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VIDEO WATCHDOG
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:
10 March 2018

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Issue 165
November/December 2011


Issue 164
September/October 2011
Roger Corman's: Big Bad Crime Spree: John Charles covers the criminal streak in the B-Moviemeister's oeuvre and reviews new editions of his later productions BIG BAD MAMA, CRAZY MAMA, THE LADY IN RED, CAPONE and BIG BAD MAMA II!
Before and After ALPHAVILLE: The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution and Eddie Constantine, Part 2: In the second half of a two-part article, Tim Lucas examines the end of Bernard Borderie's Lemmy Caution series of thrillers, the character's rebirth in Jean-Luc Godard's ALPHAVILLE and its impact on the remainder of Eddie Constantine's screen career!
DVD Spotlight: Warner Bros. Horror / Mystery Double Features: Kim Newman reviews three classic double features: FIND THE BLACKMAILER / THE SMILING GHOST SH! THE OCTOPUS / THE HIDDEN HAND THE PATIENT IN ROOM 18 / MYSTERY HOUSE
DVD reviews, including...
ALPHAVILLE, THE BLACK SLEEP, THE BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL BITTER FEAST, BURIED ALIVE, DAUGHTERS OF SATAN, DEAD SPACE, DEATH OF A SNOWMAN, ESCAPE FROM ZAHRAIN, GERMANY YEAR 90 NINE ZERO, HUMAN BEASTS, LADIES' MAN, THE MAN FROM LONDON, MIDNIGHT LACE, NOT OF THIS EARTH, ONE-ARMED EXECUTIONER, THE PARTY'S OVER, PIRANHA 3D, POPULATION 1, QUEEN OF BLOOD, ROGER CORMAN'S CULT CLASSICS TRIPLE FEATURE: SCI-FI CLASSICS, THE ROMANTIC ENGLISHWOMAN, SANTA SANGRE, THE TERROR WITHIN, THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE!, THEY CALL HER... CLEOPATRA WONG, UNDERTOW, THE WEIRD WORLD OF WEIRD, WOMEN ARE LIKE THAT, YOUR TURN, DARLING
Ramsey's Rambles: Ramsey Campbell reviews THE MAN FROM LONDON!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews soundtracks for BROKEN ARROW, TRON LEGACY R3CONF1GUR3D, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES and a videogame score: CRYSIS 2!


Issue 163
July/August 2011
Before and After ALPHAVILLE
The Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution and Eddie Constantine
Tim Lucas begins a two-part investigation into the Lemmy Caution films and the career of their star, American expatriate actor-singer Eddie Constantine.
With special input from Eddie's son, Lemmy Constantine!
My Father, Eddie Constantine
The Tanya Constantine Interview
Tim Lucas interviews Eddie's daughter, who talks candidly about her father, his career, and their collaborations on record (including the million-selling "L'Homme Et L'Enfant") and onscreen!
DVD Spotlight
H E A D
Tim Lucas reviews The Monkees' feature film HEAD and the Rhino Handmade Soundtrack CD Box set!
DVD reviews, including...
BONNIE'S KIDS, BRAINSTORM, CANNIBAL GIRLS, CET HOMME EST DANGEREUX, CHEERLEADERS WILD WEEKEND, DAMES DON'T CARE, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, DOLAN'S CADILLAC, ENTER THE VOID, THE EVIL, FROZEN, HOWL, KICK-ASS, MY BLOOD RUNS COLD, THE NIGHT DIGGER, POISON IVY, THE PROWLER, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE COLLECTION, STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR, THREE ON A GUILLOTINE, TWICE DEAD
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell reviews CERTIFIED COPY.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on THE RAT PATROL, Klaus Nomi's science fictional opera ZA BAKDAZ. and entries in the genre of imaginary soundtracks!
AVI Watchdog
Stephen R. Bissette reviews THE FROZEN DEAD!
Biblio Watchdog
J. Todd Kingrea reviews PORTABLE GRINDHOUSE: THE LOST ART OF THE VHS BOX, and Brett Taylor reviews HORROR FILM AESTHETICS: CREATING THE VISUAL LANGUAGE OF FEAR.
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Eric Somer.


