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FANGORIA #305 doesn’t hit the shelves or arrive in your
mailbox till June, but we’ve got the full contents as well as the cover to
share with you now! The latter features a special painted image celebrating the
legendary Amicus Productions, part of a salute to British horror that also
includes a story on the new Hammer film WAKE WOOD, an interview with actor Ian
(WITCHFINDER GENERAL) Ogilvy, etc. We also preview THE THEATRE BIZARRE with
director Richard Stanley and composer Simon Boswell, chat up the directors of
the African zombie epic THE DEAD, the holiday-horror opus SAINT and RISE OF THE
PLANET OF THE APES—with a look at the classic APES’ legacy as well—plus much
more. See the cover and complete contents after the jump!
PREVIEW: “RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” Simians get uppity
again in a movie taking full advantage of evolutions in CGI.
FEATURE: “APES” MERCHANDISING There was a “Planet” full of
TV and merchandise tie-ins to the original film series.
FEATURE: BLACK AND BLUE FILMS Britain’s 21st-century genre
company puts modern twists on vampires, zombies et al.
PREVIEW: “THE DEAD,” PART ONE Two writer/directors were
better than one when it came to mounting a zombie invasion of Africa.
PREVIEW: “SAINT” To the holiday villain of Dick Maas’ Dutch
hit, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice.
PREVIEW: “WAKE WOOD” Hammer Films gets back to its roots,
finding sorcery in a small village. Plus: the ghastly Brit terrors of “Little
RETROSPECTIVE: AMICUS PRODUCTIONS Although short-lived, this
British outfit perfected the omnibus chiller. Plus: a look at its other films
and director Freddie Francis.
INTERVIEW: IAN OGILVY His acting career encompassed many of
UK horror’s most singular achievements.
RETROSPECTIVE: PENNY DREADFULS In the century before cinema,
they were the low-budget shockers of their day.
PREVIEW: “THE THEATRE BIZARRE” Finally back behind the
camera, Richard Stanley has a “Mother” of a tale in store.
INTERVIEW: SIMON BOSWELL Some of the genre’s top directors
owe their aural impact to this composer.
INTERVIEW: TED POST Oh, “Baby,” did he make one of the early
’70s’ weirdest psychological shockers.
INTERVIEW: EUGENIO MARTÍN Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing
joined him for a gruesome trip on the “Horror Express.”
ON SET: “THE REEF” The jaws are real in a new Australian
exercise in shark value.
MINIFEATURE: NECROPHAGIA A look at the death-metal quartet
who stand as the goriest group around.
FIRST RITES Amicus briefing
POSTAL ZONE “Spit”-ting mad
MONSTER INVASION Previews of “Grave Encounters,” “Cyrus:
Mind of a Serial Killer” and two horrific shorts. Plus the 2011 Chainsaw Awards
THE TRASH COMPACTOR Early Rick Baker goop in “The Incredible
FURIOUS FEMMES Women filmmakers who made a big noise during
the silent era
THE TERROR TUBE The “Man-Eater of Surrey Green” episode of
DR. CYCLOPS’ DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of “I Saw the Devil,”
“Black Death,” “The Frankenstein Syndrome,” new Elvira discs and more
NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Glen Duncan’s “The Last
Werewolf,” Tobe Hooper’s “Midnight Movie,” Matt Taylor’s “Jaws: Memories from
Martha’s Vineyard,” etc.
“JASON DARK: FOOD FOR THE DEAD,” Part Four
SOUND SHOCK “Galaxy of Terror” composer Barry Schrader
CLASSIFIED AD VAULT
DEAD FORMAT Our new column focusing on obscure VHS horrors
debuts with “The Headless Eyes”!
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