Issue 1
Summer 2002


BOY MEETS GIRL LUST FOR FRANKENSTEIN SEX BLOOD & MUTILATION
COMMUNION IN ROOM 410 CHASING SLEEP CUTTING MOMENTS
HOME SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY DIVIDED INTO ZERO GRINGO
GOD'S LONELY MAN NO TELLING HABIT WENDIGO
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER CLEAN, SHAVEN THE BLACK CAT



BOY MEETS GIRL
Finally released on video and DVD 9 years after its conception following numerous run ins with the BBFC. We bring you the behind the scenes tale of director Ray Brady's battle to get his film certified following former BBFC director James Ferman's belief that the movie carries "the very real threat that it could have a corrosive effect on the values and/or behaviour of potential viewers". We also examine the mechanics of the screenplay, techniques and include quotes from Brady on this seminal psycho shocker.

LUST FOR FRANKENSTEIN
Kim Newman reviews yet another Jess Franco psychedelic take on the Frankenstein theme

COMMUNION IN ROOM 410 / SEX BLOOD & MUTILATION
Two controversial shorts from underground upstart Joe Christ whose shot scenes involving vampirism, scarification and mutilation are FOR REAL. Banned throughout the world. We also interview the man behind what many consider to be the most extreme examples of underground film and ask him about the censorship problems that have plagued his work and brought him a legion of film fans into sick movies.

CHASING SLEEP
Michael Walker's directorial debut is the surreal tale of an insomniac trapped in a living nightmare in which fantasy and reality merge to create a scenario that both challenges and haunts the viewer.

CUTTING MOMENTS / HOME
We review two unnerving shorts by Douglas Buck that concentrate on the horrors faced by dysfunctional American families. The films contained some of the most extreme and convincing examples of violent imagery committed to celluloid. Abel Ferrara describes his work as "an extremely disturbing cinematic experience"Ö read why.

SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY / DIVIDED INTO ZERO
Karim Hussain and Mitch Davis formed Infliction Films in order to bring together a wealth of talent with a common aim - making films that shock us! In this they succeed with its brutal scenes of violence, gore and sex. The films remain the scourge of censors and remain relatively unseen outside the US and Canadian horror festival circuits.

GRINGO
An unflinching bio of deceased heroin addict John Spacely who is filmed on the Lower East Side, scoring drugs, shooting up, and avoiding trouble. Brilliantly brought to screen by Lech Kowalski whose documented expressions of marginal life remain uncompromising but neglected docu-dramas that deserve a wider audience

NO TELLING / HABIT / WENDIGO
Three classic monsters get a 90s update in Larry Fessenden's horror trilogy. These philosophical terrors are critically acclaimed in the US and the rest of Europe will soon wake up to this director's ubiquitous talent that puts him right up there with the very best horror film mavericks.

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL KILLER
A year after John McNaughton had completed his loose adaptation of the life of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas; another project based on the same crimes was taking shape. Mark Blairís movie brings the REAL Henry to screen with a fascinating examination of the crimes of one of the most prolific and terrifying psychopathic gangs to have carved their way across the US. Includes background notes, quotes and news from its star Robert A. Burns.

CLEAN, SHAVEN
Lodge Kerrigan's highly original and thought provoking look at the world of a paranoid schizophrenic, who may or may not be a child killer. Praised by the critics but largely unseen due to the MPAA refusing to grant the film a certificate due to several disturbing scenes involving self-mutilation.

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David Kerekes, HEADPRESS
Mitch Davis, INFLICTION FILMS

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