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Issue 299
December 2010
FEATURE: "VAMPIRE CIRCUS" As staged by Hammer Films and now restored on disc, this carnival is far from family-friendly.

ON SET: "STAKE LAND" The "Mulberry Street" gang leave the city for a terrifying trek across a vampire-plagued America. Plus: more words from heroine Danielle Harris.

INTERVIEW: HARRY KuMEL He introduced audiences to the sultry suckers known as the "Daughters of Darkness."

PREVIEW: "DEAD SPACE 2" The Necromorphs are back and their killing ground is bigger in the video-game sequel. Plus: a special review of "Dead Rising 2."

INTERVIEW: TOBY SELLS He started as a monster-loving kid, and now he's a makeup maestro marching with "The Walking Dead."

INTERVIEW: JEFF LIEBERMAN The man who made you "Squirm" looks back at his horrifying and subversive screen resume. Plus: Blue Sunshine-the venue!

FEATURE: GRINDHOUSE RELEASING The old fleapits may be gone, but the movies they showcased are still seeing the light of projectors.

INTERVIEW: JEAN ROLLIN After four decades in the cinematic trenches, the French auteur hasn't lost his edge.

PREVIEW: "BLACK SWAN" Under Darren Aronofsky's guidance, Natalie Portman dances her way into insanity. Plus: the cringe-inducing FX!

INTERVIEW: CHERIE CURRIE Transitioning from the Runaways to acting, she learned that some "Parasite"s really bite.

MINIFEATURE: GORECAKES These grisly pastries are more than just desserts.

DIARY OF THE DEB: "VOODOO COWBOYS" Down South, there was good and bad mojo in front of the cameras and behind the scenes.

INTERVIEW: BENJAMIN PERCY The savagery of this up-and-coming author's prose leaps like a wolf off the page. Plus: Thom Carnell bares his "Flesh."

INTERVIEW: CONSTANCE TOWERS The actress willingly followed Samuel Fuller down a "Shock Corridor."

MINIFEATURE: THE NEW "CREEPY" The modern reinvention of the classic '60s-'80s comics mag is scaring a new generation.

INTERVIEW: GWAR Bow before the intergalactic lords of monstrous music who have come to Earth to rock and shock you! Plus: Fango shoots a video with the scumdogs.


FIRST RITES Darren Aronofsky: master of horror

POSTAL ZONE An issue with good Genes

MONSTER INVASION Previews of "Bitter Feast," "Rare Exports," "The Captured Bird" and "The Taken"

THE TERROR TUBE The "Magic Shop" episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents"

THE TRASH COMPACTOR John Waters dishes on B-movie veteran Ted V. Mikels

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of the Criterion Collection's "Cronos," "Psychomania," "Cannibal Girls," "Zombie Girl: The Movie" and others

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of the Ellen Datlow/ Nick Mamatas-edited "Haunted Legends," Richard Kadrey's "Kill the Dead," Dan Wells' "Mr. Monster" and more

COMIC CASKET Our new column devoted to illustrated fear debuts with the other "Walking Dead"

HORRORCADE Reviews of "Enslaved," "Castlevania: Lords of Shadow" and "Saw II: Flesh & Blood"

SOUND SHOCK James Kenelm Clarke on "Vampyres"


MONSTER OF THE MONTH Jane O'Flynn from "Survival of the Dead"

Issue 298
October/November 2010

INTERVIEW: HILTON A. GREEN He was by Alfred Hitchcock's side when the Master of Suspense went "Psycho." Plus: a look at "The Psycho Legacy"

INTERVIEW: ADAM GREEN PT. 2 The writer/ director needed a new leading lady to confront Victor Crowley in "Hatchet II."

INTERVIEW: WES CRAVEN "My Soul to Take" allowed him to explore original terror-tory for the first time in years.

PREVIEW: "ELVIRA'S MOVIE MACABRE" Everyone's favorite Mistress of the Dark is making a return to the boob tube.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: "COLIN" Marc Price had to have a lot of guts to attempt a zombie feature on a double-digit budget. Plus: more bargain ghouls in "Zombie Nightmare"

PREVIEW: "AMER" The year's most visually striking shocker takes its cues from Italian terrors of the past.

