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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 96
December 2009
Even among lesser-known horror films, Rituals stands alone as an all-but-lost gem. This punishing deep-woods thriller finally emerges from limbo with its long-awaited arrival on DVD. Cast and crew remember the 1977 film and its director Peter Carter. Interviews with stars Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell, Ken James, Gary Reineke and screenwriter Ian Sutherland. Plus: The Rue Crew picks more VHS releases ripe for a DVD reissue.
by John W. Bowen, Dave Alexander and Rue Morgue Staff
FAB Press commemorates the 25th anniversary of the UK's infamous Video Recordings Act with its reissue of The Art of the Nasty. Co-author Nigel Wingrove and box art illustrator Graham Humphreys discuss the films and their lurid art. Plus: Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box, and Rue Morgue investigates recent developments which may herald a new era of video nasties.
by The Gore-Met, A.S. Berman and Dave Alexander
Resurrecting the ghosts of trash horror past, Johnny Legend is home video's mad curator of the esoteric and unusual. Plus: The latest unearthed treasures from Legend's Raunchy Tonk label.
by Paul Corupe and Eric Veillette
The grotesque, surreal and sublime make music together in Hans Rickheit's bizarre graphic novel The Squirrel Machine.
by Dave Alexander
A message from Rue Morgue's president.
Repo! director tackles Mother's Day remake; Christopher Lee spearheads Hammer revival; Low budget horror films tap fans for funding and marketing.
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Brutal Burnings.
Monster Bandages, Nerdcore Calendar, True Blood Jewellery, Twilight Zone Stamps
CineMacabre features reviews of Paranormal Activity, Saw VI, Where the Wild Things Are, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, The Collector, Stan Helsing, Left Bank, Nature of the Beast, The Children, Children of the Corn (2009), It's Alive (2009), Live Evil, Evilution and Evil Things. Reissues features reviews of The Stepfather (1987), The Stepfather II (1989), The New York Ripper (1982), Night of Death! (1980), The Hanging Woman (1973), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989).
Mad Monster Party (1967).
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.
Features Distortions Unlimited, plus reviews of Dark Entries, Pixu: The Mark of Evil, Dusk, Razorjack and Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Pinocchio.
Spotlight: Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt's Dracula the Un-Dead. Plus, reviews of Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Documentary Journey into Vampire Country and the Dracula Phenomenon, Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King, The Golden Labyrinth: The Unique Films of Guillermo del Toro, The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings, Peter Ackroyd's The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, Claude Lalumiere's Objects of Worship, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols, Hammer Glamour, Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories, and Ryan Mecum's Vampire Haiku.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum - Drumheller, Alberta
Menu: Silence, We're Shooting!
Featuring horror noise act The Rita. Blood Spattered Guide spotlights Tales From the Crypt's Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas. Plus reviews of Trick 'R Treat OST, Zombieland OST, I Sell the Dead OST, Clive Barker's Book of Blood OST, Dead Elvis, Back to Zero, Dead Man's Bones, Rammstein, and Nirvana 2002.
Ju-on: The Grudge, Dead Space: Extinction and Martian Fluxx.
Bernard Rose's Paperhouse.

Rituals (1977)

Issue 95
November 2009
First-person shooters are all the rage, especially when players get to blow zombie brains all over their TV screens. Apocalyptic survival horror video game Left 4 Dead 2 arrives with new characters, more weaponry and so much zombie gore that it was banned in Australia.
Plus: The history of zombie video games and more!
by Monica S. Kuebler and Andrew Lee
Rue Morgue looks back on the life and films of the genre's legendary showman.
Plus: Castle's greatest gimmicks, film reviews, and more.
by Paul Corupe
Centipede Press releases a 450-page collection of art based on the tales of the King of Horror.
by James Grainger
The Dickensian horror-comedy I Sell the Dead is the latest labour of love from Glass Eye Pix, a company building its reputation on unconventional genre pictures.
by Stuart F. Andrews
Video games.
Zombies, vampires and suburban mayhem mark genre highlights of TIFF 2009; Ron Howard plans a Lovecraft comic book adaptation.
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Geriatric Attacks.
