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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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Issue 85
December 2008
THE UNHOLY UNDERTAKER RETURNS Brazil's notorious boogeyman, Coffin Joe, rises from the ashes with the long-awaited third entry in the trilogy that began with one of the most outrageous films to ever come out of South America - or anywhere. Featuring an interview with Coffin Joe himself, Jose Mojica Marins, and screenwriter Dennison Ramalho. Plus: The Essential Jose Mojica Marins filmography. by Scott Gabbey, Jovanka Vuckovic, Paolo Zelati and Kier-La Janisse
BERNIE WRIGHTSON'S FRANKENSTEIN REBORN Twenty-five years ago famed comic book artist Bernie Wrightson remade Mary Shelley's original version of Frankenstein. Now one of the most sought-after adaptations of the story lives again in a new hardcover special edition. by James Grainger
PAPERBACK SHUDDERS: THE HISTORY OF HORROR NOVELIZATIONS Believe it or not, horror tie-ins have been around since long before you bought that novelization of Halloween when you were a kid. Rue Morgue takes a look at the 80-year legacy of these collectible books. Plus: An interview with tie-in novelist Dennis Etchison. by James Burrell and Monica S. Kuebler
RETRO PLASTIC NIGHTMARES After nearly four decades, the once-notorious Aurora Monster Scenes model kits return. Will they titillate a new generation of kids and offend a new generation of parents? by James Burrell
DREADLINES: Toronto After Dark Film Festival wraps year three; Mary Lambert directs online vampire series; Manhattan's FIT hosts gothic fashion exhibit.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Insect Expulsions.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Baby's First Boo, Gentle Giant's Jason Voorhees Animated Maquette, Girls and Corpses 2009 Calendar, The Zombie of Monclaire Moors Garden Sculpture.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents a round-up of recent horror porn titles. Blood on a Budget reviews Attitude for Destruction, Slayer and Am I Evil. Plus! Reviews of Quarantine, Saw V, Feast II: Sloppy Seconds, Return to Sleepaway Camp, Zombie Strippers! Trailer Park of Terror, Seed, Scarce and Vipers. Last Rites reviews Suburban Sasquatch, Skeleton Man and The Malibu Beach Vampires. Reissues presents a feature on the latest double-feature discs from BCI Eclipse. Plus! Reviews of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Gory Gory Transylvania (1971), Cannibal Terror (1981), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990) and Strange Behavior (1981).
CINEMARQUEE: Psycho (1960).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: Monster Movie Matinee.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: The horror comic book gospel rounds up the best of Christmas-themed horror comics. Plus reviews of Rex Mundi 13, Things comic book adaptation, Warlash: Dark Noir 1, Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch and The Cleaners 1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Axelle Carolyn's It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium. Plus, reviews of The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture, Videodrome, The Great Monster Magazines: A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications, Ghost Stories, Jonathan Maberry's Patient Zero, Rakie Keig's Terror Island, Bruce Boston's The Nightmare Collection, Kenneth Hit and Andy Hopp's Where the Deep Ones Are, and Nate Kenyon's The Reach.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Mothman Festival - Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Vagrant and Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stalag 69.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Blood Ceremony. Plus! Reviews of Mirrors OST, Jack Brooks Monster Slayer OST, Leviathan, Ghoultown, North Side Kings, The Rabies, Behemoth, Ohgr, Sycksyde, and Cradle of Filth.
PLAY DEAD: Silent Hill: Homecoming, A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game and Vampire Rain: Altered Species.
CLASSIC CUT: Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise.

