Inside Issue #149

MASTER OF BIOMECHANICAL NIGHTMARES

We gather H.R. Giger's friends, collaborators and artistic offspring to celebrate his life, career and legacy, featuring Leslie Barany, Paul Booth, Roger Christian, Alejandro Jodorowsky and William Malone. PLUS: Debbie Harry on Giger, Jodorowsky's Dune director Frank Pavich, and the Aliens reunion.

by Michael Doyle, Shade Rupe, Phil Brown and Last Chance Lance

 

NIGHTMARES IN PLASTIC

Nostalgia-fuelled toy companies and ambitious retro action figure lovers have created the monster movie playthings you wish you'd had as a kid. We try to collect them all.

by James Burrell and Dave Alexander

 

RAMPANT CONSUMERISM

Debuting on Blu-ray this month, Chuck Russell's remake of The Blob just keeps growing in the hearts of horror fans.

by Michael Doyle

 

FESTIVAL OF FEAR

Photos from our annual fan expo.

by various

 

FANTASIA 2014

We hit Montreal to deliver a peek at the maddest, baddest and raddest genre films coming out across the world.

byMario Degiglio-Bellemare, Diedre Crimmins, Michelle Galgana, Andy Mauro and Sean Plummer

 

UNKLE GOT BACK

If you think dying is gonna stop Eric Pigors from making monsters, you're wrong, dead wrong.

by Last Chance Lance

 

THE DOLL, THE DEMON AND THE DEAD GIRL

The files of Ed and Lorraine Warren are opened once again with Annabelle, a spin-off to The Conjuring that traces the horrible origins of what may be the world's most haunted toy.

by Dave Pace

 

 


NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND

The Alien nature of geons.

 

DREADLINES

Toronto After Dark Film Festival adds Why Horror? doc to its premieres; New York hosts concurrent exhibits on death and mourning; Bates Motel producer sets sights on short story by Toronto author

 

THE CORONER'S REPORT

Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Alien Anguish.

 

NEEDFUL THINGS

Dawn of the Red Period panties; Blackcraft Cult Coffee; Kattitude Mega Bag; Deluxe Roto Plush Mother

 

CINEMACABRE

CineMacabre features Eduardo Sanchez's Exists, plus reviews of As Above, So Below, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Demon's Rook, Life After Beth, The Human Race, Jersey Shore Massacre, Beneath, Doc of the Dead, Moebius, 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker, 5 Souls and 23:59 . Reissues features Halloween: The Complete Collection, and reviews of Pumpkinhead (1988), Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (1990-1992), The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976), Ginger Snaps (2000), Deadly Eyes (1982), Cards of Death (1986) and The Final Terror (1983).

 

THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE

In The Vault: Planet of the Vampires.

 

BOWEN'S BASEMENT

Dug Up: It's Alive.

 

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS

Features Creepy #18, plus reviews of The Goon #46, Day Men #4, Baltimore: The Witch of Harjum, Afterlife With Archie #6, and Grimm Fairy Tales #101.

 

THE NINTH CIRCLE

Spotlight: Anne Rice's Prince Lestat. Library of the Damned gets between the covers of The Crowsbrook Demons. Plus reviews of Beyond Fear: Reflections on Stephen King, Wes Craven, and George Romero's Living Dead, Colin Adams' Zombies and Calculus, Writer's Digest Annotated Classics: Dracula, Peter Rawlik's The Weird Company, Grady Hendrix's Horrorstor, Michael McDowell's The Elementals, Edgar Cantero's The Supernatural Enhancements, The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead, and Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss' The Halloween Children.

 

THE FRIGHT GALLERY

On Display: Bob Tyrrell.

 

THE GORE-MET

Menu: Hi-8.

 

AUDIO DROME

Featuring Fabio Frizzi. Listen to My Nightmare catches up with Samhain. Plus reviews of Witchboard 7-inch OST, Cold Worlds OST, Silent Horror, Voyag3r, Sam Haynes, Vendetta Agonizing, Exodus, October 31, and The Lurking Corpses

 

PLAY DEAD

Features Alien: Isolation preview.

 

CLASSIC CUT

Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune Bible.

 

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE

12 new subscribers will win a copy of The Blob Blu-ray, courtesy of Twilight Time.

 

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