RETURN TO CASTLE FRIGHTENSTEIN
Rue Morgue pays tribute to Billy Van, host of the legendary Canadian children’s spookshow The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, with a rare interview. Plus: Frightenstein reissued, a chat with Elvira, and the history of television horror hosts.
by Gary Butler, Paul Corupe and Chris Alexander
THE CURIOUS CASE OF DR. UWE BOLL
An expose of the director everyone loves to hate. Plus: Rue Morgue vs. Uwe Boll!
by Stuart Andrews and Chris Alexander
INVESTIGATING GAY HORROR LIT
Prominent gay genre editor and author Michael Rowe traces the evolution of homosexual horror fiction.
by Monica S. Kuebler
Fashion victim? Become the black belle of the ball with these one-of-a-kind designs from Dark Queen Apparel.
by Jovanka Vuckovic
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Slashers, spooks, satyrs and sheep at the Toronto International Film Festival.
THE CORONER'S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Automotive Atrocity.
Coffin Blood Drive Pedal, Proper Skull and Bones Jewelry, Laura Zindel Ceramics, Play Dead Cult Hoodies.
Featuring reviews of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Feast, The Covenant, The Black Dahlia, Head Trauma, and more! Reissues presents reviews of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Black Pit of Dr. M, The Norliss Tapes, Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein, Crypt of the Vampire, The Dead Zone, Pete Sematary, Silver Bullet, Graveyard Shift, and more!
Mad Love (1935).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
The Scribbler, Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit, Four Stories, Palm Reader, Lullabies From Hell, The Wicked West 2: Abomination & Other Tales.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight on The Winston Effect: The Art and History of Stan Winston Studio, reviews of Horror International, The Munsters: A Trip Down Mockingbird Lane, Stephen King’s The Secretary of Dreams, Glen Hirshberg’s American Morons, Koji Suzuki’s Birthday and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Morbid events around the globe.
Featuring undead punks Send More Paramedics, reviews of the Slither OST, Pulse (2006) OST, The Omen (2006) OST, Monster House OST, The 69 Eyes, Deicide, Cattle Decapitation, Deranged, and more!
Horrorclix, Monster House, Dead Hand Chaos Poker.
Edvard Munch’s Vampire.
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!:
Rue Morgue, Anchor Bay, and Starz Media want you to come home to Haddonfield! Twenty-five new subscribers will win a Halloween: 25 Years of Terror DVD and T-shirt courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment and Starz Media!
IN THE SHADOW OF THE TALL MAN
Don Coscarelli reminisces about his genre-bending, skull-drilling, shape-shifting series, Phantasm. Plus: Interviews with Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister, and more!
by John W. Bowen, Brad Abraham and Joseph O’Brien
Tad Stones and Mike Mignola discuss the trials and tribulations of creating two movie-length Hellboy cartoons. Plus: Ron Perlman on being Hellboy, and more!
by James Grainger and Jovanka Vuckovic
PAINT IT RED: THE HISTORY OF AURORA MONSTER MODELS
Rue Morgue presents the story of the most influential monster collectibles ever made.
by W. Brice McVicar and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE MAYOR OF GHOULTOWN
An interview with the dead man behind Ghoultown, Texas’ mariachi-fuelled, strange cousin to gothabilly:
by Dave Alexander
HOLLYWOOD HAD IT COMING
Mick Garris unleashes his first novel, Development Hell, inspired by tinseltown’s fickle film business.
by John W. Bowen
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Controversial serial killer film held up due to trial concerns, Edward Scissorhands story expanded in stage adaptation, Zombie feature directed by twelve-year-old girl hits DVD.
Reviews of The Hitcher, Blood and Chocolate, Primeval, Black Christmas, MoH: Pro-Life, Altered, MoH: Pelts, Going To Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, Creepeies 2, Werewolf in a Woman’s Prison, The Witch’s Sabbath. Indie Terror Fest reviews Mercy, Acne, My Dead Girlfriend. Reissues presents a tribute to Don Dohler (RIP). Reviews of Future-Kill, The Manitou, The True Story of the Nun of Monza, Christmas Evil, Maniac Cop, Doom Asylum.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Spotlight: A celebration of Dark Horse Comics. Reviews of Crossing Midnight #1-3, The Grave Robber’s Daughter, TAG: Cursed #1 (of 5), Whistles #2, Dear Julia,.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Michael Laimo. Reviews of Literary Walking Tours of Gothic Dublin, Strange Indiana Monsters, Midnight Premiere, The Keeper, The Beast of Noor, Bunnicula Meets Adgar Allan Crow, In The Dark: Stories from the Supernatural, Lisey’s Story.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Ottawa International Youth Hostel – Ontario, Canada.
