Splatterpunk issue #9 edited by Jack Bantry & JR Park

Jack Bantry and J. R. Park have relaunched a zine dedicated to Extreme Horror and Splatterpunk fiction. Issue #9 is the latest venture into this graphic gory horror sub-genre. After receiving the heavily anticipated magazine in the mail, I was not disappointed, in fact I think I have discovered a small diamond in the rough associated with the horror fiction field.
The self-expression and artistic passion for this particular zine is obvious and shines through superbly as the effort put out by these two have proved to be a special achievement. Although the meat of this bloodstained sandwich is the splatter fiction, there are many aspects that make this literary magazine work. Not only is there great art sprinkled throughout, also included are nonfiction articles, recommended book charts, and interesting interviews. Authors that contributed to this particular issue include Patrick Lacey, CM Franklyn, Daniel Eaves and Matt Shaw. From a subjective Performance Art Theater that oozes bizarre stomach churning performances to a man that ends his sexual frustration with an unusual bang. All of these stories have one thing in common, a guaranteed gruesome time for all.
Splatterpunk issue #9 is an immersive experience into creative abnormality. It’s been years since I’ve read a zine. I miss the anti-mainstream underground discovery vibe that surrounds it. The experience of reading these is like sitting in an old comfy chair with a favorite book. I’m hooked, and in it for the long haul. I suggest readers give it a try, you won’t regret it.
4 out of 5 Horror Bookworms

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