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- A movie magazine from the UK which focuses on the darker side of cinema.
- "Each issue explores a different theme taken from the dark cinematic basement we have made our home. It contains exclusive content not available on the website."
- Published monthly online and quarterly in print by Wallflower Press.
- 68 Glossy color pages.
- Website: www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Last updated:
12 June 2014
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CONTENTS: 2008 2009 2010 GALLERIES: 2008 2009 2010 All

Spring 2010

Issue 7
Dec./January/February 2010
'I Fought the Law' - The winter 09 issue of Electric Sheep looks at what makes a cinematic outlaw: read about the misdeeds of low-life gangsters, gentlemen thieves, deadly females, modern terrorists, cop killers and vigilantes, bikers and banned filmmakers.
Also in this issue: interview with John Hillcoat about his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, the art of Polish posters according to Andrzej Klimowski, Andrew Cartmel discusses The Prisoner and noir comic strips!

Issue 6
September/October/November 2009
Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Raindance 09
Political animation
Louche mariachi rockabilly Dan Sartain picks his top films!

Issue 5
June/July/August 2009
SUBSTITUTE: Black for white, stranger for lover, master for servant, robot for human, cross-dresser for femme fatale.
Interview with French master of the fantastique Marc Caro
Richard Lester's The Bed Sitting Room
Comic strip review of Hardware
Femme Dada: V?ra Chytilov?'s Daisies

Issue 4
March/April/May 2009
The spring issue of Electric Sheep focuses on Tainted Love to celebrate the release of the sweet and bloody pre-teen vampire romance Let the Right One In, with articles on incestuous cinematic siblings, Fran?ois Ozon's tales of tortuous relationships, destructive passion in Nic Roeg's Bad Timing, Julio Medem's ambiguous lovers and nihilistic tenderness from K?ji Wakamatsu. Also in this issue: film in Berlin from squat cinema to the Berlinale, the Polish New Wave, screen vamps, comic strip on the Watchmen film adaptation, and Ipso Facto's top films.

Issue 3
December 2008
The winter issue of Electric Sheep explores celluloid snow with articles on Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World and John Carpenter'sThe Thing as well as Christmas slashers, film noir and snow, and cult Japanese 70s revenge tale Lady Snowblood. Plus interviews with Asif Kapadia and Jerzy Skolimowski, preview of the London Short Film Festival, reviews of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata, B?la Tarr's The Man from London and Lotte Reininger's Fairy Tale Films, and a comic strip review of Kamikaze Girls!

Issue 2
September/October/November 2008
The autumn issue of Electric Sheep magazine is out on 5 September. In this issue we look at cruel games, from the politics of human blood sport in Death Race to sadistic power play in Korean thriller A Bloody Aria, from fascist games in German hit The Wave to terrifying toys in Jan Svankmajer's Alice. Plus an interview with comics master Charles Burns about the stunning animated filmFear(s) of the Dark and a fantastic London Film Festival comic strip. Plus much, much more!

Issue 1
June/July/August 2008
The June issue is a cinema and jazz special to coincide with the re-release of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep, a heart-rending, soulful monochrome gem. To celebrate the belated recognition of one of American independent cinema's greats, we look at the influence of jazz on film in the US with articles on Shirley Clarke, John Cassavetes, Jim Jarmusch and Beat cinema among others. Plus features on the Edinburgh Film Festival, Cine-Excess II, Tiger Festival, manga and film, as well as interviews with Charles Burnett and Tom Kalin.

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