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VIDEO WATCHDOG
The Perfectionist's Guide To Fantastic Video

- First and last issue: 1990-2017
- Fantastic cinema is the top priority but no genre is neglected.
- At the beginning there was Tim's column in Video Times and Gorezone and then in 1990 he started publishing VW.
- More details than any other edition is what characterizes VW. Usually there is a cover story with exclusive interviews and a lot of reviews.
In color, small size (A5), 80 pages magazine without any ads but with plenty to read.
- Published by Tim and Donna Lucas (Eds.)
- Website: www.videowatchdog.com

Fantasy, Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi
Bimonthly
Magazine
from
Cincinnati
United States

Ceased publication
Last updated:
11 June 2017

Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson
Garry Malvern
CONTENTS: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 GALLERIES: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All DATABASE INFO
187 listed issue(s)
Completed listing

Issue 184
June 2017

Tim Lucas: "This issue was printed with, by far, the lowest print run we ever had. Each of the issues that went out to our subscribers was personally signed by Donna and me. It is NOT going to be sold on newsstands. When our free digital edition (with all the usual extra bells and whistles) goes up in a couple of weeks - after our supporters have had a grace period of exclusivity - we will make the remaining print copies of this Farewell Issue available for purchase. I expect they'll go fast."


Issue 183
May/June 2016



Issue 182
March/April 2016



Issue 181
January/February 2016



Issue 180
November/December 2015



Issue 179
May/June 2015



Issue 178
March/April 2015



Issue 177
July/August 2014



Issue 176
May/June 2014

"Maledizione!"
The True Story Behind Seth Holts Accursed Version of DIABOLIK
Roberto Curti & Alessio Di Rocco use archival interviews and production materials to explain why Dino de Laurentiis first attempt to film the classic Italian comic strip never reached the screen!
Anthony Hinds
Architect of Hammer's House of Horror
Constantine Nasr pays tribute to the reclusive writer-producer most responsible for spearheading and evolving the Gothic Horror revival of the 1950s and 60s.
Larry Blamire s
STAR TURN
New Column! Writer-director Larry Blamire appreciates Richard Boone's performance in the CIMARRON STRIP episode "The Roarer."
Reviews: BLOOD THIRST, CASTING THE RUNES, DEATH BY INVITATION, DEATH FORCE, THE DEVIL-SHIP, THE DIVIDE, DRAGON, THE DUNGEON OF HARROW, GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS, HOUSE ON STRAW HILL, THE HUNT, I MARRIED A WITCH, I WAS A SPY, IN THE DEVIL'S GARDEN, KISS OF THE DAMNED, THE MAD MAGICIAN, THE OTHER, PACIFIC RIM, PHASE 7. PIRATES PORNOSPIELE MIT STOCK UND PEITSCHE REPO MAN RUTHLESS SILENT NIGHT SLEDGEHAMMER SNUFF SUGAR HILL THE THIRSTY DEAD VAMPIRE HOOKERS


Issue 175
July/August 2013



Issue 174
August/September 2013



Issue 173
March/April 2013



Issue 172
January/February 2013



Issue 171
December 2012



Issue 171
December 2012



Issue 170
October/November 2012



Issue 169
July/August 2012

DARK SHADOWS: A Round Table Discussion of the original ABC-TV series, featuring filmmaker Robert Tinnell, TCM writer Richard Harland Smith, film critic Maitland McDonagh, educator Chris Herzog, reviewer/blogger Heather Drain, DARK SHADOWS historian and audio drama director Darren Gross, novelist-critic Kim Newman, and VW editor Tim Lucas!!
DVD reviews, including: 2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK, AFTERWARDS, ANOTHER EARTH, BEWITCHED, DEVIL'S ANGELS, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, DR. BLACK MR. HYDE, HOSTEL PART III, I SAW THE DEVIL, THE IMAGE, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, JOHNNY COOL, JOHNNY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, KILLER'S MOON, THE KILLING, THE LIVING GHOST, THE MANCHU EAGLE MURDER CAPER MYSTERY, MELANCHOLIA, METROPIA, MORE BRAINS!, OLD DRACULA, A RETURN TO THE LIVING DEAD, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, TRILOQUIST, UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, VIRGIN WITCH, ZARAK.
Ramsey's Rambles:Ramsey Campbell on THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS.
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter shares the details of a recent hospital stay and the soundtracks that helped him recover.
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of REYNOLD BROWN: A LIFE IN PICTURES, THE BIGFOOT FILMOGRAPHY and VOICES IN THE DARK


Issue 168
May/June 2012

The Irreplaceable Mr. Fuest
Justin Humphreys offers a personal reminisce of the late Robert Fuest, the visionary filmmaker responsible for THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, AND SOON THE DARKNESS and THE FINAL PROGRAMME.
CONTINENTAL OP
They've been called Retro, Pop, even Space Age Bachelor Pad movies, but what are they really? Tim Lucas takes a stab at a more secure definition of the most visual of film genres, tracing its origins, its highlights, and its contemporary incarnations.
DVD reviews, including...
THE 27TH DAY, THE BASEMENT, CAGED HEAT, CAMPBELL'S KINGDOM, CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL, DIARY OF A MADMAN, THE DORM THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, THE FALCON MYSTERY MOVIE COLLECTION: VOLUME ONE, THE GEORGE SANDERS SAINT MOVIE COLLECTION, GOG, HARRY BROWN, THE HOWLING REBORN, JACKSON COUNTY JAIL, LADIES IN RETIREMENT, THE LAST DINOSAUR, THE MAD ROOM, THE MAGNETIC MONSTER, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, THE MILL & THE CROSS, PERMISSIVE, RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP, RITUAL, SEDDOK, L'EREDE DI SATANA, THE WILD WORLD OF TED V. MIKELS, YOLANDA AND THE THIEF, ZOMBIE
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the THE LEGEND OF HARROW WOODS.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, THE MECHANIC, and WATCH THE THRONE.