Devil Cane, Bloody Beanies, Lovecraft Scents, Evidence Chef's Knife
CineMacabre features reviews of Fear Itself: The Complete First Season, Zombieland, Pandorum, Jennifer's Body, The Final Destination, The Thaw, Jack Ketchum's Offspring, The Last Resort, The Evil Woods, Dead Wood and Deadwood Park. Reissues features reviews of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Bats, Bones and Creepy Poems (1971), The Strangeness (1985), Prey (1978) and The Weekend Murders (1970).
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941).
Masked Avenger Versus Ultra-Villain in the Lair of the Naked Bikini.
Features North 40, plus reviews of Vincent Price Presents: The Tingler #1 and 2, Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves, FVZA #1 of 3, Sullengrey: Sacrifice #1 of 2 and The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #1 of 4.
Spotlight: Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures. Plus, reviews of Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema Since 1970, The New Horror Handbook, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary, Lovecraft Unbound, Visions Deferred: Three Unfilmed Screenplays by Richard Matheson, Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, Michael Poeltl's The Judas Syndrome, Robert J. Weirsema's The World More Full of Weeping and Scott Kenemore's Z.E.O.: A Zombie's Guide to Getting (A)Head in Business.
The Tomb of Belon - Lampa, Peru.
Menu: How to Get Your Region-Free Global Gore Fix
Featuring Razorback Records founder Billy Nocera. The Blood Spattered Guide spotlights Gatekeeper's debut EP Optimum Maximus. Plus reviews of The Believers OST, Halloween II OST, Dracula A.D. 1972 OST, True Blood OST, Mutilators, Insane Clown Posse, Portal, Nile and Revolting.
Wolfenstein, Cursed Mountain and Twilight: The Game.
Arch Oboler's Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror! (1962).

Issue 94
October 2009
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most significant yet most misunderstood writers that ever lived. To celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, Rue Morgue attempts to unravel the mystery of the man in an interview with experts including filmmaker Roger Corman, author Clive Barker, academic Scott Peeples and Poe House curator Jeff Jerome. Plus: Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs on the one-man play Nevermore, a lost silent German Poe film is resurrected, reviews of new Poe-related books, and much more!
by James Grainger, Stacie Ponder, Jovanka Vuckovic, Paul Corupe, Liisa Ladouceur, Last Chance Lance, Monica S. Kuebler, Justine Warwick, James King, Keir-La Janisse and Colin McLaughlin
After two years in limbo, Trick 'r Treat finally arrives just in time for Halloween. Interviews with director Michael Dougherty and actor Brian Cox.
Plus: Inside the pages of the graphic novel.
by Phil Brown, Peter Guttierez and Dave Alexander
Rue Morgue takes you back to your misspent youth with the kookiest characters to haunt Saturday mornings. Hold onto your cereal bowls, kids!
by Paul Corupe and Eric Veillette
Fred Dekker's '80s classic Night of the Creeps has finally slithered its way onto DVD. Dekker and actor Tom Atkins remember the totally mental genre mash-up.
by Aaron Von Lupton
The most disgusting band in the universe turns 25! To celebrate, we've invited Dave Brockie to spew on the top ten moments of his group's gruesome past.
by Dave Brockie (A.K.A. Oderus Urungus)
Pics from Rue Morgue's 6th annual horror convention.
Photos by Ashlea Wessel and Matthew Marigold
A brief look at the history and revival of Halloween cards.
by Last Chance Lance
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: The Masque of the Red Death.
DREADLINES: Jack Brooks team gets serious with The Shrine; Tim Burton celebrated at Museum of Modern Art; the 1st annual Reaper Awards.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Military Monster Mistakes.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Poe Statue, Poe Stamp, Poe Mug, "The Raven" Facsimile.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of District 9, Halloween II, Nature's Grave, Deadgirl, Edges of Darkness, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, Live Animals, Backwoods, Ghost Cat, Nightmare, Wyvern, Red Velvet and Silent Venom. Reissues features the Special Edition DVD release of Hardware and Happy Birthday to Me now with its original score, plus reviews of The Gate Monstrous Special Edition, Door Into Silence, 42nd Street Forever Volume 5: Alamo Drafthouse Edition, Audition, Neither the Sea nor the Sand, Trapped, Animalda, Psychos in Love and The Black Torment.