Issue 84
November 2008
STAINED SNOW, LOST SOULS One of the most unique and haunting vampire films ever made, Sweden's Let the Right One In is poised to chill your blood. Interviews with Tomas Alfredson and novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist. by Mitch Davis and Monica S. Kuebler
YOUNG BLOODLOVERS Stephenie Meyer's best-selling young adult novel Twilight is a vampire Romeo and Juliet tale about love, blood lust and the dangers of being mortal. The highly anticipated film adaptation hits theatres this month. Plus: Teen vamp fiction and HBO's True Blood. by Monica S. Kuebler and Liisa Ladouceur
8MM CREATURE FEATURES Before home video, the most popular way to invite your favourite monsters into your living room was through brightly packaged film reels available at the local drugstore. Rue Morgue looks back at this decades-long tradition. by Eric Veillette
THE GOD OF HELLFIRE Arthur Brown, the madman who shoved shock rock in the face of the Peace and Love Generation with his proto-corpsepaint, fiery stage shows and occult themes, celebrates the 40th anniversary of his most influential album. by Kier-la Janisse
DREADLINES: Toronto International Film Festival horror highlights; First all-horror shorts website launched.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Needle Nastiness.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Tofu the Vegan Zombie, Vampire Teeth Place Card Holders, Alfred Hitchcock Birds Barbie Doll, Just Severed Silicone Ear.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents reviews of eight films from Ghost House Underground. Abbreviated Terrors reviews Penny Dreadful, His Last Request and In the Wall. Plus! Reviews of The Zombie Diaries, Halloween: 3-Disc Unrated Director's Edition, Brutal Massacre - A Comedy, Home Sick, Pathology, Five Across the Eyes, Gimme Skelter, The Killing Gene, Dungeon Girl and Starship Troopers 3: Marauders. Last Rites reviews Undead or Alive, The Quick and the Dead and Ghost Gunfighter. Reissues presents a feature on the new four-DVD collection from Hammer Films. Plus! Reviews of Sal?, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1976), Dark Forces (1980), Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001) and The Dead Pit (1989).
CINEMARQUEE: The Mask (1961).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: The Werewolf of Washington.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: The horror comic book gospel welcomes returning columnist Pedro Cabezuelo! Reviews of A Treasury of 20th Century Murder: The Lindbergh Child, The EC Archives: Tales From the Crypt Volume 3, The Hole: Consumer Culture Vol. One and Tales From the Crypt #4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Weird Tales magazine. Plus, reviews of Taboo Breakers, Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film, Spirits and Death in Niagara, The Ghost Quartet, Stephen Romano's Shock Festival, Tolerance: The Art of Chris Mars, Derek McCormack's The Show that Smells, and Wrath James White and Maurice Broaddus' Orgy of Souls.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Monroeville Mall - Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Lunchmeat fanzine.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Veronique Chevalier's Polka Haunt Us. Plus! Reviews of The Fly Opera, Death Race OST, Midnight Meat Train OST, The Dead Next Door OST, Invaders from Mars OST, and new records from Amanda Palmer, The Voodoo Organist, Mondo A Go-Go, White Chapel and Anima.
PLAY DEAD: Reviews of Monsterpocalypse, Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon and Siren: Blood Curse.
CLASSIC CUT: Dell Abyss.

Issue 83
October 2008
FAMOUS MONSTER When Famous Monsters of Filmland hit newsstands in 1958, it united an entire generation of creature-loving children and sparked genre fan culture. No one anticipated the effect it would have on some of those 'Monster Kids,' who would go on to become genre legends. This Halloween, Rue Morgue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the magazine that started it all via a conversation with founding editor Forrest J Ackerman. Featuring words with and by filmmakers John Landis and Joe Dante, rock legend Gene Simmons, legendary cover artist Basil Gogos, SFX Wizard Rob Bottin, and more. Plus! Director Tim Sullivan takes us on a guided tour of the Ackermansion in its heyday, and much more! by Paul Corupe, Gene Simmons, Jovanka Vuckovic, Joe Moe, Tim Sullivan, Forrest J Ackerman, Dave Alexander and Rob Bottin
THE GORE-MET'S 50 ESSENTIAL GORE FILMS A comprehensive list of vital cinematic atrocities every hardcore horror fan needs to see. Bring on the blood! by The Gore-met
NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS American Baroque painter Michael Hussar reveals the very personal meaning behind his perverse and morbid body of work. by Jovanka Vuckovic
THE SIMPSONS VAULT OF TERROR Once a year The Simpsons is taken over by The Treehouse of Horror Halloween special. Time to take stock of nearly two decades of hilariously blood-curdling cartoons. by Philip Brown
SHOCKWAVES: A CLASSIC HORROR RADIO ROUNDUP Gather 'round the wireless and set your transistors for terror as Rue Morgue explores the sinister chills and thrills of yesteryear's audio plays. by Richard Gavin
FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2008 Pics from our 5th annual horror convention. Photos by Ashlea Wessel and Ian Goring
COSMIC CARNAGE Gory new video game Dead Space launches the survival horror genre deep into outer space. Plus: Downfall, the animated prequel. by Monica S. Kuebler
DEVIL'S ON OUR SIDE The Creepshow, Canada's horrorbilly sensation returns with an album warning you to Run for Your Life. by Trevor Tuminski
DOUG BRADLEY'S DEADTIME STORIES Everyone's favourite cenobite tackles Lovecraft in a new type of audio book. by James Grainger
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: Famous Monsters of Filmland.
