Who is the REAL Psycho Goreman?

Despite only recently encountering Earth and its cultures, the medium of comics hasn’t been lost on the "Arch-Duke of Nightmares." We speak with Psycho Goreman's caretakers about his new graphic adventures.

Budgets of Blood: How Splatter Propels a World of No-Budget Filmmaking

For every successful foray into Hollywood there’s 100 cash-strapped nightmares making use of ingenuity and offal. The rogue visionaries with a passion for film so strong that no empty pocket could ever prevent them from sharing their goopy artistry.

Art Holes: Boo!

Horror artist Trevor Henderson gives us a peek at the nightmare factory.

Gretchen Felker-Martin’s Gory Little Details

A twist of bone. A tease of flesh. Cannibals and testicles. We sat down with the Manhunt author about survival and sinew. “It’s an unfortunate way to get publicity, but if they’re giving it to me, I’ll take it. And I’ll use it to do all the things they’re so afraid I’ll do.”

Budgets of Blood: How Splatter Propels a World of No-Budget Filmmaking

For every successful foray into Hollywood there’s 100 cash-strapped nightmares making use of ingenuity and offal. The rogue visionaries with a passion for film so strong that no empty pocket could ever prevent them from sharing their goopy artistry.

A Prayer for The Acid Nun

The long, strange trip through grief, horror, shock and sleaze that brought cartoonist Corinne Halbert to her psychosexual, nunsploitation anti-heroine.

The Web Burns: Fighting to Save The Internet Archive

A contentious court battle could define how much control major publishing houses have on our digital landscape and the future of libraries.

The Hall of Horror Zines

Lurking beneath Famous Monsters and Fangoria, a brood of horror zines rose from the ink and grime. Learn the history of Psychotronic Video, Sleazoid Express and the Gore Gazette within... THE HALL OF HORROR ZINES!

Review: Things To Do While Waiting For Your Bodega Sandwich

In Siah Files’ estimation, every bodega should have one of those cats who you pet while pretending to look for snacks. Preferably resting on top of a crate of Monster Energy.

Review: Larange Enters the Corn Void

Amanda Berlind’s sensibilities come through in her illustrations, which seem to pulse on the page and vibrate to a sonic frequency not normally visible to humans.

Review: My Volcano

J. E. Stintzi’s emulates our distracted and desensitized present with a distant narrative voice, a rash of characters and 232 micro-chapters that rapidly switch between storylines.

Review: Anyhow, Anyclub, Anywhere: The Rise & Fall Of Safari Sam’s

A prolonged essay on ultra-niche punk lore and the history of a Huntington, California spot that hosted the likes of Black Flag, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Minutemen, The Meat Puppets and more.

Review: Take The Long Way Home

Jon Claytor’s main conceit is to bleed his unfiltered self onto the page. He bounces between dark suicidal thoughts and folksy vignettes about cute critters he sees on the road, but the flow feels natural.

TOOLKIT: How To Make Your Own Tarot Cards

While tarot may be best known today as a future-telling tool, it is much more than that. Meditation, personal growth and beyond. Follow your ideas to truly make your deck your own. Allow each card to become part of your own personal system of self-discovery.

Review: The Second Substance

While it’s poetic enough and creates a lush mood of grimy eroticism, leveraging Lardeux’s talent for capturing sensory detail, The Second Substance’s experimentalism wrestles with the musk of the overly familiar.

Review: The Squire’s Reunion

Austin MacDonald’s colour choices give the pages of Squire’s Reunion a sense of foreboding. Houghton’s writing complements this. To make a recent reference for fans of swords, it’s as though the petite protagonist of Ranking of Kings popped up in Elden Ring.

Review: The Love Of My Life Doesn’t Use Dating Apps (but maybe they’ll read this zine)

Not only is Cleopatria hilarious, they’re the kind and generous sort of artist who will proofread your bad poetry for you before you commit to screen-printing it.

Review: Rose Riot Volume 1: Pride

Created to challenge beauty standards, Rose Riot is a fashion and activism zine founded in Portland, Oregon that is by and for kids.

Review: No Shelter

Henry Doyle’s No Shelter is a plainspoken and authentic record of the grinding and unacknowledged quotidian battle with day labour, despair and displacement.

Review: Weeding

Geneviève Lebleu explores tense interpersonal relationships between several middle-aged women in a suburban neighborhood through the psychedelic imagery that so defines her lush illustration style.

Review: Cryptic Love: Vampire Edition

K.G. Wehri drums up fear largely in service of amplifying the sexual tension. None of it is gory but at some point, the fangs do come out. These stories yield themes of loneliness, hope, staying the course and the flexibility of time.

Review: New Mythologies

The stories in Kym Cunningham's poems literally grow from women’s bodies. It takes time to connect, to unpack the rearranged speech and to try and find meaning that goes beyond the surface stories.

Review: Remnants

Céline Huyghebaert’s latest work, translated by Aleshia Jensen, explores the gap left by the death of her father. A melange of form informs the process of understanding the author and her father.

Folio: Bridget Moser on the Uncanny and that Skeleton with Hair

Folio asks artists and curators to gather works made with unexpected materials and adapt them for the printed page. In this issue we speak with Bridget Moser about the uncanny, the unsettling, ‘cursed images’ and a hair covered skeleton of her creation that got under people’s skin.

Review: The Closer

You don’t have to be inside baseball to appreciate Jason Smith’s The Closer, a noir potboiler knocking dingers into the highly detailed background.

Review: Tear

Tear creates a superimposition of architectural and mental space characteristic of psychoanalysis, where physical spaces become symbolic of psychological states. A deeply gothic novel somewhere between Henry James and Shirley Jackson.

Review: How To Say Hello

Max Morris' Gary Panter-esque edu-comic should resolve all of your greeting related problems in the post-lockdown world.

Review: Para-Social Butterfly

Designed and executed like a VTuber’s fever dream, Para-Social Butterfly adapts well-worn avant-garde and modernist poetics to stranger-than-fiction internet subcultures to present a surprisingly sympathetic critique of life under the ubiquitous influence of celebrity.

Review: Café 24-hour Loneliness

No need to flag down a server — your bill has arrived. This zine’s six poems come stuffed inside an authentic leather restaurant bill holder. They’re typed on thin strips of paper that mimic receipts, and all end with “CUSTOMER COPY.”

Review: 3 Essays on Late-Career Jack Kirby

Andy Brown, a scholar of Kirby and founder of Conundrum Press, has collected three of his essays regarding Kirby’s work after the 'King of Comic' bitter departure from Marvel.

Review: Houseplants in Horror Films

Paul Cooke's fanzine makes you ask yourself: Did the houseplant witness the horror? Do its descriptive factors foretell the torture in the final act? Or am I creating sinister campfire stories in my own mind?

Review: Pixel Dog’s Purgatory in Hell

Pixel Dog discusses a wide range of topics from capitalism to lo-fi music in a playful and often dark critique. A snarky satire that will resonate with the left-leaning and jaded across generations.

Review: Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century

Kim Fu has an uncanny talent for capturing the subtleties of interpersonal relationships between lovers, between mothers, between perfect strangers in the dark, between ourselves.

Review: The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me a Better Feminist

Kris Rose paints a picture of how renting Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Waxwork brought feminism to their suburban sanctuary.

Review: Video Stores Still Exist!

Lunchmeat VHS' survey of surviving American video stores reveals a hidden purpose behind these defiant movie paradises.

Was The Zodiac Killer A… ZINESTER?!?

A new book theorizes that the infamous Zodiac Killer was determined to spill more ink than blood.

Issue #97