Diabolique Magazine No. 24 (July/Sep 2015)
In case you’ve forgotten, Diabolique means “of the Devil.” So what better way to usher in our 24th issue than with the Devil’s horns being flashed by our cover boy, the enigmatic genius Alejandro Jodorowsky? Inside, our Editor-in-Chief, Rondo-Award winner Max Weinstein, sits down for an exclusive chat with none other than ‘Jodo’ himself to pick the brain of this man, myth, and legend. Then, consider our Jodo coverage a gateway drug to our historical accounts on both the life and Satanic work of Mexican surrealist filmmaker, Juan López Moctezuma, and the influence of The Occult in horror culture and society at large. And, in keeping with the chaos of our modern times, our Managing Editor, Joe Yanick, and Web Editor, Jake Whritner, each deliver fun and thought-provoking coverage of writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows (featuring an interview with Mitchell) and the explosive trend of Internet Horror.
Inside this issue:
FRIGHT FROM THE FRINGE
Chris Hallock’s column introduces our readers to a broad spectrum of independent horror residing on the outskirts of the multiplex.
THE IT FACTOR
Joe Yanick weighs in on writer-director, David Robert Mitchell’s, critically acclaimed sexually-transmitted-ghost story, It Follows, with words from Mitchell.
THE DEVIL MADE US WATCH IT: THE RING
Alexandra West’s column considers The Ring, Gore Verbinski’s trend-setting 2002 J-Horror remake.
In light of the English-language release of his novel, Where the Bird Sings Best, 86-year-old counterculture hero, Alejandro Jodorowsky, might seem superhuman. Speaking with Diabolique, he reminds us that he’s only one man.
Samm Deighan delivers a definitive historical account of the life and work of Mexican cult horror auteur, Juan López Moctezuma.
Kat Ellinger’s column reviews the hottest vintage Euro-Horror Blu-Ray releases.
MASTERS OF REALITY
Alix Becq tells the strange-but-true story of how occultism has been wielded by artists, magicians, truth-seekers, and charlatans to influence society and culture — for better or worse.
Matt Schimkowitz pulls back the many layers of The Wachowskis’ self-designed matrix of participatory film culture.
THE SCREAM MACHINE
Jake Whritner explores the fusion of computer screens and silver screens that has shaped what we now know as Internet Horror.
PLASTIC PRISON (PART II)
Does our anatomy shape our destiny? Joe Yanick goes beneath The Skin I Live In to answer this question and more in the second half of his two-part piece.