The Evening Write: VINYAN, Fangoria, RE5 and Moon Eating Planets.

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I’m thriftly acquiring a page from Drew McWeeny (he’ll always be Moriarty to me) and his Daily Read.  I make no promise that it’ll be a daily occurrence until I move to Austin and have much, much more time on my hands.  I also would not count on the content being horror exclusive nor all that well composed, this is supposed to be a blog after all.  I’ll do my best to stick to topics that are hopefully of interest to people who are, well, not me.

I didn’t grow up with Fango.  I didn’t even get into horror until I was 18, so I’ve only been buying the magazine for 5 or so years but man do I hate the new cover template:

Vince Liguano of Slasher Speak pointed it out when the change first occurred, but it wasn’t until the April issue arrived in the mail that I realized how much I missed the ‘ole film strip column.  Maybe its because the cover photo for LAID TO REST looks like DONNIE DARKO cosplay gone wrong, I don’t know.  All I do know is that it no longer carries the oddly regal weight it used to.  I hope they go back.

Despite almost all of the content being antiquated once it hits shelves thanks to the internet (whoever has to compile the Fear Film Forecast must loathe studio marketing departments), I still look forward to the magazine every thirty days or so.  I’ll pick my way through the articles at random, but I always immediately read editor Anthony Timpone’s issue introduction before jumping straight to the Video Eye of Dr. Cyclops.  I’ve been hearing decent things about DEAD IN 3 DAYS, so I was surprised to see the Doc give it one meager star.  I’m bumping it to the top of the queue to see what the hubbub is all about.

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