issue 80 ships from 21 July 2000 UK £3.25 / US $5.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

Alyson Hannigan
Actress Alyson Hannigan reveals some secrets about playing Willow, everyone’s favourite teen sorceress in Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Plus a pull-out poster of our cover, showing Alyson off duty from the horrors

Edward Furlong (+ nun) in Avati's Knights of the QuestPupi Avati exclusive
• On location for his new film Knights of the Quest – starring Edward Furlong in an occult-ridden search for a holy relic – the acclaimed Italian master of Horror and Fantasy, director of The Arcane Enchanter, talks to Alan Jones. Part 1 of 2

Kevin Bacon (well, sort of) in Hollow Man Hollow Man
• Kevin Bacon stars in Paul Verhoeven’s major new movie, which takes the story of the Invisible Man into a new and terrifying dimension via state-of-the-art effects, and looks at how evil encroaches on a man's soul. We unmask the culprits!

Winona Ryder in grave moodLost Souls
• We look at the chilling new story of exorcism and redemption, a present-day battle of good vs. evil starring Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin, and directed by Janusz Kaminski, Oscar-winning cinematographer of Schindler’s List

Mickey Rourke in Angel Heart Angel Heart
•"When De Niro walks on the set, you can feel his presence." We look back at director Alan Parker’s bewitching 1987 blend of film noir and psychological Horror, with Mickey Rourke as PI Harry Angel, and Robert De Niro as Louis Cyphre

Sadako’s fury is unleashed as we anticipate the arrival of this excellent Horror film from Japan, which recalls the suggested horrors of the finest English ghost stories

Michael Ripper
• We pay tribute to Michael Ripper, who won a special place in Horror fans’ hearts as Hammer’s longest-serving supporting player in such classics as Revenge of Frankenstein and The Mummy's Shroud

Plus our regular sections:

  • News by Alan Jones
    The Witches of Eastwick take to the London stage and the first word on Terminator 3 from Edward Furlong. Plus Stephen Fry ponders Doctor Who, The Green Hornet rides again, and new roles for Jim Carrey and Christian Bale
  • Reviews selections
    • Books: Including Kim Newman's latest novel Dracula Cha Cha Cha, plus three small press collections reviewed in print
    • Video / DVDs: Anchor Bay's Hammer Collection on DVD, including Plague of the Zombies and The Reptile, plus Stigmata, The Seventh Sign, and more...
    • Films: Featuring Bats and Stir of Echoes
    • TV: The latest episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and The X-Files
  • Opinion Kim Newman (himself) looks at the new independent film American Movie, which describes the hilarious and often poignant business of making low-budget Horror...
  • In The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt continues her tour of Romania, and shares her impressions of this powerfully dramatic country
  • The Fright of Your Life: In our regular feature we seize a thrilling and chilling moment from a favourite horror film and examine it in detail. This month, horror awaits in the torture chamber of Baron Blood

Images taken from this issue are copyright: Jean Cummings, Castle Rock, Quinta Communications / RAI, Carolco, Sony Pictures / Columbia Tristar Films, David Miller, New Line, Simon & Schuster, Anchor Bay Entertainment

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

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