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Rue Morgue #147 August 2014

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INSIDE ISSUE #147

A TERRIBLE SADNESS

It launched the career of director Alex Proyas and ended the life of star Brandon Lee. Twenty years later, cast and crew of The Crow detail the bittersweet legacy of the gothic revenge tale. PLUS: A brief look at 25 years of The Crow in comic books, and Jeff Most describes how he put together one of the most famous soundtracks of the ’90s.

by Colin McCracken

THE REVENGER’S SONG

With a special edition out this month, we go behind the scenes of Brian De Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise to relive the 40-year-old horror-musical that went from commercial flop to cult favourite.

by Justin Humphreys

AMERICAN GOTHIC

Motel Hell director Kevin Connor reveals the secret ingredients in his beloved backwoods slasher just in time for its Blu-ray premiere.

by Michael Doyle

BUYER BEWARE

Ghost hunter Stacey Graham explores the ins and outs of spirit attachment in her new book, Haunted Stuff.

by April Snellings


NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND

Acid reflux.

DREADLINES

Horror-themed wedding cakes a booming business; Astron-6 enlists cult favourites for The Editor; Eight genre movies in two years for Black Fawn Films

THE CORONER’S REPORT

Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Murderous Musicians.

NEEDFUL THINGS

Haunted Stamps; Bats Throw Blanket; GWAR Throbblehead; WWDD? T-shirt

CINEMACABRE

CineMacabre features Devil’s Mile, plus reviews of True Detective, Rigor Mortis, Cold in July, Uncle Forry’s AckerMansions, Black Water Creek: The Legend of Sasquatch, Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast, and The Legend of Six Fingers. Reissues reviews The Baby (1973), Deathbed: The Bed That Eats (1977), and Bloody Moon (1981).

THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE

In The Vault: The Legend of Hell House.

BOWEN’S BASEMENT

Dug Up: The Bermuda Depths.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS

Features Halloween Man, plus reviews of Clive Barker’s Night Breed #1, Vampirella #1, Edgar Allan Poe’s Morella and The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Blood Queen #1, and Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland #1 of 5.

THE NINTH CIRCLE

Spotlight: Year’s Best Weird Fiction. Plus reviews of M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All the Gifts, The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron, Found Footage Horror Films: Fear and the Appearance of Reality, Brandon Callahan’s The House Where Evil Lurks: A Paranormal Investigator’s Most Frightening Encounter, Robin Spriggs’ The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom, and David Bernstein’s Witch Island.

THE FRIGHT GALLERY

On Display: Suspiria.

THE GORE-MET

Menu: Deported Women of the SS Special Section and Gestapo’s Last Orgy.

AUDIO DROME

Featuring black metal outfit Rage Nucleaire. Listen to My Nightmare asks Jimmy Psycho of Psycho Charger to pick his top five exploitation flicks. Plus reviews of The Walking Dead OST, Escape From L.A. OST, Psycho II OST, David Yow, Powerman 5000, Defend Hamilton Eat Shit, Misfits Earth A.D.: The CVLT Nation Sessions, Cradle of Filth, and Vainaja.

PLAY DEAD

Features reviews of Wolfenstein: The New Order, Go Go Ghost, and Forest Run.

CLASSIC CUT

Robert W. Chamber’s The King in Yellow.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE

15 new subscribers will win a Dead Panic game, courtesy of Fireside Games, LLC.

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