Issue 167
March/April 2012

What Lies Behind Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND
David Kalat is pushed by daughter Ann down a rabbit hole of illuminations concerning Burton's film and its Disney, Paramount and literary antecedents.
Joseph Middleton: Reflections on THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
On a more adult note, Neil Jackson converses with the director of one of the darkest and most ambitious examples of 1970s porn chic.
Lina Romay 1954-2012
Tim Lucas eulogizes the actress, wife and muse of Jess Franco.
DVD reviews, including...: ACT OF VENGEANCE, THE AURORA MONSTERS: THE MODEL CRAZE THAT GRIPPED THE WORLD, BAD GIRLS OF FILM NOIR, VOLUME 2, THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR, BLACK ZOO, THE BLOOD TRILOGY, CAPERUCITA Y PULGARCITO CONTRO LOS MONSTRUOS, CASE 39, COBRA WOMAN, COOL IT BABY, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, FRANKENHOOKER, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE, MINI-SKIRT LOVE, NEVER LET ME GO, PARADOX, THE SCARLET BLADE, SCREAM 4, A SERBIAN FILM, VAMPIRE CIRCUS, VENUS IN FURS, THE WOMEN IN CAGES COLLECTION
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell reviews WOODEN CROSSES.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on le voyage dans la lune (a trip to the moon), THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, TORA! TORA! TORA! and 55 DAYS AT PEKING.
Biblio Watchdog
STUDIES IN TERROR, FRIGHT NIGHT ON CHANNEL 9 AND MONSTERS IN THE MOVIES are featured.


Issue 166
January/February 2012

Charles Darwin and the Suppressed Science of Dr. Mirakle
Robert Guffey examines how Universal's eerie Poe adaptation MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932) was informed by Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the racial tensions and insecurities of the day!
How's Bayou? A Look at the Original POOR WHITE TRASH
Heather Drain compares the 1960s drive-in hit POOR WHITE TRASH to the obscure 1950s B-picture that provided most of its footage: William Daniels' BAYOU! A must for Timothy Carey fans!
DVD reviews, including... : THE 39 STEPS, ALICE GOODBODY, THE BABY, THE BAD BUNCH, BAD GIRLS OF FILM NOIR, VOLUME 1, A CHINESE GHOST STORY, THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, DADDY, DARLING, DEEP END, DRIVE-IN CULT CLASSICS VOL. 3: B MOVIE COLLECTION, FORBIDDEN WORLD, GALAXY OF TERROR, HEREAFTER, HI-RIDERS , THE HILLS RUN RED, THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY, INVITATION TO THE DANCE, MANIAC, MARCY, MIRANDA, THE REEF, THE STEPFATHER: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on OUTCAST.
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on ROME, SONO STATO UN AGENTE CIA, X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES, and BREAKDOWN.
Biblio Watchdog: Tim Lucas reviews RAY HARRYHAUSEN MASTER OF THE MAJICKS VOLUMES 2 and 3.


Issue 165
November/December 2011



Issue 164
September/October 2011

Roger Corman's: Big Bad Crime Spree: John Charles covers the criminal streak in the B-Moviemeister's oeuvre and reviews new editions of his later productions BIG BAD MAMA, CRAZY MAMA, THE LADY IN RED, CAPONE and BIG BAD MAMA II!
Before and After ALPHAVILLE: The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution and Eddie Constantine, Part 2: In the second half of a two-part article, Tim Lucas examines the end of Bernard Borderie's Lemmy Caution series of thrillers, the character's rebirth in Jean-Luc Godard's ALPHAVILLE and its impact on the remainder of Eddie Constantine's screen career!
DVD Spotlight: Warner Bros. Horror / Mystery Double Features: Kim Newman reviews three classic double features: FIND THE BLACKMAILER / THE SMILING GHOST SH! THE OCTOPUS / THE HIDDEN HAND THE PATIENT IN ROOM 18 / MYSTERY HOUSE
DVD reviews, including...
ALPHAVILLE, THE BLACK SLEEP, THE BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL BITTER FEAST, BURIED ALIVE, DAUGHTERS OF SATAN, DEAD SPACE, DEATH OF A SNOWMAN, ESCAPE FROM ZAHRAIN, GERMANY YEAR 90 NINE ZERO, HUMAN BEASTS, LADIES' MAN, THE MAN FROM LONDON, MIDNIGHT LACE, NOT OF THIS EARTH, ONE-ARMED EXECUTIONER, THE PARTY'S OVER, PIRANHA 3D, POPULATION 1, QUEEN OF BLOOD, ROGER CORMAN'S CULT CLASSICS TRIPLE FEATURE: SCI-FI CLASSICS, THE ROMANTIC ENGLISHWOMAN, SANTA SANGRE, THE TERROR WITHIN, THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE!, THEY CALL HER... CLEOPATRA WONG, UNDERTOW, THE WEIRD WORLD OF WEIRD, WOMEN ARE LIKE THAT, YOUR TURN, DARLING
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell reviews THE MAN FROM LONDON!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews soundtracks for BROKEN ARROW, TRON LEGACY R3CONF1GUR3D, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES and a videogame score: CRYSIS 2!