INTERVIEW: GENE SIMMONS Kiss' rock monster brought a longtime love of the macabre to his legendary persona. Plus: Tim Sullivan and Paul Stanley on their Kiss-tories

INTERVIEW: BARBARA SHELLEY PT. 2 The queen of Hammer horror recalls tangling with Dracula, Martians and more.

ON SET: "HELLDRIVER" When splattermeister Yoshihiro Nishimura raises the dead, it ain't your typical zombiefest.

ON SET: "VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL" Here's a Japanese high-school love triangle that draws an awful lot of blood.

INTERVIEW: NOBUHIKO OBAYASHI His 1977 "House" has been attracting a whole new crowd of appreciative visitors.

PREVIEW: "MONSTERS" With a small cast and budget and plenty of digital ingenuity, Gareth Edwards built a better creature feature.


FIRST RITES That first Kiss of obsession

MONSTER INVASION Previews of "Hisss" and "Zombie Girl: The Movie"; "Grimm Love" director talks

THE PIT AND THE PEN OF BERT I. GORDON How to populate a "Village of the Giants"

TRASH COMPACTOR "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park"

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of "Colin," "Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated," "Closet Space," "Gamera" double features, "Carnies" and more

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of David Wellington's "Overwinter," John Ajvide Lindqvist's "Handling the Undead," Steve Alten's "Grim Reaper" and others

HORRORCADE Reviews of "Limbo," "Mafia II," "Castlevania: Harmony of Despair" and "Clash of the Titans"

SOUND SHOCK John Harrison on his "Creepshow" score

Issue 297
September 2010

INTERVIEW: NICKY HENSON Hopping on a hog, he delivered "Psychomania" in the early-'70s cult pic.

PREVIEW: "THE WALKING DEAD" Has there ever been a more exciting-sounding TV show than Frank Darabont's adaptation of the zombie-comics favorite?

INTERVIEW: DARIN SCOTT He opened a "Dark House" that has become one of the key flicks in the Fangoria FrightFest collection.

PREVIEW: "SUCK" Vampires, rock 'n' roll and Malcolm McDowell-what more could you ask for?

PREVIEW: "RED WHITE & BLUE" The first of those colors runs all over the heart of Texas in this savage new horror/drama.

INTERVIEW: BARBARA SHELLEY Part one of our lengthy chat with the actress who put the glamour in the movies of Hammer.

PREVIEW: "LET ME IN" They let the right team in to rework the Swedish vampire favorite. Plus: Simon Oakes on the new Hammer's new directions

PREVIEW: "DEVIL" Going hell? That's where an elevator's headed in this M. Night Shyamalan-produced chiller.

PREVIEW: "HATCHET II" Victor Crowley's back, and writer/director Adam Green's given him more people to kill.

PREVIEW: "SAW 3D" Jigsaw's torturous traps take on a whole new level in director Kevin Greutert's latest franchise entry.

PREVIEW: "I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE" It was up to the remake crew to assure fans of the original wouldn't feel violated.

INTERVIEW: WILLIAM LUSTIG He made a "Maniac" who's still scaring us three decades later. Plus: the making of another early-'80s "Madman"

PREVIEW: AFTER DARK ORIGINALS Terrors of every type fill an all-new lineup of eight fearsome films.

INTERVIEW: JOSHUA HOFFINE His lens captures some of the freakiest sights in the art-photography world.

INTERVIEW: SARAH KARLOFF Life was a "Thriller" for the daughter of Boris.

DIARY OF THE DEB: "SCREAM QUEENS" The reality show's second season gave Debbie Rochon the chance to share her wisdom.


FIRST RITES "Walking" in big shoes

MONSTER INVASION Previews of John Carpenter's "The Ward," the "Let Me In" comic and the DVD reissue of "Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell"

TRASH COMPACTOR Boris Karloff in "Die, Monster, Die!"

THE TERROR TUBE The infamous British broadcast "Ghostwatch"

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of "The Dead Matter," "Burning Bright," two from Larry Blamire, "Growth," "Under the Mountain" and more

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Bob Fingerman's "Pariah," Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's "The Fall," David Moody's "Autumn" and others

HORRORCADE Reviews of "Naughty Bear," "Singularity" and "Crackdown 2"

SOUND SHOCK David A. Hughes on his "C.H.U.D." score


MONSTER OF THE MONTH Trash from "The Return of the Living Dead"

Issue 296
August 2010

PREVIEW: "ENTER THE VOID" French provocateur Gaspar Noe delivers his most bizarre cinematic experience yet.

