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Clive Barker

Get into the mind of a horror genius

Edward Vs Edward

Can the Daybreakers underdog topple the Twilight titan?

+ Exclusive Saw VI Pictures Content only suitable for those 18 years or older.


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Ed i tor’s Note Welcome to the first issue of Fright Club Magazine We kick off the year with Daybreakers in cinemas- the best vampire movie to come along in years. Blood-soaked, original, entertaining and extremely stylish. We have done the ultimate ‘Edward vs. Edward’ comparison and you can read the results on the following pages.

Sayoko Tietz, Editor Welcome to our first issue of Fright Club Magazine! A lot of creativity, inspiration and hard work from our Lionsgate team went into this issue and I would like to thank everybody who contributed to this magazine. We are dedicated to horror and movies and love what we do so much that we want to share some of the fun with you.

Next up there are some unmissable horror films on DVD and Blu-ray. Enjoy parasites, ‘Hostel on a train’ and the sequel to the cult horror classic Cabin Fever. Horror legend Clive Barker gives us an exclusive interview to celebrate the release of Dread, coming at the end of March, and of course it is Saw again. We would love your feedback as well as your articles, illustrations, and photos for our next issue, so please get in touch anytime. We wish you a horrorful 2010! Face your fears!

We are thrilled to offer you a fantastic line-up of great horror titles to entertain you in 2010.

Sayoko stietz@lionsgatefilms.co.uk


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Ed i tor’s Note Welcome to the first issue of Fright Club Magazine We kick off the year with Daybreakers in cinemas- the best vampire movie to come along in years. Blood-soaked, original, entertaining and extremely stylish. We have done the ultimate ‘Edward vs. Edward’ comparison and you can read the results on the following pages.

Sayoko Tietz, Editor Welcome to our first issue of Fright Club Magazine! A lot of creativity, inspiration and hard work from our Lionsgate team went into this issue and I would like to thank everybody who contributed to this magazine. We are dedicated to horror and movies and love what we do so much that we want to share some of the fun with you.

Next up there are some unmissable horror films on DVD and Blu-ray. Enjoy parasites, ‘Hostel on a train’ and the sequel to the cult horror classic Cabin Fever. Horror legend Clive Barker gives us an exclusive interview to celebrate the release of Dread, coming at the end of March, and of course it is Saw again. We would love your feedback as well as your articles, illustrations, and photos for our next issue, so please get in touch anytime. We wish you a horrorful 2010! Face your fears!

We are thrilled to offer you a fantastic line-up of great horror titles to entertain you in 2010.

Sayoko stietz@lionsgatefilms.co.uk


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Fr i g ht Club Magaz z i ne Contributors and all-round horror-gurus

ISSue 1 Interview with Clive Barker Page 5 __________________________________________________________ by Claire Richardson Bloody Cupcakes Page 9 __________________________________________________________ by Diane Bartholomew

Claire Richardson

Diane Bartholomew

Rich Ashley-Cowan

Saw: The Game Page 15 __________________________________________________________ by Richard Ashley-Cowen Exclusive Saw VI Pictures Page 17 __________________________________________________________ Courtesy of Lionsgate The Colour of Blood Page 21 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz Paranormal Activity Page 23 __________________________________________________________ by Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips

Kaz Mills

Stewart Malcolm

Layout, design & creative production by www.globaltatproductions.com

Edward vs. Edward Page 25 __________________________________________________________ by Katherine Mills Top 10 Parasites Page 31 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz

We want your horror stories! To contribute reviews, stories, images or anything else please contact: stietz@lionsgatefilms.co.uk This magazine contains views, opinions and statements of the individuals participating herein. Lions Gate UK Limited and its

affiliates do not represent or endorse such views, opinions, or statements. Lions Gate UK Limited Ariel House, 74a Charlotte St. London, W1T 4QJ Š 2010 Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd.

Terror on the Tracks Page 33 __________________________________________________________ by Stewart Malcolm Play Time Page 37 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz Come Die With Me Page 39 __________________________________________________________ by C. J. Lines


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Fr i g ht Club Magaz z i ne Contributors and all-round horror-gurus

ISSue 1 Interview with Clive Barker Page 5 __________________________________________________________ by Claire Richardson Bloody Cupcakes Page 9 __________________________________________________________ by Diane Bartholomew

Claire Richardson

Diane Bartholomew

Rich Ashley-Cowan

Saw: The Game Page 15 __________________________________________________________ by Richard Ashley-Cowen Exclusive Saw VI Pictures Page 17 __________________________________________________________ Courtesy of Lionsgate The Colour of Blood Page 21 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz Paranormal Activity Page 23 __________________________________________________________ by Rebecca Phillips

Rebecca Phillips

Kaz Mills

Stewart Malcolm

Layout, design & creative production by www.globaltatproductions.com

Edward vs. Edward Page 25 __________________________________________________________ by Katherine Mills Top 10 Parasites Page 31 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz

We want your horror stories! To contribute reviews, stories, images or anything else please contact: stietz@lionsgatefilms.co.uk This magazine contains views, opinions and statements of the individuals participating herein. Lions Gate UK Limited and its

affiliates do not represent or endorse such views, opinions, or statements. Lions Gate UK Limited Ariel House, 74a Charlotte St. London, W1T 4QJ Š 2010 Lions Gate Home Entertainment UK Ltd.

Terror on the Tracks Page 33 __________________________________________________________ by Stewart Malcolm Play Time Page 37 __________________________________________________________ by Sayoko Tietz Come Die With Me Page 39 __________________________________________________________ by C. J. Lines


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I.nterview with Clive Barker Fright Club was lucky enough to sit down with the man himself, Clive Barker, to get his views on remakes, including the much rumoured remake of Hellraiser, how he would like to see the horror genre grow and what he thinks of Bambi.

not a “I’m big fan of

‘horror ‘horror--lite lite’’

Whether you know him as the director of the classic horror film, Hellraiser, or from his many novels and short stories, it is impossible to ignore Clive Barker’s influence on the horror genre. A renowned writer, director, producer and artist, British born Clive Barker began writing whilst still at school with short stories, plays and comic strips before his first books, the ground-breaking Books of Blood were published in 1984.

movie-making. “If the movies are screenplays that I have written then I have a lot of involvement,” says the writer, “if I have simply written the story and somebody else has adapted the screenplay it will depend on who that adaptor is. My approach is to give support if it is asked for and if it is not then I will let the creator go and do what the job of a creator is, which is to write and direct the movie.”

With film adaptations of Barker’s short stories making their way into the DVD collections of horror fans everywhere, Fright Club asked him about his input into these movie projects, including The Midnight Meat Train, Book of Blood and Dread, which is coming to DVD in early 2010. Being a director, writer and a producer gives him a unique perspective on the art of

Having played a very big role in helping to shape the genre, he is also very aware of how things need to change in order to keep horror alive and exciting to the ever changing audience, “horror movies generate new audiences constantly,” he explains, “there is a constant sense of new audiences coming along and I, as a filmmaker have a duty to find new


fright-club.co.uk | 6 Meet a horror legend:

I.nterview with Clive Barker Fright Club was lucky enough to sit down with the man himself, Clive Barker, to get his views on remakes, including the much rumoured remake of Hellraiser, how he would like to see the horror genre grow and what he thinks of Bambi.

not a “I’m big fan of

‘horror ‘horror--lite lite’’

Whether you know him as the director of the classic horror film, Hellraiser, or from his many novels and short stories, it is impossible to ignore Clive Barker’s influence on the horror genre. A renowned writer, director, producer and artist, British born Clive Barker began writing whilst still at school with short stories, plays and comic strips before his first books, the ground-breaking Books of Blood were published in 1984.

movie-making. “If the movies are screenplays that I have written then I have a lot of involvement,” says the writer, “if I have simply written the story and somebody else has adapted the screenplay it will depend on who that adaptor is. My approach is to give support if it is asked for and if it is not then I will let the creator go and do what the job of a creator is, which is to write and direct the movie.”

With film adaptations of Barker’s short stories making their way into the DVD collections of horror fans everywhere, Fright Club asked him about his input into these movie projects, including The Midnight Meat Train, Book of Blood and Dread, which is coming to DVD in early 2010. Being a director, writer and a producer gives him a unique perspective on the art of

Having played a very big role in helping to shape the genre, he is also very aware of how things need to change in order to keep horror alive and exciting to the ever changing audience, “horror movies generate new audiences constantly,” he explains, “there is a constant sense of new audiences coming along and I, as a filmmaker have a duty to find new


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ways to scare them.” While he accepts that the genre needs to grow and change, he also has very clear views on what he believes horror should be; it should be scary and not hide this fact, admitting, “I’m not a big fan of ‘horror-lite’”. He does however have a few conditions of his own about what horror needs to be, “there are ways to tell these stories which should be intense and powerful without being exploitative.” While there is room for horror to grow as a genre,

Barker also believes that filmmakers need to also look back on what was done before, “I want to see horror movies pick up what I think was happening in the 80sthey were becoming adults”. Sign up to Fright Club for free to watch the full interview with Clive Barker where he talks about his previous work, movies and filmmakers he admires, what he finds terrifying in the horror genre anddon’t forget- the all important view on Bambi.

www.fright-club.co.uk Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train starring Vinnie Jones (right) is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Book of Blood is out now on DVD & Blu-ray. Dread is out on DVD 29th March 2010.


