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Sleepy Hollow
Johnny Depp discusses his newest character as Ichabod Crane in Tim Burton’s chilling reworking of Washington Irving. Amongst a squadron of British character actors, he says he based his character on Angela Lansbury... Plus a look at the work of costume designer Colleen Attwood and stuntman Nick Attwood. Selected excerpts here and a pull-out A3 poster!

Brian Yuzna's venture: quite an eyefulBrian Yuzna
• Alan Jones caught up with the popular director of gore-fests Society and Return of the Living Dead, Part 3, in Sitges to discuss his newest venture – the setting-up of a Hammer-style Horror film studio in Spain – the Fantastic Factory

Ghostly atmosphere in The Amazing Mr Blunden The Amazing Mr Blunden
• A century-spanning ghost story for Christmas! We talk to actor and director Lionel Jeffries (The Railway Children) about turning Antonia Baker's much-loved children’s storyThe Ghosts into a bewitching film in the early 1970's

Gabriel Byrne and Arnie: have you prepared for the End of Days?End of Days
• We look at the making of Arnold Schwarzenegger Devil-busting new movie, directed by Peter Hyams. Arnie faces his greatest challenge as the Devil comes to New York to take a bride: Gabriel Byrne plays the Prince of Darkness

Alan Rickman meets Jay and Silent Bob. Don't shoot the messenger!Dogma
• Angels – in the form of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Alan Rickman – do battle on the Earth, in this anarchic and controversial film from Kevin Smith, creator of Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy. We examine the latest fight between good and evil

Stir of Echoes
• Previewing the new film from David Koepp (screenwriter of Jurassic Park), based on a novel by Richard Matheson, writer of the Horror classic I Am Legend. Kevin Bacon stars as a man haunted by the sinister figure of a young woman...

Plus our regular sections:

  • News Rhys Ifans (from Notting Hill) plays a horny devil with Adam Sandler, there’s a new Argento on the way, Terminators 3 and 4 and an awful lot of werewolves...
  • Poster: Our Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp cover...
  • Reviews selections
    • Book Reviews: Tom Baker’s The Boy Who Kicked Pigs (for those of a strong disposition!), 999 New stories of Horror and Suspense , The Wise and I Spied A Pale Horse
    • TV Reviews: We conclude our reviews of Season Three of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and begin our coverage of the spin-off series Angel. Meanwhile, somewhere else in the universe, The X-Files begins its seventh season
    • Film Reviews: Praise for Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense, no prizes for Carrie 2 and Tim Burton’s tangled tale Sleepy Hollow
    • Video Reviews: A bumper selection of titles on DVD, including the House trilogy, Apt Pupil, Alligator, The New York Ripper, The Faculty, Beloved, and many more...
  • The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt sees out the old year in style and goes headlong into the Millennium...
  • The Fright of Your Life: Ventriloquist the Great Vorelli has a dust-up with his sentient dummy Hugo in Lindsay Shonteff’s bizarre British chiller Devil Doll
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