Issue 67 of MyM magazine is out now, featuring The Frankenstein Chronicles, Kane Hodder, Guillermo del Toro and Thor Ragnarok!
Hope we didn’t scare you too much! But there’s a distinctly spooky feel to this issue of MyM that lets us know Halloween must be just around the corner. Anime fans get a double-hit of horrific shows to watch, as we first highlight the best – or should that be worst? – content on streaming sites (see page 47), before digging even deeper into the creatures that drive Japan’s obsession with death and gore (page 60).
It might not surprise you to learn that Sean Bean has come over a bit dead, given the rate his characters bite the dust. But season two of The Frankenstein Chronicles (page 20) appears to have solved that issue by stitching the unlucky fella back together. Still, our trip to Belfast to visit the set and meet the cast and crew of this ITV Encore drama was enough to give our reporter a good scare. Although it’s certainly not the only TV show to feature shocks, as our countdown of the best anthology shows (page 32) reveals.
Fans of creature features will already be well aware of the work of Guillermo del Toro (page 68), thanks to chilling tales such as Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. We dig into what makes this arch geek such a great storyteller in our extensive guide to his work, ahead of his next monster flick The Shape Of Water.
And if you didn’t think it took bravery to bring you each issue of MyM, pity the poor reporter who had to interview the man mountain known for playing serial killers Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley (page 82). We’ve sent the pieces of him that were returned to us back to his family with a note saying, “Sorry!” Who’d be a journalist, eh?
Matt Chapman, Editor-in-chief
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ISSUE 67 FULL CONTENTS
THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES
Sean Bean is dead. Again. Except this time it’s not as much of a hindrance. MyM visited him on the Belfast set of season two of The Frankenstein Chronicles to enjoy this new lease of life.
His hammer smashed, his life in tatters, banished to a far-flung realm. This may be the God of Thunder’s third movie outing, but it’s also a new beginning according to the director, star and cast.
Vampires, werewolves, zombies and ghosts… MyM chains creature features to create a guide to anime’s monstrous menagerie.
TOP 10 ANTHOLOGY TV SHOWS
Brian J Robb digs into the long history of fantasy, science fiction and horror anthology TV shows. How do their modern counterparts stack up?
BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO GUILLERMO DEL TORO
With a back catalogue of truly diverse movies under his belt, we reveal the dark delights of one of the most original voices working in Hollywood today.
The master of animation on his two new movies: Lu Over the Wall and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.
Including the highlights from MCM Scotland and a trip to London’s Japan Matsuri event.
COSPLAY & FASHION
Katharine Byrne chats with Tiny Tigress about cosplaying popular Pokémon Charizard, Emily Valentine talks with Maki and Asuka from famed J-fashion brand Angelic Pretty and our poster pages unite Logan, Kizuna Ai, Soldier: 76 and a surprisingly sexy Freddy Krueger.
From big swinging ’bots to lycanthropes in Lycra, Dave Axbey assembles a cup-winning squad of sports games with a sci-fi or fantasy twist.
MY MUSIC: GS 1.0
Band member Tre on the chip tune band born from a mutual love of games and anime.
COMIC & MANGA REVIEWS
Andy Shaw checks out Frank Miller’s latest Dark Knight sequel, Dan Abnett’s sophisticated space station saga, a short story about a mysterious magician and some not-so-scary Halloween tales. Meanwhile, Ian Wolf finds himself in the company of death gods, love-struck schoolgirls and a genderflipped Doctor Faust.
VIDEO GAME PREVIEWS
Alongside two gaming goliaths coming this month – The Evil Within 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origins – we scour EGX to pick out some of the best indie hits from the show, including Yoku’s Island Express, Huntdown, Strange Brigade and Q.U.B.E. 2. We also get hands-on with the expanding Switch library with ports of Rime and Vostok Inc.
This month’s Halloween theme continues with a look at some suitably spooky streaming shows, while our reviewers sink their teeth into a host of new titles, from Ushio and Tora, Genius Party and jaw-dropping fan service-fest Monster Musume to Norn9, Castle Town Dandelion and a feature-length Beyond the Boundary double bill.
FILM & TV REVIEWS
This month’s movie haul includes animated fare Lu Over the Wall and Mary and the Witch’s Flower, sequels Blade Runner 2049 and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Prisoner 50th anniversary doc In My Mind and real-life exorcisms in Deliver Us (Liberami).
Including Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary merch and Kuretake’s Manga Starter Set for budding artists.
MY MEDIA: KANE HODDER
The horror star’s secret clown fetish!