INSIDE ISSUE #79
UNDERAGE RAGE IN JAPAN
The term “young offender” has never carried as much weight as it does in Japan, a nation plagued by teenage violence and suicides. For genre filmmakers, though, the phenomenon has also led to some of the country’s most outrageous, if stunningly cruel and bloody, cult films. Rue Morgue examines the cycle of Japanese youth violence movies with a panel of experts including director Sion Sono, Asian cinema authority Tom Mes and Japanese film scholar Jay McRoy.Plus: A look at the country’s new and upcoming youth violence films including The Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police, Karaoke Terror, and more!
by Dave Alexander and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE BLOODSTAINED BURKA
Omar Ali Khan’s Hell’s Ground – an unprecedented mix of American horror and Lollywood cinema – issues a killer challenge to Pakistan’s film industry.
by Paul Corupe and Sean Plummer
A FEAST OF DEVIANCE
The short-lived Decadent Movement of the late-1800s attacked Victorian sensibilities with equal parts nihilism and grotesque imagery.
Rue Morgue investigates one of horror literature’s least known subgenres.
by Richard Gavin
SING A SONG OF SAVAGERY
Darren Bousman has left the Saw franchise for gothier pastures with Repo! The Genetic Opera, a bizarre futuristic fairy tale musical featuring everything from gory organ repossession to Paris Hilton.
Now all he has to do is get it into theatres.
by Sean Plummer
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
New horror anthology coming to French television; Monsterpocalypse – a new style of game for horror fans; Troll 2 fans to gather for the Nilbog Invasion.