Wednesday, September 5, 2012
GRAVEYARD EXAMINER DEAD AND BURIED
The relaunched GRAVEYARD EXAMINER, the "new and improved" weekly e-newsletter from FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, for all intents and purposes looks dead again after lasting only 5 issues.
Available by email subscription or by browsing at their website the newsletter was a promising entry into the world of instant media. Loaded with all sorts of up-to-the-minute news and reviews, it gave readers a regular monster fix between issues of FAMOUS MONSTERS. Alas, the final issue was back in April.
Since its resurrection, FAMOUS MONSTERS has gone through some growing pains. Marred by irregular publishing, a revolving editor's door, as well as failed experiments such as the companion magazine FAMOUS MONSTERS UNDERGROUND and a shot at a film festival, owner and publisher Philip Kim has nevertheless maintained a presence in the field.
After reporting last week about editor and publisher Dave Davey's troubles with his magazine, UNDYING MONSTERS, let's hope that FM is not the next to walk the plank.