CINEMARQUEE: The Black Cat (1941).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: A Storied Past: John W. Bowen's favourite novels with potential for film adaptation.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, plus reviews of Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder #2, The Hangman #1, Incarnate #1 of 3, The Complete Dracula #2, and Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1 of 6.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. Plus, reviews of Hollywood Monster, Bite: A Vampire Handbook, Making a Monstrous Halloween, F.G. Cottam's The House of Lost Souls, Mighty Unclean, Seamus Cooper's Mall of Cthulhu, Ed Gorman's The Midnight Room, Cthulhu Unbound: Genre-Blending Tales from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation and Jasper Bark's Way of the Barefoot Zombie.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Universal Studios � Orlando, Florida.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: The Gore-Met Slices up The Butcher.
AUDIO DROME: Featuring Halloween record collecting. Plus reviews of Home: The Horror Story OST, Orphan OST, Monsters Vs. Aliens OST, The Blob (and Other Creepy Sounds) OST, Jennifer's Body OST, Drag Me to Hell OST, Paid in Black II: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Big John Bates, Stellar Corpses, Sunn O))), Slayer, Behemoth and Mount Eerie.
PLAY DEAD: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Saw.
CLASSIC CUT: "The Raven" (1845).

Issue 92
September 2009
In the decades since its release, An American Werewolf in London has been embraced by genre fans as a truly unusual beast. With a fresh re-release and a new documentary out, creator John Landis and makeup effects legend Rick Baker talk about the blackly comic special effects masterpiece.
by Jason Lapeyre, Jovanka Vuckovic and W. Brice McVicar
Paul Solet tackles the nature of motherhood in his feminist horror film debut Grace. Plus: Larry Cohen on It's Alive!, the original killer baby movie.
by Claire Horsnell and James Burrell
Vigilantes, killer kids, beautiful monsters, two Clive Barker adaptations, the return of Coffin Joe and all kinds of international cult craziness graces the screen at Montreal's 2009 FanTasia film festival. Rue Morgue takes a peek at a selection of titles in the programme.
by Dave Alexander, Stuart F. Andrews, Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Kier-La Janisse, Liisa Ladouceur, Andy Mauro, Eric Veillette and Jovanka Vuckovic
If Juno warmed your heart, then Jennifer's Body is set to rip it out. The team behind the Oscar-winning teen comedy return with the bloody tale of a cheerleader from hell.
by Sean Plummer.
An American Werewolf in London.
New dating site aimed at horror fans; Tsukamoto completes third Tetsuo film; Halloween Haunt returns to Canada's Wonderland.
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Putrid Poisonings
The Ex Voodoo Knife Set, Crawling Zombie Torso Gelatin Mould, Bigfoot Garden Sculpture, Nosferatu Necklace
CineMacabre features reviews of Antichrist, Orphan, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, The Hills Run Red, Cadavres, The Shortcut, How To Be a Serial Killer, Onechanbara: The Movie, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow, Death Racers, The Day the Earth Stood Stopped, 2012: Doomsday. Abbreviated Terrors features Teller on the &Teller films. Blood on a Budget features reviews of In Search of Lovecraft, Witches Night and Under the Raven's Wing. Reissues features an interview with Don Coscarelli on Phantasm II, plus reviews of Children of the Corn: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray), Marquis De Sade's Prosperities of Vice, Invitation to Hell and The Last Night.
CINEMARQUEE: The Walking Dead (1936).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: The Horror at 37,000 Feet (1973).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Robot 13, plus reviews of Creepy #1, Tales from Wonderland: The Cheshire Cat, Blackest Night #1 of 8, Aliens #1 of 4 and Deadpool: Merc With a Mouth #1.
Spotlight: Kim Paffenroth's Valley of the Dead. Plus reviews of Just When You Thought It Was Safe: A Jaws Companion, Ed Wood, Mad Genius: A Critical Study of the Films, Monster Parties and Games, Vile Things, Midnight Walk, Rhodi Hawk's A Twisted Ladder, Dracula: A Classic Pop-Up Tale, Jason Beam's Daughters of Digital Alchemy, Todd Strasser's Nighttime: Too Scared to Sleep and Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: FrightTown - Portland, Oregon.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Black Devil Doll.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: The Accused. Plus reviews of Mars Attacks! OST, Skulls 158, Nim Vind, The Body Bags, Hellbats, 28 Weeks Later OST, Dethklok, Mark Statler and His Creepy Classic Chiller Band, Ninetail and 3 Inches of Blood.
