Australian cinema has bred all sorts of Outback psychos over the years. Now, Sean Byrne’s The Loved Ones continues the tradition with a teen terror in a pink prom dress. PLUS! Snowtown mines one of Australia’s most shocking crimes, and Greg McLean checks in with the latest on his Wolf Creek sequel.
THE INVASION BEGINS… AGAIN!
With a whole new batch of Mars Attacks cards on deck, the co-creator of the original series helps us unearth the history of gory collectibles that scandalized American youth. PLUS! The invasion-loving men behind IDW’s new Mars Attacks comic outline their plan to outdo the violence, bloodshed and black humour of the trading cards.
Sex appeal, zombie slaughter and gore gags are pushed to extremes in the new console title Lollipop Chainsaw. PLUS! Five video game vixens that lead the charge in style, smarts and kicking ass.
TELLER OF STRANGE TALES
With a fan-favourite Twilight Zone collection hitting Blu-ray, legendary screen scribe George Clayton Johnson details his uncanny contributions to the series.
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun.
Stephen King tribute arrives amid author’s many new projects; Luchador legend Mil Máscaras wrapping mummy movie trilogy; New documentary aims to decode The Shining.
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Gruesome Grad Nights.
Vampire Kitchen Timer, Voodoo Bones Shower Curtain, Outlandish Mini Figure Guys Series 1, Zombie Stitch Necklace, and Cryptic Collectibles features the Prom Night Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
CineMacabre features reviews of Monster Brawl, True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season, The Fields, Exit Humanity, Neverlost, Sector 7, Camel Spiders, Fright Flick, Smile, and Lights, Camera, Dead. Abbreviated Terrors covers Familiar, The Post-Lifers and Ethereal Chrysalis. Reissues reviews Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Mimic: 3 Film Set (1997-2003), Ghostkeeper (1981) and The Wizard of Gore (1970)/The Gore Gore Girls (1972).
THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE
Die! Die! My Darling!(1965).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, plus reviews of I… Vampire!, Rex, Zombie Killer #1, ’68 Scars #1 of 4, Mind the Gap #1, and Saga #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Steve Lillebuen’s The Devil’s Cinema. Library of the Damned remembers Michael Louis Calvillo. Plus, reviews of Blood Splatter: A Guide to Cinematic Zombie Violence, Gore and Special Effects, Silent Hill: The Terror Engine, The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster, Dayna Ingram’s Eat Your Heart Out, V.M, Zito’s The Return Man, Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre, Mason James Cole’s Pray to Stay Dead, and Caitlin R. Kiernan’s The Drowning Girl.
THE FRIGHT GALLERY
Garbage Pail Kids Make a Comeback
House of the Flesh Mannequins (2009)
Featuring the black metal of Sweden’s Marduk. The Devil’s Playlist gives the lowdown on the latest advances in cinema sound. Plus, reviews of The Raven/An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe OST, The Masque of the Red Death OST, Lords of the Highway, Windhand, The Decomposed, Marilyn Manson, Six Feet Under, Macabra, and Monarch.
Features reviews of House of the Dead and Dark Legends: 3D MMO.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967).
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
20 new subscribers will win a copy of Lollipop Chainsaw, courtesy of WB Games.