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ways to scare them.” While he accepts that the genre needs to grow and change, he also has very clear views on what he believes horror should be; it should be scary and not hide this fact, admitting, “I’m not a big fan of ‘horror-lite’”. He does however have a few conditions of his own about what horror needs to be, “there are ways to tell these stories which should be intense and powerful without being exploitative.” While there is room for horror to grow as a genre,

Barker also believes that filmmakers need to also look back on what was done before, “I want to see horror movies pick up what I think was happening in the 80sthey were becoming adults”. Sign up to Fright Club for free to watch the full interview with Clive Barker where he talks about his previous work, movies and filmmakers he admires, what he finds terrifying in the horror genre anddon’t forget- the all important view on Bambi.

www.fright-club.co.uk Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train starring Vinnie Jones (right) is out now on DVD and Blu-ray. Book of Blood is out now on DVD & Blu-ray. Dread is out on DVD 29th March 2010.


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Bloody cuPcakes Lily Vanilli spills the beans on cupcakes with attitude. We all know alcohol comes with an age restriction, but cupcakes?! From Manhattan to Manchester, Lily Vanilli (aka Lily Jones) has gained a reputation as one of the best cupcake connoisseurs in the business. Inspired by the nice... and at times, not so nice, it’s a pleasure to welcome her into the world of Fright Club. Not only does Lily bestow upon us her wondrous cupcake knowledge, but she also shares an amazing recipe so you too can tantalise your taste buds... and impress your mates / loved ones at the same time. Who inspired you to bake? No-one in particular, my ex boyfriend is a great cook and really taught me a lot about flavours and cooking, but really it was just a hobby. I read a lot about food and alcohol history and get inspiration from the weirdest things. What inspired you to create cupcakes with a gruesome edge? I never intended to get caught up in the cupcake craze, it was sort of an accident - but I found myself

noticing that there were a lot of people getting away with crappy baking with cupcakes - it's very easy to make them look pretty and appetising with icing and decorations. I wanted to smash it up and make things that looked grotesque but tasted delicious. How do we become expert bakers? Baking has a set of very strict but very simple rules. My advice would be to read a bit about it and understand what each stage of a recipe does, that way you will avoid cutting corners or making mistakes and understand what happened if things do go wrong. What’s the worst thing you can do whilst cooking a cupcake? Minding the temperature of your cake is always important. From the raw ingredients, to the speed at which they're combined and of course the oven temperature don't ever open the oven until your cake is at least 3/4 of the way through the baking time and ideally not at all.

For those of you who didn’t know ‘a cupcake (the common US, Canadian, and Australian term) or fairy cake (the common British term), is a small cake designed to serve one person’ . Greedy little devils! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake


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Bloody cuPcakes Lily Vanilli spills the beans on cupcakes with attitude. We all know alcohol comes with an age restriction, but cupcakes?! From Manhattan to Manchester, Lily Vanilli (aka Lily Jones) has gained a reputation as one of the best cupcake connoisseurs in the business. Inspired by the nice... and at times, not so nice, it’s a pleasure to welcome her into the world of Fright Club. Not only does Lily bestow upon us her wondrous cupcake knowledge, but she also shares an amazing recipe so you too can tantalise your taste buds... and impress your mates / loved ones at the same time. Who inspired you to bake? No-one in particular, my ex boyfriend is a great cook and really taught me a lot about flavours and cooking, but really it was just a hobby. I read a lot about food and alcohol history and get inspiration from the weirdest things. What inspired you to create cupcakes with a gruesome edge? I never intended to get caught up in the cupcake craze, it was sort of an accident - but I found myself

noticing that there were a lot of people getting away with crappy baking with cupcakes - it's very easy to make them look pretty and appetising with icing and decorations. I wanted to smash it up and make things that looked grotesque but tasted delicious. How do we become expert bakers? Baking has a set of very strict but very simple rules. My advice would be to read a bit about it and understand what each stage of a recipe does, that way you will avoid cutting corners or making mistakes and understand what happened if things do go wrong. What’s the worst thing you can do whilst cooking a cupcake? Minding the temperature of your cake is always important. From the raw ingredients, to the speed at which they're combined and of course the oven temperature don't ever open the oven until your cake is at least 3/4 of the way through the baking time and ideally not at all.

For those of you who didn’t know ‘a cupcake (the common US, Canadian, and Australian term) or fairy cake (the common British term), is a small cake designed to serve one person’ . Greedy little devils! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupcake


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Any tips for the Fright Club readers? Don’t talk about Fright Club. If you weren’t a cake connoisseur, what would you be doing instead? Probably as little as possible. Worst cupcake request? Ummm...the worst is when people ask for a 'weird' cake or 'something gory' and then I suggest an idea and they are really disgusted! The weirder the better I love it when people come to me with good suggestions. So, what is the secret to getting the perfect blood red colour? There are lots of things that work really well. I try to match it to the flavour of the cake. Black cherries, lots of red berries, beetroot, and there are lots of food colourings that work well in a pinch.

Lily Jones aka Lily Vanilli

With all of these beetroots and red berries being added to your mixing bowl surely horror movies

must have inspired you somewhere along the lines? Name some of your favourites? House of 1000 Corpses, Creepers/Phenomena, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Tenant, The Shining, White Zombie... loads... I love all the old hammer horrors and zombie movies. What sort of cake do you reckon Jigsaw would love to get his teeth into? Hmmm... maybe one of my road kill cakes... do you think he would eat cake? Erm, probably not Lily... Probably not at all... Nigella eat your heart out! Enjoy creating your very own Lily Vanilli masterpiece (although you will have to create your own cupcake filling - sadly, Lily’s is top secret). Send us your photos so we can showcase them in the Fright Club Hall of Fame. See overleaf for one of Lily’s recipes.


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Any tips for the Fright Club readers? Don’t talk about Fright Club. If you weren’t a cake connoisseur, what would you be doing instead? Probably as little as possible. Worst cupcake request? Ummm...the worst is when people ask for a 'weird' cake or 'something gory' and then I suggest an idea and they are really disgusted! The weirder the better I love it when people come to me with good suggestions. So, what is the secret to getting the perfect blood red colour? There are lots of things that work really well. I try to match it to the flavour of the cake. Black cherries, lots of red berries, beetroot, and there are lots of food colourings that work well in a pinch.

Lily Jones aka Lily Vanilli

With all of these beetroots and red berries being added to your mixing bowl surely horror movies

must have inspired you somewhere along the lines? Name some of your favourites? House of 1000 Corpses, Creepers/Phenomena, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Tenant, The Shining, White Zombie... loads... I love all the old hammer horrors and zombie movies. What sort of cake do you reckon Jigsaw would love to get his teeth into? Hmmm... maybe one of my road kill cakes... do you think he would eat cake? Erm, probably not Lily... Probably not at all... Nigella eat your heart out! Enjoy creating your very own Lily Vanilli masterpiece (although you will have to create your own cupcake filling - sadly, Lily’s is top secret). Send us your photos so we can showcase them in the Fright Club Hall of Fame. See overleaf for one of Lily’s recipes.


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Do It Yourself Gore-splattered, cream cheese red velvet cupcakes top with pulped black cherries and redcurrants. Frosting: 50g soft, room temperature butter in a small bowl Add 250g cream cheese and blend Add a tsp vanilla & slowly beat in approx 250g Tate & Lyle or other fair-trade icing sugar – or until you get a fairly thick consistency Cherry Pulp: Blend 2 cups very ripe black cherries (de-stoned) with a hand blender and place in a medium sized heavy-bottomed pan with 1/2 cup caster sugar, ½ cup water, 1 tsp lime juice and 2tbsp

cornstarch. Heat on medium until the cherries begin to release their liquid and then slowly bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Reduce to a simmer and heat until cherry mixture has thickened to the desired consistency (runny enough to pipe but thick enough to prevent bleeding into the frosting). Allow to cool. Use a piping bag fixed with a #67 tip insert gently into the frosting to make bite marks and then spill the ‘blood’ out over the cake. Dot the finished cake with redcurrants or pomegranate seeds.

