I get all weepy and nostalgic when I dig into my old magazines. I have a lot of them. Hundreds upon hundreds. Fangoria, Rod Serling's Twilight Zone, The Horror Show, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Film Threat, Gorezone, Psychtronic, The Scream Factory, and many others.

These periodicals were my lifeline in the 80s and 90s. Before I was online I craved any information I could get about horror. It wasn't so easy to find. When the internet came in a big way to everyone's lives, I almost immediately grew weary of researching the history of the genre. I had thirty years of experience at this stuff before most of the website experts came along.

I lived for this stuff and my life would grind to a halt when a new Fangoria, a Twilight Zone, or Film Threat landed in my mailbox. I'd lose all perception of the dismal reality of the world and while in splendor as I read about books, filmmakers, authors, and other things I had real passion for.

I go through these magazines and it comes rushing back. It's all familiar material, but like listening to a beloved song, it's great to have the feelings back.

One day I suppose I will haul all these to one of my vendor tables and try to sell them off for a few bucks each. My heart will break, but when you love something as much as I love Horror, your heart breaks all the time.

There are some cool magazines going today. It isn't quite the same, but I enjoy reading bare bones, Filmfax, Videoscope, Retrofan, and Monster Bash. The ones I like tend to deal with older subjects. That's part of growing older.

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