Sunday, March 23, 2014
SHOCK CINEMA 45
Front cover of SHOCK CINEMA 45
It's been a VERY long time since I've read SHOCK CINEMA. Why?.. for many reasons...
Most of the book stores in my area don't sell it.
Plus, I really don't like reading interviews with actors, and actresses. The LESS I KNOW about them, the better!
Many times, I'll meet someone I like watching on screen, and I end up being pissed-off by their behavior. Far too many of these folks are EGOMANIACAL ASSHOLES, while others are SHAMELESS SCUMBAGS.
For the most part, I've learned my lesson... and yet, I still fuck-up every once-an-a-while.
In addition, I DON'T like reading reviews.
I much prefer reading articles about movies, and the behind the scenes experiences of the filmmakers.
I also love reading about movie theaters ( walk-in and drive-in ). Unfortunately, NOBODY seems to be writing about theaters!
You can also add articles about movie memorabilia to the list... There's NOT enough of them out there.
Anyway, I drove across town to a BARNES & NOBLE that has a far larger variety of books and magazines than my neighborhood store. Sure enough I saw SHOCK CINEMA 45. So, I picked up a copy and left.
TITLE - SHOCK CINEMA 45
AUTHOR - Various ( editor Steven Puchalski )
COVER ARTIST - None ( photo cover )
CARD STOCK COVER
BINDING - saddle stitch ( stapled )
PAGES - 52
MEASUREMENTS - approximately 8.5" wide x 11" tall
PURCHASED FROM - Barnes & Noble
PRICE - $5.00
CONTENTS OF ISSUE 45 are.....
Editorial ( PAGE 1 )
Peter Stormare interview ( PAGE 3 - 6, plus page 48 )
Stacy Keach interview ( PAGE 8 - 15, plus page 48 )
Film reviews ( PAGE 16 - 27 )
Robert Loggia interview ( PAGE 28 - 29 )
Jenny Wright interview ( PAGE 31 - 35 )
Charles Dierkop interview ( PAGE 36 - 41, plus page 46 )
DVDementia ( PAGE 43 - 45 )
Underground oddities ( PAGE 46 - 47 )
Shocking books ( PAGE 47 )
Mags, zines and small-press publications ( PAGE 48 )
DVD / VIDEO distributors ( PAGE 48 )
ADVERTISERS IN THIS ISSUE ARE.....
Countess Dracula ( SYNAPSE ) inside front cover
Corruption ( GRINDHOUSE RELEASING ) PAGE 2
Cinema Wasteland ( convention & catalog ) PAGE 7
J4HI.com PAGE 15
Thundercrack! ( SYNAPSE ) PAGE 22
Videoscreams & Diabolik PAGE 30
Bloodgore Video & THAT'S SEXPLOITATION ( SWV ) PAGE 41
SHOCK CINEMA back issues PAGE 42
HEADPRESS inside back cover
BEARMANOR MEDIA back cover
Back cover of SHOCK CINEMA 45
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?..... No
I have NO problem calling SHOCK CINEMA one of the BEST American MOVIE magazines in existence.
It's fun to read - how many publications can you honestly say that about? In fact, even when I DON'T agree with the reviews, or like the folks being interviewed, I still have a good time reading it.
FYI: I HATE "horror" magazines. I have NEVER considered them to be true movie mags. Why?.. because of their narrow focus, and even narrower views on film in general.
It does NOT help that many of the horror-rag editors seem to possess the mentality of twelve year olds... And did I mention all the nepotism, ass-kissing, and total lack of integrity?
Plus, a few of those SHAMELESS editors even DEFEND celebrity CHILD RAPISTS!... Are those the types of MORALLY-BANKRUPT individuals you want to support?
I hope Mr. Puchalski does NOT defend degenerates.