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The Perfectionist's Guide To Fantastic Video
Fantasy, Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi Bimonthly Magazine from Cincinnati ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1990-2017
- Fantastic cinema is the top priority but no genre is neglected.
- At the beginning there was Tim's column in Video Times and Gorezone and then in 1990 he started publishing VW.
- More details than any other edition is what characterizes VW. Usually there is a cover story with exclusive interviews and a lot of reviews.
In color, small size (A5), 80 pages magazine without any ads but with plenty to read.
- Published by Tim and Donna Lucas (Eds.)
- Website: www.videowatchdog.com

Last updated:
20 September 2021
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Garry Malvern

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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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All GALLERIES: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All

Issue 135
December 2007
The VW Interview: JUDI BOWKER: BEYOND ANDROMEDA: With her ethereal beauty and surprising depths of courage and strength, Judi Bowker became a fast fan favorite as the star of BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON, the Louis Jourdan version of COUNT DRACULA, and CLASH OF THE TITANS. Mark F. Berry makes his VW debut with an inviting profile and candid interview with one of the most beloved and respected British actresses to emerge in the 1970s!
DVD Spotlight: PAN'S LABYRINTH: Tim Lucas reviews Guillermo del Toro's latest and most celebrated addition to his filmography!
Douglas E. Winter on Simon Boswell's CLOSE YOUR EYES!
Kim Newman on Stephen Thrower's NIGHTMARE USA!
Tim Lucas on Tom Weaver and Michael & John Brunas' UNIVERSAL HORRORS and
Gary D. Rhodes & Richard Sheffield's BELA LUGOSI DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES! and, again, much MORE!

Issue 134
September/October/November 2007
EDGAR WALLACE: Your Pocket Guide to the Rialto Krimi Series: Kim Newman patrols all 33 films of the delightfully grisly and wickedly humorous West German horror-crime sequence, now available in state-of-the-art transfers in eight import DVD box sets from TOBIS/UFA Home Entertainment! Illustrated with amazing images!
INGMAR BERGMAN Tribute: Sam Umland goes solo to pay homage to one of our favorite filmmakers, a realist who brought to the screen some of its most penetrating scenes of horror, fantasy and dark psychology. Covered in this article are Bergman's classics THE SEVENTH SEAL, SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, and a number of nascent gems collected in Eclipse's box set EARLY BERGMAN!
DVD Spotlight: INLAND EMPIRE: David Lynch is back with one of his most maddening mysteries yet! Kim Newman sorts through the rabbits to get to the core of this story of 'A Woman in Trouble'!
Dog Bytes: Al Adamson takes fairy tales into the 21st century and sets the cinema back 100 years in CINDERELLA 2000... But do we stop there? No, we proceed to cover the Al Adamson double feature FIVE BLOODY GRAVES and NURSE SHERRI... then Raymond Briggs' proto-SHREK childrens' book becomes a TV miniseries in FUNGUS THE BOGEYMAN... Orlando James learns to outrun a gigantic crocodile in PRIMEVAL... Hayao Miyasaka animates the classic fable of PUSS 'N BOOTS... and James Houghton protects a dysfunctional family from supernatural attack in SUPERSTITION!
DVDs (In-depth reviews): Glen Morgan remakes Bob Clark's other holiday classic BLACK CHRISTMAS... Bette Davis murders her twin sister to take her place in DEAD RINGER... Dan Grimaldi (THE SOPRANOS) invites women into his house and torches them alive in the sadistic '80s shocker DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE... more aspiring filmmakers try their hands at horror in the compilation FANGORIA BLOOD DRIVE II... Hammer Films features American actors in four film noir B-pictures: THE GLASS TOMB (John Ireland), PAID TO KILL (Dane Clark), Terence Fisher's TERROR STREET (Dan Duryea), and WINGS OF DANGER (Zachary Scott)... Kara Hui Ying-hung scintillates in the HK action comedy MY YOUNG AUNTIE... Joan Crawford concludes an impressive screen career with Herman Cohen's TROG... plus an HD review of the new remake of THE HITCHER, and an Import review of the Tony Anthony Spaghetti Western BLINDMAN, featuring Ringo Starr!
Ramsey's Rambles: This month, Ramsey continues his fling with Simone Signoret with a discussion of Jacques Becker's period crime thriller CASQUE D'OR!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter spins some of the latest Italian movie soundtracks from Digitmovies, including SODOM AND GOMORRAH, WAR OF THE ZOMBIES and the Steve Reeves classic THE SLAVE!

