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THE ESSENCE OF EVIL


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On the 25th anniversary of Prince of Darkness, we ask John Carpenter to


explain his fascinating yet misunderstood excursion into the heart of pure malevolence.


PLUS: Alice Cooper talks about playing the film’s lethal, bike-wielding street


schizo; composer Alan Howarth on how he and Carpenter created their ground- breaking score; and more.


by MICHAEL DOYLE, DAVE ALEXANDER, A.S. BERMAN and PATRICK DOLAN


The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival unveiled all kinds of horror gems, including The Bay, a


PARASITE FEVER


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sickening found footage parasite movie from veteran Hollywood director Barry Levinson. PLUS: A round-up of the Fest’s genre films.


by PHIL BROWN, DAVE ALEXANDER,


STUART F. ANDREWS, LIISA LADOUCEUR, RON MCKENZIE, SEAN PLUMMER and APRIL SNELLINGS.


THE DUALITY OF 30


DARKNESS Silent Hill: Revelation 3D writer/director Michael J. Bassett reflects on a series that distorts its characters’ worst fears into a nightmarish vision of Hell. by DAVE ALEXANDER


WEST OF HELL A new album and novel from country doom


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duo Those Poor Bastards revels in ole timey grime and gore. by APRIL SNELLINGS


Hellbenders


NOTE FROM UNDERGROUND 6 Apocalypse angst.


POST-MORTEM 7 Letters from fans, readers and weirdos.


DREADLINES 8 News highlights, horror happenings.


THE CORONER’S REPORT 12 Weird stats and morbid facts.


NEEDFUL THINGS 14 Strange trinkets from our bazaar of the bizarre.


CINEMACABRE 36 The latest films, the newest DVDs and reissues, featuring Excision.


THE LATE-NITE ARCHIVE 42 IN THE VAULT: The Poverty Row Cinema of Sam Newfield.


BOWEN’S BASEMENT 44 DUG UP: The Giant Gila Monster.


BLOOD IN FOUR COLOURS 46 INKED IN: Love Monster.


THE NINTH CIRCLE 56 SPOTLIGHT: creepypasta.


THE FRIGHT GALLERY 60 ON DISPLAY: Chris Kuchta.


THE GORE-MET 54 MENU: Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind and Zombie Babies.


AUDIO DROME 57 NOW PLAYING: Pittersplatter.


PLAY DEAD 60 FEATURING: Darksiders II, The Sims 3: Supernatural, The Walking Dead, and more!


CLASSIC CUT 62 The Stone Tape.


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