Diabolique Magazine No. 19 (Jan/Feb 2014)
What with the waning output of many of the genre’s most prolific filmmakers, horror has faced something of an identity crisis. While some legends behind the camera have either passed away or struggled to adapt their authorial styles to the changes of the current moment, others have simply opted to break free from the conventions of the macabre completely, trading in their body of work’s horror-specific elements for ambitions of the genre-bending sort. This dramatic shift begs the question: Which bold artistic voices are next to take the reins? Diabolique 19 seeks to answer this very question, with interviews with everyone from modern auteurs like Vincenzo Natali; to seasoned greats working to maintain relevancy like Dario Argento, and many, many more. You’ll soon find there is life after the “Masters of Horror.”
Inside this issue:
DIABOLIQUE’S TOP 10 HORROR FILMS OF 2013
Diabolique’s many contributors weigh in on the best genre films of 2013.
THE OLD, THE NEW AND THE IN BETWEEN
Max Weinstein gauges the headspace of filmmakers young and old who are determined to maintain artistic prominence amidst social and technological change, with words from Dario Argento and Vincenzo Natali.
Max Weinstein investigates the building momentum behind the Bigfoot subgenre, with words from Bobcat Goldthwait, Eduardo Sánchez, and the cast of Finding Bigfoot.
Madeleine Koestner sits down with Jennifer Lynch to discuss her complex relationship with filmmaking, her revered father, David, and the horror genre.
THE INCREDIBLE SULK
Astron-6’s Conor Sweeney (Father’s Day, Manborg) issues a call to action to filmmakers, film critics, and fans of the horror community.
THE GATE KEEPERS
Colin McCracken explores producer David Bond’s horror anthology, The Profane Exhibit.
THE DEVIL MADE US WATC H IT: INSIDIOUS
Alexandra West’s column takes a look at James Wan’s paranormal shocker, Insidious.
I MAESTRI RITORNANO
Italian exploitation icons Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi, Sergio Martino, and others, give Colin McCracken an early look at their upcoming horror anthology, The Book.
Jamie Carruthers weighs the pros and cons of the lingering effect of Roger Corman’s cinematic influence, with words from Corman.
ON THE CUTTING EDGE: A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
Director Franck Khalfoun speaks with Joe Yanick about New Zealand’s banning of his slasher remake, Maniac, and the film’s unique reconfiguration of its source material.
ART OF DARKNESS: EYE ON THE FUTURE
Joe Yanick breaks down the digital distribution outfit, Panel Syndicate, and its new detective series, The Private Eye, with their creator, award-winning artist Marcos Martin.