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Retro, Classic Monsters, Horror Biannual Fanzine from United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 2008-2014
The successor of Scarlet Street.
- Publisher: Kevin G. Shinnick.

Last updated:
11 April 2022
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Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson

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CONTENTS: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 GALLERIES: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 All

Issue 11
February/March/April 2014

Issue 10
August/September/October 2013
BOOK REVIEWS – American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929; Billion Dollar Batman; The Case Files of the Oriental Sleuths; Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960; Directors Up Close 2; The Forrest J Ackerman Oeuvre; Joss Whedon books; Movie Monsters in Scale; Remaking Horror; Sherlock Holmes and the Fabulous Faces; Shock Theater Chicago Style; Tender Comrades
DVD REVIEWS – After Dusk They Come; Back from Hell; Beyond the Black Rainbow; Branded; Chiller, the Complete Television Series; Curandero: Dawn of the Demon; Dark Feed; Deadfall; Dinocroc; The Disco Exorcist; Dredd; The Fall of the House of Usher (1956); Four from the Asylum; 42nd Street Forever; Found Footage Flicks; Ganja & Hess; Hell’s Labyrinth; Hemo; The Hunger Games; In Search of…; The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis; Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dracula; Mad Monster Party?; Midnight Son; The Millenium Bug; The Possession; The Revenant; Rites of Passage; Santa Claus Conquers the Martians; Shed No Tears; Sinister; Smiley; Splintered; Storage 24; Terror is a Man; The Theater Bizarre; The Thompsons; A Thousand Cuts; Total Recall; The Toxic Avenger: The Japanese Cut; Vile; Where Evil Lives; Where the Dead Go to Die; Zaat
Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection – HHL
Son of Soister – Jake Soister
Invisible Icon – Don Mankowski
Man of a Thousand Bashings – Bruce Dettman
The Damnation of Dracula – Paul Leggett
The Many Masks of the Opera Ghost (Then Rains Came) – Lelia Loban

Issue 9
February/March/April 2013
The Horrors of Republic Studios,
Lillian Gish and A Silent Screen Horror,
Definitive Horror in the Late 1950s and 1960s like HORROR HOTEL and CURSE OF THE DEMON
and more!

Issue 8
February/March/April 2012
Features articles on Christianity in the Hammer Horrors; Jack Pierce Tribute; Lugosi; Lovecraft; Poe and Much More!!!

Issue 7
July/August/September 2011
The Newshound - John Mathews
Fangoria Frightfest - John P. Stevenson
TV Horrors on DVD - Harry H Long
The Many Masks of the Opera Ghost, Part One - Lelia Loban
Interview with Ron Chaney - Tim Sullivan
Interview with Beverly Washburn - Lawrence Fultz, Jr.

Book Reviews
Columbia Pictures: Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films 1928-1982, Comedy-Horror Films, Erroll and Olivia, Frances Farmer: The Life and Films of a Troubled Star, The Green Hornet, Horror Noir, The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello, Life of Forry, Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood, Mystery, Suspense, Film Noir and Detective Movies on DVD: A Guide to the Best in Cinema Thrills, The Red Skelton Show, Up from the Vault, Voices in the Dark,
Dark Stars Rising

Movie Reviews
Aah! Zombies!!, Airline Disaster, Titanic II, Alien from the Deep (Alien Degli Abissi), Altitude, Behemoth, The Balck Death, The Black Sleep, Bread Crumbs, Colin Fitz Lives!, Crucible of Terror, Dark Night of the Scarecrow, Deep Red, Inferno, Dementia 13, Discarded Lovers, Dying God, Eugene, The Green Hornet Strikes Again, Grim, House of the Wolf Man, Kalifornia, Kansas City Confidential, Kelly of the Secret Service, Let Me In, Manfish, Metamorphosis, The Monster and the Ape, Parasomnia, Pleasures of the Damned, Queen of Blood, Resp Chick, Resonances, Respire, River of Darkness, Secrets of Sex, The Stranger, The Terror, Vampire Circus, Vampires Suck!  

Issue 6
January/February/March 2011
MURDERED ALIVE by Arthur Llennig
A look at a play Lugosi performed back in the early 1930s, about a man who hopes to Achieve success as a sculptor by embalming victims while still alive and turning them to stone.
Paul Leggett continues his exploration of Christianity in the Horror Film with a look at key Val Lewton titles.
SNOWFLAKES FROM HEAVENPaul & Donnal Parla & Anthony DiSalvo interview Ann Carter (CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, I MARRIED A WITCH, etc.)
STALKED BY THE CAT PEOPLEPaul, Dona & Anthony interview Jane Randolph
BOOK REVIEWS: The Films of Johnny Depp (Bob Gutowski), Horror Film Aesthetics (Terence Smith), House of Dan Curtis (Bob D. Pyle), The Invaders (Bruce Dettman), The Legendary Lydecker Brothers (Bruce Dettman), Mind Warp! (Kevin Shinnick), Savage Detors (Michael Cornett), Stage Whispers (Kevin Shinnick)
DVD REVIEWS Aurora Monsters (HHL), Banshee!!! (Terence Smith), CoCoon (Bob D. Pyle), The Crazies (Kevin Shinnick), Dark Nature (Bob Gutowski), The Dead Matter (Michael Cornett), Devil Hunter (Brett Taylor), Drifter (Harvey Chartrand), Fan of the Dead (Brett Taylor), Golden Age Theater (Kevin Slick), Hot Tub Time Machine (Kevin Slick), The Landlord (Brett Taylor), Legends of Laughter: Abbott & Costello (Bruce Dettman), Long Pig (Brett Taylor), The Mindscape of Alan Moore (John Paul Checkett), Mystery Science Theater 3000, Volume XIX (Kevin Shinnick), Never Sleep Again: the Elm Street legacy (John P. Stevenson), November Son (Michael Cornett), Predator (Kevin Shinnick), Psychomania (Kevin Shinnick), Repo Men (David Smith), Run, Robot, Run (Brett Taylor), S. Darko (Bob Gutowski), The 7 Adventures of Sinbad (David Smith), The Shadow Within (John-Paul Checkett), Tales from the Script (Brett Taylor), Terror from Beneath the Earth (Kevin Shinnick).
Essay-length review of THRILLER collection from IMAGE by HHL  

