Joe Dante schools us on Piranha, a Jaws rip-off packed to the gills with blood, boobs, and other low-budget mayhem from the Roger Corman school of exploitation filmmaking.
PLUS: Alexandre Aja on Piranha 3D, and Roger Corman discusses the controversial Humanoids from the Deep.
by Phil Brown and John W. Bowen
Nightmares in Decay, a new book celebrating macabre artist Harry Clarke, signals a renewed interest in turn-of-the-century genre artwork.
PLUS: The most provocative periodicals of the era.
by Chris Jozefowicz
KING OF THE CARDBOARD CASTLE
A new documentary celebrates the world’s most unstoppable horror host, Count Gore de Vol.
PLUS: Six more contemporary horror hosts.
by Eric Veillette and Trevor Tuminski
LURID BE THY NAME
Astro Zombies, Blood Orgies and Corpse Grinders – Ted V. Mikels reflects on six decades of low-budget sensational cinema.
by Dave Alexander
NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
A salute to poster artists.
Scholars gather at Oxford for Fear, Horror and Terror; Historic home of Hammer classics set to become housing; Genre scholar Everett Franklin Bleiler remembered
THE CORONER’S REPORT
Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six: Resurrected Water Rotters.
Arachnoid Guitar, Immortal Coffee, Dia De Los Muertos Jewellery, and Sarah Legault Dolls.
CineMacabre features reviews of Open House, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Burning Bright, Southern Gothic, Neowolf, The Eclipse, Bloody Mary, Dead Mary, and Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet. Blood on a Budget spotlights Pop Punk Zombies and Horrid. And Reissues reviews Gamera vs. Barugon (1966), Horror Hospital (1973), The Best of Trailers from Hell Volume 1, and Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961).
Thriller: “The Incredible Doktor Markesan” (1945).
The Kindred (1987).
BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Features Dark Shadows: The Complete Series Volume 1, plus reviews of Dracula #1 of 4, Classic Red Sonja Re-mastered #1, Mystery Society #1, Hack/Slash: My First Maniac #1 of 4, and Nanny and Hank #1 of 4.
THE NINTH CIRCLE
Spotlight: Dark Regions Press’ New Voices of Horror anthology series. Library of the Damned says farewell to Necro Publications. Plus, reviews of Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating the Visual Language of Fear, Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Handling the Undead, Nate Kenyon’s Sparrow Rock, Adam Nevill’s Apartment 16, Nate Southard’s He Stepped Through, Nick Arnold’s Evil Inventions, and John Skipp and Craig Spector’s The Bridge.
TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
The Amsterdam Ghost Walk – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Menu: Slasher (2007) and Break (2009)
Featuring the doom metal of The Body. The Blood-Spattered Guide spotlights Adult.’s horror shorts. Plus reviews of Theater of Blood (OST), Dead Like Me (OST), A Primitive Evolution, Haunted George, Those Poor Bastards, Sybreed, Grave, Ramesses, and Scaremaker.
Naughty Bear, A Vampire’s Romance: Paris Stories, and I’m Not Alone.
Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)
GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
25 new subscribers will win Galaxy of Terror on DVD, courtesy of Shout! Factory.