INSIDE ISSUE #75
DEATH SONGS OF A DEMON BARBER
Tim Burton’s bloodiest movie ever also happens to be his first live-action musical. The director helps us get to the meat of Sweeney Todd, his fiercest fable yet. Plus: The real Fleet Street, the Sweeney Todd stage production, and more!
by Liisa Ladouceur, Trevor Tuminski, James Burrell and Jovanka Vuckovic
WHEN THERE’S NO MORE ROOM IN HELL…
They won’t stay dead! With zombies having seemingly infected every corner of pop culture, the man who started it all 40 years ago returns with Diary of the Dead to show us how it’s done. Plus: Interviews with the directors of the experimental zombie film The Signal, a look at Babylon Fields, the undead TV series that almost was, and a spotlight on zombie portrait artist Rob Sachetto.
by Stuart Andrews, Last Chance Lance, Dave Alexander and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE DEFINITIVE 2008 CONVENTION SCHEDULE
Map out the coming year in horror with this indispensable guide to the best genre events around the globe.
R.I.P. 2007: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Our annual awards for standout genre contributions as well as a few you should have missed.
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Galaxy of Terror.
Darren Bousman trades traps for tunes in horror rock opera Repo!; Hammer returns with online vampire serial; Fido producers tackle eco-horror with The Thaw.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Romero Gore Gags.
H.R. Giger Calendar, Godzilla D.A.M. Battlezone Collectible, Basil Gogos T-Shirts, Capitol Hell Postcard Book
CineMacabre presents a feature on the new documentary Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows. Reviews of The Mist, Saw IV, P2, White Noise 2: The Light, Evil Aliens, Jekyll, Midnight Movies: From the Margins to the Mainstream, Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming, Welcome to the Jungle, and more! Reissues features reviews of The Psychic, Deadly Friend, Basket Case 2, Frankenstein, The Killing Kind, Satan’s Baby Doll, From Beyond the Grave, and more!
The Last Man on Earth (1964).
Spotlight: The Alternative Top Ten Chair-Jumpers.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Spotlight: The Defenders #92-#111. Plus reviews of Alex Robinson’s Lower Regions, Amulet, Book 1; The Stonekeeper, Buffy the Vampire Slayer #10, Fall of Cthulhu VI: The Fugue TPB, Freddy vs Jason vs Ash #1.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Werewolf novels from Leisure Books. Plus reviews of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi, The Hammer Story: The Authorized History of Hammer Films, Vampires in Their Own Words, Hilary Bailey’s Frankenstein’s Bride, David Wong’s John Dies at the End, Edo Van Belkom’s Cry Wolf, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Cela Kula (Skull Tower) – Nis, Serbia.
Menu: Cannibal films from Blue Underground.
Spotlight: Gorgeous Frankenstein. Reviews of Cannibal Flesh Riot! OST, Rivelazioni di un maniago sessuale al capo della squadra mobile OST, 30 Days of Night OST, The Rock Ons, Thee Spectors, Carfax Abbey, The Vision Bleak, Harts Horn/Astro Al, Sappy Bell, and Lizzy Borden.
Hellgate: London, Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, and Silent Hill: Origins.
Rudyard Kipling’s 1897 poem “The Vampire.”