New Cover Format and many more hidden surprises!

October 2003

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This amazing landmark publication introduces VW's exciting new look... and rockets the phrase "All Review Issue" into another dimension by collecting more than 120 reviews!!!!

Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks

By Popular Demand! An all-Hammer selection as Joe Dante reviews the company's hottest, then-new releases: FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, HANDS OF THE RIPPER, HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, LUST FOR A VAMPIRE, SCARS OF DRACULA, TWINS OF EVIL and THE VAMPIRE LOVERS!


Introducing a new department consisting of short reviews (well, short for us) of domestic and import DVDs, VHS titles new and old, whatever strikes our fancy! And to inaugurate this section, would you believe... 100 reviews??? Among the titles covered are ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, BLADE II, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, THE DEATHMASTER, FLAVIA THE HERETIC, KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, ONE STEP BEYOND, QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY, RODAN, THE SEVERED ARM, SUPERCAR, THIRST, VENOM, WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY?, Nigel Kneale's THE YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS—and 85 more!!!

Plus: Kim Newman examines the new Region 2 DVD release of the classic Hammer science fiction thriller, THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT!

10 Overlooked Gems

We asked our Kennel members, "What is the most important video release we somehow failed to cover in our first 100 issues?" Their answers await you in this special review section... including DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, DOCTOR WHO—THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH, MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (Jerry Lewis version, natch!), PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, RITUALS, THEATER OF BLOOD, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940) and ZARDOZ! Who picked what? Read 'em and see!

Biblio Watchdog

Anthony Ambrogio delves into the long-awaited FORGOTTEN HORRORS 3: DR. TURNER'S HOUSE OF HORRORS By Michael H. Price and John Wooley, with George E. Turner!


Anthony Ambrogio and Tim Lucas choose 5 Overlooked Books in BIBLIO WATCHDOG, Douglas E. Winter selects his Top Overlooked Soundtrack CDs, and our faithful readers take over THE LETTERBOX with testimonials about VW's impact on their lives!

Other Writers Contributing to this Issue: Stephen R. Bissette, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Charlie Largent, Richard Harland Smith, Nathaniel Thompson, and Rebecca & Sam Umland!