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

Posted in Art, History, Interviews, Monsters, Movies, Music, News, Rue Morgue, Vampires, Zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

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.

RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES BLACK 100!

Posted in Events, History, News, Rue Morgue with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by darklordbunnykins

You can bet The Dark Lord Bunnykins will be at this party. Someone owes him extra drink tickets! Seriously, Issue 100 of Rue Morgue Magazine is going to be amazing, not least because yours truly has a major feature in it. Here is the official press release. See you there!

Toronto, CANADA – RUE MORGUE, Canada’s home for horror, is proud to celebrate yet another milestone with the release of its 100th EDITION SPECIAL ISSUE on stands May 1, 2010. The perfect-bound varnish-finished 100-page special issue will feature one of the magazine’s boldest and unusual covers to date, along with all-new and exclusive interviews with Hammer horror legends CHRISTOPHER LEE and INGRID PITT, plus thirteen years of horror across the spectrum with words from JOSS WEDON, GEORGE ROMERO, MIKE MIGNOLA, ROBERT KIRKMAN, DARREN LYNN BOUSMAN, MAX BROOKS, WILLIAM LUSTIG, R.L. STINE, JULIAN MAURY, ALEXANDRE BUSTILLO and many more.

RUE MORGUE#100 will also feature exclusive and original art from CHET ZAR, KRIS KUKSI, TRAVIS LOUIS, GRIS GRIMLY, WILLIAM BASSO, JASON D’AQUINO, BOB TYRRELL and others, plus an original music compilation and tons more! The issue will be the focus of a media blitz including but not limited to a month long city wide postering campaign in anticipation of its release.

To commemorate the event, RUE MORGUE will also be celebrating this important milestone in its 13 year history with RUE MORGUE CELEBRATES BLACK 100 (Friday May 7, 2010 @ Revival Event Theatre – 783 College St. doors: 10 PM). Sponsored by Anchor Bay Entertainment and Warner Bros Home Entertainment, the highly publicized black carpet event will feature a host of electrifying performances and celebrity guests including GEORGE ROMERO and others TBA, along with a very special performance from sinister synth duo SQUID LID, the ever popular Rue Morgue Go-Go Ghouls, Suicide Girls and the sinister sounds of Shannon and LaMort. All this and the unveiling of the official guest list for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear National Horror Expo 2010! Black dress code will be in effect.

RUE MORGUE’s 100th EDITION SPECIAL ISSUE and BLACK 100 celebration will be the focus of an aggressive awareness campaign on Rue Morgue Magazine, Rue-Morgue.com, The Official Notice From the Rue Morgue House of Horror weekly newsletter, and ongoing promotion from our media partners.

Tickets for RUE MORGUE Celebrates BLACK 100 are $20 at the door or in advance directly from: www.Rue-Morgue.com or in person at the Rue Morgue House of Horror (2926 Dundas Street West, Toronto – weekdays 10-6 PM).

Now in its 13th publishing year, RUE MORGUE is home of Canada’s leading magazine of horror entertainment (Rue Morgue Magazine), the world’s original all horror broadcast (Rue Morgue Radio), and multi award-winning horror film production company (Rue Morgue Cinema). www.Rue-Morgue.com