MAN IS AN INSECT
On the 25th anniversary of his defining film, David Cronenberg reflects on the horrors of The Fly. PLUS: Creature effects designer Chris Walas, and actors Eric Stoltz and John Getz discuss The Fly through to its monstrous sequel; David Hedison and Brett Halsey of the original trilogy recount their respective transformations; and the authors of The Fly at Fifty trace the fascinating life of George Langelaan, the man behind the original story.by Dave Alexander, James Burrell and Trevor Tuminski
Rue Morgue scours the globe for the most eye-popping horror movie poster art you’ve probably never seen.by Tal Zimerman
The stars of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky flashback twenty years to making the ultimate kung fu splatterfest.PLUS: More crazy kung fu horror films. by Aaron Von Lupton and Colin Geddes
William Basso uses a variety of media to set the stage for the antiquated ghouls and haunted ephemera of his twilight world. by April Snellings
FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2011
Rue Morgue’s 8th annual horror convention in pictures. photos by Ashlea Wessel, Matthew Marigold, Dave Alexander and Kiva Reardon
UNFINISHED HORROR BUSINESS
Jerry Only evades the cops long enough to fill us in on the Misfits’ first original album in nearly thirteen years.by Tomb Dragomir and Trevor Tuminski
WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER
Rue Morgue discovers new life on the set of The Thing prequel. by Trevor Tuminski
CARVING OUT A NICHE
The director of ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2 and the director of the original My Bloody Valentine talk 30 years of slasher cinema. by Sean Plummer
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Rue Morgue founder in production on first feature; Toronto After Dark Film Festival marks its sixth year; Hammer screenwriter Jimmy Sangster dead at 83.
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: The Fly’s Flesh Transgressions.
The Fly Bobble-head, Dismember-Me Plush Zombie, Brain Soap in a Jar, and Ossuary Dice.
We remember Halloween.
CineMacabre features Savage, and paranormal investigators on Paranormal Activity 3, plus reviews of Fright Night, Final Destination 5, Shark Night 3D, Texas Killing Fields, Bereavement, Strigoi: The Undead, Creature, The Coffin, Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Frat House Massacre, Yellowbrickroad, Dead Cert, Mothman, Exit 33, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, Megashark versus Giant Octopus, Creep Creepersin’s Frankenstein, Ding Dong Dead and Peeping Blog. Abbreviated Terrors presents Stealin’ Home, Hike and Curiosity Kills. Reissues features Guillermo del Toro on Mimic: The Director’s Cut, while John W. Bowen and The Gore-met taking on the Retro ’80s box set from Camp Motion Pictures. Also featuring reviews of Things (1989), Damnation Alley (1977), MST3K vs. Gamera: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXI (1991), The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993), Final Exam (1981), Trailers From Hell! Volume Two and Elvira’s Movie Macabre: The Satanic Rites of Dracula/The Werewolf of Washington and Night of the Living Dead/I Eat Your Skin.
Island of Lost Souls (1932).
The Baby (1973), The Unseen (1980) and Bad Boy Bubby (1993).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features The Strange Case of Luther Strode, plus reviews of Dark Axis: Rise of the Overmen #1, The Vault #1 of 3, The Heap #1 of 3, Walter Koenig’s Things to Come #1 and Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares. Library of the Damned grills Liisa Ladouceur on Encyclopedia Gothica. Plus, reviews of Perverse Titillation: The Exploitation Cinema of Italy, Spain and France, 1960-1980, Back from the Dead: Remakes of the Romero Zombie Films as Markers of Their Times, Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night, In Laymon’s Terms, Joseph Nassise’s Eyes to See, Gris Grimly’s Atrum Secretum: 13 Years of Hidden Truths, Tim Powers’ The Bible Repairman and Other Stories and Kendare Blake: Anna Dressed in Blood.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Fort Fright at Old Fort Henry – Kingston, Ontario.
Chewing the fat with H.G. Lewis.
Featuring Ghost, the world’s most elusive metal band. The Blood Spattered Guide interviews Ghoul. Plus reviews of Dexter: Season 5 OST, Being Human Series 1 and 2 OST, The Shrine OST, Hammer Legacy: The Frankenstein Collection, Hammer Legacy: The Vampire Collection, Chelsea Wolfe, Midnight Syndicate, Tasseomancy, Vladimirs, The Marshmallow Ghosts, Evil Elvis, Abhor, Alice Cooper, and Morbus Chron.
Reviews Call of Duty – Black Ops: Rezurrection, Ugly Americans Apocalypsegeddon, Trauma, Granny vs. Zombies and Ghostly Trivia/Undead Trivia.
Paul Leni’s The Man Who Laughs (1928).