SICK INSIDE THE MACHINE
A look at maverick Japanese filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto, whose films are finally being issued in North America, beginning with Tetsuo: The Iron Man, his terrifiying fusion of skin and metal forged in the fires of industrial angst and perverse sexual extremes. Plus: Author Tom Mes delves further inside the career and canon of Japan’s cyber-horror visionary.
by Dave Alexander and Tom Mes
Granted, adolescence is a confusing time, but the world never seemed weirder and more nightmarish than in a Black Hole, Charles’ Burns’ comic book ode all the anxieties that ever plagued a teenager.
by Gary Butler
EFFIGIES OF ANGUISH
In the past Rue Morgue has examined the popularity of horror toys that are based on everything from classic movie monsters to serial killers and historical madmen. Now Parastone Studios in the Netherlands brings to life an unusual line of sculptures lifted from some of the world’s darkest paintings.
Plus: A Medieval Monster Manifesto!
by Jovanka Vuckovic and Ed van Rosmalen
He is a favourite of Alice Cooper and a host of modern Scream Queens. His name is Ward Boult, and his photographs specialize in sin and sadism.
by Emma Anderson
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Hammer to premiere Dracula-inspired fashion line; Lions Gate to release Haute Tension and Undead, preps Saw 2.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Cranial Explosion.
Dr. Tongue latex mask, Pursecution Ouija board purse, gothic baby jumpers, alchemical dragon soaps
Presents reviews of Oldboy, Killer Barbys vs. Dracula, Koma, Frankenstein, Isola, Death 4 Told, Dracula 3000, Starkweather, and more!
The Cat and the Canary (1927).
Bloody Pit of Horror.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Containment #4 (of 5), Ashes #1 (of 13), Whitechapel Freak, The Irregulars, Ravenous, Teenagers from Mars.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight on Studies in Modern Horror, plus reviews of Jekyll and Hyde Dramatized, The Cinema of John Carpenter: The Technique of Terror, The Book of Renfield: A Gospel of Dracula, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
The Mütter Museum – Philadelphia, PA.
Menu: Cannibal Ferox.
Spotlight on Wednesday 13, plus reviews of King of the Ants, Chris Alexander, Electra-Kill, The Rita, Matter, Nim Vind, The Hangmen, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, Icarus Witch, Lord Gore.
Gloom, Doom: The Board Game, Constantine.
The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.