Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I've updated the WOMAN HUNT post.

Wonder Woman - the VHS the Greeks wanted!

aka THE DEADLY AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Philippines, 1973)

I won the rare Dutch VHS release of Robert Vincent O'Neill's WONDER WOMEN (aka The Dead and the Beautiful) on eBay a few days ago (from one of Cinehound's Member-X's auctions). Apparently a certain Cinehound head-hound also wanted it. Sorry mate, it belongs here! LOL. The film may have been released on video in other territories but I've never come across any other release. Something Weird Video in the US have released a DVD-R of the films. Their print is taken from a good looking 16mm print. I posted about it quite a while ago (you can see the cover under the film's real index entry here). Code Red (also in the US) have announced a DVD release but knowing that label I wouldn't hold my breath until the DVD gets here. Sometimes their releases take a long (like in loooooong) while to materialise. I'm certainly happy to have won this tape. Oh, and Vic Diaz is of course in there somewhere!

Here's a scene from the film (monster people, yay!), there are more clips on YouTube:

From "STAY SICK!" to Canadian paperback stardom

Eleven years ago I published issue no. 2 of my zine STAY SICK! In addition to the usual psychotronic film reviews and articles on obscure pop culture I also chucked in something I'd never included in a zine before (or after): A horror short story!

The story was called "Mareridtet" [lit. trans: The Nightmare] written by one Metin Vardar. Metin got in touch with me because someone mentioned to him that he should write and suggest I publish his story. I did and the rest is fanzine history.
And now there's even more history! I got an email from Metin the other day to tell me that he's been published again - and this time it's a full length novel that has been released by BLOOD MOON PUBLISHING in Canada!! Good on ya, mate!

Blood Moon basically deal in eBook publishing, however they do offer paperback editions of their releases as well. Metin's book is called "Flesh Field" and I believe it's firmly located in horror/fantasy territory. You can order the eBook edition at a mere 6 dollars US (they take PayPal) or (like I did) as a paperback at $15 (yes-yes, I realise the eBook is under half the price but I don't give a flying fuck; I want a real book, goddammit!).

I have no idea of how well eBooks sell, or whether Metin's book is awesome or, well, less awesome but Metin was part of making my zine STAY SICK! fun a decade ago, and for that I thank him and I'll give his book a try - even if I don't even read horror literature usually!

You can check the book here (and read an excerpt if you wish).