Rue Morgue #142

Rue Morgue #142

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March 2014

Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell is viewed by many as Hammer’s last hurrah. Forty years later, we ask if it was a gravestone or a swan song. PLUS: Best known for donning Darth Vader’s cape, David Prowse really relishes his turn as the creature in the film, and a review of Frankenstein Created Woman.

by Michael Doyle and James Burrell

THE DEVIL AND THE DETAILS
Incredibly intricate demons and skeletons dance through the Victorian-era 3-D cards featured in Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell.

by Claire Horsnell

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG RED
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola celebrates twenty years of his demonic asskicker. PLUS: Mignola reaches back into his Big Red files to pick his five favourite Hellboy stories.

by April Snellings

YOU’LL HAVE A HELL OF A TIME
Night of the Demons gets a special edition release; director Kevin Tenney joins us for a look back at his unexpected cult classic.

by Sean Plummer

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Sigh, Frankenstein…

DREADLINES
Online seminars cater to monster lovers worldwide; Something Weird founder Mike Vraney succumbs to cancer; Original Black Devil Doll director returns

THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Hammer’s Frankenstein Body Mods.

NEEDFUL THINGS
Peter Cushing Bust; “Lost” Retro-style Alien Figures; Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jacket; Skull Chair

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre features reviews of Devil’s Due, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Nurse 3D, Contracted ,Cassadaga, Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear; 21st Century Serial Killer, Sloppy the Psychotic, and Freakshow Apocalypse. Reissues reviews House of Wax (1953), The Snake God (1970), Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series (1977), The Beast Within (1982), and Crawlspace (1986).

THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE
In The Vault: The House That Screamed.

BOWEN’S BASEMENT
Dug Up: Monster Mansion Memories.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features In The Dark, plus reviews of Juice Squeezers #1 of #4, Curse #1 of 4, Bad Blood #1 of 5, Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1. and Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales From Oz #1 – Tin Man.

THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Nancy Baker’s The Night Inside reissued. Library of the Damned weighs in on the great Monster Porn debate. Plus, reviews of The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters; Torture Porn: Popular Horror After Saw. Out in the Dark: Interviews with Gay Horror Filmmakers, Actors and Authors, Nick Cutter’s The Troop. Michael Rowe’s Wild Fell: A Ghost Story, Devil’s Advocates: Carrie, Suffered From the Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula, Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, and Marcel Theroux’s Strange Bodies.

THE FRIGHT GALLERY
On Display: Eelus.

THE GORE-MET
Menu: To VHS or Not to VHS?

AUDIO DROME
Featuring Cineploit Records. Listen to My Nightmare catches up with Electric Frankenstein. Plus reviews of Maniac Cop 2 OST, Castlevania – Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate OST, Call Me Greenhorn, Ovo, Johnny B. Morbid, Ghost B.C., Crypticus, Lesch-Nyhan, and Exhumed/Iron Reagan split.

PLAY DEAD
Features Horror film character cameos, plus a review of State of Decay: Breakdown.

CLASSIC CUT
George Archainbaud’s Thirteen Women.