And now the conclusion...
It makes for a really good issue but the glut of new stuff does sort of get exhausting and repetitious.
This will continue for the next year or two.
Other articles cover b-movie maven Donald Jackson of Hell Comes to Frogtown fame; a look at the crappy flick The Kiss, Elvira's movie which I feel is cheesy fun and a nice interview with Tom Savini.
It's a fantastic, if somewhat plain issue.
We do get a little retro stuff as we get part one of a video guide to the films of Jess Franco. I always dug this sort of thing as it's a nice way to introduce people to a director's body of work. The Nightmare 4 stuff also gets a little overdone as we get the first part of an f/x article. Part 2 is in the next issue and while they're interesting, by this point, Freddy was getting a little old. I like the films and the fourth one is one I do enjoy but it was getting to be a bit much by this point.
The rest of the issue highlights are essentially wrap-ups of the summer films. You also get the conclusion of the Jess Franco guide, looks at The Lair of the White Worm, more on Dead Ringers (Cronenberg has a two part interview over two issues and is great as usual), a chat with Anthony Perkins about his latest movie, one with Chris Sarandon and a look at the crappy Dean Koontz adaptation Watchers.
We close things out with a look at independent New York distributor Aquarius Films and a very good issue comes to an end.
We get a nice tribute to the departed Duane Jones from Night of the Living Dead; an interview with Donald Pleasence, looks at Friday the !3th: The Series, I, Madman, Warlock, The Fly II, a last look at Pumpkinhead, plus a few other tidbits.
1988 was a solid year for horror with a ton of sequels and while it wasn't quite as good as 1987, it's still a very good batch of movies and a decent one for Fangoria.
Coming Soon: 1989