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Rue Morgue Magazine Turns 13

It’s hard to believe that Canada’s Rue Morgue Magazine has been around as long as it has! Their next issue marks their lucky thirteenth year of kicking ass and taking names and we have a look at what’s in store for readers both old and new!

Congrats, guys! Here’s to another 13!

From the Press Release
RUE MORGUE Special Edition 13th Anniversary Halloween Issue
ON STANDS October 1st!
WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES
Fifty years ago Marion met Norman at the Bates Motel and the modern horror film was born. Rue Morgue’s panel of experts celebrates the lunatic legacy of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Featuring Wes Craven, assistant director Hilton Green, and authors Stephen Rebello and David Thomson.
PLUS: A look at Bernard Herrmann’s score, a new documentary on the film, sequel spotlights, and more!
by Aaron Von Lupton, Mark R. Hasan, James Burrell, Stuart F. Andrews, Joseph O’Brien and John W. Bowen

50 REASONS TO LOVE HORROR COMICS
From pre-Code grue to today’s top purveyors of terror, read about the scariest, goriest, strangest and most original stories, series, characters, things and even places on the panelled page.
PLUS: Interviews with Bernie Wrightson, Dick Ayers, Eric Powell, Mike Carey, and more!
by Dave Alexander, Pedro Cabezuelo, Paul Corupe, Monica S. Kuebler and April Snellings

HE IS LEGION: WILLIAM PETER BLATTY REVISITS THE EXORCIST
The film often regarded as the scariest movie ever made arrives on Blu-ray. The man who started it all takes stock of its lasting legacy.
PLUS: Cinematographer Owen Roizman on crafting the look of evil.
by John W. Bowen and Stacie Ponder

PLAYING WITH MADNESS
Derek Riggs, creator of Iron Maiden’s infamous Eddie mascot, reflects on a career forged in metal.
by Ashley Thorpe

FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2010
Pics from Rue Morgue’s 7th annual horror convention.
Photos by Ashlea Wessel, Matthew Marigold, Robert “Nix” Nixon and James Burrell

SKIN CITY
Zombie mayhem heads to Vegas in Dead Rising 2.
by Monica S. Kuebler

GHOULISH GRINS
The history of the jack-o’-lantern.
by Last Chance Lance

THROUGH THE CREAKING DOOR
Glass Eye Pix resurrects the dark audio drama for the digital age with Tales From Beyond the Pale.
by Jason Pichonsky

DEPARTMENTS:

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
In the shower with Psycho.

DREADLINES
Sam Raimi brings Zombie Roadkill to the web; Teen filmmaker enlists Machete talent for Twilight spoof; Australian horror film being presold one frame at a time.

THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Psycho’s Most Scarring Scenes.

NEEDFUL THINGS
Psycho House, Zombie Wrapping Paper, Blood Bath Shower Gel and Team Sleep Monsters.

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre features a look back at the Saw franchise, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and new documentary The Aurora Monsters – The Model Craze That Gripped the World, plus reviews of Piranha 3D, Night of the Demons, Buried, Sea of Dust, Dorian Gray, Dark and Stormy Night, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, Ghost Hunters International, Squeal, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Madeline’s Halloween and Other Spooky Tales, Parasomnia, Assault of the Sasquatch, The Bloody Rage of Bigfoot, Inbred Redneck Vampires, I Spit Chew on Your Grave and Terror at Blood Fart Lake. Blood on a Budget spotlights Legion of Terror and Cruel. And Reissues features Dark Night of the Scarecrow, plus reviews of Cannibal Girls (1973), Grindhouse (2007) Blu-ray, The Evil (1978) and Martin (1977) Blu-ray.

CINEMARQUEE
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959).

BOWEN’S BASEMENT
Reptilicus (1961).

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features American Vampire, plus reviews of Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1, A Very Zombie Summer, King #1, Ides of Blood #1, and Dracula: The Company of Monsters #1.

THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Rob Sacchetto’s Zombiewood Weekly. Library of the Damned investigates the “zombie romance” of Hungry for Your Love. Plus, reviews of The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead, He Is Legend: An Anthology Honoring Richard Matheson, Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Fall, Haunted Legends, Jonathan Cape’s Haunted Air, R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps Horrorland: Weirdo Halloween and So Now You’re a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead.

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt – Toronto, Canada

THE GORE-MET
Menu: I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

AUDIO DROME
Featuring the Halloween carols of Kristen Lawrence. The Blood-Spattered Guide investigates the Haunted Mansion theme song. Plus reviews of Piranha 3D OST, Predators OST, The Dead Matter OST, Earth vs. The Spider (1958) OST, Vampires Suck OST, Dax Riggs, The Other, The Birthday Massacre, The Creepshow, Psycho Charger, Psyche, Interment, Tombstones, and The Devil Wears Prada

PLAY DEAD
Featuring a round-up of horror games on Facebook, plus reviews of Clash of the Titans, Vampire Saga: Pandora’s Box and The Serial Killer Trivia Game.

CLASSIC CUT
Robin Wood’s Hitchcock’s Films.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
15 new subscribers will win The Exorcist Extended Director’s Cut on Blu-ray, a Gore-met trucker’s hat and a Rue Morgue patch!

Rue Morgue Magazine Turns 13

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  • James Coker

    I honestly don’t think the DC staff will ever really tell us what happened to Butane
    no offense on you guys, I love DC

    • Uncle Creepy

      Butane left to pursue his personal life outside of journalism. Some times things happen and changes need to be made. He decided this just wasn’t for him anymore. He is doing well. No worries.

      • PelusaMG

        Thanks UC… I know there’s probably a multitude of things/reasons behind his decision to leave DC, but I was just concerned that he wasn’t in rehab or in prison or something. As long as he’s happy, healthy, doing what he believes is right for him, then that’s all one can hope for – as (I hope) we all do for those who work here too :)
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  • Terminal

    Do you guys have connections or know people at Rue Morgue or something? I notice this magazine gets more coverage here than any other genre mag out there.
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    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • The Woman In Black

      Probably because they send out press releases more than anybody else. Plus, back in the Butane days he used to review the issues. Never was sure what that was about — but since he’s been gone, I’d say our coverage has dropped off substantially.

      And really, if you look here – http://www.dreadcentral.com/rue-morgue – you won’t see much coverage at all in the past year or two.

      • PelusaMG

        Can you actually say what happened to Johnny? People have alluded to him being in a situation where he is recovering or something… I just hope he’s okay.
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      • Terminal

        Understood. Just satisfying my curiosity.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Rottenjesus

    RM is truly one, if not, THE best horror magazines out there right now. The WALKING DEAD coverage in the last issue was awesome (especially the pics!) and insightful.

    Here’s to another lucky 13 years!