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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 74
December 2007
Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door, interviews with Gregory M. Wilson, Blanche Baker, Blythe Auffarth, Daniel Farrands and Philip Nutman; Tim Lucas' Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark; artist Tom Chantrell; Mike Nelson; John Brahm; Renny Harlin's Prison; Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts; Ohio State Reformatory; Hellraiser; Dethklok; Man Bites Dog; more!

Issue 73
November 2007
The Mist, interviews with Frank Darabont and Thomas Jane; Vintage Board Games; Poultrygeist; Festival of Fear 2007; Supernatural; Phil Mucci; Bob Clark; The Lost World (1925); Adele Hartley; The Jekyll & Hyde Club; The Mother of Tears; Maris the Great & the Faggots of Death; Wladyslaw Starewicz; more!

Issue 72
October 2007
The Thing, interviews with John Carpenter, Rob Bottin, Kurt Russell, Keith David; 10 Years of Rue Morgue; Clive Barker's Mister B. Gone & Jericho; The History of Black Metal; 30 Days of Night; Monster Cereals; author F. Paul Wilson; Horror Podcasts; The Nightmare Factory graphic novel; Greg Lamberson's Johnny Gruesome; Spider Baby; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Fright Night; Day of the Dead festival; Inner Depravity; The Darkest of the Hillside Thicket's; John W. Campbell's Who Goes There; more!

Issue 71
September 2007
The Return of the Living Dead, interviews with Dan O'Bannon, Linnea Quigley, Allan 'The Tarman' Trautman, Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave; Death Photography; Adam Green's Hatchet; FanTasia 2007 Report; Bioshock; Jeff Lindsay's Dexter in the Dark; The Burning; Sarah Langan's The Missing; Eastern State Penitentiary; Ebola Syndrome; Balzac; Deep Red Magazine; more!

Issue 70
August 2007
THE NEW BOOGEYMAN OF HADDONFIELD: Love it or hate it, Rob Zombie has remade Halloween. The question on everyone's mind is: will his vision do the iconic film justice? Rue Morgue gets to the heart of the matter in a frank interview with the rock star director. Plus: Franchise producer Malek Akkad continues his father's legacy, and a look at Halloween fan films. by: Chris Alexander, Jovanka Vuckovic, James Grainger and Dave Alexander.
THE COPYCAT KILLERS: David Michael Latt, president of The Asylum Home Entertainment, takes us inside the surprisingly prolific studio that brought you outrageous mockbusters such as Halloween Night and Snakes on a Train. Plus: Slumming attractions from The Asylum and reviews of their delirious doppelgangers. by: Last Chance Lance.
THROUGH THE EYES OF LES EDWARDS: Les Edwards has been illustrating in the genre for over 35 years with an impressive assortment of book covers and movie posters. by: Paul Kane.
THE HORRORS OF EVERYDAY LIFE: Reclusive scribe Bentley Little weaves biting social commentary with traditional horror. by W. Brice McVicar.
GRIMLY'S FAIRY TALE THEATRE: Acclaimed writer/illustrator Gris Grimly takes the plunge into filmmaking with Cannibal Flesh Riot! by: James Grainger.
DREADLINES: Russian gore film marks first feature from Unearthed; Ghost stories of M.R. James coming to North American stage; Interactive zombie film goes for record.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Blood Baths.
NEEDFUL THINGS: The Great Cthulhu, Spine Lamp, Crystal Skull Necklace, Monster Theatre Figures.
CINEMACABRE: Reviews of Hostel: Part II, Mr. Brooks, Meatball Machine, The Thirst, Masters of Horror: 'We All Scream for Ice Cream' and 'Valerie on the Stairs,' Bloody Reunion, Marcus, and more! Reissues presents reviews of Malpertuis, Deadtime Stories, Trog, The Giant Behemoth and Splatter Farm.
CINEMARQUEE: The Mummy's Hand (1940).
SCHIZOID CINEPHILE: Spotlight: The Devil's Nightmare.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Josh Simmons' House. Reviews of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Vol. 1 HC, Cthulhu Tales Vol. 3, Edmund and Rosemary Go To Hell, Loveless #1-19, Of Scenes and Stories TPB, The Saga of the Bloody Benders HC.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden's Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire. Reviews of Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics, The Cramps: A Short History of Rock 'n' Roll Psychosis, Clare Clark's The Nature of Monsters, Alan Drew and Chet Williamson's The Story of Noichi the Blind, Richard Gavin's Omens, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Lovecraft's Brattleboro, VT.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Zombie Bloodbath trilogy director Todd Sheets.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight on composer Jaye Barnes Luckett. Plus reviews of The Changeling OST, BUG OST, Snakes on a Plane OST, Shadow in the Trees, Bamboula, Diemonsterdie, Impetigo, Creepersin, Johnny Gruesome and Xcross.
PLAY DEAD: HorrorClix: Hellboy and Alien vs. Predator, Death Jr. and The Science Fair of Doom and Infernal.
CLASSIC CUT: William Hope Hodgson's House on the Borderland.

