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Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope, The

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Publication.

US Letter-size saddle-stapled Cinema magazine printed on newsprint. Published by PhanMedia L L C. Editor/publisher: Joe Kane. 1993-current. Publication schedule is quarterly.

Beginning as a newsletter-style Fanzine or Newszine in 1993, this title quickly evolved into a Semiprozine originally dedicated to publishing numerous reviews of films released to the home video market. The reviews are mostly written by Kane himself. Although covering multiple genres, the magazine always had a strong emphasis on Horror and Monster Movies along with some regular coverage of sf films. VideoScope soon began including interviews with performers including Linda Blair and Rutger Hauer, along with other notables such as author Clive Barker (1952-    ) and director Roger Corman. Most issues include at least one short piece of Horror fiction. Editor/publisher Kane began contributing to Media Magazines in the 1970s, writing for The Monster Times and similar publications; since 1984 he has used the trademarked pseudonym "The Phantom of the Movies" in other periodicals as well as in VideoScope. [GSt/DRL]

see also: Media Magazines.

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