PLAY DEAD: Konxari Cards, Blood Bowl and Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy.
CLASSIC CUT: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Issue 92
August 2009
ON THE ETIOLOGY OF A VAMPIRE VIRUS: Guillermo del Toro teams up with author Chuck Hogan to craft an epic trilogy in which a plague of disease-ridden vampires pushes humanity to the brink of extinction. Rue Morgue puts The Strain and its creators under the microscope. Plus: David Wellington on his popular bloodsucker novels and a look at Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series that inspired the hit show True Blood. by Jovanka Vuckovic and Monica S. Kuebler
PORTRAITS OF PECULIAR PEOPLE: Feast your eyes on Travis Louie's monstrous menagerie of inhuman oddities... by Jovanka Vuckovic
NOLLYWOOD NIGHTMARES: INSIDE NIGERIA'S HOMEGROWN HORROR INDUSTRY: Supernatural gore, religious terror, cannibalism and ritual killing collide in Nigeria's outrageously prolific movie industry. by Jason Lapeyre
SCARY STORIES 101: In Writers Workshop of Horror, 26 genre authors share the secrets of their success. by Monica S. Kuebler
DREADLINES: Over 60 top FX artists gather for Dick Smith tribute; Nazi zombies, Coffin Joe and Trick 'r Treat anchor TADFF 2009
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Vampiric Expirations.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Crystal Head Vodka, Death Mints, Noose Tie, Night of the Living Dead Mego-Style Action Figures.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of Surveillance, Horsemen, The Cell 2, Carnivorous, Blood Ties: Season One, Divine Intervention, Chainsaw Sally, Driller, Thirst and Blood: The Last Vampire. Reissues features reviews deluxe editions of Friday the 13th parts IV, V and VI and the Suspense: Ultimate Collection, plus reviews of Slime City Grindhouse Collection (1988-1999), Sacred Flesh (2000), RIFFTRAX: Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Hunger: The Complete First Season (1997).
CINEMARQUEE: Mothra (1961).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Dug up: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Impaler, plus reviews Madame Xanadu #1, Hellblazer #256, Werewolves on the Versus Vampires #1 of 3, Salem's Daughter: The Awakening #1, and Poe #1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Ghost story publisher Ash-Tree Press. Plus, reviews of Trashfiend, Phantom Variations, Comedy-Horror Films, The Fourth Black Book of Horror, Paul G. Tremblay's The Harlequin and the Train, Hank Schwaeble's Damnable, Jack Hill: The Exploitation and Blaxploitation Master, Film by Film, Richard D. Satterlie's Imola, Kiki Thorpe's Meet the Kreeps: The Mad Scientist and Creepy Images Vol. 1.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour - Chicago, Illinois.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Welcome to Casa del Gore-met.
AUDIO DROME: Featuring Romero remixers 400 Lonely Things. Plus reviews of Laid to Rest OST, Transylvania 6-5000/Korgoth of Barbaria OST, No-do (The Beckoning) OST, Oscar B., Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke, Eels, Municipal Waste, The Graveyard Boulevard, Dead and Divine, and My Dying Bride.
PLAY DEAD: Necrovision, Wolfenstein 3-D, and Terminator Salvation.
CLASSIC CUT: Crestwood House's Monster Series books.