Issue 163
July/August 2011

Before and After ALPHAVILLE
The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution and Eddie Constantine
Tim Lucas begins a two-part investigation into the Lemmy Caution films and the career of their star, American expatriate actor-singer Eddie Constantine.
With special input from Eddie's son, Lemmy Constantine!
My Father, Eddie Constantine
The Tanya Constantine Interview
Tim Lucas interviews Eddie's daughter, who talks candidly about her father, his career, and their collaborations on record (including the million-selling "L'Homme Et L'Enfant") and onscreen!
DVD Spotlight
H E A D
Tim Lucas reviews The Monkees' feature film HEAD and the Rhino Handmade Soundtrack CD Box set!
DVD reviews, including...
BONNIE'S KIDS, BRAINSTORM, CANNIBAL GIRLS, CET HOMME EST DANGEREUX, CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND, DAMES DON'T CARE, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, DOLAN'S CADILLAC, ENTER THE VOID, THE EVIL, FROZEN, HOWL, KICK-ASS, MY BLOOD RUNS COLD, THE NIGHT DIGGER, POISON IVY, THE PROWLER, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE COLLECTION, STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR, THREE ON A GUILLOTINE, TWICE DEAD
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell reviews CERTIFIED COPY.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on THE RAT PATROL, Klaus Nomi's science fictional opera ZA BAKDAZ. and entries in the genre of imaginary soundtracks!
AVI Watchdog
Stephen R. Bissette reviews THE FROZEN DEAD!
Biblio Watchdog
J. Todd Kingrea reviews PORTABLE GRINDHOUSE: THE LOST ART OF THE VHS BOX, and Brett Taylor reviews HORROR FILM AESTHETICS: CREATING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF FEAR.
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Eric Somer.


Issue 162
May/June 2011

The GREEN SLIME Are Coming!
The GREEN SLIME Are Here!
Remember our coverage of the Gamma 1 Quadrilogy in VW 28? Now Bill Cooke examines all the entries in the Gamma 3 Monology- that's right, Kinji Fukasaku's THE GREEN SLIME! Fortunately there are two distinct versions of this film to compare, and Bill has the full report!
I, A WOMAN
From the Page to the Screen
Tim Lucas covers all three films in Mac Ahlberg's Sixties erotic trilogy, comparing them to the Siv Holm novels on which they were based!
DVD reviews, including...
ALBINO (Beta/VHS), BATTLETRUCK, BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (VHS), DARK NATURE, DEATHSPORT, DON'T LOOK BACK, DON'T LOOK UP, THE DISEMBODIED, EULOGY FOR A VAMPIRE, GIALLO, IN HOT BLOOD, JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIO (Beta/VHS), LORNA... THE EXORCIST, THE LUSTING HOURS, MEGA PIRANHA, MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE, ONCE YOU KISS A STRANGER, SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER, SEARCHERS 2.0, SECRET ORIGIN:THE STORY OF DC COMICS, SHERLOCK HOLMES THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION, SILENT SENTENCE (Beta/VHS) / JACK THE RIPPER GOES WEST, SPLICE, STARCRASH, TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE (VHS), THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES, THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on THE SILVER CHALICE.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter explores the scores for TRON: LEGACY, BLACK SWAN, 127 HOURS and ANIMAL KINGDOM.
Biblio Watchdog
BORIS KARLOFF: More Than a Monster
SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS: A Clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers, and Kicker Cinema
TECH-NOIR: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Heather Drain, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Brett Taylor.


Issue 161
March/April 2011

The Mimsy Farmer Experience
Mark F. Berry brings us an exclusive career-length interview with the American expatriate star of RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP, ROAD TO SALINA, FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET, AUTOPSY and MORE!
Jean Rollin
The Man Who Befriended Death
Tim Lucas marks the passing of one of the horror cinema's great poets with an appreciative essay.
DVD Reviews: BLACK DYNAMITE, COLUMBIA PICTURES FILM NOIR CLASSICS, THE CRAZIES, DOG EAT DOG, DRACULA'S FIANCEE, HOUSE, KISS NAPOLEON GOODBYE, THE MAGICIAN, THE PATTERNS TRILOGY + OTHER SHORT FILMS, RETURN OF THE GLADIATOR, SCANDALOUS GILDA, SCHOOLGIRL HITCHHIKERS, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, SHAME, SHAME EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME, TCM SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE CHAN COLLECTION, TERMINAL ISLAND, A TOWN CALLED PANIC, URBAN ACTION COLLECTION: 4 FILM FAVORITES
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell shares his thoughts on VALHALLA RISING.
AVI Watchdog
John Charles looks at the original OSS 117.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter reviews soundtracks for THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MONDO CANE, THE BIG BOSS and NEROSUBIANCO.
Biblio Watchdog
Tim Lucas reviews four books on the horror genre.


