The horror genre had quite the year in 1986. Jason Voorhees climbed out of his coffin, scientist Seth Brundle tinkered with teleportation, two Tobe Hooper films were released in theaters, and Stephen King's directorial debut burned rubber on the big screen. In our new, free issue of DEADLY Magazine, we revisit some of the genre's most memorable movies from that magical mid-’80s year with the people that helped make them. Welcome to the 30-year reunion for the Class of 1986.

Within the pages of this DEADLY Magazine issue, you'll find retrospectives and interviews that shine spotlights on some of the most celebrated, and in some cases, underrated, films from 1986.

Scott Weinberg's interview with Barbara Crampton offers an intriguing look at the making of Stuart Gordon's other H.P. Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond. Scott Drebit enrolls at Slaughter High to give his grade on the school-set slasher. Joseph Maddrey sits behind the wheel for a tour of Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive, and Patrick Bromley examines Tobe Hooper's Invaders From Mars remake and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, which both hit the big screen in ’86.

Heather Wixson celebrates the 30th anniversary of David Cronenberg's The Fly with special effects guru Chris Walas, who helped create the haunting look of the Brundlefly. Derek Anderson chats with Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives writer/director Tom McLoughlin, who reflects on bringing Jason back to life, and Kalyn Corrigan takes a thoughtful look at Will Graham's empathy for a killer in Manhunter. Before the issue ends, Heather invites readers back to the After Dark nightclub in her Vamp retrospective, featuring interviews with the cast and crew of the cult horror comedy.

In addition to our new issue of DEADLY Magazine, the celebration of 1986 continues next week on Daily Dead with a new special feature every day, so keep an eye out for content around the corner!

This issue of DEADLY Magazine is available to read in its entirety for free. Below, we've included links to read and download our latest issue. Enjoy!

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