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Rue Morgue #172 November 2016




THE PAST WILL ALWAYS HAUNT YOU Oz Perkins’ I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House is more than a ghost story – it’s also him confronting the spectre of his famous father. Plus: A look at the other genre movies that premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. By Sean Plummer, Dave Alexander, Phil Brown and Tal Zimerman
WATCH OUT, BOY, SHE’LL CHEW YOU UP Lily, the beautiful man-eater from the 2012 anthology V/H/S, returns in her own feature-length movie, SiREN, to flip the concept of the final girl on its head. Plus: The Dark Tapes. By Michael Gingold and Preston Fassel
GRAVE AND DISORDERLY Before the Misfits and The Cramps, there was The Damned. We delve into the darkness with the band’s frontman, horrorpunk pioneer Dave Vanian, on the group’s 40th anniversary. Plus: The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead. By Colin Welles
RED CENTURIES In the updated edition of Vampyres, Christopher Frayling traces the literary evolution of bloodsuckers from folklore to Bram Stoker and beyond. By Monica S. Kuebler


NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND Goodbye to the Godfather of Gore
POST-MORTEM Letters from fans, readers and weirdos
DREADLINES News highlights, horror happenings
THE CORONER’S REPORT Weird stats, morbid facts and more
NEEDFUL THINGS Strange trinkets from our bazaar of the bizarre
CINEMACABRE The latest films, the newest DVDs and reissues feat. Rob Zombie’s 31
BOWEN’S BASEMENT Exterminator 2
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS Comics feat. Revival
THE NINTH CIRCLE Book reviews feat. Atrum Terra
THE FRIGHT GALLERY Alan Robert’s The Beauty in Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book
THE GORE-MET Violent Shit: The Movie
AUDIO DROME Music reviews feat. Ol’ Time Moonshine
PLAY DEAD Game reviews feat. Inside and The Bunker

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