Wednesday, June 8, 2016

RUE MORGUE "CONJURES" UP ISSUE NO. 167


While some 'zines appear to be struggling with their publishing schedules (FANGORIA, DIABOLIQUE, VIDEO WATCHDOG), Canada's RUE MORGUE keeps delivering on time. One of the best-designed of the monster/horror magazines, RM, headed by Dave Alexander, maintains a strong fan base. Here is the contents of the latest issue:

FEATURES

TWO AGAINST THE DARK With The Conjuring 2 out this month, stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga shed light on reprising their roles as real-life demon hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. Plus: The screenwriters cut through the skepticism to find the fear in Enfield, and England’s 134-year-old Society For Psychical Research puts poltergeists under the microscope. By April Snellings, Moaner T. Lawrence and Dave Alexander. 

MAN ON FIRE Author Joe Hill turns up the heat on his career with The Fireman, a novel about a worldwide, infectious, spontaneous combustion epidemic. Plus: From inflatable friends to a child-thieving boogeyman, we take a look at the author’s work leading up to his latest. By Monica S. Kuebler and Ron McKenzie.

SLASHED BEAUTIES The Anatomical Venus takes us back to a bizarre era when dissectible anatomical wax models of women made realistic gore both popular and gorgeous. By April Snellings.

FROM THE MOUTH OF THE TOOTH FAIRY With a 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition of Manhunter out this month, Tom Noonan recalls the serial killer role he could really sink his teeth into. By Andy Burns.

DEPARTMENTS

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND Ghost busted

POST-MORTEM Letters from fans, readers and weirdos

DREADLINES News highlights, horror happenings

THE CORONER’S REPORT Weird stats, morbid facts and more

NEEDFUL THINGS Strange trinkets from our bazaar of the bizarre

CINEMACABRE The latest films, the newest DVDs and reissues featuring the Species sequels.

THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE I Saw What You Did

BOWEN’S BASEMENT Forbidden World

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS Brooklyn Blood

THE NINTH CIRCLE Book reviews feat. Richard Gavin's Sylvan Dread

THE FRIGHT GALLERY Montwain Gonzales

THE GORE-MET Blood, Biceps and Bronson

AUDIO DROME Music reviews feat. Shadow Windhawk and the Morticians

PLAY DEAD Game reviews feat. Day of the Tentacle and Fallen London

CLASSIC CUT Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar

 

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