PREVIEW: "THE LAST EXORCISM" How do you make devil-purging scary again? Do it documentary-style.

INTERVIEW: BOB BURNS On a "Dark and Stormy Night," he revived his classic Kogar the Gorilla character.

PREVIEW: "THE HAUNTING" No, it's not another remake; FANGORIA FrightFest presents a unique tale of Spanish ghosts.

FEATURE: 3-D HORRORS For nearly 60 years now, monsters and madmen have been leaping into audiences' laps.

INTERVIEW: TONY ANTHONY Back in the '80s, he was the first to have the action "Comin' at Ya!" off the screen.

ON SET: "RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE" Paul W.S. Anderson adds a fresh dimension to his zombie-film franchise.

ON SET: "PIRANHA 3D" It may have the best-looking cast of any fright feature this year-until the flesheating fish get to them.

PREVIEW: "SAW VII" A look at how the franchise's gore will really be in your face this October.

INTERVIEW: ROGER CORMAN The B-movie godfather recalls the original "Piranha" and "Humanoids from the Deep." Plus: "Piranha" starlet Belinda Balaski and "Mega Piranha"!

INTERVIEW: JERRY LACY He took vampires and others to Trask as the righteous reverend of TV's "Dark Shadows."

ON SET: "DORIAN GRAY" The antihero is better-looking than ever in this new adaptation, but his picture (and deeds) are worse.

INTERVIEW: LUIGI COZZI Thirty years ago, he was responsible for a very messy "Contamination."

DIARY OF THE DEB: "SATAN HATES YOU" But you'll love what this tribute to religious scare flicks has to offer.


FIRST RITES Childhood's first glasses

MONSTER INVASION Previews of "Machete," "Sweatshop," "Sea of Dust" and horrors on the printed page!

THE TERROR TUBE Dennis Hopper in the "He's Alive" episode of "The Twilight Zone"

THE PIT AND THE PEN OF BERT I. GORDON Premiere of the new column by the B-movie veteran!

TRASH COMPACTOR Christopher Coppola on "Dracula's Widow."

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of "Piranha," "Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!", "Open House," "The Uninvited," "Death Kappa" and others

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of the "Living Dead 2" anthology, Martin Millar's "Curse of the Wolf Girl," Jonathan L. Howard's "Johannes Cabal the Detective" and more

HORRORCADE Reviews of "Lost Planet 2," "Alan Wake" and "Dante's Inferno" for the PSP

SOUND SHOCK "True Blood" and "The Last Exorcism" composer Nathan Barr


MONSTER OF THE MONTH Rhoda Penmark from "The Bad Seed"

Issue 295
July 2010
PREVIEW: "2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS" Tim Sullivan reveals how he took his lunatics on the road. Plus: a chat with co-star Kevin Ogilvie, a.k.a. Nivek Ogre!
INTERVIEW: JAUME BALAGUERO The Spanish director owns this summer with "[REC] 2" and the FANGORIA FrightFest release "Fragile."
ON SET: "PREDATORS" The forest looks similar but the story and characters are different in the franchise reboot.
PREVIEW: "SPLATTERHOUSE" The classic video game is back, and much bloodier than before. Plus: a horror-game history!
ON SET: "SALVAGE" Terror arrives next door in a monster-amok picture with some very current concerns.
ON SET: "TRUE BLOOD" The creators and stars promise that the third season of the vampire hit will only literally suck.
ON SET: "PARASOMNIA" Director William Malone invites you into his unique and scary dream world. Plus: Malone's past monsters.
PREVIEW: SUSHI TYPHOON Details on a tasty selection of over-the-top splatter fare coming from Japan.
ON SET: "DEATH KAPPA" This is one shoot where our journalist gets to see the monster live and up close.
PREVIEW: "AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE" The best sleaze from decades past is celebrated in a new documentary. Plus: shockers from the art house!
INTERVIEW: LYNN LOWRY The actress from both takes on "The Crazies" is loving the second wind of her fright career.
PREVIEW: "A SERBIAN FILM" From a country not known for its genre fare comes a movie that's hard to ignore.
FIRST RITES Horror: it's not just a game
MONSTER INVASION Previews of "The Dead Matter," "Chain Letter," Fango FrightFest's "Road Kill" and more, plus the 2010 Chainsaw Awards winners!
TERROR TUBE The "Bobby" segment of Dan Curtis' "Dead of Night"
TRASH COMPACTOR Grisly marital arts in Andrzej Zulawski's "Possession"
DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of "The Horseman," "Salvage," "Horror Hospital," "Legion," "Burning Inside" and others
HORRORCADE Reviews of "Monster Hunter Tri," "Dead to Rights: Retribution," "Just Cause 2" and "Samurai Showdown Sen"
NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Justin Cronin's "The Passage," John Connolly's "The Whisperers," Michael Koryta's "So Cold the River" and more
SOUND SHOCK The unheard "Hellraiser" music by Coil
MONSTER OF THE MONTH Reverend Lowe from "Silver Bullet"