To find out more about Lily and her amazing cupcakes check out the following sites: http://lily-vanilli.blogspot.com/ Order cakes from www.lilyvanilli.com


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Do It Yourself Gore-splattered, cream cheese red velvet cupcakes top with pulped black cherries and redcurrants. Frosting: 50g soft, room temperature butter in a small bowl Add 250g cream cheese and blend Add a tsp vanilla & slowly beat in approx 250g Tate & Lyle or other fair-trade icing sugar – or until you get a fairly thick consistency Cherry Pulp: Blend 2 cups very ripe black cherries (de-stoned) with a hand blender and place in a medium sized heavy-bottomed pan with 1/2 cup caster sugar, ½ cup water, 1 tsp lime juice and 2tbsp

cornstarch. Heat on medium until the cherries begin to release their liquid and then slowly bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Reduce to a simmer and heat until cherry mixture has thickened to the desired consistency (runny enough to pipe but thick enough to prevent bleeding into the frosting). Allow to cool. Use a piping bag fixed with a #67 tip insert gently into the frosting to make bite marks and then spill the ‘blood’ out over the cake. Dot the finished cake with redcurrants or pomegranate seeds.

To find out more about Lily and her amazing cupcakes check out the following sites: http://lily-vanilli.blogspot.com/ Order cakes from www.lilyvanilli.com


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Saw: The Game Legendary game developers Konami, responsible for the creation of immensely popular horror survival title ‘Silent Hill’, have brought fans new meat to the franchise- Saw: The Game. Saw: the Game casts players into the role of David Tapp, a former Detective and the latest player in Jigsaw’s twisted game. For the first time fans will no longer be able to shout commands at the on screen characters in the hopes that they will be able to escape the latest devices- they themselves will be personally responsible. This idea will appeal to any fan who has ever found themselves frustrated at the stupidity of some of the film’s less successful participants. The player is immediately thrown into the action as David wakes up wearing Jigsaw’s trademark head gear, the reverse bear trap. Though the initial puzzle won’t challenge the casual gamer it’s a perfect way to set the scene as we see every detail on the trap lovingly recreated, especially if you mess it up and David’s head is torn in half. Progressing through Jigsaw’s asylum the player will encounter many of the elements that made

horror fans fall in love with the film in the first place. Negotiating your way out of familiar traps (a strange kind of nostalgia) whilst panicking when faced with new ones keeps the game fresh throughout. Jigsaw’s voice constantly crops up via strategically placed speakers and televisions (discomfortingly familiar to anyone who hacked their way through Manhunt) keeping the tension high and inspiring the player to make it to the end in the hopes that this incarnation of Saw might allow Jigsaw to suffer his own style of justice himself. At points David will need to team up with other victims to successfully navigate traps. Whilst the more curious/bloodthirsty of us will intentionally lose challenges purely to see the gruesome outcome (which, let’s face it, is why we enjoy the films) the majority will be using all their gaming talents to not let the

you “…if mess it up David’s head is torn in half.

gravelly voiced psychopath score any more points for himself. Naturally, like any film related game, it is not without its faults. Even the most loving fan couldn’t describe the combat system (used for beating fellow inmates to death with various implements) as anywhere near perfect but luckily this is only used to fill the gaps between what the fans have paid to see- the traps.

Saw: The Game is a refreshing addition to a genre that is arguably becoming somewhat stagnant. Though the game suffers from a few control issues any fans of the film will find themselves immersed in a fiercely loyal representation of Jigsaw’s twisted world. You were brave enough to watch, now dare you play the game yourself?

Fact: A severed limb has to be reattached within 6 – 12 hours in order for it to survive. A severed finger can last for 12 hours at room temperature or about 3 days if refrigerated.


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Saw: The Game Legendary game developers Konami, responsible for the creation of immensely popular horror survival title ‘Silent Hill’, have brought fans new meat to the franchise- Saw: The Game. Saw: the Game casts players into the role of David Tapp, a former Detective and the latest player in Jigsaw’s twisted game. For the first time fans will no longer be able to shout commands at the on screen characters in the hopes that they will be able to escape the latest devices- they themselves will be personally responsible. This idea will appeal to any fan who has ever found themselves frustrated at the stupidity of some of the film’s less successful participants. The player is immediately thrown into the action as David wakes up wearing Jigsaw’s trademark head gear, the reverse bear trap. Though the initial puzzle won’t challenge the casual gamer it’s a perfect way to set the scene as we see every detail on the trap lovingly recreated, especially if you mess it up and David’s head is torn in half. Progressing through Jigsaw’s asylum the player will encounter many of the elements that made

horror fans fall in love with the film in the first place. Negotiating your way out of familiar traps (a strange kind of nostalgia) whilst panicking when faced with new ones keeps the game fresh throughout. Jigsaw’s voice constantly crops up via strategically placed speakers and televisions (discomfortingly familiar to anyone who hacked their way through Manhunt) keeping the tension high and inspiring the player to make it to the end in the hopes that this incarnation of Saw might allow Jigsaw to suffer his own style of justice himself. At points David will need to team up with other victims to successfully navigate traps. Whilst the more curious/bloodthirsty of us will intentionally lose challenges purely to see the gruesome outcome (which, let’s face it, is why we enjoy the films) the majority will be using all their gaming talents to not let the

you “…if mess it up David’s head is torn in half.

gravelly voiced psychopath score any more points for himself. Naturally, like any film related game, it is not without its faults. Even the most loving fan couldn’t describe the combat system (used for beating fellow inmates to death with various implements) as anywhere near perfect but luckily this is only used to fill the gaps between what the fans have paid to see- the traps.

Saw: The Game is a refreshing addition to a genre that is arguably becoming somewhat stagnant. Though the game suffers from a few control issues any fans of the film will find themselves immersed in a fiercely loyal representation of Jigsaw’s twisted world. You were brave enough to watch, now dare you play the game yourself?

Fact: A severed limb has to be reattached within 6 – 12 hours in order for it to survive. A severed finger can last for 12 hours at room temperature or about 3 days if refrigerated.


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The Colour of Blood Is Pantone 485 c. That is according to our Editor, Sayoko Tietz. The telephone rang and I could see on the phone display that it was my creative agency working on another of our horror sleeve designs. This was not going to be a nice discussion: “Hi Sam, yes, thank you so much for your creative sleeve... yes, we think it looks great (try to start the communication positively) and it can really work... however, I don’t think the blood is quite the right colour yet.” This is where our almost scientific discussion about different shades of blood started. The right colour, the right texture, the right shape. It really depends on the product and what we want to show on the sleeve. If it is supposed to be dry blood the colour must be deep red with a touch of brown and a less glossy texture. Fresh blood is more difficult. It must be runny and shiny. And then there are of course different forms of splatters, bloody scratches, fingerprints or blood flowing in water, not to forget the blood that drips from ripped-off body parts. Yes, we have fun at

work. We went for Pantone 485c. I put the phone down and was sure that our agency would do a terrific job with the sleeve. On the other line I heard Claire trying to explain a new idea for the Growth sleeve. She wants a bug which creeps under the skin of a human face, getting in reply “Oh my - the grossness of this knows no bounds! And I'm sorry that I have to ask the following question, because it’s giving me a mental picture that isn't pleasant...When the bug thing is burrowing in by her eye - do you want to see exposed skin? Blood? Like it’s chewed its way in? (I haven’t seen the movie, so I don't know exactly how they get under the person’s skin - and please don't ask me to watch the movie because I really don’t want to know!” ) When you work with horror every day it is easy to become numb to the genre, so it is always pleasing to induce a few nightmares along the way.

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The Colour of Blood Is Pantone 485 c. That is according to our Editor, Sayoko Tietz. The telephone rang and I could see on the phone display that it was my creative agency working on another of our horror sleeve designs. This was not going to be a nice discussion: “Hi Sam, yes, thank you so much for your creative sleeve... yes, we think it looks great (try to start the communication positively) and it can really work... however, I don’t think the blood is quite the right colour yet.” This is where our almost scientific discussion about different shades of blood started. The right colour, the right texture, the right shape. It really depends on the product and what we want to show on the sleeve. If it is supposed to be dry blood the colour must be deep red with a touch of brown and a less glossy texture. Fresh blood is more difficult. It must be runny and shiny. And then there are of course different forms of splatters, bloody scratches, fingerprints or blood flowing in water, not to forget the blood that drips from ripped-off body parts. Yes, we have fun at

work. We went for Pantone 485c. I put the phone down and was sure that our agency would do a terrific job with the sleeve. On the other line I heard Claire trying to explain a new idea for the Growth sleeve. She wants a bug which creeps under the skin of a human face, getting in reply “Oh my - the grossness of this knows no bounds! And I'm sorry that I have to ask the following question, because it’s giving me a mental picture that isn't pleasant...When the bug thing is burrowing in by her eye - do you want to see exposed skin? Blood? Like it’s chewed its way in? (I haven’t seen the movie, so I don't know exactly how they get under the person’s skin - and please don't ask me to watch the movie because I really don’t want to know!” ) When you work with horror every day it is easy to become numb to the genre, so it is always pleasing to induce a few nightmares along the way.