Issue 162
May/June 2011
The GREEN SLIME Are Coming!
The GREEN SLIME Are Here!
Remember our coverage of the Gamma 1 Quadrilogy in VW 28? Now Bill Cooke examines all the entries in the Gamma 3 Monology- that's right, Kinji Fukasaku's THE GREEN SLIME! Fortunately there are two distinct versions of this film to compare, and Bill has the full report!
I, A WOMAN
From the Page to the Screen
Tim Lucas covers all three films in Mac Ahlberg's Sixties erotic trilogy, comparing them to the Siv Holm novels on which they were based!
DVD reviews, including...
ALBINO (Beta/VHS), BATTLETRUCK, BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL (VHS), DARK NATURE, DEATHSPORT, DON'T LOOK BACK, DON'T LOOK UP, THE DISEMBODIED, EULOGY FOR A VAMPIRE, GIALLO, IN HOT BLOOD, JEKYLL AND HYDE PORTFOLIO (Beta/VHS), LORNA... THE EXORCIST, THE LUSTING HOURS, MEGA PIRANHA, MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE, ONCE YOU KISS A STRANGER, SAW: THE FINAL CHAPTER, SEARCHERS 2.0, SECRET ORIGIN:THE STORY OF DC COMICS, SHERLOCK HOLMES THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION, SILENT SENTENCE (Beta/VHS) / JACK THE RIPPER GOES WEST, SPLICE, STARCRASH, TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE (VHS), THRILLER: THE COMPLETE SERIES, THE ULTIMATE DEGENERATE
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on THE SILVER CHALICE.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter explores the scores for TRON: LEGACY, BLACK SWAN, 127 HOURS and ANIMAL KINGDOM.
Biblio Watchdog
BORIS KARLOFF: More Than a Monster
SWEDISH SENSATIONSFILMS: A Clandestine History of Sex, Thrillers, and Kicker Cinema
TECH-NOIR: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir
Other contributors featured in this issue:
Michael Barrett, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Heather Drain, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Brett Taylor.


Issue 161
March/April 2011
The Mimsy Farmer Experience
Mark F. Berry brings us an exclusive career-length interview with the American expatriate star of RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP, ROAD TO SALINA, FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET, AUTOPSY and MORE!
Jean Rollin
The Man Who Befriended Death
Tim Lucas marks the passing of one of the horror cinema's great poets with an appreciative essay.
DVD Reviews: BLACK DYNAMITE, COLUMBIA PICTURES FILM NOIR CLASSICS, THE CRAZIES, DOG EAT DOG, DRACULA'S FIANCEE, HOUSE, KISS NAPOLEON GOODBYE, THE MAGICIAN, THE PATTERNS TRILOGY + OTHER SHORT FILMS, RETURN OF THE GLADIATOR, SCANDALOUS GILDA, SCHOOLGIRL HITCHHIKERS, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, SHAME, SHAME EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME, TCM SPOTLIGHT: CHARLIE CHAN COLLECTION, TERMINAL ISLAND, A TOWN CALLED PANIC, URBAN ACTION COLLECTION: 4 FILM FAVORITES
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell shares his thoughts on VALHALLA RISING.
AVI Watchdog
John Charles looks at the original OSS 117.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter reviews soundtracks for THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MONDO CANE, THE BIG BOSS and NEROSUBIANCO.
Biblio Watchdog
Tim Lucas reviews four books on the horror genre.


Issue 160
January/February 2011
The Day You Count On For Terror
FRIDAY THE 13TH, PARTS 1-8
The Deluxe Editions
Bill Cooke slashes through the Paramount years of Sean Cunningham's teens-in-peril cashcow with a look at their augmented editions on DVD and Blu-ray!
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE SERIES
Jeff Allard looks back at Frank Mancuso, Jr.'s 1980s teleseries, which featured early work by David Cronenberg, William Fruet and 24's Rodney Charters!
June Lockhart on SHE-WOLF OF LONDON
Tom Weaver asks the star of Universal's final Golden Age horror release to rescreen the film and offer her recollections!
DVD reviews, including...
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, ALTITUDE FALLING, ATLANTIS THE LOST CONTINENT, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, BIGFOOT, DARK AND STORMY NIGHT, DORIAN GRAY, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE [FIRST SEQUENCE], HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP, IRON MAN 2, THE LEMON GROVE KIDS MEET THE MONSTERS, THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN, THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, THE POWER, REEL INJUN, REPO MEN, THE ROBIN HOOD COLLECTION, TELL TALE, VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the teen horror-comedy, TEETH.
Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter on PAPAYA DEI CARAIBI, VAI GORILLA, RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE and BEACH BLANKET BINGO.
Biblio Watchdog
John Charles reviews David Del Valle's LOST HORIZONS BENEATH THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN.

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