Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lunchmeat Magazine Gets a Website!!!!
In case you didn't pick up on it from my blog's title, I'm a huge fan of VHS. I love rummaging through flea markets, second hand shops, old mom and pop stores and dingy basements searching the depths of ridiculous amounts of copies of Armageddon and Space Cowboys to find the real gems like Attack of the Beast Creatures, Fright Show and the ever elusive Blood Beat! For a long time I thought I was alone in the universe. I thought that I was a lone soldier in a fight to preserve the awesomeness of the age of big boxes and crazy box artwork.
Enter Lunchmeat Magazine. An underground 'zine dedicated to the VHS horror collectors. In a word, it's simply awesome. For quite a while, the only place that I could find to purchase copies was off of E-bay and from Relapse Records website. But now.....now there is a definitive home for this incredible mag. A while back, the ghouls at Lunchmeat put out a call for anyone interested in helping spread the gospel of gore. Naturally I volunteered to do whatever I can. I just received an email from the boys in charge (Josh and John) telling me that I've got some promo postcards that I'll be able to pass out around my local haunts and not only that, I am now a full fledged member of the Videovore Fiend Club! Complete with a membership card and a button on their way to me. That is awesomeness. Just like the old days of Famous Monsters.
The website is terrific....there's the Meat Market where you can buy Lunchmeat goods. The Meat Locker where you can browse back issues and read a couple of articles from them. Kitchen Staff gives you the opportunity to get to know the mad men behind the mag....including a short bio and a series of questions asked of each staff member. Then there is the link to their Spare Parts blog. You will find links to both to the right in my link section.
I've been reading the 'zine since issue #3 and I'm eagerly awaiting the release of issue #6. Seriously...if you love VHS, think you might like to get into VHS or (I feel old) have no idea what VHS is, but want to learn more about it then you would do quite well to check out this magazine!