Pantone® 485 c


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Pa ran ormal A cti v ity Watch with caution... By Rebecca Phillips.

very, “Be very afraid ”

Film synopsis: www.imdb.com/title/tt1179904

Very few films have received as much publicity or hype as Paranormal Activity, the recent low budget horror from newcomer Oren Peli. But why has this film received so much acclaim and attention? Why is it considered the scariest thing ever to grace the silver screen? I have just returned from seeing it at the cinema. I am now alone in my bedroom and so terrified I have left the door open. The bedroom light is on and every single insignificant sound is deafening, as I lie wide-awake and frozen in my bed. The film couldn’t help but make

me wonder about what it is scares us, what really shakes us in our boots? Is it the juvenile idea of a monster under the bed, a murderer lurking in the bushes or a paranormal ‘thing’ with powers inconceivable to the human mind? So many horror films have tried to scare us with authentic means of terror, shocks that could potentially happen to any of us in the real world. Halloween and Scream have proven that human killers do have the power to both entertain and scare. Surely you would think that one would fear a serial killer more than a phantom or vampire. Serial killers have been

proven to exist! But weirdly there is something slightly reassuring about people causing the harmhumans have limits and mortality. A blow to the head or stab to the chest and it’s over. Ultimately what is so scary about Paranormal Activity is that we are dealing with something that we have no idea about. We cannot predict what ‘it’ is going to do next or even determine what the thing is. With this lack of knowledge we cannot kill the thing let alone control it and we have no idea what it is capable of. In this instance lack of knowledge is power; power to scare the audience witless. I’m not a spiritual person and do not hold firm beliefs in an afterlife, spirits or anything of a mystic nature. Yet, there was something very believable about Paranormal Activity, even to me- a true sceptic of supernatural occurrences. Maybe it’s because it was filmed documentary-style, using ‘found footage’ in the style of The Blair Witch Project or maybe it’s because we have all heard that creaking floorboard in the night. The whole film takes place in the

home of couple Katie and Micah, using the house as the centre of eerie occurrences. Don’t mistake me- a standard horror movie setting is scary. The woods or a dark alleyway are commonly used for a reason. But what is scarier than not feeling safe in your own house, in your own bed? The film allows you to feel no sense of calm or safeness anywhere: there is no escape. Ultimately humans crave a sanctuary. They long for somewhere to feel comfortable and relaxed. Paranormal Activity never allows you to have that sense of reassurance that the home is designed to give. After watching Paranormal Activity you won’t want to sleep or relax at home. And you definitely won’t enjoy hearing creaks in the night. One thing that is for certain is that any human being should be scared whilst watching this film. After all, we don’t know a lot about what is out there. Our knowledge is limited and even if you don’t believe in demons, vampires and ghouls, what we don’t know we can’t rule out. This film transformed me, a sceptic of all things spiritual, into a quivering wreck. So I say, listen to the hype, let the film get under your skin and be very, very afraid.


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Pa ran ormal A cti v ity Watch with caution... By Rebecca Phillips.

very, “Be very afraid ”

Film synopsis: www.imdb.com/title/tt1179904

Very few films have received as much publicity or hype as Paranormal Activity, the recent low budget horror from newcomer Oren Peli. But why has this film received so much acclaim and attention? Why is it considered the scariest thing ever to grace the silver screen? I have just returned from seeing it at the cinema. I am now alone in my bedroom and so terrified I have left the door open. The bedroom light is on and every single insignificant sound is deafening, as I lie wide-awake and frozen in my bed. The film couldn’t help but make

me wonder about what it is scares us, what really shakes us in our boots? Is it the juvenile idea of a monster under the bed, a murderer lurking in the bushes or a paranormal ‘thing’ with powers inconceivable to the human mind? So many horror films have tried to scare us with authentic means of terror, shocks that could potentially happen to any of us in the real world. Halloween and Scream have proven that human killers do have the power to both entertain and scare. Surely you would think that one would fear a serial killer more than a phantom or vampire. Serial killers have been

proven to exist! But weirdly there is something slightly reassuring about people causing the harmhumans have limits and mortality. A blow to the head or stab to the chest and it’s over. Ultimately what is so scary about Paranormal Activity is that we are dealing with something that we have no idea about. We cannot predict what ‘it’ is going to do next or even determine what the thing is. With this lack of knowledge we cannot kill the thing let alone control it and we have no idea what it is capable of. In this instance lack of knowledge is power; power to scare the audience witless. I’m not a spiritual person and do not hold firm beliefs in an afterlife, spirits or anything of a mystic nature. Yet, there was something very believable about Paranormal Activity, even to me- a true sceptic of supernatural occurrences. Maybe it’s because it was filmed documentary-style, using ‘found footage’ in the style of The Blair Witch Project or maybe it’s because we have all heard that creaking floorboard in the night. The whole film takes place in the

home of couple Katie and Micah, using the house as the centre of eerie occurrences. Don’t mistake me- a standard horror movie setting is scary. The woods or a dark alleyway are commonly used for a reason. But what is scarier than not feeling safe in your own house, in your own bed? The film allows you to feel no sense of calm or safeness anywhere: there is no escape. Ultimately humans crave a sanctuary. They long for somewhere to feel comfortable and relaxed. Paranormal Activity never allows you to have that sense of reassurance that the home is designed to give. After watching Paranormal Activity you won’t want to sleep or relax at home. And you definitely won’t enjoy hearing creaks in the night. One thing that is for certain is that any human being should be scared whilst watching this film. After all, we don’t know a lot about what is out there. Our knowledge is limited and even if you don’t believe in demons, vampires and ghouls, what we don’t know we can’t rule out. This film transformed me, a sceptic of all things spiritual, into a quivering wreck. So I say, listen to the hype, let the film get under your skin and be very, very afraid.


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Edward vs Edward With Vampire Vogue in full swing, we at Fright Club Magazine thought it was time for a full-on fang-off to see who really is the coolest corpse. By Kaz Mills.

In the red corner we have Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) of the oh-so-in-your-face Twilight Saga and in the blue corner, underdog Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) of stylish and provocative Daybreakers, in cinemas now.

being hardcore in his (albeit wussy) life choices – I’ll bet you Paul McCartney doesn’t nearly eat his own fist whenever he’s around a fillet steak.

Now, now settle down, we can’t base this on looks alone (and if we were to, I fear the Robsessed tweens would come to get me if I suggested R-Patz had even one flaw) so we’re taking all their undead aptitudes into consideration.

Hardness OK, hands down, no contest, Cullen would be a f***ing intimidating opponent – he is, in his own humble words, ‘the world’s most dangerous predator’. He’s got super speed and super strength as well as mind-reading ability (bit greedy). Meanwhile, Dalton has nothing but his intelligence and his, er, overwhelming love of science. I know who I’d want on my team.

May the best vamp win!

Edward Cullen

Edward Dalton

Bloodthirst Right, let’s get the really wimpy stuff out of the way first. Neither of these dashing demons drink human blood… In fact, they make a point of their vegetarianism (ahhh, how sensitive). I always think this is pretty uncool for a vampire but, this being the case, all we can judge them on is commitment to their cause. Cullen seems to find it a constant struggle not to accidently devour his girlfriend while Dalton, when offered a glass of temptation, simply smashes it. The points here really have to go to Dalton for

Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1

Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Hunkability Like most women who are, um, alive, I am a little bit in love with Robert Pattinson. And, this being so, felt a fierce loyalty and defensiveness when Ethan Hawke showed up boasting the name Edward and pretending to be a vampire. However, having seen Daybreakers I’m now willing to concede that they are both the vampire embodiments of what


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Edward vs Edward With Vampire Vogue in full swing, we at Fright Club Magazine thought it was time for a full-on fang-off to see who really is the coolest corpse. By Kaz Mills.

In the red corner we have Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) of the oh-so-in-your-face Twilight Saga and in the blue corner, underdog Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) of stylish and provocative Daybreakers, in cinemas now.

being hardcore in his (albeit wussy) life choices – I’ll bet you Paul McCartney doesn’t nearly eat his own fist whenever he’s around a fillet steak.

Now, now settle down, we can’t base this on looks alone (and if we were to, I fear the Robsessed tweens would come to get me if I suggested R-Patz had even one flaw) so we’re taking all their undead aptitudes into consideration.

Hardness OK, hands down, no contest, Cullen would be a f***ing intimidating opponent – he is, in his own humble words, ‘the world’s most dangerous predator’. He’s got super speed and super strength as well as mind-reading ability (bit greedy). Meanwhile, Dalton has nothing but his intelligence and his, er, overwhelming love of science. I know who I’d want on my team.

May the best vamp win!

Edward Cullen

Edward Dalton

Bloodthirst Right, let’s get the really wimpy stuff out of the way first. Neither of these dashing demons drink human blood… In fact, they make a point of their vegetarianism (ahhh, how sensitive). I always think this is pretty uncool for a vampire but, this being the case, all we can judge them on is commitment to their cause. Cullen seems to find it a constant struggle not to accidently devour his girlfriend while Dalton, when offered a glass of temptation, simply smashes it. The points here really have to go to Dalton for

Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1

Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Hunkability Like most women who are, um, alive, I am a little bit in love with Robert Pattinson. And, this being so, felt a fierce loyalty and defensiveness when Ethan Hawke showed up boasting the name Edward and pretending to be a vampire. However, having seen Daybreakers I’m now willing to concede that they are both the vampire embodiments of what


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fright-club.co.uk | 28 men should be (and are generally not). Jury’s out on this one.

