INSIDE ISSUE #91
When The Blair Witch Project – which was made for around the cost of a new Toyota – was released ten years ago, it succeeded beyond all expectations and went on to change the face of horror. Rue Morgue goes back to the woods of Burkittsville with directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez to examine the lasting effects of The Blair Witch Project. Plus: Catching up with Blair Witch star Michael C. Williams, and previews of Myrick’s The Objective and Sánchez’s Seventh Moon.
by Dave Alexander
THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN
Halloween comes early this season courtesy of October Shadows, a book that collects images inspired by everyone’s favourite time of year.by Jovanka Vuckovic
FACES OF DEATH
There was a time when families would have a cast of a loved one’s visage made as a funerary memento. Now, one man is reviving the practice for modern mourners. by W. Brice McVicar
PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
One of the most punishing movies every made just got a lot more brutal with a restored director’s cut. Filmmaker Buddy Giovinazzo recalls his struggles making Combat Shock. by Mitch Davis
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
The Blair Witch Project.
FanTasia celebrates 13th year with 100 new features; Movement to revive Chris Carter’s Millennium gains online momentum.
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Reduced to Rubble.
Doyle’s Made in Hell Hot Sauce, Last Exit to Nowhere T-shirts, Voodoo Pop, Organ Donors.
CineMacabre features reviews of Drag Me to Hell, S. Darko, Mum & Dad, Hansel and Gretel, Bled, Xombie: Dead on Arrival, Sea Beast, Retardead, Small Town Folk, Against the Dark, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombies Anonymous, and Necroville. Reissues reviews Empire of Passion (1978), Mahakaal (1993)/Tahkhana (1986), The Last Horror Movie (1982), Deadly Sweet (1967), Torso (1973) and The Escapees (1981).
Dug up: Killdozer.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Features Awakening, plus reviews Marvel Zombies 4: Midnight Sons #2 of 4, The Living Corpse Annual #1, Hungry for Stink #1, Rotten #1, and The Walking Dead #61.
THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: Robert Sacchetto’s The Zombie Handbook. Plus, reviews of The American International Pictures Video Guide, Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire, Zombie Holocaust: How the Living Dead Devoured Pop Culture, Andy Deane’s The Sticks, John Farris’ High Bloods, Alex Bledsoe’s Blood Groove, Nate Kenyon’s The Bone Factor, Electric Frankenstein Limited Edition Poster Book Vol. 1, Lee Murphy’s Ygor and Shane Briant’s Worst Nightmares.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery – Salem, Massachusetts
Menu: Murder Collection Vol. 1.
Featuring Timber Timbre. Plus reviews of Something Wicked this Way Comes OST, True Blood OST, Twilight Zone: The Movie OST, The Grit/Thee Merry Widows, Wayne Gacy Trio, Deathstars, The Crimson Ghosts/Diemonsterdie, Dope, Bone Gnawer, and Heaven & Hell.
Killing Floor, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, and Plants vs. Zombies.
Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs.