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SHOCK CINEMA #49 is at the printer! The issue will be available in early December. 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.
The newest issue of SHOCK CINEMA Magazine (#48) is available at bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Or you can order your copy directly from the publisher:
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The latest issue features interviews with:
Actor M.C. Gainey (Django Unchained, Con Air, Breakdown, The Country Bears).
Actor Richard Masur (The Thing, Heaven's Gate, Who'll Stop the Rain, Walker).
Actress Colleen Camp (Apocalypse Now, They All Laughed, Game of Death, Clue).
Actress Jane Merrow (The Lion in Winter, The System [a.k.a. The Girl-Getters]).
Author/Screenwriter William Hjortsberg (Legend, Angel Heart, Thunder and Lightning).
There are also dozens of informative film, DVD and book reviews, including Victor Garber in Morley Markson's Monkeys in the Attic; Lando Buzzanca in Fermate Il Mondo... Voglio Scendere!; Linda Purl in A Last Cry For Help; Dusan Vukotic's Visitors From The Arkana Galaxy [Gosti iz Galaksije]; Gary Sandy and Lou Steele Some of My Best Friends Are...; M.C. Gainey in The Big Bust; Randall Carver and Ed Nelson in James F. Collier's Christian Time to Run; Trevor Wrenn's Adam and Nicole [a.k.a. Erotic Inferno]; Dick Van Dyke in Some Kind of a Nut; Helga Anders and Klaus Löwitsch in The Brutes [Mädchen mit Gewalt]; Larry Buchanan's High Yellow; Play of the Month: "The Devil's Eggshell"; Lauren D'Avella in Erik P. Sharkey's Sexina; Gregg Golding's Cosplay Fetish Battle Drones; Toshiro Mifune in The Lost World of Sinbad; Duke Mitchell's Massacre Mafia Style and Gone with the Pope; John Hargreaves in Long Weekend; Eckhart Schmidt's E.T.A. Hoffmann's Der Sandmann...
Nick Adams in Russell S. Doughton, Jr.'s Fever Heat; Carole Bouquet in Werner Schroeter's Day of the Idiots [Tag der Idioten]; Richard Crenna in Thief; James Franciscus in The Dream Makers; Orville Wanzer's The Devil's Mistress; Mike Malloy's Eurocrime!: The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s; Richard Egan and Telly Salavas in Fanfare For a Death Scene; Marino Marzano's Witchdoctor in Tails [Stregoni in Tight]; Mike Brune and Anna Chlumsky in Blood Car; Play For Today: "Vampires"; Mitchell Linden's The American Scream; Juraj Herz's The Ninth Heart [Devate Srdce]; Désirée Nosbusch in The Fan; Esther Rolle in Larry Cohen's See China and Die; Stephen Boyd and Cheryl Ladd in The Treasure of Jamaica Reef [a.k.a. Evil in the Deep]; Lee Van Cleef and Warren Oates in Barquero; Arthur Marks' The Roommates and A Woman For All Men; Kiumars Derambakhsh's The Blind Owl; Kelly Fitzgerald's Mutantis; Dustin Mills' Skinless; and more...
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REVIEWS FROM OUR PREVIOUS ISSUE, SHOCK CINEMA #47
Donald Pleasence stars in a British black comedy about milquetoasts, marriage and murder: Arthur? Arthur!
Stephen Lack heads up a "family" of drug-dealing Canadian junkies in Allan Moyle's experimental The Rubber Gun.
Rich Little and Herb Voland star in director Bob Einstein's excruciating White House comedy Another Nice Mess.