Rue Morgue Issue 81 Sneak Peek

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Everyone who reads Rue Morgue should know what this months issue is about. Not to long ago we lost a real legend in the horror genre, Stan Winston. Whenever something like this happens, Rue Morgue always does a dedication issue to them. So this month will be a look back at Winston and one of his greatest creations, Pumpkinhead. On store shelves on August 1st.

THE TORTURED SOUL OF ED HARLEY
The late great Stan Winston's monster-making career was in hyperdrive during the late 1980s, but he took time out from big money projects to make his directorial debut with a low-budget, old-school creature feature with a classic morality play at its core. Interviews with star Lance Henriksen and Oscar-winning creature creators Alec Gillis and (Pumpkinhead himself) Tom Woodruff Jr.
by John W. Bowen and Jovanka Vuckovic

THE CANNIBAL EXPRESS
The first of fifteen film adaptations of Clive Barker's Book of Blood begins with the ultra-gory Midnight Meat Train. Now, after a bumpy studio ride, Ryuhei Kitamura's Midnight Meat Train rolls into theatres. Plus: News on two more Films of Blood.
by James Grainger and Paul Kane

WITCHES IN THE WOOD
In the secret occult world of Katy Horan's folk art, the forest is a very dark place.
by Dave Alexander

BIRDS OF A FEATHER… SLAY TOGETHER
Robert E. Howard's Pigeons from Hell continues to take flight, most recently as a comic book miniseries.
by Gary Butler

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND:
Stan Winston.

DREADLINES:
Cameron Romero moves on to second feature with Staunton Hill; Experimental Poe film one of several biographies timed for author's bicentennial; Bruce McDonald wraps new spin on the zombie film.

THE CORONER'S REPORT:
Weird stats and morbid facts. The Rue Morgue Sick Top Six Instances of Death From Above.

NEEDFUL THINGS:
Coffin Couches, Wormweird Tarot, 30 Days of Night tee, Masters of Horror Season Two Box Set

CINEMACABRE:
CineMacabre features Greg McLean's Rogue, plus reviews of The Happening, The Strangers, The Eye 3, Long Dream, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Tattooist, The Cottage, and more! Reissues features reviews of Madame O, The Nanny, Drainiac, Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals, and more!

CINEMARQUEE:
The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959).

BOWEN'S BASEMENT:
Mother's Day.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS:
Spotlight: Necronomicon. Plus reviews of Chopper Zombie, Coraline, The Goon 27, Demo TPB, Hellblazer: The Fear Machine.

THE NINTH CIRCLE:
Spotlight: New & reissued Jack Ketchum titles. Plus reviews of Hammer Music Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde, Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles, Modern Mythmakers, Nicholas Pekearo's The Wolfman, Mike Carey's Vicious Circle and Thomas Tryon's The Other, and more!

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR:
Sideshows by the Seashore, Coney Island – Brooklyn, USA.

THE GORE-MET:
Menu: Philosophy of a Knife.

AUDIO DROME:
Spotlight: the bloodsoaked hip-hop of Mr. Hyde. Reviews of The Eye (2007) OST, The Rage OST, Sentenced to Misery, Chesty Malone and the Slice 'Em Ups, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space, Rezurex, Xasthur, Grave Robber, Colony 5, Hellboundheart, Hatchet, Nachtmystium, more!

PLAY DEAD:
Alone in the Dark, Belief & Betrayal, Unreal Tournament 3.

CLASSIC CUT:
Michael Jackson's Thriller.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
Fifteen new subscribers will win Swamp Thing: The Series Volume Two on DVD.

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