#138
April 2008
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California Gothic
The Corman / Haller Collaboration


Roger Corman and his AIP art director Daniel Haller participate in a VW Round Table Discussion, about their classic Edgar Allan Poe series and other past projects, with fellow director-fan Joe Dante and moderator Lawrence French!

DVD Spotlight
UNIVERSAL HORROR CLASSIC MOVIE ARCHIVE

Bill Cooke reviews five of Universal's 1940s B-horror classics: MAN MADE MONSTER, HORROR ISLAND, THE BLACK CAT (1941), NIGHT MONSTER and CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN!


PLUS REVIEWS OF...

ALIBI
BASKET CASE 2
BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON
BLIND BEAST VS. KILLER DWARF
DEAD SILENCE (UNRATED)
ELECTION
THE FORGOTTEN PISTOLERO
THE MAID
ONCE UPON A GIRL
RED ROAD
RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
SCREWED
SINGAPORE SLING
SPIDER FOREST
STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS
THE THIRD SECRET
TWILIGHT ZONE THE MOVIE
TWIN PEAKS DEFINITIVE GOLD BOX EDITION
UNHOLY
THE UNHOLY FOUR
VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN
THE WAR IN SPACE
WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END


And...

Tim Lucas reviews the return of Lamberto Bava to the horror genre with two imports, THE TORTURER and GHOST SON!

 

Ramsey's Rambles

Ramsey Campbell praises Jacques Tourneur's classic Western CANYON PASSAGE!

 

Audio Watchdog

Douglas E. Winter reviews new soundtrack releases by Francisco De Masi, Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Mark Mancina and Enoch!

 

Biblio Watchdog

Anthony Ambrogio and Brett Taylor review FRANKENSTEIN: A CULTURAL HISTORY, THE MEXICAN CINEMA OF DARKNESS and EROTIC CINEMA!
 

 

All this and much, much MORE!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, David Kalat, Kim Newman, and Richard Harland Smith.