INSIDE ISSUE #84
STAINED SNOW, LOST SOULS
One of the most unique and haunting vampire films ever made, Sweden’s Let the Right One In is poised to chill your blood. Interviews with Tomas Alfredson and novelist John Ajvide Lindqvist.
by Mitch Davis and Monica S. Kuebler
Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling young adult novel Twilight is a vampire Romeo and Juliet tale about love, blood lust and the dangers of being mortal. The highly anticipated film adaptation hits theatres this month. Plus: Teen vamp fiction and HBO’s True Blood.
by Monica S. Kuebler and Liisa Ladouceur
8MM CREATURE FEATURES
Before home video, the most popular way to invite your favourite monsters into your living room was through brightly packaged film reels available at the local drugstore. Rue Morgue looks back at this decades-long tradition.
by Eric Veillette
THE GOD OF HELLFIRE
Arthur Brown, the madman who shoved shock rock in the face of the Peace and Love Generation with his proto-corpsepaint, fiery stage shows and occult themes, celebrates the 40th anniversary of his most influential album.
by Kier-la Janisse
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Toronto International Film Festival horror highlights; First all-horror shorts website launched.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Needle Nastiness.
Tofu the Vegan Zombie, Vampire Teeth Place Card Holders, Alfred Hitchcock Birds Barbie Doll, Just Severed Silicone Ear.
CineMacabre presents reviews of eight films from Ghost House Underground. Abbreviated Terrors reviews Penny Dreadful, His Last Request and In the Wall. Plus! Reviews of The Zombie Diaries, Halloween: 3-Disc Unrated Director’s Edition, Brutal Massacre – A Comedy, Home Sick, Pathology, Five Across the Eyes, Gimme Skelter, The Killing Gene, Dungeon Girl and Starship Troopers 3: Marauders. Last Rites reviews Undead or Alive, The Quick and the Dead and Ghost Gunfighter. Reissues presents a feature on the new four-DVD collection from Hammer Films. Plus! Reviews of SalÃ², or the 120 Days of Sodom (1976), Dark Forces (1980), Belphégor, Phantom of the Louvre (2001) and The Dead Pit (1989).
The Mask (1961).
Spotlight: The Werewolf of Washington.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
The horror comic book gospel welcomes returning columnist Pedro Cabezuelo! Reviews of A Treasury of 20th Century Murder: The Lindbergh Child, The EC Archives: Tales From the Crypt Volume 3, The Hole: Consumer Culture Vol. One and Tales From the Crypt #4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Weird Tales magazine. Plus, reviews of Taboo Breakers, Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film, Spirits and Death in Niagara, The Ghost Quartet, Stephen Romano’s Shock Festival, Tolerance: The Art of Chris Mars, Derek McCormack’s The Show that Smells, and Wrath James White and Maurice Broaddus’ Orgy of Souls.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Monroeville Mall – Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Menu: Lunchmeat fanzine.
Spotlight: Veronique Chevalier’s Polka Haunt Us. Plus! Reviews of The Fly Opera, Death Race OST, Midnight Meat Train OST, The Dead Next Door OST, Invaders from Mars OST, and new records from Amanda Palmer, The Voodoo Organist, Mondo A Go-Go, White Chapel and Anima.
Reviews of Monsterpocalypse, Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon and Siren: Blood Curse.