Diabolique Magazine No. 17 (Aug/Sep 2013)
In the same way the intersection between horror and rock n’roll explored in our 15th issue is much like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, so are horror and comedy – two great tastes that go great together. In that spirit, Diabolique # 17 tickles your funny bone and cracks it too, exploring all that’s irreverent, wonky and weird from the horror community’s most alternately playful and sadistic minds. We’ll walk you through horror-comedy hybrids new and old, featuring exclusive interviews with Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Joe Dante and more, while delving into the inner workings of extreme and erotic cinema with a tribute to the late, great exploitation helmer Jess Franco. Diabolique 17: you’re all gonna die laughing!
Inside this issue:
Ben Wheatley shares some insight with Colin McCracken on the carnage of Sightseers.
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
Colin McCracken explores the pub-set Irish horror-comedy Grabbers, with words from writer Kevin Lehane and FX specialist Shaune Harrison.
SIDE-SPLITTING: THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR-COMEDY
Ken Hanley charts the social, artistic and commercial history of the horror-comedy subgenre, with words from Doug Benson, Alex Winter and Lloyd Kaufman.
DANTE: 2 STUDIOS: 0
Joe Dante revisits Gremlins 2: The New Batch with Max Weinstein.
HEALING THE WOUNDS: UNDER THE SKIN OF JESS FRANCO
Redemption Films founder Nigel Wingrove pays tribute to exploitation giant Jess Franco.
THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ESTABLISHMENT
Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6 considers their brushes with censorship, production woes and (sort-of) new-found notoriety.
Ken Hanley speaks with horror’s emerging force, You’re Next director Adam Wingard.
RAISED BY FEAR
Poster artist Akiko Stehrenberger reveals her haunted past to Michele Galgana.
CANADIAN WITH A CAMERA
Jason Eisener sits down with Ken Hanley to consider his rise from faux-trailers to anthology franchises.
FILM REVIEW: YOU’RE NEXT
Our early review of Adam Wingard’s home invasion shocker.