Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity was a magazine dedicated to the exploration of death, dark history, and taboo topics that would capture readers' interest in the bizarre and macabre. The magazine was founded in 1997 in San Francisco, California, United States, by Loren Rhoads and became an instant cult classic, gaining a following worldwide.Image:morbid-curiosity-sample-cover

At its peak, Morbid Curiosity had a circulation of over 10,000 and featured stories, interviews, and artwork from both famous and obscure authors and artists in the horror genre. The magazine took a deep dive into the world of death and dying, including articles on forensic science, death cultures, and unusual death practices. It also explored societal taboos, such as sex work and drug use, in a manner that was both informative and thought-provoking.

Despite its dark and controversial subject matter, Morbid Curiosity was praised for its intelligent and respectful handling of delicate topics, and it built a devoted community of readers and contributors who appreciated its unique content. The magazine published over 20 issues before ceasing publication in 2008.

Today, Morbid Curiosity remains a celebrated cultural landmark in the horror and underground literary communities, with its back issues still sought after as collector's items and sources of information for research into the macabre. The magazine served as a bold and influential statement on the attractiveness of the taboo and pushed boundaries in what topics are acceptable for mainstream consumption.{{Categories}}

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