Diabolique Magazine No. 20 (Mar/Apr 2014)
“The Family”: What is it? How does it shape us? Strengthen us in the face of horror? Scar us? Destroy us? The mysteries and dysfunction of the family unit have been ripe for examination in countless contemporary and classic horror releases. Diabolique 20 takes a look underneath its surface, featuring exclusive interviews with acclaimed filmmakers Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Here Comes the Devil), Mike Flanagan (Oculus), Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves), as well as a heady exploration of familial themes in the films of Tobe Hooper by 2014 Rondo Award-nominee, James Gracey. All this and more round out this fresh look at a crucial trope of horror culture. Diabolique 20: it’s a family reunion, and you’re invited!
Inside this issue:
A DISH BEST SERVED BLUE
Madeleine Koestner explores director Jeremy Saulnier’s critically acclaimed revenge thriller, Blue Ruin, with words from star and frequent Saulnier collaborator Macon Blair.
James Gracey sinks his teeth into Tobe Hooper’s meaty representations of the family unit, in all its deadly, dysfunctional and dynamic forms.
HELL IS FOR CHILDREN
Madeleine Koestner chats with director Adrían García Bogliano about his familial psychodrama, Here Comes the Devil, which swept the awards for Best Horror Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director at Fantastic Fest.
SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED
Chris Hallock profiles up-and-coming horror visionary Mike Flanagan, writer-director of Absentia and Oculus, with words from Flanagan.
THE MANY FACES OF WALERIAN BOROWCZYK
Arrow Video’s Daniel Bird offers an incisive overview of the marginalized genius of dark fantasy and erotica, Walerian Borowcyzk.
THICKER THAN WATER
Michele “Izzy” Galgana sits down with writer-director Jim Mickle to discuss his acclaimed English-language remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s We Are What We Are.
THE DEVIL MADE US WATC H IT: PSYCHO
Alexandra West checks into the Bates Motel for her latest column on game-changing horror cinema.
NAT URE, NURTURE, TORTURE
Max Weinstein puts the spotlight on Navot Papushado — co-writer/director of Rabies, the first Israeli horror film in history, and the five-time Ophir Award-winner, Big Bad Wolves — with words from Papushado.
ART OF DARKNESS: HIS OWN MAN
Joe Yanick speaks with Bryan Johnson — co-star of AMC’s Comic Book Men, and co-creator of the surrealist horror comic series, Cryptozoic Man.