Issue 32 (August 1991)
66 Pages in total

Fear Fiction:
Necroscope V: Deadspawn [Extract] – Brian Lumley – 3 Pages
Here we have a three page extract from British horror author Brian Lumley’s novel ‘Necroscope V: Deadspawn’ (1991) which formed the fifth instalment into the author’s ‘Necroscope’ series.

The Dark And Secret Heart – Michael Reed – 1.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Deadly – James Robert Smith – 3.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Roach Man – Roy Westerman – 1.5 Pages
[DLS Review to come]

Fiction Files:
Mary Scott – Fiction File 48 – 0.5 Pages
“It’s a mad, mad world…writer Mary Scott talks to Liz Holliday about the nature of obsessions.”

Tom Holt – Fiction File 49 – 0.5 Pages
“Did God wrangle with the planning department over the creation of the world?  Tom Holt wonders, and Liz Holliday reports.”

James Lovegrove – Fiction File 50 – 0.5 Pages
“Young novelist James Lovegrove embarked upon a literary career with a tale of moral decay on the high seas.  He talks here to Mark Morris about joining the genre writers’ clan.”

Brian Lumley – Brian Lumley: The Source – 2 Pages
“Vampires are undead and well in Devon.  FEAR despatched John Gilbert (including garlic and stake) for an interview with the vampire chronicler extraordinaire…”

The World Of Fear:
Prayer Of The Rollerboys – Roll, Baby, Roll – 2 Pages
“Corey Haim’s latest movie outing is on skates, but John Gilbert managed to catch him on the phone!”

The First Power – ‘Spirited’ Serial Killer – 1 Page
“The Third Power: He can be anywhere… The Second Power: He can be anyone… The First Power:  Immortality…. FEAR talks to the stars of new video release First Power.”

Scanners II – To Scan Again! – 0.5 Pages
“After ten years Scanners is about to explode into a sequel….”

The Mummy – The Mummy That Wasn’t – 2 Pages
“With Clive Barker involved in a remake of The Mummy for Universal, Logan’s Run author William F Nolan shares the vicissitudes of writing for Hollywood with FEAR’s Stanley Wiater.”

Fear Factor:
Vampirism – To Bite Is To Be Vampire – 3 Pages
“From Bram Stoker to Anne Rice, From Hammer Films to The Lost Boys, and well before them, there is a condition of existence that has fascinated human kind since the Middle Ages: To be undead and to prey on the living.  Vampirism is with us still – a dread, a dream.  FEAR investigates the lure of those fangs that drip blood…”

Vampires In Fiction – From Legend To Type – 1 Page
“John Gilbert traces the development of the fictional vampire.”

Drac Nosferatu – It Sucks! – 1 Page
“FEAR’s Andy Oldfield takes a weekend break to interview Drac Nosferatu.”

Vampires In US Fiction – Resurrection Of The Undead – 0.5 Pages
“Not only is Hollywood resurrecting vampires with upcoming movies Interview With A Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, Red Sleep and Children Of The Night, but more and more US authors are also pulling stakes from the undead, as FEAR’s Simon Bacall reports.”

The Count Dracula Fan Club – Fangs Together! – 1.5 Pages
“JB Macabre discovers a fan club with a difference…”

Vampires In Films – Moving Vampires – 1 Page
“Van Gilbert, clutching his crucifix, ventures down into the film vault…”

Niall Johnson – Video In The Blood – 2 Pages
“John Gilbert grills Dawn director Niall Johnson about shooting a feature length on video.”

Rosemary Ellen Guiley – Dancing With Vampires – 1.5 Pages
“Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s just published Vampires Among Us aims to chart the reality of vampires in our midst.  FEAR quizzed her on her motives…”

Vampires In Comics – Stakes ‘N’ Staples – 1 Page
“The lure of producing sexy, stake-slamming strips has proved too strong for many comic publishers to resist, as Warren Lapsworth reveals.”

Brian Lumley’s Necroscope Series – Speaking Of The Dead… - 1 Page
“Since Bram Stoker, vampires have held a sway over the minds of horror authors, yet they have rarely been as well exposed to the historian’s eye in as much detail as in Brian Lumley’s Necroscope series.  Its definitive anthology of vampirism owes much to the influence of Cthulhu, but Roger Kean argues that it goes far beyond Lovecraft’s range.”

Graphic Novels – Graphic Detail – 2 Pages
“This month, among other things, Warren Lapwoth witnesses the birth of a new comics company…”

Book Reviews:
Raising The Stones – Sheri S Tepper  4/5
Fantasy Tales – Stephen Jones and David Sutton  4/5
Flying Dutch – Tom Holt  3/5
You’ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again – Julia Phillips  2/5
The Complete Masters Of Darkness – Dennis Etchison  5/5
Phule’s Company – Robert Asprin  4.5/5
The Mammoth Book Of New World Science Fiction – Isaac Asimov, Harry Waugh & Martin H Greenberg  3/5
The New Doctor Who Adventures - Timewyrm: Genesys – John Peel  4.5/5
Black Plume – David Madsen  3.5/5
Gridlock – Ben Elton  2.5/5
The Batman Murders – Craig Shaw Gardner  3.5/5
Wilderness – Dennis Danvers  4/5
Fear – L Ron Hubbard  2/5
Bill The Galactic Hero On The Planet Of Bottled Brains – Harry Harrison & Robert Sheckley  2/5
Bill The Galactic Hero On The Planet Of Tasteless Pleasure – Harry Harrison & David Bischoff  1.5/5
Eternal Light – Paul McAuley  4.5/5
The Dark Descent:  The Colour Of Evil – David G Hartwell  4/5
The Sorceress And The Cygnet – Patricia A McKillip  4.5/5
The Magic Spectacles – James P Blaylock  4.5/5

Film Reviews:
Prayer Of The Rollerboys - Directed by Rick King  3.5/5
Nothing But Trouble - Directed by Dan Aykroyd  2/5
Poison - Directed by Todd Haynes  2/5
Whore - Directed by Ken Russell  2.5/5
Backdraft - Directed by Ron Howard  4/5
Edward Scissorhands - Directed by Tim Burton  5/5
Hudson Hawk - Directed by Michael Lehmann  4/5
A Kiss Before Dying - Directed by James Dearden  4.5/5
Stop At Nothing - Directed by Chris Thompson  4.5/5
The Great Los Angeles Earthquake - Directed by Larry Elikann  4.5/5
Blood Moon - Directed by Alec Mills  2.5/5
Midnight - Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane  2.5/5
Fear - Directed by Rockne S O’Bannon  4/5
The First Power - Directed by Robert Resnikoff  4/5
Taste Of Hemlock - Directed by Geoffrey Darwin  4/5
Whispers - Directed by Douglas Jackson  4/5
Beetlejuice Cartoons Volume One - Directed by Robin Budd  2.5/5
Doomwatch - Directed by Paul Ciappessoni, Terence Dudley & Jonathan Alwyn  3.5/5
Blakes 7: Cassettes 7 & 8 - Directed by Vere Lorrimer, Jonathan Wright Miller & George Spenton Foster 4/5

Music Reviews:
Silence Of The Lambs – Howard Shore  4.5/5
Death Shall Rise – Cancer  3.5/5
Sixes, Sevens And Nines – Junk Yard  5/5


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