SFX magazine horror special

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by PeterPan » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:45 am

Hopefully it won't be years 'til the next edition. :wink:
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by krispyg » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:51 pm

I managed to get a copy of this in WH Smiths in Manchester today, very good mag, really liked the rundown of the video nasties, that whole thing from the 80s was one of my earliest memories of watching films and the whole thing of banned releases that we weren't supposed to see but kinda did anyway.

I'd like to see more specials, maybe every couple of months perhaps, previews, reviews, flashbacks to the past, articles on horror subgenres maybe?
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by Ian Berriman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:31 am

krispyg wrote: I'd like to see more specials, maybe every couple of months perhaps, previews, reviews, flashbacks to the past, articles on horror subgenres maybe?
Thanks for the kind remarks, krispyg.
I'd like to see more horror specials too. It's all down to sales, really. If this one sells well, I've no doubt I'll be asked to do more. The question is whether the audience is there. The sales figures for horror magazines on the UK newsstand are absolutely microscopic, which is no doubt why a couple have sadly ceased publication in the last couple of years. We'll see.

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by Ian Berriman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:42 am

PS, for the benefit of those having trouble finding a copy:

I've discovered you can buy it online as well. Here's the link:
http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/s ... 75&id=8982

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by Maniacal » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:13 am

I personally think the major point for a horror magazine to have is high quality content, reviews and news. Not just from big movie companies and high budget films but from international movies from a round the world and little known indie horror movies as well.
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by MaxRenn » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:42 pm

I bought it, thought is was pretty decent although I could have done without the list of top horror icons which was an article boldly going where many articles have gone before.

However it was a pity that the issue kinda walked straight into this by failing to feature any female voices:

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by dangerous_jamie » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:05 pm

Ian Berriman wrote:
krispyg wrote: I'd like to see more specials, maybe every couple of months perhaps, previews, reviews, flashbacks to the past, articles on horror subgenres maybe?
Thanks for the kind remarks, krispyg.
I'd like to see more horror specials too. It's all down to sales, really. If this one sells well, I've no doubt I'll be asked to do more. The question is whether the audience is there. The sales figures for horror magazines on the UK newsstand are absolutely microscopic, which is no doubt why a couple have sadly ceased publication in the last couple of years. We'll see.
Well GoreZone claim readership figures of "424,000+"...

I've had a read of this, and it is cracking.
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by Ian Berriman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:12 pm

424,000 is, er, an interesting figure. At SFX, our circulation (officially certified) is about 32,000. And we are the best selling genre mag in the UK by a large margin. Perhaps they meant their website gets 424,000 hits a month, or something similar. Anyhow, it's good that a British horror mag still exists.

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by capthowdy66 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:47 am

Ian Berriman wrote:PS, for the benefit of those having trouble finding a copy:

I've discovered you can buy it online as well. Here's the link:
http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/s ... 75&id=8982
Awesome! thanks for the link as i couldn't find the mag anywhere!

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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by streetrw » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:58 am

Found one in my local WHSmiths; haven't yet got round to reading it though.
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by cyberschizoid » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:24 pm

Just wanted to add my ten pence worth and say that I really enjoyed the SFX Horror Special and also wish they would publish a regular horror mag.
Maybe something quarterly to start off with.
It's about time the UK actually had a quality horror mag on the stands.
I urge all you horror fans to rush out and buy a copy today!!!
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by ladyXzombina » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:55 pm

This editionj of SFX was awesome!! I was treated to it buy suprise by my aunt, who knows im a horror head!! The girfts in it we are bg plus and it was a good read!! Well done SFX!! :D
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Re: SFX magazine horror special

Post by krispyg » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:44 pm

I'd like to see an updated issue, i'd buy it
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