FIRST LOOK AT THE SCREAM FACTORY ‘DARKMAN’ BLU-RAY!

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From the Scream Factory Facebook Page:

Here’s your FIRST LOOK at our newly-designed key art for Sam Raimi’s DARKMAN, illustrated by genre artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin, who you may already know has done several covers for Rue Morgue and Arrow Video. This is our first collaboration with him.

As always, original theatrical art will be on the reverse side. Title releases in Dec. No details yet to announce on extras or exact street date.

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY FANGORIA?

Those of you in the Horror Community are probably aware of the varying issues going on right now with Fangoria.  A major shift in content and power has, it would seem, found its way to those bloody shores.  For those not so aware, I’ll give a brief overview.

First off, take a gander at FANGORIA’S OFFICIAL SITE.  Look a little different?  The thing’s been gutted through and through.  When you get there, you’ll be taken to a blog trying to explain things.  What you’ll come to realize, however, is that Fangoria.com, even with recent efforts, has not been too terribly functional, rarely giving the horror-loving audiences what they want, what they CRAAAAAAAAAVE.  Of course, this has been great for sites like Shock Till You Drop, Bloody-Disgusting, BackwoodsHorror (heh, shameless plug).  Fangoria, supposedly THE horror rag (though I’m a Rue Morgue man meself), just couldn’t keep up with the demand online.  Why?  Well, JAMES ZAHN (former FANGOR contributor) can fill you in on those shenanigans on his Facebook blog right here: WTF IS UP WITH FANGO?

Other than the website being an overall piece of shit, its dirt nap (until it’s potential resurrection) may very well have something to do with the shift of EDITOR IN CHIEF power within.  That’s right, the mad reign of Timpone has come to an end, and in his place, former RUE f’n MORGUE scribe Chris Alexander is taking the reins.  This can only be a good thing in my eyes.  Fangoria’s glory days have long since passed, and I believe that is due, in part, to the masturbatory nature the mag has taken to EVERYTHING that has come out.  Nothing in horror can do no wrong, it’d seem, ESPECIALLY (ka-ching, ka-ching) the big budget flicks.  One could tell this just by the ever increasing amount of cover stories devoted to films that a rabid baboon could tell you sucked balls.

I have great faith in this new direction in that I believe Mr. Alexander could potentially take Fangoria BACK to a place where it was an honest, enjoyable, and informative horror source again.  Fangoria could even, potentially, become a halfway decent rival to the ass-kicking rag RUE MORGUE, and this, my friends, is good news for all of us.  CLICKY CLICKY for another angle on the Chris Alexander story from SHOCK TILL YOU DROP.

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RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE TURNS 11

Got a sneak peak of the new 11th anniversary Halloween edition of Rue Morgue magazine.  This from the Rue Morgue forums, check it out:

FAMOUS MONSTER
When Famous Monsters of Filmland hit newsstands in 1958, it united an entire generation of creature-loving children and sparked genre fan culture. No one anticipated the effect it would have on some of those “Monster Kids,” who would go on to become genre legends. This Halloween, Rue Morgue celebrates the 50th anniversary of the magazine that started it all via a conversation with founding editor Forrest J Ackerman. Featuring words with and by filmmakers John Landis and Joe Dante, rock legend Gene Simmons, legendary cover artist Basil Gogos, SFX Wizard Rob Bottin, and more. Plus! Director Tim Sullivan takes us on a guided tour of the Ackermansion in its heyday, and much more!
by Paul Corupe, Gene Simmons, Jovanka Vuckovic, Joe Moe, Tim Sullivan, Forrest J Ackerman, Dave Alexander and Rob Bottin

THE GORE-MET’S 50 ESSENTIAL GORE FILMS
A comprehensive list of vital cinematic atrocities every hardcore horror fan needs to see. Bring on the blood!
by The Gore-met

NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS

American Baroque painter Michael Hussar reveals the very personal meaning behind his perverse and morbid body of work.
by Jovanka Vuckovic

THE SIMPSONS VAULT OF TERROR
Once a year The Simpsons is taken over by The Treehouse of Horror Halloween special. Time to take stock of nearly two decades of hilariously blood-curdling cartoons.
by Philip Brown

SHOCKWAVES: A CLASSIC HORROR RADIO ROUNDUP

Gather ’round the wireless and set your transistors for terror as Rue Morgue explores the sinister chills and thrills of yesteryear’s audio plays.
by Richard Gavin

FESTIVAL OF FEAR 2008
Pics from our 5th annual horror convention.
Photos by Ashlea Wessel and Ian Goring

COSMIC CARNAGE
Gory new video game Dead Space launches the survival horror genre deep into outer space. Plus: Downfall, the animated prequel.
by Monica S. Kuebler

DEVIL’S ON OUR SIDE
The Creepshow, Canada’s horrorbilly sensation returns with an album warning you to Run for Your Life.
by Trevor Tuminski

DOUG BRADLEY’S DEADTIME STORIES

Everyone’s favourite cenobite tackles Lovecraft in a new type of audio book.
by James Grainger

NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND
Famous Monsters of Filmland.