Issue 160
January/February 2011

The Day You Count On For Terror
FRIDAY THE 13TH, PARTS 1-8
The Deluxe Editions
Bill Cooke slashes through the Paramount years of Sean Cunningham's teens-in-peril cashcow with a look at their augmented editions on DVD and Blu-ray!
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES
Jeff Allard looks back at Frank Mancuso, Jr.'s 1980s teleseries, which featured early work by David Cronenberg, William Fruet and 24's Rodney Charters!
June Lockhart on SHE-WOLF OF LONDON
Tom Weaver asks the star of Universal's final Golden Age horror release to rescreen the film and offer her recollections!
DVD reviews, including...
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, ALTITUDE FALLING, ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, BIGFOOT, DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, DORIAN GRAY, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE [FIRST SEQUENCE], HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, IRON MAN 2, THE LEMON GROVE KIDS MEET THE MONSTERS, THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE POWER, REEL INJUN, REPO MEN, THE ROBIN HOOD COLLECTION, TELL TALE, VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the teen horror-comedy, TEETH.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on PAPAYA DEI CARAIBI, VAI GORILLA, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE and BEACH BLANKET BINGO.
Biblio Watchdog
John Charles reviews David Del Valle's LOST HORIZONS BENEATH THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN.


Issue 159
November/December 2010

Ted Rusoff
Il Mostro della Fona Roma
Any fan of Italian horror and exploitation knows the voices, if not the names, of Ted Rusoff and his late wife Carolynn de Fonseca. In this historic interview, John Charles chronicles a major player's career on soundtrack and onscreen, along with his reminiscences of his colleagues in dubbing!
Video WatchBlog
Peter Fernandez on Titra Sound Corporation
Tim Lucas interviews the late actor, voice artist and director about his experiences working for New York's leading dubbing company over a thirty year period!
DVD Spotlight
Kim Newman reviews Sony's ICONS OF SUSPENSE, collecting a half-dozen new-to-video thrillers from Hammer Films, including THESE ARE THE DAMNED, CASH ON DEMAND and NEVER TAKE SWEETS FROM A STRANGER!
DVD reviews, including...
THE BUSHWHACKER, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, DARK CITY, DEAD & BURIED, DEATH JOURNEY, DINNER WITH A VAMPIRE, THE ECLIPSE, THE MACHINIST, MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS, NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL, THE PIED PIPER, RACING FEVER, SITA SINGS THE BLUES, TERROR CIRCUS, TETRO, WALTZ WITH BASHIR
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on Leni Riefenstahl's THE BLUE LIGHT.
AVI Watchdog
John Charles on the Italian war films BATTLE OF THE COMMANDOS, DIRTY HEROES, COMMANDO ATTACK, THE LEGION OF NO RETURN and A PLACE IN HELL.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on INCEPTION, THE SIGNAL and THEATER OF BLOOD.
Biblio Watchdog
Anthony Ambrogio reviews Reynold Humphries' THE HOLLYWOOD HORROR FILM, 1931-1941, and Brett Taylor reviews CALIGULA AND THE FIGHT FOR ARTISTIC FREEDOM by William Hawes.


Issue 158
September/October 2010

Close Encounters with THE ASTOUNDING SHE MONSTER
Tim Lucas chronicles his life-long love affair with the sexiest movie poster of all time!
And the latest round of DVD reviews, including...
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON: FULL MOON EDITION
THE COLLECTOR
COPKILLERS
CRACK IN THE WORLD
DEATH CURSE OF TARTU
THE DIRTY GAME
DRAG ME TO HELL
GIRLY
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD
GOODBYE GEMINI
GORILLA AT LARGE
HALLOWEEN II ~ UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL
IT CAME FROM KUCHAR
MISS MEND
MYSTERY ON MONSTER ISLAND
ORPHAN
PANDORUM
PEACOCK
SAW VI: UNRATED
STING OF DEATH
TAXIDERMIA
VAMPYRES (Blu-ray) R
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbellrides out on the horror western THE BURROWERS!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter peruses the life of Michael Mann's MANHUNTER on vinyl and compact disc.
Biblio Watchdog
Reviews of two "new and revised editions" of classic texts: Bill Warren's KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties--The 21st Century Edition, and Maitland McDonagh's BROKEN MIRRORS/BROKEN MINDS: THE DARK DREAMS OF DARIO ARGENTO.
Things From the Attic
Tim Lucas reviews Charter Entertainment's long-OOP VHS release ROAD TO SALINA, starring Mimsey Farmer and Rita Hayworth!


Issue 157
July/August 2010

Reviewed in this issue:
Frank Henenlotter's BAD BIOLOGY
Werner Herzog's THE BAD LIEUTENANT PORT OF CALL: NEW ORLEANS
The Roger Corman-produced THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES
Juliet Mills possessed by the Devil in BEYOND THE DOOR
THE FINAL DESTINATION
More silent shorts found in GEORGES MeLIES ENCORE: NEW DISCOVERIES
Romy Schneider scintillates in HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT'S INFERNO
Charles Laughton as Inspector Maigret in THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER
Jess Franco's latest madness PAULA-PAULA
AIP turkey THE PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES
George A. Romero's latest zombiefest SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
Gay culture documentaries THAT MAN: PETER BERLIN and WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON
Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin face a sterile future in Z.P.G. (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH)
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the Turkish spy film ALTIN COCUK!
AVI Watchdog
John Charles reviews three Paul Naschy rarities!!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on JERRY COTTON: FBI'S TOP MAN, THE SPAGHETTI EPIC and ERASER!
Plus...
Tim Lucas looks back on 20 years of VIDEO WATCHDOG!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Kim Newman, Eric Somer, Sam & Rebecca Umland.


