Tuesday, 21 February 2017
If Mondo Macabro were a magazine, we might well be Diabolique.
During its original print run, this glossy zine was a challenging antidote to the far more conventional rags that otherwise filled in the shelves at bookstores across the country, like Fangoria, Rue Morgue, etc.
That is, when there actually were bookstores with shelves that displayed new issues of periodicals about horror films.
There aren't too many of those around anymore. Which is why Diabolique lamentably had to quit its print edition last year.
Well, for those of you who still cherish physical media of all sorts we have some good news for you! Diabolique is coming back into print!
Come next March this extraordinary mag will line shelves (where they still exist) once again, with a brand new issue devoted exclusively to Asian horror!
So if you are a fan of what we do, then we're sure definitely want to pick this up!
For more info, here's the press release as well as a trailer!
Diabolique Magazine is back in print with an entire issue dedicated to celebrating Japanese and Korean cult cinema at its most sublime, otherworldly, erotic and visceral. In our cover story we explore the darker elements of Japanese folklore; tracking the evolution of the ghost story from genre defining classics Onibaba, Kwaidan, and Kuroneko, right through to the J-horror boom of the nineties in Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge; before joining J-horror pioneer Hideo Nakata to discuss his career in genre film. This is followed with features on the blood soaked tradition of Japanese theater in relation to the work of Akira Kurosawa and Jacobean revenge, the shocking horrors of Korean war portrayed in genre film and a tribute to the work of the late great David Bowie. Add to that some sizzling sensuality and lesbian love, as we unwrap Chan-wook Park’s provocative The Handmaiden, and last, but certainly not least, a homage to the mythical beast Godzilla, and we promise you this is one of our boldest and most potent issues yet!
Pre-order the issue directly here.