Cannibal Culture

The roots of zine culture lie in part among horror movie fan-zines of the middle part of this century. It’s nice to see Kier-La continue the tradition with this new publication. However, aside from some mondo-movie reviews, the content strays from its purported focus. Sure, there is an interview with director Paul Miller, but he doesn’t seem to have actually finished making a film. And the editor contributes an essay arguing that the objectification and victimization of women in horror flicks is in truth idolization, but aren’t idols simply objectified ideals? I guess the spotlight on a new Heavy Metal record store in Vancouver is tangentially related to horror (Death Metal and Faces of Death are kissing cousins). And I certainly was horrified by the one day adult-diaper diary. I pray I never become incontinent. Finally, the poetry and fiction nonsense gets overshadowed by a nice appreciation of obscure actress Amy Steel. Enter if you dare. (TD)

zine, #1, 32 pages / main creator: Kier-La Janisse / $2 / c/o Black Dog Video, 3348 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 2W5

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