Ginger Nuts of Horror
In an age where even the most established and commercial publications are struggling to make ends meet, quality genre magazines are becoming few and far between, especially those operating independently without the aid of backers.
However, here at Diabolique we believe in exploring every aspect of cult entertainment with honest, passionate and informed perspective - and we believe in doing it on our own terms! Each issue is focused on providing insightful, analytical commentary on genre cinema, literature, music and art, complemented by lavish photo illustrations and full-color pages. Every single person involved with this publication lives and breathes this culture, and it is our aim to provide it with the innovative coverage it deserves.
Since our inception in 2011, our magazine, writers and artists have been nominated for 17 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, including Best Magazine, Best Article, Best Interview, Best Cover, Best Theme Issue, and Best Overall Issue. In 2015, the magazine won the Rondo for Best Overall Issue. Past issues have included contributions from such horror luminaries as Jonathan Rigby, David Del Valle, David Huckvale, Paul Murray, and Elizabeth Miller. While we have garnered a loyal readership and industry respect, the reality is that we’re faced with an uphill struggle every issue just to make it to print. But we believe there’s still life left in print and quality genre journalism, and as long as we have a fighting chance, you can bet your ass we’ll be giving it our best shot.
Our next issue is 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!