Proving that ink is thicker than blood, top horror mag Diabolique is rising from the internet to head back to the newsstands in March with an entire issue dedicated to celebrating Japanese and Korean cult cinema at its most sublime, otherworldly, erotic and visceral. The cover story will 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.
There are also features on the blood soaked tradition of Japanese theatre 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. Plus a touch of sizzling sensuality and lesbian love, with an unwrapping of Chan-wook Park’s provocative The Handmaiden, and last, but certainly not least, a homage to that mythical big beastie Godzilla.
And supporting the release of Diabolique 26 are Hothouse pals Hex Media, producers of the stunning The Unkindness of Ravens who are kindly offering a 20% discount code for everyone who purchases a copy of the magazine, see the Diabolique website for details.