Monday, April 25, 2011

REVIEW: Creepy Images

Creepy Images is an English language horror magazine produced in Germany. The content is light on text as this magazine focuses on presenting readers with reproductions of scarce lobby material from our favorite B-horror fare of the 1960's to the 1980's. Creepy Images is published in the A4 format, a European favorite, it seems. Honestly, I've never seen anything quite like it.  It's pages are lush with color and the paper is of high quality. The magazine is definitely a collectors dream. As of this date, Creepy Images has printed six issues on what seems to be a pretty honest schedule. Each issue spotlights about 5-6 films. Each film section is introduced with back-round on the production and a "check list" which consists of all the promotional material covered. However, the main purpose of the magazine is to show off the glorious imagery of a past cinema era. The text is wonderfully written but slight, which is good. The presentation is solely focused on bringing the reader high quality color reproductions of the hardest to find material from across the globe. Everything from Italian fotobusta's, Japanese pressbooks, and Australian daybills are represented. And the best part? The images are given plenty of real estate to show-off: no more than two images are ever shown on one page. Page count varies from 50-64 per issue, with the magazine stabilizing around the 64 page mark for later issues. I highly recommend Creepy Images to any collector, even at $10 per issue.  Creepy Images Site