SFX Collection: Horror

Our first special edition of the new decade is SFX COLLECTION: HORROR , your ultimate guide to the dark side of the imagination. It features a beefy 14-page news section, oodles of in-depth new features, and six great free gifts.

FREE GIFTS
* A giant-sized, double-sided poster featuring two classic John Carpenter films: The Thing and Halloween.
* Three horror-themed beermats.
* Two horror villain badges.


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FEATURES

THE TOP 20 HORROR VILLAINS
Who's the greatest horror movie bad guy? We asked SFX readers to vote for their favourites. Here are the results!

VIDEO NASTIES
Our man risks his sanity by watching all 74 "official" video nasties, and rating them in order, from the worst to the best.

FRIDAY THE 13TH
The slasher franchise is 30 years old! We celebrate three gloriously gory decades of Jason Voorhees.

HIDDEN TREASURES
Horror directors, screenwriters and novelists recommend scores of obscure cult horror films, books and comics that you simply must hunt down and check out.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
We find out how they plan to resurrect Freddy Krueger as we go on-set for the remake of the classic 1984 film.

ROBERT ENGLUND
The man who was Freddy recalls the making of the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, in an extract from his new autobiography.

RICK BAKER
The make-up maestro talks us through his gorgeous concept art for the Wolfman, as played by Benicio Del Toro in the new remake.

THE PAN BOOK OF HORROR
The story of the sadly-missed anthology series, whose gruesome tales sickened and delighted generations.

MUTANT BLOOD
A shocking new short story by horror novelist Simon Clark.

BLAXPLOITATION HORROR
Blacula! Blackenstein! Dr Black, Mr Hyde! We examine the black-themed horror movies of the mid-'70s - with lashings of lurid posters.

THE WOLF MAN
With the remake hitting cinemas soon, we look back at the making of the 1941 Universal classic, starring Lon Chaney Jr.

THE CRAZIES
George Romero's 1973 film, in which a virus turns the population of a small town homicidal, has been remade. We talk to the director of the new version.

PIRANHA 3D
Joe Dante's B-movie favourite is also getting a reinvention, adding a terrifying third dimension to those killer fish! We go on set and talk to director Alejandra Aja.

LOST WORLDS
Investigating the silent horror films now missing, presumed lost forever.

HORROR COMICS
Writers and artists such as Gene Colan, Steve Bissette and Steve Niles discuss their part in the history of American horror comics.

SPANISH SHOCKS
Talking to actors and directors, we explore the rise and fall (and rise again) of Spanish horror films, from The Awful Dr Orloff to The Orphanage.

MY LIFE IN HORROR
Much-loved actors such as Brad Dourif, Ingrid Pitt and Kane Hodder talk about what it's like to be a horror movie icon.

FROM THE SFX ARCHIVES
There are 12 pages of reprinted material in this special, but it's all top-grade stuff: making of features on The Wicker Man, The Evil Dead and The Thing from issues 62, 93 and 101 of SFX, revised and updated.

SFX COLLECTION: HORROR goes on sale on Wednesday 27 January , priced £7.99. If sales of the last few SFX special editions are anything to go by, it'll sell out quick! To be sure of your copy, speak to your newsagent, or phone our customer services line on 01858 438 794 .