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Above: The Iron Rose
The early films by Jean Rollin are different pockets of the same world. The stretch of beach near Dieppe acts as a portal connecting these pockets, which are populated by vampires, clowns, wide-eyed innocents, and the generally inexplicable. Watching them, we’re caught in the midst of waking dreams, all springing from the same mind. When mention is made of a “Jean Rollin film,” these early films are the ones that people think of first. The creations of a dreamer who is wrapped in a reverie, letting ideas and images affix themselves to celluloid as they wish. Like many films, they reflect their maker; someone intoxicated by mystery, surreality, and the bizarre. Unlike other filmmakers, who are able to simply (or, more likely, not so simply) spin out variation after variation of their established prototype, Rollin had to rise from his slumber. The films he made »
- Alex Hansen
Thanks to the easy flow of information over the Internet, the fanzine is becoming something of a dinosaur, but for many of us, zines were an early and much-loved gateway to information and subcultures we would not have otherwise been exposed to.
For those of you reading who are still in your younger years, the fanzine revolves around a very simple idea: Find something you are obsessed with, write a bunch of stuff about it, cut and paste your fingers to the bone, photocopy, staple, distribute the booklet with your own hard-earned funds, and hope that other folks out there who are just as obsessed as you are find it and love it too.
The horror zine is unique in the fact that many early Diy titles grew into larger publications, including Cinefantastique. Today’s genre zines are less-frequently produced and tough to find, but there are many intrepid zine »
- Sara Castillo
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