Claudia Jennings retrospect. Fetish photography of Ward Boult. Bodacious B Movie babes, Stephanie Beaton and Roxanne Michaels. Making the low budget Hellblock 13. Director Rino [Deported Women of the SS] Silvestro and more. Now with more color pages than ever!
The Monks, 60’s godfathers of punk are back. From porn to politics: Cicciolina is truly one-of-a-kind. A talk with musician John McEntire, director John Hughes interview, recycled TV for the limp-minded masses, the amazing story behind “song-poems” and much, much more!
MFTV #26 includes:
BORIS KARLOFF AT WARNER BROS. 1935-1939 by Greg Mank. For years, film history has basically smiled on the five star vehicles Karloff made for the brothers Warner. The Walking Dead is one of Karloff's most moving horror triumphs, and West of Shanghai, The Invisible Menace, Devil's Island, and British Intelligence---whatever their B picture eccentricities---all provide top billing showcases for the star's versatility. Yet coverage has never fully focused on what happened behind the scenes of Karloff's "Warners’ Five," until now!
ONE BROWNING, TWO HELENS, AND A HOST OF FAKES: Narrative and Cinematic Trickery in The Thirteenth Chair (1929) by Gary D. Rhodes. Long-time MFTV contributor Gary Rhodes looks at the production of Tod Browning’s The Thirteenth Chair, a film that marks Tod Browning's shift away from his collaborations with Lon Chaney, Sr., and the beginning of his work with actor Bela Lugosi.
VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, AND SORCERERS: The Best of Hammer Horror in the 1960s by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn. Mark and Bryan give us a sneak peek at their upcoming book, Sixties Shockers: Horror Films of the 1960s. This excerpt from the book looks at their choices of Hammer Studios' top three films (The Brides of Dracula, The Plague of the Zombies, and The Devil's Bride) from the decade.
UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL’S THE STRANGE DOOR (1951): Part One by Tom Weaver and Steve Kronenberg. Tom and Steve share with Monsters from the Vault, The Strange Door chapter from their upcoming book, Universal Terrors: The 1950s (the long-awaited sequel to Universal Horrors). Part One looks at the inspiration, synopsis, and cast of the 1951 Universal-International film.
FILMS FROM THE VAULT: DVD Reviews by Mark Clark. DVDs reviewed are Fox Horror Classics Volume 2 (featuring Chandu the Magician, Dragonwyck, and Dr. Renault's Secret) and Icons of Horror: Hammer Films (featuring Scream of Fear, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, and The Gorgon).
BOOKS FROM THE VAULT: Book Reviews by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn. Books reviewed are I Talked with a Zombie: Interviews with 23 Veterans of Horror and Sci-Fi Films and Television by Tom Weaver and Creature Features: Nature Turned Nasty in the Movies by William Schoell.
All this, plus editorial comments, letters, and tons of photos. Published Spring 2009.
ZOMBIES AND CRUSTACEANS AND GILA MONSTERS, OH MY!: An Interview with Don Sullivan by Bryan Senn. Bryan Senn interviews Don Sullivan, the star of Teenage Zombies, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, and The Giant Gila Monster. Don discusses his short film career, brief stint as a singer/songwriter, and illustrious career as a cosmetics chemist.
BLOODSTOCK: Four Days of Stress, Chaos, and Wonderment by David J. Schow. MFTV welcomes author/screenwriter David J. Schow onboard this issue. David provides behind-the-scene details and hilarious stories about the greatest horror, sci-fi, and fantasy film convention (What a guest list!) you probably never heard of: The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy World Exposition held in Tucson, Arizona, in June 1977.
PHOTO SPOTLIGHT #1: The Mole People: From the Photofest Archives. The first installment of our newest feature contains some rare photos from Universal’s 1956 film, The Mole People. These photos were unearthed by Buddy Weiss in the Photofest archives.
HORROR IN A CHRISTIAN CENTURY by Gary D. Rhodes. Author Gary D. Rhodes looks at Christian Century magazine, which ran some of the earliest reviews of horror films made in the 1930s and 40s.
