INSIDE ISSUE #96
A VERY CAREFUL HATRED
Even among lesser-known horror films, Rituals stands alone as an all-but-lost gem. This punishing deep-woods thriller finally emerges from limbo with its long-awaited arrival on DVD. Cast and crew remember the 1977 film and its director Peter Carter. Interviews with stars Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell, Ken James, Gary Reineke and screenwriter Ian Sutherland.Plus: The Rue Crew picks more VHS releases ripe for a DVD reissue.by John W. Bowen, Dave Alexander and Rue Morgue Staff
TRASH ON TAPE
FAB Press commemorates the 25th anniversary of the UK’s infamous Video Recordings Act with its reissue of The Art of the Nasty. Co-author Nigel Wingrove and box art illustrator Graham Humphreys discuss the films and their lurid art.Plus: Portable Grindhouse: The Lost Art of the VHS Box, and Rue Morgue investigates recent developments which may herald a new era of video nasties.by The Gore-Met, A.S. Berman and Dave Alexander
I AM JOHNNY LEGEND
Resurrecting the ghosts of trash horror past, Johnny Legend is home video’s mad curator of the esoteric and unusual.Plus: The latest unearthed treasures from Legend’s Raunchy Tonk label.by Paul Corupe and Eric Veillette
THE MELODY OF ANIMAL MATTER
The grotesque, surreal and sublime make music together in Hans Rickheit’s bizarre graphic novel The Squirrel Machine.by Dave Alexander
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
A message from Rue Morgue’s president.
Repo! director tackles Mother’s Day remake; Christopher Lee spearheads Hammer revival; Low budget horror films tap fans for funding and marketing.
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Brutal Burnings.
Monster Bandages, Nerdcore Calendar, True Blood Jewellery, Twilight Zone Stamps
CineMacabre features reviews of Paranormal Activity, Saw VI, Where the Wild Things Are, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, The Collector, Stan Helsing, Left Bank, Nature of the Beast, The Children, Children of the Corn (2009), It’s Alive (2009), Live Evil, Evilution and Evil Things. Reissues features reviews of The Stepfather (1987), The Stepfather II (1989), The New York Ripper (1982), Night of Death! (1980), The Hanging Woman (1973), Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989).
Mad Monster Party (1967).
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features Distortions Unlimited, plus reviews of Dark Entries, Pixu: The Mark of Evil, Dusk, Razorjack and Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Pinocchio.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt’s Dracula the Un-Dead. Plus, reviews of Bram Stoker’s Dracula: A Documentary Journey into Vampire Country and the Dracula Phenomenon, Lilja’s Library: The World of Stephen King, The Golden Labyrinth: The Unique Films of Guillermo del Toro, The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings, Peter Ackroyd’s The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein, Claude Lalumiere’s Objects of Worship, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols, Hammer Glamour, Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories, and Ryan Mecum’s Vampire Haiku.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
The Royal Tyrrell Museum – Drumheller, Alberta
Menu: Silence, We’re Shooting!
Featuring horror noise act The Rita. Blood Spattered Guide spotlights Tales From the Crypt’s Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas. Plus reviews of Trick ‘R Treat OST, Zombieland OST, I Sell the Dead OST, Clive Barker’s Book of Blood OST, Dead Elvis, Back to Zero, Dead Man’s Bones, Rammstein, and Nirvana 2002.
Ju-on: The Grudge, Dead Space: Extinction and Martian Fluxx.
Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse.