Rev. Warlock DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE (dblackthorne) wrote,

Rue Morgue 176

Rue Morgue 176: May/June LII

Appropriately released for Walpurgisnacht, an article contained herein features a piece on Magus LaVey's influence upon occulture, entitled "A Great & Secret Showman". For those unfamiliar, some basic biographical information is shared, the development of Satanism through the publishing of The Satanic Bible on, and the organic organization, The Church of Satan, which continues to thrive and evolve. Also discussed are subsequent involvements in films Rosemary's Baby & The Devil's Rain. Along with commentary from Magus Gilmore, author Gavin Baddely {Lucifer Rising}, artist Carl Abrahammson {California Infernal},and musician Marilyn Manson; Satanists & Church members King Diamond and Warlock Sammy Davis Jr. are also mentioned. Incongruously, the writer also snidely mentions an irrelevant group and an irrelative.

Accompanying the article is a small piece on clothing & accessories displaying Baphomets and pentagrams that have traversed into increasing societal prominence in this Age of Fire, which sort of reminded me a bit of the NOSE magazine's Look Like Hell! feature.

Besides this premiere, the rest of the issue showcases horror-oriented TV shows, movies, books, games, and music {notably, the return of Horror Rockabilly band Ghoultown, in whose video "Mistress of The Dark" Elvira appeared}.

Overall, the article is presented in a visually stimulating horror format, with great archival photographs and gothic style.

Tags: anton lavey, anton szandor lavey, church of satan, horror, infernal empire, literature, magazine, magazines, magus gilmore, photography, review

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