I never actually read “Gorezone” when I was a kid. Heck, I never read “Fangoria” until I was a teenager. But after apparent demand by fans for many years, “Gorezone” was brought back after being cancelled after twenty seven issues. “Gorezone” is a less mainstream and more blood soaked sub-magazine for Fangoria that takes more risks, even if it’s definitely slimmer on the read. Right now the editor’s letter admits the newly revived magazine is in its testing stages and may continue adding sections, or stripping them from every issue. Right now, it’s a fun and unique magazine with interesting features.
Tom Savini gets his own column entitled “Tom Savini’s Make Up EFX Lab,” about his work in film. The first of which involves his illusion of making Kevin Bacon look like he was stabbed through the throat in “Friday the 13th.” There’s also a large interview with actor Ian McCulloch, who discusses his career in Italian horror, as well as working with Lucio Fulci in the zombie splatter film “Zombi 2.” The retrospective “Pieces of a Bloodbath” sets down on the late Juan Piquer Simon and his slasher masterpiece “Pieces,” one of silliest horror films ever made that I can’t recommend enough.
There’s also a touching dedication to late contributor Chas. Balun, discussing his legacy as a horror writer, and his influence on contemporary horror filmmakers. “Still Linnea” re-visits the scream queen Linnea Quigley in a six page nude spread of the actress, as well as an extensive interview with her and her experiences working in horror today with indie directors, and how it’s different from working in the eighties. There’s a preview in to Tim Ritter’s latest horror opus, as well as an interview with Walter Reuther aka Scarlet Fry who talks about his upcoming horror anthology “Death by VHS.”
Along with the fictional short story for the magazine entitled “Art is the Devil,” there’s the Gorezone Hall of Fame devoted to The Incredible Melting Man who received a Blu-Ray special treatment by Scream Factory this year. As a subscriber to Fangoria, it’s a treat to also subscribe to the Fangoria sub-magazine that promises a lot of interesting and daring articles and interviews. Any magazine with a spread of Linnea Quigley has its head in the right place, after all.