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Issue #98 • ships from Jul 4 2002
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $6.99

Nicholas Brendon
• “I’m just normal guy in a show of extraordinary characters. The others can do these fantastic things and then there’s Xander… the guy who tells the jokes.” Nic Brendon discusses the highs and lows of playing
Xander Harris through six seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Jamie Bell as Private ShakespeareDeath Watch
• “A confined setting is a classic genre situation ripe with horrifying possibilities.” Début director Michael Bassett discusses his new WWI Horror movie Death Watch.

Nine Lives - scary momentNine Lives
• “I always wanted the horror to be psychologically based rather than be a gross-out bloodbath.” First-time director Andrew Green talks on the set of his new ghostly chiller.

Christopher Lee, Grand MasterChristopher Lee
Shivers met Horror’s grand master, Hammer’s Dracula and now the star of The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars during his appearance at the Brussels Fantasy Film Festival.

Christopher FowlerChristopher Fowler
• “The gap between what you’re promised and what you’ll actually receive has grown so big.” The author discusses his novels Soho Black and Disturbia and the frustrations of the film world.

David Greenwalt on Angel
• “When Joss was pitching the relationship between Angel and Cordelia I said ‘No, we can’t do that to Buffy!’” Angel’s co-creator talks to Shivers with the launch of Season Three on VHS.

Fright Fest Preview
• “Our current problem is trying to get David Cronenberg to introduce his Cannes hit Spider on stage.” Alan Jones on the blood, sweat and tears of putting together London’s premier Horror weekend!

  • Avant-garde Canadian film-maker Guy Maddin takes on the Dracula myth in Pages from a Virgin’s Diary,
  • David Cronenberg discusses his new project Painkillers
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars comes to the big screen
  • Tarantino develops comicbook hero Mort, the Dead Teenager
  • Featuring Nicholas Brendon and Alyson Hannigan in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The Fright of Your Life
  • Jonathan Rigby finds echoes of Dracula in the slice of Hollywood Gothic that is Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard
  • Kim Newman investigates The Night of the Devils, and finds the story rather familiar
Pitt of Horror
  • Ingrid Pitt goes to Chicago and investigates the haunts of Al Capone. At the Fantastic Film Festival, she meets actress Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner, Ghosts of Mars) artist Basil Gogos and director Stuart Gordon.
A massive 14 pages of reviews including…
  • Film Reviews
    Terror on the open road in US thriller Road Kill, Milla Jovovich, some lacklustre zombies in Resident Evil, British squaddies take on a pack of werewolves in Dog Soldiers and a Horror take on Big Brother in My Little Eye
  • Video Reviews
    Oriental hit The Duel, a Ray Harryhausen trilogy, Ghosts of Mars, Forsaken and Tremors 3. There’s a DVD overview of the career of Vincent Price in The Sinister Image – plus the chance to win Daleks and Dinosaurs on DVD!
  • Book Reviews
    Including China Miéville’s waterbound fantasy The Scar, a compendium of Richard Matheson’s influential short stories including the classic Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and The Hidden Language of Demons by LH Maynard and MPN Sims
  • TV Reviews
    “Some Buffy fans will tell you this series is running out of ideas. Show them the episode Two to Go, please. That will shut them up.” The current seasons of Buffy and Angel come to an end with surprises and shocks

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All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2002. Not for reproduction

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