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- First and last issue: 1979-2016
- Horror movies.
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- Covers mostly commercial studio releases, without neglecting independent, low budget, films.
- Editor: Anthony Timpone
- Published 10 times a year by Starlog Group, Inc, 84 colour pages in A4 format.
- Resumed publishing in 2018.
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Issue 228
November 2003
Elegy: Fretting over 'Freddy vs. Jason'
Postal zone: Dueling views on dueling slashers.
Monster invasion: Fleshing out 'In My Skin'.
Gotta get 'Gothika': So said French director Mathieu Kassovitz when he was offered the new Dark Castle shocker.
The 'Texas Chainsaw' Massacred: The remake's fresh-faced cast insist they don't stay that way for long.
Dr. Cyclops: Don't ignore 'Shunned House'; 'Killer Buzz' is B-grade. Unwelcome 'Visitors': Richard Franklin's latest strands a woman on the ocean with seafaring spooks and spiders.
'Animation' of mortality: A man finds his life may be 'Suspended' when he's kidnapped by cannibal women.
Kill-N-Bill: KNB EFX gores up Quentin Tarantino's latest and prepares to forge ahead without one of its founders.
Notes from the underground: Glen Baisley: It takes a series of movies for him to explore all the dark sides of a town without pity. Spanish flights of fear: The good, the bad and the unclothed were celebrated at the San Sebasti?n film fest.
Lost 'Lemora' no more: An in-depth look at the haunting early-'70s vampire fable soon to be reborn on DVD.
DVD dungeon: 'The Hills Have' plenty to offer; 'Leatherface' cuts deep into the vault.
Fu, Franco and other frights: Christopher Lee discusses less celebrated roles in the second part of our exclusive interview.
Nightmare library: Eeriness found in Straub's 'lost boy lost girl'; honestly, Little's nearly-best 'Policy'.

Issue 227
October 2003
Elegy: Packin' the pumpkin
Monster invasion: Spend 'Halloween' at a major reunion.
'Texas Chainsaw' Massacred?: Not if this team fulfills their ambition to craft a worthy and scary remake.
Berry Scary: Oscar winner Halle Berry found a real monsters' ball when she took part in 'Gothika.' 'Kill Bill' Will Thrill: Quentin Tarantino makes the epic Asian action homage he-and countless fans-have long wanted to see.
Living It Up In The 'Underworld': The creature cast discusses wirework, vampire urine, erectile fangs and more.
Dr. Cyclops: 'Killer Me' will slay you; 'Double Vision' singularly derivative
'Undead' Alive: There's more to the latest indie Australian shocker than traditional zombie chills. Plus: the new 'Dawn of the Dead'!
'Flesh' It Out: You'll love the sexy succubi of 'Flesh for the Beast' until they tear your guts out.
Notes From The Underground: Brian Clement: After shopping twice at the 'Meat Market,' he's got more spending money for 'Exhumed.'
Bill's Kills That's Bill Terezakis, the suddenly ubiquitous FX wiz behind 'House of the Dead' and 'Freddy vs. Jason.'
Cutting And Pasting The 'Freddy vs. Jason' development finally ended when a fresh approach was begun.
DVD dungeon: Worms ('Squirm') and rats ('Of Unknown Origin') and snakes ('Venom') 'oh my!
Hammer And Beyond: Christopher Lee wants you to know that there's more to him than British-accented monsters.
Hack To 'School': Paul Naschy leaves lycanthropy behind to jump on the slaughtered-youth bandwagon.
Nightmare library: Wilson's 'Dangerous' worth the risk; a poor crop in Nicholson's 'Harvest.'

