Issue 16 (April 1990)
82 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
The Shadow At The Bottom Of The World – Thomas Ligotti
– 5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

This Mortal Coil – Mark Gorton – 7 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

A Bad Season For Freaks – Colin Davis – 7 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Angry Man – Darrell Schweitzer – 5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The Boy With The Moonstone Eyes – 6 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Pro-Files:
Anne Rice – The Rice Papers
– 4 Pages
“Split personalities have never been so successful.  Anne Rice, author of the Vampire Chronicles and Rameses The Damned, shares her life with alter-egos who are also busy producing subtly different novels and erotica.  FEAR's Stanley Wiater had an audience with the Queen of the Pseudonym to find out all about passion, pornography and idiot editors.”

Wes Craven – The Body Electric – 5 Pages
“Wes Craven, creator of Freddy Krueger, sings the praises of his latest horror film anti-hero, television repair man and mass-murderer Horace Pinker, to FEAR’s Mark Westerby.”

Whitley Strieber – Kingdom Of The Soul – 2 Pages
“Whether he’s a messiah or a maverick, Whitley Strieber believes that an alien culture is seeking to bridge the awareness gap between the real and the illusory.  In Majestic, his latest book, he argues that world governments may already hold information about meetings which have taken place but, he tells FEAR’s John Gilbert, the results may be more wide-reaching than those the authorities fear.”

Peter Straub – Shadows – 2 Pages
“The horror genre has long relinquished its vice-like grip on American author Peter Straub.  Novels such as Ghost Story, Shadowland and Floating Dragon have recently given way to Koko, a thriller, and his latest hardback, Mystery; but he is still interested in chilling readers’ bones and, as he tells J B Macabre, this can be achieve beyond genre boundaries.”

The Fear Factor:
Roman Polanski – Raising The Very Devil
– 3 Pages
“An entire generation has forgotten the debt modern horror films owe to Roman Polanski, the man who dragged the beast from the depths of collective unconsciousness to the surface where it has festered successfully ever since.  FEAR’s Roger Kean puts the record straight.”

Comics & Graphic Novels - Graphic Detail – 2 Pages
“Warren Lapworth begins a quest through comics and graphic novels...”

Movie Mainline:
Society - Paranoia
– 5 Pages
“Orgies, incest and social injustice: Society is a horror film more jam-packed with messages than a dozen mainstream movies.  Director Brian Yuzna unravels just a few of them for FEAR’s John Gilbert.”

Book Reviews:
Rimrunners – C J Cherryh
Portal – Rob Swigart
Horrorstory: The Collector’s Edition Volume Five – Karl Edward Wagner
Seeing Red – David J Schow
Neverness – David Zindell
Star Trek: The Lost Years – J M Dillard
The Silent City – Elizabeth Vonarburg
Majestic – Whitley Strieber
Dracula Prince Of Many Faces – Radu R Florescu & Raymond T McNally
Puzzles Of The Black Widowers – Isaac Asimov
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Chronicles – Clive Barker, Murray Close & Stephen Jones
Starfield – Duncan Lunan
Skin Of The Soul – Lisa Tuttle
The Bad Place – Dean R Koontz

Film Reviews:
Rabid Grannies - Directed by Emmanuel Kervyn
Troma’s War - Directed by Michael Herz
The Toxic Avenger Part 2 - Directed by Michael Herz
Tales From The Crypt – Directed by Richard Donner, Walter Hill & Robert Zemeckis
The Legacy – Directed by Richard Marquand
Shock Treatment – Directed by Jim Sharman
Myra Breckinridge - Directed by Michael Sarne
Sex Kittens Go To College - Directed by Albert Zugsmith
Nosferatu The Vampyre - Directed by Werner Herzog
Dressed To Kill – Directed by Brian De Palma
The Stepfather – Directed by Joseph Ruben
Class Of Nuke ‘Em High – Directed by Richard W Haines, Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman
Making Mr Right – Directed by Susan Seidelman
Comic Book Confidential - Directed by Ron Mann
The Secret Identity Of Jack The Ripper -Hosted by Peter Ustinov
Holy Batmania! – Written by Bob Kane
Hider In The House - Directed by Matthew Patrick
Lords Of The Deep - Directed by Mary Ann Fisher
The Haunting Of Sarah Hardy - Directed by Jerry London
Jack’s Back - Directed by Rowdy Herrington
Erik The Viking - Directed by Terry Jones
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes - Directed by Sandor Stern
Nightlife - Directed by Daniel Taplitz
Encounter At Raven’s Gate - Directed by Rolf de Heer


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