UNIVERSAL-INTERNATIONAL’S THE STRANGE DOOR (1951): Part Two by Tom Weaver and Steve Kronenberg. Tom and Steve share with Monsters from the Vault, The Strange Door chapter from their upcoming book, Universal Terrors: The 1950s (the long-awaited sequel to Universal Horrors). Part Two looks at details of the production, analysis of the film, and marginalia of the film.
FILMS FROM THE VAULT: DVD Reviews by Mark Clark and David Colton. DVDs reviewed are The Wolf Man: Universal Legacy Series Special Edition, Universal Cult Horror Collection, Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics, and Orlok the Vampire.
BOOKS FROM THE VAULT: Book Reviews by David Colton, Bryan Senn, and Mark F. Berry. Books reviewed are Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, The Television Horrors of Dan Curtis, and Prehistoric Humans in Film and Television.
All this, plus editorial comments, letters, and tons of photos. Published Spring 2010.
The Bride of Frankenstein turns 75, and MFTV is celebrating with an Anniversary Appreciation article from several writers. Take a look at an excerpt from Michael Hoey’s new book, Sherlock Holmes and the Fabulous Faces. Take a look at the 1931 John Barrymore film, The Mad Ghoul, released the same year as Dracula and Frankenstein. Plus, DVD and book reviews, and lots more!
Take a detailed look at Tod Browning’s 1931 Dracula with Bela Lugosi. What if classic monster movie casting was different from what we know and love? Ed Nelson lets readers know what it was like to work for Roger Corman and talks about the 1958 film The Brain Eaters. Plus, DVD and Book reviews, and more! Monsters From the Vault is quite possibly the best magazine on classic monster movies on the racks today. Find out why by grabbing any issue.
Summer/Fall 1995. Classic monster movie monster maker, Paul Blaisdell. Monster making made easy. A look at George Pal. A look at 3-D movies, horror greats on the old Route 66 TV show, Vincent Price defends the horror film, when monster movies invaded TV and more! Special “extra pages” edition.
The stop-motion cinema of Robert Morgan, the Brothers Quay, Jan Svankmajer and others. Sex and violence from Japan: the 70’s Pinky Violence films, the ghosts of Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa and 5 foot rocker Danzig. Add in the usual news, reviews, and more!
A look at independent horror films for 2006, including the Australian film, WOLF CREEK. The history of werewolves, Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST DVD release, THE FLESH EATERS, hearse collecting and lots more! Plus all the usual horror news, book, DVD and movie reviews you’ve come to expect from Rue Morgue.
A Roger Corman retrospect, interview, and look at what’s available on DVD. Take a look at the recent popularity of children’s horror literature; check out the 2006 Horror Convention Schedule to see what kick-ass con is headed your way this year and RM offers up 2005: A Year in Review to see just how close to one really kick-ass horror year we had. Plus all the usual horror news, along with the book, DVD and movie reviews you’ve come to expect from Rue Morgue.
News on the long-awaited director’s cut of FROM BEYOND with Stuart Gordon and the cast. High Def horror channel, Monsters HD. Basil Gogos, home movies, and all the usual horror news, and book, DVD and movie reviews you’ve come to expect from Rue Morgue.
The Omen: a 30th anniversary retrospect (including news on the ...>GROWN<... sequel I’m sure nobody needs. (HINT: Never ever go to see wretched sequels every horror fan can live without and they will stop making them!) Horror manga, new Anchor Bay releases including the long awaited Cemetery Man (Dellamorte Dellamore), complete with interviews. Artist Paul Booth, FanTasa Festival DVD collection and all the usual horror news, and book, DVD and movie reviews you’ve come to expect from Rue Morgue.
Neil Marshall’s DECENT, the history of horror hip hop... (There is such a thing?), interview with Adrienne Barbeau, a look at Fantasia 2006 and more. Plus, news, reviews, and all the regular features you’ve come to expect.
Gojira, the original Japanese version of Godzilla finally arrives uncut in America on DVD. Indian horror movies, interview with surrealist film maker Jan Svankmajer, horror art from Joe Capobianco and much more!
It’s a half hearted look at TV Horror Hosts featuring the Canadian kid’s show classic, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein... Which doesn’t really have anything to do with TV horror hosts if you ask most people who have seen the show since star Billy Van didn’t show movies. Regardless, the Billy Van interview was fun to read. It’s Rue Morgue vs movie maker Uwe Boll, gay horror fiction (which I must say, although I’m not homophobic, I really don’t ever want to read), a look at the films of the last Toronto International Film Festival, and other stuff like movie news, film reviews, and assorted regular features.
