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Diabolique is a lavishly illustrated print and digital magazine exploring every aspect of horror film, literature and art. The magazine brings fresh perspective to subjects old and new, foreign and domestic – from ancient folklore and Gothic classics to contemporary film releases and modern literary gems. Each issue brims with insightful commentary, analysis and engrossing information complemented by photos, illustrations and handsome, full-color design.

Since its inception in 2011, Diabolique and its writers and artists have been nominated for 17 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, including Best Magazine, Best Article, Best Interview, Best Cover, Best Theme Issue, and Best Overall Issue. In 2015, the magazine won the Rondo for Best Overall Issue. Past issues have included contributions from such horror luminaries as Jonathan Rigby, David Del Valle, David Huckvale, Paul Murray, and Elizabeth Miller.

What critics are saying about Diabolique

“A heady, well-written excursion into the horror world. Diabolique takes its horror seriously, and the content reflects it. One of the best produced horror film mags introduced in recent years.” – Monster Magazine World

“A great horror magazine.” –

“A strong mix of research, great writing and even some fun. Diabolique is terrific.” – David Colton, Creator/President of The Classic Horror Film Board

“This is a great magazine. Elegant, beautiful. I love Diabolique.” – Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Fangoria

“This is the first time in a while I’ve read a magazine without skipping past a section I just didn’t want to waste time on. Diabolique ventures to offer something different. A truly entertaining horror magazine that makes great strides in breaking out of the doldrums of mainstream horror in favor of indie and underground.” – Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

Diabolique brings back the feeling of joy and awe you experienced when you cracked open your first horror magazine. Truly the cream of the crop.” – Fatally Yours Horror Reviews

“Quite insightful. An intriguing look into the history of horror while also keeping readers abreast of current events.” –

“While Diabolique is more cerebral than something like Fangoria, the writing makes for a read that is both fun and informative. Thoroughly impressed.” –

“Unique articles. Colorful and detailed layouts. Depth and quality. Anyone who is a horror fan or interested in the film industry should find Diabolique a good read.” – The Monster Librarian

“Still a relatively new kid on the block, Diabolique is already cementing its reputation as a horror mag with class. I would urge anyone to pick up an issue of Diabolique and give their brain a workout.” –

“Thought provoking writing on venerable horror classics, side-by-side with pieces on lesser known works. Meaty, detailed pieces on horror writers old and new. Think of Diabolique as the ‘Vogue‘ of the horror genre. (Maybe even the ‘Vogue Paris‘).” – Kyle Marffin, author of Gothique, Waiting for the 400, and Carmilla: The Return

The Diabolique Team

  • Editor-in-Chief: Kat Ellinger
  • Managing Editor: Jerome Reuter
  • Associate Editor: Lee Gambin
  • Associate Editor: Joseph E Dwyer
  • Web Editor: Keith Allison
  • Web Editor: Kieran Fisher
  • Web Editor: Steven Thrash
  • Publisher, Producer, Artistic Director: Dima Ballin
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  1. FALLING IN AND OUT OF LOVE. Hi, just wanted to say that I discovered your magazine with issue #7 and have, until recently, been a huge fan. The mixture of coverage of cult classics and select, interesting newer films has helped you carve out your own niche in the horror film mag genre, and has really been spot on. The writing is solid and engaging and the photos and layout are excellent. I have fallen in love with the magazine to the point that it had fast become one of my favourite genre publications. My only complaint being that sometimes reviewers of DVD releases would needlessly give away crucial plot points of films many of us haven’t seen, the worst example being the Deep End review.

    Now, I am worried that I will be falling out of love just as quickly. I realize that you don’t want to just focus on films and want to include features on other aspects of horror, such as plays, rides, operas and so forth. Now, it’s your magazine and your call, and I don’t mind the odd article of this type, but I just think that you have gone way overboard in the other direction. Issue #11 was filled with over ONE HALF of non film related articles. I, for one, am just not interested in reading 10 page articles on ballet, opera or whatever. They seem very dry and tough slogging, and come at the expense of DVD reviews and your excellent Italian horror film series that you had (?) going.

    If you are going to become another Rue Morgue, then I’m afraid I’m going to have to abandon ship. I mean, what’s next? Articles on monster key rings and temporary Cthulhu tattoos? Anyways, if you are interested in the feedback, I certainly hope that you return to the excellent balance that you had going in previous issues. My 2 cents.

    Neil Folkard

  2. Thank you for your comments, Neil.
    We do out best and we know we’re not going to please everybody all the time. But, hopefully, you will find enough to interest you in most issues. Diabolique is an experiment, and we continue to try to improve with every issue. Your feedback is very helpful to us.

  3. Hi,

    I would like to check out your podcast but I don’t use Itunes. Could you give me another rss feed?


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