Inside Issue #94
MASTER OF THE MACABRE: A PORTRAIT OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most significant yet most misunderstood writers that ever lived. To celebrate the bicentennial of his birth, Rue Morgue attempts to unravel the mystery of the man in an interview with experts including filmmaker Roger Corman, author Clive Barker, academic Scott Peeples and Poe House curator Jeff Jerome.Plus: Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs on the one-man play Nevermore, a lost silent German Poe film is resurrected, reviews of new Poe-related books, and much more!by James Grainger, Stacie Ponder, Jovanka Vuckovic, Paul Corupe, Liisa Ladouceur, Last Chance Lance, Monica S. Kuebler, Justine Warwick, James King, Keir-La Janisse and Colin McLaughlin
CANDY APPLES AND RAZOR BLADES
After two years in limbo, Trick 'r Treat finally arrives just in time for Halloween. Interviews with director Michael Dougherty and actor Brian Cox.Plus: Inside the pages of the graphic novel.by Phil Brown, Peter Guttierez and Dave Alexander
TV'S COOLEST CARTOON CREEPS
Rue Morgue takes you back to your misspent youth with the kookiest characters to haunt Saturday mornings. Hold onto your cereal bowls, kids!by Paul Corupe and Eric Veillette
RE-INVASION OF THE ALIEN SLUG ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE!
Fred Dekker's '80s classic Night of the Creeps has finally slithered its way onto DVD. Dekker and actor Tom Atkins remember the totally mental genre mash-up.by Aaron Von Lupton
THE GROSS HISTORY OF GWAR
The most disgusting band in the universe turns 25! To celebrate, we've invited Dave Brockie to spew on the top ten moments of his group's gruesome past.by Dave Brockie (A.K.A. Oderus Urungus)
FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2009
Pics from Rue Morgue's 6th annual horror convention.Photos by Ashlea Wessel and Matthew Marigold
A brief look at the history and revival of Halloween cards.by Last Chance Lance
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
The Masque of the Red Death.
Jack Brooks team gets serious with The Shrine; Tim Burton celebrated at Museum of Modern Art; the 1st annual Reaper Awards.
THE CORONER'S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Military Monster Mistakes.
Poe Statue, Poe Stamp, Poe Mug, "The Raven" Facsimile.
CineMacabre features reviews of District 9, Halloween II, Nature's Grave, Deadgirl, Edges of Darkness, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, Live Animals, Backwoods, Ghost Cat, Nightmare, Wyvern, Red Velvet and Silent Venom. Reissues features the Special Edition DVD release of Hardware and Happy Birthday to Me now with its original score, plus reviews of The Gate Monstrous Special Edition, Door Into Silence, 42nd Street Forever Volume 5: Alamo Drafthouse Edition, Audition, Neither the Sea nor the Sand, Trapped, Animalda, Psychos in Love and The Black Torment.
The Black Cat (1941).
A Storied Past: John W. Bowen's favourite novels with potential for film adaptation.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Features Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer, plus reviews of Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder #2, The Hangman #1, Incarnate #1 of 3, The Complete Dracula #2, and Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #1 of 6.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. Plus, reviews of Hollywood Monster, Bite: A Vampire Handbook, Making a Monstrous Halloween, F.G. Cottam's The House of Lost Souls, Mighty Unclean, Seamus Cooper's Mall of Cthulhu, Ed Gorman's The Midnight Room, Cthulhu Unbound: Genre-Blending Tales from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation and Jasper Bark's Way of the Barefoot Zombie.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Universal Studios – Orlando, Florida.
Menu: The Gore-Met Slices up The Butcher.
Featuring Halloween record collecting. Plus reviews of Home: The Horror Story OST, Orphan OST, Monsters Vs. Aliens OST, The Blob (and Other Creepy Sounds) OST, Jennifer's Body OST, Drag Me to Hell OST, Paid in Black II: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Big John Bates, Stellar Corpses, Sunn O))), Slayer, Behemoth and Mount Eerie.
Batman: Arkham Asylum, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Saw.
"The Raven" (1845).