INSIDE ISSUE #47
TRACES OF DEATH
Rue Morgue’s spotlight on Spain focuses on Nacho CerdÃ ‘s Aftermath, a film buried in rejection and revulsion for the past ten years, that finally arrives in North America this August. Plus: Jess Franco interviewed and reviewed; the art of Robert Hernandez, a history of Hispanic Horror and much more.
by Jovanka Vuckovic, Chris Alexander, Jay Slater, Joseph O’Brien and Dave Alexander
THE FORBIDDEN ERA
The sordid story of the Video Nasties, that notorious list of films that were once the subject of a country-wide ban in the United Kingdom. Plus: A new book from FAB Press compiles hundreds of the contraband covers for the very first time.
by Jay Slater and John W. Bowen
AN EAR FOR FEAR
Graeme Revell explains how and why he makes music for the many moods of horror. Plus: New and reissued scare scores reviewed.
by Dave Alexander, John W. Bowen, Heather Adler and Tomb Dragomir
CONCERNING THE GRIEVOUS CASE OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Sixteen years after its initial release, Jack Ketchum’s breakthrough novel remains one of the most difficult reads in contemporary genre literature, in part because it was based on a true story.
by Monica S. Kuebler
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Barker’s Midnight Meat Train on track; Global horror comes to FanTasia 2005; Savini stars in new Romero zombie game.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Penile Detachment.
45″ The Sunset’s Bat & Serpent Chandelier, Anatomical Socks, Piggy D’s Thrift Store Monster Tees, Terry Cruikshank Creations
Presents reviews of The Devil’s Rejects, High Tension, Infection, Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist, Seed of Chucky, Premonition, Man-Thing, Hellevator: The Bottled Fools, Night Watch, Hellraiser: Deader, Hellraiser: Hellworld, Pure Blood, Vampires: The Turning, Cure, Séance, Charisma, and more! Reissues reviews Jaws: The 30th Anniversary Edition, Satanico Pandemonium, Race with the Devil, MGM’s Midnite Movies double bills, Thirst, Patrick, Strange Behavior, and more!
House of Wax (1953)
Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
The Surrogates, Hellboy: The Island, Friday the 13th Special, Mosquito, Elsinore, The Faceless: A Terry Sharp Story.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight author Tim Lebbon, plus reviews of Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon, The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography, The Library of America’s (Lovecraft) Tales, Brian Keene’s City of the Dead and Terminal, Richard Matheson’s Woman, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum – Richmond, VA
Menu: Karim Hussain’s Subconscious Cruelty.
Spotlight on Nekromantix, plus reviews of Alone in the Dark OST, Electric Frankenstein, Pitch Black, The Phantom Pains, The Fair Sex, Shadow Reichenstein, Sycksyde, Ecto-1, Dark Eden, Vladimirs, All Shall Perish, and Gein and the Graverobbers.
Area-51, Doom3: Resurrection of Evil, Bloodlines: The Hidden.
Francisco Jose de Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Children.