DREADLINES: Toronto After Dark Film Festival continues growth for year three, Fright Channel to relaunch online, Teen filmmaker preps second horror feature.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Torturous Transformations.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Halloween Living Dead Dolls, Thanksgiving T-shirt, Royal Mail Classic Hammer Stamps, Toilet Ink.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents features on Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown and Wicked Lake. Abbreviated Terrors reviews 2007 Toronto After Dark Film Festival short film highlights. Plus! Reviews of Stuck, Death Race, Mirrors, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, End of the Line, Shutter, Resurrection Mary, Rest Stop: Don't Look Back, Dark Honeymoon, Triloquist, Steel Trap, Wide Awake and Trapped Ashes. Last Rites reviews The Raven, Kaw and Birds of Prey. Reissues presents features on Pieces, Fox Horror Classics Collection Volume 2 and Friday the 13th: The Series. Plus! Reviews of Child's Play (1988), Barracuda (1978)/Island Fury (1989), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Psycho Kickboxer (1997), Swamp Thing The Series Volume 2 (1992-1993), The X-Files: Revelations (1993-1999), The Unseen (1981) and Virgin Witch (1972).
CINEMARQUEE: The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1945).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: Invasion of the Blood Farmers.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Steve Niles on Gotham after Midnight. Plus reviews of Almighty, City of Dust #1 (of 5), The Nightmare Factory Volume 2, Zombie Tales #4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Matthew Warner's Horror isn't a 4-Letter Word. Plus, reviews of A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings over the Centuries, The Alfred Hitchcock Story, The Book of Lists: Horror, Joe R. Lansdale's Leather Maiden, Ryan Mecum's Zombie Haiku, Ramsey Campbell's The Grin of the Dark, and Bill Hussey's Through A Glass Darkly.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Halloween in Sin City.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Faces of Death.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Son of Sam. Plus! Reviews of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army OST, The Midnight Meat Train OST, The X-Files: I Want To Believe OST, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor OST, Shutter OST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score, Midnight Syndicate, The Rotted, In a World..., Chris Alexander & Carrie Eliza, Displacer, Diemonsterdie, The Night Shift, Brother Von Doom, Ghosts Run Wild, Captain A-Hole a.k.a. Yogi, Leather Wolf, and more!
PLAY DEAD: Zombies!!! 7: Send in the Clowns!, Magic: The Gathering - Planeswalker, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.
CLASSIC CUT: Vampirella.

Issue 82
September 2008
RETURN OF THE SPIDER The original shock rocker is back with a concept album based around an arachnid-obsessed serial killer. Join us in Alice Cooper's web as he spins his latest venomous tale of insanity, mutilation and murder. Plus: Multiple Maniacs, a guide to the most deranged personalities of Alice Cooper. by Aaron Von Lupton
PRIME-TIME TERRORS Five new genre television releases on DVD are bringing monsters, murder and mayhem to the masses. Plus: Spotlights on Canada's Durham Country, as well as Six Films to Keep You Awake, Spain's answer to Masters of Horror. by John W. Bowen, Monica S. Kuebler, Jovanka Vuckovic, Dave Alexander and Sean Plummer
THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE Painter Vincent Castiglia captures the beauty of decay using a very unusual medium... his own blood. by Jovanka Vuckovic
FANTASIA 2008: FESTIVAL WRAP-UP Selected reviews from this year's programme of dark cinema. by Dave Alexander, Stuart F. Andrews, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Kier-la Janisse and Jovanka Vuckovic
DREADLINES: Inside directors ready survivalist slasher film, Halloween sequel; Dylan Dog set for Hollywood debut; James Gunn heads up Xbox 360 horror-comedy shorts.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Shark Slaughter.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Adidas Hellboy Sneakers, Nosferatu Coffin Box, Magnetic Monsters Tin, Coffin Cookie Cutter.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre reviews The Dark Knight, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Lost Boys: The Tribe, Death Note, Timber Falls, Voice, Hybrid, Shark Swarm, The Hive, and more! Reissues features reviews of Phantasm: Oblivion, Lips of Blood, The Beast in Space, Things, Killer's Moon, and more!
