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Canada's Premier Horror Magazine
Modern Horror Bimonthly Magazine from Canada

- First issue: 1998
- There are an average of three main features in any given issue: The first is the cover story, usually an interview with a celebrity, the second feature is reserved for a musician or group who have drawn heavily from the genre in making their music and in the third feature they try to emphasize the culture of horror, and how it has developed throughout history.
- Published by MARRS Press.
- Website: www.rue-morgue.com

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CONTENTS: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 All GALLERIES: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 All

Issue 52
December 2005
GRIME AND PUNISHMENT DOWN UNDER Indie Horror Spotlight! 2006 is shaping up to be a banner year for low-budget horror filmmakers, and Australian leads the charge with Greg McLean's Wolf Creek. Plus: Sneak peeks at four other exceptional independent terrors from around the globe. THE LORE OF WEREWOLVES Rue Morgue takes a look at the history of the werewolf in folklore and mythology. Plus: Werewolves Around the World, an interview with fiction writer Kelley Armstrong and more! A FORBIDDEN FEAST OF FLESH Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust finally arrives on DVD after 25 years of proscription, revulsion and disgust. SCREAM YOUR SKIN OFF! The Flesh Eaters may be the best damned B-movie you've never heard of. DREADLINES: Cult film director Gary Sherman returns to horror, Genre vets and neophytes commune at the 4th annual NYC Horror Film Fest, Zombie walks spread in North America CINEMACABRE: Featuring: Saw II, Doom, The Fog, Godzilla: Final Wars, Dhund: The Fog, Ghost Talker's Daydream, Kingdom Hospital, and more! Reissues presents The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Season of the Witch, Torture Garden, The House Where Evil Dwells, Afraid of the Dark, Lady in White, A Whisper in the Dark, Mortuary Academy, Monster High, and much more! SCHIZOID CINEPHILE: Flesh for Frankenstein, Blood for Dracula BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Dogwitch, Hack/Slash: First Cut, Grimm Fairy Tales, The Keep, Lost Dogs, Vampirella Revelations THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight on the book cover art of Caniglia, also featuring Living Dangerously: The Adventures of Merian C. Cooper, Back to the Vortex: The Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who 2005, Outsiders, Caitlin R. Kiernan's To Charles Fort, With Love, Mary Ann Mitchell's In The Name of the Vampire, and more! TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: The Ghosts of Greenwich Village, New York, NY. AUDIO DROME: Featuring the industrial-psychobilly outfit Psycho Charger, plus reviews of the Masters of Horror OST, The Brains, The Alley Dukes, 45 Grave, Left for Dead, Mad Sin, The Crimson Ghosts, Mind Ripper II, Coffins, Old Man's Child, Coheed & Cambria, and much more. PLAY DEAD: Evil Dead: Regeneration, MediEvil: Resurrection, Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell CLASSIC CUT: William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.

Issue 51
November 2005
WORLDS OF WOUNDED CLAY A spotlight on the overlooked art form of stop-motion cinema beginning with the animated films of Robert Morgan. Plus: A rare interview with The Brothers Quay and a look back at Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer. PINKY VIOLENCE! Feminism, politics, blood and boobs come together in the Pinky Violence films, Japan's notorious 1970s sex and violence exploitation cycle. Plus: Film reviews and more! by Tom Mes. THE GHOSTS OF WORLD'S END Kiyoshi Kurosawa discusses the American release of his unique J-horror film Pulse (a.k.a. Kairo) nearly a half decade after its release in Japan. THE PASSION OF THE ANTI-CHRIST Danzig speaks about upcoming projects and his return to the three-chord songs that made him a legend. DREAD OF WINTER New horror film The Dark Hours brings madness and massacre to the unforgiving Canadian cold. CINEMACABRE: Featuring: A History of Violence, Cry Wolf, Frankenstein, Venom, Cold Blood, and more! Reissues presents Swamp Thing, Dolls, The Man With Nine Lives, The Boogeyman, The Doctor and the Devils, The Val Lewton Collection, plus The Spiral Staircase (1959), Psychomania, Scott Spiegel's Intruder and much more! BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Freak Show, Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities, Karney, The Living and the Dead, Strangehaven: Conspiracies, Ultimate Fantastic Four THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight on Michael Slade, also featuring The Ring Companion, Mexploitation Cinema, A Ghost in My Suitcase: A Guide to Haunted America, Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree, Strange Bedfellows, and more! TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, Toronto, Canada AUDIO DROME: Featuring the swingin' horror punk of The Independents, plus reviews of The Horrorpops, The Creepniks, Concombre Zombi, Anthrax, Crypticus, Alice Cooper, Cryptopsy, Zombie Apocalypse, Send More Paramedics, Paths of Possession, and much more. PLAY DEAD: Hecatomb, Midevil, City of the Damned: New Orleans CLASSIC CUT: Peeping Tom.

