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December is nearly upon us, and the reason for the season is Pazuzu. Rue Morgue #140, on stands this week, pays tribute to 40 years of The Exorcist with an exclusive new interview with director William Friedkin. Also: Wes Craven on The Serpent and the Rainbow; legendary screenwriter Brian Clemens on Thriller; horror fanzines; Berberian Sound Studio and more! And how about that beautiful cover by Jason Edmiston? ON STANDS DECEMBER 1! Also available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, PC and Mac for only $4.99 an issue.
Well gang, another Halloween has passed, and with it has come another spectacular Weekend of Horrors: Europe’s largest assembly of actors, amateur filmmakers, and horror memorabilia. This year’s organizer, Mr. Thomas Hartz, literally brought fanfare to a whole new level by moving the venue to the massive Turbinenhalle (pictured above and below) in Oberhausen, Germany. The area is located on former mining territory, adding an extra layer of grit and flair to the already industrial atmosphere.
German autumns don’t indicate Halloween. It’s possible you’ll spot a witch cutout or encounter a lonely, uncarved pumpkin on someone’s porch, but you’re more likely to see tree ornaments, gingerbread cookies or Santa Claus. Here in Germany, October serves as more of a reminder that Christmas is coming. In spite of this, there exist those who refuse to let the Halloween season slip by uncelebrated. One such group are the men and women who organize, promote and support the annual Weekend of Horrors convention at the Salbaau Hall in Bottrop, Germany.
It’s about to become even easier for Stateside movie buffs to get their monthly fix of Rue Morgue. Here’s a chunk of our latest press release:
“Starting this November, Rue Morgue … will begin regular distribution in over 800 Blockbuster stores across the United States. The initiative sees the leading genre brand find a new home in one of the country’s most reputable home video chains.
“ ‘We are thrilled to be welcomed into the Blockbuster family of magazines and we hope to find new readers there,’ commented Rue Morgue president Rodrigo Gudiño.”
No matter what sort of colourful confections land in your Halloween bags this season, boils and ghouls, the upcoming 128-page 14th anniversary Halloween issue of RM is bound to be the most mind-blowing, teeth-rottingly decadent morsel of the lot!
Wrapped up in an iridescent cover illustration by Jason Edmiston (whose work has previously appeared in the Black 100‘s Nightmare Gallery and our tribute to Vincent Price in RM#111), this year’s ceremonial offering literally melts down the essence of the witching hour, pours it into a smiling jack-’o-lantern, lights it on fire and tosses it into the sky whereupon it will explode in a shower of magazine-sized portions and be delivered to you by horned carrier owls.
Well, okay…that’s what we wish we could do but hey, look at what even just the cover reveals about the issue’s goopy innards. And there’s so much more as you dig deeper inside! Stay tuned…
You know how creepy stuff has a way of going global? We’ve seen it time and time again: something scary goes down in a farmhouse in Pennsylvania or an apartment building in Barcelona and before you can say “They’re coming for you, Barbara!” the horror has spread to every corner of the world and you just can’t get away from it.
Well, it’s kind of like that with Rue Morgue. The Rue Crew spends way too much time sequestered in dark corners of the House of Horror in Toronto, but that hasn’t stopped us from stretching our shadowy tendrils across borders – and oceans. It is with great pleasure that we introduce our United Kingdom Facebook page, Rue Morgue UK. If you live in the United Kingdom or even if you’re just a fan of UK horror, head on over there and “like” the new page – you’ll get updates on all manner of creepy UK culture, and you might even win a spiffy digital subscription to Rue Morgue.
And, since horror is a multi-lingual affair, you can keep tabs on us en français on our new French-language Facebook page, Rue Morgue France. L’horreur!
Meet the new rebels of splatter cinema this month as we gather Japan’s most notoriously splatter-happy filmmakers with a sprawling cover story on Sushi Typhoon – a new studio dedicated to delivering the most outrageous sex, gore and monster movies to international audiences. Take a sneak peek at what we’ve crammed inside this month’s Rue Morgue with this new issue trailer, cut and conceived by Rodrigo and Tomb Dragomir!
We’ve got your exclusive first look at the cover of the May issue, RM#111, illustrated by Chicago artist Mitch O’Connell! Stay tuned next week for the official issue trailer, cut together by Rodrigo and Tomb, for more of the eerie elements that await you!
Earlier this year, Rue Morgue founder Rodrigo Gudiño decided it was high time to christen RM‘s fashion fearward line of creepy clothing, jewelry and accessories, especially in light of the new slate of designs introduced at the 2010 Festival of Fear. Hence, Rue Morgue Finery was born – a name that, for us, perfectly summarizes our commitment to producing high-quality, orb-popping garments and apparel, designed by RM‘s very own Ghoulish Gary Pullin and Justin Erickson.
The list includes CD as well as the odd DVD / Blu-ray releases featuring isolated score materials (see Image Entertainment below).