And Fangoria flashbacks returns! It's been a while but I think there won't be as much of a delay from now on...but don't quote me on that. There will be a bit of a format change as I think I would prefer to focus on maybe a few specific issues for the year with some general notes about the others and horror in general thrown in.
Let's get to 1987, one of the best years for horror movies and an interesting one for the magazine.
We also get looks at Evil Dead II and the third Nightmare on Elm Street film. And that's just four articles! Even the Dr. Cyclops column is fully loaded with the U.S. cut of The Beyond, Howling II (my favorite bad movie of all time) plus a few other good flicks.
In addition to a few other articles including the conclusion to the Sam Arkoff interview, we get a quick Vincent Price interview. This is one hell of an issue.
As for the magazine itself, in addition to the continuing coverage of Evil Dead II and Nightmare 3, we get a good interview with Italian b-movie star David Warbeck; a preview of the fantastic Angel Heart (which I will get to at some point), a piece on The Haunting of Hamilton High (better known as Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II), an article on the quite terrible My Demon Lover and the conclusion of the Hammer horror interview from two issues ago in addition to a few other pieces.
Another solid issue as the magazine enters, for me at least, its heyday.
There are also previews of Creepshow 2 and House II as well as one last piece on From Beyond as Mark Shostrom and others talk about their excellent work.
Retrospectives articles on Creature From the Black Lagoon and the career of Albert Band (father of Charles Band), part one of a look at the guys who played Jason Voorhees, a look at the entertaining action/horror flick The Hidden, the first in a long line of articles tracking Pumpkinhead (we'll be talking about this well into 1988), the conclusion of an interview with Larry Cohen (that's the thing that sucks about not having all the issues, you sometimes get the end of something cool), a great interview with Rick Baker and an unintentionally hilarious preview of the crappy thriller The Unholy which, in spite of there being a demon who disembowels priests...sports a director who doesn't feel it's a horror movie. The mind boggles.
The Running Man is also previewed which brings us to the end.
1987 was a fantastic year for the genre with some fantastic movies.
Stay tuned for 1988.