Issue 156
May/June 2010

THE BLU PLANET: Return to Ape City in High Resolution
Bill Cooke takes the occasion of the Blu-ray exclusive PLANET OF THE APES: 40-YEAR EVOLUTION to look affectionately back at one of the most beloved and humanistic science fiction film series of all time!
The Rising of THE SUBMERSION OF JAPAN
David Kalat explains how Toho's 1970s disaster epic THE SUBMERSION OF JAPAN changed the rules for all Japanese sci-fi to follow, including its 2006 remake THE SINKING OF JAPAN and its parody THE WORLD SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN!
DVD Spotlight: KARLOFF & LUGOSI HORROR CLASSICS
Bill Cooke reviews KARLOFF & LUGOSI HORROR CLASSICS, a two-disc set collecting THE WALKING DEAD, FRANKENSTEIN 1970, YOU'LL FIND OUT and ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY!
Also Reviews of...
AUGUST RUSH, BAD BOY BUBBY, COLD SOULS, Jose Benazeraf's Le Concerto de la Peur and Bob Cresse-reworked US version NIGHT OF LUST, The Czech horror film THE CREMATOR, FANTASTIC MR. FOX, DEAD SNOW, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, TWILIGHT'S Robert Pattison in THE HAUNTED AIRMAN (based on Dennis Wheatley's THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG), The Turkish giallo Kadin Dusmani, MAN OF VIOLENCE, MOON, Prix de Beaute starring Louise Brooks, SCROOGE, STAR MAIDENS, THE TERMINAL MAN, TWO BEFORE ZERO, THE UNINVITED (remake of the Korean horror sleeper A TALE OF TWO SISTERS), YOU THE LIVING.
Plus...
Video WatchBlog: Tim Lucas reminisces about growing up with PLANET OF THE APES and the rise of the downbeat ending.
AVI Watchdog: Brad Stevens on John Huston's elusive 1970 film, THE KREMLIN LETTER.
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Michelangelo Antonioni's directorial debut STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR.
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the recent soundtrack releases of PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO, THE ROAD, WHITE LUNAR, RED CLIFF, NATE AND HAYES and TREASURE PILE.
Biblio Watchdog: J. Todd Kingrea and Brett Taylor review David Flint's ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST: HOW THE LIVING DEAD DEVOURED POP CULTURE and Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan's JOHN LANDIS.


Issue 155
March/April 2010

It's Not Too Late
VIRUS vs. DAY OF RESURRECTION
VW returns to its roots with a meticulous comparison of three different versions of Kinji Fukasaku's 1980 apocalypse epic
- "the best B-movie in the whole world," sez David Kalat!
DVD Spotlight: UNIVERSAL CULT HORROR COLLECTION
Kim Newman reviews TCM'S not-sold-in-stores box set, comprised of such Golden Age collectables as MURDERS IN THE ZOO, HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET, THE MAD GHOUL and THE STRANGE CASE OF DOCTOR RX!
Also Reviews of...
ALL THE RIGHT NOISES, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE VERY FIRST ALVIN SHOW, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, FANEX FILES: SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF, FANTOMAS, FEAR(S) OF THE DARK, FORCE OF IMPULSE, HONEYMOON OF HORROR, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: ULTIMATE EDITION, THE INUGAMI FAMILY, LATE BLOOMER, MONSTER X STRIKES BACK: ATTACK THE G-8 SUMMIT, PHANTASM II, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA, SAUNA, THE STEPFATHER, STUDIO ONE ANTHOLOGY, TELL NO ONE, THE WARRIOR
Plus...
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on Cellat!
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on THE EROTIC & PAINFUL OBSESSIONS OF JESS FRANCO!
Biblio Watchdog
Reviews of Alex Cox's X FILMS: True Confessions of A Radical Filmmaker, and Gregory Lamberson's CHEAP SCARES! Low Budget Filmmakers Share Their Secrets!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Charlie Largent, Tim Lucas, Eric Somer, and Brett Taylor.


Issue 154
January/February 2010

THE AVENGERS
With the help of Optimum Entertainment's new box set import, Kim Newman explores Britain's most enduring TV spy franchise, beginning with the surviving episodes of Season 1 and the complete Season 2, in the order they were taped!
DVD Spotlight: MATT HELM LOUNGE
Kim Newman reviews Sony's MATT HELM LOUNGE, a box set collecting the four films based on Donald Hamilton's spy hero, starring Dean Martin: THE SILENCERS, MURDERERS' ROW, THE AMBUSHERS and THE WRECKING CREW!
Also Reviews of...
3 SECONDS BEFORE EXPLOSION
THE BEAST IN SPACE: UNRATED VERSION
BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOLS 2 & 3
DANTE'S INFERNO
DEAD OF NIGHT
DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS!
EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 3
FIVE
GOTH KILL
THE GRUDGE 3
HEROSTRATUS
LOVE GODDESSES OF BLOOD ISLAND
NATURE'S GRAVE
RIPLEY UNDER GROUND
STARLET
DIE TEuFELSWOLKE VON MONTVILLE
TOKYO!
TREASURES IV: AMERICAN FILM AVANT GARDE 1947-1986
Plus...
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on EDEN LAKE!
AVI Watchdog: Brad Stevens covers Bob Dylan's RENALDO AND CLARA!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold on CD, RESIDENT EVIL 5 and more!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of HORROR CINEMA, CALIGARI'S HEIRS: The German Cinema of Fear After 1945 and Bruce G. Hallenbeck's COMEDY-HORROR FILMS: A Chronological History, 1914-2008.
Video WatchBlog: Just when we think we've seen everything, guest blogger David Kalat turns up IL RAGGI MORTALI DEL DR. MABUSE, an Italian cut of THE DEATH RAY MIRROR OF DR. MABUSE that adds a number of never-before-seen sequences and qualifies as a substantially more entertaining picture!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Anthony Ambrogio, Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, Tim Lucas, Richard Harland Smith, Eric Somer, and Brett Taylor.


