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LATITUDE ZERO’s Linda Haynes Interviewed
Actress Recounts Working on Toho Fantasy Epic in Latest Shock Cinema Magazine
Source: Shock Cinema magazine
Official site: shockcinemamagazine.com
Shock Cinema #36 recently rolled off the presses, featuring a lengthy interview by Steve Ryfle with actress Linda Haynes, one of the stars of Toho’s LATITUDE ZERO (1969). Haynes was a neophyte actress when producer Don Sharpe whisked her away from Hollywood to Japan, where she spent several months filming alongside big-screen legend Joseph Cotten and co-stars Patricia Medina, Richard Jaeckel, Cesar Romero, Akira Takarada, and others in the troubled U.S.-Japanese co-production about a war between undersea kingdoms. The interview covers the breadth of Haynes’ career—which also included the blaxploitation classic COFFY (1973) with Pam Grier, the Paul Newman neo-noir THE DROWNING POOL (1975), and the revenge exploitationer ROLLING THUNDER (1977), in which she co-starred as William Devane’s girlfriend—but much of it is devoted to her LATITUDE ZERO adventure.
Shock Cinema magazine is an essential guide for any fan of bizarre films and videos, and each issue has numerous movie reviews, interviews and original poster art. It covers everything from “cult movies and art house oddities to old-fashioned grindhouse swill and underground obscurities.” The new issue is available at major bookstores across the United States, or it can be ordered directly from shockcinemamagazine.com.
Read on for more information and to see a selection of rare LATITUDE ZERO photos courtesy of Linda Haynes.