Film Stories issue 46 on sale now: over 60% bigger, now the UK’s biggest film magazine!

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A few words on the latest edition of Film Stories magazine – issue 46 – which is now a massive 168 pages. It’s like the chunky movie mags of yesteryear.

You don’t have to go back too far in history to a point when film magazines – heck, all magazines – were chunky, landed with a thud on the table, and were printed on nice paper too. It’s long being our dream to take our print magazine – Film Stories – the same way. And at a point when the magazine industry is under real pressure, and when independents are struggling too, we’ve, er, gone a bit mad.

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Introducing, then, issue 46 of Film Stories. It’s over 60 percent bigger than our biggest ever issue. It’s 168 pages crammed with lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of film writing. And we’re really proud of it. We hope you’re going to like it, and we hope you might consider supporting it. Sold primarily via mail order, and popping up in a few WHSmiths stores around the country too, here’s the cover of the new issue…

Film Stories cover

But that cover tells but a small part of the story. Inside? There’s this little lot…

  • Foe – A hugely ambitious science fiction film from the director of Lion, and Garth Davis tells us the story of how he managed to get it made.
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon shot by shot – A look into the beautiful cinematography of Martin Scorsese’s latest, with the cinematographer himself.
  • Sumotherhood – Adam Deacon and Jazzie Zonzolo on making a legacy sequel.
  • The Old Oak – Writer Paul Laverty on his last collaboration with Ken Loach.
  • Movie Cars – How do film productions get their vehicular needs met? We’ve been looking into it.
  • The Secret Movie Publicist – Who are they? We won’t tell, but blimey do they have some stories.
  • Craig Fairbrass – On the Footsoldier films and the changing gangster genre.
  • The Lesson – Director Alice Troughton on her feature debut.
  • Shorts – An important stepping stone, and an art form in their own right.
  • The Day After – The legacy of 1983’s nuclear holocaust movie.
  • 1999 – Did this year in film predict a dystopian future?
  • LXG at 20 – Is The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen underrated?
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – How Henry Selick’s film became a billion dollar business for Disney.
  • Underrated: Sean Connery – We pick out the actor’s most underappreciated roles.
  • West Cork Film Studios – The inside scoop on a brand new Irish film studio.
  • Brand new horror section with Scott Weinberg – Horror expert Scott Weinberg gives us a look into the best horror films that are out this autumn – some of which you can already watch.
  • Brand new film music section with Charlie Brigden – Expand your knowledge on the art of film scores
  • New expanded physical media section – The Raygun’s Tim Murray pens our biggest ever physical media section – including the story of the original The Exorcist DVD release.
  • For the watchlist – The best spooky films for family-friendly viewing
  • Podcasting – Our column on podcasting, and in this issue we cover the importance of ratings and reviews.
  • Streaming – The best films available on streaming services.
  • Reviews – We give some stars to films.
  • Simon Hickson – Chats about double bills and portmanteaus.
  • The Big Quiz! – An all-new quiz section, featuring 50 questions to test your film knowledge.
  • Puzzles – you didn’t think we got all serious about the quiz, did you? Nope, still plenty of picture-based puzzles in this magazine!
  • Slaughter Allie – Interviews with the cast and crew of a new horror short.
  • Film Fashion – How one of cinema’s most interesting costumes came to be.
  • The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – We interview director Hope Dickson Leach about her new adaptation.
  • The Science Bit – Our technical column looks at the technicalities behind Technicolor.
  • Upcoming British films – What we can expect in 2024 and beyond.
  • News interviews – Chatting to upcoming and established talent about their interesting new films.
  • Film Books – The best books about films and filmmakers that are coming out this autumn.


That’s not even all of it. There’s tons in there. Tons!

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