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Blood Moon Rising Issue #31

Blood Moon Rising 31 Cover

Hello to all, Sapphire Publications is proud to say that Blood Moon Rising Issue #31 our big special issue is now up and running right on the BMR Website. Many of you are BMR staff members or have short stories in this issue or you were interviewed and or you are one of the many Blood Moon Rising fans out there known as The Legion. Well this issue is for YOU!

This is our free preview issue that some of you have heard about. The idea was to give something back to the many fans who have been with us over the last 7 years. With this new issue being right on the BMR website more horror fans can see BMR like never before. Fans from all over the world who may have never heard of The Magazine For All Things Horror now can check it out and enjoy it.

I would like to thank BMR writer and Web Master D.W. Jones for his work in creating this issue on the website, as you can see he did one hell of a job. After checking out the new issue stop by the website itself and see all the new books we are publishing these days.....and with more to come. Enjoy BMR Issue #31 and besure to look for Issue #32 in the months ahead.

AL J. Vermette
Sapphire Publications

Missing the WereWolfCafé

Wolf Sparrow wrote in to say,

Well this is just the picture i made Waaayy back when people where missing so i thought i hang it up here..

We Miss You

[Admin note: Wolf Sparrow has an art forum here on the site.]

Face of the Screaming Werewolf

What once was my "little surrealist project" is finally available as a book from

It's called Face of the Screaming Werewolf, a title many of you may recognize from one of director Jerry Warren's bad film projects. The film is memorable as the last time Lon Chaney (Jr.) donned his Wolf Man make-up for the silver screen! Chaney fans are quick to point out his small screen performance on that 1962 episode of Route 66, where he played the lycanthrope (co-starring horror veterans Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff).

Because Jerry Warren derived most of his footage from two Mexican movies (La Casa del Terror and Momia Azteca), Face of the Screaming Werewolf is noteable for its utter lack of congruency -- which is what made it the ideal inspiration for an even weirder story about alien espionage, sadomasochistic vampires, philosopher robots, the nature of elitism, demons in the Yucatan, and Satan's fall.

The novel also makes a mention of some popular TV horror hosts you'll recognize: Svengoolie, Elvira and Zacherle.

A major theme of Face of the Screaming Werewolf is the conflicting values of elitism and the common man, particularly as exemplified in our Miltonian "hero." Bad films play a large part in this "philosophical horror novel" because of the ability for some people to find the best in the worst of things. And, ultimately, this book with the generic title turns out to be something shockingly deeper than a werewolf tale.

Forgoing literary complexity, the book at least has a great cover, if we must judge a book on that. I wrote it and even I can't get over what a great job these book jacket designers did.

Catch you around,

Ken Gage

[Admin Note: You can read an excerpt at]