Red Room is a magazine of extreme horror and hardcore dark crime, 8x11 in full color and fully illustratedCTION BY Jack Ketchum, Meg Elison, Tim Waggoner, David James Keaton, Larry Hinkle, Tom Barlow, Nick Manzolillo, Josh Scott Wilson, and Gil Valle The Phantom Video Stream by Nick Manzolillo sets the tone with red room atmospherics in the story of a man who discoverRed Room is a magazine of extreme horror and hardcore dark crime, 8x11 in full color and fully illustratedCTION BY Jack Ketchum, Meg Elison, Tim Waggoner, David James Keaton, Larry Hinkle, Tom Barlow, Nick Manzolillo, Josh Scott Wilson, and Gil Valle The Phantom Video Stream by Nick Manzolillo sets the tone with red room atmospherics in the story of a man who discovers a hidden channel streaming from what may be another reality.Tim Waggoner s Are You Crazy answers its own question in shocking Waggoner style.Larry Hinkle s Meat Cute opens with Stop staring at her tits and ends with a coldblooded revelation Short and not so sweet.Tom Barlow s Selfie demonstrates that two heads aren t always better than one, not when they re spitting images.Meg Elison s The Middle Child takes an unflinching look at fame and greed and the mania underlying video virality.In Sick Jokes Josh Scott Wilson takes political incorrectness to new heights and depths.David James Keaton, aka DJK, takes us for a ride into brutal biker mayhem that hits like a jackhammer in The Flowery Some tattoos ain t cool.Jack Ketchum reprises Megan s Law, a disturbing look at what can happen when a child molester moves into a concerned dad s neighborhood If you ve never read this classic, you re in for a creepy treat, and if you have then you know it s definitely worth rereading.Plus, an exclusive excerpt from the NYPD s Cannibal Cop Gil Valle s upcoming Comet Press release of his first novel A Gathering of Evil, which parallels the message board fantasies that landed him in jail.FEATURESDuane Bradley takes an irresistible look at the Video Nasties and the uproar those obscene video cassettes caused in the UK back in the 1980s Ben Arzate reviews a formerly out of print classic horror novel, which is making a howling comeback Patrick King reviews one of the best of the recent horror movie releases.Red Room interviews the phenomenal Meg Elison, and David L Tamarin interviews Gil Valle, getting him to open up about his incarceration by the thought police Red Room regular Barfly Bob taste tests the World s Most F ked Up adult beverages.A surreal, behind the scenes glimpse at the Red Room headquarters with rogue reporter Brian J McCarthy.
Red Room Issue Magazine of Extreme Horror and Hardcore Dark Crime Red Room is a magazine of extreme horror and hardcore dark crime x in full color and fully illustratedCTION BY Jack Ketchum Meg Elison Tim Waggoner David James Keaton Larry Hinkle Tom Barlow
Yesterday, while about to exit the driveway, leaving for a doctor’s appointment, the mail truck pulled up in order to make a deposit in the ole’ mail box. And what to my surprise had arrived but “Red Room Issue 1: Magazine of Extreme Horror and Hardcore Dark Crime” edited by Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax. I thought that this was ideal and fortuitous, as sitting in the waiting area the only reading material that is usually available are nine month old “People’s” or "Better Hove [...]
RED ROOM ISSUE 1: MAGAZINE OF EXTREME HORROR AND HARDCORE DARK CRIME contained a ton of variety not only in the stories showcased, but also in their cool features such as: Barfly Bob's Highballs and Lowballs. This is an article which talks about some of the most disgusting adult beverages I've heard of. I mean, really, how many magazines have articles featuring 3 dick cocktails? Not too damn many!The stories here were also quite entertaining: my favorite probably being MEAT CUTE by Larry Hinks. [...]
The first issue of Red Room magazine is an enticing journey into the realms of the disturbed. Accurately, the cover describes the publication as a "Magazine of Extreme Horror And Hardcore Dark Crime." There is a great deal of variety in this issue, which should please anyone interested in Stygian domains. The artwork is darkly beautiful, and the layout itself is creative and pleasing. As for the material, included are stories with unanticipated twists, psychological corruption and grueso [...]
Comet Press present Red Room. This is the press’ first foray into magazine publishing and in my opinion they have hit a home run with some great stories, great interviews and solid non-fiction, too. There is some really tasty stuff in here, fiction-wise, particularly the stories from David James Keaton, Tom Barlow and Jack Ketchum which are the standouts for me.Opening with Nick Manzolillo’s The Phantom Video Stream, Red Room gets off to a great start. I enjoyed the Twilight Zone feel of thi [...]
Excellent first issue. A great mix of stories, most of which worked for me. Non-fiction also cool. Full review soon.
I have to say, there are no magazines that have made me want to buy every issue as they come out. That might change.Red Room has content that would please any horror fan, ranging from thoughtful (The Middle Child by Meg Elison) to entertaining (The Flowery by David James Keaton) to really f***ing twisted (Sick Jokes by Josh Scott Wilson).Jack Ketchum kills it (heh, puns) with his story Megan's Law. I expected nothing less.There's no real weak point in this magazine and I'll cook and eat anyone w [...]
I went into Red Room not really knowing what to expect. I was thinking it would be either a cheaply done or pushing too hard to live up to the 'extreme' in the title and just be gross. I owe them an apology because this was a fantastic magazine. I have the kindle version but with the art and everything I'm seriously considering getting the physical copy as well.Don't misunderstand me, though. The kindle copy is great as well. The pictures and art look great and the formatting is on point as well [...]
Comet Press’s latest venture, issue #1 of the magazine Red Room, is very much like a cocktail party: you meet a number of interesting people, some of whom you might’ve heard of before; you eat a few hors d’oeuvres, some of which you like more than others; and you go home after a couple hours, hoping you get invited again. Despite the title and description, Red Room isn’t terribly heavy or challenging, and yet it’s still a lot of fun.The horror stories range from the mildly amusing to t [...]