The Trash Compactor Vol. 1 No. 2, 1988

Coming out of Toronto, Canada, Trash Compactor rightly billed itself as ‘The Magazine of Our Disposable Culture” with each issue having a specific theme, giving it a more curated appeal even though many of the films covered may already have been known or familiar to their readers. Volume 2 Number 1 is the earliest issue…

It’s Only A Movie No. 4, 1986

It’s Only A Movie was published by Michael Flores out of Chicago. The zine is as simple as it gets. Double-sided corner stapled xeroxed pages. Like all horror fanzines, this is a passionate effort, but the issues I have are much used to promote something called the Psychotronic Film Society, a film appreciation club in…

Videooze No. 1, Fall 1990

When I first came across Videooze, it became an instant favorite. Published by Bob Sargent out of Alexandria, Virginia, the zine set itself apart with its clean, professional layout and design which was done on a Mac with QuarkXpress, something almost unheard of when most publishers were cutting out type and photos and pasting them…

Slimetime #16, 1988

Not counting Psychotronic Magazine, Slimetime was my first introduction to the world of film fanzines. Published by Steve Puchalski out of Syracuse, New York, the single-stapled zine with its distinctive green cover and well-written reviews made a lasting impression. Slimetime #16 runs ten pages and includes reviews for Herschell Gordon Lewis’ She-Devils On Wheels, Stuart…