Edward ‘ever-bleak’ Cullen and having a fun time? No. Neither can I.

Cullen: 1 Dalton: 1 Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1 Angst-factor When a girl is about 14, the most attractive thing in the world is the pouting, broody boy at the party who you suspect spends all his free time writing poetry about how much pain he is in (probably due to his as yet undeclared love for you). As time goes by and you get more contact with this kind of man you realise one of three things. One is that he’s not actually brooding, but sulking about the fact his parents wouldn’t buy him a new PS3 and they ‘just don’t understand him’ and his needs etc. Secondly, he’s pouting because he knows he looks better when he’s hiding his teeth. Or thirdly, he’s genuinely a tortured soul – but that’s not actually much fun when you get to know them.

world’s “The most dangerous predator ”

Having learned this, I think my view has become fairly biased but I have to think about my needs – and I like a normal chat (‘how was your day?’ etc) and the occasional joke and I think Dalton would be more likely to provide for this. Can you imagine going for a pint with

Style Dalton has a sharp suit. And at times he even has a waistcoat (gotta love a man in a three-piece). But he also spends one third of the Daybreakers run time in the world’s most stupid hat. I see that it’s practical – if you’re a vampire, you don’t want to get caught in a sun downpour- but why that hat? Cullen, on the other hand, can only be seen in chic clothes to match his stylish cars. Shame about Pattinson’s real life tramphair but that’s not what this competition is about. Cullen clearly has the elegant edge here. Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Intelligence This may surprise you but I’m just not convinced that Cullen is all that clever. I know, I know, controversial. Yes he knows his anaphase, metaphase and prophase but he’s been stuck in the same class at school for decades learning everything there is to know about all the phases. Dalton, however,


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fright-club.co.uk | 28 men should be (and are generally not). Jury’s out on this one.

Edward ‘ever-bleak’ Cullen and having a fun time? No. Neither can I.

Cullen: 1 Dalton: 1 Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1 Angst-factor When a girl is about 14, the most attractive thing in the world is the pouting, broody boy at the party who you suspect spends all his free time writing poetry about how much pain he is in (probably due to his as yet undeclared love for you). As time goes by and you get more contact with this kind of man you realise one of three things. One is that he’s not actually brooding, but sulking about the fact his parents wouldn’t buy him a new PS3 and they ‘just don’t understand him’ and his needs etc. Secondly, he’s pouting because he knows he looks better when he’s hiding his teeth. Or thirdly, he’s genuinely a tortured soul – but that’s not actually much fun when you get to know them.

world’s “The most dangerous predator ”

Having learned this, I think my view has become fairly biased but I have to think about my needs – and I like a normal chat (‘how was your day?’ etc) and the occasional joke and I think Dalton would be more likely to provide for this. Can you imagine going for a pint with

Style Dalton has a sharp suit. And at times he even has a waistcoat (gotta love a man in a three-piece). But he also spends one third of the Daybreakers run time in the world’s most stupid hat. I see that it’s practical – if you’re a vampire, you don’t want to get caught in a sun downpour- but why that hat? Cullen, on the other hand, can only be seen in chic clothes to match his stylish cars. Shame about Pattinson’s real life tramphair but that’s not what this competition is about. Cullen clearly has the elegant edge here. Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Intelligence This may surprise you but I’m just not convinced that Cullen is all that clever. I know, I know, controversial. Yes he knows his anaphase, metaphase and prophase but he’s been stuck in the same class at school for decades learning everything there is to know about all the phases. Dalton, however,


29 | fright-club.co.uk has been entrusted with finding a blood substitute to save vampirekind – Dalton’s not just the brightest in the class, he’s the brightest in the (under)world. Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1 Flammability One of the traditional hardships of being a ‘cold one’ is that pesky tendency to burst in to flames whenever you step in to natural daylight. Annoying... But not for everyone. The demons of Dalton’s world have made their best efforts to avoid any unnecessary combustion by developing underground walkways as well as blacked out cars so they can live life in style – in the dark. But Cullen’s (Transylvanian) family have naturally evolved to simply ‘sparkle’ in the sunshine – and this is clearly more effective riskmanagement. Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Modesty And finally (not to mention tenuously) we have the modesty

fright-club.co.uk | 32 round. Now, humility has nothing to do with vampires at all. I fully accept that. However, I just couldn’t run this contest without voicing how outrageously arrogant Edward Cullen is. Cullen is plainly the sort of man who would stare at himself in the mirror all day (if he wasn’t a vampire and thus not able to). Here is just a snippet of Cullen’s selfobservation: ‘Everything about me invites you in. My voice, my face, even my smell. As if I would need any of that. As if you could outrun me. As if you could fight me off.’ Fine. But nobody likes a show-off, Cullen. Cullen: -4 Dalton: 0 The Result So the results are in. This may have been the most ridiculous vampire contest of all time but the judges (or just me) have spoken. And although Cullen might be the top choice for Prom King, Dalton is the dominant Dracula of the day. Cullen: 0 Dalton: 4

To find out more visit: www.daybreakersmovie.com

He’s the “brightest

in the (under)world


29 | fright-club.co.uk has been entrusted with finding a blood substitute to save vampirekind – Dalton’s not just the brightest in the class, he’s the brightest in the (under)world. Cullen: 0 Dalton: 1 Flammability One of the traditional hardships of being a ‘cold one’ is that pesky tendency to burst in to flames whenever you step in to natural daylight. Annoying... But not for everyone. The demons of Dalton’s world have made their best efforts to avoid any unnecessary combustion by developing underground walkways as well as blacked out cars so they can live life in style – in the dark. But Cullen’s (Transylvanian) family have naturally evolved to simply ‘sparkle’ in the sunshine – and this is clearly more effective riskmanagement. Cullen: 1 Dalton: 0 Modesty And finally (not to mention tenuously) we have the modesty

fright-club.co.uk | 32 round. Now, humility has nothing to do with vampires at all. I fully accept that. However, I just couldn’t run this contest without voicing how outrageously arrogant Edward Cullen is. Cullen is plainly the sort of man who would stare at himself in the mirror all day (if he wasn’t a vampire and thus not able to). Here is just a snippet of Cullen’s selfobservation: ‘Everything about me invites you in. My voice, my face, even my smell. As if I would need any of that. As if you could outrun me. As if you could fight me off.’ Fine. But nobody likes a show-off, Cullen. Cullen: -4 Dalton: 0 The Result So the results are in. This may have been the most ridiculous vampire contest of all time but the judges (or just me) have spoken. And although Cullen might be the top choice for Prom King, Dalton is the dominant Dracula of the day. Cullen: 0 Dalton: 4

To find out more visit: www.daybreakersmovie.com

He’s the “brightest

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10 Parasites

Fright Club’s 10 best (or worst) parasites ever. Candirú The Candirú is a small fish that lives in Amazon River and the Rio Negro. Candirú can allegedly swim up a man's urine stream to enter the urethra.

Botflies Botflies deposit eggs in a host body and occasionally use humans as hosts. Tapeworms This is a parasitic worm which infects the digestive tract. The largest species of tapeworm is commonly called the fish tapeworm. This parasite has been recorded as reaching a length of 20m (66 ft).

Leeches Certain species of leech feed on blood. They can transmit HIV and Hepatitis B from human to human.

Bed Bugs Bed Bugs feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They prefer to live in beds and sofas. Hookworms The hookworm commonly infects the intestines. 600 million people worldwide are thought to be infected.

Lice 3 different kinds of lice infect humans. They spend their entire life on the host.

Ticks A tick is a small, blood-sucking mite which transmits a number of diseases including Lyme disease. Mosquitoes The mosquito is often a carrier of diseases, such as malaria,

encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever and dog heartworm. Mites House dust mites are found in most homes and beds and it is thought that they can cause allergies and asthma.

Buy your favourite plush parasite or microbe here: www.giantmicrobes.com/uk Best sellers include: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Brain Cell, E. coli, Kissing Disease, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating, Sleeping Sickness, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, Bookworm, and many more!


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10 Parasites

Fright Club’s 10 best (or worst) parasites ever. Candirú The Candirú is a small fish that lives in Amazon River and the Rio Negro. Candirú can allegedly swim up a man's urine stream to enter the urethra.

Botflies Botflies deposit eggs in a host body and occasionally use humans as hosts. Tapeworms This is a parasitic worm which infects the digestive tract. The largest species of tapeworm is commonly called the fish tapeworm. This parasite has been recorded as reaching a length of 20m (66 ft).

Leeches Certain species of leech feed on blood. They can transmit HIV and Hepatitis B from human to human.

Bed Bugs Bed Bugs feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They prefer to live in beds and sofas. Hookworms The hookworm commonly infects the intestines. 600 million people worldwide are thought to be infected.

Lice 3 different kinds of lice infect humans. They spend their entire life on the host.

Ticks A tick is a small, blood-sucking mite which transmits a number of diseases including Lyme disease. Mosquitoes The mosquito is often a carrier of diseases, such as malaria,

encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever and dog heartworm. Mites House dust mites are found in most homes and beds and it is thought that they can cause allergies and asthma.

Buy your favourite plush parasite or microbe here: www.giantmicrobes.com/uk Best sellers include: The Common Cold, The Flu, Sore Throat, Stomach Ache, Brain Cell, E. coli, Kissing Disease, Ulcer, Martian Life, Beer & Bread, Black Death, Ebola, Flesh Eating, Sleeping Sickness, Dust Mite, Bed Bug, Bookworm, and many more!


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Terror o n the Tracks Stewart Malcolm likes trains. Some people don’t... Siderodromophobia is undeniably a word that you would not likely hear being uttered in everyday conversation. You certainly wouldn’t expect to overhear it while earwigging the couple sitting across from you as you awkwardly avoid eye contact aboard a languid locomotive on your 06.36 commute to work. Though were you to hear it you might be fooled, albeit under false pretences, to believe that fellow travellers have simply invented a new word that resembles the title of an uplifting musical number sung by a magical English nanny with a Pandora-like bag. This perhaps done in a desperate bid to create a smidgen of euphoria to hush the pitter-patter of the rain making tracks on the windows, and to undermine the electrical chug of the carriages. In reality, you would be better off behaving consolingly or, if feeling totally uncharitable, moving to a seat further down-train to avoid the panic that may well ensue. Siderodromophobia is in fact the fear of trains. Of course, existing as

a serious and unfortunate phobia, this is by no means a condition to be mocked. Nevertheless, its very existence has hit home like an incomprehensible blurt across a booming station tannoy, deafening people waiting on a plethora of platforms- trains hold the potential to be genuine industrialised instigators of fear and dread. In the context of horror on screen they can offer the setting for inescapable gore, leaving us all in for one hell of a ride. Terror on the tracks is exactly what you will find with Gideon Raff ’s film starring Thora Birch. The tersely titled Train is a one-way journey of abhorrent butchery, whereby the final destination for our unsuspecting innocents becomes one of abominable agony. For the wrestling team of American adolescents and their coaches embarking on a tour in Eastern Europe, termination comes to mean something far more poignant than the final destination aboard a mode of public transport. Having


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Terror o n the Tracks Stewart Malcolm likes trains. Some people don’t... Siderodromophobia is undeniably a word that you would not likely hear being uttered in everyday conversation. You certainly wouldn’t expect to overhear it while earwigging the couple sitting across from you as you awkwardly avoid eye contact aboard a languid locomotive on your 06.36 commute to work. Though were you to hear it you might be fooled, albeit under false pretences, to believe that fellow travellers have simply invented a new word that resembles the title of an uplifting musical number sung by a magical English nanny with a Pandora-like bag. This perhaps done in a desperate bid to create a smidgen of euphoria to hush the pitter-patter of the rain making tracks on the windows, and to undermine the electrical chug of the carriages. In reality, you would be better off behaving consolingly or, if feeling totally uncharitable, moving to a seat further down-train to avoid the panic that may well ensue. Siderodromophobia is in fact the fear of trains. Of course, existing as

a serious and unfortunate phobia, this is by no means a condition to be mocked. Nevertheless, its very existence has hit home like an incomprehensible blurt across a booming station tannoy, deafening people waiting on a plethora of platforms- trains hold the potential to be genuine industrialised instigators of fear and dread. In the context of horror on screen they can offer the setting for inescapable gore, leaving us all in for one hell of a ride. Terror on the tracks is exactly what you will find with Gideon Raff ’s film starring Thora Birch. The tersely titled Train is a one-way journey of abhorrent butchery, whereby the final destination for our unsuspecting innocents becomes one of abominable agony. For the wrestling team of American adolescents and their coaches embarking on a tour in Eastern Europe, termination comes to mean something far more poignant than the final destination aboard a mode of public transport. Having


35 | fright-club.co.uk competed against their Eastern European counterparts, the group sneaks out to a local party. The consequences prove dire when they find themselves having little option but to jump on board a train that they believe will reunite them with the rest of their team in Odessa. However, as they meander through the backwaters of the Balkans, deep behind the regions of the former ‘Iron Curtain’, our young group of friends quickly find that they are embroiled in a brutal and hideous nightmare of mutilation. There are clear parallels between Train and director Roger Spottiswoode’s debut Terror Train starring Jamie-Lee Curtis, which centres on the slashing exploits of a masked murderer aboard the moving cars. The 1973 flick Horror Express, starring Christopher Lee also portrays a nightmarish journey on the TransSiberian Railway. In a more recent portrayal of track horror Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train, with Brooke Shields and Vinnie Jones, provides a tense ride with a serial killer running riot on the New York subway.

Let’s be frank, we are not talking about a cheery, scenic trip through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside with bunnies in abundance spread across a tranquil field. Neither are we referring to panoramic valley views from nineteenth century suspension bridges, from the windows of an elegant steam engine bound for Hogwarts. Utter carnage in the carriages and cabins is the name of the game here. The mechanised beauty of railroads and train travel is reminiscent of an industrial golden age, and their ever developing legacy of practical perfunctory remains for all to behold. Yet with horror in mind, trains can provide the setting for the ultimate fright. The destination of the journey may be perceivably outlined but the arrival is not in the hands of the passenger. The sense of claustrophobia, the secrecy and social disquiet of such intimate and potentially unnerving environments are all embodied by the darker side of the immaculately engineered wagons that roam world-wide.

Train is out on DVD 25th January 2010


35 | fright-club.co.uk competed against their Eastern European counterparts, the group sneaks out to a local party. The consequences prove dire when they find themselves having little option but to jump on board a train that they believe will reunite them with the rest of their team in Odessa. However, as they meander through the backwaters of the Balkans, deep behind the regions of the former ‘Iron Curtain’, our young group of friends quickly find that they are embroiled in a brutal and hideous nightmare of mutilation. There are clear parallels between Train and director Roger Spottiswoode’s debut Terror Train starring Jamie-Lee Curtis, which centres on the slashing exploits of a masked murderer aboard the moving cars. The 1973 flick Horror Express, starring Christopher Lee also portrays a nightmarish journey on the TransSiberian Railway. In a more recent portrayal of track horror Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train, with Brooke Shields and Vinnie Jones, provides a tense ride with a serial killer running riot on the New York subway.

Let’s be frank, we are not talking about a cheery, scenic trip through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside with bunnies in abundance spread across a tranquil field. Neither are we referring to panoramic valley views from nineteenth century suspension bridges, from the windows of an elegant steam engine bound for Hogwarts. Utter carnage in the carriages and cabins is the name of the game here. The mechanised beauty of railroads and train travel is reminiscent of an industrial golden age, and their ever developing legacy of practical perfunctory remains for all to behold. Yet with horror in mind, trains can provide the setting for the ultimate fright. The destination of the journey may be perceivably outlined but the arrival is not in the hands of the passenger. The sense of claustrophobia, the secrecy and social disquiet of such intimate and potentially unnerving environments are all embodied by the darker side of the immaculately engineered wagons that roam world-wide.

Train is out on DVD 25th January 2010


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Come Die WiTh Me Horror story by C. J. Lines The world was a far lonelier place before the internet, Martin reckoned. Online social networking had brightened the dark, friendless existences of the nervous, shy or socially awkward worldwide but, more importantly, it had made bonding easier for those like Martin. People whose interests leaned away from the mainstream, toppled towards the esoteric and plunged downwards into the downright bizarre. Martin enjoyed the abduction and strangulation of schoolgirls between ages 13 and 16, although he also dabbled in privately modelling their clothes, cooking and eating their flesh and meticulously arranging their boiled and polished skulls in his trophy chamber. Finding friends who might also embrace these obsessions seemed like a long shot and Martin, a perennial loner, had all but given up on the idea. His job as a sewer flusher kept him either busy or tired much of the time and he had his girls for company at home whenever the mood took him.

He occasionally used the internet for pornography but, of late, had been finding that even the most depraved and illegal sites he could find were unsatisfactory and even frustrating. This failure of his body to fulfil the needs of his mind was what led him to an online health forum relating to erectile dysfunction. Within moments of signing up and posting a vague explanation of his symptoms, he received a friendly private message from a user called bluevanman1969. This was Tony, a local lad who’d been born and bred in the East End of London, had seen Martin’s Walthamstow location on his profile and thought that – being two men of a similar age and locale – they should go for a drink to discuss their respective issues with impotence. Martin was wary to begin with but soon agreed mostly out of a need to distract himself from the existential despair that had overcome him since his most recent kill - a wholly drab, unexciting experience. Surprisingly, the two men hit it off instantly and Martin, never one to


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Come Die WiTh Me Horror story by C. J. Lines The world was a far lonelier place before the internet, Martin reckoned. Online social networking had brightened the dark, friendless existences of the nervous, shy or socially awkward worldwide but, more importantly, it had made bonding easier for those like Martin. People whose interests leaned away from the mainstream, toppled towards the esoteric and plunged downwards into the downright bizarre. Martin enjoyed the abduction and strangulation of schoolgirls between ages 13 and 16, although he also dabbled in privately modelling their clothes, cooking and eating their flesh and meticulously arranging their boiled and polished skulls in his trophy chamber. Finding friends who might also embrace these obsessions seemed like a long shot and Martin, a perennial loner, had all but given up on the idea. His job as a sewer flusher kept him either busy or tired much of the time and he had his girls for company at home whenever the mood took him.

