That’s Not Current Editor-in-Chief Kieran Fisher and contributing writers Joseph Perry and Mike Imboden are part of publisher Doc Rotten’s Grue-Crew launching a new print and digital quarterly magazine from the folks who bring you the popular horror movie website Gruesome Magazine, and the project is currently in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign to get the first issues out the door and into readers’ hands.

    The quarterly Gruesome Magazine print edition focuses on new independent horror features, horror film festivals, and the casts and crews who create them. The magazine will be the go-to source for information on cutting-edge horror. The IndieGoGo campaign will support getting the first issues out the door and into readers’ hands.

    Our own Kieran, Mike, and yours truly are regular contributing writers to www.gruesomemagazine.com (along with other That’s Not Current writers such as Erin Miskell and Adam Thomas), and each of us has an exclusive article in the debut issue of Gruesome Magazine. Kieran goes in depth with Scott Schirmer about Plank Face and his earlier films. Mike discusses Found Footage 3D with writer/director Steve DeGennaro, and I interview Mexican director Isaac Ezban, whose The Similars — a fun, highly stylized valentine to The Twilight Zone and classic science fiction cinema — made both the “Staff Picks: Top 10 Favourite Things of 2016” and “The Top 15 Overlooked Movies of 2016” lists for That’s Not Current. There’s plenty more on hand from other members of the Grue-Crew (many of whom are also part of the Horror News Radio family of podcasts), including more interviews, features about horror film festivals, looks at feature-length and short films currently on the film festival circuit and ones soon to be on it, and reviews of some cult horror classics.

    Check out the campaign page at www.indiegogo.com/projects/gruesome-magazine# and have a look at some of the outstanding perks for contributors, including signed first copies, sketch cover variants, stickers and magnets, and more. Kieran, Mike, and I are proud to be involved with both That’s Not Current and Gruesome Magazine, and we hope you will considering giving us and our friends on the Grue-Crew support as we ready our first quarterly issue of Gruesome Magazine for you. The campaign ends on April 3rd.

    Joseph Perry
    Joseph Perry fell in love with horror films as a preschooler when he first saw the Gill-Man swim across the TV screen in "The Creature from The Black Lagoon" and Mothra battle Godzilla in "Godzilla Vs. The Thing.” His education in fright fare continued with TV series such as "The Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits," along with legendary northern California horror host Bob Wilkins’ "Creature Features." His love for most types of music --- but particularly hard rock and new wave --- began at an early age, as well, along with his affinity for professional wrestling and silver age and golden age comic books. He is a contributing writer for Gruesome Magazine, "Phantom of the Movies VideoScope" magazine, "Diabolique" magazine, the "Drive-In Asylum" zine, and the websites That's Not Current, The Scariest Things, and When It Was Cool. He is a co-host of the "Decades of Horror: The Classic Era" and "Uphill Both Ways" podcasts. Joseph has also written for “Scream” magazine, "Filmfax" magazine, “SQ Horror” magazine, and HorrorNews.net. He occasionally proudly co-writes articles with his son Cohen Perry, who is a film critic in his own right. Joseph has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing. A former northern Californian and Oregonian, he has been teaching, writing, and living in South Korea since 2008.

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