Issue 69
July 2007
KIDS VS. MONSTERS The Monster Squad, a Bad New Bears-meets-the-Universal monsters kid comedy, has gathered an impressive cult following since its release twenty years ago. This month, the lost gem finally makes its way to DVD. Rue Morgue reunites Fred Dekker, the entire cast of monsters, creature designer Stan Winston and star Andre Gower. by: Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE CRYPT NEVER CLOSES Tales from the Crypt is reborn and looking better than ever with Gemstone Publishing's ongoing series The EC Archives. The history and legacy of the most famous horror comic book series of all time. by: Paul Corupe
SPILLING GUTS WITH SLAYER Twenty-four years after Slayer's unholy inception, guitarist Kerry King reveals the lighter side of his band's fascination with evil, ritual dismemberment... and all manner of anti-Christian abomination. by: Jovanka Vuckovic
HOUSE OF WAX Visit The Witch's Dungeon wax museum, North America's longest-running Halloween attraction. by: Paul Corupe
DREADLINES: FanTasia highlights include Jean Rollin and apocalypse films; Undead creators trade zombies for vampires in second feature
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Maggot Mayhem.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Session 9 T-shirt; Bloody Mary Jewelled Compact Cases; Coffin Boxes; Hollywood Zombies
CINEMACABRE: Reviews of Joshua, 1408, Day Watch, Bug, 28 Weeks Later, MoH's The Black Cat, Alone with Her, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Blood Tea & Red String and more. Reissues presents Deimos Entertainment's Welcome to the Grindhouse series, reviews of Who Can Kill a Child?, The Blind Woman's Curse, Five Bloody Graves/Nurse Sherri, Video Violence... When Renting is Not Enough, and more.
CINEMARQUEE: Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1958)
SCHIZOID CINEPHILE: Spotlight: Tales That Witness Madness
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: The Spectre. Reviews of Arkadian: No Witness, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Creature from the Depths, Hack/Slash, and Jonah Hex.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: film scholar Tom Weaver. Reviews of Television Fright Films of the 1970s, Bela Lugosi: Dreams and Nightmares, Michael Marshall's The Intruders, B.H. Fingerman's Bottomfeeder, Steve Gerlach's Love Lies Dying, and more.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Dearly Departed Tours - Hollywood, California
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Video sex and violence from Japan.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Toger Army. Reviews of The Dead Girl OST, Dead Silence OST, Zombi, The Ripmen, Serpenteens, Marilyn Manson, 3 Inches of Blood, Killing Jokes, Blood Freak, and Glenn Danzig.
PLAY DEAD: Zombietown, Penumbra: Overture, and Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia
CLASSIC CUT: The Quatermass Xperiment.

