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"!
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!
This month, Ramsey continues his fling with Simone Signoret with a discussion of Jacques Becker's period crime thriller CASQUE D'OR!
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!
More than 60 Reviews!
All this, and the proverbial much, much more!
Contributors to this issue: Ramsey Campbell, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, Tim Lucas, Kim Newman, Richard Harland Smith, Sam & Rebecca Umland and Douglas E. Winter.