#129
March - April 2007
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 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!

Also

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 Ophüls' 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!

 


Other contributors to this issue: John Charles, Bill Cooke, Sheldon Inkol, David Kalat, Kim Newman, Brett Taylor, and Rebecca Umland. 

 

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