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Shivers #93 • ships from Oct 11 • UK £3.99/US $7.99 FEATURE NEWS REVIEWS

In this bumper Hallowe'en Shivers (#93):

The one who sighs... the Devil's BackboneGuillermo del Toro
• The creator of Cronos and director of the upcoming Blade 2 talks about his new movie The Devil’s Backbone. Gorgeously shot, this Almòdovar-produced ghost story recalls classics like Robert Wise's The Haunting

Nicole Kidman in The OthersThe Others
• Acclaimed Hispanic director #2: Alejandro Amenábar on his first English language film, a supernatural story set in 1944. The hit stars Nicole Kidman as Grace, raising a family in a large old house on the island of Jersey

Where'd you get those... JeepersJeepers Creepers
• Meet Gina Philips and Justin Long, the young stars of this US #1 smash. “We wanted a real brother/sister feel to the relationship,” says director Victor Salva. “I knew Gina and Justin wouldn’t let me down.” • Plus - the Creeper stares from our Jeepers Creepers poster

FrightFest 2001Fright Fest 2001 revisited
• The highs and lows of this year’s London Horror festival, including splendid French fantasy Brotherhood of the Wolf, disappointing Brit-horror The Bunker, and Australian entry Cubbyhouse

13 Ghosts
• We meet Steve Beck, director of the new remake of William Castle’s shocker. Following the successful updating of Castle’s classic The House on Haunted Hill, Beck discusses the disadvantages of shooting in a set made of glass, and praises his stars F Murray Abraham, Tony Shalhoub and Matthew Lillard

James Herbert
• The world-famous Horror writer gives us a new take on the world of fairy tales in his novel Once... “I’ve always wanted to write a book about faeries,” he says. “There’s a witchcraft element that lends itself to Horror.”

Urban Gothic 2
• A phantasmagoria of photos from the second series of British TV frights! We meet producer Steve Matthews, who explains why he hopes this is the sort of programme that people won’t approve of, plus effects guru Neill Gorton and star Anthony (C-3PO) Daniels

Buffy Lives!
A taste of things to come in the sixth season of Buffy and the third season of Angel. Buffy is resurrected, to face the responsibilities of bringing up her sister Dawn

Joanna Cassidy
The actress whose long genre career takes in Blade Runner (as the seductive, snake-dancing replicant) to The Tommyknockers and Vampire in Brooklyn on her new role in Ghosts of Mars, and how she kicked Martian ass for John Carpenter

Plus our regular sections:

  • News by Alan Jones
    New macabre roles for Joaquin Phoenix and Sleepy Hollow’s Christina Ricci, a return to Oz and a new nemesis for Hannibal Lecter. Plus updates on Gateway to the Gods, The House of the Dead (based on the successful game), Knowing from director Rod Lurie and The Hulk to star Aussie Eric Bana
  • 8 pages of Horror Reviews including
    • Book reviews: Clive Barker returns to his Horror roots with Coldheart Canyon, we examine some Scottish Scary Tales and more...
    • Film reviews: five films this month...
    • Video / DVD reviews: including Ravenous
  • Opinion: Writer and critic Kim Newman on an obscure 1964 German shocker The Cave of the Living Dead, newly released on DVD in the Euroshock collection
  • The Pitt of Horror: Ingrid Pitt, Hammer’s Countess Dracula, puts on her detective’s hat to investigate a dastardly Victorian crime!
  • The Fright of Your Life: Jonathan Rigby on Jonathan Miller's Whistle and I'll Come To You, also new on DVD

Images taken from this issue are copyright: Optimum Releasing, Dimension Films, MGM Studios / Helkon SK, FrightFest 2001, Romulus Films Ltd / Cyclops Vision, 20th Century Fox, Harper Collins

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2001. Not for reproduction.

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