Three of That’s Not Current staff writers, including site Editor-in-Chief Kieran Fisher, are contributors to the debut issue of Gruesome Magazine. This first issue is available now in digital version, and a hard-copy version is in the final stages of being printed.

    Kieran Fisher’s article “Sex, Violence, & Inhumanity: Scott Schirmer on the Feral Fears of Plank Face” looks at the work of the mind behind such films as Found, Harvest Lake, and Plank Face. In “Isaac Ezban; Filmmaking from Another Dimension,” Joseph Perry (who is also the senior copy editor of the magazine) interviews this fast rising auteur, whose The Similars and The Incident have taken international film festivals — and now home media — by storm. If you are a fan of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and classic science fiction and horror cinema and television from the 1950s through the 1980s, Ezban’s films will hold a great deal of joy for you. Mike Imboden checks in with a piece on another fast-rising independent horror filmmaker in “Found Footage 3D: Steven De Gennaro Forges the Rules of Enragement.” That’s Not Current readers who are fans of classic and not-so-classic horror movies will find much to like, including articles about Motel Hell (1980) and Mystics in Bali (1981).

    Fisher, Perry, and Imboden are also contributors to the Gruesome Magazine website at www.gruesomemagazine.com. Besides the That’s Not Current staff contributions to Gruesome Magazine’s debut issue, the fine folks behind the Horror News Radio family of podcasts and the Gruesome Magazine website offer a wealth of fantastic articles and interviews about horror films and filmmakers from the independent and film festival circuits. For more information, including how to get a 50% discount on the digital version of the magazine, visit http://gruesomemagazine.com/2017/05/26/gruesome-media-llc-releases-gruesome-magazine-spring-2017-edition/.


    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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