights and sounds of Squid Lid, replete with heavy, carnival-ized beats, flashing lights and scary masks.
The vibe was pretty light in spite of all the darkness and gloom about the room. It wasn't until we were asked to go into the basement to witness "the exorcism of Lea" (pictured in the lead photo) that things got ugly. Or exciting, depending on your level of squeamishness.
Halloween comes but once a year. Well, some would say that Every Day is Halloween. And it was fun to have an excuse to play dress-up and dance around in the darkness for the night.
The rest of the evening saw lots of dancing on the main floor to the sounds of Lamort and DJ Shannon.
Photos by Roger Cullman Photography.