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New SCARS Magazine Out Now


November 28th, 2012

Winter 2012-2013

You can now purchase and read the latest issue of SCARS: our big 80s issue. The magazine is available on Magcloud. If this isn’t your first SCARS purchase then you already know what an excellent quality zine Magcloud produces.

First off, we’d like to mention our Billy Idol-inspired cover, which comes to us from Jason Edmiston’s Monsters of Rock series. The issue features an interview with Jason about his work, about the 80s, and includes more awesome prints from the series — as well as Jason’s works-in-progress versions of his art.

Click here to see what else is in the issue and how you can purchase. SCARS is available in print or digital versions (includes iPad, PDF, and webviewer version).

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Giving Thanks to Horror: Zombies


November 23rd, 2012

Zombie BestiesThanksgiving Day may be over, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. Rounding off our week of Giving Thanks to Horror, Claire shares her story of how zombies saved her from teenage malaise — and brought her closer to her best friend.

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Giving Thanks To The Genre We Love


November 22nd, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!What am I thankful for in horror?

Hmm. There was no way to narrow it down. I have been in love with Horror since I was 6 years old, and first saw Creature Double Feature on channel 56 in Boston.  I have also been very much in HATE with horror throughout the years.  But no matter how many times we part ways, we always end up back together in a darkened room. And I know that this list will have some people shaking their heads with confusion, but here are the top few things I am thankful for when it comes to Horror.  Read more »

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Giving Thanks to Horror: The Time I Worked at Troma


November 21st, 2012

Lloyd KaufmanThis holiday season, we’re giving thanks at SCARS to the things in horror that shaped us as fans and people. Today, Gray shares his journey of going from a paperboy in a Boston suburb to a citizen of Tromaville.

I Am Thankful For: My time spent working for Troma Entertainment.

Let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Hop in my Imaginatrix, back to the year 2007! Imagine it, everyone: Sean Kingston was charming us all with his smooth, autotuned vocals and cheerful approach to childhood obesity; Juno was giving us our 4th taste of Michael Cera’s complete guilelessness that year… and a young Gray Bouchard was living in his parents’ basement, delivering papers from the hours between 3 am and 6 am, and grinding through Netflix like it was a contact sport. Read more »

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Giving Thanks: The Sexyfaces of Horror


November 20th, 2012

Chris Sarandon in "Fright Night"For the week of Thanksgiving, we’re paying tribute to the movies or moments that have meant something to us in our personal lives. In our second day of giving thanks to the genre, we’re turning it over to Katherine — who knows she shouldn’t be ogling creeps, but just can’t help herself.

The horror genre can be a lot of things – Disturbing.  Frightening.  Immoral.  But, sexy? That’s usually not an adjective that comes to mind.  I’m thankful that I’m one of the few that sees and appreciates the sex factor that comes through in certain films and I’m even more thankful to have a long time best friend that shares in my sometimes twisted, but always amazing, point of view. Read more »

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Giving Thanks to Horror: “The Brain”


November 19th, 2012

The Brain (1988)This week, we’re giving thanks to the horror movies and personalities that have transformed us into the fans we are today. Not just our “favorites,” but the ones that have leaked into our life in some other way. Maybe it’s how we realized who was the type of friend that would actually be down for nights spent in horror movie marathons, or who would be willing to cross borders just to see a movie location. For John Campopiano (Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary filmmaker), the 1988 movie The Brain represents both those things. Here’s his story. Read more »

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Win Two Zombie Audiobooks by Horror Author Wayne Simmons


November 14th, 2012

Flu series by Wayne SimmonsTo mark the fall 2012 release of Wayne Simmons Flu series in the U.S., we are giving away the first two books (Flu and Fever) in audiobook format, courtesy of Tantor Audio. Each audiobook comes in a CD format, MP3 encoded for easy upload to your iPod or MP3 player. What’s better to listen to on your morning commute than catastrophic outbreaks of a flu mutation that might just leave you as a zombie?

Winner receives both books. To enter, email scars.contests@gmail.com with the subject line “Give me Flu” by Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 11:59 PM ET. Contest details and book synopses are available after the jump. Read more »

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Interview: Irish Author Wayne Simmons Discusses the Pulp Zombie Genre and His Work


November 12th, 2012

Wayne Simmons' "Fever" - available now in the U.S.Interview by Colin McCracken

Wayne Simmons is a name which is swiftly becoming an oft-mentioned fixture at horror and comic conventions throughout Europe. Since the publication of his first novel in 2008 he has had his subsequent four novels printed and sold across the globe. With the recent availability of Flu and Fever in the US, we thought that there was no better time to have a chat with him about his work, zombie culture, and the difficulties that face writers in the current media enriched world. Read more »

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