Issue 91
July 2009

Issue 90
June 2009
THE LORD OF LEGENDARY THINGS: Ray Harryhausen has brought some of the most memorable movie monsters to life through the meticulous art of stop-motion model animation. More than five decades after those curious creatures first appeared on theatre screens, his work continues to thrill and fascinate. In a new interview, Rue Morgue pays tribute to the legendary animator. Plus: The History of Stop-Motion Animation, new Harryhausen books, and more! by Paul Corupe, Jason Pichonsky and James Burrell
THE ROTTEN REICH: Tommy Wirkola sprays blood all over the Norwegian film industry with his country's first zombie movie, the undead Nazi splatter comedy Dead Snow. Plus: An overview of the strange Nazi zombie subgenre, and a sneak peek at Army of Frankenstein. by Sean Plummer, Jovanka Vuckovic and John W. Bowen
RETURN TO SPOOK CENTRAL: Twenty years after the last Ghostbusters film, the original cast reassembles for a video game that invites you to strap on a Proton Pack and battle some familiar denizens of the underworld. Who ya gonna call? by Monica S. Kuebler
ALL YOU NEED IS BRAINS: With everything from superheroes to classic works of literature getting the undead treatment these days, it was only a matter of time before the invasion of The Zombeatles. by Last Chance Lance
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: To Ghostbusters, with love.
DREADLINES: Crazies remake expands scope of Romero's infection story; Toronto's Luminato Festival celebrates Poe's 200th birthday; Stoker Awards returns to Burbank with Mathesons, Garris and Braunbeck in lineup.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Perilous Plants.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Zombie Pumps, Cryptozoological Figure Set, Bloodstained Bathmat and Shower Curtain, Zombie Wedding Cake Toppers
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of Fear(s) of the Dark, Shuttle, Sea Sickos, Attack of the Giant Leeches, Succubus: The Demon, Dorm, Sick Nurses and SARS Wars: Bangkok Zombie Crisis. Abbreviated Terrors reviews The Horribly Slow Murderer with the Extremely Inefficient Weapon, Wretched and Terror! Reissues reviews the latest Hilarious House of Frightenstein releases, as well as House on Haunted Hill: 50th Anniversary Special Edition (1959), Scorpion with Two Tales (1982) and Redneck Zombies (1986).
CINEMARQUEE: Nightmare Castle (1965).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Dug up: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Bad Kids Go to Hell, plus reviews Devoid of Life, Fall of Cthulhu: Nemesis #1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #21, Irredeemable #1, and Dark Tower: The Sorcerer.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Dwight Kemper's Bela Lugosi and the House of Doom. Plus, reviews of Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 3, Monster Movies, The Pain and Pleasure of Cult Horror Films: An Historical Survey, Michael McBride's Bloodletting, Charles Wilkin's In the Land of Long Fingernails: A Memoir, Robert Boyczuk's Horror Story and Other Stories, Erotic Comics: A Graphic History Vol. 2, Traps, Ronald Kelly's Midnight Grinding and Other Twilight Tales and P.C Cast and Kristin Cast's Hunted.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Old Montreal Ghost Walk - Montreal, Quebec.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Header.
AUDIO DROME: Featuring The Giallos Flame. Plus reviews of Boogeyman OST, The Last House on the Left OST, Themes from Horror Movies, Fredrik Klingwall, The Brains, Rosemary's Babies, The Meteors, The Rigormorticians, Under a Nightmare, Funeral Mist, and Jungle Rot.
PLAY DEAD: Spirit Slayers/Night Stalkers, The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena and The Penumbra Collection.
CLASSIC CUT: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 'Requiem.'

Issue 89
May 2009
RAIMI, REPOSSESSED: More than fifteen years and three blockbuster Spider-Man movies since the last Evil Dead film, Sam Raimi returns to his low-budget horror roots with Drag Me To Hell. Featuring interviews with the director, co-screenwriter Ivan Raimi and makeup effects guru Greg Nicotero. by Phil Brown, Jovanka Vuckovic and Joseph O'Brien
GRAVEN IMAGES: THE ART OF JAPANESE BLOODY UKIYO-E: Grotesque and sublime, Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints depict a long-held fascination with supernatural terrors and human slaughter. Presenting a look at the history of the elegant but shocking art form. by Jason Lapeyre
ALL GUTS, NO GLORY: In J.T. Petty's new horror-western hybrid The Burrowers, men are evil, monsters are hungry and the frontier has never been more frightening. by Dave Alexander
EIGHT MORE TO DIE FOR: Lionsgate releases the third collection in its After Dark series... but are they even worth watching, never mind dying for? by Stacie Ponder
DREADLINES: Genre fans and icons give Hollywood send off to Forrest J Ackerman; Chicago theatergoers brace for zombies.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Assaults on Ash.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Return of the Living Red Wine, Dexter Action Figure, Horror Pendants, Villainess Soaps
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of The Last House on the Left, Monsters Vs Aliens, The Haunting in Connecticut, American Scary, Late Bloomer, Cyclops, Swamp Devil, Epitaph, Craig, Dark Reel, Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires, Night Fangs and Lust for Dracula. Blood on a Budget features Fetus, Pink Eye and Paper Dolls. Reissues reviews Veerena, Purani Haveli, Requiem for a Vampire, The Sinful Dwarf, The Centerfold Girls, The Whip and the Body, Conspiracy of Torture, Slaughter High, Repossessed, My Best Friend is a Vampire, An Angel for Satan, The Long Hair of Death, and The She-Beast.
