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Issue #99 • ships from Aug 22 2002
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The Return of Hannibal
"We tried to spruce up the part of Lecter as much as possible, which is easy when you have an actor like Anthony Hopkins who commands the attention of the audience."
Screenwriter Ted Tally, who won an Oscar for
The Silence of the Lambs, tells us why he was first in line to work on the script for the new Lecter film. . .
Red Dragon.

Brian CoxBrian Cox
• Brian Cox was Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann’s 1986 film Manhunter - a role he still adores. He discusses this, his early Hammer work and his forthcoming Ring and X-Men 2.

Flesh for FrankensteinPaul Morrissey
• The maverick director who made Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula talks about making films in 3-D, sex and the influence of Andy Warhol.

X-Files monsterX-Files Monster Make-up
• “If someone gets their brains blown out, I’ll use some dates in the bullet hole.” Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf and Matthew Mungle look at their special effects make-up.

Angel and Buffy
Spoiler Alert!
We look forward to some surprising developments in the new seasons of Angel and Buffy.

Jack the Ripper and his movies
• Denis Meikle, author of a new book on Jack the Ripper, discusses the enduring mystery of the Victorian murders, and chooses his favourite screen portrayal of the Whitechapel fiend.

Things to Come
• A preview of some spooky and sinister films coming this Autumn, including the US remake of Hideo Nakata’s seminal Japanese Horror film The Ring and underwater monsters in the WWII submarine drama Below.

• Meet John Constantine, Humanity’s most unlikely champion, who appeared in DC Comic’s Hellblazer series and is now bound for the big screen.

Christopher Fowler
• “I’m in the middle of delivering a trilogy… The first one would be Gothic Horror if it wasn’t set in a block of flats.” Acclaimed Horror author Fowler discusses his forthcoming work in this final part of this in-depth interview trilogy, including the Plastic, Brick Water trilogy and a mystery set in London’s Palace Theatre called Looking for Lucifer.

  • All the latest on:
    a remake of Scanners, Brad Pitt in Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, David Fincher’s new chiller Passengers, and the plans to make a film of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Red Dragon
    Featuring Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
The Fright of Your Life
  • Jonathan Rigby recoils in horror from a different kind of eight-legged freak in John Barrymore’s 1920 film of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
  • Kim Newman investigates the Apocalypse movies made in the US ‘Bible belt’.
Pitt of Horror
  • Ingrid Pitt remembers colleagues John Frankenheimer and Maurice Denham, who died recently.
10 pages of reviews including…
  • Films
    What’s new in Horror cinema including the return of the Friday the Thirteenth killer in Jason X, the long-awaited release of The Lighthouse, a re-issue of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead and the summer’s other mutant spider movie, Eight Legged Freaks!
  • Videos
    Including the DVD releases of Thir13en Ghosts, From Hell, Brotherhood of the Wolf and the spooky Seventies TV series Sapphire and Steel.
  • Books
    New Horror books including Clive Barker’s gorgeously-illustrated Abarat and a magic-ridden London in The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray.

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf and Matthew Mungle

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

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