Diabolique Magazine No. 18 (Nov/Dec 2013)
Diabolique 18 holds a magnifying glass to horror’s unparalleled ability to provide a window into the social ills of the times it reflects. Amidst a political climate marked by division and pre and post-2012 fears about the apocalypse hanging in the air, the amount of underground and mainstream filmic and literary offerings about end times currently being released is resonating with audiences like never before. Inside the issue’s pages, we wrestle with these themes as they’re depicted by everything from The Omega Man to 28 Days Later to The World’s End and everything in between, featuring interviews with acclaimed author David Moody; comic book artist/illustrator Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam (Army of Darkness, Marvel Zombies, The Walking Dead); Chew co-creator/illustrator Rob Guillory; criminally charged FX artist Remy Couture; and Before Dawn co-writer/co-stars Dominic Brunt and Joanne Mitchell, along with a consideration of the writings of the late, great Richard Matheson. It’s the end of the world as we know it!
Inside this issue:
FROM ALPHA TO OMEGA
James Gracey considers three directors’ cinematic adaptations of the late, great Richard
Matheson’s magnum opus, I Am Legend.
THE DEVIL MADE US WATC H IT: 28 DAYS LATER
Alexandra West’s new column on game-changing genre films examines Danny Boyle’s
zombie armageddon, 28 Days Later.
SURVIVING THE TIMES
Social collapse and sexual politics lie at the heart of director L.Q. Jones and writer Harlan
Ellison’s 1975 overlooked dystopian gem, A Boy and His Dog.
Chris Hallock explores the post-apocalyptic narratives of author David Moody’s
acclaimed body of work, with words from Moody.
32 2013 IS THE NEW 2012
Ken Hanley investigates the ways in which film, television and video game consumers
have been bombarded with end-of-the-world fodder this year.
ON THE CUTTING EDGE: CONFRONTING MOR(T)ALITY
Issues of morality and mortality come to the fore in Lacey Paige’s interview with taboopushing
FX artist Remy Couture.
ART OF DARKNESS: DARK MEAT
Comic book artist/illustrator and co-creator of Chew, Rob Guillory, dishes on the pathos,
politics and putrid poultry of his bestselling psychic-cannibal-cop series.
SAY MY NAME
Legendary artist/illustrator, Arthur “Zombie King” Suydam, speaks with Max Weinstein
about his work on the Army of Darkness, Marvel Zombies and The Walking Dead comic
franchises, and his role in continuing his family legacy.
FLESH FOR THOUGHT
Colin McCracken probes the humanistic zombie drama, Before Dawn, with words from
director/star Dominic Brunt and writer/star Joanne Mitchell.