Friday, September 25, 2009

Free Issue of Hacker's Source (#26), PLUS: 4 Fundamental Questions Before Making Your Film

Well, Eve Blaack has pulled out all the stops with the latest issue (#26) of Hacker's Source Magazine.

It's chock full o' good & gruesome stuff. Where to begin?

Oh, did I mention that for a limited time you can DOWNLOAD THE MAGAZINE'S PDF FILE IN GLORIOUS COLOUR FOR FREE at

Well, you can. So go ahead. I'll wait.

The first thing I noticed was the bright, spiffy new layouts. Very cool.

Now that the magazine is switching to a pdf subscription delivery they can spend the money on the look, not the ink & paper. So it's eco-horror-friendly. You don't have to kill a tree to read the hippest indie horror mag around.

All right. Enough false modesty. The second thing I noticed about the magazine is... the stupendous article by Yours Cruelly.

In fact, we've got a double whammy going on in this issue. First, and most surprising, is an article that I wrote and submitted - but that I thought would never be published in an indie horror magazine because it's about FILMMAKING - NOT HORROR. It's called '4 Fundamental Questions Before You Make Your Film'. It's a primer for anyone who has ever thought of making a film or is about to make a film - in any genre.

The second whammy ia a killer review of AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits, Volume 1 on page 51 in the Mini Cuts Short Film Reviews, Thanks for the support and enthusiasm for our little disc. Much appreciated. Have you got your copy yet?

There's also an article about our L.A. based friend, Denise Gossett who founded Shriekfest, the L.A. Sci-Fi and Horror Film Festival & Script Competition. It's a dog eat dog world in L.A., but for us indie horror/sci-fi filmmakers Denise is no bitch. She's a solid champion of the underdog indie filmmaker. Good to see her getting her due in a great profile interview.

And speaking of L.A., there's a wonderful article on a great Angeleno, the dearly departed Mr. Forrest J Ackerman. It's a real thrill for me to be included in an issue that honours one of my inspirations, the man behind Famous Monsters of Filmland - Uncle 4E. R.I.P. Dr. Acula.

Of course, there's plenty more: film & literary reviews, cartoons, interviews, Tiffany Shepis, etc.

All in all, I've got to say: "Eve (and the entire HS crew), keep going. It's getting better and better with each step. And when you break really big don't forget us little folks - or we'll hunt you down..."

Hacker's Source Magazine
AAAAAH!! Indie Horror Hits


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