CINEMARQUEE: The Mummy (1932).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: The Walking Dead (issues 43-50). Plus reviews of Feels Like Stephen King, The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8, Smuggling Spirits (1-2) and The Revenant.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Jonathan Maberry's Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead. Plus reviews of The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula, A Year of Fear, Hideaki Sena's Parasite Eve, Brent Hayward's Filaria, Michael Slade's Crucified, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: The Mummies of Ireland - Dublin, Ireland
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Snuff: A Documentary about Killing on Camera.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: The Toxic Avenger musical. Reviews of The Abandoned OST, The Dark Hour/Home Delivery OST, The Cottage OST, Crimson Ghosts, Gutter Demons, Angelspit, Gama Bomb and The Rotted. Plus Video Drome coverage of Cannibal Corpse's Centuries of Torment: The First 20 Years DVD and Gorgoroth's Black Mass Krakow 2004 DVD.
PLAY DEAD: Hellboy: The Science of Evil, Teenage Zombies: Attack of the Alien Brain Thingies, and Lord of the Fries.
CLASSIC CUT: James Ensor's Skeletons Warming Themselves.

Issue 81
August 2008
THE TORTURED SOUL OF ED HARTLEY The late great Stan Winston's monster-making career was in hyperdrive during the late 1980s, but he took time out from big money projects to make his directorial debut with a low-budget, old-school creature feature with a classic morality play at its core. Interviews with star Lance Henriksen and Oscar-winning creature creators Alec Gillis and (Pumpkinhead himself) Tom Woodruff Jr. by John W. Bowen and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE CANNIBAL EXPRESS The first of fifteen film adaptations of Clive Barker's Book of Blood begins with the ultra-gory Midnight Meat Train. Now, after a bumpy studio ride, Ryuhei Kitamura's Midnight Meat Train rolls into theatres. Plus: News on two more Films of Blood. by James Grainger and Paul Kane
WITCHES IN THE WOOD In the secret occult world of Katy Horan's folk art, the forest is a very dark place. by Dave Alexander
BIRDS OF A FEATHER... SLAY TOGETHER Robert E. Howard's Pigeons from Hell continues to take flight, most recently as a comic book miniseries. by Gary Butler
DREADLINES: Cameron Romero moves on to second feature with Staunton Hill; Experimental Poe film one of several biographies timed for author's bicentennial; Bruce McDonald wraps new spin on the zombie film.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Death From Above.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Coffin Couches, Wormweird Tarot, 30 Days of Night tee, Masters of Horror Season Two Box Set.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features Greg McLean's Rogue, plus reviews of The Happening, The Strangers, The Eye 3, Long Dream, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Tattooist, The Cottage, and more! Reissues features reviews of Madame O, The Nanny, Drainiac, Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals, and more!
CINEMARQUEE: The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Necronomicon. Plus reviews of Chopper Zombie, Coraline, The Goon #27, Demo TPB, Hellblazer: The Fear Machine.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: New & Reissued Jack Ketchum titles. Plus reviews of Hammer Music Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde, Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles, Modern Mythmakers, Nicholas Pekearo's The Wolfman, Mike Carey's Vicious Circle and Thomas Tryon's The Other, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island - Brooklyn, USA
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Philosophy of a Knife.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: the bloodsoaked hip-hop of Mr. Hyde. Reviews of The Eye (2007) OST, The Rage OST, Sentenced to Misery, Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space, Rezurex, Xasthur, Grave Robber, Colony 5, Hellboundheart, Hatchet, Nachtmystium, more!
PLAY DEAD: Alone in the Dark, Belief & Betrayal, Unreal Tournament 3
CLASSIC CUT: Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Issue 80
July 2008
BEASTS OF THE APOCALYPSE Guillermo del Toro goes epic with Hellboy II: The Golden Army, a thoughtful, hard-boiled creature feature that pits man and monster against, well, man and monster. Interviews with del Toro, actor Doug Jones and series creator Mike Mignola. Plus: New Hellboy books from Dark Horse reviewed. by Jovanka Vuckovic, Monica S. Kuebler and Gary Butler
THE X-FILES: DECLASSIFIED Back in the 1990s The X-Files reinvigorated mainstream interest in genre TV, On the eve of the second feature film based on the series, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Rue Morgue looks back at the show's legacy and peers at its closely-guarded future. Chris Carter speaks. Plus: A selection of the creepiest X-Files episodes. by Monica S. Kuebler
TERROR IN CENTRAL PARK Pioneering survival horror title Alone in the Dark is back with a reboot that rethinks the narrative structure of video games and pits its hero against something that could've crawled right out of Cloverfield. by Daniel Kaszor
DREYER'S DARKEST DREAM This month, an unsung vampire classic by a Danish auteur is finally given its due, as Carl Dreyer's Vampyr joins the Criterion Collection. by Paul Corupe
DREADLINES: FanTasia rings in its twelfth year with over 100 global genre titles; Oscar-winning Juno screenwriter turns to horror with Jennifer's Body.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Hook Homicides.