Issue 133
August 2007
'THESE ARE THE DAMNED': The Restored Director's Cut Examined: Joseph Losey's 1961 Hammer film was mutilated for its theatrical releases both here and abroad and then disappeared from circulation for more than 20 years. With Sony's fully restored version now showing on TCM and rumored for DVD release in the near future, Tim Lucas takes an in-depth look at what's been put back!
DVD Spotlight: CHARLIE CHAN VOLUME 2: It's Kim Newman at the Movies as he reviews 20th Century Fox's second set of classic CHARLIE CHAN mysteries: AT THE CIRCUS, AT THE RACE TRACK, AT THE OPERA and AT THE OLYMPICS!
Watchdog News: A detailed report on the differences between the Spanish and English language versions of the Mexican horror-exploitation film NIGHT OF THE BLOODY APES!
Dog Bytes: Capsule-length reviews of the recently rediscovered 'lost' Herschell Gordon Lewis sexploiter THE ALLEY TRAMP and its companion feature OVER 18... AND READY... then a steep turn toward the refined and magisterial Powell & Pressburger classic A CANTERBURY TALE... followed by another extreme turn to Terence Hill and Bud Spencer as a couple of cops on the make in CRIME BUSTERS... the critically acclaimed health care satire THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU... Mark Redfield ventures back to 19th century Baltimore to chronicle THE DEATH OF POE... the 1970s HK drive-in perennial FEARLESS FIGHTERS... India's first Miss World is terrorized by a man who won't stay dead in the Bollywood suspenser THE FOG... Godzilla returns to stomp Tokyo as well as Planet X in GHIDORAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER and INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER... characters try to out-do one another in the Crazy department in MACHINES OF LOVE AND HATE... Ralph Fiennes teams with David Cronenberg for a memorable portrait of schizophrenia in SPIDER... and Nicolas Cage takes a most peculiar trip to Summersisle in Neil LaBute's remake of THE WICKER MAN! ('Oh, no! Not the bees! Not the bees!')
Things From the Attic: Richard Harland Smith emerges from a candle-lit trip into the upper tiers of his domicile with a three-part tribute to the films of Al Mulock and Pedro Mari S?nchez: FLYING FROM THE HAWK, REFUGE OF FEAR and A WITCH WITHOUT A BROOM!
DVDs: In-depth reviews of John Gulager's FEAST: UNRATED and James Gunn's equally slimy SLITHER... Joseph Cotten steals a million dollars bound for destruction to fund a new uprising of the Confederacy in THE HELLBENDERS... Tony Kendall and Brad Harris co-star in the trilogy of films composing THE KOMMISSAR X COLLECTION (KISS KISS... KILL KILL, SO DARLING SO DEADLY, and DEATH IS NIMBLE DEATH IS QUICK)... Gordon Liu wields the LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA... Retromedia pays tribute to a worthy subject in THE LON CHANEY COLLECTION (including MANFISH and INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN)... Lloyd Nolan embodies Brett Halliday's pulp hero in MICHAEL SHAYNE MYSTERIES VOLUME 1 (MICHAEL SHAYNE PRIVATE DETECTIVE, THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE, SLEEPERS WEST and BLUE WHITE AND PERFECT)... Martin Landau and Barbara Bain accept dangerous assignments from Steven Hill in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: THE COMPLETE FIRST TV SEASON... Tyler Tharp keeps the spirit of '70s horror alive in RETURN IN RED... strange things happen in a very peculiar way in THE COMPLETE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH... Elliott Gould cuts in on a bank robbery to the intense displeasure of THE SILENT PARTNER... a New Yorker runs afoul of a voodoo sorcerer in SLIME CITY... variations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Ape Man drops his loin cloth in the double feature TARZ, JANE & CHEETA and TARZUN AND THE VALLEY OF LUST... Elliot Ness cracks down on Prohibition era bootleggers in THE UNTOUCHABLES, SEASON 1, VOLUME 1, and AIP explores the dark side of the 1960s youth culture in WILD IN THE STREETS and GAS-S-S-S!
Plus: HD-DVD reviews of Alfonso Cuaron's science fiction gem CHILDREN OF MEN and Ben Affleck as George 'Superman' Reeves in HOLLYWOODLAND!
An Imports review of John Phillip Law's classic Spaghetti Western DEATH RIDES A HORSE!
Ramsey Campbell on Jean-Pierre Melville's newly restored masterpiece ARMY OF SHADOWS!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on Percepto's essential new box set: MAD, MOD & MACABRE: THE RONALD STEIN COLLECTION, including the full scores for such cult favorites as ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS, PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES, DEMENTIA 13 and THE TERROR!

