INSIDE ISSUE #72
MAN IS STILL THE WARMEST PLACE TO HIDE
This Halloween, join us as we honour the silver anniversary of John Carpenter’s masterpiece alien invasion movie The Thing. Interviews with Carpenter, FX legend Rob Bottin, stars Kurt Russell and Keith David. Plus: Thingfest, Universal Horror Nights’ The Thing – Assimilation, and more!
by John W. Bowen, Jovanka Vuckovic, Jason Lapeyre, Dave Alexander and Trevor Tuminski
MEMOIRS FROM THE RUE MORGUE
Rue Morgue celebrates its 10th birthday. This is the story of how we came to be.
by Rodrigo GudiÃ±o
THE MANUSCRIPT OF JAKABOK BOTCH
Clive Barker returns to horror lit with Mister B. Gone. Plus: A look at his gory new game, Jericho.
by Jovanka Vuckovic and Monica S. Kuebler
HEAVIER THAN HELL: A HISTORY OF BLACK METAL
Examining the global phenomenon. Plus: Ten essential black metal albums.
by Liisa Ladouceur, Chris Bruni and Alexander Erhardt
THE BLOODSUCKERS OF BARROW, ALASKA
30 Days of Night finally comes to the big screen. Plus: FEARnet’s new web serial.
by Liisa Ladouceur
INVASION OF THE PODCASTERS
Tune into the weird world of radio-style horror podcasts.
by Ken McIntyre and Monica S. Kuebler
MONSTERS FOR BREAKFAST
Start your day with Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry and the gang.
by James Burrell
BLOOD ON STEEL: 25 YEARS OF METAL BLADE
Metal Blade Records celebrates a quarter century of bloody, brutal heavy metal.
by Keith Carman
STUDIES IN MADNESS
Enter The Nightmare Factory, a graphic novelization of Thomas Ligotti stories.
by Richard Gavin
Meet Johnny Gruesome, Greg Lamberson’s undead metal-loving zombie.
by James Grainger
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Lordi wraps first horror film; Toronto After Dark Film Festival expands for Year Two; “Deathrock” Festival descends on Europe.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Chainsaw Carnage.
Return of the Living Dead Bust, Mimobots, Possessed Books, Creature From Blood Cove Mask.
Cinemacabre features Postal and Bloodrayne: Deliverance, Abbreviated Terrors and Blood on a Budget. Reviews of Halloween (2007), Return to House on Haunted Hill, The Invasion, Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, Frostbitten, Final Draft, Beneath, Black Kiss, The Cradle, The House of Usher, Creature Features Collection, Forest of the Dead, ID, Silk, Masters of Horror: “That Damned Thing” and more! Reissues features Spider Baby and the latest round of classic horror-themed Midnite Movies, plus reviews of The Stendhal Syndrome, From Beyond, The Blood Rose, Beauty Queen Butcher, The Food of the Gods, Spawn, Scarecrows, Horrors of Malformed Men and Snake Woman’s Curse, and more!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923).
Spotlight: Fright Night.
A new column from Rue Morgue’s cellar-dwelling genre junkie.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Spotlight: Spawn. Plus reviews of Black Mist #2, Cut TPB, Graphics Classics’ Dracula, Faker #1-2 and Dark Horse Presents’ Getting it Right.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack series. Plus reviews of John Stanley’s I Was A TV Horror Host, Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents, It Came From the Kitchen, Richard Taylor’s The Haunting of Cambria, Matthew Smith’s The Words of their Roaring, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Day of the Dead Festival – San Andres Mixquic, Tlahuac, Mexico City.
Menu: Inner Depravity.
Spotlight: The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Reviews of Halloween OST, The Invasion OST, Sei iellato, amico hai incontrato Sacramento/I due volti della paura OST, Skinwalkers OST, Hostel: Part II OST, Godzilla (1998) OST, 1408 OST, The Number 23 OST, The Sick Ones Volume 1: International Psychobilly Compilation, Judder and the Jackrabbits, The Ghastly Ones, The Spook, Sons of Perdition, Those Poor Bastards, Zombeast, The Voodoo Organist, King Diamond, Dethklok, Laethora, High on Fire, Fondlecorpse, F.K.Ãœ and The Black Dahlia Murder.
Touch the Dead, Escape from Bug Island and Dead Reefs.
John W. Campbell’s “Who Goes There?”