Issue 83 ships from 19 Oct 2000 UK £3.99 / US $7.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

I Can't SleepDario Argento – exclusive
• "I though let's wipe the slate clean and see where I can take the modern urban thriller." An exclusive interview with the King of Euro-Horror as he returns to his giallo roots for new film I Can’t Sleep, which pits Max Von Sydow against a macabre serial killer

• We see how the Buffy spin-off developed and look forward to the second season, and look at the new character of Charles Gunn played by J August Richards.
Plus: our pull-out poster version of the cover art

Buffy finds The Puppet Show less than amusingBuffy Writers
• Writers Dean Batali and Rob Des Hotel explain how they began some of Buffy’s lasting legends - creating the character of Principal Snyder in The Puppet Show and handling Oz's first transformation into a werewolf in Phases. Part 1 of an in-depth interview

The BunkerThe Bunker
• "It will be controversial, edgy, smart and terrifying." Actor Jason Flemyng faces an evil force in new British Horror The Bunker. We speak to screenwriter Clive Dawson and director Rob Green about their wartime psychological terror

Jeff DonovanBlair Witch 2
• "I think I'm seen as someone with a nice veneer and a slightly sinister tone underneath." Actor Jeff Donovan explains how he became involved in the follow-up to the phenomenal Blair Witch Project, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Dante on Bava
• Director Joe Dante (Gremlins) explains the worldwide appeal of Italian Horror director Mario Bava, who created such Horror Fantasy classics as Black Sunday and Danger: Diabolik

Brotherhood of the Wolf
• We conclude our interview with director Christophe Gans on his film of the legend of the beast of Gevaudin. See previous issue for Part 1: online excerpts here

Universal Horror Mazes
• Universal Studios's production manager Cory Asrilant unveils their range of spooky Hallowe’en attractions, created with assistance from Buffy creator Joss Whedon and writer Clive Barker. Online version of this feature here

• Kim Newman explores the various films to deal with cannibalism from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to Cannibal Ferox via... Flanders and Swann!

Brains in Bottles
• We examine Curt Siodmak’s legacy in the story of Donovan’s Brain plus other famous brains on screen, including Roald Dahl's William and Mary

The People Under the Stairs
• Wes Craven’s oft-forgotten Horror from 1991 which starred Wendy Robie and Everett McGill from Twin Peaks as the ultimate dysfunctional Mother and Father

Plus our regular sections:

  • News by Alan Jones
    Another version of The Thing, more vampires from John Carpenter, Clive Barker’s Bloody Mary, a new Thief of Bagdad, Kevin Spacey plays an alien from planet K-PAX and Westworld revisited
  • Reviews section
    • Books: include Stephen Laws' Midnight Man
    • Video / DVDs: several Anchor Bay releases includingDeep Red on DVD. Plus a special look at the lavish Men in Black DVD
    • Films: Cherry Falls and Scary Movie
    • Horror on the Web: A look at sites devoted to The Blair Witch Project
  • Opinion: Kim Newman considers the on-going Horror boom and finds it sadly lacking
  • In The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt presents her news from the world of Horror and Fantasy fandom, and takes tea with Robert Englund
  • The Fright of Your Life: Scream-filled scenes from Lucio Fulci’s seminal zombie movie The Beyond

Images taken from this issue are copyright: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Cecchi Gori FIlms, Artisan / Momentum, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Salamander Press

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

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