CINEMARQUEE: The Sadist (1963).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Dug up: The Candy Snatchers.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Tales of Rocky Point Park, plus reviews of Criminal Macabre: Cellblock 666 #3, House of Mystery Vol. 1, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death TPB, Zombie Tales #12, and Solomon Kane #5.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: J.C. Hutchins and Jordan Weisman's Personal Effects: Dark Art. Plus, reviews of The Television Horror of Dan Curtis, Cheap Scares!, The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings, Horror Library Volume 3, Hiromi Goto's Half World, Deadly Intent: Crime & Punishment, Steven Deighan's Stages of Undress, Edward Lee's The Golem and Joseph D'Lacey's Garbage Man.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Museum of Death - Hollywood, California.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Antonio Margheriti.
AUDIO DROME: Featuring Toronto's legendary electric violin-wielding monster Nash the Slash. Plus reviews of Twisted Nerve/The Bride Wore Black OST, The Unborn OST, The Uninvited OST, Twilight OST, My Bloody Valentine (2009) OST, Sono Morti, The Independents, Dead Sea Surfers, Blood, Spectrum-X, Tribulation, and Mantic Ritual.
PLAY DEAD: Resident Evil 5, Shellshock 2 and Madworld.
CLASSIC CUT: Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film.

Issue 88
April 2009
IN MEMORIAM: THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LEATHER LAGOON: This past February Lux Interior, frontman of the seminal swamp rock band The Cramps, passed away, ending a career steeped in horror and lunacy. Rue Morgue pays tribute to the icon in a recently unearthed interview with Lux and his long-time musical and life partner Poison Ivy. Plus! The complete Cramps discography. by Rodrigo Gudi?o, Greg Chant and Tomb Dragomir
APOCALYPSE AFRICA: For thirteen years, Resident Evil has immersed gamers in an epic apocalypse of zombies, mutants and corporate conspiracy. Now, RE5 takes the celebrated survival horror franchise deep into the heart of Africa to expose the root of the series' devastating viral agent. Plus! The history of the franchise, and more! by Andrew Lee and Last Chance Lance
SUFFER THE CHILDREN: Fabrice du Welz's Vinyan depicts a mind-bending journey that delves into madness, obsession and deadly offspring. Plus! A roundup of new killer kids movies. by Liisa Ladouceur and Jason Lapeyre
PUTTING THE DEATH IN DEATH METAL: Cannibal Corpse singer George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher talks two decades of atrocity, censorship and zombies. by The Gore-met
GREETINGS FROM CAMP BLOOD: Resident summer camp killjoy Jason Voorhees returns in a big budget remake, some long-awaited reissues and a new documentary. Pack your bags and say your prayers, we're going to Crystal Lake! by Aaron Von Lupton
STAINLESS STEEL PSYCHO: Effects man Robert Hall pays tribute to '80s slasher gore with Laid to Rest. by Philip Brown
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND: The trouble with mainstream horror.
DREADLINES: Forrest Ackerman's memorabilia up for auction; Dracula-themed literary festival coming to Dublin; Classic Monsters cruise sails this Halloween.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Killer Clowns.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Anchor Bay's Hellraiser Limited Edition Box Set, Amok Time's Doctor Tongue Figure, Universal Monsters Bracelet, Sourpuss Carry-All Bags.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre features reviews of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Uninvited, Crowley, Feast III: The Happy Finish, Splinter, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, Otto; or, Up With Dead People, Ice Spiders, Grizzly Park and Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent. Reissues reviews Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971), Demoniacs (1974), Tales from the Darkside: The First Season (1984) and Cannibal! The Musical: 13th Anniversary Shpadoinkle Edition (1996).
