Little Shoppe of Horrors Issue #42
Magazine – Elmer Valo Appreciation Society – May 2019
In 1960, a little black-and-white science fiction film – Village of the Damned – was released almost by mistake – by M-G-M, in the United Kingdom. The cold, glowing eyes of those ‘Children’ grabbed at audiences and made an international hit of this little low-budget flick.
This issue features Village of the Damned, with
v BEWARE THE STARE — THE MAKING OF VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED by Anthony McKay.
Anthony takes you in-depth behind the scenes of how what started as a low-budget Hollywood version of John Wyndham’s best seller – The Midwich Cuckoos – in 1957 – became one of several little movies shooting at M-G-M’S Borehamwood Studios in 1959. Anthony had access to all the production records, talking to most of the key people and young performers that made those glowing eyes a world sensation.
v Interview with Max Rosenberg — by Jonathan Sothcott and Tom Weaver.
Rosenberg was one of the two co-founders of Amicus Film Productions. Read as Max talks about the often contentious relationship he had with his partner, Milton Subotsky. Yet they gave us films like City of the Dead, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, Asylum and many other really cool movies of imagination.
v The Hammer Diaries of Christopher Wicking – 1974-1976 – Part 1 — Edited by Mitchel Wicking.
Christopher Wicking wrote the screenplays for three American-International films (such as Scream and Scream Again) and three for Hammer (Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb, etc.) – and for almost three years, he kept a diary of his time with Hammer as Script Supervisor. Read all the inside working of Hammer Films as it struggled to survive the 1970’s