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RUE MORGUE Issue 192 Jan/Feb 2020

Launched in 1997 by Rodrigo Gudiño, RUE MORGUE is the world’s leading horror in culture and entertainment brand, spearheaded by its multiple award-winning magazine, RUE MORGUE and RUE MORGUE DIGITAL; RUE MORGUE TV specialty horror channel; RUE MORGUE LIBRARY book series; RUE MORGUE PRESENTS FRIGHTMARE IN THE FALLS horror expo and RUE MORGUE PRESENTS CINEMACABRE MOVIE NIGHTS monthly film series.

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in this issue

3 min
note from underground

Holding a graduate degree in sociology, I’ve done my share of quoting old white men as they gripe, moan and impotently shake their proverbial fists at the sky. Granted, the old coots I studied were concerned with things like industrialization rather than pop culture fads, but thus was my attitude when Twitter exploded with a name I hadn’t heard in some time: Martin Scorsese. In an interview with Empire magazine, ol’ Marty likened the current spate of Marvel movies to “theme parks” and even went so far as to declare that they’re “not cinema” in that they fail to “convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Now I’m not about to discount Scorsese’s importance to the world of movies – he’s a great talent and a big deal. Having entered…

3 min

I AM A DOCTORAL student at Boston College. I am earning my PhD in Theological Ethics. I am deeply religious. I attend mass multiple times a week. I read my Bible every day. I say grace before I eat my meals. I am also a convert to Catholicism. In fact, what led me into my long and protracted faith journey was seeing the original Omen with Gregory Peck, the Halloween after the passing of my great-grandfather (whom I was relatively close with). I don’t have a lot to say other than expressing my own frustration and shame that you lost an intern due to a retrograde view of religious faith. I am presuming the mother is Christian, but I may be wrong and they could be Jewish, Muslim, or from…

2 min
weird stats & morbid facts

The only known surviving footage of Maila Nurmi as Vampira is in her role in Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959). Unfortunately, she has no spoken dialogue in the film. Fear of the number 13 has its origin in Norse mythology but was reinforced in the Christian era by the story of the Last Supper at which Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the thirteenth guest at the table. When a person dies, a relative or friend can request that their Facebook page become memorialized, essentially freezing it in time. The request requires proof of death. As part of his creative process, David Lynch dissected a cat during the making of Eraserhead to help inspire him for textures for the film. As a way of protesting selfie culture, Stephanie Leigh Rose…

1 min
expiring minds…

Which Lovecraft story would you most like to see made into a film? ALL!!!! PATRICE RIGAUD "The Music of Erich Zann" and Tom Waits can play the title character! ROY ROBINS For a non-Lovecraft tale, I’d love to see a two or three film adaption of Chaosium’s Masks of Nyarlathotep. ED SUM "Pickman's Model," it would be awesome with Guy Ritchie as director PIETRO LA TEGOLA "What the Moon Brings." It would have to be fleshed out a lot, of course, but the absolute unfathomable horror at that story’s climax is something I need to see on film. THEBARDOFHOUSEWILDER Honestly none. Every movie attempt has been a complete fuck-up. SNEZK76 FINAL WORDS AS CAPTIONED BY YOU ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA “PLEASE POINT OUT ON MY PARTNER’S BODY WHERE STANLEY KUBRICK TOUCHED YOU.” THIS MONTH’S CAPTION CONTEST WINNER IS HORRORBITS Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a…

2 min

In Wes Craven’s 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes, the Carter family falls prey to a cannibalistic, incestuous clan mutated by the nuclear fallout from the testing that took place in the Southwest desert. In exploring the suburban fears of the lower class while pointing out that circumstance has as much to do with our behaviour as genetics, the movie appears to be a very American story, but its origins can be traced back to 16th-century Scotland. The legend of Alexander “Sawney” Bean, whose brood of nearly 50 are said to have killed and eaten as many as 1000 of their fellow Scotsmen, inspired the mutant Jupiter family. According to legend, Bean was born in a small town near Edinburgh but moved to Ayrshire County when he married one Agnes Douglas.…

1 min
body horror

Tattoo collectors in and around Greensboro, North Carolina, would do well to visit Brandon Herrera for a dark and surreal custom piece. Taking inspiration from master artists H.R. Giger and Zdzisńaw Beksinski, Herrera’s artwork is primarily black and grey, but he’s not opposed to injecting pops of vivid colour in the background to bring the design to life. “I’d enjoy doing anything The Thing-inspired,” he says. “I’d like to do more of the classic horror icons again – I feel like I did a lot of those back in the day when I didn’t have a good grasp on where my style was going, so it’d be interesting to see that now.” HAVE A GREAT HORROR TAT? SHARE IT WITH US AT: INFO@RUE-MORGUE.COM. BRANDON HERRERA LOCATION: Greensboro, North Carolina INSTAGRAM: @brandon_herrera…