INSIDE ISSUE #115
WELCOME TO BLOOD BEACH
Dead Island drops the cartoon gore and humour of today’s top zombie gaes for something much more realistic, grisly and terrifying. PLUS: A look ahead at The Walking Dead game and other upcoming zombie titles.by Monica S. Kuebler and Dave Alexander
STILL CREEPIN’ WHILE YOU’RE SLEEPIN’
Alice Cooper and the original bad dream team reunite for a sequel to his most famous album, Welcome to My Nightmare. PLUS: Producer Bob Ezrin on creating both the original record and Welcome 2 My Nightmare. by Aaron Von Lupton and Trevor Tuminski
Celebrating fifteen years, the FanTasia Film Festival once again lured Rue Morgue to Montreal to digest equal amounts of boundary-pushing cinema, French beer and poutine. by Stuart F. Andrews, Paul Corupe, Mario Degiglio-Bellemare, Michele Galgana, Andy Mauro and Trevor Tuminski
Guided by producer Guillermo del Toro, Tory Nixey takes on a remake of the 1970s TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. by Phil Brown
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Earn your place.
New website integrates social networking with the funeral industry; Inside directors unveil Argento-inspired vampire film; Horror prop maker reality show coming to Syfy.
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Vicious Villagers.
Rue Morgue Musicskins, Cthulhu Lollipops, 3-D Zombie Fridge Magnets, and Hammer Horror Masterpiece Collection.
Rue Morgue at San Diego Comic Con.
CineMacabre features Adam Wingard’s A Horrible Way to Die, plus reviews of Cowboys & Aliens, Boggy Creek, Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, The Task, Scream of the Banshee, Slime City Massacre, The Violent Kind, Cell 213, I am Virgin, Stripperland!, and The Terminators. Reissues offers up reviews Bloody Birthday (1981), Blood Bath (1966), The Nesting (1981), and Nightmares (1980).
The Phantom Carriage (1921).
Jason Zinoman’s new book Shock Value.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features Andrew Foley and Fiona Staples’ Done to Death, plus reviews of Crawl to Me #1, Hack/Slash Meets Zombies vs. Cheerleaders #1, Flashpoint: Frankenstein and the Creatures of the Unknown #2 of 3, Witchdoctor #1 of 4, and Ghost Rider #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: New anthology The Monster’s Corner. Library of the Damned mourns the loss of L.A. Banks. Plus, reviews of Generation Zombie: Essays on the Living Dead in Modern Culture, The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, Sell Your Own Damn Movie!, Dan Simmons’ Summer of Night, Eric S. Brown’s Bigfoot War 2: Dead in the Woods, Awful/Resilient: The Art of Alex Pardee, David Lubar’s Attack of the Vampire Weenies, and Bob McLain’s Snow White and the Seven Dead Dwarves: A Zombie Fairy Tale.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Wicklow’s Historic Gaol – Wicklow, Ireland.
Brain Dead, and Opstandelsen.
Featuring hybrid indie pop-cabaret band The Real Tuesday Weld. The Blood Spattered Guide talks to Kim Nekroman about the new Nekromanics album, What Happens in Hell Stays in Hell. Plus reviews of Scream OST, Zombie! OST, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Volume 1 OST, The Channeling, God Module, :Wumpscut:, Vomitoma, Goreaphobia, and Denial Fiend.
Featuring a round-up of creepy iPhone games, plus reviews of Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, Dead Block, and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.
Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine (1981-1989).
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
10 new US subscribers will win a 13th anniversary Sadie doll and a Living Dead Dolls in Wonderland Ex Libris Victus Mortuus book set, courtesy of Mezco.