Every single month I come on here and proclaim that this months issue of Rue Morgue Magazine was even better than last months- but this will be the last. Why you ask? Well there is absolutely no way in the depths of hell that next months issue can be better than this 7th Anniversary Halloween issue, which is just hitting newsstands! As a thank you to fans, issue #41, which features the “Return of Clive Barker,” runs a whopping 137 pages of full-color mayhem- that’s like a freakin book! Read on to see why you must get your own copy of Rue Morgue latest feat…
It never really clicked until I got this issue why Horror Mag’s have been falling apart the past few years. I always thought that the lame horror movies like ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and ‘Urban Legends’ were to blame- but no, that’s not it. It’s the internet. Horror Magazines became regurgitated garbage, news and stories that were a month late by the time they hit newsstands. Their fault? No, but someone should have picked up on it. Well someone did, and this months issue of Rue Morgue magazine makes me proud to get it every month!
Instead of spending page after page telling us the synopsis of each film and talking about how they feel the upcoming movie is going to be cool or rejuvenating or fresh, Rue Morgue fills the pages with fantastic interviews that ask very unusual and oddball questions you’d never think to ask. I learned so much about Clive Barker in Jen Vuckovic’s interview with the prince of darkness himself, and I loved their interview Sean Cunningham of the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise. This months issue is loaded with goodies. Here are my top 5 reasons why you will want to read this issue:
#1 Clive Barker goes into detail about his plans for the future and his dubbed “Films of Blood,” which will be a film library of his “Books of Blood” adaptations on film. ‘Candyman’ is a good start if you ask me!
#2 Jen Vuckovic’s review of Paramount’s ‘Friday the 13th Box Set,’ which is flipping hilarious.
#3 The reviews- oh the reviews! There are pages upon pages of great reviews for everything from ‘The Toolbox Murders’ remake to ‘One Missed Call.’
#4 Their awesome article on Canadian Horror Films, which has a lot of Cronenberg in them obviously.
#5 The article about a guy who started a church for Ed Wood! Supposedly theyve got over 3,000 baptized members; people are strange…
Order or subscribe here. 25 new subscribers, chosen at random from all subscriptions received between Sept. 1 and 30th, will recieve an autographed copy of Clive Barker’s Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War. Random copies will also include hand-drawn illustrations by Barker!
Here’s what else you’ll find in this issue:
THE UNHOLY REBIRTH OF CLIVE BARKER
Clive Barker returns to horror… even though he never really left.
by Jen Vuckovic and Aaron Lupton
EXHUMING HORRORWOOD NORTH
A history of Canadian horror cinema.
by John W. Bowen, The Rue Morguette and Paul Corupe
RETURN TO CAMP BLOOD
Celebrating 25 years of Friday the 13th.
by Calum Waddell and Jen Vuckovic
NIGHT OF THE FLESH-EATING COMICS
George Romero brings his zombies to comics.
by Gary Butler
MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT
The lowbrow art of XNO.
by Jen Vuckovic
THE CHURCH OF HEAVENLY WOOD
For some, bad movies are religion.
by Stuart Andrews
GHOULIES ARE GO!
Introducing pop punk’s happy horror band.
by Tomb Dragomir
THIRTY TROMATIC YEARS
Troma celebrates three decades of perversion and disgust!
by John W. Bowen
NIGHTMARE PICTURE THEATRE
Announcing Rue Morgue’s original production for the stage.
by Vulnavia Wrick
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: 7th Anniversary.
POST-MORTEM: Letters from fans, readers and weird people.
DREADLINES: Guillermo del Toro to begin companion piece to The Devil’s Backbone, Garris to release first theatrical King adaptation in twelve years, Filmax greenlights Nacho Cerda’s ghostly feature debut.
THE CORONER’S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Camp Crystal Lake Killings.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Beezle & Bub Plush Toys, Dead Heat Hot Sauce with Coffin Box, Jack the Scarecrow, Suicide Clothing./font>
CINEMACABRE: Featuring: The Toolbox Murders, The Village, Love Object, One Missed Call, The Eye 2m Malice@Doll, Happy Tree Friends Vol. 3: Third Strike, Long Dream, Suicide, Decoys, Boa Vs. Python, H.H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer, The Hillside Strangler, The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft and more!
CINEMARQUEE: The Bad Seed,
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Hans Rodionoff on The Man-Thing. Also: The Milkman Murders #2, Remains #5, Planetary: Leaving the 20th Century HC, The Nails #2.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight on Jack Ketchum. Also: Alternative Europe, Godzilla on my Mind, The Devil’s Wine, Edo van Belkom’s Blood Road, The Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in support of the West Memphis Three, Reign of the Dead and Apocalypse End.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Salem, Massachusetts.
THE GORE-MET – Menu: The horrors of childbirth.
AUDIO DROME: Skinny Puppy. Also: Dawn of the Dead Unreleased Tracks, Terror Tract, Van Helsing, Nox Arcana, Onethirtyeight, Burnt, The Residents, The Birthday Massacre, Tiger Army, Dr. Chud’s X-Ward, The Route 66 Killers, The Hangmen, DBY, Thee Merry Widows, Weird Fiction Horror Compilation, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space, Burning Image, The Video Dead, The Lurking Corpses, The Villains, The Rabies, Send More Paramedics, Atreyu, Gravediggaz, Strange Boutique, Velvet Acid Christ, Die Haut and Nick Cave, Destroy all DJs, Miguel and the Living Dead, and much more.
PLAY DEAD: DVD Board Game: Atmosfear, The Haunting House Board Game, McFarlane’s Evil Prophecy PS2. Plus: Upcoming games.
CLASSIC CUT: Théodore Géricault’s The Raft of Medusa
By Clive Barker