Inside the weird world of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, complete with interviews. Remembering Bob Clark’s horror classic Black Christmas, the bleak visions of Camille Rose Garcia, paranormal investigations with Will Storr and more, including first news on George Romero’s Dairy of the Dead. Add in the usual news, reviews, and usual RM features, and y
Take a look at Korean horror THE HOST and other K-Horror to come. Go back in time with the silent era of horror films. Plus, the art of Funerary Violin, plot out your year with the 2007 convention schedule, and 2006 in review. Add in the usual news, reviews, and usual RM features, and you’re set to go with issue 64!
Alejandro Jodorowsky finally gets a trio of his films released in America. Nacho Cerda’s first feature film. Toe Tag Pictures Fred Vogel and his infamous “snuff” trilogy. Plus, news, reviews, music, and more!
Take a look at 50’s style zombie comedy, FIDO, plus interviews and more. Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson bring you their new comic book project, City of Others. BLACK SHEEP, more splatter fun from New Zealand. Eli Roth’s HOSTEL 2. Plus, news, tons of reviews, music, comics and more!
Christine Cavalier pictorial and centerfold. Monique Gabrielle on Julie Strain, Artist Jennifer Jenesko shows her stuff and photographer Mike Manikowski presents you with half a dozen fetish photos. All this and more
Jaws: the Documentary, the World of Vampires, Johnny Legend’s Mania Madness and Spider Baby: 40 Years Later with director Jack Hill are all covered in the latest issue of Screem. You also get an interview with John Waters regular Mink Stole, a look at some of the films of Crown International, and plenty of DVD and movie reviews.
Spine Tingler, the new documentary on William Castle, plus a look at some of his films. Simon King of Witches, Barn of the Naked Dead and Centerfold Girls: The 70’s exploitation trilogy of Andrew Prine. RIP Carlos Aured. Masters of the Grind documentary interview. Director Kim Ki-Duk, Ray Dennis Steckler, news, reviews, and so much more!
Several of Screem’s writers reminisce about the “Films That Scarred Us For Life” in this special edition. You also get articles and/or reviews on Ace Records two latest releases, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, vocalist/singer Edda Dell’Orso, remembering the movie 5IVE, a guide to the first season of Tales From the Crypt, and the usual batch of movie and DVD reviews.
It’s the big Vampire Issue, with a brief history of Salem’s Lot, including a Stephen King interview. Universal’s Dracula turns 80... and is even more boring than ever before! Take a look at hopping vampires with Mr. Vampire, Hammer vampire films, George Romero’s Martin, John Landis on his underrated Innocent Blood, and the vampire obsession of French director, Jean Rollin. All this and much, much more!
Screem takes a look at Dark Shadows, old and new. Ted Bohas talks about his 1983 cult film The Deadly Spawn, check out a retrospect of killer doll movies, Andy Milligan lost film Nightbirds is covered along with the story of Rock and Roll comics, the film careers of Francoise (you may not know her name, but you’ll know some of the movies she was in) Pascal and Ray Milland are covered, and they take a look at the horror classic, Black Zoo. Plus, an interview with Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts and the usual mountain of movie and DVD reviews are all within the pages of Screem 24.
Interviews with actors M. Emmet Walsh, Bradford Dillman, Nick Mancuso, and cinematographer Michael Chapman. Plus, over 90 honest film, DVD, video and movie reviews. You can’t go wrong with Shock Cinema.
Interviews with actor Clint Howard, Tetsuo and Tokyo Fist director Shinya Tsukamoto, stuntman and actor Sig Shore, producer Richard Rubinstein (no “hissing” please) and film composer Donald Rubinstein (who’s nowhere near the dick his brother is.) Add in all of the great reviews of drive-in swell and cinema trashola that you’ve come to expect from Shock Cinema.
Interviews with actors William Forsythe, Gregg Henry, and Per Oscarsson. Plus directors Matt Cimber and Anthony Lanza. Plus the usual batch of great cult, arthouse, drive-in and underground films found nowhere else. Over 75 in this issue alone!
