WELCOME TO SCUM TOWN
From fake grindhouse trailer to feature-length gorefest, Jason Eisener’s ultra-violent Hobo with a Shotgun finally blasts its way into theatres. Here’s the story of how one grindhouse fanatic made a big bang. PLUS: An interview with star Rutger Hauer.by Stuart F. Andrews and John W. Bowen
After nearly 25 years, Clive Barker returns to Hellraiser in a new comic book. As he and co-writer Christopher Monfette explain, Pinhead walks a darker path. PLUS: A guide to the Hellraiser film franchise.by April Snellings and Trevor Tuminski
IN THE GRIP OF GHOSTS
The creators of Saw return to their low-budget roots with Insidious – a terrifying, original take on the haunted house movie. Interviews with director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell and composer/onscreen demon Joseph Bishara.by Dave Alexander and Liisa Ladouceur
From slightly chilling ales to paralyzing stouts, Rue Morgue samples ten of the most bloodcurdling beers on the market today. by Dan Murphy
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Old Hag Syndrome.
Baltimore Poe Museum to open nevermore?; The Theatre Bizarre: A grand guignol anthology film; Killer shrews return after five decades.
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Violated Vagrants.
Poizin Wine, Temporary Zombie Tattoos, Buried Alive Necklace, Kicking Gear Decks.
CineMacabre features reviews of Drive Angry 3D, We Are What We Are, Teketeke, The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu, The Last Victim, The Bleeding, Interplanetary, Prowl, Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest, Nightmare Alley and Dr. Shock’s Grindhouse of Horrors. Abbreviated Terrors presents The Familiar, The Hairy Hands and Animal Control. Reissues features reviews of I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Up from the Depths (1979)/Demon of Paradise (1987), Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1957)/Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964) and Bazaar Bizarre (2004).
Not of this Earth (1957).
Horrors of Spider Island (1962).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features Godzilla: Monster World, plus reviews of The Stand: No Man’s Land #1 of 5, Crossed: Psychopath #1, Star Trek Infestation #2 of 2, Echoes #3 of 5, and King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel #1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: ChiZine Publications. Library of the Damned looks at the state of Canadian genre publishing. Plus, reviews of The Complete History of the Return of the Living Dead, The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, Boris Karloff: More Than A Monster, Drew Stepek’s Knuckle Supper, Sam Stone’s Zombies in New York and Other Bloody Jottings, Ed Butts’ Shipwrecks, Monsters and Mysteries of the Great Lakes, Stages: The Art and Process of Jason Edmiston, and Aaron Ximm’s Pat the Zombie.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Capela Dos Ossos – Campo Maior, Portugal.
Brutal Relax, Bleading Lady, and Zombie Christ.
Featuring cult metal band Macabre. The Blood-Spattered Guide discusses the trouble with death metal. Plus reviews of Season of the Witch OST, The Rite OST, Poltergeist OST, The Grave Mistakes, Blood Ceremony, The Devil In Love compilation, Deicide, Crucified Mortals, and The Georgian Skull.
Featuring reviews of Rift, Dying for Daylight, Trapped Dead, and Zombie Alley.
Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare (1781).