Issue 26 (February 1991)
82 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
When The Taker Came To Town – Lawrence Person – 4.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Fragments Of Unbecoming – Andy Oldfield
– 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Deathday – PF Hamilton – 4 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Nights – John Pritchard – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Death By Logic – Fergus McNeill – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Now You See Me – M J Wells – 2 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Fiction Files:
Michael Marshall Smith – Fiction File 28 – 0.5 Pages
“Nicholas Royle uncovers the naked truth about Dark Voices 2 contributor, Michael Marshall Smith.”

Shaun Hutson – Fiction File 29 0.5 Pages
“As Renegades hits the book shelves, Andy Oldfield tiptoes through the body bags and talks to its author.”

Joel Lane – Fiction File 30 – 0.5 Pages
“Joel Lane takes time off from playing myth against reality to talk to Nicholas Royle.”

Raymond T McNally – Fiction File 31 – 0.5 Pages
“John Gilbert talks to Raymond T McNally, co-author of Dracula: Prince Of Many Faces, who knows more than most about Dracula – the man, the myth and the murders.”

Pro-Files:
Dick Smith – Godfather Of The Grotesque – 3 Pages
“Dick Smith – the most influential special effects make-up man of them all explains how monsters can be good for your psyche.”

Kevin Yagher – Unleashing The Bogyman – 3 Pages
“Monster-freak Kevin Yagher is not only Chucky’s creator but also the man responsible for Freddy Krueger’s dashing good looks.”

Stan Winston - Monsters From The ID – 3 Pages
“Behind every hideous fiend is an evil character trying to get out.  At least that;s the case in Stan Winston’s films…”

The World Of Fear:
Dean R Koontz – Stoking The Cold Fire Of Fear – 1 Page
“Dean R Koontz is alive, well and working flat-out.  John Gilbert reports on the latest output of the prolific maestro.”

Storm Constantine – Taken By Storm – 1 Page
“Storm Constantine lives in Stafford with her cats, word processor, a large collection of Tarot cards, and an extensive occult library.  But she still found room to fit John Gilbert into her life for an hour or so.”

Predator 2 – Stalking Terror In LA – 2 Pages
“JB Macabre tracks down the big game in Predator 2”

Special Effects Make-Up – Making-Up Is Hard To Do – 5 Pages
“Blood, bullets and big bangs are all the province of a movie’s special effects team.  There are the people who have to handle the seemingly impossible: age a young actor, destroy New York, or raise a spaceship from an alien city.  To get to the bottom of the craft we thought we’d better go to the top, talk to the big names, and lay bare a few secrets.  Spread over the next few pages is FEAR’s comprehensive guide to the art and science of special effects…”

Fear Factor:
Graphic Novels - Graphic Detail – 3 Pages
“Once again, Warren Lapworth grabs a number of comics and graphic novels at (semi-)random and gives you his in-depth, fact-filled reviews.”

Macabre Metal:
Cerebral Fix – Hard Core Melting-Pot – 0.5 Pages
“John Gilbert adjusts his leather jacket, polishes his crucifix and trades words of wisdom with Simon Forrest of Cerebral Fix.”

Book Reviews:
Black For Remembrance – Carlene Thompson  4/5
Cold Fire – Dean R Koontz  4/5
The Shaft – David J Schow  3/5
The Chestnut Soldier – Jenny Nimmo  4/5
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carrol illustrated by Malcolm Ashman  4/5
Writers Of The Future Volume IV – Algis Budrys  3/5
Red Hedz – Michael Paul Peter  1/5
The Devil’s Advocate – Andrew Neiderman  4.5/5
The Dedalus Book Of Decadence (Mortal Ruins) – Brian Stableford  4.5/5
Renegades – Shaun Hutson  4/5
Soul Eater – K.W. Jeter  4/5
Horrorstory Volume Four – Karl Edward Wagner  4.5/5
Spirit Level – Jon Mackley  1/5
Silk Roads And Shadows – Susan Shwartz  4/5
Cannibalism And Human Sacrifice – Gary Hogg  3/5
Winterlong – Elizabeth Hand  4/5
Hermetech – Storm Constantine  4.5/5
Dark Dreamers – Stanley Wiater  3/5
Death Dream – Graham Masterton  2.5/5
Pohlstars – Frederik Pohl  3/5
Mercy – David Lindsey  4.5/5
Moon Dance – S.P. Somtow  5/5

Film Reviews:
Grim Prairie Tales - Directed by Wayne Coe  5/5
Catchfire - Directed by Alan Smithee  4/5
Meet The Applegates - Directed by Michael Lehmann  4/5
Jacob’s Ladder - Directed by Adrian Lyne  3/5
Child’s Play 2 - Directed by John Lafia  2/5
Miracle Mile - Directed by Steve De Jarnatt  4/5
Baby Blood - Directed by Alain Robak  3/5
Captain America - Directed by Albert Pyun  1/5
Total Recall - Directed by Paul Verhoeven  4/5
The Grifters - Directed by Stephen Frears  3/5
Payback - Directed by Russell Solberg  2/5
Die Hard 2: Die Harder - Directed by Renny Harlin  3/5
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Directed by Roger Zemeckis  4/5
Tom Savini’s Horror Effects -  - Directed by Paul McCollough  3/5
Phantasm II - Directed by Don Coscarelli  2/5
Little Shop Of Horrors - Directed by Frank Oz  3.5/5
The Man With Two Brains - Directed by Carl Reiner  4/5
Moonwalker - Directed by Jerry Kramer and Colin Chilvers  4/5
Mac And Me - Directed by Stewart Raffill  2/5
Action - Directed by Drew Cunningham  3/5

Music Reviews:
The First Ten Years: The Videos – Iron Maiden  4.5/5
Hardware: The Soundtrack – Various  4/5
The Eye – King Diamond  2/5
For Whose Advantage? – Xentrix  3/5
Religion Is Responsible – Broken Bones  1/5
Extremities – Killing Joke  5/5
Unmaker Of Worlds – Golgotha  4/5
Queen At Wembley – Queen  4/5


 

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