issue 78 ships from 30 May 2000 UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

Peter Cushing
To celebrate a new biography of the popular Hammer star by Shivers editor David Miller, we present some never-before-published pictures of Peter Cushing relaxing, plus fond reminiscences from friends and colleagues. Read excerpts here

Steve Railsback and Carrie Snodgrass as Ed and Ma GeinEd Gein
• An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new film based on the notorious 1950's serial killer, the 'Wisconsin Ghoul' , whose story inspired Psycho. Alan Jones meets director Chuck Parello on location for the grisly project

The Gentleman are passing by...Hush
• The sinister and silent 'Gentlemen' arrive in Sunnydale to steal the townsfolks' voices in an acclaimed episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We examine the fairy-tale imagery of Hush, with exclusive artwork of the weird Gentlemen

James Calviezel in Frequency Frequency
• Screenwriter Toby Emmerich explains how a half-remembered episode of The Twilight Zone influenced his first film script, which became the supernatural time-spanning hit drama Frequency, starring Dennis Quiad

Cry Wolf: Mel Raido in Urban GothicUrban Gothic
"What does Horror do? It scares people. It's that simple." Producer Steve Matthews discusses the genesis of his Channel 5 Horror series, plus a complete episode listing for all 13 episodes

American Psycho
• How Bret Easton Ellis' shocking novel was brought to the screen by director Mary Harron, with Christian Bale as the disturbed yuppie Patrick Bateman

Charles Gray
• We look back at the career of the actor, who died in early March 2000. Most famous as Blofeld in Diamonds are Forever, Gray memorably played the Satanist Mocata in Hammer's The Devil Rides Out, and appeared in other genre films from The Legacy to the Rocky Horror Show

Plus our regular sections:

  • News Christopher Plummer to play Van Helsing in Wes Craven's Dracula, David Boreanaz gets a Horror Valentine from Jamie Blanks, and Neve Campbell says 'no more Screams'
  • Reviews selections
    • Book Reviews: King Rat by China Miéville, Mr X by Peter Straub, and Judas Tree by Simon Clark
    • Film Reviews: Teen Horror in Final Destination starring Kerr Smith and Devon Sawa, plus Scream 3 starring David Arquette and Neve Campbell
    • Video / DVD Reviews:We look at the newest releases including Sleepy Hollow Candyman: Day of the Dead and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
    • TV Reviews: including Buffy , Angel and X-Files episodes and more fairy tales in The Tenth Kingdom
  • Opinion Kim Newman makes a do-it-yourself Dracula from bits of all the other versions!
  • In The Pitt of Horror: actress Ingrid Pitt celebrates Urban Gothic and the recent Wicker Man panel at the NFT.
  • The Fright of Your Life: looks at a fearful scene from The Awful Dr Orloff

Images taken from this issue are copyright: Entertainment Films, Channel 5, HarperCollins, David Miller / Visual Imagination, Mosaic, Columbia Tristar, Metro Tartan

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

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