Despite being published in the “quaint English countryside” Scream has established itself as a premiere horror magazine with subscribers hailing from America to Japan to New Zealand (and many places in between). As we all know, the Internet Age has been murder on print media, leaving a serious void as the glossy, blood-splattered genre mags of the 1980s and 1990s have, for the most part, gone the way of the dodo bird. Scream’s endurance in the digital era is a testament to the consistent quality of its content and sterling reputation the publication has established among genre aficionados.
For the uninitiated, Scream is a bimonthly periodical with each issue featuring 100 full-color glossy pages, injecting eye-popping imagery straight into your cranium! Issue 49 (July/August 2018) just hit stands last week, and Americans can pick up their copies at Barnes and Noble or Books A Million locations nationwide; Canadians can check for Scream at Chapters Indigo stores while those across the Pond can procure copies at Eason Books in Ireland and WH Smith Stores throughout the UK.
Issue 49 features An incredible retrospective of 1980’s Alligator which includes interviews with screenwriter John Sayles along with stars Robert Foster and Robin Ricker (who played David and Marisa); an examination of Italian cannibal movies of the 1970s and 80s; Kat Ellinger’s look back at Hammer’s dark fairy tale The Gorgon; Michael Gingold’s interview with Day of the Triffids star Janina Faye, and much more.
What I found most intriguing, though, was an interview Howard Gorman conducted with Ari Aster, the writer/director of the incomparable shocker Hereditary. It’s a must-read for anyone looking to explore the filmmaker’s motivations and inspirations, especially if you’ve ever wondered if Hereditary has any autobiographical roots. If you missed Hereditary in theaters, check out the trailer and synopsis below.
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Scream Magazine Issue 49 at your earliest convenience!
When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter and grandchildren begin to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry, trying to outrun the sinister fate they have inherited.
Hereditary stars Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff.