Bathos - The first 5 issues

 

As earlier mentioned, BATHOS was only intended as a way of entertaining myself in my summer holidays, and hopefully a few others. I seem to have succeeded, and consequently there are now five issues (in fact, I’m sure the reason so many nice people bought my magazine, has nothing to do with the fact that my previous effort in the fanzine department now appears in book-sellers’ catalogues at the handsome price of DKR 1.500,-).

My sole purpose with this rather pitiful rag has been to call the reader’s attention to some of the odder offerings of the film medium. Also, instead of focusing unduly on one period, I have tried to be a bit more circumspect, with the result than no less than ten decades are represented in the roughly one hundred reviews.

1915 THE CHEAT V 40

1920 DER GOLEM: WIE ER IN DIE WELT KAM V 12
1923 PARIS QUI DORT V 42
1928 QUEEN KELLY IV 40

1932 THE MONSTER WALKS IV 24
1934 THE CLAIRVOYANT V 18
1934 MANIAC IV 15
1935 ONE FRIGHTENED NIGHT V 3
1935 THE RAVEN III 4
1938 SEX MADNESS III 57

1940 AFTER MEIN KAMPF IV 28
1941 THE BLOOD OF JESUS V 14
1942 CAT PEOPLE I 60
1945 THE GREAT FLAMARION V 27
1945 ISLE OF THE DEAD II 15
1946 SHOCK IV 20
1947 FEAR IN THE NIGHT IV 30
1947 SCARED TO DEATH IV 22
1948 THE SCAR V 28
1949 THE BLACK BOOK V 6
1949 PORTRAIT OF JENNIE II 24
1949 THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER II 38

1952 OLD MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE IV 42
1952 ROAD TO BALI IV 49
1953 THE MESA OF LOST WOMEN III 52
1953 PHANTOM FROM SPACE V 29
1955 THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER V 38
1955 OKLAHOMA! III 14
1956 THE GREAT QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL IV 34
1956 INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN III 54
1956 MOBY DICK II 46
1957 THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS III 23
1957 THE STORY OF MANKIND IV 4
1958 MONSTER FROM GREEN HELL III 16
1958 SCREAMING MIMI V 32
1958 SOUTH PACIFIC III 27
1958 THE TROLLENBERG TERROR III 48
1959 DEMONS OF THE SWAMP III 3
1959 THE 4D MAN I 24
1959 HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM V 9
1959 THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL I 25

1960 THE WASP WOMAN IV 12
1961 HOMICIDAL IV 32
1961 VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA IV 52
1963 BLOOD FEAST III 31
1963 DEMENTIA 13 V 60
1963 THE GORGON IV 18
1964 LA DANZA MACABRA II 14
1964 FAIL SAFE II 16
1964 FLESH EATERS III 12
1964 THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH V 58
1966 THE REPTILE IV 3
1966 ZONTAR – THE THING FROM VENUS IV 9
1967 JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF TIME IV 51
1968 KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA III 10
1968 LA PRISONIERE IV 14
1968 THE WITCHFINDER GENERAL I 31

1970 L’UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO IV 46
1971 BLIND TERROR V 4
1971 DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE II 22
1971 L’OCCHIO NEL LABIRINTO II 19
1971 QUATTRO MOSCHE DI VELLUTO GRIGIO V 11
1971 TEN RILLINGTON PLACE II 40
1972 ASYLUM IV 26
1972 DEATH LINE II 37
1972 LISA E IL DIAVOLO I 32
1972 SISTERS II 20
1973 THE CHILL FACTOR I 27
1973 THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN IV 50
1973 GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT III 50
1973 IT’S ALIVE II 34
1974 COUNTESS DRACULA III 6
1974 NO PROFANAR EL SUENO DE LOS MUERTOS I 23
1974 THE STEPFORD WIVES IV 62
1975 PROFONDO ROSSO I 33
1976 LA CASA DALLE FINESTRE CHE RIDONO III 5
1976 EMBRYO II 13
1976 GOD TOLD ME TO III 56
1976 THE MESSAGE V 8
1976 SQUIRM II 18
1977 BLUE SUNSHINE II 36
1978 PATRICK I 56
1979 THE AMITYVILLE HORROR IV 57
1979 PROPHECY V 23
1979 WHEN A STRANGER CALLS IV 44

1980 THE AWAKENING I 44
1980 FUKKATSU NO HI I 46
1981 THE CHOSEN II 42
1981 POSSESSION I 26
1981 WOLFEN III 22
1982 ANDROID III 8
1982 Q – THE WINGED SERPENT III 9
1983 LA CASA CON LA SCALA NEL BUIO IV 60
1983 CUJO V 55
1985 BLOOD SIMPLE I 45
1985 EXPLORERS IV 48
1986 HOUSE I 58
1986 THE OUTING I 47
1987 ANGUSTIA V 56
1989 SANTA SANGRE III 19

1990 COMMUNION II 44
1990 HARDWARE IV 31
1991 LA CHIESA V 16
1994 FUN V 20
1995 BLOOD SLAVES OF THE VAMPIRE WOLF III 36

2002 DISAPPEARANCE V 30
2002 VAMPIRE QUEEN IV 25

Of course, such a selection is rather haphazard, and so I have endeavoured to fill in the blacks with articles, also covering related media like comics and pornography.

ALGOLAGNIA IN THE FILM EXPERIENCE I 9
THE CASTLE II 9
COMICS V 47
EROTIC ART I 35
THE HORROR FILM I 3
JESUS FRANCO II 29
LAUREL AND HARDY I 39
ONE STEP BEYOND III 44
ONE STEP BEYOND II IV 54
ONE STEP BEYOND III V 44
PORNOGRAPHY I 14
STAY STUPID! V 34
TEX AVERY I 48
THE SCIENCE FICTION FILM II 3
THE SUPERNATURAL II 26
THE 25 GREATEST HORROR AND SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME III 58
THE VAMPIRE FILM I 28
VIRGIN SACRIFICE IN THE MOVIES III 37
W. C. FIELDS IV 36
WHAT IS KING KONG DOING WITH FAY WRAY? II 47
WHAT’S WRONG WITH POPULAR ART I 53
THE X-FILES II 55

I sincerely hope that the Reader has had as much fun reading this stuff as I have had writing it. I hope to see you all in the November issue!