Issue 50
October 2005
THE STRANGE ACCOUNT OF HOWARD PHILLIPS LOVECRAFT Rue Morgue unearths the curious tale of a man whose bizarre narratives changed the genre. Plus: Words with Stuart Gordon, Brian Lumley, and tons more! THE CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO 100 ALTERNATIVE HORROR FILMS A menu of 100 cinematic treats for Halloween viewing! KNIGHTS OF TELEVISION TERROR Mick Garris discusses his upcoming television anthology series, Masters of Horror. Plus: The official first season episode guide. REVIEWS: Aftermath, Dead & Breakfast, The Brothers Grimm, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sorum, Spider Forest, The Cave, The Skeleton Key, Wishing Stairs, Feeding the Masses, A Sound of Thunder, Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, Frankenstein Reborn, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, When Puppets and Dolls Attack!, The Janitor, Creepies, Centipede, Bite Me!, Vampire Assassins, Broken Saints, Day of the Dead 2: Contagium, Horror 101/Horror 102, Museum of the Dead, Hellbent, The Prophecy: Uprising, The Prophecy: Forsaken, Die You Zombie Bastards, Wiseguys Vs. Zombies, I, Zombi, Tea Break, Redrat: La Rata Retrobada, Graveless, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Private Parts, Demon Seed, Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay, Terror Beneath the Sea, Without Warning, Long Weekend, Night of the Lepus, Dracula A.D., Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf. BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Eric Powell on The Goon: Fancy Pants. Reviews of The Dead West, The Fog, Little Gloomy: The Super-Scary Monster Show, When Zombies Attack #1. THE NINTH CIRCLE: Reviews of Iron Man: The Cinema of Shinya Tsukamoto by Tom Mes, Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor by Paul A. Woods, ed., Julius Le Vallon/The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood, Women in Horror Films, 1930's and Women in Horror Films, 1940's by Gregory William Mank, Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas, Now We Are Sick by Neil Gaiman and Stephen Jones, eds., The House of Cthulhu: Tales of the Primal Land Vol. 1 by Brian Lumley, Grimericks by Susan Pearson and Gris Grimly, Never Seen by Waking Eyes by Stephen Dedman. MAKE MOVIES THE BRUCE CAMPBELL WAY An examination of the cult of Campbell. A BRUSH WITH BARKER A new art book compiles over 25 years of illustrated imagination from Clive Barker. TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Clifton Hill Haunted Attractions, Niagara Falls. AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Midnight Syndicate.Reviews of Undead, Messer Chups, The Band from Planet X, Pagan Dead, The Koffin Kats, Mirror Mask, Romeo Liquor Store, Thee Undertakers, Creepersin, DieMonsterDie, Machetazo, The Giallo's Flame, Municipal Waste, Gorerotted, Watch Them Die. Q&A: Matt Pike of High on Fire. PLAY DEAD: Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green, Frankenstein's Children, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Monopoly. CLASSIC CUT: Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan.

Issue 49
September 2005
The 20 Year Legacy of Henry: featuring John McNaughton, Michael Rooker, and Joe Coleman; Tombs of the Blind Dead; Modern Ruins; The Suffering: Ties That Bind; Gwar; Aftermath banned; FanTasia 2005; The new Outer Limits; Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things; author Edward Lee; Chiller Theatre Expo; Shadow Reichenstein; John Polidori's The Vampyre, more!

