INSIDE ISSUE #85
THE UNHOLY UNDERTAKER RETURNS
Brazil’s notorious boogeyman, Coffin Joe, rises from the ashes with the long-awaited third entry in the trilogy that began with one of the most outrageous films to ever come out of South America – or anywhere. Featuring an interview with Coffin Joe himself, José Mojica Marins, and screenwriter Dennison Ramalho.
Plus: The Essential José Mojica Marins filmography.
by Scott Gabbey, Jovanka Vuckovic, Paolo Zelati and Kier-La Janisse
BERNIE WRIGHTSON’S FRANKENSTEIN REBORN
Twenty-five years ago famed comic book artist Bernie Wrightson remade Mary Shelley’s original version of Frankenstein. Now one of the most sought-after adaptations of the story lives again in a new hardcover special edition.
by James Grainger
PAPERBACK SHUDDERS: THE HISTORY OF HORROR NOVELIZATIONS
Believe it or not, horror tie-ins have been around since long before you bought that novelization of Halloween when you were a kid.Rue Morgue takes a look at the 80-year legacy of these collectible books. Plus: An interview with tie-in novelist Dennis Etchison.
by James Burrell and Monica S. Kuebler
RETRO PLASTIC NIGHTMARES
After nearly four decades, the once-notorious Aurora Monster Scenes model kits return. Will they titillate a new generation of kids and offend a new generation of parents?
by James Burrell
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Toronto After Dark Film Festival wraps year three; Mary Lambert directs online vampire series; Manhattan’s FIT hosts gothic fashion exhibit.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Insect Expulsions.
Baby’s First Boo, Gentle Giant’s Jason Voorhees Animated Maquette, Girls and Corpses 2009 Calendar, The Zombie of Monclaire Moors Garden Sculpture.
CineMacabre presents a round-up of recent horror porn titles. Blood on a Budget reviews Attitude for Destruction, Slayer and Am I Evil. Plus! Reviews of Quarantine, Saw V, Feast II: Sloppy Seconds, Return to Sleepaway Camp, Zombie Strippers! Trailer Park of Terror, Seed, Scarce and Vipers. Last Rites reviews Suburban Sasquatch, Skeleton Man and The Malibu Beach Vampires. Reissues presents a feature on the latest double-feature discs from BCI Eclipse. Plus! Reviews of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Gory Gory Transylvania (1971), Cannibal Terror (1981), Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990) and Strange Behavior (1981).
Spotlight: Monster Movie Matinee.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
The horror comic book gospel rounds up the best of Christmas-themed horror comics. Plus reviews of Rex Mundi 13, Things comic book adaptation, Warlash: Dark Noir 1, Hellboy: In the Chapel of Moloch and The Cleaners 1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Axelle Carolyn’s It Lives Again! Horror Movies in the New Millennium. Plus, reviews of The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture, Videodrome, The Great Monster Magazines: A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications, Ghost Stories, Jonathan Maberry’s Patient Zero, Rakie Keig’s Terror Island, Bruce Boston’s The Nightmare Collection, Kenneth Hit and Andy Hopp’s Where the Deep Ones Are, and Nate Kenyon’s The Reach.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Mothman Festival – Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Menu: Vagrant and Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stalag 69.
Spotlight: Blood Ceremony. Plus! Reviews of Mirrors OST, Jack Brooks Monster Slayer OST, Leviathan, Ghoultown, North Side Kings, The Rabies, Behemoth, Ohgr, Sycksyde, and Cradle of Filth.
Silent Hill: Homecoming, A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game and Vampire Rain: Altered Species.
Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise.