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Shock Cinema Magazine is an essential periodical for fans of cutting-edge, retro cinema. Each issue features in-depth interviews with the most intriguing character actors, cult celebrities and maverick moviemakers of all time and critiques a wide array of film obscurities, including grindhouse action, sexploitation, horror, sci-fi, drive-in favorites, kitsch gems, overseas oddities, and arthouse dementia.
The newest issue of SHOCK CINEMA Magazine (#55) is available at bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Or you can order your copy directly from the publisher:
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The latest issue features exclusive interviews with:
Actress Sybil Danning (Battle Beyond the Stars, Operation Thunderbolt, Chained Heat).
Actor John Schuck (MASH, McMillan & Wife, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Holmes and Yoyo).
Actor Monte Markham (Midway, Project X, The Astronaut, Hour of the Gun).
Actress Catherine Mary Stewart (Night of the Comet, The Last Starfighter, The Apple).
There are also dozens of informative and entertaining film, DVD and Blu-ray reviews, including Norman Alden in Richard C. Sarafian's Andy and Mack Bing's All the Loving Couples; Don Calfa in Robert Hegyes' E. Nick: A Legend in His Own Mind; Birte Tove in Jack O'Connell's Christa [a.k.a. Swedish Fly Girls]; Essy Persson and Helga Anders in Inn of the Gruesome Dolls [Das Rasthaus der Grausamen Puppen]; Tom Stern in Clay Pigeon; Sophie Marceau in Jailbird [La Taularde]; Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Zero Mostel in Marco; Carlos Enrique Taboada's Poison For the Fairies; Gerald Mohr and Liz Renay in Date With Death; Catriona MacColl in Jacques Demy's Lady Oscar; the Paul Temple detective film series; The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat; J. Christian Ingvordsen's Blue Vengeance; Mark Bessenger's Ninja Zombie; Carl Schenkel's Strikeback [Kalt Wie Eis]; Julia Batelaan in Molly; Duane Whitaker's Together & Alone; David Arquette in R.P.M.; Mitch Brown's Shot; Tax Season...
Elke Sommer and Bob Crane in The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz; Gregg Henry and George Kennedy in Mean Dog Blues; Eva Dahlbeck in Henning Carlsen's The Cats [Kattorna]; John Derek and Milly Vitale in Don Chaffey's The Flesh is Weak; Ron Casteel in James T. Flocker's Ground Zero; Monique Mercure and Louise Turcot in Two Women in Gold [Deux Femmes en Or]; Ellie Church and Kelsey Carlisle in James Bickert's Amazon Hot Box; Amin Q. Chaudhri's Deadly Vengeance;Joseph Kaufmann and Claudia Jennings in Jud; Renee Harmon in Lady Street Fighter; Gerard Damiano's Memories Within Miss Aggie; Christopher George and Charo in Tiger By the Tail; Martin Donovan's State of Wonder; Peter Fonda and Warren Oates in The Hired Hand; Ken Wiederhorn's King Frat; Gene Deitch's animated Alice of Wonderland in Paris; Julia Migenes in L'Unique; Teruo Ishii's Horrors of Malformed Men; Shoja Azari's K; Bruno Lawrence in Smash Palace; Get Outta Town; and much more...
REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #54
Peter Bonerz stars as a soul-searching comedian in John Korty's Funnyman.
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