INSIDE ISSUE #71
THE DAY THE DEAD RAWKED THE EARTH
They’re back from the grave and ready to party! Return of the Living Dead creator Dan O’Bannon lets Rue Morgue pick his braaaiiins for the dirt on his ’80s punk rock zombie classic. Plus: Interviews with Scream Queen Linnea Quigley, Allan “The Tarman” Trautman and 45 Grave’s Dinah Cancer.
by Dave Alexander, Last Chance Lance, Chris Alexander and Liisa Ladouceur
THE LOST ART OF DEATH PHOTOGRAPHY
Dr. Stanley Burns, an expert on the esoteric art of taking portraits of the deceased, exposes the birth, life and afterlife of post-mortem photography.
by Last Chance Lance
BLOODBATH ON THE BAYOU
Hatchet director Adam Green goes deep into the swamp on a mission to make slasher movies fun again.
by John W. Bowen
FANTASIA 2007: FESTIVAL WRAP-UP
Selected reviews from this year’s programme of dark cinema.
by Dave Alexander, Stuart Andrews, Emma Anderson, Michele Galgana, Monica S. Kuebler, Chris Todd and Jovanka Vuckovic.
TRAPPED IN A PARADISE LOST
In BioShock, gamers face mutated humans in a decaying underwater city.
by Monica S. Kuebler
Author Jeff Lindsay is back with the third book in his serial killer series: Dexter in the Dark.
by Monica S. Kuebler
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
The Search for the Next Elvira begins this October; The Molotov Theatre Group revives Grand Guignol in a series of new plays; Joe Dante recruits genre filmmakers for classic horror trailer commentaries.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Bathtub Terror.
Horror Movie Playing Cards, Knife Cabinet, The Burning T-Shirt, Skull Cupcake Pan
Reviews of Right at Your Door, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, I Know Who Killed Me, Captivity, Skinwalkers, Unholy, Arang, Masters of Horror: “Sounds Like” and “The Washingtonians” and more! Reissues features The Burning, plus reviews of Witchfinder General, Eaten Alive and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
The Fly (1958).
Spotlight: Chosen Survivors.
A new column from Rue Morgue’s cellar-dwelling genre junkie.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Spotlight: Matt Coyle’s Worry Doll. Reviews of Thirteen Steps #1, Black Metal Vol. 1 TPB, Byron: Mad, Bad and Dangerous, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness HC and Tag TPB.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Sarah Langan’s The Missing. Reviews of Match to Flame: The Fictional Paths to Fahrenheit 451, Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone, The Darkening Garden: A Lexicon of Horror, Steven Savile’s Laughing Boy’s Shadow, Joyce Carol Oates’ The Female of the Species: Tales of Mystery and Suspense, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Menu: Ebola Syndrome.
Spotlight: Balzac. Reviews of Blood & Chocolate OST, La tarantola dal ventre nero OST, God Save the King: A Psychobillly Tribute to Elvis, Haunted George, Harley Poe and the Dead Vampires, Viper Rash, Bludwulf, The Horrendous Acts of Violence, Necromondo, and After Dark.
Vampire Rain, Night’s Dark Masters: A Guide to Vampires, and The Darkness.
Chas Balun’s Deep Red Magazine.