Little Shoppe of Horrors #42 Coming!

LSoH42Richard Klemensen has been putting out Little Shoppe of Horrors for 47 years. Let that sink in a minute. Close to a half a century. If that doesn’t show the passion this man has, for his love of Hammer Films, as well as other British horror films, to keep going this long I don’t know what else would. Not to mention that the information within the amazing artwork he always has for his front and back covers, is top-notch, filled with plenty of information and stories about these classic movies that we love. So why not continue to support these independent, old-fashion, print magazines, and help keep them alive, by ordering the newest issue of LSoH now!

What is in the new issue, you ask? Ever hear of Village of the Damned, starring George Sanders and Barbara Shelley? It’s one of the best of British horror cinema from that era and is the cover story of this new issue. With an amazing cover by Steve Karchin, you’ll get to learn all about the making of Village in the Anthony McKay’s essay. There is also an interview with Max Rosenberg, who was co-founders of Amicus Films, as well as part 1 of The Hammer Diaries of Christopher Wicking. Wicking wrote three films for Hammer and worked for them for almost three years, where he kept a diary when he was a Script Supervisor. So you’ll get to read all the insights of went on during the early ’70s as Hammer was struggling to stay afloat.

All this and all the usual great things that make this one of my favorite magazines and one that I pick up religiously. I’m still in the process of ordering all the back issues that came out before I started buying it with issue #8, back in…1984!!!

You can place your order now by heading over to their website HERE. Keep showing your support by ordering your copy now! Issue #42 will be shipping out May 6th.

Psychomania Rides Again…on Blu-ray!

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Fans of ’70s British horror films are well aware of the 1973 film Psychomania, also known as The Death Wheelers! Director Don Sharp gives us not just a film about a ruthless gang of bikers, but undead bikers! Sharp gave us a The Kiss of the Vampire (1963), Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), and Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) for Hammer Studios, but also gave us two treasures that don’t get enough love, Witchcraft (1964) and Curse of the Fly (1965).

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Horror History: Tom Conway

tomconwayTom Conway
Born Sept. 15th, 1904 – Died April 22nd, 1967

Older brother of actor George Sanders, Tom had to change his name after he lost a bet with his brother on who would change their name for show business.  Born in a wealthy Russian family that were forced to leave and move to England for some reason, political or otherwise.  While Conway appeared in quite a few films in his career, he never really hit the big time.  Even starring in 3 films for Val Lewton in the early ’40s, such as The Cat People (1942), I Walked with a Zombie (1943), and The Seventh Victim (1943), his career just never took off or lasted that long.  Due to his failing eyesight and problems with alcoholism, worked started to get fewer and fewer.  He did appear in two films for Edward L. Cahn, The She-Creature (1956) and Voodoo Woman (1957).

The later part of his life was spend with very little money and even less fame.  At the end, he was found dead in his girlfriend’s bed, at the age of 62.  It is a shame that a somewhat talented actor who was doing pretty good at one point in his life, but possibly due to the alcoholism, it effected his career too much for him to stay working.  But at least we can still remember him and his work, even after all years later.