Magazine Review: The Dark Side – Issue 159

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The Dark Side Issue 159 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce After finding the previous issue a little frustrating and unsatisfying, it’s with great pleasure that I can say The Dark Side is well and truly back on track with its latest edition. This issue the balance of brilliant retro features and more contemporary scene based material is spot on, making for a much kore balanced read. Behind the customarily gorgeous cover painting this month there … Continue reading

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Magazine Review – The Dark Side – Issue 158

THE DARK SIDE ISSUE 158 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce The central theme for this latest issue of the DARK SIDE is once again a chunky retro feature on scares of yesteryear, this time beginning a semi-regular look at a particular year in the annals of horror. This issue’s feature takes a look at 1960 and all that it brought the genre. Before you get to that though there is a feature written by John … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 157

The Dark Side Issue 157 Editor: Allan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing The recent spate of themed issues has certainly paid off for The Dark Side, with the magazine seeing a significant rise in circulation and interest across the UK and overseas. Thus it’s hard to begrudge them another Hammer themed issue, this time focussing on the work of writer Tony Hinds, also known under his pseudonym of John Elder. That feature is once again an excellent … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side – Issue 156

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THE DARK SIDE ISSUE 156 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce After the slightly disjointed issue 155, the greatest UK horror magazine in history is back to firing on all cylinders with a spectacular feast of features for horrorvores everywhere. In fact, there was so much content that they couldn’t fit it all in, and thus a feature or two will follow next time. This issue is a joy from start to finish, and features content … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side – Issue 155

The Dark Side Magazine Issue 155 Editor: Alan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing The Dark Side’s lengthy series of enormous features on elements of classic UK horror continues with an issue largely devoted to the classic TV horror double bills that were so influential to a lot of fans. It’s billed as the biggest issue of the magazine ever, which isn’t strictly true as the extra chunk of pages in the middle of the issue are taken … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 151

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It was always going to be a tough job for The Dark Side to follow up issues like their spectacular Hammer and Amicus specials, but while issue 151 isn’t quite the classic that other recent issues have been, it’s still brilliant. This one is centred on the Scream Queens phenomenon, and thus it’ll be an issue which divides opinion somewhat. I really enjoyed it, as ever, but there are some glaring omissions from the lineup … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 149

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THE DARK SIDE – Issue 149 Ghoulish Publishing Editor: Allan Bryce Behind yet another beautifully evocative painted cover lies issue 149 of the UK’s longest running horror movie magazine, and it is going from strength to strength. This latest issue is an Indie Horror Special, and as ever features a wealth of material for fans of both the classic and contemporary eras of the genre we love. Interviews this issue include Woman In Black/Kick Ass/X-Men: … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 145

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THE DARK SIDE – ISSUE 145 Ghoulish Publishing Editor- Allan Bryce UK magazine The Dark Side is going from strength to strength with this new era of its publication, and while some may point out the new layout and design evokes the old Fangoria style, the content sets it apart from a lot of other horror magazines. Despite a dark period prior to its original cancellation in which the title had a great number of … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 148

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The Dark Side Magazine issue 148 Editor: Allan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing Just when it seemed this iteration of The Dark Side couldn’t get any better, here is issue 148, and it’s an absolute feast for classic horror fans. Billed as a Hammer Horror Special, almost the entire issue os taken up by some truly sterling material on the legendary studio and its legions of films. The central piece to this exemplary issue of the magazine … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: The Dark Side Magazine – Issue 147

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The Dark Side Magazine – issue 147 Editor: Allan Bryce Ghoulish Publishing It’s always a pleasure to see The Dark Side’s gaudy painted covers on the shelves, and it’s an even greater pleasure to discover the magazine is continuing to go from strength to strength in terms of content. This latest issue features another slew of features on mainly classic titles and filmmakers, but that’s no bad thing. New releases are still covered in the … Continue reading

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