Wednesday, July 18, 2018

RUE MORGUE NO. 183 SUMMER ISSUE


RUE MORGUE is another venerable mag on its way to 200 issues. The many times award-winning 'zine has released its summer issue. Available on the newsstand rack at your local B&N.

INSIDE RUE MORGUE #183

FEATURING ORIGINAL COVER ART BY BLAKE EVERNDEN
Features
I AM LAURIE STRODE
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to the franchise that launched her career and shares insights into the character who has been tied to Halloween’s iconic Boogeyman for 40 years. Plus! Halloween director David Gordon Green and co-writer Danny McBride rethink horror’s defining franchise and a new look at Michael Myers’ trademark William Shatner mask.
by Michael Gingold

HEART OF SHARKNESS
With the sixth (and final) Sharknado film due to take a bite of the audiences this summer, Rue Morgue compares scars with series director Anthony C. Ferrante and screenwriter Thunder Levin. Plus! Everything you need to know about the Sharknado franchise in one handy overview!
by John W. Bowen

THE LAST DRIVE-IN
Joe Bob Briggs, the man who made Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater and MonsterVision the stuff of cult television reunites with his fans for one final scream. Plus! Ten 21st-century movies that exemplify the drive-in spirit, as selected by Joe Bob himself!
by Michael Gingold

CRIMES OF THE SLENDER MAN
Will this year’s big budget Hollywood movie absolve the principal character in an urban legend that almost came true?

Departments

  • NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND The great glass house of horror fandom. 
  • POST-MORTEM Letters from fans, readers and weirdos 
  • THE CORONER’S REPORT Weird Stats & Morbid Facts, Monstro Bizarro, Body Horror and more! 
  • NEEDFUL THINGS Strange trinkets from our bazaar of the bizarre 
  • CINEMACABRE The newest films and reissues, featuring RKSS’ Summer of ’84. 
  • BOWEN’S BASEMENT Shakma 
  • BLACK MUSEUM Curse of the Cat People 
  • BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS Comic reviews feat. Laszlo Tamasfi’s The Observatory. 
  • THE NINTH CIRCLE Book reviews feat. Valancourt Books 
  • THE FRIGHT GALLERY The Wicked Watercolors of Studio Ronin 
  • HOMICIDAL HOMEMAKER Blood Orange Morgue-aritas 
  • AUDIO DROME Music reviews feat. comic book soundtracks from Eibon Press. 
  • PLAY DEAD Game reviews feat. Yume Nikki -Dream Diary- and Double Kick Heroes. 
  • VS Debate: Should a horror movie sequel be consistent with the franchise’s storyline?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

THE DARK SIDE NO. 193 OUT NOW


Getting closer to their 200th issue, the folks at Ghoulish Publishing just keep cranking out quality monster goodness. At the moment, THE DARK SIDE is my favorite monster 'zine, unseating FANGORIA when it ceased publishing.

This issue of The Dark Side is a ripping read, literally, since it concentrates on screen depictions of the grisly exploits of Jack the Ripper, beginning with the silent era and moving right through to such movies as Time After Time. We also celebrate the 40 year anniversary of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, look at the art of Les Edwards and Tobe Hooper’s magnificent misfire of a space vampire epic, Lifeforce. All that and so much more await you in issue 193 of Britain’s best-selling and longest running horror mag!


- Gene Corman (Roger's brother)
- Son of Mini Darkfest
- Post Mortem
- No More Room in Hell
- Ripping Yarns: The Whitechapel Slasher
- DVD Library
- Trials of Toxie
- Space Vampires
- The Art of Horror
... and more!

Click HERE for info.

Monday, July 16, 2018

MAD SCIENTIST NO. 33 NOW AVAILABLE


This just in...

Mad Scientist #33 is back from the printer and ready to ship! Just check out this spectacular wraparound cover by John Rozum. It's a cut paper collage with multiple 3D layers features the cast and creatures of the classic Willis O'Brien film, The Lost World!

This issue is the first theme issue in almost 20 years of the magazine. Every article in the issue covers dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals in films, books, and more, spanning from the 1920s to the 1970s!

Contents

  • A full-color, cut paper collage wraparound cover by John Rozum
  • I Bid You Welcome... (Editorial)
  • The Lost World (1925)!
  • Prehistoric Big Little Book!
  • Prehistoric monsters at the North and South Poles!
  • Hammer Sequels That Time Forgot!
  • When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth!
  • Dinosaur Viewmasters!
  • Monster Profile: Rhedosaurus!

Plus more!

Order your copy HERE.

And while you're at it, why not pick up a back issue or two, including issue #30 that has my retrospective of Eddie Cahn's 50s fearjerker, THE FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

PHOTON NO. 25 (PART 1)


PHOTON
Vol. 1 No. 25
1974
Editor & Publisher: Mark Frank
Associate Editor: Jim Wnoroski
Consulting Editor: Ronald V. Borst
Art Editor: Bill Nelson
Cover artist: Bill Nelson
Pages: 48
Cover price: $1.50

This issue proves why Mark Frank's PHOTON was such a great indie 'zine. Dense with text and material (some that was covered by the commercial mags, but not nearly as well) both from new and vintage films, PHOTON was a respected publication among serious monster fans. The headliner is the article on THE EXORCIST, the hottest horror film at the time. Film historian and stills collector Ronald V. Borst and David McDowell offer their differing opinions. Frank Dello Stritto contributes a retrospective of one of the creepiest monster movies of the 1930s, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS. Included are interviews with "Monster Hunters" John Agar, Richard Carlson and Jeff Morrow, and coverage of one of my favorite fantasy films (and Harryhausen films), THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD. Artists Bill Nelson, Dave Ludwig and Dave Carlson embellish the issue with their illustration talent.
























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