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Haley Joel Osment, the young seer of ghostsThe Sixth Sense
"I can see dead people… walking around like regular people." We investigate the highly acclaimed new chiller from M Night Shyamalan, starring Bruce Willis as a psychologist whose young charge (Haley Joel Osment) is afflicted with a talent to see the dead…

This year's highlights from SitgesSitges Fantasy Film Festival
• Alan Jones reports from the most influential Fantasy Film Festival in the world. New movies previewed include Princess Mononoke, The Nameless, Ring, Goodbye to the 20th Century, The Ugliest Girl in the World and Terror Firmer.
Selected excerpts here

The Price is Right for Geoffrey Rush and Famke Janssen The House on Haunted Hill
• Geoffrey Rush takes on the mantle of Vincent Price in this updated version of William Castle’s creaky 1958 classic. Would the old impresario be proud of America's latest Halloween hit movie (also starring Famke Janssen and Taye Digges)? We tread warily around the House to find out...

Jonathan Pryce stars in Brazil Brazil
• "Gilliam intended the film as a dark reflection of the present - as he put it, 'the other side of now'". We present an in-depth look at the realization of Terry Gilliam’s nightmarish vision of an all-too possible future, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Ian Holm and Michael Palin.

Blair Witch Project
• An argument that The Blair Witch Project isn’t the scariest film ever made, and that we have all had the wool pulled over our eyes!

Deep Blue Sea
• Screenwriter Duncan Kennedy explains how his script for the new movie Deep Blue Sea was based on a recurring nightmare of being chased by a shark

Black XXX-Mas
The new independent short from an in-your-face Belgian Horror film company...

Plus our regular sections:

  • News The return of the Rocky Horror Show, new Schwarzenegger, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as a vampire in Jonny Domino...
  • Poster: Our Sixth Sense cover...
  • Ten pages of Reviews – Halloween, The Exorcist and a host of Universal Horrors on video; New books from veteran Horror writer Hugh B Cave plus Indigo by Graham Joyce and Andy Warhol’s Dracula by Kim Newman; thumbs down for John Carpenter’s Vampires and Deep Blue Sea, but praise for the BBC documentary Wisconsin Death Trip; soundtracks for Teaching Mrs Tingle, The Alfred Hitchcock Collection and Deep Blue Sea; more TV episodes of Buffy recently on Sky, including the return of wicked Willow in Doppelgängland, plus Channel 4’s Shockers. Review selections here
  • The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt avoids the monsters at a New York Horror convention, but bumps into some old friends
  • Opinion: Writer Kim Newman on Horror-themed episodes of American cop shows
  • The Fright of Your Life: There are some malevolent mannequins at a wayside diner in the macabre Tourist Trap
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