Issue 132
July 2007
An All-Review Issue!
THE WILD WILD WEST - SEASON TWO: David J. Schow follows up his coverage of the first season of Michael Garrison's cult spy Western in VW #128 with a detailed overview of Season Two! Guests include Boris Karloff, Hurd Hatfield, Ida Lupino, Victor Buono, John Astin, Agnes Moorehead, and of course, Michael Dunn!
Dog Bytes: Bite-sized reviews of John Malkovich as Alan Conway, the man who challenged the world to COLOR ME KUBRICK... the 'Starlite Drive-In' double features of HUSTLER SQUAD & WILD RIDERS and MADMEN OF MANDORAS, THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN & THE DEVIL'S HAND... the atmospheric Korean horror thriller THE RED SHOES... Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry provide voices for the Canadian animation feature ROCK & RULE... Jonathan Yudis carries the torch for Russ Meyer in the effectively buxotic PERVERT!... there's a whole lot of flogging goin' on in the Shaw Brothers production THE SHADOW WHIP... Brandon Routh assumes the mantle of the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN RETURNS... and the Long Brothers brandish their weapons in VENGEANCE IS A GOLDEN BLADE!
Things From the Attic: By Popular Demand! Tim Lucas dusts off some wild, vintage VHS thrills as Paul Naschy adds more monster performances to his growing gallery in LYCANTHROPUS: THE MOONLIGHT MURDERS and THE MUMMY'S REVENGE... Edward D. Wood, Jr. teams up with MANSTER director Kenneth G. Crane for the unbelievable THE REVENGE OF DR. X... Jean-Louis Trintignant finds himself involved in a deadly affair with Carroll Baker in Umberto Lenzi's SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE... and Teri Tordai presides over Black Widow-like orgies and executions in TOWER OF SCREAMING VIRGINS!
DVD Spotlight: TARZAN COLLECTION VOL. 2: Bill Cooke swings back with a follow-up to his MGM TARZAN article for VIDEO WATCHDOG #114, a critical appreciation of Johnny Weissmuller's last half-dozen Tarzan adventures for RKO! Read all about TARZAN TRIUMPHS, TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY, TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN, TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS, and TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS!
DVDs: In-depth reviews of Bob Kane's 'other' gift to posterity -- COOL McCOOL: THE COMPLETE SERIES... Christopher Lee stars in an Italian adaptation of Sheridan LeFanu's 'Carmilla': CRYPT OF THE VAMPIRE (aka TERROR IN THE CRYPT)... David Cronenberg takes the fast lane to exploitation in his racing drama FAST COMPANY, and the high road to experimentation in STEREO and CRIMES OF THE FUTURE... Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy bring a touch of elegance to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY... Nicole Kidman takes a walk on the wild side in FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS... the horror genre's favorite sisters return in the inspired sequels GINGER SNAPS 2 UNLEASHED and GINGER SNAPS BACK THE BEGINNING... Ishiro Honda makes a profound post-atomic statement with GOJIRA and Toho resurrects its thunder lizard for GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN and MOTHRA VERSUS GODZILLA... Vermont-based horror director Lance Weiler shows us THE LAST BROADCAST before inflicting a little HEAD TRAUMA... Japanese science fiction achieves new high notes of the bizarre in PRINCE OF SPACE and INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN... and Lucky McKee dares to probe the darkness of THE WOODS! Plus a detailed review of John Boorman's EXCALIBUR on HD-DVD!
Ramsey's Rambles: Join Ramsey Campbell for a hilarious viewing of Onar Films' incredible Turkish double feature of THE DEAD DON'T TALK and THIRSTY FOR LOVE, SEX AND MURDER!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter attends the latest work of Dominic Frontiere to surface on CD (including his score for the OUTER LIMITS episode 'The Forms of Things Unknown'), as well as the new-to-disc legacy of the Colpix label!

