Issue 12 (December 1989)
82 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
Tired Angel – Jonathan Carroll
– 3 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The Spirit Of Christmas Infinite – Suzanne Ruthven – 3 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Road – Stephen A Woodward – 8 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Hosts – F W Steel – 5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Devil’s Casket – Desmond Edwards – 4 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Twitcher – Rod Pike – 7 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Pro-Files:
Roddy McDowell – The Trouper
– 1 Page
“Roddy McDowell, ageless star of such classic film and television series as Planet of the Apes, Batman and Columbo, is nothing like the cowardly vampire killer Peter Vincent in his latest movie Fright Night 2.  Indeed, as FEAR’s John Gilbert discovered, he’s brave enough to face anything the film industry throws at him.”

Shaun Hutson – Lair Of The Slime Beast – 1 Page
“Shaun Hutson, that deadly purveyor of gore and gratuitous violence, may easily be found at bookshop signings, but finding him on his home territory is as difficult as drinking acid with a straw.  Dave Hughes takes up the challenge – and a shot gun – to track him down just outside Milton Keynes.”

Robert Vaughn – Transylvania Twist – 4 Pages
“Vampires.  You love ‘em, you hate ‘em and, as Tinseltown knows only too well, you can’t live without ‘em.  Robert Vaughn talks to Juanita Elefante-Gordon about his role in a new movie which offers us the latest in a long, long line of fanged fiends...”

Mike Jefferies – A Word In Your Eye – 1 Page
“Dyslexia can be a killer disease for anyone wanting to pursue a writing career, but for fantasy author and illustrator Mike Jefferies it is a passing inconvenience on the way to publication.  John Gilbert snatched croissants and tea with this Norfolk country gentleman during an ealy morning breakfast at the British Fantasy Convention.”

Steve Jerrom – Wooing The Nameless Faces – 1 Page
“Despite the glamour of the comic book industry, bookshop proprietor Steve Jerrom, co-founder of The Phantom Zone, is keenly aware that it is still a business, and that businesses exist to make a profit.  In the second of our specialist shop reports, FEAR’s Stan Nicholls pays a visit to Jerrom’s Croydon based emporium where hard talk does not detract from high standards of customer service.”

The Fear Factor:
Time After Time
– 5 Pages
“Why are films and modern literature obsessed with the concept of the serial killer?  Film critic and author Kim Newman unmasks a gallery of mass murderers and finds that behind every monster of fiction there hides a drab little man.”

Straight For The Jugular – 4 Pages
“From The Books of Blood to Nightbreed, comicdom has Clive Barker’s work well and truly covered.  In the first of two reports, Brigid Cherry talks to this maestro of the macabre about the efforts that have gone into translating his vision into panel and lettering.”

Still Trekking – 0.5 Pages
“Lizabeth Shatner, daughter of William and author of The Making of Star Trek V, gives John Gilbert her unique insights into the television series and films and describes the strong bond that exists between the cast and crew of the most popular SF show on Earth.”

Move Mainline:
The Masque of the Red Death – Splatter With Grey Matter
– 3 Pages
“Move over Jason, look out Michael Myers!  Machiavel, the original masked man of torment and death, is back in the chilling Edgar Allan Poe parable, The Masque of the Red Death.  Juanita Elefante-Gordon reports on the Stateside movie revival of a horror classic.”

Book Reviews:
The Heart Of R’lyeh – Hieronymous Kitsch
The Legend Of Perseus – G E Klyve & C G Oakley
The Dragonhiker’s Guide To Battlefield Covenant At Dune’s Edge: Odyssey Two – David Langford
Winterwood And Other Hauntings – Keith Roberts
Scholars And Soldiers – Mary Gentle
The Unadulterated Cat – Terry Pratchett
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Mary Stanton
Drachenfels – Jack Yeovil
Ignorant Armies – David Pringle
Glitterspike Hall – Mike Jefferies
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – J M Dillard
Creature – John Saul
Azazel – Isaac Asimov
Red Dwarf – Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Funland – Richard Laymon
Stallion – Gordon McGill
Thieves’ World Book Six: Wings Of Omen – Robert Lynn Asprin & Lynn Abbey
The Last Guardian – David Gemmell
The Abyss – Orson Scott Card
Role-Playing Mastery – Gary Gygax
Dragonlance: Darkness And Light Preludes Vol One – Paul B Thompson
Back To The Future Part 2 – Craig Shaw Gardner
The Wolf’s Hour – Robert R McCammon

Film Reviews:
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael - Directed by Dwight H Little
Celia - Directed by Ann Turner
The Punisher - Directed by Mark Goldblatt
Dead Calm - Directed by Phillip Noyce
Ghostbusters 2 - Directed by Harold Ramis
Girlfriend From Hell - Directed by Danial M Peterson
Dial Help - Directed by Ruggero Deodato
The Monster Squad - Directed by Fred Dekker
Terror Train - Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Naked Lie - Directed by Richard Colla


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