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issue 74 ships from 17 Jan 2000 UK £3.25 / US $5.99
NEWS REVIEWS FEATURE

Gormenghast's Jonathan Rhys MeyersGormenghast
Making the BBC adaptation of Mervyn Peake's macabre Fantasy. Genre hero Christopher Lee (as the faithful retainer Flay), plus director Andy Wilson and producer Estelle Daniel discuss the epic tale of the evil Steerpike (Jonathan Rhys Meyers)

The League of GentlemenThe League of Gentlemen
• We interview Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson, the dark princes of comedy who present a glorious gallery of hilariously horrific characters in the 'Local' town of Royston Vasey
Selected excerpts here

Jeffrey Combs poster Jeffrey Combs
• The popular Horror star, who came to fame as H P Lovecraft's Herbert West in Brian Yuzna's film Re-Animator, talks about his association with the genre and his role in Peter Jackson's The Frighteners
plus an extra-grisly pull-out A3 poster!

Naked LunchNaked Lunch
• How David Cronenberg, the director of Dead Ringers and The Fly, brought beat guru William S Burroughs's 'un-filmable' tale of drugs and mugwumps to the screen, complete with seedy cinematography, prosthesis and puppetry

Victor Buono
• We look at the life of the heavyweight Hollywood star who specialized in nervy maniacs, and who played Horror with a comic touch. His screen appearances include roles in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Strangler, Moon Child and The Evil

The Nameless
• A complex new chiller with a millennial punch from Spain, directed by newcomer Jaume Balaguero

Plus our regular sections:

  • News Is the ideal casting at hand for a Bela and Boris bio-pic, depicting the rivalry between Karloff and Lugosi? Plus Alan Jones' exclusive trip to filming of the pre-Psycho life of Ed Gein
  • Poster: It's a grisly pull-out this month as we celebrate Jeffrey Combs in Re-Animator
  • Reviews selections
    • Book Reviews: include The Apprentice
    • TV Reviews: include episodes from the newest US season of The X-Files.
    • Film Reviews:Mateo (Thesis) Gil's weird new movie Nadie Conoce A Nadie, plus End of Days
    • Video / DVD Reviews: include I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt is planning a holiday, to the land beyond the forest, in Castle Dracula!
  • The Fright of Your Life: Crimean criminal Zaroff hunts humans for sport in The Most Dangerous Game

Images taken from this issue are copyright: BBC, more TBC

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2000. Not for reproduction.

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