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THE DARK SIDE
The Magazine Of The Macabre And Fantastic
Modern Horror Monthly Magazine from United Kingdom


- First issue: 1990
- Issued every 6 weeks, 9 per year.
- Months are not shown on covers so from #196 are this site's additions.
- Published by Ghoulish Publishing Limited
- Website: www.thedarksidemagazine.com/

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CONTENTS: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 All GALLERIES: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 All

Issue 93
October/November 2001
Giovanni Lombardo Radice has been drilled from ear to ear, had the top of his head sliced off like a breakfast egg, and suffered the screen's most graphic castration. But he's a gentle, artistic soul really, as Jay Slater discovers in this exclusive interview.
Amber warning: An interview with lesbian vampire lady Amber Benson (Tara on the hit TV show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer).
The Dark Side horror guide: From Return Of A Stranger to Rings Of Fear.
A modern hairy tale: The critically acclaimed Ginger Snaps is the best werewolf movie in many a full moon. Sloan Freer talks to director John Fawcett about ringing the changes on a formula that has whiskers on it.
A wolf in teen clothing: As Lou Costello once observed, plenty of hot blooded males turn into wolves when the moon is out. But actress Katherine Isabelle reverses that trend in Ginger Snaps. Sloan Freer talked to her about her creepy career to date.
DVD video library: Allan Bryce checks out the latest DVD releases including Donovan's Brain, Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, House, House II: The Second Story, The Day The Earth Cought Fire, The Brainiac, The World Of The Vampires, Lady Frankenstein. DVD reviews from Vince Bonavoglia: Wham! Bam! Thank You Spaceman!, Madman, Saga Of The Phoenix, The Eternal Evil Of Asia, The Sex Files: Ancient Desires, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Schramm.
Choise cuts: Cannibal Holocaust, The Funhouse, The Ninth Configuration.
Feeling the Strain: Statuesque beauty Julie Strain has made a speciality out of playing seductive femme fatales in countless horror flicks and erotic thrillers. Now she reveals all for Dark Side.
Jersey devil: Claire Stansfield describes her Xena character as ''deliciously evil.'' She also says she likes rolling around in the dirt. Mike Watt chews the fat with a cult heroine who loves to explore her dark side.


Issue 92
August/September 2001
His name is Somebody: From The Good The Bad And The Ugly to Lady Frankenstein - Alessandro Alessandroni on his varied musical career.
Simon slays: More melodious mayhem as British-born composer Simon Boswell tots up his scare scores.
The Dark Side horror guide: From Refrigerator to The Return Of Peter Grimm.
Killer bytes: Clive Barker's contribution to the world of computer carnage.
DVD video library: Allan Bryce checks out the latest DVD releases including Atom Age Vampire, Bloodlust, Tormented, Blood Creature, Nightmare Castle. DVD reviews from Vince Bonavoglia: The Mad Butcher, The Beast That Killed Women, The Monster of Camp Sunshine, At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse, Awakening Of The Beast, Oasis Of The Zombies, Zombie Lake, Orloff And The Invisible Man, The Beast Must Die.
Choise cuts: Iguana, Steel And Lace.
The Scottish dead: The grisly lowdown on Edinburg's Dead By Dawn festival.


Issue 91
June/July 2001
Horrific hidden treasures: Not all Easter eggs are fattening! Dave Wood bunnies on about a few low calorie DVD treats you may already have in your collection, without knowing it.
Kind hearts and horror hits: He was the biggest box-office star of his generation, a distinguished stage and screen actor with a filmography that boasted work from Ealing to Hammer. So how did he end up making movies for Jess Franco: John Hamilton profiles the bizarre career of Dennis Price.
The Dark Side horror guide: From Rabid to A Reflection Of Fear.
Urban Ghost Story: Allan Bryce reviews a new British horror flick about terrifying happenings in a Glaswegian tower block.
DVD video library: Allan Bryce checks out the latest DVD releases including The Vampires' Night Orgy, Audition, Ring, Bless the Child, Urban Legends: Final Cut. DVD reviews from Vince Bonavoglia: Evil Dead Trap, Fiend Without A Face, Gold Of Amazon Women, The Defilers / Scum Of The Earth, Cannibal Man, C.H.U.D., Mantis In Lace / Lila.
Choise cuts: Jack's Wife (Season Of The Witch), The Brood, Story Of O, Even Dwarfs Started Small, The Last Picture Show.
Going for the jugular: Under the pseudonym of Victor Janos, Roger Watkins made the legendary ''snuff'' movie Last House On Dead End Street. He's never been interviewed, until now. Jay Slater asks the questions.
Three Ring scare curse: The Japanese-made Ring trilogy ushers in a new era, returning viewers to the days when genre movies didn't have to rely on special effects to chill the viewer. Julien Seveon has watched the videotapes and desperately wants to pass them on to Dark Side readers.


Issue 90
April/May 2001
Flowers of the Flesh: Dark Side talks to director Hideshi Hino, the Japanese creator of the notorious Guinea Pig torture movie series.
The hand that shocked the cradle: Ten years on from Bad Karma, and Alex Chandon still hasn't cleaned up his act.
Choise cuts: Brad Stevens returns to Abel Ferrara territory (Fear City) and also checks out different versions of Mike Newell's The Awakening.
The Dark Side horror guide: From The Psychopath to Q: The Winged Serpent.
Return of the Evil Dead: Sam Raimi's deadites are back, but sadly only on your computer.
DVD video library: Allan Bryce checks out the latest DVD releases including Hollow Man, Crocodile, Love Camp 7, Amazonia, Silent Night Evil Night, King Kong (1933), Destiny, Nosferatu, and many more.
The death of the video nasty: Jay Slater thinks that it's time to consign the Nasties list to the bonfire of history and he explains exactly why...
Mutterings from MIFED: Martin Coxhead reports from the land of the boot on what dubious delights are heading for a video store near you.


Issue 89
February/March 2001
Ray Lovelock, Star of The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue; Beyond Blastfighter star Michael Sopkiw; Monsters from The Id; An exclusive report from France's oddest Film Festival.


Issue 88
Dec/January 2001
Son of Last Chainsaw on the left: Two of the movie world's biggest psychos meet John Martin: Gunnar Hansen and David Hess.
The Dark Side horror guide: From The Playgirls and the Bellboy to The Presence.
Choise cuts: Vampires, Paul Verhoeven's Dutch treats, Open Season.
DVD video library: Allan Bryce checks out the latest DVD releases including The Beast Of Yucca Flats, Frogs, The Beyond, The 1000 Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse, Fear City, The Omen box set, and many more.
Shirley Eaton: Best known for getting the sexiest paint job in movie history in Goldfinger, this talented actress has had a colourful movie career in more ways than one.
Tales from the script: Want to know where you can read the original script for Alien Vs Predator? Martyn Carol has the answer!
Video vault: A Clockwork Orange, Ring, Galaxy Quest, The Prophesy II.
Dark visions: Film news.

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