Issue 153
December 2009

Weird Scenes Inside the Fun House
The Making of MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD: Shaun Brady interviews director Christopher Speeth and other veterans of a 1973 low-budget attempt to wed arthouse and exploitation cinema, shot in Pittsburgh, PA!
DVD Spotlight
PHANTASM
PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION
Bill Cooke digs deep through the topsoil at Morningside Cemetery to exhume reviews of Don Coscarelli's original PHANTASM and its second and third sequels, now available from Anchor Bay Entertainment!
Things From the Attic: An assortment of "overlooked DVD" reviews, including Criterion's THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, the bizarre Spaghetti Western MATALO!, the Nick Cave-scripted Aussie western THE PROPOSITION, Warner's THX 1138: THE GEORGE LUCAS DIRECTOR'S CUT~2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION and Higuchinsky's hallucinatory geometric horror, UZUMAKI!
Also Reviews of...
ATTRACTION (NEROSUBIANCO), THE BED SITTING ROOM (Blu-ray import), THE BOOBY HATCH, BLACK MAGIC 2, THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS, COME DANCE WITH ME, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, DEADGIRL, HELLRAISER: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, THE HOWL, MARTYRS, MONSTER SQUAD, MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, NAVAJO JOE, ONE STEP BEYOND - SEASON ONE, PINOCCHIO (Blu-ray), THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Blu-ray), SLEEPING BEAUTY (Blu-ray), SPLINTER, SYNGENOR
Plus...
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Sam Fuller's VERBOTEN!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of Gregory William Mank's BELA LUGOSI AND BORIS KARLOFF: THE EXPANDED STORY OF A HAUNTING COLLABORATION and Jerry Vermilye's BUSTER CRABBE: A BIO-FILMOGRAPHY!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the CD soundtracks of 28 WEEKS LATER, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and many others!
Other contributors featured in this issue: Michael Barrett, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, David Kalat, Charlie Largent, Tim Lucas, Constantine Nasr, Kim Newman, Eric Somer, Brett Taylor, and Sam & Rebecca Umland.


Issue 152
October/November 2009

While We Were Dreaming
Millennial Unreality at the Movies
Michael Barrett outlines possible new generic territory by exploring the ways in which 21st century cinema complicates, denies or just plain loses touch with reality!
DVD Spotlight
CRUISING
Drew Fitzpatrick on William Friedkin's controversial 1980 thriller, now made more controversial by editorial changes made to Warner Home Video's new "director's edition!"
Plus Reviews of...
FUNNY MAN, HOUSE OF DREAMS, THE LODGER, PATRICK, SIMON SAYS, THE VAMPIRA SHOW DVD, ICONS OF SCI-FI: TOHO COLLECTION, BUG, DEAD IN 3 DAYS, HOME SICK, JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, NAKED RASHOMON, PLAGUE TOWN, REPULSION, LONDON IN THE RAW, PRIMITIVE LONDON, THE LONDON NOBODY KNOWS, LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.
Plus...
Ramsey Campbell on MUM AND DAD!
Douglas E. Winter on Mellotrons at the Movies!
J. Todd Kingrea reviews SACRED TERROR and Brett Taylor reviews ED WOOD: MAD GENIUS!
And...
Video WatchBlog--Guest Blogger David Kalat on CRESCENDO and the Warner Archive Collection!
AVI Watchdog--Brett Taylor on NIGHTMARE ANGEL!


Issue 151
September 2009

Down the Block from Bergman
"THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT"
and Beyond
Eric Somer traces the debt of Wes Craven's directorial debut to Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING and the films it has inspired, including THE NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS, CHAOS and the new LAST HOUSE remake!
DVD Spotlight
MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION
Denholm Elliott as Dracula!
Ian Holm as Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Monster!
Kim Newman reviews Network Video's 4-disc collection of the surviving episodes of a classic British teleseries!
Plus Reviews of...
THE CHECKERED FLAG, DOOR INTO SILENCE, KILLER'S MOON, MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS, STORM TROOPERS U.S.A., THIRST, PAPRIKA, THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, THE SHE-BEAST, THE ENTITY, GOLIATH AND THE BARBARIANS, GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES, LILIOM, LIFE THE WAY IT IS, THE REAPING, THE SINFUL DWARF, DOROTHY MILLS, SWAMP THING-THE SERIES: SEASONS ONE & TWO, TOKYO ZOMBIE, BLIND CORNER, SZAMANKA, YANKEE.
Plus...
Ramsey Campbell on PAPRIKA!
Douglas E. Winter on the 35th Anniversary trilogy THE PRISONER FILES!
Charlie Largent reviews CREEPY ARCHIVES and EERIE ARCHIVES!
And...
Video WatchBlog--Tim Lucas on Italian Soundtracks!
AVI Watchdog--Brad Stevens reviews Ingmar Bergman rarities!
All this and much, much more!
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, and Richard Harland Smith.


