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Rue Morgue #171 Halloween 2016

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MADNESS, MYTH AND THE MODERN PROMETHEUS Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has never been more alive. On the 200th birthday of the novel, we find out what makes her immortal monster tick so loudly through the centuries. Plus: Ken Russell’s characteristically crazed film about the night Shelley invented Frankenstein turns 30, a look at five films featuring different versions of how the Modern Prometheus was made, and a review of Eternal Frankenstein. By Dejan Ognjanovic 


A DIGITAL WORLD, DARKLY From fright films to genre feminism, original fiction to super-fandom, we round up 25 podcasts horror fans need to hear. By Andrea Subissati, Richele Charkot, Monica S. Kuebler, Alison Lang, Moaner T. Lawrence, Evan Millar, Cinemacide Mike and Alexandra West. 


MONTREAL’S ENFANTS TERRIBLE The Fantasia Film Festival’s 20th anniversary brings two decades of legendary premieres, unforgettable parties, and unparalleled loyalty from both filmmakers and fans – plus a look at the genre gems it hosted this year. By Michael Gingold, Dierdre Crimmins, Mario Degiglio-Bellamare, Izzy Lee, Andy Mauro and Sean Plummer


DRINK DEEPLY Did Bram Stoker base Dracula on Vlad the Impaler? Was the author gay? The definitive biography by expert David J. Skal answers all this and more. Plus: In Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula, Hans de Roos rediscovers the surprisingly different Scandinavian version of the book that was sanctioned by Stoker himself more than a century ago. By Liisa Ladouceur and Dave Alexander 


MAN-MADE MONSTERS The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum celebrates 50 years of homemade creature feature worship. By James Burrell 


BOOGEDY, BOOGEDY, BOO! Richard Masur, star of Mr. Boogedy, recalls the 30-year-old Disney TV movie that thrilled and chilled children of the 1980s. By Moaner T. Lawrence


GHOUL HOUSEKEEPING Kaci Hansen – a.k.a. The Homicidal Homemaker – tells us how to play Haunted House. By Andrea Subissati

"a big, generous, Stephen King-like, small town boys vs. monster epic."

Stewart O'Nan

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