Rue Morgue is a Canadian magazine dedicated to covering "horror in culture and entertainment," taking its name from Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."
The magazine is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Editor-In-Chief Rod Gudino in 1997. The magazine's current Editor-In-Chief, as of the December 2009 issue, is Dave Alexander. The well known Rue Morgue logo was created by the magazine's Art Director, Gary Pullin, and was first published on the cover of its seventh issue.
Rue Morgue was published every other month for a number of years, until January 2005 when the schedule changed to 11 issues per year, with the exception of February. It secured national distribution in Canada with its fourth issue, published in July 1998. It achieved distribution in the United States in January 1999. By 2006 it closed a direct distribution deal for Europe. Rue Morgue' is also available in Australia, New Zealand and Asia by import. Though it also finds its way to Mexico and Brazil (and other parts of South America as well).
Rue Morgue covers horror in all media: films, books, websites, comic books, music, etc. Each issue includes feature stories, opinion columns, and numerous reviews. Its online presence includes an award-winning weekly broadcast called Rue Morgue Radio. Rue Morgue has grown into a very active community among horror fans and celebrities, with their annual Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in Toronto, Canada, as well as their online forum, the Rue Mortuary. Their newest umbrella, Rue Morgue Cinema, premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival and has gone to produce several award-winning short films including Publisher Rodrigo Gudino's The Eyes of Edward James, The Demonology of Desire and The Facts In the Case of Mister Hollow (with Vincent Marcone) along with the video In The Dark for the band The Birthday Massacre which Gudino co-directed with founding bandmember M. Falcore.