Friday, May 14, 2010

LITTLE SHOPPE'S DOUBLE DOSE OF HAMMER-STYLE HORROR

"The Journal of Classic British Horror Films" has officially released its 24th issue. The theme for this issue is Hammer Studios' Mummy series, and if it's anything like the last few issues, be prepared to unroll the King Tut-sized papyrus and unravel a tomb full 'o mummy wrappings that will keep you reading for days. Richard Klemensen's faithful and loving tribute to those great and classic Hammer horror films is unprecedented and, as far as I'm concerned, unequalled. Here are the highlights for the issue:

>Hammer's Historical Mummy by Susan Cowie
>Peter Cushing's Hollywood Diaries by Paul Welsh
>Michael Carreras Remembers: 1959 by Denis Meikle
>The Making of . . .
     THE MUMMY (1959)
     THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1964)
     THE MUMMY'S SHROUD (1968)
     BLOOD FROM THE MUMM'S TOMB (1971)
>"Isabel, Let Down Your Hair!" An Interview with Yvonne Furneaux conducted by David Del Valle
>Interview with Chrisopher Neame conducted by John Hamilton
Letters to LSoH -- Fanzine and Book Reviews -- Hundreds of rare photos

Okay, pumpkin head, if that's not enough to start a hammerin' in your cavernous cranium, around Halloween, Mr. Klemensen will shower us yet again with more monster manna from heaven with LSoH #25, The Making of Tigon's BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW! If anyone has ever seen this gem of ancient horror, superstition and wanton naked pagan rituals, you will not want to miss an issue brimming with info about it's making. Included are:


>Interviews with . . .
     Piers Haggard (director)
     Malcom Hayworth (producer)
     Robert Wynne-Simmons (screenwriter)
     Robin Davies (actor)
     Simon Williams (actor)
     Tamara Ustinov (actor)
     Linda Hayden (actor)
>Part 2 of Terence Fisher: The Hammer Years (begun in LSoH #19)
>Plus photos, reviews and much more!

So, do I have to beat on ya with my crook and flail? Get on over to the sidebar and hit that link to the LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS website, and order some stuff already! Seriously, this is one of my top favorite monster 'zines going. If you like vintage British horror, I guarantee you'll love LSoH!

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