Issue 17 (May 1990)
82 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
The Vulgariad – Adrian Cole
– 6 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The Paradox Patrol – Christopher Usher – 2 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The Jigsaw – Craig Turner – 4 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Just Wanna Be Your – Jack Wainer – 3 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The Fossil Man – Simon Kemp – 6 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Legions Of The Night – Peter T Garratt – 8 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Roger Corman – Branded!
– 6 Pages
“Filmmakers Francis Coppola, Joe Dante, Ron Howard and Martin Scorsese all owe their breaks into the movie industry to one Roger Corman.  Almost single-handedly Corman has created the brand of high output, low budget horror and fantasy picture that has thrilled three generations of moviegoers.  But his methods – and his success – have often enraged critics.  As his new movie Roger Corman;s Frankenstein Unbound nears release, FEAR’s Stanley Wiater asks this legendary writer, director and producer to disentangle fact from fallacy.”

Lisa Tuttle – Skin Deep – 1 Page
“Women have the ability to write horror in just the same vein as men but, as Lisa Tuttle tells John Gilbert, Skin Of The Soul, her new anthology by female writer, was put together to prove more than simply that point.”

Mick Garris – The Sleeper Awakes – 2 Pages
“Luck brought Mick Garris’s moviemaking talents to the attention of Steven Spielberg.  Now the man responsible for Critters 2 and several episodes of Amazing Stories has teamed up with Clive Barker to direct In The Flesh for the big screen and with Richard Christian Matheson to create a new vampire myth, Red Sleep.  Philip Nutman reports.”

Dan Simmons – Poetic Justice – 1 Page
“World Fantasy award-winning author Dan Simmons grasps inspiration for novels such as Song Of Kali and Carrion Comfort from great poets and major social issues.  Here he assures John Gilbert that you CAN write popular fiction about serious subjects.”

The Fear Factor:
Troma Films – The Aroma Of Troma – 4 Pages
“Nuclear meltdowns, killer chopsticks, rabid grannies and dancing in the dirty streets – Tromaville has it all.  But, as FEAR’s John Gilbert discovered, it’s no place for a vacation...”

Shreddies – Midnight Shreddies – 2 Pages
“Who’s being used?  Us or the characters we see and read about in movies and writing?  FEAR’s Roger Kean exposes a disturbing trend in plot development which at worst threatens the value of the genre.”

Comics & Graphic Novels – Graphic Detail – 1.5 Pages
“Beginning a graphic novel collection?  Warren Lapworth shows the way...”

Movie Mainline:
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer – Slice Of Life
– 4 Pages
“Gruesomely mutilated corpses litter the average horror flick, but when the life story of a mass murderer translates to the big screen, then the censors really start to sweat.  Mark Kermode asks the men behind Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer to explain why truth is often stranger than fiction.”

Book Reviews:
Dark Voices – Stephen Jones & Clarence Paget
The Barsoom Project – Larry Niven & Steven Barnes
First Flight Chris Claremont
Star Scroll – Melanie Rawn
Jason Cosmo – Dan McGirt
The Klingon Gambit – Robert E Vardeman
Visions Of Space: Artists Journey Through The Cosmos – David A Hardy
Unnatural Selection – Daniel Evan Weiss
Endangered Species – Gene Wolf
Operation Saturn – Frank Hampson
Mad Moon Of Dreams – Brian Lumley
Asimov’s Chronology Of Science And Discovery – Isaac Asimov
Carrion Comfort – Dan Simmons
Diggers – Terry Pratchett
TekWar – William Shatner

Film Reviews:
She Devil - Directed by Susan Seidelman
Communion - Directed by Philippe Mora
B.O.R.N. - Directed by Ross Hagen
Murder One Murder Two - Directed by Paul Leder
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier - Directed by William Shatner
Food Of The Gods 2 - Directed by Damian Lee
Rushweek - Directed by Bob Bralver
Robot Jox - Directed by Stuart Gordon
Wicked Stepmother - Directed by Larry Cohen
How To Get Ahead In Advertising - Directed by Bruce Robinson
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers - Directed by Dwight H Little
Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan - Directed by Rob Hedden
The Banker - Directed by Al Ororato & Jerry Franks
Masque Of The Red Death - Directed by Larry Brand
Driving Force - Directed by Andrew Prowse
Daredreamer - Directed by Barry Caillier
Field Of Dreams - Directed by Phil Alden Robinson
An Invitation To The Black Museum - Directed by Sandy Kaye
Freddy’s Nightmares 2  - Directed by Ken Wiederhorn
Revenge Of The Teenage Vixens From Outer Space - Directed by Jeff A Ferrell
The Witchfinder General - Directed by Michael Reeves
City Under The Sea - Directed by Jacques Tourneur
Konga - Directed by John Lemont
The Man Who Haunted Himself - Directed by Basil Dearden
The Brain Machine - Directed by Ken Hughes
Fright - Directed by Peter Collinson
Twisted Nerve - Directed by Roy Boulting
The Man Who Fell To Earth - Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Laura - Directed by Otto Preminger

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