NEEDFUL THINGS: H.P. Lovecraft Bust, The Tingler Prop Replica, Mansinthe, Skull Flip-Flops.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of Botched, Sisters, Otis, American Zombie, Side Sho, and more! Reissues features reviews of George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Visions of Hell: The Films of Jim VanBebber, Simon, King of the Witches, Lucker the Necrophagous, Love Me Deadly, and more!
CINEMARQUEE: The Skull (1965).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Mill Creek Marathon
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Jon J. Muth's M. Plus reviews of Cthulhu Tales #2, Gabriel, The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs, Strange Embrace, The Straw Men #1, Three Shadows.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Gary A. Braunbeck's Coffin County. Plus reviews of Wild Beyond Belief!, Brian J. Shower's The Bleeding Horse and Other Ghost Stories, Sins of the Sirens: Fourteen Tales of Dark Desire, Dennis Etchison's Got to Kill Them All, Alexandra Sokoloff's The Price, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: The Paris Opera/Notre Dame Cathedral/The Louvre - Paris, France
THE GORE-MET: Menu: The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: South America's Damn Laser Vampires. Reviews of The Mist OST, Doomsday OST, La Terza Madre OST, Joshua OST, Thee Merry Widows, The Birthday Massacre, Devian, Deicide, Bong-Ra, Meshuggah, more!
PLAY DEAD: Dracula: Origin, Overclocked: A History of Violence, Growing Hunger
CLASSIC CUT: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

Issue 79
June 2008
UNDERAGE RAGE IN JAPAN The term 'young offender' has never carried as much weight as it does in Japan, a nation plagued by teenage violence and suicides. For genre filmmakers, though, the phenomenon has also led to some of the country's most outrageous, if stunningly cruel and bloody, cult films. Rue Morgue examines the cycle of Japanese youth violence movies with a panel of experts including director Sion Sono, Asian cinema authority Tom Mes and Japanese film scholar Jay McRoy. Plus: A look at the country's new and upcoming youth violence films including The Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, Karaoke Terror, and more! by Dave Alexander and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE BLOODSTAINED BURKA Omar Ali Khan's Hell's Ground - an unprecedented mix of American horror and Lollywood cinema - issues a killer challenge to Pakistan's film industry. by Paul Corupe and Sean Plummer
A FEAST OF DEVIANCE The short-lived Decadent Movement of the late-1800s attacked Victorian sensibilities with equal parts nihilism and grotesque imagery. Rue Morgue investigates one of horror literature's least known subgenres. by Richard Gavin
SING A SONG OF SAVAGERY Darren Bousman has left the Saw franchise for gothier pastures with Repo! The Genetic Opera, a bizarre futuristic fairy tale musical featuring everything from gory organ repossession to Paris Hilton. Now all he has to do is get it into theatres. by Sean Plummer
DREADLINES: New horror anthology coming to French television; Monsterpocalypse - a new style of game for horror fans; Troll 2 fans to gather for the Nilbog Invasion.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered Volume 1, plus reviews of The Ruins, Prom Night, Retribution, The Sick House, Gabriel, and more! Reissues features reviews of Schizo, Student Bodies, Women's Prison Massacre, Killing Car, The Torture Chamber of Doctor Sadism, Death Smiles on a Murderer, and more!
CINEMARQUEE: Secrets of a Soul (1961).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Carrie on, my wayward Sean....
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Stef Lenk's The Details. Plus reviews of Abe Sapien: The Drowning 1-5, B.R.P.D. 1946 1-5, Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume 3, Madame Xanadu 1, Life Sucks, and Willow Creek.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Borderlands Press. Plus reviews of Nightmare Japan: Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema, Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2, Yasutaka Tsutsui's Hell, Tony Barlow's Sharp Teeth, Stephen King's Duma Key, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Draugasetrid (The Ghost Centre) - Stokkseyri, Iceland.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Amicus Mortis and The Gateway Meat.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: The doom country of Those Poor Bastards. Reviews of Resident Evil: Extinction OST, The Girl Next Door OST, The Fright, L'Ame Immortelle, The Mountain Goats, Boris Randall, Catastrophic, Isole, more!
