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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 Michael York (Logan's Run, Cabaret, The Three/Four Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet).
Actress Linda Purl (Little Ladies of the Night, A Last Cry For Help, Crazy Mama).
Actress Kristine DeBell (Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy).
Actor Terry Carter (Battlestar Galactica, McCloud, Foxy Brown, Abby).
Actor Steve Eastin (Con Air, Up in the Air, Matchstick Men, A Man Apart, Night Warning).
There are also dozens of entertaining film, DVD and book reviews, including Belinda Balaski in the ABC Afterchool Special The Runaways; Michael Verhoeven's O.K.; Monica Gayle in The Harem Bunch, or War and Piece; Rod Taylor in The Man Who Had Power Over Women; Oliver Reed and Peter Cushing in No Secrets; Jens Ravn's The Man Who Thought Life [Manden der Tækte Ting]; Charles Denner in Alain Jessua's Life Upside Down; Russ Thacker and Brad Sullivan in Parades [a.k.a. The Line]; Hanna-Barbera's Alice in Wonderland, Or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?; Frankenstein's Wedding... Live in Leeds; James Best in Art Napolean's Man on the Prowl; Topo Gigio and the Missile War; Gian Maria Volonte and Tomas Milian in Face To Face; Dennis Hopper in The American Dreamer; Brett Piper's Queen Crab; Alan Arkin in Chu Chu and the Philly Flash; Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur; Osvaldo Valenti in The Jester's Supper [La Cena Delle Beffe]; The Fantasy of Deer Warrior [Da Xia Mei Hua Lu]...
Ryan O'Neal hosts the TV-special Romp!!, with Jimmy Durante and Cream; Jennifer Beals in Sam Fuller's Tinikling or "The Madonna and the Dragon"; Desi Arnaz, Jr. in Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones; Dusan Vukotic's The Seventh Continent; Ed Hunt's Canucksploitation duo Pleasure Palace and Diary of a Sinner; Richard Harrison in Fireback and Blood Debts; Gary Graver's And When She Was Bad... [a.k.a. There Was a Little Girl]; Enzo G. Castellari's 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Escape From The Bronx and The New Barbarians; Alexandra Curtis in Eckhart Schmidt's Das Gold der Liebe; Blood Riders: The Devil Rides With Us; Adam Rifkin's Giuseppe Makes a Movie; Robert Conrad in Confessions of the D.A. Man; Valeria Golino in Little Flames [Piccoli Fuochi]; Luigi Cozzi's Contamination and The Tunnel Under the World; Richard Crenna and Paul Williams in Stone Cold Dead; Gerald Kargl's Angst; Tango of Perversion and The Wife Killer; Tomas Gutierrez Alea's A Cuban Fight Against Demons; Harold P. Warren's Manos: The Hands of Fate; and more...
REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #48
Linda Purl stars in a made-for-TV glimpse into teenage depression and suicide, A Last Cry for Help
Nick Adams stars in Russell S. Doughton, Jr.'s leaden dirt-track-racing melodrama Fever Heat.