INSIDE ISSUE #80
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
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Guillermo del Toro
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.
H.P. Lovecraft Bust, The Tingler Prop Replica, Mansinthe, Skull Flip-Flops.
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!
The Skull (1965).
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
Menu: The Worst Horror Movie Ever Made
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!
Dracula: Origin, Overclocked: A History of Violence, Growing Hunger
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth