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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.
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The latest issue features exclusive interviews with:
Actor James Darren (The Guns of Navarone, The Time Tunnel, Gidget, The Lively Set, Lucky).
Actress Kathleen Wilhoite (Road House, Murphy's Law, Private School, Witchboard).
Actor Ron Masak (Ice Station Zebra, Evel Knievel, Murder, She Wrote, Tora! Tora! Tora!).
Actor Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Hannah and Her Sisters, Ishtar, Bone Tomahawk).
Writer/Director Robert Klane (Where's Poppa, Weekend at Bernie's, Thank God It's Friday).
There are also dozens of informative and entertaining film, DVD and Blu-ray reviews, including Jason Ledger in The Ballad of Billie Blue; Peter Bonerz in John Korty's Funnyman; Laurence Fishburne and Albert Hall in If You Give a Dance You Gotta Pay the Band; Richard Harris in Your Ticket is No Longer Valid; Jean Gabin and Simone Signoret in Le Chat; Victor Spinetti and Vanessa Howard in Derek Ford's This - That and the Other!; Tom Ligon and Logan Ramsey in Jump [a.k.a. Fury on Wheels]; Barry Brown and Britt Ekland in The Ultimate Thrill; Cüneyt Arkin in The Sword and the Claw; Bob Hope in the TV-special Joys!; Chris Robinson and Ted Cassidy in Catch the Black Sunshine; Michael St, Gerard in Star Time; Female Chauvinists and Hot Connections; Doug McClure and Hayley Mills in The Bananas Boat [a.k.a. What Changed Charlie Farthing?]; Laszlo Kistamas in Meteo; Michael Craig and Peter Cushing in Cone of Silence; Jack Darcus' Overnight [a.k.a. Cinema Canada]; Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney in Mike Hodge's Pulp...
Jillian Fargey in the Canadian teen runaway drama Close To Home; Juraj Kukura in Peter Zadek's The Roaring Fifties [Die Wilden Fünfziger]; Robert Hogan and Melinda Plank in Greenwich Village Story; Don Gordon in The Lollipop Cover; David Janssen and Mickey Rourke in City in Fear; Michael Parks in Can Ellen Be Saved?; Tim Noah in In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo; William Calloway and Jeannie Linero in Flush; Derek Ford's Secret Rites; Susan Player in Sergio Martino's Loving Cousins [Cugini Carnali]; Jean Yonnel in Fyodor Otsep's Amok; Lino Ventura in Pierre Granier-Deferre's The Cage; Larry Hankin in Lucifer's Women; John Hayes' All the Lovin' Kinfolk; William J. Murray's Primal Scream; L'Etrange Chateau du Docteur Lerne; Antony Weber's Cries of Ecstasy, Blows of Death; Steve Barkett's The Aftermath; Shehnaz Begum's Goorkund [Undertaker]; Jamaa Fanaka's Welcome Home Brother Charles and Emma Mae; Anthony Franciosa and Klaus Kinski in Web of the Spider; and much more...
REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #53
Tom Troupe stars in the no-budget, one-man Nikolai Gogol adaptation, Sofi.
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