issue 79 ships from 27 June 2000 UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

The Evil Dead The Evil Dead
In 1979, three college friends, Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell dropped out to make a low-budget zombie picture - then called The Book of the Dead. We find out how in 1983, the film, now titled The Evil Dead, was banned in Britain...

Christina Galbó & Ray Lovelock in Jorge Grau's acclaimed zombie filmJorge Grau – Read excerpts here
• A rare interview with the Spanish master of Terror. His film No profar el sueño de los muertos (better known as The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) is an ecological parable, and one of the most acclaimed zombie films ever

• "Ian McKellen pointed to the costume in the comic book and said 'Do I have to wear that?'" Bryan Singer discusses the making of his Summer blockbuster X-Men, based on the popular and long-running Marvel comics series

Jose Larraz's VampyresVampyres
With a thrilling Anchor Bay DVD now out, we feature a retrospective on Jose Larraz's British-made 1974 feature about two beautiful female vampires, who prey on the unsuspecting visitors to their remote country house

• We trace the troubled development of this Outer Space shocker, in which a Deep-Space hospital ship, the Nightingale, answers a distress call and picks up a mysterious young man

Peter Cushing
• We continue our look at the life of the beloved Horror star, featuring extracts from the newly published Peter Cushing Companion, and many rare photographs

Plus our regular sections:

  • News The Shock Around the Clock Festival becomes London Fright Fest 2000, there's more animated weirdness in Lenore, and a film from New Zealand called The Irrefutable Truth About Demons
  • Reviews selections
    • Books: Including Inside The Wicker Man, plus four more reviews in print
    • Video / DVDs: Gremlins, Gormenghast, The Gate, Lamberto Bava's Demons, and more...
    • Films: Polanski's The Ninth Gate and the Spanish psychological thriller El arte de morir
    • TV: The latest episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and The X-Files
  • Opinion Writer and critic Kim Newman lists some of the most aggravating clichés in Horror cinema today
  • In The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt ventures to the birthplace of Vlad Tepes for the Second World Dracula Congress. See her impressions of Romania's dramatically beautiful land...
  • The Fright of Your Life: Another lady vampire who's a messy eater! John Landis' Innocent Blood, starring Anne Parillaud

Images taken from this issue are copyright: Jorge Grau / Nigel Burrell, BBC Video, FrightFest 2000, Sidgwick & Jackson

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

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