Issue 150
July/August 2009

The Superhero Blu Initiative: Rebecca and Sam Umland review the Blu-ray releases of 2008's top superhero blockbusters: THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK!
Let the Twilight In: Everybody likes one better than the other, but Stephen R. Bissette argues the equal importance and complementary qualities of 2008's young vampire phenomena, TWILIGHT and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!
DVD Spotlight
Kim Newman reviews the nine obscure mystery/detective features included in VCI's FORGOTTEN NOIR COLLECTORS SET SERIES 3!
Plus Reviews of...
QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SAW V: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981), PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, WANTED, GAMERA THE BRAVE, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN), and AGE OF CONSENT, EXPOSED, DEADLY SWEET, THE ROMANCE OF ASTREA AND CELADON, LAST HOUSE ON THE BEACH, ALICE IN WONDERTOWN, HAND OF THE ASSASSIN, SUZIE HEARTLESS
Plus...
Ramsey Campbell on Georges Franju's classic JUDEX!
Douglas E. Winter on a three-disc box set of music from the TV classic THE PRISONER!
Brett Taylor on the autobiography of Ed Wood star Dolores Fuller!
...and Two All-New Columns!
Video WatchBlog--the print version of Tim Lucas' award-winning blog!
AVI Watchdog--Brad Stevens inaugurates a new column about rare films downloadable online from file sharing websites!
All this and much, much more!


Issue 149
May 2009

Stranger Than Truth: The Rise of 'Fictuality': J-HORROR author David Kalat's essay on reality trends in current fantastic cinema looks at the reasons for it, traces it back to its origins in the silent cinema, and considers how films like CLOVERFIELD, DIARY OF THE DEAD and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST have sharpened the cutting edge of horror and fantasy.
DVD Spotlight
HAMMER FILMS: ICONS OF HORROR COLLECTION: Kim Newman reviews the latest batch of Hammer classics from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment: THE GORGON, THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB, SCREAM OF FEAR, and a version of Terence Fisher's THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL more complete than any previously released in England or the United States.
Plus Reviews of...
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET in Blu-ray, BARRACUDA, BLOODSUCKERS FROM OUTER SPACE, BURST CITY, CAREFUL, CHOCOLATE, DEATH RACE: UNRATED, DONNIE DARKO THE DIRECTOR'S CUT in Blu-ray, DRAINIAC!, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, EDEN LAKE, ELECTRIC DRAGON 80000V, THE FABULOUS BASTARD FROM CHICAGO, FORTRESS OF THE DEAD, FREDDY VS JASON in Blu-ray, THE FURY OF JOHNNY KID, THE ICE HOUSE, IN THE FOLDS OF THE FLESH, ISLAND FURY, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D , JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER, LIFE THE WAY IT IS, MAGDALENA'S BRAIN, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, M SQUAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES, THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, NO MERCY, NO FUTURE, OUR MAN IN HAVANA, R-POINT, SCREAMERS: THE HUNTING, SEEDING OF A GHOST, THE SIGNAL, SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, TIMECRIMES
And...
Award-winning novelist Ramsey Campbell on Juan Piquer Simon's PIECES.
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter's reviews the latest soundtrack CDs, including Hans Zimmer's THE DARK KNIGHT, John Murphy's SUNSHINE, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES and more.
Biblio Watchdog: A Super Hero selection of book reviews: SUPERMAN VS. HOLLYWOOD, JOHN PHILLIP LAW: DIABOLIK ANGEL and THE AMAZING TRANSFORMING SUPERHERO.
All this and much, much more!


Issue 148
April 2009

CHARLIE CHAN: Curtain Down at Fox: Kim Newman covers the last of the Sidney Toler programmers included in Fox's CHARLIE CHAN COLLECTION VOL. 5: CHARLIE CHAN IN PANAMA, CHARLIE CHAN'S MURDER CRUISE, CHARLIE CHAN AT THE WAX MUSEUM, MURDER OVER NEW YORK, DEAD MEN TELL, CHARLIE CHAN IN RIO and CASTLE IN THE DESERT.
DVD Spotlight
KAIDAN: David Kalat discovers a copy of Hideo (THE RING) Nakata's 'lost' ghost story Kaidan and compares it to the earlier Nobuo Nakagawa film on which it is based.
Plus Reviews of...
88 MINUTES, ABOMINABLE, BACTERIUM, BAD BLOOD, Jack Arnold's BOSS (BOSS NIGGER), THE CHASER, DARK FORCES, DEAD SET, THE DEADLY DUO, THE DEVIL'S CHAIR, George A. Romero's DIARY OF THE DEAD, EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES, THE HEIRLOOM, HEROES OF THE EAST, MADHOUSE, Herschell Gordon Lewis' MOONSHINE MOUNTAIN, NEIGHBOR NUMBER 13, POLICE STORY 2, POPULATION: 1, RED, RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP, THE RUINS, SECRET THINGS, THE SKELETON OF MRS. MORALES, SLASHERS, STARDUST, Alex Cox's STRAIGHT TO HELL and WALKER, THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE, THE TRIPPER, WAR OF THE LIVING DEAD, WINTERBEAST
And...
Ramsey Campbell on INTO THE MIRROR!
Douglas E. Winter's 'Audio Watchdog' look at the latest Italian horror and fantasy soundtrack CDs!
All this plus Biblio Watchdog, Letterbox and much, much more!


