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Certificate X!

Entry updated 5 August 2021. Tagged: Publication.

Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine. Published by World Distributors, from London despite the company name World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd. No editor named. One issue only, dated January 1965.

This was apparently only the second attempt – after Screen Chills and Macabre Stories – to produce a UK Monster Movies magazine. Leaving little doubt that its prototype was Famous Monsters of Filmland, the subtitle was "Famous Filmland Monsters". The cover of the only issue was a colour photograph of the Abominable Snowman from the fantasy film 7 Faces of Dr Lao (1964), plus small black-and-white images from such films as The Monster that Challenged the World (1957), It! the Terror from beyond Space (1958) and The Gorgon (1964). The title reflects the fact that almost all Horror films released in the UK at that time received the British Board of Film Classification (then British Board of Film Censors) "X" Certificate, restricting admittance to adults only. [GSt/DRL]

see also: Media Magazines.

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