Digital Edition on the iPad

Digital Edition on the iPad


Video Watchdog Magazine

Video Watchdog Magazine has held true to its description as "The Perfectionist's Guide to Fantastic Video" since its first issue appeared on newsstands in June of 1990. It started out as a column written by critic Tim Lucas for three other magazines — Video Times, Overview and Gorezone — before becoming a publication in its own right. It was in these columns that Tim "pretty much invented video reviewing as a genre distinct from movie reviewing," according to New York Times critic Dave Kehr.

The magazine was conceived by Tim's wife Donna, then a computer software specialist and instructor with a background in graphic design. Though Video Watchdog is most identified with Tim's eye for alternative versions, missing scenes and other movie minutiae, Donna wears every corporate hat that he doesn't. Every one of its 175 issues, two Signature Editions and two Special Editions, and Tim's acclaimed mammoth biography Mario Bava — All the Colors of the Dark has been designed, published and shipped by Donna out of their Cincinnati home.

Each glossy, 80-page issue of Video Watchdog boasts articles and reviews written by the field's most noted critics, authors, thinkers and educators. In its nearly quarter-century history, Video Watchdog has won the acclaim of such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, and Quentin Tarantino, as well as those other distinguished gentlemen featured in our video above. It has also become the most awarded publishing imprint of its kind, recognized with the International Horror Guild Award, the Independent Book Publishers Award, the Saturn Award for Special Achievement, and a record-number 15 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award wins, including Tim and Donna's 2010 induction into the Monster Kid Hall of Fame.

This is the legacy we are making digitally available to everyone.

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