issue 76 ships from 23 Mar 2000 UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

A Nightmare on Elm Street
'One, two, Freddie's coming for you…' We return to the roots of the Nightmare on Elm Street series and discover how a sinister old man terrified the young Wes Craven, leading him to create one of Horror's most popular icons - Freddy Krueger Plus our poster version of the cover art... Selected excerpts here

Buffyverse creator Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
• The diabolical mastermind behind the worldwide success of Buffy and Angel is in fact mild mannered creator and producer Joss Whedon. In the first part of a special two-part interview we speak to Joss about the future of his two series

Vin Diesel, seeing things in Pitch BlackPitch Black
• Previewing the hit Sci-Fi Horror film that combines vicious aliens (described as a cross between a great white shark and a pterodactyl) with chilling suspense and a cast of intriguing characters, including Vin Diesel's brutal Riddick

English Gothic - Jean Simmons in peril in Uncle Silas (1947)English Gothic
• We preview this new book on a subject close to our hearts - the 100 best British Horror films - and talk to its author, Shivers contributor Jonathan Rigby, on his "history of an area of British cinema still, bizarrely, considered disreputable..."

Johnny Depp consults his books in The Ninth GateThe Ninth Gate
• We also preview this new film from Roman Polanski (acclaimed director of such successful Horror fare as Rosemary's Baby and Dance of the Vampires), starring Johnny Depp as a rare books expert on a satanic quest for old engravings

The Hunger
• We continue our interview with Jeff Fazio, the creator and executive producer of the sexy and scary tv series The Hunger, on plans for the show's second season

Murder Rooms
• A look at the recent television drama which combined the origins of Sherlock Holmes with the story of Jack the Ripper, starring Ian Richardson and Charles Dance

Plus our regular sections:

  • News Alan Jones reports on more Hellraisers, his own TV project An Eye for Horror, and the return of the 'Shock Around the Clock' Festival to London's Prince Charles cinema
  • Opinion Kim Newman thinks that the return of Hammer films is not necesssarily a good thing
  • Reviews selections
    • Book Reviews: including Plague of Angels
    • TV Reviews: include episodes from the revived Randall & Hopkirk
    • Film Reviews: Open Your Eyes
    • Video / DVD Reviews: including From Dusk till Dawn 2 and Lemora – The Lady Dracula
  • The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt meets Linda Blair, the star of The Exorcist, and features in Channel 5's new Horror TV series Urban Gothic
  • Horror on the Web looks at Scream Queens from Fay Wray to Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • The Fright of Your Life: there are strange goings on at the Devil's Hopyard in a classic moment from the movie The Dunwich Horror

Images taken from this issue are copyright: New Line, Reynolds & Hearn, Sue Schneider / Moonglow Photos, Artisan, USA Studios

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

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