Interviews with actors Michael Ironside, Belinda Balaski, Austin Pendleton, and director/producer Arthur Marks. Plus over 70 film, DVD, video and book reviews! No fan can go wrong with the lastest Shock Cinema!
Interviews with actors Sy Richardson and Tony Musante, actress Suzanna Love, and director-stuntman Chuck Bail. Plus over 75 film, DVD, video and book reviews! No fan can go wrong with an issue of Shock Cinema... Ever!
Interviews with actor Richard Lynch, director Richard Rush, actress Linda Haynes and actress Jennifer Ashley. Plus over 70 film, DVD, and book reviews. No better magazine of it’s type is published today, and while other magazines keep raising their cover price, Shock Cinema is still only $5.00
Interviews with Dick Anthony Williams (The Mack, Anderson Tapes, etc.), James Hampton (China Syndrome), Jorge Rivero (Soldier Blue, The Last Hard Man), and Francine York (Doll Squad, Centerfold Girls and Bat Man). Plus over 75 film, DVD, and book reviews! How can you go wrong?
Interviews with actors Ed Lauter (Longest Yard, Magic, Family Plot), Jim Kelly (Enter the Dragon, Black Belt Jones), Jack Betts (plenty of Spaghetti Westerns, Spider-Man, Gods and Monsters) and director Gordon Hessler (Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Kiss Meets the Phantom, Oblong Box, Scream and Scream Again, etc) top the bill this issue. You also get all of the great DVD and movie reviews you’ve come to expect from one of the best review magazines out there! - Still only $5.00
Interviews with actors Luke Askew and Nigel Davenport, actress Marlene Clark, Director Michael Schultz, and producer Paul Lewis highlite this issue. Plus the usual batch of great movie and DVD reviews for films no other magazine covers. For all you get in every issue, Shock Cinema is still the best magazine bargain on the rack!
Your guide to Cult Movies, Arthouse Oddities, and Drive-in Swill returns with another 70 film, DVD, and book reviews! Plus, interviews with Clint Walker (TV’s Cheyenne, The Dirty Dozen, and TV movie, Killdozer), Louisa Moritz (Death Race 2000 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Aubrey Morris (A Clockwork Orange and The Wicker Man), James McEachin (Play Misty for Me, Black Klansman, and Tenafly), and Roger Ward (Mad Max, Stone, etc).
Here’s another issue of Shock Cinema, packed once again with another 50 or so reviews to some of the wildest and weirdest films ever made, including what’s new to DVD. And don’t forget the interviews! SC 41 once again presents some great interviews with the likes of Michael Beck (The Warriors, Battletruck, Megaforce), Nancy Allen (Blow Out, Dressed to Kill, Carrie), Burton Gilliam (Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Gator), Judy Pace (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Cool Breeze, Frogs), and director Larry Yust (Trick Baby, Homebodies).
The magazine that serves the “wasteland” crowd better than any other is back with another issue, featuring interviews with Chris Elliott (Cabin Boy, There’s Something About Mary), Bruce Davison (Willard, Ulzana’s Raid, Lathe of Heaven), Steve Railsback (Stunt Man, Helter Skelter, Ed Wood), Ian Ogilvy (She-Beast, Witchfinder General, The Sorcerers), and O-Lan Jones (Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks, Natural Born Killers). Plus the usual 50 or so movie and DVD reviews.
The best movie review and interview magazine out there is back with a new issue, featuring interviews with Stacy Keach (too many cool films to count), Peter Stormare (Fargo, 8mm), Charles Dierkop (The Sting, Police Woman), Jenny Wright (Near Dark) and Robert Loggia (again, with too many cool films to count). It’s also packed with the usual film, DVD, and book reviews you’ve come to expect. And the best part? It’s still only $5
Always packed with reviews of films you’ll never see reviewed in other publications, Shock Cinema delivers with every issue. We always look forward to the in depth interviews, and this time around, you’ll find interviews with John Doe (Road House, Boogie Nights), Harris Yulin (Scarface, Ghostbusters 2), Richard Anderson (Forbidden Planet, etc.), Angel Tompkins (The Teacher, Little Cigars Mob) and Ken Swofford (Hunter’s Blood, Common Law Cabin). Plus, DVD and book reviews.
