Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Zine Scene: Before there were blogs

Sometimes I think the only reason Paul and I started Temple of Schlock was so we could get lots of cool things sent to us in the mail. It seemed like every week someone was starting a fanzine and contacting us to trade with them for a plug in our monthly "Zine Scene" column. Here's a list of fondly remembered 'zines (and their editors!) from the "good old days" before Internet, cell phones, iPods and MySpace. Some of these 'zines were around long before the Temple opened, others appeared after we closed up shop -- a few are still around! -- but the majority were being published during the Temple's lifespan.

BITS AND PIECES – Nathan Miner
BLOOD TIMES – Louis Paul
CHICAGO SHIVERS – Ron Carlson
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT – Derek Jensen
CITY MORGUE – Arpad Jasko
CONFESSIONS OF A TRASH FIEND – Richard Green
CRITICAL CONDITION – Fred Adelman
DAMN-FINO – John W. Donaldson
DEMONIQUE – Barry Kaufman
DRACULINA – Hugh Gallagher
DREADFUL PLEASURES – Mike Accomando
ECCO – Charles Kilgore
EUROPEAN TRASH CINEMA – Craig Ledbetter
EXPLOITATION RETROSPECT – Dan Taylor & Lou Goncey
FEAR OF DARKNESS – Tim Mayer
FESTERING BRAINSORE – David R. Williams
FILM EXPERIENCE – Randy Johnston
THE GORE GAZETTE – Rick Sullivan
THE GOREFEST – Rod Sims
GRIND – Richard Green
GRINDHOUSE – J. Adler & Rat
GRINDHOUSE (renamed THE GRINDHOUSE JOURNAL) – Vincent Basilicato
HI-TECH TERROR – Craig Ledbetter
IT'S ONLY A MOVIE – Michael Flores
KILLBABY – Steve Fentone
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS – Richard Klemensen
MAGICK THEATER – Raymond Young
MIDNIGHT MARQUEE – Gary Svehla
MONSTER – Timothy Paxton
NAKED! SCREAMING! TERROR! – Tom Weisser & Timothy Paxton
PSYCHO VIDEO – Gary Lesley
PSYCHOTRONIC VIDEO – Michael Weldon
RAVE SENSATION! – Dan Snoke
SCAREAPHANALIA – Michael Gingold
SHEER FILTH – David Flint
SHOCK CINEMA – Steve Puchalski
SHOCK EXPRESS – Stefan Jaworzyn
THE SHOCK REVIEW – Tom Stockman
SLEAZOID EXPRESS – Bill Landis
SLIMETIME – Steve Puchalski
SOME LIKE IT CHILLED – Dennis Fischer
SPAGHETTI CINEMA – Bill Connolly
THE SPLATTER TIMES – Donald Farmer
SPROCKETS – Martin Klug
STICKY CARPET DIGEST – Thomas Deja
STINK – Nick the Yak
SUBHUMAN – Cecil Doyle
A TASTE OF BILE – Keith Brewer
THE TERRORNAUTS – Dennis Fischer
THEY WON'T STAY DEAD – Brian Johnson
TRASH COMPACTOR – Hal Kelly
TRASHOLA – Jim Morton
VIDEO CONFIDENTIAL – Carl Morano
VIDEO DRIVE-IN – Herb Schrader
VIDEO VOICE – Timothy Paxton
VIDEOOZE – Bob Sargent
VIDIOT – Flint Mitchell
VIOLENT LEISURE – Ant Timpson
WE ARE THE WEIRD - Joe Bob Briggs
WEIRD CITY – Dave Szurek
WEIRDNESS BEFORE MIDNIGHT – Dave Szurek
WESTERNS ALL'ITALIANA – Tim Ferrante & Tom Betts
WET PAINT – Jeff Smith
ZONTAR – Jan Johnson & Brian Curran




5 comments:

Tim Mayer said...

Wow..talk about a trip down memory lane. I can almost smell the electro-stenciling machine burning out a master.

City Morgue said...

wow, what a weird trip. This is Arpad Jasko of City Morgue. Who would've thunk I would be remembered 23 years later! Thanks for the shoutout!

Nick Cato said...
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Nick Cato said...

Hey---this is a real trip down memory lane is right! Nick the Yak here from STINK---thanks for the mention. I really miss all these old zines.

Fidge Dextro said...

Thanks for the mention. Loved your zine as well, one of my faves. Regrettably, all the original drafts are long gone and I don't have a single copy of any issue. Just a memory. http://www.moviemags.com/showall6.php?title=GRINDHOUSE (VINCE BASILICATO)&etos=%&month=%&special=%