Rue Morgue (magazine)

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Rue Morgue
RueMorgue 62.jpg
Children's television character The Count on the cover of Rue Morgue issue 62
Executive editor Andrea Subissati
Contributing editor Monica S. Kuebler
Online editor Michael Gingold
Music editor Aaron von Lupton
Former editors
  • Dave Alexander
  • Jovanka Vuckovic[1]
Categories Horror fiction
Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher Rodrigo Gudiño
Founder Rodrigo Gudiño
Year founded 1997
First issue October 1997[2]
Company Marrs Press[3]
Country Canada
Based in Toronto
Language English
Website rue-morgue.com
ISSN 1481-1103
OCLC number 43828659

Rue Morgue is a multinational magazine devoted to coverage of horror fiction.[4] Its content comprises news, reviews, commentary, interviews, and event coverage. Its journalistic span encompasses films, books, comic books, video games, and other media in the horror genre.[4] Rue Morgue was founded in 1997 by Rodrigo Gudiño, and is headquartered in Toronto, with regional offices in various countries throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The magazine has expanded over time to encompass a radio station, book publishing company,[5] and horror convention. The magazine's namesake is Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841).

Rue Morgue won the Rondo Award in the "Best Magazine" category every year from 2010 to 2016.[6][7]

Staff[edit]

Founder and former editor-in-chief Rodrigo Gudiño serves as the company president. As of March 2017, the executive editor is Andrea Subissati; contributing editor Monica S. Kuebler oversees book features and reviews; online editor Michael Gingold handles news and reviews on Rue-Morgue.com; and music editor Aaron von Lupton oversees music features and reviews. The art director is Andrew Wright.[8]

Some of the magazine's reviewers and feature writers are John W. Bowen, Paul Corupe, Preston Fassel,[9][10][11] Sean Plummer, and "The Gore-met".

Rue Morgue International publishes and maintains offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Mexico.[8] Gudiño was the magazine's first editor-in-chief; the chief editor as of the December 2009 issue was Dave Alexander.[12] The Rue Morgue logo was created by former art director Gary Pullin,[13] and first appeared on the cover of the seventh issue.

Distribution[edit]

Rue Morgue was published every other month for a number of years, until January 2005 when the publication frequency changed to 11 issues per year (no issue was published in February). It secured national distribution in Canada by its fourth issue, published in July 1998. It began distribution in the United States in January 1999.[citation needed] By 2006 it closed a direct distribution deal for Europe. As of 2017, it has returned to bimonthly publication.

Other media and events[edit]

Rue Morgue broadcasts a weekly online radio show called Rue Morgue Radio, and hosts a Web forum called Rue Mortuary. It sponsors the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto, and the Dark Carnival Expo in Hamilton, Ontario.[14] The magazine regularly hosts cultural events, including screenings of classic horror films (with their stars or creators in attendance) and horror-themed art shows.[15][16][17] Rue Morgue has also hosted the premiers of mainstream horror films in Canada, including the Canadian release of Annabelle.[18]

In 2013, the company started an imprint called The Rue Morgue Library.[5]

The magazine's 19th anniversary was celebrated by the city of Montreal in 2016 with the redecoration of the Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel with horror-themed decor.[19]

Cinema[edit]

Rue Morgue Cinema, a production company, debuted its first film at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, and has since produced several short films. Among these are publisher Rodrigo Gudiño's The Eyes of Edward James, The Demonology of Desire, and The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow (with Vincent Marcone). Rue Morgue Cinema also produced a music video for "In the Dark", a single by The Birthday Massacre. Gudiño co-directed the video with lead guitarist Michael Falcore.

The company's biggest-budget project was the feature film The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2013), which starred Aaron Poole and Vanessa Redgrave.

Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground co-promote a monthly film festival in Toronto called Little Terrors, which screens short horror films. In 2017, Rue Morgue, Unstable Ground, and Indiecan began compiling Little Terrors films into video anthologies.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Stephen, ed. (2008). "Selected Magazines § Rue Morgue". The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19. Constable & Robinson. ISBN 978-1-84901-538-7. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  2. ^ Rockoff, Adam (2015). "Crawling to Babylon". The Horror of It All. Scribner. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-4767-6183-1. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Rue Morgue Magazine". WorldCat. OCLC. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  4. ^ a b Jones, Stephen, ed. (2014). "Selected Magazines § Rue Morgue". Best New Horror: 25th Anniversary Edition. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-62873-818-6. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  5. ^ a b Rue Morgue Library
  6. ^ The 13th Annual Rondo Awards - Results. 2 March 2015
  7. ^ The 14th Annual Rondo Awards - Results. 17 Feb 2016
  8. ^ a b "Contact Us". Rue-Morgue.com. Marrs Media. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  9. ^ Masthead, issue #173, pub. December 2016
  10. ^ Masthead, issue #174, pub. January 2017
  11. ^ Rue Morgue.com Articles by Author: Preston Fassel. Retrieved 6 March 2017
  12. ^ Alexander, Dave (May 6, 2010). "Interview with Rue Morgue's Dave Alexander" (video). Interview with Dark Lord Bunnykins. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:07. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  13. ^ "Gary Pullin". Rue-Morgue.com. Marrs Media. Archived from the original on 2007-04-30. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  14. ^ Rockingham, Graham (3 July 2016). "Haunted Hamilton". The Hamilton Spectator. 
  15. ^ Squires, John. This Gnarly ‘Black Christmas’ Teddy Bear is All I Want for Christmas. Bloody Disgusting. 23 Dec 2016
  16. ^ Be A Heretic At Thought Bubble With P M Buchan, Ben Templesmith And More. Johnston, Rich. Bleeding Cool News. Retrieved 28 Feb 2017
  17. ^ Celebrating Film's Local Heroes of 2016. Wilner, Norman. Now Toronto. 21 Dec 2016
  18. ^ Miska, Brad. They Made an Annabelle Prank Video. Bloody Disgusting. 4 September 2014.
  19. ^ Montreal's Halloween Party Guide. CultMTL. Retrieved 28 Feb 2017
  20. ^ Kay, Jeremy. Frontières five team up on anthologies. Screen Daily. Retrieved 28 Feb 2017

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