Issue 5
July/August/September 2010
Frank Frazetta pictorial tribute (some of his movie posters)
The Wolfman reviewed by Scott Essman, Kevin Slick, Ken Hanke, Harry Long
The Wolf Man by Ken Hanke & Harry Long
Interviews with Gary Clarke and Betsy Jones-Moreland (thought to be her last) by Larry Fultz
Bride of the Gorilla by Michael Mallory
The Creature & his Women by Bruce Dettman
Book reviews:
Capes, Crooks & Cliffhangers; Dark Dreams; Gender & exuality in STAR TREK; Ghost Images; The Man who Collected Psychos; The Marx Brothers as Social Critics; Reel tears, the Beverly Washburn Story; Silent Mystery & Detective Movies; Third Man Out; Weird Tales of the SkullMask; The Wonder Within You
CD reviews by Harry Long:
Love Happens; The Univited; Days of Our Lives; Heroes; Battlestar Gallactica; Sky Riders; the Music of STAR TREK
(too goddam many) DVD reviews:
Black House; Dead Moon Rising; Devil Girl; District 9; The Hills Run Red; Hitler meets Christ; Homewrecker; Icons of Suspense: Hammer Films; Kingdom of the Spiders; Mad Dog Morgan; Megashark vs Giant Octopus; Metamorphosis; Murant Chronicles; The Naked Monster; Nature's Grave; On the Spot; Red Velvet; Sherlock Holmes (Asylum); Song of the Dead; Stealing Lincoln's Body; Streamers; Troma's War; Universal Cult Horror Collection; Virginia Creepers; The Wild Man of the Navidad 

Issue 4
January/February/March 2010

Issue 3
June/July/August 2009
Harry H Long's vestpocket biography of Edgar Allan Poe
Lilia Loban's look at the fantastic films of Gramercy Pictures
David J. Skal's and Jessica Rains' coverage of ClaudeRains' early years in Hollywood.
Bruce Dettman examines the Creature of the Black Lagoon's tragic inability to be a Babe Magnet .
Uncle Forry.
Bob Quarry.
Artist Linda Miller.
Paul Leggett begins a multipart look at Religion in the horror film.
Plus book, CD and DVD reviews and more!

Issue 2
February 2009

Issue 1
The News Hound - John Mathews.
DVD REVIEWS: The Busy Body (HHL), Charlie Chan 3 (HHL), COUNT DRACULA (Bob Gutowski), Fox Horror Classics Collection (BG), H P Lovecraft films (HHL), The Hunchback of Notre Dame Ultimate Edition (HHL), Icons of Horror: Boris Karloff (Jack Randall Earles), Icons of Horror: Sam Katzman (JRE), The Jazz Singer (JRE), Jekyll & Hyde Together Again & Student Bodies (HHL), Mario Bava Boxes (Dave Zeidler, The Monster Squad (John Stevenson), Night of Evil/Stark Fear/Keep My Grave Open/Honeymoon of Hooror (HHL), Pan's Labyrinth (BG), Popeve the Sailor (Len Kohl), The Return of Dracuila/The Vampire (BG), She (Farnham Scott), Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Series (Kevin Shinnick), Socket (HHL), Tales from the Crypt/The Vault of Horror (Don Mankowski), Warners Cult Classics boxes (JRE).
BOOK REVIEWS: American Gothic (Michael Cornett), Bela Lugosi: Dreams and Nightmares (John Soister) [plus a conversation with Gary Rhoses by Mark Redfield], Chicago TV Horoor Movie Shows (DM), The Hammer Sytory (Paul Leggett).
CRIMSON CHRONICLES - Forrest J Ackerman.
REMEMERING RICHARD - Valley's Mindless Drones.
LIFE OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION (a vestp[ocket bio of Poe), Part One - Harry H Long.
SKINNING THE BLACK CAT - analysis by Ken Hanke.
SELLING THE BLACK CAT - detailing Universal's promotion strategies - Gary D. Rhodes.
VAMPIRES AND SPACE PROBES AND SNAILS ... OH MY! - part one of The Gramercy Four by Lelia Loban.
IT'S ALIVE ... AGAIN! - creating the makeup for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL by John Dods.

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