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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, blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, science fiction, drive-in favorites, kitsch gems, overseas oddities, and arthouse dementia.
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The latest issue features interviews with:
Actor Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer, Fat City, End of the Road, The Long Riders, Road Games).
Actor Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Constantine, 8MM, Minority Report).
Actor Charles Dierkop (The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Police Woman, Pound).
Actress Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The World According to Garp, Pink Floyd The Wall).
Actor Robert Loggia (Lost Highway, The Ninth Configuration, Scarface).
There are also dozens of informative film, DVD and book reviews, including Val Kilmer and Michelle Pfeiffer in the ABC Afterschool Special One Too Many; Ossie Davis and Dionne Warwick in Slaves; Mike Hodges' trippy children's mini-series The Tyrant King; Basil Rathbone, John Carradine and Cameron Mitchell in Autopsy Of A Ghost; Alice Krige in the South African musical-romance Don't Forget Me [Vergeet My Nie]; Amos Sefer's An American Hippie in Israel; Tom Nardini in the Canadian urban violence tale Self Defense [a.k.a. Siege]; Jonathan Winters, Mark Harmon and George Kennedy guest star in the disaster-movie spoof short Sonic Boom; Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham in The Trap; Anthony Herrera in Mandrake; Killing Vs. Mandrake; Jean-Louis Trintignant, Florinda Bolkan and Tony Musante in Metti, Una Sera a Cena; Marc Rocco's Scenes From The Goldmine; Fernando Di Leo's Naked Violence [I Ragazzi del Massacro], Kidnap Syndicate [La Città Sconvolta: Caccia Spietata ai Rapitori] and Shoot First... Die Later [Il Poliziotto e Marcio]; Frank Henenlotter's That's Sexploitation; Lucio Fulci's Operation St. Peter [Operazione San Pietro]; John Derek, Ursula Andress and Aldo Ray in Nightmare in the Sun; Steve Dimarco's Thick as Thieves; Peter Cushing in Corruption...
Robert Reed in Operation Runaway: "No Princess For My Cinderella"; Sid and Marty Krofft's abysmal prime-time TV special Fol-De-Rol; Joseph E. Levine in Albert and David Maysles' Showman; Donald Pleasance and Michael Dunn in House Of The Damned [La Loba y la Paloma]; Francesca Annis and Richard Conte in The Eyes Of Annie Jones; Michael and Roberta Findlay's Snuff; Chuck Connors in Walk The Dark Street; a pair of late-'70s TV-specials, The Chevy Chase Show and The Chevy Chase National Humor Test ; Gary Cooper in The Naked Edge; Jack Lord and Tisha Sterling in The Name of the Game is Kill; Daniel Erickson's all-mannequin Eve's Necklace; Graham Kennedy and Bryan Brown in The Odd Angry Shot; Lionel Jeffries and Oliver Reed in the Hammer swashbuckler The Scarlet Blade; WNUF Halloween Special; Emanuele De Santi's Adam Chaplin; Alina Levshin in Combat Girls; Richard Newton's Small White House; Dennis Christopher and Glynnis O'Connor in California Dreaming; Neil Meschino's Mold!; Jessi Gotta in They Will Outlive Us All; the Kazuo Umezu-based Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch; Vladimir Potapov's The Mediator [Posrednik] and The Charm Of The Devil [Obayanie Dyavola]; Gene MacPherson's The Last Prom; and more...
REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #44
Patrick McGoohan, Alan Alda and Richard Widmark star in Elmore Leonard's Prohibition-era hillbilly drama, The Moonshine War.
A Christian college student battles the evils of Evolution in Mark IV Production's idiotic Test of Faith.