DREADLINES
Toronto After Dark Film Festival continues growth for year three, Fright Channel to relaunch online, Teen filmmaker preps second horror feature.

THE CORONER’S REPORT

Weird stats and morbid facts. Sick Top Six Instances of Torturous Transformations.

NEEDFUL THINGS
Halloween Living Dead Dolls, Thanksgiving T-shirt, Royal Mail Classic Hammer Stamps, Toilet Ink.

CINEMACABRE
CineMacabre presents features on Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown and Wicked Lake. Abbreviated Terrors reviews 2007 Toronto After Dark Film Festival short film highlights. Plus! Reviews of Stuck, Death Race, Mirrors, Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, End of the Line, Shutter, Resurrection Mary, Rest Stop: Don’t Look Back, Dark Honeymoon, Triloquist, Steel Trap, Wide Awake and Trapped Ashes. Last Rites reviews The Raven, Kaw and Birds of Prey. Reissues presents features on Pieces, Fox Horror Classics Collection Volume 2 and Friday the 13th: The Series. Plus! Reviews of Child’s Play (1988), Barracuda (1978)/Island Fury (1989), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), Psycho Kickboxer (1997), Swamp Thing The Series Volume 2 (1992-1993), The X-Files: Revelations (1993-1999), The Unseen (1981) and Virgin Witch (1972).

CINEMARQUEE
The Portrait of Dorian Gray (1945).

BOWEN’S BASEMENT

Spotlight: Invasion of the Blood Farmers.

BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS
Steve Niles on Gotham after Midnight. Plus reviews of Almighty, City of Dust #1 (of 5), The Nightmare Factory Volume 2, Zombie Tales #4.

THE NINTH CIRCLE

Spotlight: Matthew Warner’s Horror isn’t a 4-Letter Word. Plus, reviews of A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings over the Centuries, The Alfred Hitchcock Story, The Book of Lists: Horror, Joe R. Lansdale’s Leather Maiden, Ryan Mecum’s Zombie Haiku, Ramsey Campbell’s The Grin of the Dark, and Bill Hussey’s Through A Glass Darkly.

TRAVELOGUE OF TERROR
Halloween in Sin City.

THE GORE-MET

Menu: Faces of Death.

AUDIO DROME
Spotlight: Son of Sam. Plus! Reviews of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army OST, The Midnight Meat Train OST, The X-Files: I Want To Believe OST, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor OST, Shutter OST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score, Midnight Syndicate, The Rotted, In a World…, Chris Alexander & Carrie Eliza, Displacer, Diemonsterdie, The Night Shift, Brother Von Doom, Ghosts Run Wild, Captain A-Hole a.k.a. Yogi, Leather Wolf, and more!

PLAY DEAD
Zombies!!! 7: Send in the Clowns!, Magic: The Gathering – Planeswalker, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

CLASSIC CUT
Vampirella.

GIVEAWAYS THIS ISSUE!
10 new subscribers will win the Halloween: 30th Anniversary Commemorative Set on DVD, from Anchor Bay/Starz.

Hot dam that sounds like it’s gonna be one hell of an issue.  For those of you STILL not initiated, get yer arses over to Rue Morgue’s official site and subscribe…or go out and buy a copy.  Best damn horror mag out there.  And check out that Basil Gogos cover.  Fuckin’ A man!

Sneak Peek At Rue Morgue #81

Posted on 31st July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , ,

All I have to say is…HOLY FUCKING SHIT!  An issue dedicated to PUMPKINHEAD and STAN WINSTON?!?!?!  And check out that cover!  Yeah, I can’t wait to pick this up in my local Books A Million.  If you’re reading this and you’ve never read Rue Morgue, what the fuck is wrong with you?  Go out and buy an issue right now!  Now feast your eyes on that cover!

Click on the Pic to see more details on this issue.