"Some of the best bizarre film commentary going... with sharp, no-nonsense verdicts." - Manohla Dargis, The Village Voice
"One of the few review zines you can actually read and learn from... You need this." - Joe Bob Briggs
"Plenty of well-informed film reviews... Wildly opinionated." - Film Threat
"The magazine every movie fan needs to read." - E! Online
"Shock Cinema is like riding the A train in the summer from the George Washington Bridge to the Deuce to see "Bucktown." This is the only magazine I can totally relate to." - William Lustig, director of UNCLE SAM, MANIAC
SHOCK CINEMA #44 is now at the printer! Copies will be available at the end of May.
Pre-order: SHOCK CINEMA #44.
Four-issue Subscription: Begin with #44.
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, blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, science fiction, drive-in favorites, kitsch gems, overseas oddities, and arthouse dementia.
The newest issue of SHOCK CINEMA Magazine (#43) is available at bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Or you can order a copy directly from the publisher:
SHOCK CINEMA c/o Steven Puchalski P.O. Box 518 Peter Stuyvesant Station New York, NY 10009
Mail-order copies are $6.00 apiece (which includes First Class USPS shipping), and a four-issue subscription in the US is $20.00 (in Canada, it's $24.00). Please make all checks/money orders payable to Steven Puchalski. (Note: all orders outside of North America are $10.00 apiece. Cash or online orders only.) Feel free to contact us about our wholesale prices.
The latest issue features interviews with:
Actor Chris Elliott (Cabin Boy, Groundhog Day, There's Something About Mary).
Actor Bruce Davison (Willard, The Strawberry Statement, Ulzana's Raid, Last Summer).
Actor Steve Railsback (The Stunt Man, Helter Skelter, Lifeforce, Ed Gein).
Actor Ian Ogilvy (Witchfinder General, Return of the Saint, Wuthering Heights).
Actress O-Lan Jones (Edward Scissorhands, The Truman Show, Shelf Life).
There are also dozens of informative film, DVD and book reviews, including Bulle Ogier and Pierre Clementi in the trippy musical Les Idoles; Mark IV Pictures' preachy, boy-meets-bear melodrama A Stranger in My Forest; Scott Jacoby and Britt Ekland in Baxter!; a pair of early Martin Scorsese credits -- Pim de la Parra's Netherlands psychodrama Possessed [Bezeten; a.k.a. Obessions] and John Mavros' NYC underground feature Reflections; Arthur Kennedy and Tom Selleck search for arsonist Warren Oates in The Movie Murderer; Jackie Mason stars in John G. Avildsen's The Stoolie; Richard Griffin's exploitation duet, The Disco Exorcist and Atomic Brain Invasion; Carroll Baker in Marco Ferreri's The Harem; Richard Boone and Randy Quaid in The Great Niagara; tongue-in-cheek crime tale with an all-child cast, Hawk Jones; Damon Packard's Foxfur; Richard Lynch in The Deltz Fox; David Peel: Rock'N'Roll Outlaw; John Hawkes in Daniel Erickson's Scary Movie; Yuri Kiyashko's The Performance For... [Predstavlenie Dlya...]; Ernest Borgnine in Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster?; Mike Trippiedi's indie Amber Rose; Darren Ward's gory crime drama A Day of Violence...
Sonny Chiba goes feral in Wolfguy: Enraged Lycanthrope; Peter Haskell and Sheree North in The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer; Anthony Hopkins turns action hero in When Eight Bells Toll; Oliver Tobias, Ernest Borgnine and Henry Silva in The Last Match; James Mason, Geraldine Chaplin and Ian Ogilvy in Cop-Out; the evils of "public relations firms" are exposed in The Naked Road; Burt Lancaster in The Midnight Man; a French boy is menaced by a maniaical Santa Claus in Game Over [36.15 Code Pere Noel]; Peter Finch and Linda Hayden in Something to Hide; Elizabeth Taylor in the U.S./Russian mega-bomb The Blue Bird; the 1956 Hungarian Uprising is the backdrop for The Beast of Budapest; Fernando di Leo's Madness; Andrzej Kotkowski's In An Old Manor House Or The Independence Of Triangles; Paul Anka as a teenage voyeur in Look in Any Window; Dean Martin and Brian Keith in Something Big; Dolph Lundgren in Red Scorpion; James Bickert's underground bikerama Dear God No!; Matthew Patrick's dystopian parable Graffiti; Al Adamson's Sunset Cove; sexploitation auteur Joe Sarno's Inga, The Seduction of Inga and The Indelicate Balance; and more...
CHECK OUT REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #42
Melissa Sue Anderson, Robert Carradine and Judge Reinhold in the teenage delinquent TV-movie Survival of Dana.