Perzine focused on the horror genre in film, especially zombies. A thoughtful, playful zine that takes its subject seriously enough to feel substantial and well-thought-out, yet off-thecuff enough so it is effortless to read.
In this issue, our ghouls in residence tackle the tough subjects in horror – race, nudity, sexuality, and other topics. I’ll just touch on 2 articles to give you the flavor.
“Race, Revisionism and Voodoo Zombies” - Race in horror is something I’ve thought about, but not in this depth and detail. A thesis is made, arguments are supported with detail and film titles. This really is film crit, not just fans spouting off, but it’s fun and will make you think and add stuff to your Netflix queue. If you are new to horror, be careful, there be spoilers here as the authors have seen it all and are expert in the horror niche.
“Queer Horror” – Horror as a vehicle to dramatize gay exclusion from hetero family and relationships. Gayness in horror is explored with warmth, humor, irony and gore. Dracula and the Bride of Frankenstein are deconstructed and viewed as vehicles to express the homosexual’s alienation from “normal” society. Yep folks, it’s fun lit crit. It DOES exist.