Issue 48
August 2005
Audition, the movie that burned powerhouse director Takashi Miike into the North American nervous system finally gets the recognition it deserves; an interview with Japan's legendary director. Plus: Miike's Meanest Moments, Eli Roth on directing Miike, and more! Summer of Sasquatch Rue Morgue takes a look back at Bigfoot's spotty legacy on the eve of its return to popularity. Plus: A Sasquatch primer on upcoming, new and cult Bigfoot films! Cinemacabre Features: Graveyard Alive, two new War of the Worlds films compared, Troma's Make Your Own Damn Movie!, The films of David Lynch, Tales from the Crypt Season 1. Reviews: Land of the Dead, Batman Begins, H, They Came Back, Skinned Deep, Chupacabra Terror, Shadow of the Wraith, The Zodiac Killer, Dead Life, Zombiez, Hood of the Living Dead, Touch of Death, Living Doll, A Bell from Hell, Hush. Hush, Sweet Charlotte. Schizoid Cinephile Hexacord Music. Blood in Four Colours Dark Horse's The War of the Worlds Online Adaptation, Steve Niles and Ted McKeever's Little Books of Horror: The War of the Worlds, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard's The Walking Dead Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars TPB, Romero, Chris Ryall and Gabriel Rodriguez's Land of the Dead #1, Peter David's Spike: Old Times, Justin Gray and Zue's Vengeance of the Mummy #1. The Ninth Circle Spotlight: Thomas Ligotti Reviews: Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, ed., Beasts in the Cellar: The Exploitation Career of Tony Tenser by John Hamilton, The Overnight by Ramsey Campbell, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury by Sam Weller, Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars by Ray Bradbury. Travelogue of Terror The Tower of London, UK The Gore-met Menu: The Gialli of Sergio Martino! Audio Drome Spotlight: Apocalyptica Reviews: House of Wax, Robert Short, Misfits meet The Nutley Brass, Asmodeus, The Rocketz, Balzac, Michale Graves, The Horror of It All, Pungent Stench, Lamb of God. Play Dead Cold Fear (Ubisoft), Haunting Ground (Capcom), Antagonists (White Wolf) Dark Revelations Director Brooke Burgess discusses his struggle to make Broken Saints, the most successful Flash-animated series to ever grace the weird wide web. Plus: A Flash freakshow guide to the best genre-themed animations on-line. Death Strokes Step inside the grim gallery of Jack Kevorkian. RM examines the surreal horror canvases of Dr. Death. by Paul Carlucci Classic Cut Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare.

Issue 47
July 2005
Horror from Spain: A Brief History, featuring interviews with Nacho Cerda, Jess Franco and the art of Robert Hernandez; The Sordid Stories of the Video Nasties; Scores that Scare; Jack Ketchum reissued; the films of Kiyoshi Kurosawa; MGM's Midnite Movies; Aussie Horror; House of Wax (1953); author Tim Lebbon; Edgar Allan Poe Museum; Nekromantix; Goya's Saturn Devouring His Children, more!

Issue 46
June 2005
100 Years of War of the Worlds: The Legacy of H.G. Wells; George Romero on Land of the Dead; Paul Naschy: Words with Spain's Horror King; American Psycho; Requiem From the Darkness; Midnight Mania at the Worldwide Short Film Festival; Sinners and Saints; The Entity; Lady In A Cage; author Tom Piccirilli; Alcatraz Night Tour; Guinea Pig box; Six Feet Under; Mars Attacks! Collector's Cards, more!

Issue 45
May 2005
Tetsuo and The Weird World of Shinya Tsukamoto: interviews with Tsukamoto and author Tom Mes; Charles Burns' Black Hole comic; Hieronymus Bosch fine art figurines; photographer Ward Boult; Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected; Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut; Mutter Museum; Wednesday 13; Studies in Modern Horror; The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, more!

Issue 44
April 2005
The Amityville Horror Remake and Retrospective:interviews with Scott Kosar, Margot Kidder and Sandor Stern; Dr. Who; artist Chris Mars; Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth video game; Charles Band box set; The Twilight Zone; Denfert Rochereau Ossuary; Enoch, more!

Issue 43
March 2005
Demystifying the Manson Family: interviews with Jim VanBebber and Philip Anselmo; The Late, Great Shudder Parts; tattoo artist Bob Tyrrell; The Definitive 2005 Horror Convention Schedule; R.I.P. 2004; The Year in Review; Douglas Clegg; Profondo Rosso Store; Hexentanz, more!

January/February 2005
The first three issue of Rue Morgue ever published, now avilable in a Special Collector's Edition, featuring a new introduction by Rue Morgue Editor-in-Chief Rod Gudino. Issue #1 (October 1997) Issue #2 (February 1998) Issue #3 (May 1998)

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