Issue 226
September 2003
Elegy: Fango effluvia.
Postal zone: Opinions now about '28 Days Later.'
Monster invasion: South African tear-apart in 'Slash'; a shout-out to 'Unspeakable'
'Jeepers' Creepees: Victims and victors recall their days fleeing and fighting in the scary sequel.
Campbell's Scoop: Bruce Campbell explains why an indie film like 'Bubba Ho-Tep' is always preferable to big-studio work.
Dr. Cyclops: 'Experiment' a success; high-flying 'Vampire Hunters'
'House' Warning: When the vidgame-based 'House of the Dead' opens, anyone can become a zombie - even a Fango editor!
'Cabin' Mates: Despite harsh conditions, the cast of 'Cabin Fever' never got sick of each other.
'Underworld' Arises: Two breeds of monster become locked in mortal combat, and look damn stylish doing it.
Forgotten Horrors: 'Rabid': Everyone from Marilyn Chambers to Martin Scorsese talks up this early David Cronenberg shocker.
Freddy And Jason's Excised Adventures: A special report reveals the potential screen matchups that didn't make the cut.
Follow 'The Order': And you'll find an ancient theological being called a sin eater manifesting in the present day.
DVD dungeon: New special edition worth 'Howling' about; no doubt that 'May' is a keeper.
Digging Up 'Corpses': Wayne Toth explains how to make up a 'House' full of ghouls. Plus: Rob Zombie on the DVD and sequel!
Can't Bug 'Em: When little critters get large, FX artists Jeffrey S. Farley and Christopher Bergschneider can still create them on small budgets.
Nightmare library: Singing the praises of Piccirilli's 'Choir'; sit out Stine's latest.

Issue 225
August 2003
Elegy: A farewell to ''Buffy''
Postal zone: A good ''Turn'' and a bad ''Dream''
Monster invasion: ''Hunting Humans'' and ''The Curse'' prove you can teach old horror standards new tricks.
Freddy's Farewell: His battle with Jason proves a fitting end to Robert Englund's career as the dream slayer.
Dr. Cyclops: ''Dracula II: Ascension'' and ''The Shaft'' rise above the rest.
Re-Animating The Genre: That's the aim of Brian Yuzna as he launches ''Beyond Re-Animator'' and future frights.
Crowning ''King Of The Ants'': The only difference between Stuart Gordon's latest and his past films is that here, the decapitated stay dead.
Notes From The Underground: Brett Piper: The B-veteran discovered that a studio doesn't have to be major to be meddlesome.
Forgotten Horrors: ''Appointment With Fear'': This ambitious 1985 production had an unfortunate date with the cutting room.
''JC'' Resurrected: More money, more makeup FX, more potential victims: The Creeper is back in ''Jeepers Creepers 2.''
''Stacy'' Goes To The Maul: When there's no more room in high school, Japanese living dead girls will walk the Earth.
Big G Vs. Big MG: Humanity fights fire with metal as an updated ''Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla'' busts out.
Gross ''Anatomy'': In the new German sequel and its predecessor, med-schoolers find the competition to be killer.
DVD dungeon: Park yourself in front of ''Road Games''; serial killers real (''Gacy'') and imaginary (''Hatred of a Minute'')
Who Do The Voodoo?: Star William Wellman Jr. recalls how the '50s schlocker ''Macumba Love'' worked box-office magic.
Poetic Injustices: Creating fear through verse is just one of author Tom Piccirilli's multitalents.
Nightmare library: Fox's ''Fat White'' must reading; Campbell and co.'s ''Gathering'' of great fiction.

Issue 224
July 2003
Elegy: The Fango Kids.
Postal zone: Talking up the ''House.''
Monster invasion: Keeping Count with ''Dracula II''; the 12th Annual Chainsaw Awards winners!
Glove match: After all these years, ''Freddy vs. Jason'' is finally upon us, and may the beast man win.
''28 Days'' of the dead: ''Trainspotting'' director Danny Boyle goes from drugs to sickness in his new breakout shocker.
Dr. Cyclops: A little bit nuts about ''Maniacts''; CGI takes bite out of ''Sabretooth''
Extraordinarily ugly gentleman: It took multiple artists to give actor Jason Flemyng the dual personality of Jekyll & Hyde.
Cyborg training ground: ''Terminator 3'' marked a leap to the really big leagues for director Jonathan Mostow.
All you bleed is ''Love Object'': Romance has a heart of darkness in Robert Parigi's chilling directorial debut.
Forgotten horrors: ''Blood Freak'': If it looks like a turkey, walks like a turkey and gobbles like a turkey...
No cure for ''Cabin Fever'': SARS has nothing on what afflicts the young leads of Eli Roth's '70s/'80s horror homage.
''Midnight Mass'' murders: Enter a world overrun by ghouls via a hard-working indie crew adapting F. Paul Wilson.
Love sucks: This ''Vampire Resurrection'' is inspired by pangs of ardor, not a thirst for blood.
''Sangre'' management: Things get chillier in Chile when rising FX talents vamp for the Fango Video release.
South of the gore-der: Down Mexico way, Rene Cardona Sr. & Jr. pursued careers in varied fear filmmaking.
DVD dungeon: ''Dr. Z'' gets an A; ''Dare'' to watch these indie discs.
We shriek for Chriqui: That's Emmanuelle Chriqui, one of the ill-fated youths making a ''Wrong Turn.''
Nightmare library: Vampires are Golden in ''Dark''; Joe Bob Briggs more ''Profound'' than you'd expect.

