#95
May 2003

Blood Chiller Review-O-Rama!

Written in the Real Tombs of Horror! Shane M. Dallmann pays tribute to six hemorrhaging horror hits from the heyday of Hemisphere Pictures! That's right-a half dozen hits (more or less) of Filipino fright, all now available as Image Entertainment's "Blood Collection": THE BLOOD DRINKERS! BRIDES OF BLOOD! MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND! BEAST OF BLOOD! BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRES (aka CURSE OF THE VAMPIRES) and the faux Filipino BRAIN OF BLOOD! Plus, extra special bonus feature with this article only: Al Adamson's HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS! It's incredddddible! It's unbelievvvvvable!

Tapes/DVD-Rs

Girl groups vs. mad scientist in IT'S A HAUNTED HAPPENIN'!, the Filipino horrors of THE THIRSTY DEAD, Wally Cox and Victor Buono in the exceedingly odd sex comedy UP YOUR TEDDY BEAR, jungle adventure in VIRGIN SACRIFICE, BLOB director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. explores the horrors of heroin addiction in WAY OUT, the all-singing, all-dancing YOU'VE GOT TO BE SMART, and the early serial murder thriller THE ZODIAC KILLER!

Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks

Joe Dante gets gory with a special "All Blood" column, featuring BLOOD DEMON, THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND, NIGHT OF BLOODY HORROR, TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE (aka BAY OF BLOOD)!

DVD Spotlight: UFO SET 1

John Charles looks at the first 13 episodes in Gerry Anderson's cult TV series, available from A&E Home Video!

DVDs

Paul Schrader's remake of CAT PEOPLE, CONFESSIONS OF A PSYCHO CAT, Don Knotts as THE INCREDIBLE MR. LIMPET, The Coen Brothers' THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE, the big bug classic THEM!, and Hammer's TO THE DEVIL A DAUGHTER...plus, imports DVDs of Hideo Nakata's DARK WATER, Paul Naschy as the SCHOOL KILLER, and the Mexican horror classics Fernando Mendez's THE VAMPIRE and Juan L. Moctezuma's ALUCARDA!

Audio Watchdog

Douglas E. Winter and a panel of fellow enthusiasts select The Best and the Rest of 2002!

Biblio Watchdog

Charlie Largent reviews HEAVEN & HELL TO PLAY WITH: THE FILMING OF THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER and Anthony Ambrogio probes THE MUMMY UNWRAPPED: SCENES LEFT ON UNIVERSAL'S CUTTING ROOM FLOOR!


PLUS! VW Editor Tim Lucas picks his favorite DVDs of 2002!