CO-CREATOR / CO-PRODUCER / CO-WRITER
As the co-owner and former editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue – the world’s largest horror magazine – Dave Alexander is an expert on the Dark Side. He is currently Rue Morgue‘s Special Projects Manager and a writer an editor for Rue Morgue Library line of supplements, which he also created. Before joining Rue Morgue, he earned a degree in Film and Media Studies from the University of Alberta, inevitably focusing his attention on genre cinema, and was a freelancer for publications such as Spin, Maxim and the Edmonton Journal newspaper.
For a decade he programmed and hosted Rue Morgue’s monthly CineMacabre movie night screenings in Toronto, helped program Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear and Dark Carnival fan conventions, and has served as a jury member for Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival. Dave is also a published fiction writer, an award winning filmmaker, and has penned chapters for non-fiction projects, such as Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, and various entries in the Rue Morgue Library series.
In 2012, he created If They Came From Within: An Alternative History of Canadian Horror movie poster art show for Fantasia, which featured poster artists and established genre filmmakers collaborating on one-sheets for Canuck horror films that don’t exist, including Dave’s own creations, such as Farm of Frankenstein, Tundrasaur and Wucular Women of Winnipeg. He also appears regularly at fan conventions, on television and radio, and in documentaries – such as Zombiemania, Pretty Bloody, Fury of the Demon, Black Christmas Legacy, Why Horror?, 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters and Clapboard Jungle: Surviving the Independent Film Business. He is also an executive producer on the horror shorts anthology Minutes Past Midnight.
Untold Horror is the story he’s been dreaming to tell other genre lovers for years.
CO-CREATOR/ CO-PRODUCER / CO-WRITER
A lifelong horror fan and storyteller, Mark gained hands-on experience working on feature film sets before embarking on a screenwriting program. Since graduating, he has penned a dozen horror movie scripts in a variety of subgenres – including a Loveraftian kids’ adventure, bloody crime thriller and a micro-budget ghost story – some of which are currently in development.
Looking to take his storytelling skills in another direction, Mark simultaneously turned to a childhood passion, pro wrestling, and in 2007 launched C*4 (Capital City Championship Combat), out of Ottawa, Ontario. Presenting a unique live experience by combining extreme athleticism with epic storytelling, under Mark’s direction C*4 has gained legendary status, regularly selling out every show. Additionally, the league has developed a loyal following internationally through DVD and VOD.
With various genre projects constantly in development or optioned, Mark’s aim is to hone his storytelling abilities and challenge himself. As a writer, creator and huge horror fan, he recognizes the great potential of Untold Horror to captivate an audience.