Issue 131
June 2007
A Toast to Curtis Harrington: Tim Lucas remembers the late director of GAMES, RUBY and WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HELEN? as one of horror cinema's first critics and preservationists, as an filmmaker, and as a friend.
Athens After Midnight: A Guide to Greek Fantastic Cinema: You've read all about the horror and fantasy cinemas of Spain, Italy, China and Mexico, but what about Greece? In a groundbreaking article full of information new to English reference, Dimitris Koliodimos explores more than a half-century of mind-bending film from the Mediterranean isles where myth and legend were born!
DVD Spotlight: CASINO ROYALE: Tim Lucas reviews Sony's standard, widescreen and Blu-ray discs of the 21st 007 adventure and explains why nobody does it better than Blu-ray!
Dog Bytes: Short form reviews! Alain Robbe-Grillet details a detective's dream encounter with a lady in distress (or is she a vampire?) in LA BELLE CAPTIVE... Philip Ko must battle an evil wizard in the mind-bending Shaw Brothers epic THE BOXER'S OMEN... he sucks and she... fights back in EMMANUELLE VS. DRACULA... the great Meiko Kaji completes her run from corrupt law enforcement in FEMALE PRISONER #701 SCORPION: BEAST STABLE and FEMALE PRISONER #701 SCORPION: GRUDGE SONG... one episode isn't enough, so we cover THE MILTON THE MONSTER SHOW THE COMPLETE SERIES... Jess Franco mixes Pauline Re?ge with his own Sadean tropes in THE SEXUAL STORY OF O... Terence Hill is the cop a bullet can't stop in SUPER FUZZ... and we revel in the extras included with Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 THE GRUESOME EDITION!
DVDs: In-depth reviews of TV's altogether ooky THE ADDAMS FAMILY (VOLUMES 1 and 2)... thought-provoking science-fiction comes to DTV with ASCENSION... the Dark Knight and the Man from Krypton raise the bar of TV toons in BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES VOLUMES 3 and 4 and SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES VOLUMES 1 and 2... Zalman King explores eroticism, vampirism, and many other isms in CHROMIUMBLUE.COM... Bollywood does its own version of THE EYE in NAINA... Paul Naschy plays three roles in VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES and directs himself as Waldemar Daninsky for the first time in THE NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF... and Robert W. Chambers' classic 'The King in Yellow' opens its gnostic realms to an unwitting artist's model in THE WEIRD TALE COLLECTION, VOLUME 1: THE YELLOW SIGN AND OTHERS!
HD/BLU-RAY reviews of Terry Gilliam's THE BROTHERS GRIMM and Richard Linklater's Philip K. Dick adaptation A SCANNER DARKLY!
And IMPORT reviews of a new R2 Special Edition of Nicolas Roeg's classic 'DON'T LOOK NOW'... Enzo G. Castellari's Shakespearean Spaghetti Western JOHNNY HAMLET... and Noel Black's dark Americana gem PRETTY POISON!
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell on Allen Baron's independent noir BLAST OF SILENCE!
Biblio Watchdog: Brett Taylor reviews new books on Philip K. Dick in the cinema, Hammer composer James Bernard, Mondo movies and Roman Polanski!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on the latest spy-themed soundtrack releases, including David Arnold's CASINO ROYALE and Lalo Schifrin's THE LIQUIDATOR (with a theme song by Shirley Bassey)!

