Monday, October 19, 2009

Nice Write up from The Baltimore Sun's Read Street

"There are only 12 days till Halloween. Do you know where your zombies are?

If I were you, I'd start looking in Hampden, at Atomic Books to be precise. And if you've got no luck there, the Internet is always a good way to go.

This year's Rigor Mortis might be hard to spot, though. It's camouflaged behind a clown cover; an evil-looking clown with a a bright red nose and an undead head beneath his arm, to be precise."

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More from the new issue of Rigor Mortis

BOO! [cut] Now Say “Boo” Again, but Really Scary
A Look at Reality Paranormal Shows

By DeadVida

As a child, I loved being scared by the paranormal. I tuned in for “In Search Of”, read The Amityville Horror and watched Poltergeist. Hell, I even remember the parapsychology episode of “Charles' Angels”. That shred of plausible truth was enough to attract and terrify me.

As it turns out, Grim Pickens was exactly the same kind of weird kid. In fact, we had many of the same paranormal-related books when we got together. Our list of dream occupations includes parapsychologist (and marine biologist - SyFy Saturday here we come!). When we began noticing ghost shows popping up on television, we were slowly drawn in; we wanted to believe. We wanted to be scared again.

While the rest of the country votes on “American Idol” or quotes “Seinfield” with biblical accuracy, we sit in the dark week-after-week growing more opinionated about reality shows about ghosts. We armchair quarterback spectral investigations we would never want to be part of. If we ask our 3-year-old, “It's Friday, what's on tonight?”, he will dutifully answer, “Goofy Ghosthunters!” We have caught him trying to plug headphones into the computer to play “Ghost Hunters”. We recognize we are not model parents, no need to send hate mail.

The following are our current favorite shows. Please know that all criticisms are given in that really irritating way of true fans (and send swag, we'll wear it!).

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Slaughtered Lamb Cinema

The folks over at Slaughtered Lamb Cinema posted some kind words about Rigor Mortis. I started reading through the blog and there is a wealth of zombie and horror information on the site. Check it out:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Need a Taste of the New Issue?

How about:
One Fanboy’s Take on Night of the Living Dead


I spent quite some time trying to figure out how to approach this article. My ultimate conclusion was to take a running jump off the cliff, because no matter what I’m going to piss off a few fans of the original Night Of The Living Dead. In my sacrilegious defense I LOVE the original NOTLD for what it is, tried to do, and stands for. I love it the same way I love and respect the original versions of King Kong (1933), The Thing From Another World (1951), War Of The Worlds (1953) and The Bride Of Frankenstein (1935). I consider those films among my favorite fantasy films ever. I’ve lost count of the number of the times I’ve seen each of these. They are also recognized as culturally important works that represent watersheds of their genres (and it pleases my inner Fanboy to know he is not alone in his crazy love of these films). But even with all this unbridled Lassie, Come Home-type lovin’, do I consider them flawless? Not at all. But are their weaknesses forgivable in light of the bigger picture? Absolutely.

Go here to keep reading.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Zombies all over the news today:




Rigor Mortis #2 now available!

Articles include an extensive look at zom-coms (zombie comedies), remakes (The Fog, Nosferatu, and Night of the Living Dead), and reality ghost shows.

Issues are just $3 each. PayPal to