Issue 294
June 2010

INTERVIEW: TERRANCE ZDUNICH The man who sang of graverobbing in "Repo!" talks the future shocks of his "Molting" comic.

PREVIEW: "ALL ABOUT EVIL" A host of San Francisco and Hollywood talent came together for this outrageous horror/comedy.

INTERVIEWS: THE "ECLIPSE" VAMPIRES Cameron Bright and Jackson Rathbone discuss the "Twilight" sequel and scarier stuff.

INTERVIEW: GIOVANNI LOMBARDO RADICE Known to many as John Morghen, he suffered through "City of the Living Dead" and other Italian shockers. Plus: Lucio Fulci's Grossest Hits!

ON SET: "SPLICE" Director Vincenzo Natali explains the birth, care and raising of a genetic mutation, and Delphine Chaneac recalls playing the lovely but deadly result.

PREVIEW: "TELL TALE" This contemporary Edgar Allan Poe update was a work of heart for director Miguel Arteta and star Josh Lucas.

PREVIEW: "SOMEONE'S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR" In this boundary-pushing flick, filmmaker Chad Ferrin and actor Noah Segan revel in sex, drugs and shock.

DIARY OF THE DEB: "GAME OVER" Was there more pain on screen or behind the scenes of this German indie? Debbie Rochon knows her answer.

ON SET: "ANIMALS" John Skipp and Craig Spector's novel of romance, jealousy and werewolves howls to screen life.

INTERVIEW: JESS FRANCO Still sleazin' after all these years, he doubles the pleasure with "Paula-Paula."

INTERVIEWS: THE "ELM STREET" KIDS, PART TWO More past sequel stars tell us why "Nightmare" was a dream job.


FIRST RITES Oh baby, what a horror

MONSTER INVASION Previews of "Predators," "Jonah Hex," Rob Zombie's latest comic, "The Horseman," "Women's Studies" and more

MONSTER OF THE MONTH Trickster from "Brainscan"

TRASH COMPACTOR The icky extraterrestrials of "Xtro"

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of "City of the Living Dead" on Blu-ray, "Gamera, the Giant Monster," "Trailers from Hell! Volume One" and many more

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of David Moody's "Dog Blood," Ryan Brown's "Play Dead," Gemma Files' "A Book of Tongues" and others

HORRORCADE Reviews of "God of War III," "Fragile Dreams," "Calling" and "White Knight Chronicles"

SOUND SHOCK Fabio Frizzi's music for the walking dead to eat you by


Issue 293
May 2010

ON SET: "THE DESCENT: PART 2" Back into the caves for the eagerly awaited sequel with the original star, a new director and others.

FEATURE: TOY FAIR TERRORS Photos and comments on the hottest horrific items from this year's event.

PREVIEW: "MEADOWOODS" Director Scott Phillips discusses his verite-style chiller about kids who kill just because they can.

ON SET: "SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD" Observations from the location of George A. Romero's new undead epic. Plus: Dressing the Dead with costume designer Alex Kavanagh, and Romero on Romero!

ON SET: "CREATURE OF DARKNESS" Take a trek to the desert with a group of off-roaders and the otherworldly monster terrorizing them.

INTERVIEWS: THE "ELM STREET" KIDS, PART ONE Chats with the young actors who faced Freddy in the original film series.

PREVIEW: "THE DISAPPEARED" A new and acclaimed British fright feature is explored with director/co-writer Johnny Kevorkian.

PREVIEW: "THE NEW DAUGHTER" Inside the Kevin Costner-starrer with director Luis Berdejo and the creature creators.