He occasionally used the internet for pornography but, of late, had been finding that even the most depraved and illegal sites he could find were unsatisfactory and even frustrating. This failure of his body to fulfil the needs of his mind was what led him to an online health forum relating to erectile dysfunction. Within moments of signing up and posting a vague explanation of his symptoms, he received a friendly private message from a user called bluevanman1969. This was Tony, a local lad who’d been born and bred in the East End of London, had seen Martin’s Walthamstow location on his profile and thought that – being two men of a similar age and locale – they should go for a drink to discuss their respective issues with impotence. Martin was wary to begin with but soon agreed mostly out of a need to distract himself from the existential despair that had overcome him since his most recent kill - a wholly drab, unexciting experience. Surprisingly, the two men hit it off instantly and Martin, never one to


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fright-club.co.uk | 42 really enjoy the company of the living, found himself wanting to spend a lot more time with Tony. They began meeting several times a week in the Helen Of Troy, where they’d drink beer, chew on the fat of their respective problems, bang on about what they’d change in the world if they were its rulers and lament over the Leyton Orient score. Man talk, basically. After a month or so, Tony took Martin back to his flat and said that, if their friendship was to progress, he would have to be honest with him. With a subsequent lack of dramatic flair, Tony confessed to being a serial killer. Mostly stabbing; mostly male victims in their 20s and 30s. He said the thrill of snuffing the life out of strong, young, healthy men was unbeatable. For a second Martin worried that Tony would kill him – although he was hardly young or strong – but apparently this was not the reason for the sudden confession. Instead, Tony said he’d seen something in Martin’s eyes that made him think he could admit to this and not be judged. Tony had been right, of course. Martin felt a sense of relief like no

other as he poured his heart out to his new best friend and confessed that he, too, had killed and would kill again. The pair embraced, cried a little and drank whiskey until the small hours, recounting their finest slaughters to one another with much laughter and a sense of mutual admiration. In the morning, over a fried breakfast at a café on the high street, Tony told Martin in whispers about a small club of fellow killers who had been meeting for a while with the aim of adding some spice and social interaction to their traditionally solitary hobby. When he asked if Martin was interested in joining, the answer was an emphatic “yes!” In the last few weeks, Martin had been introduced to the other three members and had become accustomed to the way they operated. Contrary to his belief that serial killers were low on humour – based as much on his own personality as anything else – they all seemed convivial, upbeat and even mischievous folk. Maria was the most outwardly crazy and unnerved Martin a little with her raucous laughter and


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fright-club.co.uk | 42 really enjoy the company of the living, found himself wanting to spend a lot more time with Tony. They began meeting several times a week in the Helen Of Troy, where they’d drink beer, chew on the fat of their respective problems, bang on about what they’d change in the world if they were its rulers and lament over the Leyton Orient score. Man talk, basically. After a month or so, Tony took Martin back to his flat and said that, if their friendship was to progress, he would have to be honest with him. With a subsequent lack of dramatic flair, Tony confessed to being a serial killer. Mostly stabbing; mostly male victims in their 20s and 30s. He said the thrill of snuffing the life out of strong, young, healthy men was unbeatable. For a second Martin worried that Tony would kill him – although he was hardly young or strong – but apparently this was not the reason for the sudden confession. Instead, Tony said he’d seen something in Martin’s eyes that made him think he could admit to this and not be judged. Tony had been right, of course. Martin felt a sense of relief like no

other as he poured his heart out to his new best friend and confessed that he, too, had killed and would kill again. The pair embraced, cried a little and drank whiskey until the small hours, recounting their finest slaughters to one another with much laughter and a sense of mutual admiration. In the morning, over a fried breakfast at a café on the high street, Tony told Martin in whispers about a small club of fellow killers who had been meeting for a while with the aim of adding some spice and social interaction to their traditionally solitary hobby. When he asked if Martin was interested in joining, the answer was an emphatic “yes!” In the last few weeks, Martin had been introduced to the other three members and had become accustomed to the way they operated. Contrary to his belief that serial killers were low on humour – based as much on his own personality as anything else – they all seemed convivial, upbeat and even mischievous folk. Maria was the most outwardly crazy and unnerved Martin a little with her raucous laughter and


43 | fright-club.co.uk flamboyant personality. At 25, she was also the youngest of the group; a slim, outgoing Spanish nurse with a penchant for killing the elderly, middle-aged or disabled. She had no method of choice, instead finding that variety kept things fun. Diana was a much older and more voluptuous lady from Hampstead who worked as a teacher at a private school there. When her stockbroker husband was away on business trips, Diana killed young men she picked up at bars throughout the country. A drop of poison in their martini usually made for a slow, lingering death that Diana enjoyed watching while pleasuring herself. The remaining member of the group, and the other man of the bunch, was Benjamin – a Jewish gentleman in his mid-30s whose speciality was families. As a semi-celebrated history scholar, Benjamin held an interest in genealogy and believed he could make or break history by decimating family lines. He also had a gleeful sadistic side that made the rest of the group look like philanthropists.

fright-club.co.uk | 44 For some years now, the club had entertained itself with various games and challenges that both appealed to the individual

“The schoolgirl

was on the floor, trying to untie herself

members’ fetishes and collectively nurtured a sense of shared enjoyment. Tony told Martin that this was just what he needed to put some lead in his pencil and be able to once more enjoy murder. Martin, already high on just being able to open up and talk about his murders at last, was certain that Tony was right. As a group, they hatched the idea of a game called “Come Die With Me”, loosely based on a TV game show in which five strangers host dinner parties for one another and give each other scores for the quality of both the food and the company. The twist here was that each member of the club would indeed hold a party but the meal

would be replaced with a murder. Martin felt the game had got off to a flying start last week over at Benjamin’s house. It had been decided that to increase everyone’s participation, the guests would supply the victim or victims as a gift for the host. Diana had chosen Jake Barstow, a single father of two daughters who both attended her school in Hampstead. Maria had gone to Barstow’s house in the guise of a charity worker and had worn a skirt short enough to sufficiently distract him while Martin broke into the back of the house and abducted the two girls. On the signal, Maria chloroformed Barstow and they all piled into Tony’s Vauxhall estate which was

blood “...the sprayed into her face... ” parked nearby, ready for a quick getaway.

It was the most excited Martin had felt in months and accomplishing the abduction with friends instead of by himself made his heart swell with pride at how

well he’d handled it and also with the simple joy of sharing. Upon arrival at Benjamin’s, Martin had been awestruck by the man’s innovative and exciting handling of the victims. Ben graciously thanked the rest of the club for supplying such a fine gift and, as everyone took their seats in the living room, began his work. He swiftly disembowelled Barstow with a hunting knife and then, in a stroke of genius, tied the two screaming girls together with a long loop of their father’s intestinal tract. After several hours of verbally abusing them and smearing them with blood, he made them push their heads together and then shot them both through the skull with a single golden bullet. Martin couldn’t help himself and had applauded loudly as they hit the ground. He gave Benjamin a perfect 10 out of 10 mark for the evening which, in his eyes, had been a delight from start to finish. The others were impressed but had not been quite so generous. Even so, Benjamin had scored a respectable 29 points in total. This week, however, it was Martin’s turn and the excitement


43 | fright-club.co.uk flamboyant personality. At 25, she was also the youngest of the group; a slim, outgoing Spanish nurse with a penchant for killing the elderly, middle-aged or disabled. She had no method of choice, instead finding that variety kept things fun. Diana was a much older and more voluptuous lady from Hampstead who worked as a teacher at a private school there. When her stockbroker husband was away on business trips, Diana killed young men she picked up at bars throughout the country. A drop of poison in their martini usually made for a slow, lingering death that Diana enjoyed watching while pleasuring herself. The remaining member of the group, and the other man of the bunch, was Benjamin – a Jewish gentleman in his mid-30s whose speciality was families. As a semi-celebrated history scholar, Benjamin held an interest in genealogy and believed he could make or break history by decimating family lines. He also had a gleeful sadistic side that made the rest of the group look like philanthropists.

fright-club.co.uk | 44 For some years now, the club had entertained itself with various games and challenges that both appealed to the individual

“The schoolgirl

was on the floor, trying to untie herself

members’ fetishes and collectively nurtured a sense of shared enjoyment. Tony told Martin that this was just what he needed to put some lead in his pencil and be able to once more enjoy murder. Martin, already high on just being able to open up and talk about his murders at last, was certain that Tony was right. As a group, they hatched the idea of a game called “Come Die With Me”, loosely based on a TV game show in which five strangers host dinner parties for one another and give each other scores for the quality of both the food and the company. The twist here was that each member of the club would indeed hold a party but the meal

would be replaced with a murder. Martin felt the game had got off to a flying start last week over at Benjamin’s house. It had been decided that to increase everyone’s participation, the guests would supply the victim or victims as a gift for the host. Diana had chosen Jake Barstow, a single father of two daughters who both attended her school in Hampstead. Maria had gone to Barstow’s house in the guise of a charity worker and had worn a skirt short enough to sufficiently distract him while Martin broke into the back of the house and abducted the two girls. On the signal, Maria chloroformed Barstow and they all piled into Tony’s Vauxhall estate which was

blood “...the sprayed into her face... ” parked nearby, ready for a quick getaway.