CINEMARQUEE: Five (1951).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Vincent Price Presents, plus reviews of Miss Don't Touch Me, Runes of Ragnan: The Flames of Muspell, Zombie Cop, Cthulhu Tales #11, Hotwire: Requiem for the Dead #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Seth Grahame-Smith on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Plus, reviews of Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King, Film Brawl, The Dead Walk, Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror, Giant R.B. Russell's Putting the Pieces in Place, Cherie Priest's Fathom, Greg Taylor's Killer Pizza, Patrick Carman's Skeleton Creek: Book One and Scott Edelman's The Hunger of Empty Vessels.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres - Toronto, Ontario.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Cat in the Brain.
AUDIO DROME: Featuring horror prog rockers Zombi. Plus reviews of Deathstalker/Chopping Mall OST, Dracula vs. Frankenstein OST, Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula OST, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans score and soundtrack, Onethirtyeight, Carcass, Alex Machine, Dead Vampires, Gruesome Boys and Rose Funeral.
PLAY DEAD: The House of the Dead: Overkill, Dead Reign and Coraline.
CLASSIC CUT: Dick Jacobs and his Orchestra's Themes from Horror Movies: In Ghoulish High Fidelity.

Issue 87
March 2009
THE CULT OF SUFFERING The French New Wave of Horror continues to shower us in gore with one of the cruelest modern genre movies - Pascal Laugier's religious-themed torture porn vehicle Martyrs. In interviews with the director and its star Morjana Alaoui, Rue Morgue examines the controversial film. by Kier-La Janisse and Jason Lapeyre
DIVINITY IN DARKNESS: THE RISE OF CHRISTIAN HORROR Proving that there's something for everyone in the genre, Christian horror is thriving, delivering fears to the faithful and - surprisingly - nightmares to non-believers, as well. by Lea Lawrynowicz and Sean Plummer
THE GIANT SPIDER, THE CANDYMAKER AND THE WOLF WITH HANDS Photographer Joshua Hoffine captures moments of paralyzing childhood fear with his unusual series of fairy tale-inspired horror images. by Jovanka Vuckovic
MASTER OF HORROR, REMASTERED Richard Matheson is celebrated in a new tribute anthology featuring horror's top scribes, as well as two volumes of rare, previously uncollected works. by Joseph O'Brien and Paul Corupe
TERMS OF ENDANGERMENT Welcome to Pontypool, Ontario, a town in the grip of a word-borne virus, where simply talking affectionately can turn you in to a bloodthirsty maniac. by Dave Alexander
DREADLINES: Canadian vampire comedy scores A-list rock star cast; Adam Green kicks off a slew of new film projects with Grace; Ontario gallery hosts death and mourning exhibit.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Subway Psychos.
NEEDFUL THINGS: Anatomy Prints, Remote Control Zombie, Garlic Mints, Razor Blade Bracelet.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents Fearsome Faces, reviews of two new DVD documentaries that delve into the world of Special EFX Makeup - Fantastic Flesh and Kreating Karloff. Reviews of My Bloody Valentine 3-D, The Unborn, Just Buried, Pulse 3, Metalocalypse Season 2, The Grudge 3, Remembering Don Dohler: Blood, Boobs & Beast, Baghead, Wild Country, Demon Sex, Blood Scarab and The Frightening. Reissues reviews 42nd Street Forever Vol 4: Cooled By Refrigeration, Chamber of Horrors (1966), The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966), Madhouse (1981) and In the Folds of the Flesh (1970).
CINEMARQUEE: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: The Swarm.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Demon Squad. Plus reviews of The Bomb, Netherworld #1, The Lagoon, The Fantastic Worlds of Frazetta and Hexed #1 (0f 4).
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow's Jake's Wake. Plus, reviews of Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition, Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide, John Landis, David Moody's Hater, Lore of the Ghost and Mark Samuels' Glyphotech and Other Macabre Processes. TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Sleepy Hollow, New York.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: The Last House on the Left.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Creeping Cruds. Plus! Reviews of Let the Right One In OST, Rogue OST, Prince of Darkness OST, Nightmare Revisited, Fredrik Klingwall, 7 Killings in 2 Weeks, Zombina and the Skeletones, The Matadors, October Rising, Lordi, The Lurking Corpses and The wHORROR.