Issue 223
June 2003
Elegy: Summer screams.
Postal zone: Foreign affairs.
Monster invasion: Return to the bad old days with 'Exorcist: The Beginning' and 'Gacy.'
One 'Wrong Turn' ...leads Eliza Dushku and friends to a confrontation with backwoods killers.
Dr. Cyclops: Eye sickles in ''Flashback'' and ''Scarecrow''; howl with laughter at ''DarkWolf'' .
'28 Days' And counting bodies: The living not-quite-dead rampage through Danny Boyle's truly scary Brit chiller.
'T3' connection: When there's a ''Rise of the Machines'' afoot, you know the Terminator will be at the forefront.
'Eye' scream: Dead people with a difference haunt the heroine of a new Asian sensation.
Santa 'Sangre': Chile claims a stake in the horror genre via the Fango Video vampire release 'Sangre Eterna.'
Green machine: 'How come Fango run 'Hulk' article 16 pages after Arnold article? Hulk smash!'
Cult hit: The 'Nightstalker'?: This Sundance discovery is the latest serial-killer film to transcend the subgenre.
DVD dungeon: Let the ''Sunshine'' in your DVD player; ''Stepfather'' surprises.
Hell-evator Dutch director Dick Maas is talkin' about his new film ''The Shaft'' and we can dig it.
Working the 'Bugs' out: That's one of a pair of creepy-crawling flicks (along with ''Webs'') infesting the Sci Fi Channel.
LA gory It was scary how many genre celebrities turned up at our last West Coast convention.
Nightmare library: Suzuki's ''Ring'' novel translates well; unique hauntings in Moloney's ''Dwelling''.
Jerry Gross-Outs The maverick distributor brought some of the '70s/'80s most shocking films to the screen.

Issue 222
May 2003
Elegy: 2002, where were you?
Postal zone: PG-13 horror is Pretty Ghastly.
Monster invasion: Supernatural war arises in ''Underworld''; ''Queen Kong'' goes ape for feminism.
''Bubba Ho-Tep'' leaves the building: And we hope Don Coscarelli's Elvis-vs.-mummy opus arrives in theaters soon.
Dr. Cyclops: ''Infested'' will draw flies; ''Bog Creatures'' rises above the muck.
Way-Out West: ''Beyond Re-Animator'' finds a jailed Herbert up to the gory antics that put him there in the first place.
''Dream'' Weaver: Screenwriter William Goldman sez adapting Stephen King isn't as scary as Hollywood self-deception.
Hugo this way, we go that way: Villainous Hugo Weaving returns to bedevil the inhabitants of ''The Matrix.''
Forgotten horrors: ''Terror Train'': A look back at an '80s slasher in need of modern video revival.
One man's ''Junk'': is a gore fan's treasure as Atsushi Muroga's Japanese zombiefest invades America.
Grave ''Digging'': Dialogue isn't necessary to convey the chills in J.T. Petty's indie discovery ''Soft for Digging.''
Ratmen's Notebooks: Updating ''Willard,'' Glen Morgan and James Wong gave the rats and the humans more to do.
Life-Robbin' ''Leeches'': They're out of the water and much bigger (of course), sliming through David DeCoteau's latest.
''Darkwof'' howls: In a switch, Kane Hodder plays only the human form of the monster in this low-budget shocker.
Death frm Down Under: A slew of fright films, some of them cult faves, bear the name of Australian producer Antony I. Ginnane.
DVD dungeon: One good ''Ring'' deserves the original; ''Happiness'' is a packed disc.
Every rose has its gore: ''Sleepaway Camp'' star Felissa Rose returns in ''Nikos'' and more new fear features.
Nightmare library: Gruber's hot ''Tropic''; Ketchum's ''Kingdom'' kills.