It was the most excited Martin had felt in months and accomplishing the abduction with friends instead of by himself made his heart swell with pride at how

well he’d handled it and also with the simple joy of sharing. Upon arrival at Benjamin’s, Martin had been awestruck by the man’s innovative and exciting handling of the victims. Ben graciously thanked the rest of the club for supplying such a fine gift and, as everyone took their seats in the living room, began his work. He swiftly disembowelled Barstow with a hunting knife and then, in a stroke of genius, tied the two screaming girls together with a long loop of their father’s intestinal tract. After several hours of verbally abusing them and smearing them with blood, he made them push their heads together and then shot them both through the skull with a single golden bullet. Martin couldn’t help himself and had applauded loudly as they hit the ground. He gave Benjamin a perfect 10 out of 10 mark for the evening which, in his eyes, had been a delight from start to finish. The others were impressed but had not been quite so generous. Even so, Benjamin had scored a respectable 29 points in total. This week, however, it was Martin’s turn and the excitement


45 | fright-club.co.uk had been overtaken by nervousness. He really wanted to impress his new friends – to show them what he was capable of – but agonised over how to better Benjamin’s effort. After several sleepless nights of wondering both what the victim the would be like and what he was going to do to her, he settled on an elaborate choking technique involving a complex arrangement of ropes that he’d seen on a Japanese porn site. Tony was the first guest to show up on the evening and he put Martin’s nerves to rest by providing two fine 16 year olds. One was a bottle of single malt and the other a semiconscious girl in a school uniform with a cloth bag covering her head and her hands and feet tied together by string. It made Martin’s pulse quicken and he licked his dry, cracked lips in anticipation. Diana showed up next and brought with her a tub of rock cakes that she had baked herself. She air kissed Martin and said she was really looking forward to the evening and just knew he could do it. Benjamin was next and

fright-club.co.uk | 48 looked a little flustered. He said that he and Maria had been out to dinner the previous night and had eaten some slightly undercooked chicken. He’d been sick in the morning but was feeling better now whereas Maria was still ill and in bed. Although she’d sent apologies, Martin was a little sad that she couldn’t be there to see his inaugural kill but was determined it wouldn’t let this ruin the night. As they all poured drinks and toasted one another, Martin took them into his trophy chamber and talked them through a potted history of his career as a murderer, starting with the juvenile souvenirs of his early years – underwear, hairbands, tubes of lipstick – before moving onto his amateur photography and, finally, the skull collection. The skulls – freshly polished that morning – certainly drew some impressed sounding “oohs” and “aahs” and, as they walked back towards the bedroom where Martin’s rope apparatus was set up, he felt a stirring beneath the waist that had been missing for a very long time. The schoolgirl was on the floor,


45 | fright-club.co.uk had been overtaken by nervousness. He really wanted to impress his new friends – to show them what he was capable of – but agonised over how to better Benjamin’s effort. After several sleepless nights of wondering both what the victim the would be like and what he was going to do to her, he settled on an elaborate choking technique involving a complex arrangement of ropes that he’d seen on a Japanese porn site. Tony was the first guest to show up on the evening and he put Martin’s nerves to rest by providing two fine 16 year olds. One was a bottle of single malt and the other a semiconscious girl in a school uniform with a cloth bag covering her head and her hands and feet tied together by string. It made Martin’s pulse quicken and he licked his dry, cracked lips in anticipation. Diana showed up next and brought with her a tub of rock cakes that she had baked herself. She air kissed Martin and said she was really looking forward to the evening and just knew he could do it. Benjamin was next and

fright-club.co.uk | 48 looked a little flustered. He said that he and Maria had been out to dinner the previous night and had eaten some slightly undercooked chicken. He’d been sick in the morning but was feeling better now whereas Maria was still ill and in bed. Although she’d sent apologies, Martin was a little sad that she couldn’t be there to see his inaugural kill but was determined it wouldn’t let this ruin the night. As they all poured drinks and toasted one another, Martin took them into his trophy chamber and talked them through a potted history of his career as a murderer, starting with the juvenile souvenirs of his early years – underwear, hairbands, tubes of lipstick – before moving onto his amateur photography and, finally, the skull collection. The skulls – freshly polished that morning – certainly drew some impressed sounding “oohs” and “aahs” and, as they walked back towards the bedroom where Martin’s rope apparatus was set up, he felt a stirring beneath the waist that had been missing for a very long time. The schoolgirl was on the floor,


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fright-club.co.uk | 48 trying to untie herself and escape when they returned. Martin grabbed her – perhaps more forcefully than he usually would, in the name of theatrics – and pushed her onto the bed. He yanked the cloth bag from her head, anxious to see the fear in her eyes, and was about to announce his intentions when he looked down and saw that there, beneath him, in the school uniform was Maria. She’d bitten her lip and there was a small trickle of blood pouring from her mouth but she was laughing. Before Martin had chance to ask any questions, Maria had slipped her hands free of the rope and pulled a knife from inside her school blazer. She pushed it into

Martin’s throat and slit it all the way across, squinting as the blood sprayed into her face from his main artery. Her drenched, red grimace – eyes closed, mouth locked in a malicious joy – was the last thing Martin saw as he collapsed lifeless on top of her, rattling and gurgling like a sick, helpless infant. Benjamin, nearly doubled over with laughter, managed to haul Martin’s twitching, bleeding corpse off of Maria and all four remaining club members chuckled about the mess and applauded one another’s effort. As Tony poured them each another shot of scotch, it was unanimous that Maria’s party had been the best one yet. Perfect 10s all round.

C.J. Lines http://cjlines.com/ His first novel, “Filth Kiss”, was published by Hadesgate Publications in November 2007 and has been described by splatterpunk author Garry Charles as being “horrifically disgusting”. Gorezone Magazine had to “step away from the insanity of the written word”, Rue Morgue Magazine said the writing “absolutely seethes with intense, visceral gore and morbid sexuality”. C.J. currently lives in rural Hertfordshire where he is working on new material.


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fright-club.co.uk | 48 trying to untie herself and escape when they returned. Martin grabbed her – perhaps more forcefully than he usually would, in the name of theatrics – and pushed her onto the bed. He yanked the cloth bag from her head, anxious to see the fear in her eyes, and was about to announce his intentions when he looked down and saw that there, beneath him, in the school uniform was Maria. She’d bitten her lip and there was a small trickle of blood pouring from her mouth but she was laughing. Before Martin had chance to ask any questions, Maria had slipped her hands free of the rope and pulled a knife from inside her school blazer. She pushed it into

Martin’s throat and slit it all the way across, squinting as the blood sprayed into her face from his main artery. Her drenched, red grimace – eyes closed, mouth locked in a malicious joy – was the last thing Martin saw as he collapsed lifeless on top of her, rattling and gurgling like a sick, helpless infant. Benjamin, nearly doubled over with laughter, managed to haul Martin’s twitching, bleeding corpse off of Maria and all four remaining club members chuckled about the mess and applauded one another’s effort. As Tony poured them each another shot of scotch, it was unanimous that Maria’s party had been the best one yet. Perfect 10s all round.

C.J. Lines http://cjlines.com/ His first novel, “Filth Kiss”, was published by Hadesgate Publications in November 2007 and has been described by splatterpunk author Garry Charles as being “horrifically disgusting”. Gorezone Magazine had to “step away from the insanity of the written word”, Rue Morgue Magazine said the writing “absolutely seethes with intense, visceral gore and morbid sexuality”. C.J. currently lives in rural Hertfordshire where he is working on new material.


Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia Fear of the number 666

Carnophobia Fear of meat

Siderodromophobia Fear of trains, railroads or train travel

Fears and ph o bias Parasitophobia Fear of parasites

Hydrophobia Fear of water

Haemophobia Fear of blood


Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia Fear of the number 666

Carnophobia Fear of meat

Siderodromophobia Fear of trains, railroads or train travel

Fears and ph o bias Parasitophobia Fear of parasites

Hydrophobia Fear of water

Haemophobia Fear of blood


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Next ISsue’s Theme:

Look out for the next issue of Fright Club Magazine, out March 2010. In the mean time check out www.fright-club.co.uk for the latest Lionsgate horror news, reviews and competitions.

VamP Ires Send us artwork and articles and get published. Deadline 12/02/10.


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