#153
December 2009

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Weird Scenes Inside the Fun House
The Making of MALATESTA'S
CARNIVAL OF BLOOD

Shaun Brady interviews director Christopher Speeth
and other veterans of a 1973 low-budget attempt to wed
arthouse and exploitation cinema, shot in Pittsburgh, PA!


DVD Spotlight
PHANTASM
PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION

      Bill Cooke digs deep through the topsoil at Morningside Cemetery to exhume reviews of Don Coscarelli's original PHANTASM and its second and third sequels, now available from Anchor Bay Entertainment!  


Things From the Attic

      An assortment of "overlooked DVD" reviews, including Criterion's THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER, the bizarre Spaghetti Western MATALO!, the Nick Cave-scripted Aussie western THE PROPOSITION, Warner's THX 1138: THE GEORGE LUCAS DIRECTOR'S CUT~2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION and Higuchinsky's hallucinatory geometric horror, UZUMAKI!


 

Also Reviews of...

ATTRACTION (NEROSUBIANCO)
THE BED SITTING ROOM (Blu-ray import)
THE BOOBY HATCH
BLACK MAGIC 2
THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS
COME DANCE WITH ME
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
DEADGIRL
HELLRAISER: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
THE HOWL
MARTYRS
MONSTER SQUAD
MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D
NAVAJO JOE
ONE STEP BEYOND - SEASON ONE
PINOCCHIO (Blu-ray)
THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (Blu-ray)
SLEEPING BEAUTY (Blu-ray)
SPLINTER
SYNGENOR


 
Plus...

Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on Sam Fuller's VERBOTEN!

Biblio Watchdog

Reviews of Gregory William Mank's BELA LUGOSI AND BORIS KARLOFF: THE EXPANDED STORY OF A HAUNTING COLLABORATION and Jerry Vermilye's BUSTER CRABBE: A BIO-FILMOGRAPHY!

Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter reviews the CD soundtracks of 28 WEEKS LATER, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and many others!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

Michael Barrett, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol,
David Kalat, Charlie Largent, Tim Lucas, Constantine Nasr,
Kim Newman, Eric Somer, Brett Taylor, and Sam & Rebecca Umland.