Issue 25 (January 1991)
82 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
By The River Of If Only, In The Land Of Might Have Been [Wraeththu Short Story] - Storm Constantine – 4 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Yesterdays Gods - Laurie Christopher – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

If Today Was Not An Endless Highway - T Winter-Damon – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Prince Of The Dying Night - Mike ODriscoll – 3 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Starr Child - Liam Sanford – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Blue Christmas - Pete Crowther – 2.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

The World Of Fear:
Psycho IV – The Beginning
– 2 Pages
“JB Macabre pulls back the shower curtain with a report on Psycho IV.”

It – Watch It! – 2 Pages
“Lucky old America.  JB Macabre reports on the Stateside mini-series TV broadcasting of Stephen King’s It.”

Video Piracy – In My Opinion: Pircay Can Be Good – 1 Page
“Video piracy – two words to evoke indignation and contempt in the law-abiding.  Surely there can be no defence against what is a blatantly illegal act – and no excuse.  Wring, says Phillip Ware.”

Brad Dourif – Horror On The Western Front – 1.5 Pages
“Heading out west for the Indian lands, to see what was going down on the set of Grim Prairie Tales, FEAR’s JB Macabre settled down to chew the fat and swap stories with Brad Dourif.”

Ian McDonald – Desolation Road – 0.5 Pages
“Pete Crowther takes a walk down the byways of the mind with Belfast’s Ian McDonald”

The London Dungeon – Theatre Of The Guillotine – 1 Page
“Bizarre and brutal in the extreme, The London Dungeon provides ideal entertainment for even the most blasé of horror fans.  As Christmas hols approach, and parents wonder what they can do with their kids, FEAR’s John Gilbert took a butchers at its tableaux of terror.”

Colin Wilson- Sex Crimes
– 3 Pages
“Somewhere beyond law and morality is a dangerous realm where few have dared to tread.  But, keeping a firm grip on her philosophical integrity, FEAR’s Pamela Smith-Rownsley took a trip into Colin Wilson’s world and charted out the territory.”

Les Edwards – Blood Magic – 6 Pages
“After a heavy session of retinal burn out with Les Edwards’ distinctive artwork there was only one thing for John Gilbert to do: switch into journalistic overdrive and delve into the background of one of the UK’s most prolific illustrators.”

Brian Aldiss – Aldiss Unbound – 4 Pages
“Far from burying his heart on Andromeda, in W H Smith’s or anywhere else, Brian Aldiss bares his soul to FEAR’s Stan Nicholls.”

Fiction Files:
Jane Doresey – Fiction File 24
– 0.5 Pages
“Jane Dorsey has a reputation for the elliptical and allegorical.  Liz Holliday unravels the clues...”

Jane Palmer – Fiction File 25 – 0.5 Pages
“Intentional humour in SF is not as rare as it used to be.  Liz Holliday took tea with Jane Palmer to get her views.”

Bernard Taylor – Fiction File 26 – 0.5 Pages
“John Gilbert talks to a writer whose reputation is on the up and up without the benefit of heavy PR input.”

Patrick Tilley – Fiction File 27 – 0.5 Pages
“The author of The Amtrak Wars series explains the importance of his design background to John Gilbert.”

The Fear Factor:
Graphic Novels – Graphic Detail
– 3 Pages
“A monstrous movie star and goody-goody super heroes rub shoulders with characters who scorn them – but that doesn’t include Warren Lapwoth.”

Book Reviews:
Darkman – Randall Boyll  4/5
The Omnibus Of 20th Century Ghost Stories – Robert Philips  2/5
Song Of Kali – Dan Simmons  4/5
Escape From Kathmandu – Kim Stanley Robinson  4/5
The Encyclopaedia Of The Paranormal – Lynn Picknett  4/5
The Secret Lore Of The Cat – Fred Gettings  3/5
Voice Of The Whirlwind – Walter Jon Williams 4/5
The Gate Of Ivory – Doris Egan  2/5
Post Mortem – Paul F Olson & David B Silva  5/5
The Outlaws Of Sherwood – Robin McKinley  3/5
The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story – Stephen Donaldson  2/5
The Archivist – Gill Alderman  3/5
Best New Horror – Stephen Jones & Ramsey Campbell  4.5/5
The Afterdark Princess – Annie Dalton  4/5
Best New SF4 – Gardner Dozois  5/5
Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett  4/5
The Book Of Fantasy – Jorge Luis Borges, Silvana Ocampo & A Bioy Casares 3.5/5
Stone – Joe Donnelly  4/5
Dark Voices 2 – David Sutton & Stephen Jones  4/5
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction Of Stephen King – Tim Underwood & Chuck Miller  3/5
Better Than Life – Grant Naylor  2/5
The Best Of Modern Horror – Edward L Ferman & Abbe Jordan  4/5
Fantasy Tales 5 – Stephen Jones & David Sutton  5/5

Film Reviews:
Darkman – Directed by Sam Raimi  5/5
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter - Directed by George Miller  4/5
Vampire’s Kiss - Directed by Robert Bierman  4/5
Mr Frost - Directed by Philip Setbon  2/5
The Hot Spot - Directed by Dennis Hopper  2/5
Frankenstein Unbound – Directed by Roger Corman  1/5
The Punisher - Directed by Mark Goldblatt  2.5/5
Enemy Unseen - Directed by Elmo Dewitt  2/5
Gate II - Directed by Tibor Takacs  3/5
The Witches - Directed by Nicholas Roeg  4/5
Shadows Run Black - Directed by Shea Porter  2/5
Santa Sangre - Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky  2/5
Mom - Directed by Patrick Rand  1/5
Mirage - Directed by Bill Crain  3/5
Criminal Law - Directed by Martin Campbell  4/5
Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - Directed by Stephen Hopkins  2/5
Two Evil Eyes - Directed by George A Romero / Dario Argento  2/5
Friday The 13th Part 5: A New Beginning - Directed by Danny Steinmann  2/5
Friday The 13th Part 6: Jason Lives - Directed by Tom McCloghlin  3/5
Stephen King’s Creepshow - Directed by George A Romero  4/5
Star Trek: The Next Generation 6 - Directed by Richard Compton / Joseph H Scanlan  4/5
Ghostbusters / Ghostbusters II - Directed by Ivan Reitman  4/5
The Hound Of The Baskervilles / The Sign Of Four - Directed by Brian Mills / Peter Hammond  4/5
Jack The Ripper: The Final Solution – Directed by Stephen Knight  2/5  [no written review]
Sharks!  The Pirates Of The Deep – Directed by Jean-Patrick Lebel  3/5
Freddy’s Nightmares – Directed by Ken Wiederhorn  1/5
Open House – Directed by Jag Mundhra  2.5/5 [no written review]
Slaughterhouse – Directed by Rick Roessler  3.5/5 [no written review]
The Lamp – Directed by Tom Daly  2/5 [no written review]
House III – Directed by James Isaac  2/5
The Hidden – Directed by Jack Sholder 

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