‘Zine Review: Rue Morgue #80

Rue Morgue #80 review!Issue #80
July 2008

Now that I’ve seen and fallen in love with “>Hellboy II: The Golden Army (review), the cover for this issue and Rue Morgue’s subsequent coverage of Guillermo del Toro’s masterful sequel is that much more meaningful. There’s something about the way Jovanka’s interview with del Toro rolls that gives it a very intimate feel; just one of the things I dig about this magazine.

A chat with Doug Jones, who has more roles than anyone in Hellboy II, reviews of some of the printed expansions of the Hellboy universe and a very, very fast interview with creator Mike Mignola round out the love for Golden Army. Thankfully it is well justified love as hopefully most, if not all, of you discovered last weekend.

From demons and monsters to … well, demons, monsters and aliens; the second big piece is Monica Kuebler’s focus on X-Files: I Want to Believe. Masterful job by Kuebler managing to write an entire article about a movie no one knows anything about! Of course most of the focus is on the show and creator Chris Carter’s feelings on where the franchise may go. The “Cold Cases” one-pager is great for those of us who never watched “The X-Files” and just want to know which episodes had the best monsters!

A quick article on the new “>Alone in the Dark (review) follows; then there’s a feature article on the forthcoming Criterion release of Vampyr, a film very few of us have laid eyes on in any respectable form but is considered by those who have to be a piece of art in the horror world.

The gamut of reviews follows with a very strange Bowen’s Basement after; can you believe some people watch those massive 50-pack DVD collections? Bowen proudly counts himself among their numbers and exudes all sorts of reasons why you should, too.

Other highlights include a cool one-pager on one of my favorite new horror authors, Gary Braunbeck, yet another forever-in-the-making comic Gary Butler brings to light, and the Travelogue of Terror goes to haunted Paris!

Rue Morgue #80 is on newsstands while you’re reading this; wouldn’t it just make sense to go buy it? Visit Rue Morgue’s official site for more!

Johnny Butane

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