Spotlight: Death Breath. Reviews of Lifeforce OST, Una Vergine Tra i Morti Viventi OST, Frostbite OST, Troll OST, The Deadcats, Bourbon Crow, Rammstein, The Lurking Corpses, Makeup and Vanity Set.
MMM…Brains!, An Evening of Murder: A Feast To Die For/Last Call, Waifs and Strays.
Carlos Clarens’ An Illustrated History of the Horror Film.
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE: 25 new subscribers will win a DVD of the documentary, Going To Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, courtesy of TH!NKFilm and Starz Originals.
Pinhead:Time to play... Kirsty Cotton:Wait! Pinhead:No more deals child, it is your flesh we want to experience, not your skill at bargaining. Kirsty Cotton:No deals, just information, just information! Pinhead:Go on... but trick us again child, and your suffering will be legendary even in Hell!
SEX, VIOLENCE AND 42ND ST.
Rue Morgue examines grindhouse ground zero, the seedy, sensational source of the movement, plus the upcoming Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double bill that pays homage to it. Interviews with Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Tom Savini, Rob Zombie, Eli Roth and Edgar Wright.
Plus: William Lustig remembers 42nd Street, H.G. Lewis on making exploitation films, and more! by Stephen Thrower, Jovanka Vuckovic, Tom Murray, Dave Alexander, Paul Corupe, Last Chance Lance and H.G. Lewis.
SKINNY PUPPY: 25 YEARS OF AURAL VIOLENCE
This year, the harbingers of dark industrial music celebrate their silver anniversary. cEvin Key and Ogre speak!
Plus: Skinny Puppy’s 25 most terrifying tracks. by Chris Alexander and Liisa Ladouceur
Welcome to Pooch Island, a cartoonish, monster-packed, acrylic thrill ride. by Kirsten Anderson
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART
Lucky McKee and Angela Bettis trade director and actor roles for their latest collaboration, Roman. by John W. Bowen
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Mondo Macabro produces first Pakistani gore film, Original Stuart Gordon storyboards up for auction, Zombies invade new interactive gaming technology.
Reviews of 300, The Number 23, Hot Fuzz, Hannibal Rising, Pumpkin: Ashes to Ashes, The Messengers, Sheitan, Masters of Horror “Family,” Night of the Living Dorks, Open Water 2: Adrift, Heartstopper, Tokko. Reissues presents a look at Horror Trailer Compilations. Reviews of The Silence of the Lambs, Devil Times Five, Black Magic, The Forest, Jess Franco’s Count Dracula, Macumba Sexual, Mansion of the Living Dead.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Spotlight: Han Rickheit’s Chloe. Reviews of Dead World: Requiem for the World, Elk’s Run, Fall of Cthulhu, Roadkill Zoo, Sasquatch.
THE NINTH CIRCE
Spotlight: James Farr’s Xombie: Dead on Arrival. Reviews of The Hollywood Horror Film 1931-1941, Beasts!, Splatter Flicks, Stephen Graham Jones’ Demon Theory, William Hjortsberg’s Falling Angel.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
The Edogawa Rampo House - Tokyo, Japan.
Menu: Retro video cheapies from Camp Motion Pictures.
Spotlight: Godzilla music collector Larry Tuczynski. Reviews of Spasmo OST, Poultrygeist OST, L’iguana dalla lingua di fuoco OST, Pan’s Labyrinth OST, Rest Stop OST, Impious, Nekromantix, Lonesome Kings, Gorguts.
Monsters Menace America, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Liber Necris: The Book of Death in the Old World.
Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast.
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE: 25 new subscribers will win copies of the special edition Re-Animator, Phantasm and Tokko Vol. 1 DVDs courtesy of
Rue Morgue, Anchor Bay, Starz Home Entertainment and Manga Video.[/QUOTE]
i bought every issue for about a year and a half ending about a year ago. Just got sick of it, after about 10 issues i never got around to reading half of the content and they would keep compounded upon each other until i just stopped buying them.
At that point i figured something out. I've think learned everything i want to know about horror movies, and seen 90% of the ones i need to. Not to say i'm done watching them, but over a 5 year span of reading up and trading DVDs, i think i pretty much covered everything and don't need to continue crusading for more. There' a lot to be liked about all the italian sleeze and exploitation films of the 70s, the classics from then and before as well as the errie period ruled by hitchcock and brigman, but my true passion really does lay with those cheesy 80s that i grew up with. And i've definitely scraped that barrel.
BD keeps a pretty good finger on the pulse for new stuff so that'll do. I'd sell most of my Rue Morgues if anyone really wanted them that bad. (i'll keep the one where they printed my letter )
On that note, this is Paradis signing off, See ya in another life brothas