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Issue 130
May 2007
In Remembrance of Freddie Francis: Ted Newsom pays his respects to the talented British director-cameraman responsible for the indelible images of films like THE INNOCENTS, PARANOIAC, THE SKULL, DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, TALES FROM THE CRYPT and THE ELEPHANT MAN. Includes excerpts from Ted's interview with Francis himself!
In Search of Ganja & Hess: All Day Entertainment's David Kalat recounts the behind-the-scenes story of bringing a more complete version of Bill Gunn's renowned vampire classic to DVD!
DVD Spotlight: The Boris Karloff Collection: Kim Newman critiques Universal's welcome if somewhat inglorious tribute to their greatest horror star, with reviews of NIGHT KEY, TOWER OF LONDON, THE CLIMAX, THE STRANGE DOOR and THE BLACK CASTLE!
Dog Bytes: Short form reviews! Jason Statham must keep his (and your) heart rate up or die in CRANK... Leif Garrett and a group of psychotic kids terrorize a house of adults in DEVIL TIMES FIVE... Barry Prima wields a lustrous weapon in the Indonesian fantasy THE DEVIL'S SWORD... John Carradine shares the screen with Tina Louise and Julie Newmar in EVILS OF THE NIGHT... Doris Wishman explores (or exploits?) the transsexual subculture in LET ME DIE A WOMAN... Klaus Kinski and Tina Aumont seek to extend their LIFESPAN... and James Coburn acts with someone else's voice in the Italian 'Dirty Dozen' Western A REASON TO LIVE, A REASON TO DIE!
DVDs: In-depth reviews of all three titles in THE AZTEC MUMMY COLLECTION (THE AZTEC MUMMY, CURSE OF THE AZTEC MUMMY and THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY-in both their Spanish and English versions!)... Ulli Lommel's BOOGEYMAN 2 and BOOGEYMAN 2: DIRECTOR'S CUT... Hideo Nakata's directorial debut CURSE, DEATH, AND SPIRIT... Cameron Mitchell and Jayne Mansfield meet in Yugoslavia while filming DOG EAT DOG... all three titles in THE DR. MABUSE COLLECTION (THE RETURN OF DR. MABUSE, THE INVISIBLE DR. MABUSE and THE DEATH RAY MIRROR OF DR. MABUSE)... Robert Aldrich rides the action thriller to the end of the line in EMPEROR OF THE NORTH... Gordon Mitchell fuses pepla and science fiction in THE GIANT OF METROPOLIS (we review TWO versions!), while Gordon Scott fights a giant mollusc in HERCULES AND THE PRINCESS OF TROY... Darren McGavin keeps his stakes sharpened and his crucifixes shiny in the TV series KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER... Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh get all hopped up on horror in NIGHT OF THE LEPUS... Ray Milland tackles THE PYJAMA GIRL CASE... PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES' Angel Aranda invites some friends to his humble abode to spill SATAN'S BLOOD... in the tradition of Godzilla and Mothra, Toho unveils SPACE AMOEBA... and hippie bikers grow hairier in WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS!
Import reviews of Johnny Depp in Emir Kusturica's surreal ARIZONA DREAM... Mario Bava's Le spie vengono dal semifreddo (the original Italian version of DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS)... and Massimo Dallamano's harrowing giallo WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS?!
Not enough? Sam & Rebecca Umland also bring you their detailed HD reviews of CONSTANTINE and the '50s science fiction classic FORBIDDEN PLANET!
Ramsey Campbell on Gaspar No?'s IRREVERSIBLE... Audio Watchdog Douglas E. Winter on the CD soundtracks of THE PRESTIGE, THE ILLUSIONIST and THE FOUNTAIN... book reviews of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE AT THE CINEMA, THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY and CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES... the surprise return of 'Watchdog News'... and much, much more!

Issue 129
March/April 2007
THE DESCENT: United They Bite, Divided We Fall: Sam Umland and Richard HarIand Smith discuss the pros and cons of the Lionsgate horror hit, the latest work from DOG SOLDIERS writer-director-editor Neil Marshall!
DVD Spotlight: The SAW Trilogy: Shane M. Dallmann takes an in-depth, unbiased look at Lionsgate's other top horror franchise! Do SAW, SAW II and SAW III cut the mustard, or do they merely spray the catsup?
Dog Bytes: Love spells run amok in the Shaw Bros. classic BLACK MAGIC... Jack Nicholson makes his movie debut in the Roger Corman production THE CRY BABY KILLER... Linnea Quigley and Aldo Ray caution us DON'T GO NEAR THE PARK... we ponder the question of upgrading to the DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONS... your worst fears about amusement park rides come true in FINAL DESTINATION 3... Roy Thinnes tracks a zombie in the Dan Curtis production THE NORLISS TAPES... kung fu zombies attack visitors to Thailand in SPIRITED KILLER... and a junkyard suffers a cheap hooch meltdown in STREET TRASH!
DVDs: In depth reviews of the Toho sci-fi tech spectacle ATRAGON... Warner Oland takes most honorable bite out of crime in THE CHARLIE CHAN COLLECTION VOLUME 1... Dark Sky Films enters the 'drive in double feature' game with CREATION OF THE HUMANOIDS (Andy Warhol's favorite movie!) and Antonio Margheriti's WAR BETWEEN THE PLANETS... Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino explore the dual meaning of the word HOSTEL... Zohra Lampert is tormented within a shred of her sanity in LET'S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH... nature turns against campers in the Aussie horror item LONG WEEKEND... Patrick McGoohan stars in a new 'megaset' of the classic British spy series SECRET AGENT aka DANGER MAN... Hayata flashes his Beta capsule to become the kaiju-bashing superhero ULTRAMAN... Princess Dragon Mom unleashes her monsters against SUPER INFRAMAN... Toho apes STAR WARS in the kooky THE WAR IN SPACE... Plus: IMPORT REVIEWS of the French pulp hit ARSENE LUPIN... Nigel Kneale's rarely seen teleseries BEASTS and KINVIG... Russell Mulcahy's directorial debut RAZORBACK... and VW's first-ever HD review section!
The long-awaited return of THINGS FROM THE ATTIC... Biblio Watchdog Tim Lucas on Richard Scrivani's GOOD NIGHT, WHATEVER YOU ARE: MY JOURNEY WITH ZACHERLEY, THE COOL GHOUL... Ramsey Campbell rambles on Max Oph?ls' THE RESTLESS MOMENT... Audio Watchdog Douglas E. Winter audits Scott Bradley's MGM Cartoon music, Armando Trovajoli's HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD, the MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. movie scores, and much, much more!

