INSIDE ISSUE #81
THE TORTURED SOUL OF ED HARTLEY
The late great Stan Winston’s monster-making career was in hyperdrive during the late 1980s, but he took time out from big money projects to make his directorial debut with a low-budget, old-school creature feature with a classic morality play at its core. Interviews with star Lance Henriksen and Oscar-winning creature creators Alec Gillis and (Pumpkinhead himself) Tom Woodruff Jr.
by John W. Bowen and Jovanka Vuckovic
THE CANNIBAL EXPRESS
The first of fifteen film adaptations of Clive Barker’s Book of Blood begins with the ultra-gory Midnight Meat Train. Now, after a bumpy studio ride, Ryuhei Kitamura’s Midnight Meat Train rolls into theatres. Plus: News on two more Films of Blood.
by James Grainger and Paul Kane
WITCHES IN THE WOOD
In the secret occult world of Katy Horan’s folk art, the forest is a very dark place.
by Dave Alexander
BIRDS OF A FEATHER… SLAY TOGETHER
Robert E. Howard’s Pigeons from Hell continues to take flight, most recently as a comic book miniseries.
by Gary Butler
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Cameron Romero moves on to second feature with Staunton Hill; Experimental Poe film one of several biographies timed for author’s bicentennial; Bruce McDonald wraps new spin on the zombie film.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Death From Above.
Coffin Couches, Wormweird Tarot, 30 Days of Night tee, Masters of Horror Season Two Box Set.
CineMacabre features Greg McLean’s Rogue, plus reviews of The Happening, The Strangers, The Eye 3, Long Dream, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Tattooist, The Cottage, and more! Reissues features reviews of Madame O, The Nanny, Drainiac, Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals, and more!
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Spotlight: Necronomicon. Plus reviews of Chopper Zombie, Coraline, The Goon #27, Demo TPB, Hellblazer: The Fear Machine.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: New & Reissued Jack Ketchum titles. Plus reviews of Hammer Music Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde, Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles, Modern Mythmakers, Nicholas Pekearo’s The Wolfman, Mike Carey’s Vicious Circle and Thomas Tryon’s The Other, and more!
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island – Brooklyn, USA
Menu: Philosophy of a Knife.
Spotlight: the bloodsoaked hip-hop of Mr. Hyde. Reviews of The Eye (2007) OST, The Rage OST, Sentenced to Misery, Chesty Malone and the Slice ‘Em Ups, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space, Rezurex, Xasthur, Grave Robber, Colony 5, Hellboundheart, Hatchet, Nachtmystium, more!
Alone in the Dark, Belief & Betrayal, Unreal Tournament 3
Michael Jackson’s Thriller.