IT CAME FROM THE HAN RIVER!
Korean terror invades North America with Bong-Joon Ho’s modern creature feature, The Host. Plus: The Birth of K-Horror, new releases and more!
by Brad Abraham, Dave Alexander, James Grainger and Last Chance Lance
SILENT SCREMS: HOW THE HORROR FILM FOUND ITS VOICE
Rue Morgue examines how the expressionist films of the 1920’s influenced how we identify the look and style of horror. Plus: A new book on Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages, silent horror’s most bizarre movie.
by Jason Lapeyre
THE FORGOTTEN GUILD OF FUNERARY VIOLINISTS
An interview with Rohan Kriwaczek, the man behind a new book on the death dirges of funerary violinists.
by James Grainger
THE DEFINITIVE 2007 HORROR CONVENTION SCHEDULE
Map out the coming year in horror with this indispensable guide to the best genre events in North America.
RIP 2006: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Our list of what we feel you should have seen, listened to, played and read, and what you should have missed.
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Kubrick’s lost genre script coming to theatres, Stuart Gordon tackles true crime in latest film, Film adaptation of Poppy Z. Brite’s Exquisite Corpse in the works.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Killer Canines.
Sota Dagon figure, Intramural Zombie Hunter Tee, Coffin Quill Pen Set, 2007 Men of Mortuaries Calendar.
Reviews of Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Turistas, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, The Return, The Roost, Population 436, Ghosts of Mae Nam, Voodoo Moon, House of 9, Slashers, Death Tunnel, and The Maid. Abbreviated Terrors presents highlights from the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival. Reissues presents Harry Kumel’s Daughters of Darkness, The Addams Family series and film reissued. Plus reviews of Frankenhooker, Superstition, Ganja & Hess, House of the Damned and Witchery.
El Vampiro (1957) and El Ataud del Vampiro (1958), by Fernando Mendez.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Featuring Alan Moore’s Lost Girls, reviews of Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery, Cthulhu Tales: The Rising, Dr. Strange Vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula, Graphics Classics: H.P. Lovecraft (2nd Edition), The Pirates of Coney Island #3 (of 8) and Please Release.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Jemiah Jefferson. Plus! Reviews of The Undead and Philosophy: Chicken Soup for the Soulless, The EC Archives: Shock Suspenstories Volume 1, Projected Terrors, Max Brooks’ World War Z, Bloodlines and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage – The Bronx, New York.
Menu: In celebration of his 50th column, the Gore-met spills his guts.
Spotlight: Creature Feature. Reviews of The Grudge 2 OST, The Dark OST, Masters of Horror Vol II and new music from Lonesome Kings, Michale Graves, The Memphis Morticians, The Horrors, The Horrifics, Nightmare at Hanging Rock, The Gothic Archies and The Demon Seeds.
Vampire: Dark Influences, Dead Money and Arkham Horror: Curse of the Dark Pharaoh.
The Ghost Story of Yotsuya by Tsuruya Namboku.