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Issue #102 • ships from Jan 16 2003
News-stand Price UK £3.99 / US $6.99

The Ring Saga

• Nothing to do with Orcs and Hobbits, Hideo Nakata’s terrifying film Ring is Horror’s best-kept secret. But all that may change as the new American version, The Ring directed by Gore Verbinski, opens in Europe.

Troma, man…Totally Tromatized
• With titles like Rabid Grannies, The Toxic Avenger and Sgt Kabukiman NYPD – it could only be Troma Films! We meet Mr Troma himself, director and producer Lloyd Kaufman.

Fear factorVal Guest
• The director of Quatermass Xperiment, The Abominable Snowman and The Day The Earth Caught Fire talks about his life in films and the many stars he worked with.

AngelAngel Turns Evil?
• "David Boreanaz is wonderful as Angel, but there's a glint in his eye and a spring in his step when he plays Angelus" Find out what’s afoot for the Vampire with a soul this season…

Beyond Re-Animator
• "It will be gorier than most movies today but it won't be off-putting." Director Brian Yuzna brings HP Lovecraft’s maddest scientist, Herbert West, back to the screen in a new movie from the Fantasy Factory. We talk to the director and meet star Jeffrey Combs.

The Return of The Thing
• The return of a great Hallowe’en tradition as a gathering of Hollywood film-makers stages a recreation of the classic Fifties Sci-Fi Horror movie The Thing!

The Hound of the Baskervilles
• We review the BBC’s recent adaptation of Sherlock Holmes's most terrifying adventure, starring Richard Roxburgh and Ian Hart

  • Nicole Kidman is a Stepford Wife, there’s a new film from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly, news on Thunderbirds, Terry Gilliam's Grimm film, Jurassic Park IV, a return to Oz for Drew Barrymore and new films for John Woo and Luc Besson
  • We present the chilling image from Gore Verbinski’s The Ring
The Fright of Your Life
  • Jonathan Rigby selects a fearful scene from Jorge Grau's 1974 film The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue
  • Kim Newman looks at a reconstruction of a famous 'lost film', Lon Chaney's Vampire movie London After Midnight
The Pitt of Horror
  • Ingrid Pitt looks back over the year, meets Discworld creator Terry Pratchett and Horror novelist James Herbert, and gets a bit frisky anticipating Valentine’s Day...
10 pages of reviews including…
  • TV Reviews
    The newest episodes from Buffy Season 7 and Angel Season 4
  • Book Reviews
    We review Dark Terrors, the sixth Gollancz Book of Horror, Frights and Fancies, a collection of stories by R Chetwynd-Hayes, and a collection of essays by Ramsey Campbell
  • Film Reviews
    Weird short film Soft for Digging, premièred at the London Film Festival, the Eastern portmanteau of ghost stories Three, and the World War One chiller Death Watch starring Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis
  • Video Reviews
    Minority Report, Halloweens II and III and the new Scooby Doo, plus a crazy collection of trailers in All Monsters Attack!

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