Issue 128
February 2007
Tony Russel: Our Man on Gamma I: He was the star of the cult classic THE WILD WILD PLANET, a swashbuckling villain on the classic Disney series ZORRO, Elvis Presley's bartender in KING CREOLE, a sword-and-sandal hero, and a movie dubber par excellence! Meet Tony Russel in this exclusive interview by Michael Barnum!
THE WILD WILD WEST: OUTER LIMITS COMPANION author David J. Schow sings the praises of his other favorite Sixties TV series in this extended review of the classic CBS-TV show's First Season-now on DVD!
DVD Reviews: Our trademark intensive coverage of Don Dohler's homemade horrorfest ALIEN FIEND (THE ALIEN FACTOR / FIEND)... Indian horror star Ajay Agarwal headlines two features (BANDH DAWARZA and PURANA MANDIR) in THE BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOLUME 1... Laura Gemser straps on the role that made her famous and infamous in BLACK EMANUELLE (soft and hardcore imports!)... Mexican horror finds its zenith in BLACK PIT OF DR. M, CURSE OF THE CRYING WOMAN and THE WITCH'S MIRROR... J-Horror returns in CURSED and PULSE... two from the late director William Girdler, DAY OF THE ANIMALS and GRIZZLY... some of Hollywood's finest special effects artists cut their teeth on the 16mm home movie project EQUINOX... Dr. Nadir looks for pregnable Earth women in FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE SPACE MONSTER... Halloween horror resurrects the Headless Horseman in THE HOLLOW... two from Jess Franco's seldom seen 1980s period, MACUMBA SEXUAL and MANSION OF THE LIVING DEAD... Boris Karloff wields his own unique brand of weird science in THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS MIND and THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES... PULSE... vampire hunter Dr. Nietsche pounds some stakes during a SLAUGHTER OF THE VAMPIRES... the Asian dietary horror SLIM TILL DEAD... Barbara Stanwyck is troubled by threatening calls in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER... and much, much more!
Imports: Special Hammer Section: Detailed reviews of recent UK releases of Peter Sasdy's COUNTESS DRACULA and HANDS OF THE RIPPER (plus its German release version, HAND VOLLER BLUT), and four early Terence Fisher titles: STOLEN FACE... FOUR SIDED TRIANGLE... SPACEWAYS... and MASK OF DUST!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews the latest horror, cult and fantasy soundtracks, including Howard Shore's A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and Leigh Harline's THE 7 FACES OF DR. LAO!
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell wraps his mind around the bizarre spectacle of 3 DEV ADAM, a Turkish film that pits Captain America against Spider-Man!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of ROGER CORMAN: METAPHYSICS ON A SHOESTRING... JULES VERNE ON FILM: A Filmography of The Cinematic Adaptations of His Works, 1902 Through 1997... COUNT DRACULA GOES TO THE MOVIES: STOKER'S NOVEL ADAPTED, 1922-2003 Second Edition... MAKING FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE LEGEND OF CAMP BLOOD... and THE RING COMPANION!
This Issue's Contributors: Anthony Ambrogio, Michael Barnum, Stephen R. Bissette, Ramsey Campbell, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Tim Lucas, Kim Newman, David J. Schow, Richard Harland Smith, Brett Taylor, and Douglas E. Winter.

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