World of Horror

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UK letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine, printed on middle-grade paper. Published by Dalruth Publishing Group, then Gresham Publishing. Editor: Gent Shaw. Ten bimonthly issues, 1974 to 1975.

Subtitled "An Anthology of the Macabre from Film and Fiction", this magazine differed from most such contemporary titles published in either the UK or US in that it featured considerable internal colour material, then uncommon. It also ran Horror fiction in addition to the usual features on films and Television. Despite the emphasis on Horror a good deal of sf was covered, including such films as Village of the Damned (1960), Planet of the Apes (1968) and Rollerball (1975). Featured notables included Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi and Ray Harryhausen. #4 carried a cover story on the original Star Trek (1966-1969); Space: 1999 (1975-1977) was similarly showcased and Doctor Who (1963-current) was examined several times. Other distinguishing features of World of Horror were that it was perhaps a quarter of an inch taller than the usual letter-size magazine, while the covers were printed with better-quality paper, making the issues more durable than its contemporaries; many copies remain in good condition today. The magazine was not originally distributed in the US. [GSt]

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