Diabolique Magazine No. 23 (Mar-May 2015)
This spring, Diabolique is both your fever and your cure! Our 23rd issue lays Medical Horror on the operating table for dissection and holds out its vital organs for all to see. Inside, we break down the themes and screams of Eyes Without A Face and The Skin I Live In, and share our exclusive interviews with “Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska and exploitation legend Jack Hill, in which they examine their bodies of work. Rondo Award-nominee and Editor-in-Chief, Max Weinstein, and our new Web Editor, Jake Whritner, each give unique treatments to H.P. Lovecraft’s “Herbert West-Reanimator,” and its cinematic adaptation, Re-Animator. And while the doctors are in(sane) in our takes on The Human Centipede trilogy and The Abominable Dr. Phibes, our two new columns, Fright From the Fringe and Blu Magick, deliver the cinephilic prescription you’ve long been searching for.
Diabolique 23 will see you now, and it’s sick in the head!
Inside this issue:
FRIGHT FROM THE FRINGE
Chris Hallock’s new column introduces our readers to a broad spectrum of independent horror residing on the outskirts of the multiplex.
Christopher Bruno reflects on Georges Franju’s provocative dissection of the doctoral profession, Eyes Without A Face.
Colin McCracken sits down with directorial duo, “Twisted Twins” Jen & Sylvia Soska, for an exclusive chat on Medical Horror and their growing filmography, including their latest WWE-produced slasher, See No Evil 2.
THE DEVIL MADE US WATCH IT: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES
Alexandra West’s column pays homage to the black-comedic Vincent Price vehicle, The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
METHOD TO THE MADNESS
Is Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator medically accurate? Jake Whritner explains the scientific plausibility of cinema’s best-known Lovecraftian adaptation.
ANATOMY OF A TRILOGY
Kyle Turner examines Tom Six’s soon-to-be-completed, not-soon-to-be-forgotten Human Centipede trilogy.
Kat Ellinger’s new column reviews the hottest vintage Euro-Horror Blu-Ray releases.
LOVECRAFT’S WEST WORLD
Max Weinstein digs through the words of H.P. Lovecraft’s letters, bibliography, biographers, and critics to tell the story of the man behind the weird world of “Herbert West—Reanimator.”
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
On the film’s 50th anniversary, The Academy has restored Jack Hill’s Spider Baby, cementing its cultural importance. Hill tells Diabolique he isn’t sure what all the fuss is about.
PLASTIC PRISON (PART I)
Does our anatomy shape our destiny? Joe Yanick goes beneath The Skin I Live In to answer this question and more in the first half of his two-part piece.