BLACK 100: RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE’S 100TH ISSUE HITS STANDS MAY 1

The Dark Lord Bunnykins can’t wait to receive his copy of Rue Morgue Magazine`s upcoming 100th issue, not only because he contributed to the cover story on Hammer Films but because he well and truly loves the mag and has been contributing to it since somewhere around Issue #4. That’s more than a decade of work with a tremendous cast of characters whose talents and love for horror know no bounds. Congratulations, gals and ghouls.

Anyway, while I wipe a tear from my bloodshot eye, here is a breakdown of what to expect from #100, which hits newsstands May 1.

RUE MORGUE BLACK 100
(Featuring a black-on-black spot-varnished cover!)

ROYAL BLOOD: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPER LEE
To celebrate our 100th issue, Rue Morgue proudly presents the ongoing story of the genre’s greatest living legend and the studio that made him an icon.
Plus: Interviews with Hammer star Ingrid Pitt, the man who revived the company, Hammer 101, and more!
by James Burrell, Sean Plummer, Trevor Tuminski and Paul Corupe

13 YEARS OF FEAR
Rue Morgue writers consult experts and luminaries for an in-depth look at how the genre has changed since we began publishing in 1997, and where it’s headed…
by Rue Morgue Staff

THE NIGHTMARE GALLERY
We commissioned sixteen of the best dark artists out there to each create an original piece that exemplifies a personal nightmare, and tell us why the work haunts them. The results will scare you too.
curated by Gary Pullin

HYMNS FROM THE HOUSE OF HORROR
Dive into Rue Morgue Radio’s first ever free downloadable terror tunes compilation, with a spotlight on all seventeen of the rare, classic, remixed and world premiere tracks! Hear what the bands themselves have to say about their caustic cuts.
by Trevor Tuminski, Tomb Dragomir and Dave Alexander

GATHER ’ROUND, KIDDIES
During the 1990s, R.L. Stine’s creepy children’s books sold millions of copies. The often reclusive, incredibly prolific author tells his own spooky story.
by Phil Brown

iSCARES
Rue Morgue downloads the top ten iPhone apps for horror fans.
by MARIE- ÈVE LARIN

DEPARTMENTS:

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
What’s in a number?

DREADLINES
Indian film promoters take cues from William Castle; Kinetik Fest aims to make Montreal top destination for industrial music fans; New Mexico to host horror film boot camp, and more!

THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Christopher Lee Dracula Deaths

NEEDFUL THINGS
Hammer Poster Reprints, Hellbent for Cooking, Gruesome Gift Baskets, Murder Ink Notepad

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre features Best Worst Movie, plus reviews of Clash of the Titans. The Day of the Triffids, Freeway Killer, Tony, The Real Wolfman, Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic, Monster Warriors, Lo, The Caretaker, Ravage the Scream Queen, Breaking Her Will and Night of the Pumpkin. Abbreviated Terrors reviews Cheerbleeders, Night of the Hell Hamsters and 2:22. And reissues features Arrow Video’s new Dario Argento DVDs, plus reviews Girly (1970), Honeymoon of Horror (1964), Goodbye Gemini (1970) and Knife of Ice (1972).

CINEMARQUEE
Gamera (1965).

BOWEN’S BASEMENT
The Giant Spider Invasion (1975).

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS

Features Day of the Dead: Desertion, plus reviews of American Vampire #1, The Mystic Hands of Doctor Strange #1, Zombies Vs. Robots Aventure #1, The Ghoul #3 and Greek Street Volume 1.

THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Tom Jokinen’s funeral industry tell-all Curtains. Library of the Damned presents a World Horror Con 2010 recap. Plus, reviews of A Sci-fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers, The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror: Two Decades of Dark Fiction, Marie Corelli’s Vendetta, Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Alexandra Sokoloff’s Book of Shadows, Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong, Neil Cross’ Burial and The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead.

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Musée Fragonard D’Alfort – Paris, France

THE GORE-MET
Menu: Long Pigs (2007) and La petite mort: Die Nasty (2009).

AUDIO DROME
Featuring experimental metal outfit Hobgoblin. Blood Spattered Guide features The Ghost. Plus reviews of The Crazies (2010) OST, Grace OST, The Wolfman OST, Robe., Rodentum: The Best of Dark Roots Music Volume IV, :Wumpscut:, Darkthrone, Psycho, The Vision Bleak, Lair of the Minotaur, Barren Earth, Omega Lithium, Unholy Grave, and Abscess.

PLAY DEAD
Metro 2033, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon and Deadly Premonition.

CLASSIC CUT
Terence Fisher’s The Curse of Frankenstein.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
Ten new subscribers will win a Horror Classics Collection box set courtesy of Warner Home Video Canada.

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