After 25 years, Shock Cinema still offers up more reviews per issue that we here at CW actually want to read than any other magazine out there. Plus, you get interviews with people you don’t see interviewed (poorly) in other magazines. In this issue, you get interviews with M.C. Gainey (Con Air, Django Unchained, Sideways), Richard Masur (The Thing, Who’ll Stop the Rain), Colleen Camp (Apocalypse Now, Game of Death), Jane Merrow (The Girl-Getters), and author and screenwriter William Hjortsberg (Legend, Angel Hart, Thunder and Lightning). Plus, plenty of the already mentioned movie reviews, Book reviews, ‘Zine Reviews, and more.
Shock Cinema is now just one issue away from it’s 50th issue, and seems to get better and better with age. This issue offers up interviews with Michael York (Logan’s Run, Three & Four Musteteers, Island of Dr. Morau), Linda Purl (Little Ladies of the Night, A Last Cry For Help), Kristine DeBell (Meatballs, The Big Brawl, Alice in Wonderland: An X Rated Musical), Terry Carter (Abby, Foxy Brown), and Steve Eastin (Con Air, Night Warning). Plus, the usual cult movie reviews, DVD release info, and more!
Shock Cinema reaches its 50th issue, which is quite the achievement considering it only publishes twice a year. This issue features interviews with Saul Rubinek (Unforgiven, True romance, Wall Street), Pepe Serna (Scarface, Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Car Wash), Stuart Margolin (Kelly’s Heroes, Rockford Files, Death Wish), Paul Calderon (Pulp Fiction, King f New York, Cop Land), and Richard Riehle (Office Space, Casino, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Plus, it’s packed with film, DVD and book reviews that you’ve all come t expect. And best of all? It’s still only $5
While other magazines disappear, turn into shells of their former self, and/or just plain ol’ suck, Shock Cinema survives by doing what it’s always done. Namely, offering up first rate interviews, like it does this time around with Dabney Coleman, Chris Sarandon, Tracey Walter, Mills Watson, and David Hewitt; as well as offering up loads of well written reviews for films that haven’t been reviewed to death every time a DVD company re-issues something you’ve seen a hundred times and sends out screeners knowing you’ll get some lame ass review you’ve already read a dozen times. Fuckin’ A… I’m really sick and tired of seeing the same shit reviews time after time in other magazines! Fortunately, I always find stuff to read and reviews of films I haven't seen in Shock Cinema, and you will too. And the best part? It all comes at your for a measly $5.
For over 25 years now, SC has been filling the void that other magazines don’t bother with - indy films, made for TV movies, and interviews with tons of “wasteland” type people… the latest issue includes interviews with actor Jon Gries (Joysticks, Get Shorty, Napoleon Dynamite), comic-actor Warren Berlinger (Cannonball Run, The Long Goodbye), Larry Scott (Revenge of the Nerds, Space Camp, Fear of a Black Hat), Art LaFleur (Field of Dreams, Trancers, Air America), and character actor William Morgan Sheppard (Max Headroom, Wild at Heart, Gettysburg). Plus loads of Movie, Blu-ray, and DVD reviews, books, zines, and more!
The magazine specializing in cult movies, arthouse oddities, and drive-in flicks is back with another issue packed with oddball film, made for TV movie, and DVD reviews; along with interviews with James B. Sikking (Hill Street Blues, Outland), Jane Alexander (All the President’s Men, Testament, Brubaker), Stacey Nelkin (Get Crazy, Halloween 3), Chris Ellis (My Cousin Vinny, October Sky), and Randall Carver (Taxi, Time to Run, Detour to Terror). And best of all, it’s still only $5
Interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Hideshi Hino, Don Edmonds, Mariano Baino, Mike Mendez, and Gorman Bechard. Plus, and update on Something Weird Video, a look at Nunsploitation films, independent films, and obscure Brazilian underground stuff. Plenty of DVD, book, video reviews, and more await you in UV #6!
Interviews with Demons star Geretta Geretta, I Drink You Blood star Lynn Lowry, the Wizard Of Gore himself Ray Sager, and others! Plus, a retrospective on masked supercriminals, Toe Tag Pictures latest; Sella Turcica, a shit load of movie reviews, and so much more. You’ll find it all in the 112 pages that fill out UV #11.