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SHOCK CINEMA #52 is currently at the printer. The issue will be available in early June. Pre-order your copy now!
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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 interviews with:
Actor Dabney Coleman (9 To 5, The Muppets Take Manhattan, On Golden Pond, Tootsie).
Actor Chris Sarandon (Dog Day Afternoon, Fright Night, The Princess Bride, Child's Play).
Actor Tracey Walter (Repo Man, Batman, Conan the Destroyer, At Close Range).
Actor Mills Watson (Cujo, Up in Smoke, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo).
Director/Writer/Producer David L. Hewitt (The Mighty Gorga, The Girls From Thunder Strip).
There are also dozens of informative and entertaining film, DVD, Blu-ray, and book reviews, including Buster Crabbe and Chuck McCann in The Comeback Trail; Joseph Adler's Convention Girls; Richard Crenna and Clu Gulager in Footsteps; Edouard Luntz's Naked Hearts [Les Coeurs Verts]; Shelley Winters in A House is Not a Home; Alan Arkin in The Other Side of Hell; Robin Spry's Prologue and Drying Up the Streets; Jeff Morrow and Janet Agren in Dino Risi's A Normal Young Man; Dirk Benedict and Linda Blair in Ruckus; Erica Benedikty's Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments; The Phantom Kid; Vittorio Gassman in Brancaleone's Army; Robert Walker, Jr. in Beware! The Blob; Lee J. Cobb and Paul Michael Glaser in Trapped Beneath the Sea; Christopher Phelps and Maxim Van Scoy's Lake Nowhere; Larry Peerce's The Sporting Club; Billy Garberina's Rotgut; Daniel Griffith's They Came From the Swamp: The Films of William Grefé; Oldrich Lipský's Long Live Ghosts!; Peter Hooten and Mako in Prisoners; Lake of the Dead [De Dødes Tjern]; the X-rated Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers rip-off Up in Flames...
Don Murray and Linda Evans in Tale of the Cock [Confessions of Tom Harris]; Peter Vaughan in Smokescreen; Rose-Marie Turko's Scarred; Natja Brunckhorst in Ralf Huettner's Babylon [Im Bett Mit Dem Teufel]; George Segal and Stockard Channing in Not My Kid; Felipe Cazals' The Year of the Plague; Françoise Prévost in Fernando Di Leo's A Woman on Fire [Brucia Ragazzo, Brucia]; Dudley Sutton and Ronald Lacey in The Boys; Russell S. Doughten, Jr.'s Whitcomb's War; Lotte Tarp in Morianna [I, the Body]; William Devane in Red Alert; Angela Pleasence and Peter Vaughan in Symptoms; Sammy Snyders in The Pit; the Matt Cimber duet The Candy Tangerine Man and Lady Cocoa; The Scotland Yard Mystery [a.k.a. The Living Dead]; David Soul, Yaphet Kotto and Tom Noonan in Rage!; Paul Chevrolet and the Ultimate Hallucination; Mark Colgrove's Driven to Succeed; Nikias Chryssos' Der Bunker; Harry Kumel's Monsieur Hawarden; The Emperor's Baker - The Baker's Emperor [Císaruv Pekar - Pekaruv Císar]; John Carradine and Neville Brand in Evils of the Night, and much more...
REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #50
John Heard, Stephen McHattie and Levon Helm in the drug smuggling tale Best Revenge.