Issue 147
February/March 2009

MOTHER OF TEARS: THE THIRD MOTHER: A Video Watchdog Round Table Discussion: Maitland McDonagh makes a long-overdue return to our pages to discuss, dissect and analyze Dario Argento's latest release with Tim Lucas, Kim Newman, Richard Harland Smith and Brad Stevens. Is it an unworthy disaster, a surrealist masterpiece, or something in between?
DVD Spotlight
Three by Jean-Pierre Melville
Rebecca and Sam Umland review the best of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Lino Ventura in these essential new releases from the master of French crime cinema: LeON MORIN, PRIEST, Le Doulos and Le Deuxi?me Souffle!
Plus Reviews of...
The TV remake of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN... Ed Wood's bestiality romance THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST... William Cameron Menzies' CHANDU THE MAGICIAN with Bela Lugosi... Wong Kar-wei's captivating and imaginative romance CHUNGKING EXPRESS... the Ballardian and Australian CRASH TEST... the contemporary giallo DARKNESS SURROUNDS ROBERTA... J. Carrol Naish keeps DR. RENAULT'S SECRET... we apply some critical soap to DRACULA'S DIRTY DAUGHTER... Vincent Price presages his classic Poe performances in the 1940s melodrama DRAGONWYCK... Miles Davis scores Louis Malle's directorial debut thriller ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS... Horst Tappert organizes THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY... Roddy McDowall reanimates a golem in IT!... Charlotte Gainsbourg's tense household is overtaken by a LEMMING... Anthony Hopkins and a scary ventriloquist's dummy double talk their way through MAGIC... THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB PRESENTS ANNETTE... Jacques Dutronc and Sophie Marceau make beautiful rhymes together in Andrzej Zulawski's MY NIGHTS ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOUR DAYS... Gillian Hills stars in the surprisingly erotic Granada Television family entertainment THE OWL SERVICE... in the near future, rock music converts the masses to conformity in Peter Watkins' PRIVILEGE... Kathryn Harrold tends to a psychic patient in THE SENDER... Oliver Reed pursues Carol Lynley into THE SHUTTERED ROOM... colors explode in the Wachovski Brothers' SPEED RACER... Ken Foree and Lynn Lowry return to the screen in SPLATTER DISCO... David Carradine stars in SUNDOWN: THE VAMPIRE IN RETREAT... Fred Olen Ray taps into the erotic side of anime in SUPER NINJA DOLL... an undead Elvis impersonator plays house in TRAILER PARK OF TERROR... and a strange albino ape turns amorous in THE WHITE GORILLA!
And...
Ramsey Campbell on the bizarre Turkish comedy-adventure KORKUSUZ KAPTAN SWING!
Books: Sam Umland reviews Taschen's latest piano-sized book THE INGMAR BERGMAN ARCHIVES, and Tim Lucas reviews Carl Wilson's LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE: A JOURNEY TO THE END OF TASTE. All this and much, much MORE!


Issue 146
December 2008

Harry Redmond Jr. : Last Survivor of Skull Island: Mark F. Berry interviews the last surviving member of the original KING KONG's special effects unit, who also has tales to tell about his special effects pioneer father and how they devised the cinematic illusions for SHE, THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII, LOST HORIZON and many other classics!
DVD Spotlight: Best Buy Exclusives: Kim Newman reviews three Double Feature discs first sold as Best Buy exclusives: MOON ZERO TWO / WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH, WORLD WITHOUT END / SATELLITE IN THE SKY and BATTLE BENEATH THE EARTH / THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!
Plus...
Minira, Prince of the Monsters, becomes the confidant of an imaginative latchkey kid in ALL MONSTERS ATTACK aka GODZILLA'S REVENGE... the Big G's metallic alter ego returns in TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA... VW gets its second shot at presenting reviews of BRAND UPON THE BRAIN! and CHALLENGE OF THE MASTERS... CLASSIC BRITISH THRILLERS, a new three-disc set including two early Michael Powell films... Steve Miner remakes George Romero's DAY OF THE DEAD pretty much in name only... a lovesick documentarist turns his camera on his lesbian ex-wife in EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG 1974... Conrad Veidt inherits THE HANDS OF ORLAC... Chuck Connors is told by Enzo G. Castellari to KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE... James Cagney (with the help of Bud Westmore's crew) becomes Lon Chaney, the MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES... rock video director Chris Boger tries his hand at THE MARQUIS DE SADE'S JUSTINE... Boris Karloff at his best in the original THE MUMMY, now available in an expanded two-disc edition... Guillermo del Toro produces another Spanish horror gem with THE ORPHANAGE... Ida Lupino sizzles in the film noir classic ROAD HOUSE... a terrifying prehistoric plot hatches in RODAN... Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes aim with his bow and arrow in THE SCORPION KING, and his origin story is told in THE SCORPION KING 2: RISE OF A WARRIOR... guitarist extraordinaire lends his soloing skills to experimental shorts and classic horror imagery in 'SOUNDS OF THE SURREAL' AND 'MONSTERS FROM THE ID'... Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh combine formidable forces in TAI CHI MASTER... a maniac in a Ronald Reagan mask sets about turning blue states into red states in THE TRIPPER... green and brown giants run amok through Japan in the delirious WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS... and Crispin Glover's remake somehow fails to improve on the original THE WIZARD OF GORE!
IMPORT REVIEWS of the indescribable UK TV cult experience GARTH MARENGHI'S DARKPLACE... and the diminutive Nelson de la Rosa goes for the cheese in RATMAN!
Plus...
Ramsey Campbell on Powell & Pressburger's THE SMALL BACK ROOM!
Anthony Ambrogio reviews the ultimate book on CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!
Douglas E. Winter reviews the latest CD soundtrack releases, including SHE and WRONG TURN 2!
And Tim Lucas bids farewell to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND's founding father, Forrest J Ackerman!
All this and much, much MORE!

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