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RUE MORGUE 95.
AIM FOR THE HEAD!
First-person shooters are all the rage, especially when players get to blow zombie brains all over their TV screens. Apocalyptic survival horror video game Left 4 Dead 2 arrives with new characters, more weaponry and so much zombie gore that it was banned in Australia.
Plus: The history of zombie video games and more!
by Monica S. Kuebler and Andrew Lee
SCREAM FOR YOUR LIVES! THE CARNIVAL CINEMA OF WILLIAM CASTLE
Rue Morgue looks back on the life and films of the genre’s legendary showman.
Plus: Castle’s greatest gimmicks, film reviews, and more.
by Paul Corupe
A BRUSH WITH DARKNESS: ART INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING
Centipede Press releases a 450-page collection of art based on the tales of the King of Horror.
by James Grainger
THE CORPSE MINDERS
The Dickensian horror-comedy I Sell the Dead is the latest labour of love from Glass Eye Pix, a company building its reputation on unconventional genre pictures.
by Stuart F. Andrews
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Zombies, vampires and suburban mayhem mark genre highlights of TIFF 2009; Ron Howard plans a Lovecraft comic book adaptation.
THE CORONER'S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Geriatric Attacks.
Devil Cane, Bloody Beanies, Lovecraft Scents, Evidence Chef’s Knife
CineMacabre features reviews of Fear Itself: The Complete First Season, Zombieland, Pandorum, Jennifer’s Body, The Final Destination, The Thaw, Jack Ketchum’s Offspring, The Last Resort, The Evil Woods, Dead Wood and Deadwood Park. Reissues features reviews of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein: Bats, Bones and Creepy Poems (1971), The Strangeness (1985), Prey (1978) and The Weekend Murders(1970).
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941).
Masked Avenger Versus Ultra-Villain in the Lair of the Naked Bikini.
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features North 40, plus reviews of Vincent Price Presents: The Tingler #1 and 2, Superman & Batman vs. Vampires & Werewolves, FVZA #1 of 3, Sullengrey: Sacrifice #1 of 2 and The Unknown: The Devil Made Flesh #1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures. Plus, reviews of Beyond Hammer: British Horror Cinema Since 1970, The New Horror Handbook, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary, Lovecraft Unbound, Visions Deferred: Three Unfilmed Screenplays by Richard Matheson, Seeking Spirits: The Lost Cases of the Atlantic Paranormal Society, Michael Poeltl’s The Judas Syndrome, Robert J. Weirsema’s The World More Full of Weeping and Scott Kenemore’s Z.E.O.: A Zombie’s Guide to Getting (A)Head in Business.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
The Tomb of Belon – Lampa, Peru.
Menu: How to Get Your Region-Free Global Gore Fix
Featuring Razorback Records founder Billy Nocera. The Blood Spattered Guide spotlights Gatekeeper’s debut EP Optimum Maximus. Plus reviews of The Believers OST, Halloween II OST, Dracula A.D. 1972 OST, True Blood OST, Mutilators, Insane Clown Posse, Portal, Nile and Revolting.
Wolfenstein, Cursed Mountain and Twilight: The Game.
Arch Oboler’s Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror! (1962).
GIVEAWAY THIS ISSUE!
Fifteen new subscribers will win a copy of The New Horror Handbook, courtesy of BearManor Media.
No. 95 Rue Morgue Magazine, November. 2009. New. List Price $10.00