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20th Anniversary Issue!
#157
July / August 2010

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Jess Franco's
Declaration of Principles
How to Read the Early Films, 1959-67

Tim Lucas updates his original "How to Read a Franco Film" essay
with an in-depth (novella-length!) examination of the Spanish maverick's first 13 pictures,
including the horror classics THE AWFUL DR. ORLOF, DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER and
THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z
!

 

38 Days Later
The Brief Life and Ignominious Death of
FEATURES FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

Creature teacher David J. Schow hooks and fillets
D. DeAngelo's withdrawn McFarland book on all things Gillman!
An object lesson in why "the new research" doesn't cut it.


Reviewed in this issue
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Frank Henenlotter's BAD BIOLOGY
Werner Herzog's THE BAD LIEUTENANT PORT OF CALL: NEW ORLEANS
The Roger Corman-produced THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES
Juliet Mills possessed by the Devil in BEYOND THE DOOR
THE FINAL DESTINATION
More silent shorts found in GEORGES MÉLIES ENCORE: NEW DISCOVERIES
Romy Schneider scintillates in HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT'S INFERNO
Charles Laughton as Inspector Maigret in THE MAN ON THE EIFFEL TOWER
Jess Franco's latest madness PAULA-PAULA
AIP turkey THE PHANTOM FROM 10,000 LEAGUES
George A. Romero's latest zombiefest SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD
Gay culture documentaries THAT MAN: PETER BERLIN and WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON
Oliver Reed and Geraldine Chaplin face a sterile future in Z.P.G. (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH)


Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on the Turkish spy film ALTIN COCUK!

AVI Watchdog

John Charles
reviews three Paul Naschy rarities!!

Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter
on JERRY COTTON: FBI'S TOP MAN, THE SPAGHETTI EPIC and ERASER!
 

Plus...
Tim Lucas looks back on 20 years of VIDEO WATCHDOG!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

Michael Barrett, Shane M. Dallmann, David Kalat, Kim Newman, Eric Somer, Sam & Rebecca Umland.