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Xeroxferox (paperback)
The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine

Author: John Szpunar
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Format: Paperback
Size: 198 x 129mm
Page Count: 800
ISBN-13: 978-1-909394-10-0
Weight (g): 0
Genre: FilmTV

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This is the paperback edition of Xeroxferox. Use the link in the sidebar for the exclusive NO ISBN special hardback edition.

Xeroxferox is the first book to cover the horror film fanzines and the culture they spawned.

From Famous Monsters of Filmland to Fangoria… and everything in between, XEROXFEROX is much more than a book about monster magazines. It is the first book of its kind to examine the home-grown DIY fanzines that dared to dig deeper than the slick and shiny newsstand mags ever would... or indeed even could.

The titles were as lurid as the films that they covered. Gore Gazette. Deep Red. Sleazoid Express. Before message boards, before blogs, before the Internet itself, the fanzine reigned as the chief source of news and information for horror fans worldwide. Often printed on the cheap and sold for the price of postage, madcap mags like Slimetime, The Splatter Times, Shock Xpress, and Subhuman traveled the globe, creating a thriving network of fans and professionals alike.

XEROXFEROX traces the rise of the horror film fanzine, from the Famous Monster-starved kids of the 1960s to the splatter-crazed gorehounds of the Fangoria generation. Featuring in-depth interviews with fifty writers, editors, and industry pros, XEROXFEROX is the final word on an era that changed the world of fandom forever…

XEROXFEROX is the first title to cover the horror film fanzine phenomenon and culture in encyclopedic depth. The book also contains lengthy chapters that deal with the New York zine scene and the hub of its grindhouse activity, Times Square. In many ways, the book works as time capsule of that era—writers and filmmakers including Jimmy McDonough, Bill Landis, Mike McPadden, Steve Puchalski, Roy Frumkes, and Buddy Giovinazzo share their memories of the movie houses of Forty Second Street—and the dangers that were encountered while visiting them. Not limited to New York City, XEROXFEROX also concentrates on the drive-in theaters of the south. Other topics discussed include commercial Super-8 horror films of the 1960s and 1970s, the home video revolution of the 1980s, regional exploitation films, low budget filmmaking, and of course, self publishing, networking, and distribution.

800 pages, fully illustrated throughout.

Cover artwork by STEPHEN R. BISSETTE



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Interviews in XEROXFEROX

  1. Steve Bissette: There and back again
  2. Bhob Stewart: of Fandom and Frankenstein…
  3. Gary Svehla: Gore Creature!
  4. David Szurek: The Szurek Zone
  5. Richard Klemensen: Little Shoppe of Horrors (by David Kerekes)
  6. Uncle Bob Martin: Enter Fangoria
  7. Bill Landis & Michelle Clifford: Watch your Wallets
  8. and stay out of the bathroom! (by Jan Bruun)
  9. Jimmy McDonough: All Aboard the Night Train!
  10. David Szulkin: Szulkin Sez…
  11. Jim Morton: Incredibly Strange Culture
  12. Tim Mayer: Fear of Darkness (by Chris Poggiali)
  13. Richard Green: Confessions of a Trash Fiend
  14. Donald Farmer: The Splatter Times
  15. Tim Ferrante: Drive-In Madness
  16. Chas. Balun: A Deeper Shade of Red
  17. Tom Skulan: The FantaCo Man
  18. Graham Rae: Trans-atlantic Terror Tales
  19. Dennis Daniel: “Here’s blood in your eye!”
  20. Kris Gilpin: Shit Flick Serenade!
  21. Greg Goodsell: Fanzine Babylon
  22. Cecil Doyle: Subhuman!
  23. Nick Cato: The Yak Talks Back!
  24. Jim Whiting: Slaughterhouse
  25. Tim Paxton: Monster International!
  26. Ant Timpson: Violent Leisure!
  27. Michael Helms: Fatal Visions
  28. David Nolte: Crimson Celluloid
  29. Michael Gingold: Scareaphanalia!
  30. Stefan Jaworzyn: Theme from Shock Xpress (by David Kerekes)
  31. Nigel Burrell: Midnight Musings
  32. Steve Green: Fanzine Focus (by David Kerekes)
  33. Nathan Miner: Bits n Pieces (by Chris Poggiali)
  34. Keith Crocker: Exploitation Journal
  35. Shane M Dallmann: Hand it to Remo!
  36. Tim Lucas: The Watchdog Barks!
  37. Chris Poggiali: Temple of Schlock
  38. Steve Puchalski: Slimetime
  39. Charles Kilgore: The Ecco Chamber
  40. Mike McPadden: All’s Swell in Happyland
  41. Shawn “Smith” Lewis: Devil Dolls and Blackest Hearts!
  42. Andy Copp: Neon Madness
  43. Scott Gabbey & Art Ettinger: Ultra Violent!
  44. Robin Bougie: Cinema Sewer
  45. Dave Kosanke: Liquid Cheese
  46. Jim VanBebber: Monster Kid, second generation
  47. Roy Frumkes: Frumkes on Fanzines
  48. Buddy Giovinazzo: A Few Words from Buddy G…
This is the paperback edition of Xeroxferox. Use the link in the sidebar for the exclusive NO ISBN special hardback edition.


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