Issue 221
April 2003
Elegy: The British are coming!
Postal zone: They loved New York.
Monster invasion: The bout of the year: 'Freddy vs. Jason'; '28 Days Later' gets closer; the 12th Annual Chainsaw Awards ballot!
Butt seriously: The Stephen King film 'Dreamcatcher' boasts critters that out-gross the 'Alien' chestburster.
Dr. Cyclops: 'Rats' have bite, 'Python' doesn't; Cyclops likes 'Psyclops'
Where there's a 'Willard'... There's a swarm of hungry rodents doing his bidding, now updated for the 2000s.
Killers in the 'House': Bill Moseley, Sid Haig and Karen Black are the creepiest family in recent cinema history.
Grue 'Identity': They're not calling it a slasher film 'cause it's got big stars doing the dying.
Special section: Bloody olde England!
Trance macabre: There's something 'Hypnotic' about this combination of crime thriller and occult chiller.
Lay it on the 'Line': Two genre stars and a first-time director took a memorable trip on the 'Death Line.'
The hook of 'Revelation': If the plot doesn't intrigue you, the casting of Terence Stamp and Udo Kier will.
'Nine Lives' to die: A pair of filmmakers with the independent spirit present a feature about a murderous one.
Scared of 'Deathwatch': Supernatural evil plagues a group of WWI soldiers in this wartime chiller...
'Bunker' down ...while another presents the horrors of WWII from the German point of view.
Death to critics!: So said Vincent Price in one of his most memorable movies, 'Theater of Blood.'
DVD dungeon: Unfriendly visitors from other planets ('Signs,' 'Contamination') and countries ('Deathmaker,' 'Jack the Ripper')
Scarecrow's feat: Once again, he's not staying up on the cross any more.
Nightmare library: 'Birds and the Bees' doesn't fly; 'Fury' sequel lacks 'Power'

Issue 220
March 2003
Elegy: PG-13 terror.
Postal zone: A happy ending for a horror-loving dad and daughter.
Monster invasion: Jeepers! The Creeper's back; Stephen King's ''Dreamcatcher'' set to grab you; ''Nikos The Impaler'' cuts up in NYC.
''Tremors'' shakes up TV: Now you can get a dose of graboids, shriekers and their ilk every week.
Do the body hop: The murderous-multiple-possessee gambit gets a Japanese twist in Fango Video's ''Another Heaven.''
Dr. Cyclops: ''Dog'' is anything but; ''Hellseeker'' best if you're not seeking Pinhead.
Swamp things: The folks behind the indie film ''Bog Creatures'' dig up old-fashioned frights.
Emma rises: Best known as a demon on ''Buffy,'' Emma Caulfield confronts one in ''Darkness Falls.''
What's cook in?: A whole bunch of fright films, and now actress A.J. Cook takes on ''Final Destination 2.''
''May'' of the dead: Even the outcast heroine of this black-comic shocker can make friends - if she has the right parts.
Chopping Mallory: Hailing from France, ''Bloody Mallory'' proves you can destroy evil and look great doing it.
DVD dungeon: Classic critters trump ''Eight Legged Freaks''; big supplements on low budgets.
Crystal fear: That's crystal meth, which may or may not be behind the scary visions suffered by ''Cookers''.
Garage macabre: Underground car parks are always scary in movies, but ''Subterano'' may be the first film entirely set in one.
''Contamination'' man: Lifelong genre fan Luigi Cozzi poured his love of fright features into a string of offbeat films.
Nightmare library: Piccirilli's ''Night Class'' passes; ''Blooming'' but not blooding in Yarbro's latest.
Fright'em, cowboy: The ambitious ''Legend Of The Phantom Rider'' ropes together the horror and western genres.
All fired up: Bulgaria might not sound too exciting - unless you're filming a low-budget creature feature like ''Dragon Fighter'' there.

Issue 219
January/February 2003
House' of a thousand delays: Rob Zombie tells us why it took so long for his gore epic to reach our screens.
'Spider' web: David Cronenberg tones down the perversity but is no less disturbing in his latest film.
Not so 'Final' after all: Since Death never, er, dies, it's only natural that he's back for 'Final Destination 2.'
The Whole Tooth: You won't want a visit from the Tooth Fairy that haunts the new chiller 'Darkness Falls.'

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