ELEGY The incoming and outgoing editors speak

MONSTER INVASION Previews of "The Revenant," "Job," "The Black Waters of Echo's Pond," hot new horror fiction and more

TRASH COMPACTOR Digging up "Burial Ground"

MONSTER OF THE MONTH Mr. Barlow from "Salem's Lot"

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of all 8 Films to Die For from Lionsgate and After Dark, "I Sell the Dead," "The Sadist With Red Teeth," "Vampyres" on Blu-ray and more

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Dan Wells' "I Am Not a Serial Killer," A.E. Moorat's "Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter," Rio Youers' "Old Man Scratch," etc.

HORRORCADE Reviews of "Dante's Inferno," "Deadly Premonition," "Aliens vs. Predator" and "BioShock 2"

SOUND SHOCK Denny Zeitlin on the music of 1978's "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"


Issue 292
April 2010

CRAVIN' NEW "NIGHTMARE"? Whether you are or not, here comes an updated "Elm Street" with a brand new Freddy.

"REPO MEN" CUT IN There's no music but plenty of mayhem in this saga of organ transplants and their reverse.

MUST BE THE "SEASON OF THE WITCH" It is when Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman confront sorcery and other scary stuff in the 14th century.

"SURVIVAL" OF THE GORIEST Don't worry, ghoul fans-George A. Romero's latest "Dead" opus proves he isn't mellowing with age.

"ZOMBI 3," ACTORS 0 The bloodshed wasn't all in front of the camera during the making of this Italian gruefest.

WHAT COMES "AFTER.LIFE"? Liam Neeson finds out thanks to a dead-or is she?-girl played by Christina Ricci.

TOTAL "ECLIPSE" OF THE HEART Memories of loved ones aren't the only things haunting this supernatural drama's protagonists.

DIARY OF THE DEB: "SLIME CITY MASSACRE" "Fango Radio" host Debbie Rochon reveals how indie horror filmmaking can be a fluid experience.


ELEGY Adios, Paul Naschy

MONSTER INVASION Don't you dare forget "Mother's Day"; Hammer Films bangs out new features; "Vindication" is sweet-and shocking

DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS "Triangle" floats your boat; you won't get sick of "Cabin Fever" the second time around; lots to chew on with flesheater flick "Dead Snow"

HORRORCADE Happy to be stuck with "Bayonetta"; first-rate Horseman in "Darksiders"

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Go to "Hellblazer: Pandemonium" for a hot time; "Blood Pressure" won't get your pulse rising


Issue 291
March 2010
FAST TRAIN TO "CRAZIES" TOWN There's more insanity in store as we continue our exclusive location coverage.
"FROZEN" STIFFS Adam ("Hatchet") Green relocates from the Louisiana swamps to a wintry mountainside for his new bone-chiller.
METHODS TO MADNESS Up-and-coming actor Noah Segan adopts multiple mental states in a string of new fright films, starting with "Cabin Fever 2."
"DEMONS" DO-OVER The cast names are bigger in the "Night of the Demons" remake, and its makers hope the frights-and laughs-are too.
MABERRY SCARE YOU? Writing of zombies, wolfmen and more, Jonathan Maberry is making quite the literary splash.
STALKING THE "SLITHIS" It lurked in the waterways of LA but terrorized drive-ins nationwide in the late 1970s.
THE "WOLFMAN" PACK Benicio Del Toro et al. talk up their roles in the megabudget monster movie.
MAKEUP FX LAB: "THE WOLFMAN" For the first time, a step-by-step look at how Rick Baker makes a monster!
STRONG "SANGRE" Paul Naschy has passed on, but he still has one crazy film yet to assault his U.S. fans. Plus: the Spanish star remembered.

ELEGY American Fear Market 2009: Part II
MONSTER INVASION Who's hungrier-the "Survival of the Dead" ghouls or the 3-D "Piranha"?; get ready for the new Freddy; the 2010 Chainsaw Awards ballot!
DR. CYCLOPS' DUNGEON OF DISCS "Kingdom of the Spiders" crawls to the top; "House of the Devil" worth a long visit; "Bad Biology" bonuses have great chemistry
HORRORCADE Thanks for the "Memories" from new "Silent Hill"; another trip into the "Borderlands"
NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Huston's latest will leave you "Sleepless"; Straub makes the "Dark Matter"

Issue 290
January/February 2010
- The Wolf Man
- The Crazies
- Cabin Fever 2

PLUS: Shutter Island, Daybreakers... and more!

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