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. However, at Diabolique Magazine, they believe in exploring every aspect of cult entertainment with an honest, passionate, and informed perspective — and believe in doing so on their own terms.
With each issue, Diabolique are dedicated to providing insightful, analytical commentary on genre cinema, literature, music, and art, complemented by lavishly illustrated, full-colour spreads.
Every person involved with this publication lives and breathes this culture, and it is the aim to provide it with the innovative coverage it deserves.
The next issue is dedicated to celebrating Japanese and Korean cult cinema at its most sublime, otherworldly, erotic, and visceral.
In the cover story, Diabolique explore the darker elements of Japanese folklore and track the evolution of the ghost story from genre-defining classics like Onibaba, Kwaidan, and Kuroneko through to the J-horror boom of the ‘90s with Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge; J-horror pioneer Hideo Nakata joins them to discuss his career in genre film.
This is followed by features on the blood-soaked influence of traditional Japanese theatre on the work of Akira Kurosawa; the shocking horrors of Korean war portrayed in genre film; a tribute to the work of the late, great David Bowie that explores his relationship to Japanese culture; and a look at the sizzling sensuality and lesbian love of Chan-wook Park’s provocative The Handmaiden.
Last, but certainly not least is a homage to the mythical beast Godzilla, resulting in one of the boldest and most potent issues yet!
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