Issue 68
June 2007
MY PET ZOMBIE This month, Lionsgate releases Fido, a '50s-styled satirical zom-com that plays out like a parody of Lassie with Day of the Dead's Bub in the role of the family dog. Interviews with director Andrew Currie, zombie hero Billy Connelly, and more! by: Monica S. Kuebler, Dave Alexander, Last Chance Lance and Mark R. Hasan
BENEATH THE CITY OF OTHERS Comic book titans Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson team up for City of Others. Plus: Future Frights from Steve Niles. by: Jovanka Vuckovic and Joseph O'Brien
THE VIOLENCE OF THE LAMBS In the tradition of Peter Jackson's early splatter comedies comes Jonathan King's Black Sheep, New Zealand's latest horror export. Plus: review of three new tainted meat movies. by: Dave Alexander, Brad Abraham, Chris Alexander and JJ McAllister
T.S. KUEBLER'S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Step inside and witness the exquisite full-size monster sculptures of Thomas Scott Kuebler. by: Jovanka Vuckovic
CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT Eli Roth returns to the torture dungeons of Eastern Europe with a sequel to Hostel. by: Dave Alexander
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: Women and horror.
DREADLINES: Versus director helms Barker's Midnight Meat Train, Corman's Leeches to rise again in remake, Horror-themed social networking grows with FearNet.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Deadly Dolls.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Cthulhu Slippers, Lisa Petrucci Figures, Danzig Stationary, Hellboy Fridge Magnets
CINEMACABRE: Reviews of Grindhouse, Rise; Blood Hunter, Severance, Slaughter Night, Vacancy, The Reaping, Creepshow III, Ils, The Nature of Nicholas, Shutter, The Screwfly Solution, 13 Tzameti, and more. Reissues presents Deimos Entertainment's deluxe Paul Naschy series, reviews of Night of the Comet, The Clown Murders, The Man and the Monster, Bleak Future, and more.
CINEMARQUEE: Frankenstein Conquers the World (1966).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Hellblazer. Reviews of Dead High Yearbook, Micrographica, MPD Psycho, The Secret, and Detective Comics #622-624.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: John Kenneth Muir's Horror Films of the 1980s. Reviews of Japanese Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Mondo Lucha A Go-Go, La Dolce Morte, Jeff Strand's The Sinister Mr. Corpse, Scott Sigler's Ancestor, and more.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: The Gore-met calls out Grindhouse.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: The Brains. Reviews of Planet Terror OST, Death Proof OST, L'isola degli uomini pesce OST, The Reaping OST, Greatest Science Fiction Hits V, Bardi Johannsson, Glenn Danzig, Calabrese, Welcome to Circus Punk-a-Billy Vol. 2, :Wumpscut:, and Rwake.
PLAY DEAD: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: The Shadow of Chernobyl, 300: March to Glory, Ghost Rider.
CLASSIC CUT: Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology

Issue 67
May 2007
Jodorowsky Unbound! The Exiled Cult Genius comes to DVD, featuring interviews with Alejandro and Cristobal Jodorowsky; Nacho Cerda's The Abandoned; Fred Vogel beyond gorenography; Jason D'Aquino's sinister miniatures; 28 Weeks Later; The Mario Bava Box Set; The Living Coffin; Remembering Bob Clark; Earthling Publications; Warwick Castle, England; The Twilight Theatre; F.W. Murnau's Faust; more!

Issue 66
April 2007
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!
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.
CARNIVAL MACABRE: Welcome to Pooch Island, a cartoonish, monster-packed, acrylic thrill ride.
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART: Lucky McKee and Angela Bettis trade director and actor roles for their latest collaboration, Roman.
DREADLINES: Mondo Macabro produces first Pakistani gore film, Original Stuart Gordon storyboards up for auction, Zombies invade new interactive gaming technology.
CINEMACABRE: 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.
CINEMARQUEE: Monsters and Madmen Collection.
SCHIZOID CINEPHILE: Spotlight: Coralina Cataldi Tassoni (Part 2).
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 CIRCLE: 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.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Retro video cheapies from Camp Motion Pictures.
AUDIO DROME: 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.
PLAY DEAD: Monsters Menace America, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Liber Necris: The Book of Death in the Old World.
CLASSIC CUT: Herschell Gordon Lewis' Blood Feast.

Issue 65
March 2007
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!
ANIMATING HELLBOY: 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!
PAINT IT RED: THE HISTORY OF AURORA MONSTER MODELS: Rue Morgue presents the story of the most influential monster collectibles ever made.
THE MAYOR OF GHOULTOWN: An interview with the dead man behind Ghoultown, Texas' mariachi-fuelled, strange cousin to gothabilly.
HOLLYWOOD HAD IT COMING: Mick Garris unleashes his first novel, Development Hell, inspired by tinseltown's fickle film business.
DREADLINES: 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.
CINEMACABRE: 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, Creepies 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.
CINEMARQUEE: The Aztec Mummy Collection (1957).
SCHIZOID CINEPHILE: Spotlight: Coralina Cataldi Tassoni.
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.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Cannibal.
AUDIO DROME: 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.
PLAY DEAD: MMM...Brains!, An Evening of Murder: A Feast to Die For/Last Call, Waifs and Strays.
CLASSIC CUT: Carlos Clarens' An Illustrated History of the Horror Film.

Issue 64
January/February 2007
IT CAME FROM THE HAN RIVER!: Korean terror invades North America with Bong-Joon Ho's modern creature feature, The Host. Plus: The Birth of K-Horror, new releases and more!
SILENT SCREAMS: HOW THE HORROR FILM FOUND ITS VOICE: Rue Morgue examines how the Expressionist films of the 1920's influenced how we identify the look and style of horror. Plus: A new book on H?xan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, silent horror's most bizarre movie.
THE FORGOTTEN GUILD OF FUNERARY VIOLINISTS: An interview with Rohan Kriwaczek, the man behind a new book on the death dirges of funerary violinists.
THE DEFINITIVE 2007 HORROR CONVENTION SCHEDULE: Map out the coming year in horror with this indispensible guide to the best genre events in North America.
RIP 2006: THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Our list of what we feel you should have seen, listened to, played and read, and what you should have missed.
DREADLINES: Kubrick's lost genre script coming to theatres; Stuart Gordon tackles true crime in latest film; Film adaptation of Poppy Z. Brite's Exquisite Corpse in the works.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Sota Dagon figure, Intramural Zombie Hunter Tee, Coffin Quill Pen Set, 2007 Men of Mortuaries Calendar.
CINEMACABRE: Reviews of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Turistas, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Return, The Roost, Population 436, Ghosts of Mae Nam, Voodoo Moon, House of 9, Slashers, Death Tunnel, and The Maid. Abbreviated Terrors presents highlights from the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival. Reissues presents Harry Kumel's Daughters of Darkness, The Addams Family series and film reissued. Plus reviews of Frankenhooker, Superstition, Ganja & Hess, House of the Damned and Witchery.
CINEMARQUEE: El Vampiro (1957) and El Ataud del Vampiro (1958), by Fernando Mendez.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Featuring Alan Moore's Lost Girls, reviews of Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, Cthulhu Tales: The Rising, Dr. Strange Vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula, Graphics Classics: H.P. Lovecraft (2nd Edition), The Pirates of Coney Island #3 (of 8) and Please Release.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight on the vampire fiction of Jemiah Jefferson. Plus! Reviews of The Undead and Philosophy: Chicken Soup for the Soulless, The EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories Volume 1, Projected Terrors, Max Brooks' World War Z, Bloodlines and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage - The Bronx, New York.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: In celebration of his 50th column, the Gore-met spills his guts.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight on electro-sideshow horror music of Creature Feature. Plus reviews of The Grudge 2 OST, The Dark OST, Masters of Horror Vol II and new music from Lonesome Kings, Michale Graves, The Memphis Morticians, The Horrors, The Horrifics, Nightmare at Hanging Rock, The Gothic Archies and The Demon Seeds.
PLAY DEAD: Vampire: Dark Influences, Dead Money and Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh.
CLASSIC CUT: The Ghost Story of Yotsuya, by Tsuruya Namboku.

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