In the spirit of Dr. Frank C. Baxter of The Mole People, MonsterZine explores horror movies as “fables with a meaning and a significance for you and for me in the 21st century.”
It is the love of monster movies that inspires us to produce MonsterZine, and it is, we imagine, the love of monster movies that inspires people to read MonsterZine.
MonsterZine is written by and for fans. MonsterZine is not a scholarly magazine, although it takes a somewhat more scholarly approach to monster movies than most fanzines.
We make no apologies for our love of the genre. By the same token, MonsterZine features articles and essays that offer more than a nostalgic look at monster movies of yesteryear. MonsterZine seeks insights into the archetypes behind the monsters and the stories that horror movies tell not about the characters, but about us, the viewers, who keep the genre alive.
Keeping in mind that MonsterZine is a web-based publication, articles will be shorter in length than in a comparable print magazine. Each issue (or at least most issues) of MonsterZine will include:
A feature story that will be the longest and most in-depth article for the issue, somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 words. Although MonsterZines emphasis is films made before 1970, exceptions will be made for well-thought and well-written articles addressing films made after 1970.
Two additional articles that are less in-depth than the cover story, somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 words. The feature stories may be a shorter analysis, an in-depth review, or explore interesting ideas or themes related to the cover story. This includes possible articles looking at film history, related mythology, or social and/or political context.
Reviews of film, books, videos, and/or DVDs that may be of interest to our readership. Reviews should be no more than 1,000 words.
Columns written by featured columnists addressing issues of interest to our readership.
Horror Stories is a special MonsterZine feature. Readers will share their stories about their favorite movies, perhaps the first monster movie they ever watched, or reminisce about how they started watching monster movies.
MonsterZine is a not-for-profit enterprise. That means we cant offer payment at this time, although we hope that will change. MonsterZine is, however, a great place to share and develop ideas and to celebrate horror movies. If you are interested in submitting an article to MonsterZine, please e-mail the editor.
Pam Keesey is well known for her writing on women in horror, including her books Daughters of Darkness, Dark Angels, Women Who Run with the Werewolves, and Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale. She is the editor and publisher of MonsterZine, an online horror movie magazine that, in the words of Dr. Frank C. Baxter of The Mole People (1956), explores the meaning and significance of horror movies in the 21st century. In addition to editing horror fiction and non-fiction about horror, Pam has also worked as a technical editor, a news editor, and as an editor of occult books in Spanish.