PLAY DEAD: HorrorClix: Nightmares and Freddy vs. Jason, Kill Doctor Lucky... And His Little Dog, Too!, Dark Sector.
CLASSIC CUT: W.W. Jacobs' 'The Monkey's Paw'.

Issue 78
May 2008
ENFANTS TERRIBLES A handful of young French filmmakers are re-invigorating the genre with films that are both beautiful and bloody. Rue Morgue interviews the latest practitioners of Franco gore movies, with a look at the pregnancy-themed slasher Inside, from newcomers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, as well as the politically conscious survival horror Frontier(s). Plus: Interviews with the female anti-scream queen stars of both films, reviews of recent fright films from France, and more! by Stuart F. Andrews, Jason Lapeyre, Dave Alexander, Liisa Ladouceur, Kier-La Janisse and James Grainger
BLACK MAGIC WOMEN Dario Argento returns with The Mother of Tears, his long-awaited, ultra-violent finale to the Three Mothers trilogy. Interviews with the legendary director and the one of the film's screenwriters. Plus: Argento's own brand of Hitchcockian horror comes to DVD with the obscure television series Door into Darkness! by The Gore-met, Dave Alexander and Mark R. Hasan
THE EVIL EYE Photographer Peter Beste spent seven years documenting those dedicated to the world's most notorious music scene. His new book, True Norwegian Black Metal, sheds some light on the darkness. by Liisa Ladouceur
DREADLINES: Rue Morgue Cinema launches first feature-length project, releases new short; Convention to celebrate 30 years of Halloween this fall; Stage adaptation of Misery restores horror to King's story.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Skin Stripping.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Bone Chiller Ice Cube Trays, Walking Dead Statue, Human Skeleton Five-Year-Old Comparative Set, Uncle Cthulhu Poster
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents reviews of Funny Games, Doomsday, Shutter, Day of the Dead, Deadly End, Outpost, Shrooms, Furnace, Wrestlemaniac, Nature Morte, The Backwoods, and more! Reissues features reviews of The Case of the Bloody Iris, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Sister of Ursula, Sex Slaves of the S.S., The Bloodstained Shadow, and more!
CINEMARQUEE: Curse of the Doll People (1961).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: Meanest Machine Ever: The Car.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Spotlight: Jessica Farm. Plus reviews of Comic Arf, Haunted, House of Mystery, Lesions on the Brain, Short Stack and 'Spring 2061' from Zombie Tales #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Graham Roumieu's Bigfoot: I Not Dead. Plus reviews of Necronomicon: Book Five, Basil Copper: A Life in Books, Offensive Films, Sweeney Todd: The Real Story of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, David Wellington's 99 Coffins, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Haunted Fort George - Niagara-on-the-Lake
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Two German underground films from Unearthed.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: The vintage horror-soaked punk-psychedelia of Forbidden Dimension . Reviews of Haunting Villisca OST, Jaws 3-D OST, Polkadot Cadaver, Funeral Crashers, The Forbidden 5, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, Anima Morte, Brain Drill, Helgrind, Sinamore, more!
PLAY DEAD: Condemned 2: Bloodshot, Obscure: The Aftermath and Requiem: Bloodymare.
CLASSIC CUT: Time-Life Books' The Enchanted World series.

Issue 77
April 2008
Vampira: The Last Interview; Ghost Hunters Paranormal TV; Malleus Maleficarum; sculptor/artist Kris Kuksi; Dimmu Borgir; author Del James; the gialli of Aldo Lado; Varney the Vampire; Travelogue on the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (by Bill Moseley); China's Cat III films; Johnny Hollow; Lars von Trier's The Kingdom; more!

Issue 76
March 2008
Spotlight on Indie Horror featuring Mulberry Street, The Living and the Dead, The Lost, 8 Films to Die For; Prom Night reunion; 85 Years of Lovecraft Art; Hearse Bikes; Earth vs. the Flying Saucers; The Green Slime; Brian Keene; The World Famous Frankenstein 1818 Pub; Horror Rises from the Tomb; James Fisher's Aberrant; The Savage Planet; more!

Issue 75
January/February 2008
Tim Burton on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; George, A. Romero's Diary of the Dead; The Signal; Babylon Fields; zombie portrait artist Rob Sachetto; The Definitive 2008 Convention Schedule; R.I.P. 2007: The Year in Review; Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows; The Last Man on Earth; Werewolf novels; Cela Kula (Skull Tower); Gorgeous Frankenstein; Rudyard Kipling's 'The Vampire'; more!

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