PLAY DEAD: Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ and Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad.
CLASSIC CUT: Kenji Mizoguchi's Ugetsu (1953).

Issue 86
January/February 2009
HEARTSTOPPER! HARRY WARDEN'S REIGN OF TERROR CONTINUES Canada's most underrated slasher is back in both an uncensored reissue and a 3-D remake of My Bloody Valentine. Interviews with director George Mihalka and producer John Dunning, who helped restore over nine minutes of gore footage for the upcoming DVD. Plus: A conversation with the director of the remake and a look at the history of 3-D films. by James Burrell, Paul Corupe and Jason Pichonsky
BEYOND THE SHADOWS A legendary genre author remembers filmmaker Dan Curtis, the man behind Dark Shadows, Trilogy of Terror and The Night Stalker. by William F. Nolan
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN Enter Horroridor, an art installation that surrounds the viewer with a madness-inducing barrage of shrieks from hundreds of genre movies. by Stuart F. Andrews
SOLDIER OF MISFORTUNE Bloody, paranormal-fuelled combat returns in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the first-person shooter set in a supernatural hell. by Last Chance Lance
THE DEFINITIVE 2009 HORROR CONVENTION SCHEDULE Map out the coming year with this indispensable guide to the best genre events around the globe. by Staff
RIP 2008: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Our annual awards for standout genre contributions, as well as a few you should have missed. by Staff
DREADLINES: Nearly 70 genre films previewed at The American Film Market; More zombies on horizon for Max Brooks.
THE CORONER'S REPORT: Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Premature Burial.
NEEDFUL THINGS: The Pit and The Pendulum Statue, Bloody Stump Wrist Rests, Cocktail Demons, Chainsaw Cufflinks.
CINEMACABRE: CineMacabre presents Dante's Inferno and Dead Fury, two new animated fright flicks. Reviews of Twilight, The Haunting of Molly Hartley, [REC], My Name is Bruce, Satanic Sluts II: The Black Masses, Summer Scars, Cold Prey, Shiver and The Devil's Chair. Last Rites reviews Massacre, Summer of the Massacre and Miner's Massacre. Reissues takes a look at the new comprehensive Abbott and Costello box set. Plus! Reviews of Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), Daughters of Darkness (1971), Assault! Jack the Ripper (1976), Fascination (1979), Devil Hunter (1980), The Outer Limits: The Complete Original Series (1963), Thirst (1979) and The Watcher in the Attic (1976).
CINEMARQUEE: The Shuttered Room (1967).
BOWEN'S BASEMENT: Spotlight: The Sentinel.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS: Features Halloween: The First Death of Laurie Strode. Plus reviews of Mercy Thompson: Homecoming #1 of 4, The Dresden Files: Storm Front #1, Zombie Tales: Oblivion, The Asylum of Horrors #1 and City of Dust #2 of 5.
THE NINTH CIRCLE: Spotlight: Gerard Houarner's Blood of Killers. Plus, reviews of The Pocket Essential George A. Romero, The Cinema of Tod Browning: Essays of the Macabre and Grotesque, Creature Features: Nature Turned Nasty in the Movies, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19, Adam Golaski's Worse Than Myself, Beasts! Book 2, Jan Burke's The Messenger, Tom Becker's Darkside: Lifeblood and Joseph McGee's The Reaper.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR: Bloodbuster - Milan, Italy.
THE GORE-MET: Menu: Urban Flesh and Red Room 2: The Broken Dolls.
AUDIO DROME: Spotlight: Composer Elia Cmiral. Plus! Reviews of the new Rosemary's Baby score release, The Strangers OST, Rest Stop: Don't Look Back OST, Dirty Dead, Der Fluch, Species, Radio Cult, Enslaved and Trigger the Bloodshed.
PLAY DEAD: Dead Space, Left 4 Dead and Slumber Party Slaughterhouse.
CLASSIC CUT: Rudolph Grey's Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr.

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